The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Microcrisis, Boom Boom Satellites

October 20, 2010

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

7 pm

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

Sports Basement

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

NYU Bookstore

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

Asian American Writers' Workshop

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

The 11th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival presents a variety films, panels, and other special events. More info and schedule here.

Through Thursday October 23rd -- NYC

Microcrisis Play

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

HERE Theater

145 6th Ave, New York


Friday October 22nd - -Berkeley

Go! Ohana

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.

7:30 pm

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

This monthly open mic -- hosted by Ed Lin and Jen Kwok -- will feature Kung Fu comic Master Lee and playwright Sung Rno. More info here.

9 pm (8:30 sign-up for a 5 minute slot)

Asian American Writers' Workshop

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

$5 suggested donation

Friday October 22nd to Sunday October 24th -- San Francisco

Taiwan Film Days

The San Francisco Film Society presents "Taiwan Film Days", a three-day showcase highlighting contemporary Taiwanese cinema. More info, tickets, and schedule here.

VIZ Cinema at New People

1746 Post St, San Francisco

Saturday October 23rd -- Seattle

Kollaboration 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.

7 pm

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

Giant Robot presents live acoustic performances by the Japanese electronic music duo Boom Boom Satellites (Masayuki Nakano and Michiyuki Kawashima).

10/24: 5 to 7 pm


2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles

10/26: 6 to 8 pm


618 Shrader St, San Francisco