J-Gators, a collaboration of students at the University of Florida, is raising funds for earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan with 100 percent of profits from t-shirt sales going to the Hope for Japan Relief Fund. Their goal is to raise at least $5000 within a flexible deadline (the next 2-3 weeks). Check out the website on how to order shirts and for information on upcoming events.
SF Bay Area based organizations Japan Pacific Resource Fund and Eclipse Rising have partnered to launch the Japan Multicultural Relief Fund (JMRF), endorsed by the Peace Development Fund. This purpose of this fund is to assist grassroots community organizations, working on the ground to support underserved communities. Check out their website for more information on events and relief efforts.
Wednesday, March 30 -- New York, NY
Asian Contemporary Art Week 2011 brings together 25 museums and galleries for a citywide presentation of curated exhibitions, public programs and special receptions featuring over 90 artists from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Korea, Japan, Pakistan and many more.
More information on the events here.
Kick it old school with TASS, featuring hip-hoppers Dumbfoundead.
Doors open at 7 pm
NYU Kimmel Center 4th Fl E&L Auditorium
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY
$5 in advance, $7 NYU day-of and non-NYU @ Ticket Central (Kimmel 2nd floor)
Wednesday, March 30 through April 17--New York, NY
"Monster" by playwright Derek Nguyen follows a detective on a surreal investigation through the California desert. More information here.
The West End Theatre
263 W 86th Street (The Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew)
Thursday, March 31 -- San Francisco Bay Area
An Evening with Gloria Steinem and Young Feminist Leaders
A fascinating talk including panelists LaToya Peterson, Shelby Knox, Miriam Perez, and Lena Chen. Event supports the Women's Media Center.
The Herbst Theatre
Discussion and action publishing party.
Thursday, March 31, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, March 31 -- Seattle, WA
International District Housing Alliance Presents:
Adventures in Asian Cuisine: For the Love of Noodles
Go on a culinary adventure, as two local chefs show off their favorite noodle dishes. The International District's own Sam Ung, owner and head chef at restaurant Phnom Penh, will be headlining a group of local talent.
With Maria Batayola as our cultural guide, you will experience an evening that will delight your culinary senses, showcase the passion and work of IDHA's programs, and bring together old and new friends!
Joy Palace, 6030 MLK Jr. Way S, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $75; tables of 8 for $600
Friday, April 1 -- Seattle, WA
Lao American fashion designer Andy South, Project Runway Season 8 finalist, launches his line "South by Andy South" in an exclusive runway show and cocktail reception in Seattle on Friday, April 1, 2011. All proceeds from the event benefit arts programs of the Lao Heritage Foundation. More info here.
1406 10th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
$50 VIP Ticket with reception at 7 pm
$25 General Ticket at 8 pm
Through April 3 -- San Diego, CA
New Works by Martin Hsu & Andrew Brandou.
Tuesday, April 5 -- New York, NY
Ke Kulana He Mahu: Remembering A Sense Of Place
NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South
Shorin Performance Studio - Room 802
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RSVP by April 3 at www.apa.nyu.edu
Ongoing through April 19
The Asian American Literary Review is using Kickstarter to help fund it's "8+1: As Asian American Literary Symposium" event in May. Pledge as little as $1 to help kickstart this great event.