The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Drunken Dish, EquAsian

August 18, 2010

Wednesday August 18th through Saturday August 21st - Los Angeles & O.C.

Last for One Showcase

Chaos Theory Music is hosting South Korean b-boy crew Last For One for a workshop and performances of their full-length production "One Dream."

8/18: 7:30 pm

B-boy Workshop

Korean Cultural center

5505 Wilshire Blvs, Los Angeles


8/20: 8 pm

"One Dream" Performance

California Plaza

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

A free performance by VidyA, which merges the virtuosity of jazz with the rhythmic and melodic nuance of South Indian classical music. Part of the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

12:30 to 1:30 pm

Yerba Buena Gardens

Mission St between 3rd & 4th Sts, San Francisco


Thursday August 19th -- Berkeley

Go! Ohana

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.

7:30 pm

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.

7:30 pm

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.

9 pm

Asian American Writers' Workshop

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

LGBT Center

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.

9:30 pm

Joe's Pub

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

Central Cinema

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.