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
Christopher St Coffee Shop
81 Christopher St, New York
$10 suggested donation
Friday October 15th -- Philadelphia
Family Style Open Mic
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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).
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