The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Domestic Crusaders, Falling Leaves

November 10, 2010

Tuesday November 9th to Monday November 15th -- Toronto

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

The 14th Annual Toronto Reel Asian Film Fest showcases contemporary cinema from the Asian diaspora in a wide range of genres. Complete schedule, venues, and tickets here.

Wednesday November 10th -- NYC

Museum of Chinese in America Young Professionals YPX Gala

The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Young Professionals group presents a gala with fashion, food, and a performance by Shanghai Restoration Project. Welcoming remarks by playwright David Henry Hwang...and open bar!

7 to 11 pm


135 W 41st St, New York

$80 - $120; advance tickets here


Wednesday November 10th to Sunday November 14th -- NYC


KAFFNY Urban is a monthly program of film and art, and will launch with an outdoor mini-festival of screenings, featuring Korean American filmmakers and artists focusing on New York neighborhoods. More info and full schedule here.

11/10-11/13: 6:30 to 9: 30 pm

11/14: 3 to 6 pm

Public Plaza behind Eventi Hotel

851 6th Ave, New York

Thursday November 11th to Sunday November 14th -- Boston

Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF)

The Asian American Resource Workshop presents the 2010 BAAFF, with an extensive lineup of films and events, including Quentin Lee's The People I've Slept With and David Kaplan's Today's Special. Complete schedule and tickets here.

Friday November 12th -- Washington DC

Domestic Crusaders Premiere

Wajahat Ali's play Domestic Crusaders, which has been praised by Toni Morrison, BBC, and others, will make its Washington DC premiere. The show centers around a multi-generational Muslim Pakistini American family, against the backdrop of 9/11. More info here.

7:30 pm

Atlas Performing Arts Center

Theresa & Jane Lang Theatre

1333 H St NW, Washington DC

$20; tickets here

Friday November 12th -- NYC

Nerakhoon Screening and Discussion with Co-Director

Nerakhoon (The Betrayal) tells the story of Thavisouk Phrasavath and his family's journey from war-torn Laos to the projects of New York. Join this special screening and discussion with Phrasavath, who also co-directed the film. More info and RSVP here.

6:30 to 9:30 pm

NYU Cantor Film Center, Theater 101

36 E 8th St, New York


Friday November 12th and Saturday November 13th -- NYC

Falling Leaves Readings

Inspired by the New York Times Bestseller, written by Adeline Yen Mah, and directed by Tina Chen -- this play follows the legacy of the Yen family from pre-revolution to Shanghai and Tianjin to the 1990s. Part of the Pan Asian Rep's 2010 Play Development Lab reading series. More info here.

11/12: 7 pm

11/13: 3 pm

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre

520 8th Ave, 3rd floor, New York

$10 suggested donation at door, reserve a seat at info(at)panasianrep(dot)org

Saturday November 13th -- Oakland

Embroidering Our Lives: Mien Women at Peralta Hacienda

Join this opening reception celebrating the exhibit Embroidering Our Lives: Mien Women at Peralta Hacienda. With embroidery activities for children and adults. Light refreshments will be served. Exhibit runs through May 2011.

1 to 3 pm

Oakland Asian Cultural Center

388 9th St, Suite 290, Oakland

Saturday November 13th -- Kent, WA

Lao Heritage Foundation Benefit

The Lao Heritage Foundation Pacific Northwest is holding its Fourth Annual Benefit Dinner, in support of its mission to promote, preserve, and transmit Lao culture through the arts. Featuring live performances -- including pop sensation Ketsana Vilaylack, multimedia artist Nor Sanavongsay, and a special appearance by Project Runway Season 8 contestant Andy South(iphong). Includes dinner.

6 pm

10120 SE 260th St, Kent, WA (Seattle-area)

$50; tickets here (no tickets sold at door)

Saturday November 13th -- Culver City, CA

Pixel Pushers Exhibit

Centering around the Famicon-inspired custom Scion art car, Giant Robot's Eric Nakamura curates an interactive exhibition featuring video game-inspired art, a pachinko machine installation, and 8-bit sculptures. Exhibit runs through December 11th, 2010. More info here.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm

Scion Art Space

3521 Helms Ave, Culver City

Through Sunday November 14th -- Los Angeles

New Voices From Vietnam

This film series showcases new feature film, shorts, and documentaries by Vietnamese filmmakers. It's also a tribute to filmmaker Dang Nhat Minh, who directed classic films such as Don't Burn and Nostalgia for the Countryside. Complete lineup and ticket info here.

UCLA Film & Television Archive's Billy Wilder Theater

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

Tuesday November 16th -- Oakland

Angel Island Book Talk with Judy Yung

Join Judy Yung, co-author of Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America, as she discusses historical contemporary immigration issues and presents a slide show. More info here.

6:30 pm

Oakland Asian Cultural Center

388 9th St, Suite 290, Oakland


Tuesday November 16th -- NYC

The Practice of Poetry with Barbara Jane Reyes and Tamiko Beyer

Join Tamiko Beyer and Hyphen's own Barbara Jane Reyes as they share original poetry and discuss the practice and process of writing poetry. Moderated by poet, author, and activist Suheir Hammad. More info and RSVP here.

6 to 8 pm

A/P/A Institute

41-51 E 11th St, 7th floor, New York




Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Call for Entries

The American Library Association is accepting submissions for its Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. Categories are fiction and nonfiction, and must be related to Asian/Pacific American heritage. More info and guidelines here. Deadline: December 31, 2010.

GenerAsian Call for Submissions

GenerAsian, NYU's only Asian American interest magazine, is seeking photographs, art, and illustration for its upcoming issues. Submissions are welcome on any art related to Asian American identity. Generasian is also looking for illustrators interested in creating custom illustrations for articles. For more info or to sumbit, send to nyu(dot)generasian(at)gmail(dot)com. Deadline: November 15, 2010.