The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Power in Numbers, Arabs Gone Wild

September 15, 2010

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.

6 pm

Genentech Auditorium

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

Organization of Chinese Americans presents "Bamboo", a professional leadership development program with panels and sessions to provide networking and mentoring to aspiring APA professionals.

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

Go! Ohana

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.

7 pm

La Pena Cultural Center

3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

$ 8

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.

10 pm

Mighty SF

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

Asian Arts Initiative presents Family Style -- a monthly open mic hosted by Yellow Rage. This month is themed "Surviving the Translation" and features poet Bao Phi.

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.

7 pm

Asian American Writers' Workshop

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

$5 suggested donation

Artist-In-Residence Welcome with Suheir Hammad

Join the A/P/A Institute to welcome this year's Artist-in-Residence Suheir Hammad. Experience her past work and hear what's upcoming for 2010-2011. More info and RSVP here.

6 to 8 pm

NYU Casa Italiana

24 W 12th St

Saturday September 18th -- Seattle

Arabs Gone Wild

Join comedians Dean Obeidallah, Aron Kader, Maysoon Zayid, and Fahim Anwar for "Arabs Gone Wild", a special night of comedy. More info here.

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.

9 pm

Bowery Poetry Club

308 Bowery, New York City

$8 general / $5 students

Sunday September 19th -- San Francisco

Howl's Moving Castle Outdoor Screening

Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) presents an outdoor screening of Academy award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki's film Howl's Moving Castle. More info here. Co-sponsored by Hyphen.

8:30 pm

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.

6 pm

Intersection 5M

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 Interview with Disgrasian presents a live webcast interview with Diana Nguyen and Jen Wang, the bloggers behind More info and registration here.

7 pm PST / 10 pm EST