The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Grand Hallway, K-Pop Takeover

June 15, 2011

Wednesday June 15th -- NYC

Cynthia Lin Trio & Jay Legaspi Performances

Join this evening of live music by singer-songwriters Cynthia Lin and Jay Legaspi. With DJ Boo on percussion and Jae Ko on bass.

8:30 to 10:30 pm

Googie's Lounge above the Living Room

154 Ludlow St, New York

$5 suggested donation


Thursday June 16th -- NYC

How to Get Your Book Published

             Wendy Lee

Are you a recent MFA graduate trying to figure out how to turn your manuscript into a novel? Or writing short stories on the side and looking to craft a collection? At whatever stage you may be, these prominent writers, editors, and agents will walk you through the process of getting your book published. From rising above the slush pile to choosing an agent, Juliet Grames (Senior Editor at Soho Press), Kirby Kim (William Morris Endeavor agent), Wendy Lee (author of Happy Family and editor at HarperCollins), Ed Park (author of Personal Days and editor of The Believer), Zohra Saed (editor at UpSet Press), and Monique Troung (author of The Book of Salt and Bitter in the Mouth) will share their insights, experience, and expertise. Jointly presented with the New York chapter of the Asian American Journalists' Association.

7 pm

Asian American Writers' Workshop

110-112 West 27th Street, 6th Floor, New York

$5 suggested donation, free to members of AAJA and AAWW

Friday June 17th -- Los Angeles

Grand Hallway with Goh Nakamura

Giant Robot "Rock Quietly Sessions" presents Seattle-based group Grand Hallway, accompanied by Goh Nakamura. In an intimate atmosphere, this six member band will give a "somewhat unplugged" performance. Grand Hallway are curently touring as part of their third album release, Winter Creatures. More info here.

7 to 10 pm

Giant Robot 2

2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles

Kollaboration Acoustic 5

Kollaboration Acoustic 5 features emerging musical talents from Southern California, including Alexa Yoshimoto, Chrizle Reyes, Ensemble Memo, Jason Yano, Lindsey Yung, The Mood Junkies, Nessa Rica, Teesa, and Tranley. Special guest performances by comedian KT Tatara and singer/songwriter Priscilla Ahn. More info here.

8 pm

Ford Amphitheatre

2580 Cahuenga Blvd East, Hollywood

$20 general, $30 VIP (preferred seating); tickets here

Friday June 17th -- NYC

Mouth-to-Mouth Open Mic

This monthly open mic hosted by Jen Kwok and Ed Lin will feature deadpan novelist Thad Rutkowski and experimental theater artist Kristine Haruna Lee. More info here.

8 pm (sign up for open mic at 7:30 pm)

Asian American Writers' Workshop

110-112 West 27th Street, 6th Floor, New York

$5 suggested donation

Kundiman Poetry Retreat Faculty & Fellows Reading

Join Kundiman and hear the 2011 Kundiman Retreat Faculty Kimiko Hahn, Jon Pineda, and Karen An-Hwei Lee as they read their poems along with current Kundiman fellows. More info here.

7 pm

Fordham Lincoln Center

113 W. 60th Street, 12th Floor Lounge, New York

Friday June 17th and Saturday June 18th -- Seattle

Blue Scholars Cinemetropolis Album Release

Hip-Hop duo Blue Scholars will be throwing two release parties in their hometown in celebration of their latest album Cinemetropolis, which drops on June 14. With special guests.

8 pm


925 East Pike St, Seattle

$18 door / $15 advance; tickets here

Saturday June 18th -- Seattle

Author Event with Shahana Dattagupta

Meet Seattle area author Shahana Dattagupta and hear her read from her debut collection of short stories, Ten Avatars. Drawn from Dattagupta’s experiences living in India and the US, these vignettes of life depict various manifestations of womanhood. Dattagupta is also the founding editor of the online zine Courageous Creativity, and the director of Seattle’s Yoni ki Baat, the South Asian adaptation of the Vagina Monologues.

3 to 4:30 pm 

Wing Luke Asian Museum

719 South King St, Seattle 


Saturday June 18th and Sunday June 19th -- Los Angeles

K-Pop Takeover

The Asian American network MYX TV brings the first ever K-Pop dance convention to the United States. K-Pop fans and dancers will gather together to learn the latest and greatest in dance from Movement Lifestyle and America’s Best Dance Crew’s Poreotics. The convention brings together famed dancers and choreographers that changed the landscape of hip-hop and the K-Pop movement. More info here.

Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn

4222 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood

Classes start at $30+; tickets here