The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Zen Garage, Kundiman Poetry Prize

January 5, 2011

Saturday January 8th and Wednesday January 12th -- NYC & DC

Cynthia Lin Performances

Singer-songwriter Cynthia Lin, on the heels of her new release Microscope, will be performing two solo acoustic shows on the East coast.

1/8: 3 pm

The Coffee Foundry

186 W 4th St, New York


1/12: 7:30 pm (fundraiser for Kollaboration DC)

Chinatown Cultural Center

616 H St NW Suite 201, Washington DC


Saturday January 8th -- Los Angeles

Miss Los Angeles Chinatown Fashion Show

The 15th Annual Miss Chinatown Los Angeles Fashion Show will be hosted by Karin Anna Cheung (Better Luck Tomorrow), and feature a pageant with designs from Jelly Pop Shoes, CC Couture, Wong Fu Production's Nice Guys T-shirt line and more. Includes a light lunch. More info here.

11:30 am to 3 pm

Universal City Hilton

555 Universal Hollywood Drive, Los Angeles

$50-75; tickets here

Now through Sunday February 13th --Los Angeles

"Zen Garage" Exhibit

Giant Robot and the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) present the concept exhibition "Zen Garage" -- featuring three creations by artists David Choe, Eric Nakamura, and Shinya Kimura -- illustrating various facets of contemporary aesthetics, lifestyles, and cultural backgrounds. More info here.



Kundiman Poetry Prize Seeks Submissions

The Kundiman Poetry Prize is accepting entries for its $2,000 award and publication by Alice James Books. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 70 pages and a $25 entry fee. More info and guidelines here. Deadline: February 11, 2011.

Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship

Two $1,000 scholarships for restaurant workers and children of restaurant workers are available from the Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship. Applicants must also be involved in community advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, gay or other progressive causes, and be a full-time undergrad student. More info here. Application deadline: March 17, 2011.