The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: From Fields to Family, Chinglish

October 12, 2011

Wednesday October 12th -- NYC

The Kyopo Project National Book Launch

The Kyopo Project features a series of over 200 standardized full-body portraits of Kyopo (a Korean term for people of Korean descent who reside permanently outside of the Korean Peninsula) from around the world, which are currently on exhibit at The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. NY1 News anchor Vivian Lee will moderate a discussion about the Kyopo Project featuring the project’s creator CYJO, as well as comedian Esther Paik Goodhart; politician and civil activist Kevin Kim; comic book writer Greg Pak; fashion designer Jussara Lee; Co-founder of Suk Park; and A/P/A Institute director of public programs, Alexandra Chang. A book signing will be held after the talk.

7 pm

92Y Tribeca Mainstage

200 Hudson St, New York

$10; tickets here

Nomi Network Cocktail & Awards Ceremony

Nomi Network invites you to their 2011 Cocktail & Awards Ceremony: Stories of Hope. Come learn about Nomi Network's work creating career paths for women at-risk and survivors of human trafficking through the fashion industry and economic development. Hear the stories behind the Buy Her Bag Not Her Body ® accessories collection and honor some of the women that have inspired this global anti-trafficking movement. Silent auction items include Nomi Network merchandise autographed by Charlie Peprah. More info here.

VIP Reception 6 to 7 pm

Cocktails and Awards 7 to 9:30 pm

The Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York

$150 General Admission; $170 at the door; tickets here

Wednesday October 12th -- Hayward, CA

Andrew Figueroa Chiang & The BROTS Performance

Singer-songwriter Andrew Figueroa Chiang and The Blazing Rays of the Sun (BROTS) will be giving a live performance. More info here.


Agora Stage, Cal State East Bay

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward, CA


Thursday October 13th -- Seattle

From Fields to Family: Asian Pacific Americans and Food

                                    photo by Barry Wong

Explore traditions, techniques, and mouth-watering stories. This delectable exhibit investigates cultural traditions and cooking techniques that have changed with time and generations. Experience the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of food in the homes and restaurants of diverse APAs. Exhibit runs through July 15, 2012. More info here.

Opening Reception: 7 pm

Wing Luke Asian Museum

719 S King St, Seattle


Thursday October 13th -- NYC

Chinglish + Playwright Q&A

Chinglish is the new “shrewd, timely and razor-sharp comedy” (The Chicago Tribune) by Tony Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly), about the challenges of doing business in a culture whose language -- and ways of communicating -- are worlds apart from our own. An American businessman arrives in a bustling Chinese province looking to score a lucrative contact for his family’s sign-making firm. He soon finds that the complexities of such a venture far outstrip the expected differences in language, customs and manners --  and calls into question even the most basic assumptions of human conduct. A special Q&A with playwright David Henry Hwang  follows the performance, moderated by Min Jin Lee , author of the novel Free Food for Millionaires.  

8 pm

The Longacre Theater

220 W 48th St, New York

$25-40; RSVP for tickets to apa(dot)institute(at)nyu(dot)edu

Thursday October 13th through Saturday October 29th -- San Francisco

Death of a Player

After a three year break and with a few new cast mates, Filipina American Women’s theater group PMSTA (Pinays Maintaining Sisterhood Through Art) is coming back in full force with a new show, Death of a Player. Initially conceived as a show that lamented loss of youth and innocence, it has since then evolved into a provocative look into the phases of womanhood, decisions made at each intersection, and living and dying with chosen life paths. With a live band incorporating indie, hip-hop, show tunes, and everything in between. More info here.

Thursdays-Saturdays October 13-16, 20-22 and 27-29 at 8pm

October 15-16, 22, and 29 matinees at 2pm

Bindlestiff Studio

Address: 185 Sixth Street, San Francisco

$20; tickets here

Friday October 14th -- Seattle

Vanishing Filipino Americans Book Event

Peter Jamero, retired health and human services executive for Washington State, documents the experiences and contributions to American culture of the second generation of Filipino Americans in this new book. He is also the author of the books Growing Up Brown and The Filipino Young Turks.

6:30 pm

University Book Store

4326 University Way NE, Seattle


Saturday October 15th -- Los Angeles

Undercurrents Opening Reception

Currents are the source of life and death. What lies beneath the surface is unseen and often forgotten, but it’s also where much light and magic can be found. These new works by Martin Hsu and Lawrence Yang explore the color, vibrancy, and luminosity of the deep. Exhibit runs through November 16, 2011. More info here.

6:30 to 10 pm


2062 Sawtelle Blvd

Saturday October 15th -- Montreal

Beats from the East Concert

"Beats From the East" features some of today's best Asian-Urban musicians making their live debuts in Montreal. Including Dumbfoundead & DJ Zo, Michelle Martinez, and dancers Funky Kids, Chaos Crew and more. More info here.

6:30 to 10 pm

THE HIVE @ Concordia University, Loyola Campus

7141 Sherbrooke West (SC-205), Montreal, QC