The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: FilBook Fest, Kollaboration NY

September 28, 2011

Wednesday September 28th through Sunday October 2nd -- NYC

Yeonghwa: Korean Film Today

The second season of Yeonghwa -- presented by The Korea Society -- includes feature Korean films such as Town Trilogy by Jeon Kyu-hwan and Black Hair by Geomeun Meori. Enriching the exhibition are short works by major Korean filmmakers from Jeonju International Film Festival’s Digital Film Project. All films are in Korean with English subtitles. More info and schedule here.

Museum of Modern Art

11 W 53rd St, New York

Thursday September 29th -- Washington, DC

2011 DC APA Film Festival Kick-Off Party


Come to this kickoff party to learn more about the 12th Annual DC APA Film Festival and partake in some great food/drink specials. More info here.

6:30 pm

Tabaq Bistro

1336 U Street, NW, Washington, DC

$10 suggested donation

Thursday September 29th -- NYC

Kollaboration NY + After Party

This showcase of emerging APIA talent has a new lineup of competitors, with guest performers Dumbfoundead, IAMMEDIC, and Smokey Robotic. More info on show and after-party here.

7 to 10 pm

Irving Plaza

17 Irving Place, New York

General admission: $20 Online/ $25 at the door

VIP admission: $45; tickets here

Official Afterparty: 10 pm


79 Madison Ave and 28th St, New York

Tickets: $5 online/$15 door/FREE with VIP ticket

Growing Pains: An Evening with Snart & Funny Ladies

The Museum of Chinese in America (MoCA) presents a night of new, hiiarious works with women of Asian American theater. Featuring Nora Chau, Kitty Chen, Cindy Cheung, Jen Kwok, Rehana Lew Mirza, and more. Includes a reception with treats from Nom Wah Tea Parlor and Wooly's Ice. More info here.



215 Centre St, New York

FREE; RSVP to programs(at)mocanyc(dot)org

Thursday September 29th -- Berkeley

"The Places We Call Home" Literary Fest

"The Places We Call Home” is a literary event in celebration of the upcoming Filipino American International Book Festival aka FilBook Fest. Authors and poets reading will include: Oscar Bermeo, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, Rashaan Alexis Meneses, Barbara Jane Reyes, and more. More info here.

7 pm

Eastwind Books

2066 University Ave, Berkeley

Thursday September 29th through Saturday Octiber 1st -- San Francisco

Stories High XII

Bindlestiff Studio presents Stories High XII -- the twelfth installment of its annual freshmen playwrights showcase -- with adaptations of short fiction by Filipino American writers. Bindlestiff Studio was established in 1997 as the nation's only independent and permanent community-based performing arts venue dedicated to the cultivation of emerging and established Filipino American artists. More info here.

8 pm

Bindlestiff Studio

185 Sixth St, San Francisco

$25 at door / $20; tickets here

Friday September 30th -- Los Angeles

CPAF's 33rd Anniversary Garden Party

Center for Pacific Asian Family (CPAF), which helps address domestic violence and sexual assault in API communities, presents its "Voices for Change" Anniversary party and fundraiser. Co-hosted by Michelle Krusiec and Teddy Zee, the evening will feature food and wine, a silent auction, awards presentations, and more. With an opening performance by Dawen. More info here.

6 pm

The Gilmore Adobe at The Grove

6301 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles

$125+; tickets here

Friday September 30th -- NYC

Asian American Literary Review 9/11 Issue Launch

Alwan for the Arts, NYC's premier Arab and Middle Eastern Cultural Center, invites you to commemorate the 10th year anniversary of September 11th and reflect on what it has meant and continues to mean within our communities both here and abroad. The 350-page publication and companion DVD feature a wide array of interviews, essays, first person testimony, and video shorts by South/Asian and Arab American contributors.
The aunch will include performances, short readings, and reflections by contributors and special guests, such as the VISIBLE Collective and DJ Rekha, who have written about the hardships endured, political battles waged, and personal and collective responses to the past 10 years. Enjoy desi snacks and sodas on the house, and cash bar also available.

7 to 9 pm

Alwan for the Arts

16 Beaver St, 4th floor

$5-10 suggested donation

Saturday October 1st -- Antioch, CA

Hawai'i Music Live Presents Amy Hānaiali‘i

Join five-time Grammy nominee and Hawaii's top female vocalist Amy Hānaiali‘i as she shares her love of home, Hawaiian heritage, and her grandmother's days in Hollywood with Shirley Temple. Amy will sing jazz, traditional Hawaiian, and contemporary, with a hula dancer and award-winning band of four joining her on stage. More info here.

1 pm

El Campanil Theatre

602 West Second Street, Antioch, CA

$25 general/$15 children; tickets here

Saturday October 1st and Sunday October 2nd -- San Francisco

FilBook Fest

FilBook Fest celebrates the richness and fusion of Philippine and Filipino American culture through literature, visual arts, and music -- and is the largest gathering of authors of Filipino heritage from around the world. More info here.

Fulton Street Civic Center, San Francisco


Saturday October 1st and Sunday October 2nd

Amy Hill's Lost and Found: Life as I (K)new It

Actress Amy Hill explores how her life has evolved since her daughter became a part
of her family. Hill talks about adoption, single motherhood, multiracial/transracial identity, and her continuing struggles to figure it all out. Far from her days of flying solo, Hill has moved into a not-so-solo world. Her daughter may or may not make an appearance. Directed by Anne Etue and presented by the Japanese American National Museum (JANM). More info here.

Saturday: 7 pm

Sunday: 2 pm and 7 pm


369 East 1st St, Los Angeles

$15 JANM members, students & seniors / $20 non-members; tickets here.

Wednesday October 5th -- NYC

Coalition for Asian American Children and Families Gala

CACF presents its 25th Anniversary "Caring for Children" Awards Gala and Fundraiser, with awards presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the lives of APA children, youth and families in New York City. Includes a cocktail reception, dinner, and silent auction. Children are welcome. Emceed by Alan Muraoka (Sesame Street) and Cindy Hsu (WCBS-TV). More info here.

6:30 to 10:30 pm


11 Fulton St, New York

$50+; tickets here