Wednesday August 18th through Saturday August 21st - Los Angeles & O.C.
Last for One Showcase
8/18: 7:30 pm
Korean Cultural center
5505 Wilshire Blvs, Los Angeles
8/20: 8 pm
"One Dream" Performance
300-350 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles
8/21: 8 pm
"One Dream" Performance
Orange Country Great Park, Irvine
Thursday August 19th -- San Francisco
Matcha: Drunken Dish
For this month's edition of MATCHA, Asian Art Museum has collaborated with the Asian Culinary Forum to present "Drunken Dish", with presentations on Shanghainese dishes marinated in wine. With cash bar, exhibit tours, and music by DJ Friendly Traveler. Co-sponsored by Hyphen. More info here.
5 to 9 pm
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St, San Francisco
Prasant Radhakrishnan's VidyA
12:30 to 1:30 pm
Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St between 3rd & 4th Sts, San Francisco
Thursday August 19th -- Berkeley
This month's installation of GO! Ohana -- a showcase of independent API performing artists -- is a fundraiser for the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF), the only national, multi-issue API womyn's organization in the country. With an all-female lineup, featuring Joyo Velarde, Dune Tran, Cynthia Lin, FuiFui Niumeitolu, and INFIN8.
La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
$10-$20 sliding scale
Friday August 20th -- Philadelphia
Spicy Meat Sauce Open Mic
This month's theme for the "Family Style" open mic series is "Spicy Meat Sauce", or "Sultry End-of-Summer Fling Stories". With featured spoken word artist, Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam champion, and randy gentleman Regie Cabico. Hosted by Yellow Rage (Michelle Myers and Catzie Vilayphonh). Sign up for the open mic here. More info here.
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine St, Philadelphia
$5-$10 sliding scale; tickets here
Friday August 20th -- NYC
Mouth to Mouth Open Mic
This monthly open mic series hosted by Ed Lin and Jen Kwok will feature spoken word duo Brownstar and memoirist Jaed Muncharoen Coffin. These artists will perform in response to SB 1070 and the Asian American Writers' Workshop WORDSTRIKE Boycott of Arizona. Bring your immgiration stories to the last Mouth to Mouth of the summer. Proceeds will benefit organizations fighting SB 1070. More info here.
112 W 27th St, 6th fl, New York
$5 suggested donation
Saturday August 21st -- NYC
EquAsian Arts Party
The Asian Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA) and EquAsian, a group for API young queer men and their allies, presents the EquAsian Arts Party, with performance artists Kelly Tsai and Kit Yan. Free food and Rapid HIV Testing.
4 to 8 pm
208 W 13th St, New York
Tuesday August 24th -- NYC
Slanty Eyed Mama: Asia Majora Performance
The spoken word/comedy/ hip-hop group Slanty Eyed Mama is back in NYC for the first public performance since 2008. Slanty Eyed Mama will be joined by CYBERBUTOH and modern dancer Satomi. Proceeds benefit the Asian Women Giving Circle.
425 Lafayette St
$18; tickets here
Tuesday August 24th -- Seattle
Comedy & Social Justice with Hari Kondabolu
Comedian Hari Kondabolu -- who started his comedy career in Seatlle while working as an immigrant rights organizer -- will perform for a night of "Comedy and Social Justice". Presented by Social Justice Fund Northwest.
7 to 9 pm
1411 21st Ave, Seattle
$20 general / $15 students; tickets here
Interpretations Film Contest
Director Justin Lin and the folks at You Offend Me You Offend My Family have launched "Interpretations", a new initiative created to support aspiring API filmmakers. Submission deadline has been extended to September 15, 2010. Complete info and submission guidelines here.