The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Asian American Music Fest, Love Like Hate

October 13, 2010

Thursday October 14th -- NYC

Asian American Arts Centre Arts Slam

For the past several years, the Asian American Arts Centre has held a series of art slams, allowing emerging artists an opportunity to present and talk about their work, as well as network with established artists, critics, and curators. This Art Slam will showcase the work of Jing Zhou, Vivian Oyarbide, Maia Cruz Palileo, Uday Kdhar, and Carol Tanjutco.

5 to 6:30 pm

Asian American Arts Centre

11 Norfolk St, New York


Kevin So CD Release Party

Singer-Songwriter Kevin So will hold a NYC release party for his new album "Life Solo AKouStic". Check out dates for the rest of his tour here.

7 pm

Christopher St Coffee Shop

81 Christopher St, New York

$10 suggested donation

Friday October 15th -- Philadelphia

Family Style Open Mic

This month's popular Family Style open mic, hosted by Yellow Rage, will feature DC poet and founding co-director of Sulu DC -- Simone Jacobson. Sign up to perform here.

7:30 pm

Asian Arts Initiative

1219 Vine St, Philadelphia

$5-$10 sliding scale

Friday October 15th -- NYC

Red Horse Reading: Five Filipino Writers of Poetry and Prose

From the Philippines and across the United States, these award-winning poets and novelists share their work. Red Horse beer will round out the night. Featuring Hossannah Asuncion, Joseph Legaspi, Bino Realuyo, Lara Stapleton, and RA Villanueva. More info here.

7 to 9 pm

Asian American Writers' Workshop

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

$5 suggested donation

Friday October 15th -- San Francisco

Wu Yee Children's Services Butterfly Social

Founded in 1977, Wu Yee Children's Services is a nonprofit family and children agency that serves thousands of underpriviliged immigrant families. The annual Butterfly Social fundraiser will celebrate the work of the organization and honor community members' contributions. Includes dinner, performances, and a silent auction.

6 pm

Empress of China Restaurant

838 Grant Ave, San Francisco

$20 - $150; tickets here

Friday October 15th to Sunday October 17th -- Los Angeles

Asian American Music Festival

The Asian American Music Festival will present artists in a wide variety of genres. Featuring Jake Shimabukuro, Kero One, Shing02, and more. Complete schedule and lineup here.

Japanese American National Museum

Tateuchi Democracy Forum

369 East 1st St, Los Angeles

$30 - $115; tickets here

Saturday October 16th -- Boston

Asian American Women in Leadership Conference

and The Sixth Annual Asian American Women in Leadership Conference explores the theme: "Discovering the Leader Within". With special speakers, workshops, and networking. More info here.

8:30 am to 4 pm

Photonics Center

Boston University

8 St. Mary's St, Boston

$15 - $45

Saturday October 16th -- Seattle

Leaving Yesler Reading

Celebrate Filipino American History Month and join award-winning author Peter Bacho as he reads from his first novel for young adults, Leaving Yesler. Set during the Vietnam War era, Leaving Yesler tells the story of Bobby Vicente, a 17-year-old dealing with the loss of his mother and older brother, in addition to the highs and lows of teenage life in Seattle’s urban housing projects.

4:30 pm

Wing Luke Museum

Community Hall

719 South King St, Seattle


Saturday, October 16th -- San Francisco

Linh Dinh Reading

Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) presents Asian American Literary Award-winner Linh Dinh reading from his new book Love Like Hate.

7 to 9 pm

The Writer's Studio at California College of the Arts

195 De Haro Street, San Francisco

$5 suggested donation

Community Youth Center (CYC) Family Fun Fair

Founded in 1970, CYC empowers high-need Asian youth by providing comprehensive youth development services. The Family Fun Fair is part of CYC's 40th Anniversary celebration, and will feature food, booths, games, and entertainment for the whole family.

10 am to 6 pm

North Beach Playground, San Francisco

$1 per ticket

Sansei Live!

This party in support of Kimochi will feature performers Colette with Lady Red, the M.S.S. Reunion Bad, EXPO, and ScoJourners. KTVU reporter Robert Handa will emcee. Proceeds will benefit Kimochi, which delivers culturally sensitive programs and services to Bay Area seniors and their families.

6 pm to midnight

The Presidio Officers' Club

50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco

$75; tickets here

Saturday October 16th -- Berkeley

PAWA Author Readings

Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc (PAWA) presents a reading by authors Maiana Minahal (Legend Sondayo), Veronica Montes (Angelica's Daughters), and Hyphen's own Barbara Jane Reyes (Diwata).

3 pm

Eastwind Books

2066 University Ave, Berkeley

Saturday October 16th -- Oakland

Puri 5: SPoRA Oakland Asian Cultural Center Extravaganza

This fundraiser for Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) will celebrate 26 years of supporting Bay Area arts, artists, and communities. Featuring the premiere of "PURI 5: SPoRA", a multi-disciplinary piece that will explore themes of migration and the Asian diaspora, with Dohee Lee, Van-Anh Vanessa Vo, and Hiroyuki Jimi Nakagawa. More info here.

7 to 10 pm

Oakland Asian Cultural Center

388 9th St, Suite 290, Oakland

$25 - $100; tickets here