The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Rizal 150, ¡Asiático!

August 31, 2011

Sunday August 28th -- Oakland

Closing Reception of Rizal 150 Exhibit

Enjoy the Rizal 150 exhibit one last time at this closing reception. Writers from Philippine American Writers & Artists Inc. (PAWA)'s new book Remembering Rizal will read excerpts. Resident Rizalista Penelope Flores will read a special letter from the Knights of Rizal of Heidelberg. Books and Rizal Genius t-shirts will be on sale. Refreshments provided. Exhibit closes August 31st, 2011. More info here.

5:30 to 7 pm

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC)

388 9th St, Suite 290, Oakland

Through Sunday September 4th -- Los Angeles


Sketch comedy group 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors present the world premiere of ¡Asiático! by Herbert Siguenza. All new material, including "European Vampires and a Chinese vampire experience a clash of cultures and everything you wanted to know about Central Asia in song." Show runs through September 4th, 2011. More info here.

Thursday through Sunday at 8 pm

The Complex Theater

6468 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood

$20 general / $15 students & seniors; tickets here


Intro to Screenwriting with Koji Steven Sakai

Visual Communications is partnering with Koji Steven Sakai to present a ten-session course on the craft of screenwriting. Students will learn proper formatting and structure as well as how to create effective plots, characters, and dialogue – all the necessary techniques to draft a first screenplay. The final class will be dedicated to the business of screenwriting and making it in the industry. Koji Steven Sakai has written two feature films: Haunted Highway, co-written with Naoko Ihara Witmer and The People I've Slept With, a romantic comedy directed by Quentin Lee. Koji is also the manager of public programs at the Japanese American National Museum. More info here.

Thursdays beginning September 22nd through December 1st, 2011.

7 to 9 pm

Visual Communications

120 Judge John Aiso St, Los Angeles

$400-495; register here