Thursday October 21st -- Seattle
Arab Voices and Islam
Join Dr. James Zogby as he discusses his new book Arab Voices: What They Are Saying To Us, and Why it Matters. Dr. Zogby will address the importance of learning more and addressing stereotypes about the Middle East, especially in the wake of events such as the Texas Board of Education's efforts to reduce information about Islam and the Arab World in textbooks. More info and registration here.
Kane Hall 210
University of Washington, Seattle
$15 general / $10 students
Thursday October 21st -- San Framcisco
Mr. Hyphen 2010 Happy Hour
Help Hyphen reach their fundraising goal for the incomparable Mr. Hyphen 2010 event -- by attending their happy hour. Includes FREE drinks and munchies, and best of all -- and a chance to meet the Mr. Hyphen 2010 contestants. Attendees also receive 10% off sporting goods at Sports Basement. More info here.
5 to 9 pm
1590 Bryant St, San Francisco
Thursday October 21st -- Los Angeles
Fred Korematsu Day Commemoration
photo by Lia Chang
Come celebrate the very first Fred Korematsu Day, now an official day of recognition on the state of California for this civil rights icon. In 1942, Korematsu refused to go to the government's concentration camps for Japanese Americans. After being convicted of defying the order, he appealed his case to the Supreme Court, which ruled against him and sent him to the camps. 40 years later, Korematsu's conviction was overturned in a federal court on the basis of government misconduct. Korematsu remained an activist throughout his life, and after 9/11 filed legal briefs with the Supreme Court on behalf of Musliminmates being held in US military prisons without trial.
3 to 5 pm
Japanese American National Museum
George & Sakaye Aratani Central Hall
369 E. First Street, Los Angeles
Thursday October 21st -- NYC
Snakes Can't Run Reading
Join this special evening with author Ed Lin, as he reads from his latest mystery novel Snakes Can't Run, which follows a Chinese American cop and Vietnam War vet who tries to bust snakeheads smuggling undocumented Chinese immigrants into New York's Chinatown during the 1970s. Followed by a dialogue with scholars Peter Kwong and Sukhdev Sandhu. More info here.
6 to 8 pm
726 Broadway, New York
Thursday October 21st to Sunday October 24th -- Philadelphia
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
The 2010 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival features a variety of features, shorts, and events -- including The House of Suh, Wo Ai Ni Mommy, a conversation with Greg Pak, and more. More info, venues, and schedule here.
$8 general admission, student and other discounts available
The Worlds We Make: Gish Jen in Conversation with Billy Tsien
Join author Gish Jen as she discusses her newest novel World and Town, which explores new starts and shifting American towns. In conversation will Billy Tsien, the architect behind the Neuroscience Institute and American Folk Art Museum. More info here.
7 to 9 pm
110-112 W 27th St, 6th floor, New York
$5 suggested donation
Thursday October 21st to Thursday October 28th -- San Diego
San Diego Asian Film Festival
Through Thursday October 23rd -- NYC
Ma-Yi Theater Company presents Microcrisis, a new comedy by Michael Lew -- "a gut-busting look at what happens when scheming Wall Street bankers use the Nobel Prize-winning concept of Microcredit to ravage the world economy." Schedule and tickets here.
8 pm Tues-Sat; 4 pm Sat
145 6th Ave, New York
Friday October 22nd - -Berkeley
Join RAMA for this monthly showcase of APA performers. Featuring Festizio, Lailani Africa, Brandon Nguyen, Yer Yang, and Jenton Lee. Hosted by Ryan Takemiya. Includes food & drink and free raffle. Co-sponsored by Hyphen. More info here.
La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
$10 door / $8 presale; tickets here
Friday October 22nd -- Washington DC
Second Annual Bamboo for Aspiring Professionals
Organization of Chinese Americans presents this professional development program to support the pipeline of emerging APA leaders. With opportunities to learn from and network with other leaders. More info and registration here.
9:30 to 1:30 pm
The Liaison Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington DC
Friday October 22nd -- NYC
Mouth to Mouth Open Mic
9 pm (8:30 sign-up for a 5 minute slot)
110-112 W 27th St, 6th fl, New York
$5 suggested donation
Friday October 22nd to Sunday October 24th -- San Francisco
Taiwan Film Days
VIZ Cinema at New People
1746 Post St, San Francisco
Saturday October 23rd -- Seattle
Kollaboration is a nonprofit organization dedicated in providing a creative outlet and leadership opportunities to youth, with the mantra: Empowerment through Entertainment. Eight Seattle-area acts will showcase their talent and compete to win up to $1,000. With special guest performers Dumbfoundead & DJ Zo. More info here.
Auburn Performing Arts Center
700 E Main St, Auburn
$15; tickets here
Saturday October 23rd -- San Francisco
Asian Men Redefined 2011 Calendar Launch Party
This official launch party for the Asian Men Redefined 2011 Calendar marks the fifth Anniversary issue -- with photography by dannydan and benefiting the Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center. The calendar will be on sale for $15 ($5 off from the regular retail) and the models will be there to autograph calendars!
10 pm to 6 am
ShangriLa at the EndUp
401 6th St, San Francisco
FREE till 11 pm, $15 after
Sunday October 24th and Tuesday October 26th -- LA & SF
Boom Boom Satellites
10/24: 5 to 7 pm
2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles
10/26: 6 to 8 pm
618 Shrader St, San Francisco