The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Tokyo Godfathers, Silver Bells

December 8, 2010

Wednesday December 8th -- NYC

At Your Service 2

Get your holiday shopping done at "At Your Service 2" -- a holiday service and not-so-silent auction to benefit the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF), the nation's only pan-Asian childrens' rights organization. Bid on amazing services such as dance lessons, home-cooked meals, fitness sessions, and more. Emcee'd by comedian and host of K-Date, Helen Hong.

6:30 to 10 pm

Chaintown Brasserie

380 Lafayette St, New York

$20 suggested donation (recieves a $10 auction coupon)

Wednesday December 8th -- Everywhere

Webcast with Hyphen's Harry Mok and Lisa Lee, as part of its Asian American Empowerment Series, presents a conversation with Hyphen's own publisher Lisa Lee and editor-in-chief Harry Mok. Lisa and Harry will offer candid insights about the challenges and joys of creating, building, and committing to Hyphen. More info here.

7 pm PST/ 10 pm EST

Register here for phone and webcast info.

Friday December 10th -- San Francisco

Kearny Street Workshop Mad Men Party

Join the Kearny Street Workshop's (KSW) Mad Men-themed holiday party. With a costume contest judged by Supervisors David Chiu and Jane Kim, a retro cocktail bar, and live show tunes by John Lum. Proceeds benefit KSW. More info here.

5:30 pm

COVA Hotel Rooftop Suite

655 Ellis St, San Francisco

$20 (includes one cockatil and a raffle ticket)

Thursday December 9th -- Los Angeles

Dreams Deferred: Artists Respond to Immigration Reform

The Chinese American Museum presents an opening of the exhibit Dreams Deferred, a collaborative art show in response to the national debate on immigration reform. With Augustine Kofie, Shepard Fairey, Shark Toof, and more. Exhibit runs through May 22, 2011. More info here.

Opening reception: 6-8:30 pm

Chinese American Museum

425 North Los Angeles St

Friday December 10th -- NYC

Mouth to Mouth Open Mic

                photo by Brian Cleaver

Asian American Writers' Workshop presents its monthly poetry and art showcase, with hosts Jen Kwok and Ed Lin. The last Mouth to Mouth of 2010 features New York-based musicians and poets Taiyo Na and Koba Sounds. More info here.

9 pm

Asian American Writers' Workshop

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

$5 suggested donation

Saturday December 11th -- San Francisco

Tokyo Godfathers Outdoor Screening

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and the Japan Center Mall present a free outdoor screening of Tokyo Godfathers, set at Christmas in Tokyo, Japan. Three homeless friends -- a young girl, a transvestite, and a middle-aged bum -- find an abandoned newborn. Using a key found with the baby, they start tracking down the parents, with many adventures along the way.

7 pm

Peace Plaza in Japantown

Post St at Buchanan St, San Francisco

FREE (seating first come, first served)

Kimochi's Silver Bells Arts & Crafts Faire

Find a unique holiday prezzie at this Kimochi event, featuring handcrafted items made by over 80 Asian American and Pacific Islander artisans. More info here.

10 am to 4 pm

The Event Center at St. Mary's Cathedral

1111 Gough St, San Francisco



Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) Poster Contest

AHSC and partners are seeking innovative graphic artists to create an exciting and unique image promoting the 7th Annual celebration, to take place on May 21, 2011. The winning entry will be featured in a wide-scale multi-media marketing campaign, and the winner will receive a $500 grand prize. Rules here, entry submissions here. Deadline: January 7, 2011.