The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Poetry from the Rooftops, Who's Got Flavour?

July 14, 2010

Wednesday July 14th and Tuesday July 14th -- NYC

YO GIRL! Solo Show

Natalie Kim's one-woman show YO GIRL!, about growing up Korean in white suburbia with multiple mothers, will be previewing in advance of its showing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August.

7/14 & 7/20 at 7 pm

59East59 Street Theatre, Theatre C

59 E 59th St, New York

$15; tickets here

Thursday July 15th -- Berkeley

Go! Ohana

Join RAMA's monthly Summer of Love Series and APA music and art show. MC'd by Ryan Takemiya, this installation features Boston-based spoken word duo BROWNSTAR, musician Michelle Soriano, yo-yo performer YoYoJo, and special guest band Johnny Hi-Fi. Co-sponsored by Hyphen.

7:30 pm

La Pena Cultural Center

3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

$8; free raffle!

Thursday July 15th -- NYC

Poetry from the Rooftops

This outdoor reading will be held on the newly renovated rooftop of thre Arsenal Building in Central Park, and features new and emerging poets. Join Asian American Writers' Workshop Executive Director Ken Chen, who will read from his debut collection Juvenilia, Idra Novey (The Next Country), and Lisa Sewell (The Way Out).

6:30 to 7:30 pm

The Arsenal Building, Central Park

Enter at 64th St & 5th Ave, New York

Thursday July 15th through Saturday July 24th -- NYC

New York Asian American International Film Festival

The 33rd AAIFF is the first and longest running festival in the country devoted to showcasing films created by media artists of Asian descent and about the Asian community. This year’s festival includes 23 features and 71 short films, and will screen in various venues throughout New York City. More info, showtimes, and tickets here.

Thursday July 15th through Sunday August 1st -- NYC

Asian Belle Solo Show

"An Alabama nail salon, Vacation Bible School, school musical typecasting...the daughter of a Vietnamese war bride spends her youth aspiring to be a Southern Belle." Michelle Glick's solo show will be playing as part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival.

7/15 at 6 pm

7/17 at 3 pm

7/23 at 8 pm

7/24 at 5 pm

8/1 at 4 pm

The Abingdon Theatre (Dorothy Stelsin Theater)

312 W 36th St, 2nd fl, New York

$18; tickets here

Advance sign-up for open mic here

Friday July 16th -- Philadelphia

Lost & Found with Dan Kim

Asian Arts Initiative's monthly Family Style open mic is back with "Lost & Found", featuring actor, writer, and comedian Dan Kim. Dan is also a founding member of the multimedia performance group Asians Misbehavin'. Hosted by Yellow Rage (Michelle Myers and Catzie Vilayphonh).

7:30 pm

1219 Vine St, Phildelphia

$5 - $10 sliding scale; tickets here

Saturday July 17th -- Philadelphia

Who's Got Flavour? Dance Tournament

B-Boy Naptime of Dreamers Crew presents: Who's Got Flavour?, a B-Boy and B-Girl Tournament, which will raise funds for Asian American Arts Initiative. Prize money of $400, hosted by Fame One with judges Kid Enzo, Ookie, and BLAO. More info here.

5 to 10 pm

1219 Vine St, Philadelphia

$ 8

Saturday July 17th -- DC

Sulu Series DC

The DC chapter of Sulu Series presents their first annual hip-hop show. Featuring Magnetic North + Taiyo Na, Stone Forest Ensemble, and SNRG. Hosted by comedian Jen Kwok. More info here.

6:30 to 10 pm

U Street Music Hall

1115A U Street NW, Washington DC

$15 general / $10 students; tickets here


Sunday July 18th -- NYC

Sulu Series NY


This edition of Sulu Series, the monthly showcase of emerging and established APIA artists, musicians, and other creatives, will be a fundraiser for Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE). With performances by FiRE members SANDATA (Valerie Francisco & Melanie Dulfo), Aziza Amira, Rosalyn Jimenez, lolan buhain sevilla, and TAOSPUSO. Hosted by hip-hop artist Koba and spoken word artist and educator (and FiRE member) Hanalei Ramos. Tunes spun by DJ Boo.

8 pm

Bowery Poetry Club

308 Bowery, New York

$8 general/ $5 students