The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: 9/1 - 9/8

August 31, 2010

SAALT "Jazz and Justice" Fundraiser (Washington, DC)
Thursday, Sept. 2 from 6:00pm - 10:00pm

EDIT: This event has been postponed to an undetermined date.
Acclaimed pianist Vijay Iyer will perform at South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)'s 10th Anniversary "Jazz and Justice" fundraiser Thursday evening at the Carnegie Institute of Washington. For the past 10 years, SAALT has represented the interests of South Asians in the nation's capital. Ticket revenue will go toward strengthening SAALT's programs in policy advocacy, leadership development, and community mobilization. Dinner and drinks are included at the event.

Carnegie Institute of Washington
1530 P Street
Northwest Washington, DC

EDIT: This event has been postponed to an undetermined date.

Wabi Sabi! Not Wasabi (New York)
Thursday, September 2nd at 9:00pm
Friday, September 3rd at 9:00pm
Saturday, September 4th at 7:00pm

The Spookfish Theatre Company will perform a play written by Ming Peiffer and directed by Kat Yen. Quoth the press release:

"Feeling like outsiders since childhood, best friends Hailey Chen and Lillian Chin have been planning their escape from their hometown in whitewashed suburbia to pursue lives of fame and fortune in the giant melting pot of New York City. But their plans for "living the high life" quickly disintegrate when their dream loft in Soho turns out to be a one bedroom in Flushing, and Lillian's native Chinese cousin unexpectedly tags along. As the girls attempt to fulfill their juvenile plans for success, their own differences become evident as they are forced to confront the dysphoria attached to their ethnic roots and explore their own prejudices concerning sexuality, self-identity, and issues of race and society as first generation Asian-Americans."

Theater for the New City
155 1st Avenue

Tickets are $12.00. Purchase here.

San Francisco Zine Fest (SF)
Saturday, September 4 from 11:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, September 5 from 11:00am – 6:00pm

Over 100 creators from the indy comics, zine, and small-press art world -- including Artnoose (Ker-Bloom!), Jesse Reklaw (Slow Wave), and V. Vale (Search & Destroy) -- will exhibit their work at the SF County Fair Building. The event will include an art show and Reading Room. Fans of Asian American small-press publications will enjoy exhibitions by V. Vale, Monkey + Seal, Motormouth Press, Lark Pien, and many others.
SF County Fair Building
(formerly the Hall of Flowers)
9th Ave. at Lincoln Way. (in Golden Gate Park)

FREE, although peripheral events may have suggested donations of ~$5


Winston Chou


Winston Chou is a graduate student in sociology at UCLA. He is especially interested in issues of immigration and second-generation assimilation, but would almost always rather talk about obscure NBA players from the '90s. (Remember Chris Gatling?)



the SAALT event with Vijay Iyer was cancelled. ticket sales were slow. -Vijay's publicist