The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: All for Art, Sex in Seattle

September 8, 2010

Wednesday September 8th -- Philadelphia

This Woman's Work Reception and Readings

This Woman's Work is a collection by Lorelei Narvaja of interviews, essays, and photos from Filipina women and their experiences living in the US.

6 to 8 pm

Green Life Cafe

4426 Locust St, Philadelphia

Thursday September 9th -- NYC

Ground Zero: Book Party for Hiroshima in the Morning

In June 2001, novelist Rahna Reiko Rizzuto left her two sons and husband in New York for a six-month visit to Hiroshima in search of testimony from survivors of the atomic bombing. The rehearsed and guarded memories offered by the hibakusha—literally, the "bomb-affected people"— break open after the shared trauma of 9/11 into intimate, difficult remembrances.
The Asian American Writers' Workshop will celebrate this memoir. Co-sponsored by the Japanese American Association of New York.

Asian American Writers' Workshop

110-112 W 27th St, 6th floor, New York

7 to 8:30 pm

$5 suggested donation

Thursday September 9th through Sunday October 10th -- Los Angeles

Mysterious Skin

East West Players presents Mysterious Skin, a drma about a boy who believes he was once abducted by aliens, and his search for the truth. By Prince Gomolvilas, based on the novel by Scott Heim, and directed by Tim Dang. More info here.

Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8 pm

Sundays at 2 pm

David Henry Hwang Theatre

Union Center for the Arts

120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles

$25-$35; tickets here

Friday September 10th -- NYC

Ali Wong Headlines Comix NY

Comedienne Ali Wong headlines two shows in one night at Comix NY. With special guests Kevin Camia, Sheng Wang, and Hannibal Burress.

8 pm and 10:30 pm

Comix Comedy Club

353 W 14th St, New York

$25 at the door / $15 advance tickets here (enter discount code "WONG")

All for Art: Lan Samantha Chang & Emerging Writers

Lan Samantha Chang's new novel, All is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost, follows the trials of a class of emerging writers, their love/intimidation relationship with their brilliant poet professor, and the different ways they sacrifice their lives for writing. In honor of the book's portrait of emerging writers, other young writers from New York City will read during the event.

7 to 9 pm

Asian American Writers' Workshop

110-112 W 27th St, 6th floor, New York

$ 5 suggested donation

Friday September 10th -- San Francisco

A History of the Philippines: Luis H. Francia Reading

Philippine American Writers and Artists Inc. (PAWA) presents a reading, Q&A, and book signing by Luis H. Francia, author of A History of the Philippines: From Indios Bravos to Filipinos. Moderated by Ben Pimentel. More info here.

6:30 pm

Bayanihan Community Center

1010 Mission St, San Francisco


Saturday September 11th through October 9th -- Seattle

Sex in Seattle 18

SIS Productions celebrates its 10th Anniversary of Sex in Seattle with another new show: "An Everyday Kind of Love". Join Tess, Jenna, Elizabeth and Chloe as they discover their own answers in the nation's longest-running quirky romantic comedy about contemporary Asian American women, their lives, and their loves. 

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and 10 pm

Richard Hugo House

1634 11th Ave, Seattle

8pm shows: $15 general / $12 student/senior/actor

10pm shows: $10 general / $ 6 student/senior/actor

Tickets here



Seeking the Next Mr. Hyphen

Calling all hunks! Hyphen is seeking talented men for this eagerly anticipated evening of fun, charity, and good old fashioned eye candy on November 6, 2010. The man crowned Mr. Hyphen wins a $1,000 donation towards his favorite charity. More info here. Apply here!

Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) Fellowship

Furthering CAAM’s work to nurture Asian American media professionals and advance the field of Asian American media, the first annual CAAM Fellowship Program will connect young, talented individuals with leading professionals in the field through a Producers Workshop at CAAM’s festival and a CAAM Fellowship Program Retreat. More info and application here. Deadline: September 30, 2010.