The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Kollaboration 4, Eth-Noh-Tec

August 24, 2010

Wednesday August 25th -- Oakland

Binh Danh: New Work

The Mills College Art Museum presents a solo exhibition of new work by Bay Area multimedia artist Binh Danh, entitled "Collecting Memories", featuring daguerreotypes, chllorophyll prints, photographs, and historical artifacts, which capture past and present memories of the Vietnam War. Through December 12, 2010.

8/25: Opening reception 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Mills College Art Museum

5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland

Friday August 27th -- Los Angeles

Kollaboration Acoustic 4

Kollaboration is an annual event produced by young Asian and Pacific Islander professionals and students, celebrating the talents of the API community and helping to bring them into the mainstream. Kollaboration Acoustic 4 contestanrs include Dawen, Esna Yoon, Lily Bee, and more. More info here.

With special performances by Marie Digby and ChannelPKTown

8:30 pm (doors 6:30 pm)

Ford Amphitheatre

2580 Cahuenga Blvd East, Los Angeles

$15 general / $25 VIP (preferred seating, meet & greet w/ Marie Digby); tickets here

Friday August 27th -- San Francisco

Return of the Surfboards

Balikbayod Returning Wave presents "Return of the Surfboards", a fundraising party to help ship donated surfborads to their youth education program in the Philippines. Includes an art sale, live music, food, dancing, and a cash bar. Sounds by DJ LapuLapu aka "Bruddah K". More info here.

5 to 9 pm

Bayanihan Community Center

1010 Mission St, San Francisco

Friday August 27th -- New York

Suspicious Activity: Amitava Kumar

Join the Asian American Writers' Workshop for a the book release party for Amitava Kumar. His latest release A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb is an inquiry into the cultural logic and global reprecussions of the war on terror.

6:30 to 8:30 pm

Aicon Gallery

35 Great Jones St, New York

Friday August 27th and Saturday August 28th -- San Francisco

Eth-Noh-Tec Performances

Eth-Noh-Tec weaves music, dance, rhythmic dialogue and spoken word into storytelling. Their highy stylized and lyrical movemet is accompanied by instruments like taiko drums and shakuhachi. Part of the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Two performances each day: 11 to 11:30 am and 12:15 to 12:45 pm

Yerba Buena Gardens

Mission St b/w 3rd and 4th Sts


Sunday August 29th -- Washington DC

The Cats of Mirikitani Screening

Enjoy a free screening of the documentary The Cats of Mirikitani, which follows eccentric artist Jimmy Mirikitani, who survived internment at the Tule Lake camp during WWII. Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani -- now 90 years old -- will attend. Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Linda Hattendorf and co-producer Masa Yoshikawa.

2 pm

Renwick Gallery Grand Salon, 2nd floor

1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC


Tuesday August 31st -- Everywhere

Live Interview with Roxana Saberi kicks off a new season of interviews with a conversation with Iranian Japanese American journalist Roxana Saberi. Her recent book Between Two Worlds chronicles the experience of her imprisonment and sentence of espionage in a notorious Iranian prison before being realease in May 2009. Free online registration and more info here.

6 pm PST/9 pm EST