Wednesday October 17th -- NYC
Seventeen Syllables: Sharing Stories of Internment
Join this special dinner and cocktail reception with artist Roger Shimomura, novelist Julie Otsuka, and poet Purvi Shah, in honor of the Asian American Writers' Workshop's lifetime achievement award winner Hisaye Yamamoto, author of Seventeen Syllables. More info here.
6 to 7 pm
547 W 27th St, #200, New York
$50-100; tickets here
Thursday October 18th -- Berkeley
Held every month at the historic La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley, RAMA’s GO!OHANA showcases independent artists of every genre and style. GO!OHANA is the place to discover Pan Asian talent in an intimate space that immerses you in the performances in an inclusive and welcoming community. This month features Lion Riding Horses, Dil Se, Theatre Rice, and more. Co-sponsored by Hyphen. More info here.
La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Thursday October 18th -- Seattle
Comunity Forum on LGBT Immigration
The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) presents a special panel discussion about LGBT immigrants’ rights. Panelists will provide a post midterm-election update on developments from both the federal level in Washington, D.C. as well as on the local level in Seattle, how immigration reform may affect LGBT individuals, and how the audience can get involved. With special guest Marion Mageo, Miss Gay API. More info here.
6 to 8 pm
Seattle Central Community College
BE1110 Students Events Center
1701 Broadway, Seattle
Thursday November 18th -- UC Davis
The Asian American TV channel MYX presents "Loaded", a concert with performers who gained their celebrity online. Featuring Michelle Martinez, Andrew Garcia, Joey Diamond, and more. More info here.
UC Davis Freeborn Hall
$10-15; tickets here
Friday November 19th -- Philadelphia
10 Years of Yellow Rage
At this special anniversary performance, spoken word duo Yellow Rage invites a showcase of fellow artists to share music, poetry, and memories celebrating their first decade. Lineup includes Taiyo Na, YaliniDream, Sham-e-ali Nayeem, and more. Also a fundraiser for Fong Lee, a Hmong teenager who was shot and killed by a police officer in Minneapolis. More info here.
1219 Vine St, Philadelphia
$10; tickets here
Friday November 19th -- Oakland
Warriors Filipino Heritage Night
Join the Bay Area Filipino community as the Warriors celebrate Filipino Heritage Night when they take on the New York Knicks. This event includes a commemorative Filipino Heritage T-Shirt and cultural performances throughout the night. A portion of each ticket sold as part of the Filipino Heritage Night package will be donated to Bay Area Filipino non-profit organizations. Co-sponsored by Hyphen. More info here.
7:30 to to pm
Oracle Arena, Oakland
$25-68; tickets here
Friday November 19th --NYC
Mouth to Mouth Open Mic
This monthly open mic series, hosted by writer Ed Lin and comedian Jen Kwok, will feature poet and novelist Juliet S. Kono -- whose latest novel, Anshū: Dark Sorrow follows an unmarried Hilo teenager, Himiko Aoki, from the cane fields of Hawai'i to Tokyo during the bombing of Hiroshima. Also with stand-up comedian Negin Farsad, Fred Chao, and more.
8 pm (open mic sign-up at 7:30 pm)
110-112 W 27th St, 6th floor, New York
$5 suggested donation
Friday November 19th and Saturday November 20th -- NYC
Free Range 10-Minute Play Contest
11/19: 8 pm
11/20: 3 pm and 8 pm
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk St, New York
FREE; reservations here
Saturday November 20th -- Washington DC
Sulu DC Anniversary Show
Join Sulu DC in celebrating its one-year anniversary as a grassroots network and home for emerging and established AAPI artists. Hosted by Regie Cabico with music by DJ The Pinstriped Rebel, the Anniversary Show will pay tribute to leaders who have significantly contributed to the local and regional AAPI community through art and arts education, and celebrate Sulu DC’s accomplishments. Ticket proceeds will provide scholarships for Sulu DC representatives to participate in the Asian Pacific Islander American Spoken Word & Poetry Summit in Minneapolis in 2011. Featuring Beau Sia, Paper Doll, Phil Good Band, Dhoonya Dance, and more. Co-sponsored by Hyphen. More info here.
6 to 10 pm
1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA
$20 students, $35 door, $25 advance; tickets here