The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: JamFest, Neither Here Nor There

August 17, 2011

Thursday August 18th -- San Francisco

Matcha: Tantri

This monthly arts mixer features Indonesian puppetry theatre which uses light and shadow. Don't miss the foremost living Balinese shadow puppeteer I Wayan Wija as he brings old tales to life in "Wayag Tantri", his playful twist on this timeless art form. With a cash bar, raffle drawing, and access to the Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance exhibit. More info here.

5 to 9 pm

Asian Art Museum

200 Larkin St, San Francisco


Friday August 19th and Saturday August 20th -- Oakland

REFLEKTIONS: On the Right Side of the Bay

Fresh new sketches by sketch comedy group KT COMEDY. Featuring Alex Shen, Dave Thomason (8/19), Joe Nguyen (8/20), and DJ Animals. More info here.

8pm to 10 pm

Oakland Asian Cultural Center

388 9th St, Suite 290, Oakland

$15 door / $13 online; tickets here

Saturday August 20th -- San Francisco

Caring Across Generations Care Congress

Caring Across Generations is a new national campaign for quality care and support and a dignified quality of life for all Americans, across generations. Join the Care Congress: A Bay Area regional town hall meeting about care in America. Bring a photo of someone you have cared for or who cares for you or a family member. More info here.

Noon to 5 pm (5 to 8 pm: dinner and Caring Across Generations cultural event).

Mission High School

3750 18th St, San Francisco

Register here

Saturday August 20th -- San Mateo, CA

16th Annual Sports Day Bowling Tournament

For the 16th consecutive year, Asian Americans for Community Outreach (AACO) will be holding its annual Sports Day for Charity event, with proceeds going to local charities  Wu Yee Children's Services and Asian Women's Shelter in San Francisco. This year's sports event features a Bowling Tournament.


Bel Mateo Bowl

4330 Olympic Avenue, San Mateo, CA 

$30 per player; register at bowling(at)aaco-sf(dot)org

Saturday August 20th -- Seattle

Chinatown/International District JamFest

JamFest takes place the third Saturday of every month, May through August, in Seattle's Chinatown-ID. JamFest aims to carry on the legacy of rich musical traditions from historic jazz clubs on Jackson, to Cantonese opera performances in Chinatown. Attendees can also explore restaurants, shops, and galleries in the Chinatown-ID area. With jazz vocalist Tess Guerzon, Toy-Box Trio, and a screening of Newsies. More info here.

6:30 to 9 pm

Chinatown-ID, Seattle

$8 general / $5 students & seniors

Saturday August 20th -- Los Angeles

One Night Only: APIAs on Broadway

Celebrate the Asian and Pacific Islander talent that has graced the stages of Broadway. In recent decades, the pool of Asian talent has increased dramatically. Come and enjoy the dynamic performances of those Broadway performers (including Sab Shimono, Gedde Watanabe, and Jennifer Paz) and support East West Players artistic and educational programs. More info and tickets here.

6 to 10 pm

David Henry Hwang Theater

120 Judge John Aiso St, Los Angeles

Through August 20th -- San Francisco

Neither Here Nor There

In our increasingly transnational world, we are all becoming hybrids. Twenty artists explore the theme of transnationalism and cultural hybridization through painting, installations, sculpture, and mixed media. Exhibit runs through August 20th. More info here.

Gallery Hours: Weds, Thurs, Sat -- Noon to 5 pm

ARC Studios and Gallery 

1246 Folsom St., San Francisco

Monday August 22nd -- San Francisco

Talkin Bout My Generation: Chefs Re-inventing Asian Cuisine

Asian Culinary Forum hosts a conversation with Chefs Richie Nakano (Hapa Ramen),  Wilfred Pacio (Spice Kit), Dennis Lee (Namu), and Sara Dey (New Delhi) as they share their creative take on what Asian cuisine means today. These culinary innovators are challenging ideas of "inheriting" cuisines and pushing the concept of Asian restaurants to new horizons, and come from diverse backgrounds, experiences and business models -- ranging from a new take on ramen served street-side to a San Francisco dining institution. More info here.

6 to 9 pm

San Francisco Ferry Building

$35; tickets here


KAFFNY Open Audition & New Actors Workshop

Korean American Film Festival of New York (KAFFNY) is hosting its first Open Audition for aspiring Korean/Korean American actors of all ages, levels of experience, and language ability. Actors will have a chance at being cast in upcoming NY film and TV productions. Aspiring directors/producers of all levels of experience are also encouraged to apply to view the Open Audition to cast their projects. KAFFNY is also offering a mentoring workshop and panel talk for new actors who want to prepare for the open audition. More info here.

Mentoring Workshop: Saturday August 20th

10 am to 2 pm

$10 suggested donation

Panel Talk with Casting Directors: Saturday August 20th

4:30 pm to 6 pm


Open Auditions:  Sunday August 21st

9 am to 7 pm: Audition in front of directors and casting directors (and headshot booth)


Networking mixer with casting directors and directors

7:30 pm to 9 pm


Bennett Media Studios

723 Washington Street, New York