The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: APIA Heritage Month Festival, Stella

May 4, 2011

Wednesday May 4th -- Los Angeles

Feast for the East

APA@NBCU and Gonpachi present a special fundraiser to kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and support the relief efforts in Japan. With appearances by James Kyson Lee, Yin Chan, Koshin Taiko, and more. All proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross.

7 to 11 pm


134 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles

$20 suggested donation

Friday March 6th -- Los Angeles

Hyphen Bittersweet Issue Teaser Party

Hyphen is throwing its first-ever event in L.A.! With and amazing lineup of performers, special guests, surprise appearances, and tons of giveaways. With live perforamnces by Dawen, Beau Sia, Jane Lui, Sam Kang + Band and SKIMA'Misa Chiu and Yumi Sukigawa will also be doing live art. With beats by DJ Ab-loon, DJ Concise, and DJ Eri. More info here.

9:30 am to 2 am

Chop Suey Cafe & Lounge

347 E 1st St



RSVP on facebook here

Friday March 6th -- New York

NOTICE Poetry Reading

        Joseph O. Legaspi

Join poets and performance artists Joseph O. Legaspi, Samantha Thornhill, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Samantha Chanse and Bushra Rehman for NOTICE, a series of reading and performances exploring the moment of stepping off the cliff and into the abyss. More info here.

7 pm

Asian American Writers' Workshop

110-112 W 27th St, 6th Floor, New York

$5 suggested donation

Friday March 6th and Saturday March 7th -- Monterey Park

Kollaboration Acoustic 5

Kollaboration presents live performances by Kollaboration Acoustic 5 artists and alums. With Shin Kawasaki, The Mood Junkies, Mike Isberto, and more. More info here.

5/6: 7 pm

5/7: 5 pm

Atlantic Times Square at LCD Pavilion

500 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA


Saturday May 7th -- San Francisco

Diversity in Young Adult Fiction (DIYA)

Kearny Street Workshop, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center and the San Francisco Public Library present: "Diversity in Young Adult Fiction."   A reading, panel discussion, reception, and book signing featuring authors Malinda Lo,  Cindy Pon, Gene Luen Yang and J.A. Yang.  Meet four Asian American authors making breakthroughs in young-adult fiction with their popular books and graphic novels. This event kicks off DIYA's nationwide tour. More info here.

3 to 5 pm

San Francisco Public Library

Main Branch

100 Larkin St


Saturday May 7th -- NYC

Where is Chinatown?: Narrative Remappings

                    Author Henry Chang

As part of the New Museum's "Festival of Ideas for the New City" in Lower Manhattan/LES in early May, the Asian American Writer's Workshop (AAWW) is hosting a reading and oral history open house at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA): "Where is Chinatown? Narrative Remappings". Listen to local authors as they share their varied stories, experiences, and perspectives on Chinatown, including Henry Chang, Cristiana Baik and R.A. Villanueva, Ed Lin, Zohra Saed, and Kelly Tsai. You can also share your own storyat the oral history open house, and translators for Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Hindi/Urdu, and Dari/Farsi will be available. Email in advance to schedule a slot with a translator at lsze [at]

Readings: 11 am to 12:30 pm; $7 general / $4 students & seniors

Oral history open house: 12:30 pm to 5 pm. Email in advance for a translator: lsze(at)aaww(dot)org; FREE

Museum of Chinese in America

215 Centre St, New York

Filmmaking in Taiwan: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Sunday May 8th -- NYC

The Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center will host a session on filmmaking in Taiwan, from the 1960s to present day. Part of the "Taiwan Stories" film festival, which runs through May 19th. More info here.

4 pm

W 65th St between Broadway & Amsterdam, Plaza Level

Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center, New York

FREE (first-come first-served, tickets available at box office)

32nd Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Festival

More than 20,000 visitors are expected for the 32nd Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival, featuring a huge line-up of performances, fun activities for children and adults, and samples of Asian cuisine. More info here.

Noon to 6 pm

Union Square Park, New York


Through Monday May 9th -- NYC

STELLA Dance Performance

The Muna Tseng Dance Company presents Stella, a work on family history that weaves together dance, art installation, and contemporary performance practices, inspired by the larger-than-life personality and style of her mother. More info here.

8 pm

Danspace Project

2nd Ave at 10th St, New York

$9-18; tickets here

Tuesday May 10th -- Everywhere

visualizAsian: Interview with Albert Kim

visualizAsian celebrates its second anniversary show in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a one-hour conversation with Albert Kim, a writer and co-producer for the CW network action series "Nikita" starring Maggie Q. More info here.

7 pm PST / 10 pm EST

Register here for webcast and dial-in info



Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum VOICES Conference

This conference celebrating 25 years of leadership in health advocacy and programs will take place May 16th and 17th in Washington DC. APIAHF will assemble over 300 community leaders, funders, policymakers, health experts and advocates to examine the role of purposeful and effective leadership for producing concrete outcomes. The conference will explore how to work with other communities of color and progressive forces to develop successful leaders, contribute to healthy communities, and create real change. More info and registration here.

Crystal Gateway Marriott

1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA