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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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