Tuesday September 28th -- NYC
Photography as Primary and Secondary Data with Corky Lee
Corky Lee, the "undisputed unofficial Asian American Photographer Laureate", will exhibit 24 of his photographs and discuss their cultural and historical significance to New York City's Asian American community. Presented by the Asian American/Asian Research Institute at CUNY. More info here.
3 to 4 pm
CUNY Graduate Center
25 W 43rd St, New York
Heather Park Album Release Party
To celebrate the release of her latest album Stay, soulful singer-songwriter Heather Park will be throwing a party and live performance for the album five years in the making. Download her single "Trust You" here. Music by DJ Boo.
7 pm to 12 am
FREE; Guest list only: RSVP at guest(at)stushmusic(dot)com
Friday October 1st -- NYC
Cave Canem & Asian American Writers' Workshop
Join hosts and curators Tina Chang and Tracy K. Smith for the fifth annual collaboration between Cave Canem and the Asian American Writers' Workshop. Featuring readings by Ken Chen, Eric Gamalinda, Tyehimba Jess and Patricia Smith.
7 to 9 pm
The Asian American Writers' Workshop
110-112 West 27th Street, 6th Floor
$5 suggested donation
Plate by Plate Annual Tasting Benefit
Each year, Plate by Plate (PbP) showcases New York City’s premier restaurants, and is attended by over 500 food and wine loving guests. This year's participating restaurants will include Thalassa, Blue Smoke, South Gate, and many more. Net proceeds will benefit PbP's 2010 Partner, Hamilton Madison House, a non-profit settlement house in Manhattan's Chinatown area dedicated to improving the quality of life in its community. More info here.
7 to 11 pm
Metropolitan Pavilion South
125 W 18th St, NYC
$125-$300; tickets here
Friday October 1st -- Seattle
Whole Person Leadership Seminar
The Center for APA Women will host a seminar on "whole person leadership", featuring key APA women from the Pacific Northwest. The seminar will include panels and workshops of highly successful APA women in diverse industries and sectors. More info here.
8 am to 5:15 pm
Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Ave, Seattle
$75 to $150; registration here
Saturday October 2nd -- Minneapolis
Justice for Fong Lee Rally & Press Conference
On July 22, 2006, Hmong teenager Fong Lee was with a group of friends riding bikes near the North Minneapolis Cityview Elementary School, when Minneapolis police officers chased them across the playground. Officer Jason Andersen shot Fong Lee eight times, in the back, side, and then five more shots into Lee’s chest. In 2009 the family of Fong Lee brought a wrongful death lawsuit again the City of Minneapolis and Jason Andersen, and has since appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for a new trial, which has been denied. Now, the family is taking their case to the Supreme Court, in hopes that national attention will result in a new trial. This rally and press conference is in support of the family's efforts.
3350 North 4th St, Minneapolis
Saturday October 2nd -- NYC
30th Annual Korean Parade & Festival
The Korean Parade and Festival will feature floats, Korean dance and drums, food, vendors, and Korean-based organizations and businesses. More info here.
11 am to 6 pm
Parade starts on 38th Street & 6th Ave, New York
Saturday October 2nd -- Los Angeles
Short Films by Korean Filmmakers
Through a diverse program of short films, this year's series will celebrate and support the creative talents of Korean filmmakers. With films by Jeon Byeong Deock, Erick OH, Albert Shin, and more. Presented by the Women in Film International Committee (WIFI), the Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles (KCCLA), and the Korean Film Council (KOFIC). More info here.
6 to 10 pm
5505 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
$20 advance / $25 door
Through October 3rd -- NYC
New York Korean Film Festival (NYKFF)
The Housemaid, directed by Im Sang-soo
The Korea Society presents the New York Korean Film Festival -- eight films in a collaborative effort with the Museum of Modern Art and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Highlighted by a directors' discussion on September 28th at The Korea Society, films will screen at MoMA from September 22- 30 and at BAM Rose Cinema from October 1-3. More info, schedule, and tickets here.
Sunday October 3rd -- Oakland
Estria Graffiti Battle
Graffiti living legend Estria Miyashiro presents the Fourth Annual Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle, a nationwide urban art competition that honors and advances creativity in the hip-hop arts. The event will feature 20 of the West Coast's top graffiti artists competing for a title and creating 8' by 10' murals. More info here.
11 am to 5 pm
16th & Adeline St, Oakland
Monday October 4th -- NYC
Family Circles Cabaret
Check out "Family Circles", a celebration of Asian American theater artists. With performances by Aaron Albano, Cindy Cheung, Liz Casasola, and more. All proceeds benefit the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF), the nation's only pan-Asian children's rights group. More info here.
Daryl Roth Theatre
101 E 15th St, New York
$25 advance / $30 door; tickets here
Tuesday October 5th -- NYC
Juvenilia Reading with Ken Chen
Join this special reading and conversation with winner of the annual Yale Younger Poets competition and Asian American Writers' Workshop Executive Director Ken Chen, as he reads from his collection Juvenilia. These poems chronicle Chen's relationship with his immigrant family and his comically doomed love affairs.
7 to 9 pm
726 Broadway, New York
FREE; More info and RSVP here