The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: The Nguyens, Speed Dating

June 9, 2010

Wednesday June 9th -- NYC

Chosin Screening

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, The Korea Society presents a special screening of Chosin, a documentary that preserves the personal stories of veterans who survived the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. Followed by a Q&A with director Brian Iglesias.

6:30 pm

Symphony Space

2537 Broadway, New York

$15 / $10 Asian Cinevision members

Thursday June 10th -- San Francisco

Gene Luen Yang Book Signing

Author and artist Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) will be signing for his new book, Prime Baby. According to Yang, "Math nerds, new parents, and really evil third graders ought to get a kick out of this one."

6 to 8 pm

Giant Robot San Francisco

618 Shrader St

Thursday June 10th through Monday June 21st

Second Generation (2g) presents In the Works

Dustin Chinn and Eugene Oh, photo by Peter Chin

2g Productions invites you to a new series of works-in-progress, from playwrights such as Dustin Chinn, Nandita Shenoy, and Sung Rno. Details and reading times here.

DANY Studions

305 W 38th St, New York

FREE; reserve tickets here

Friday June 11th and Sunday June 13th -- Minneapolis

Bao Phi's The Nguyens

                                      photo by Anna S. Min

A performance work based on Bao Phi's spoken word poems that explore fictional characters from across America with the last name Nguyen. Part of the Alternate Visions Festival. More info here.

7:30 pm

Pangea Studio

711 West Lake St, Suite 101, Minneapolis


Saturday June 12th -- Queens

'Letters to our Mothers" Readings

In "Letters to Our Mothers", writers Meera Nair, Arun Storrs, Amy T. Paul, and Shardha and Megha Lama (theater members of Adhikaar's Arts & Activism Group) will celebrate the multi-faceted voices of South Asian women in Queens and what it means to be heard across distance. More info here.

6 to 8:30 pm

Jackson Diner

3747 74th St, Flushing NY

Register here

Monday June 14th and Tuesday June 15th -- NYC

Cineamore: Speed Dating Fundraiser

Asian Cinevision is hosting a speed dating fundraiser for the 2010 Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF). Enjoy happy hour specials, win festival tickets, and maybe even meet your cinema soulmate.

6/14 (ages 21-30) & 6/15 (ages 31 -40): 6 pm

Forbidden City

212 Avenue A, New York

$25; pre-registration required here


Kolalboration DC Auditions -- June 12th and 13th

Kollaboration DC is seeking Asian American talent: musicians, performers, martial artists, jugglers, You name it! Auditions are being held this weekend.

Saturday, June 12
11am - 6pm
George Mason University Campus (Johnson Center Bistro)

Sunday, June 13
4pm - 9pm.
Chinatown Cultural Community Center
616 H St NW

Reserve your audition spot here




Speed dating is cool. I'm all for it. It's worth saying that it's more appropriate for younger adults than older ones because of the nature of this type of dating.