The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: 100 Days, Red Flamboyant

March 16, 2011

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

Crash Mansion

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.

6:30 pm


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.

6:30 pm

Museum of Chinese in America

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.

6 pm

92Y Tribeca

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

Vessel SF

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

API Wellness Center

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.

7:30 pm

Asian Arts Initiative

1219 Vine St, Philadelphia

$5 - $10 sliding scale

Through Sunday March 20th -- Los Angeles

100 Days

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

Loft Ensemble

929 E 2nd St, #105, Los Angeles

$20; tickets here

Monday March 21st -- NYC

Red Flamboyant Reading

                              Don Nguyen

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.

7 pm

Location TBA

Limited seating available, RSVP at leslie(dot)caiola(at)ma-yitheatre(dot)org.