The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Air & Angels, Jokes of Fury

December 1, 2010

Thursday December 2nd -- NYC

'90s kPop Party

Wired Rebels and My Ninja! present a dance party tribute to all things '90s kPop. With DJs Peter Rocks and Denkym. Proceeds will benefit the Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) and the Korean American Community Foundation (KACF). More info here.

9:30 pm


70 Madison Ave

$10-25; tickets here

Miguel Syjuco Reading

Winner of the 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize, Miguel Syjuco will read from his debut novel Ilustrado. Followed by a conversation with poet and editor Luis Francia (Eye of the Fish: A Personal Archipelago, Museum of Absences and A History of the Philippines: From Indios Bravos to Filipinos.) Followed by a book sale and signing. More info here.

6:30 to 8:30 pm

Asia Society

725 Park Ave, New York

$10-15; tickets here.

Thursday December 2nd -- Cupertino, CA

API Film Shorts & Mixer

Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and South Bay First Thursdays presents a short film screening , including films from the "Interpretations" contest, in which independent filmmakers gave life to a provided four-line script. Hear from the filmmakers and join a mixer afterwards. Please bring new toys, which will be donated to Asian Women's Home, the Domestic Violence Program of Asian Americans for Community Involvement. The full holiday wish list is at

6:30 to 9:30 pm
De Anza College - Fireside Room

21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA

FREE, donations appreciated

Mixer at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
10690 N. De Anza Blvd, Cupertino

Thursday December 2nd -- Los Angeles

Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment Soiree

The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) presents its annual CAPE Soiree, with appearances by the two Sulus -- John Cho and George Takei. Additional celebrity appearances include Justin Chon and honorees Ken Jeong and Amy Hill. More info here.

6:30 to 11 pm


214 S. Main St, Los Angeles

$75-95; tickets here

Thursday December 2nd and Friday December 3rd -- NYC

Air and Angels

Pan Asian Repertory Play Development Lab reading series presents Air and Angels, written and directed by Anne Noelani Miyamoto. In this story of Hawaiian legend, the ghost of Jack Mana visits his long-neglected wife, with just one day in this world to redeem himself. More info here.

7 pm

520 8th Ave, 3rd floor, NYC

$10 suggested donation

RSVP to info(at)panasianrep(dot)org to reserve a seat.

Friday December 3rd -- Los Angeles

Comedy Zen: Jokes of Fury

This edition of the Comedy Zen showcase will feature Joe Wong, Jay Phillips, Steven Ho (aka Asian Conan) and hosted by Hasan Minhaj. More info here.

8:30 pm & 10 pm

Downtown Independent

251 S. Main St, Los Angeles

$17-20; tickets here

Friday December 3rd through Sunday December 5th -- San Francisco

China Underground Film Series

      Ghost Town

dGenerate Films, in association with VIZ Cinema and NEW PEOPLE, presents "China Underground" -- a series of documentary films made outside the official Chinese film system – unauthorized, uncensored, and totally independent. These groundbreaking films introduce a new generation of filmmakers who represent the future of Chinese cinema, using new technology to present a vision of China as never seen before. A wide variety of controversial topics like homosexuality, the role of women in society, the forced relocation of citizens which preceded the 2008 Beijing Olympics, drug use, and the inner workings of Chinese law enforcement are examined in seven films. More info, schedule, and tickets here.

New People

1746 Post St, San Francisco

Through Saturday December 4th -- San Francisco

Until Today: Spectres for the International Hotel

Until Today is an exhibition of events, sculpture, video, and architectural renderings that investigate I-Hotel sit(e)ings of (post)urban trauma, and reimaginings of land-use. Jerome Reyes' approach to the use of materials suggests possible architectural repair of the I-Hotel and as well as speculates on the significance of the I-Hotel struggle in translocalized imaginaries. More info here.

Wednesday through Saturday 2-6 pm

868 Kearny St at the International Hotel, San Francisco

Saturday December 4th and Sunday December 5th -- San Francisco

A Celebration of Craftswomen

Twenty Asian American craft artists --selling a variety of items ranging from jewelry to hand-made soaps, will participate in the 32nd Annual Celebration of Craftswomen. More info here.

Herbst Pavilion

Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

$7-9; tickets here

Through Sunday December 5th -- Los Angeles

Crimes of the Heart

East West Players presents Crimes of the Heart, by Beth Henley and directed by Leslie Ishii. This Southern Pulitzer-prize winning classic centers around three delightfully dysfunctional sisters. More info here.

120 Judge John Aiso St, Los Angeles

Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8 pm

Sundays at 2 pm

$35-45; tickets here


Nominate AAPI Unsing Heroes

Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (APAP) is seeking nominations for bright, creative and energetic people (and organizations) that have fought on the progressive side. APAP would like to recognize Unsung Heroes of 2010 for their hard work and commitment to equality, fairness, and progressive values. Submission guidelines and form here Deadline: December 10, 2010.