Wednesday September 15th -- San Francisco
Hep B Panel and Reception
Ten percent of Asian & Pacific Islanders in the US have chronic hepatitis B. Join this panel discussion that examines the socioeconomic, political, and genetic factors that contribute to the risk, as well as best practices for addressing it. Wine and sushi reception to follow.
UCSF Mission Bay Campus
600 16th St, San Francisco
$15 general / $ 8 students/Asia Society members; registration here
Thursday September 16th -- Laguna Beach, CA
Bamboo Leadership Development
3:30 to 6 pm
Montage Laguna Beach
30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA
$10 members / $15 non-members / $25 on-site; registration here
Thursday September 16th -- Berkeley
Held every month at the historic La Pena Cultural Center, RAMA's Go! Ohana puts the spotight on APIA artists of all genres. This month features comedian Edwin Li, musician Miena Yoo, singer/songwriter Sonia Rao, and rapper Rich Tran. With food, drinks, raffles, and prizes. More info here.
La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Thursday September 16th -- San Francisco
Hep B Free Celebration
This gala will celebrate the Coast to Coast Hep B Free movement, and honor Dr. Baruch Blumberg, who won the 1976 Nobel Prize in Medicine for identifying the virus. The event will also honor Chinese Hospital, the first US institution to offer free community screenings. More info here.
6 pm Cocktail reception
7 pm dinner
Regency Grand Ballroom
1290 Sutter St, San Francisco
$150; tickets here
East Eats West Book Launch
Andrew Lam launches his new Book East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres, a collection of 21 personal essays exlporing the Vietnamese diaspora and how the East and West are changing each other. In conversation with author Richard Rodriguez.
6 to 7:30 pm
The Mechanics Institute
57 Post Street, San Francisco
Thursday September 16th -- NYC
Power in Numbers Conference
The Coalition for Asian American Children and Famlies (CACF), the nation's only pan-Asian children's rights group, is organizing the Power in Numbers: Uniting the APA Community for Action conference. With workshops, speakers, and panels to promote collaboration, advocacy, and best practices in the APA community. More info and program here.
9 am to 6 pm
United Federation of Teachers
52 Broadway, New York
FREE; register here
Friday September 17th -- San Francisco
The New Legacy Hyphen Issue Release Party
Join Hyphen in celebrating the release of Issue 21: The New Legacy! With live performances by Rocky Rivera, Kero One, Main Stacks, and Illest Villains. Beat by DJ Esquire and DJL! Eats by TaKorea. More info here.
119 Utah St, San Francisco
$10 ($20 includes a subscription)
Friday September 17th -- Philadelphia
Family Style Open Mic: Surviving the Translation
Photo by Charissa Uemura
7:30 to 9:30 pm
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine St, Philadelphia
$5 - $10 sliding scale; tickets here
Friday September 17th -- NYC
Our So-Called Lives
The Asian American Writer's Workshop presents "Our So Called Lives". Poets and authors Oliver de la Paz, Tishani Doshi, and Marie Mockett read from their works exploring themes of hometown escapism and coming-of-age. More info here.
110-112 W 27th St, 6th floor, New York
$5 suggested donation
Artist-In-Residence Welcome with Suheir Hammad
6 to 8 pm
NYU Casa Italiana
24 W 12th St
Saturday September 18th -- Seattle
Arabs Gone Wild
7pm: All ages show
10 pm: 21+
The Triple Door
216 Union St, Seattle
$35, tickets here
Saturday September 18th -- San Francisco
Au Co Mid-Autumn Festival
The Au Co Vietnamese Cultural Center presents a neighborhood celebration in honor of the Vietnamese and Chinese Harvest Festival. With a special performance by The Nguyen Dance Company, and karaoke, moon cakes, and games.
10 am to 2 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
350 Girard St, San Francisco
Plate by Plate Tasting Benefit
Project by Project hosts their Annual Tasting Benefit Plate by Plate. Featuring the Bay Area's top restaurants, chefs, and winemakers, as well as a silent auction. Net proceeds will benefit their 2010 partner, APA Family Support Services. More info here.
7:30 to 10:30 pm
511 Harrison St, San Francisco
$150 general / $250 VIP; tickets here
Saturday September 18th and Sunday September 19th -- San Francisco
Autumn Moon Festival
To celebrate the Autumn Moon Festival, Chinatown's historic Grant Avenue will feature live performances, craft booths, and concessions.
11am to 6 pm each day
Grant Ave b/w Califronia & Broadway
Sunday September 19th -- NYC
Sulu Series 5th Anniversary and Last Monthly Show
This month marks the 5th year anniversary of the Sulu Series showcase for established and up-and-coming API musicians, poets, and other performance artists. This will also be the last monthly show. So come celebrate the grand finale with Bao Phi, Kelly Tsai, KOBA, Vinh Hua, Justin Woo, YaliniDream, Jen Kwok, and more. Jams by DJ Boo. This event is also a fundraiser for the 2011 APIA Spoken Word & Poetry Summit in Twin Cities, MN. More info here.
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, New York City
$8 general / $5 students
Sunday September 19th -- San Francisco
Howl's Moving Castle Outdoor Screening
Japantown Peace Plaza
Post Street @ Buchanan St, San Francisco
A Thousand Manong Heartbeats Rappin in the Light: A Tribute to Al Robles
Intersection for the Arts and City Lights Booksellers bring together members of the Bay Area literary community to honor poet, educator, and activist Al Robles. With Jessica Hagedorn, Janice Mirikitani, Hyphen's own Barbara Jane Reyes, and more. More info here.
925 Mission St, San Francisco
$5 suggested donation
Monday September 20th -- NYC
Sexed Asian Machines: On the Communicability of Multimedia
This brownbag with Jian Chen will focus on semidocumenatries on sex work and mainstream online pornography, which feature Asian feminine subjects. Chen's talk will explore the racial and sexual fantasies that support the imagined free-flow circulation of images and information within public spheres.
12:30 to 1:45 pm
Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality
41-5 E 11th St, Room 709, New York
Tuesday September 21st -- Everywhere
visualizAsian.com Interview with Disgrasian
7 pm PST / 10 pm EST