Thursday March 17th -- NYC
Swing into Spring Fundraiser for CACF
Celebrate the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families' (CACF) 25th Anniversary by dancing the night away. With a swing dance lesson by Roger Kriegel, DJs KJ Butta and Tony Tantrum, and a live performance by Sonic Bang. Come early to mingle with complimentary appetizers and early bird drink specials at the bar until 7:30 pm. Purchase advance tickets online and be entered into a drawing to win a four-course dinner for two courtesy of Bridgitte Fouche, Bollywood Dance lessons courtesy of Tenying Yansel, or five classes to Jivamukti Yoga School. More info here.
6:30 to 10 pm
199 Bowery, New York
$20 door / $15 advance tickets here
Thursday March 17th -- Los Angeles
JACCC Memorial Service for Japan Earthquake Victims
The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) will be hosting a community gathering and interfaith memorial service for victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. More info here.
244 S. San Pedro St, Suite 505, Los Angeles
Friday March 18th -- NYC
Vincent Who? Screening
Join this special screening of the award-winning documentary Vincent Who?, including a Q&A with writer/producer Curtis Chin. More info here.
215 Centre St, New York
$10 general / $8 seniors / FREE with Student ID
RSVP to education(at)mocanyc(dot)org
Mouth to Mouth Open Mic featuring Jason Kao Hwang and Becky Yamamoto
Join the Asian American Writers' Workshop for this month's Mouth to Mouth Open Mic, with NEA award-winning composer and violinist Jason Kao Hwang, who will give a special acoustic performance. With comedic performer Becky Yamamoto, called "expertly deadpan" by The New Yorker. More info here.
9 pm (sign up at 8:30 pm for a 5 minute slot)
Asian American Writers Workshop
112 W 27th St, 6th floor, New York
$5 suggested donation
Five Rivers to Five Boroughs: Soho Road to the USA
This new exhibit explores Bhangra in NYC and the Diaspora. Includes a panel discussion and after-party with Shin of DCS and DJ Rekha.
200 Hudson St, New York
FREE ($12 for after-party, tickets & info here)
WE ARE Opening Night Performance
Pan-Asian Repertory presents the world premiere of WE ARE/Chung Toi La by Nguyen thi Minh Ngoc. The play consists of five chapters representing courageous Vietnamese women from past to present. Through March 26, 2011. More info, tickets, and showtimes here.
West End Theatre
263 W 86th St, 2nd floor, New York
$25 - $75
Friday March 18th -- San Francisco
Hyphen Throwback Issue 18 Release Party
Come kick it old school at the Hyphen Throwback Issue Release party! Win fresh items, including Far East Movement gear and JuJu Chan Texture Powder Styler (featured in this year's Oscar goodie bag). Artist Eve Skylar will paint live images while DJ Franchise and DJ Umami spin nostalgic favorites. More info here.
6 to 9 pm
85 Campton Place, San Francisco
$10 / $5 for groups 5+
Hep B Screening
Save lives and stop hepatitis B. Learn how to protect yourself, family, and friends from hepatitis B and liver cancer. Free hep B screening available on-site.
1 to 5 pm
730 Polk St, 4th Floor, San Francisco
Friday March 18th -- Philadelphia
Family Style Open Mic
This monthly arts showcase and open mic will feature spoken word artist Michelle Myers and her new book, The She Book, Volume 1. Ten guest artists will also perform. Come 30 minutes early to sign up for open mic, or sign up online.
1219 Vine St, Philadelphia
$5 - $10 sliding scale
Through Sunday March 20th -- Los Angeles
100 Days, by Weiko Lin, is based on the Taiwanese tradition that if a parent passes away before his or her child is wed, the child has 100 days to get married in order to ensure that the parent's spirit transitions peacefully, or risk a delay of three years. After his Buddhist mother passes away of cancer, a college circuit comedian attempts to fulfill this condition by awkwardly reuniting with his estranged and married high school sweetheart. More info here.
Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 7 pm
929 E 2nd St, #105, Los Angeles
$20; tickets here
Monday March 21st -- NYC
Red Flamboyant Reading
The Ma-Yi Writers' Lab presents Red Flamboyant, a new work written by Don Nguyen and directed by Laura Savia. In the aftermath of another attempted suicide by one of the three boarders she has taken in, Mrs. Hue, a Vietnamese woman living with HIV/AIDS, tries to start a support group. The play also examines the building of a modern female warrior by deconstructing the legend of the Trung Sisters.
Limited seating available, RSVP at leslie(dot)caiola(at)ma-yitheatre(dot)org.