The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Mix Tape, Redlight

June 16, 2010

Thursday June 17th -- NYC

Asian American Women's Health Symposium

This year's Asian American Women's Health Symposium is titled: "Rising to the Challenges of Being a Woman", and is designed to help community healthcare providers learn more about issues affecting Asian American women living in New York City. Topics will include suicide, culture and communication, and HIV/AIDS. More info here.

8:30 am to 5 pm

25 W 43rd St, 18th fl, New York

$30 general/ free for students; registration here

Friday June 18th -- San Francisco

Mix Tape: A Night of Music with Locus Artists

Locus @KSW is making you a mixtape, feature some of their favorite bands and emerging artists, with all proceeds benefitting Kearny Street Workshop. With performances by Denizen Kane, Keep, Bryan Jason, and Lumaya. More info here.

8 pm

1246 Folsom St, San Francisco

$ 10 donations at door

Friday June 18th -- Philadelphia

Family Style Open Mic: My Eye Sits At Your Heart

This edition of the monthly Family Style Open Mic Series presents "My Eye Sits At Your Heart: Seeking Truth and Claiming Identity". Hosted by Yellow Rage (Michelle Myers and Catzie Vilayphonh), and featuring D.C.-based spoken word poet jenny c. lares.

7:30 pm

Asian Arts Initiative

1219 Vine St, Philadelphia

$5-10 sliding scale; tickets here

Friday June 18th -- NYC

Mouth to Mouth Open Mic

The fifth installment of Mouth to Mouth features stand-up comedian Vidur Kapur and poet Lisa Chen. Hosted by author Ed Lin and comedian Jen Kwok. More info here. Sign up for a time slot at 8:30 pm.

8:30 to 10 pm

Asian American Writers' Workshop

110-112 W 27th St, 6th fl, New York

$5 suggested donation

Saturday June 19th -- NYC

Come Together: Arts in the Asian American Movement

Karen Tei Yamashita

This symposium brings together activists Corky Lee, Tomie Arai, Jack Tchen, and Karen Tei Yamashita to examine the role of arts in the Asian American Movement. Yamashita will read from her new novel I-Hotel, while photojournalist Corky Lee and artist/activist Tomie Arai (moderated by NYU A/P/A Institute and Studies Program founding director Jack Tchen) present their works and discuss how the arts create a collective memory of change.

2 to 3 pm: Panel

3 to 4 pm: Yamashita reading of I-Hotel

The Workshop

110-112 W 27th St, 6th fl, New York


Sunday June 20th -- NYC

Sulu Series

This month's Sulu Series -- a showcase of established and emerging APIA artists -- will feature spoken word artists Kelly Tsai, Melissa Li and the Barely Theirs, Michelle Myers (of Yellow Rage), poet Jason Bayani, and Ben Alisuag.

8 pm

Bowery Poetry Club

308 Bowery, New York

$8 general/$5 students

Monday June 21st -- San Francisco

Ajumma! Are You Krazy??? Screening

Shot in Honolulu, the award-winning Ajumma! Are You Krazy??? is a comedy that follows three ajummas who are Korean drama fanatics and will stop at nothing to meet heartthrob Korean superstar Michael Park. Written and directed by Brent Anbe. More info and tickets here.

9:30 pm

Roxie Theater

3117 16th St, San Francisco

Monday June 21st -- NYC

Redlight World Premiere Screening

Join the world premiere screening of the acclaimed documentary Redlight. Narrated by Lucy Liu, Redlight focuses on the personal storis of four Cambodian victims of sex trafficking and the work of advocates Somaly Mam and Mu Sochua. Followed by a Q&A with Nobel Peace Prize nominee Mu Sochua and filmmakers Guy Jacobson and Adi Ezroni. Proceeds from the event will benefit RedLight Children and Restore NYC, two nonprofit organizations working against slavery and child exploitation.

9 pm

VSA Theater

333 W 23rd St, New York

Tickets here