Wednesday November 3rd -- Los Angeles
The Devil's Claim Screening
Japanese-born Sessue Hayakawa was a master thespian, producer, and director in the silent screen-era, who created his own production company (Haworth Pictures) in the late 1910s as an alternative to being typecast in “exotic villain” roles. In The Devil’s Claim, produced at Haworth and part of the final batch of American films he made before emigrating to a film career in Europe, Sessue plays the dual role of Akbar Khan, an Indian novelist who falls for a young Colleen Moore, and “Hassa”, the hero in Akbar’s series of adventure tales featuring an underground cult world of Satanic worship. More info here.
611 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles
$12; tickets here
Wednesday November 3rd through Saturday November 13th -- Minneapolis
Minneapolis/St. Paul Asian Film Festival
This first annual Minneapolis/St. Paul Asian Film Festival features over 30 films from a dozen countries, along with various panels and events. More info and schedule here.
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St, Minneapolis
Thursday November 4th -- San Francisco
Beyond Surface Exhibition
Kearny Street Workshop presents Beyond Surface, curated by Lucy Kalyani Lin and featuring the work of five artists that explore visual and somatic layers of space. Through diverse mediums in sound, video, installation, performance, photography, and sculpture, each artist invites viewers to experience multiple dimensions of perception. Featuring the work of Jacqueline Gordon, Jasmin Lim, Michael Namkung, Christine Nguyen, and Imin Yeh. Exhibition runs through November 27th, 2010. More info here.
11/4: Opening Reception; 6:30 to 8:30 pm
1246 Folsom St, San Francisco
Thursday November 4th to Sunday November 7th -- Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Asian Film Festival
The 14th Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival's theme is "What's Your Combinasian?" and features films in a variety of genres as well as special film-related events. More info, schedule, and tickets here.
Friday November 5th to Saturday November 20th -- Chicago
Bubble Tea Party
Stir Friday Night! celebrates 15 years of sketch comedy, with its special anniversary show Bubble Tea Party, running Fridays and Saturdays. More info here.
Chiacgo Center for the Performing Arts
777 N Green St, Chicago
$15; tickets here
Saturday November 6th -- San Francisco
Mr. Hyphen 2010
Don't miss Hyphen's signature annual event: Mr. Hyphen! Mr. Hyphen is an energy-filled evening of fun and charity, showcasing the talent, heart, and hotness of Asian American men. The man crowned Mr. Hyphen wins a $1,000 cash donation to his nonprofit organization. Who will be crowned the reiging champ of 2010? Check out the finalists here. More info and tickets here.
7 to 10 pm
2781 24th St, San Francisco
Angelica's Daughters Book Launch
Come join authors Cecilia Brainard and Veronica Montes as they read from their book Angelica's Daughters: A Dugtungan Novel. Followed by a book signing and light refreshments. More info here.
5:30 to 7 pm
Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission St, San Francisco
Saturday November 6th -- NYC
The Sexy Nerd Party
Join this Page Turner Asian American Literary Festival Kick-off Benefit with a bevvy of sexy nerds. Featuring music by DAS RACIST and Fred Ho, and guest appearances by Tao Lin, Richard Price, Lorraine Adams, Nami Mun, Karan Mahajan, and others. Proceeds will benefit Asian American Writers' Workshop and the Page Turner Literary Fest. More info here.
Chambers Fine Art
522 W 19th St, New York
$40 / $60 for two; tickets here
Sunday November 7th -- Brooklyn
PAGE TURNER: The Asian American Literary Festival
The Asian American Writers' Workshop presents PAGE TURNER, the Asian American Literary Festival featuring over 20 writers, including Henry Chang, Jennifer 8. Lee, and Hari Kunzru. More info and full schedule here.
11 am to 7 pm
37 Main St, Brooklyn
$10-30; tickets here
Tuesday November 9th-- NYC
She Wants to Sing!
Comedian and musician Jen Kwok presents her new show She Wants to Sing! as part of ANTFest. One night only.
511 W 54th St, New York
$10; tickets here