The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Universal Filipino, Year Zero

October 19, 2011

Wednesday October 19th -- NYC

Making History Personal

ʼs interdisciplinary work “Reflections,” integrates historical research,
personal narrative, and in-the-moment performative artistic processes utilizing
dance, video projection, martial arts, and Chinese lion dance. It is inspired
by stories of three generations of men in the Lee family and their peers as
they realized their identity and communities as Chinese Americans.
Lee will share insight into motivations and artistic craft embedded in this new
work through commentary, video, and live performance.

6 to 8 pm

Casa Italiana NYU

24 West 12th St, New York

RSVP here

Thursday October 20th through Friday October 28th -- San Diego

San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF)

The 12th Annual SDAFF kicks off on Thursday with the Opening Night screening of Almost Perfect by Bertha Bay-Sa Pan. With features, documentaries, shorts, panels, and special events. Full screenings schedule and more info here.

Thursday October 20th -- Flushing, NY

Minkwon Center for Community Action Anniversary Gala

The MinKwon Center for Community Action
will be celebrating its 27th Anniversary Gala, "Defining Our Future
Through Community Action." The evening will feature a musical performance from BINARI, MinKwon's Samulnori
troupe, cocktail reception, and Korean buffet dinner. With an awards ceremony for the 2011 Standing Up for Justice Awardees Jin Kon Choi, Housing Advocate, Jose Antonio Vargas of Define American and Pulitzer
Prize-winning journalist, and The Fiscal Policy Institute. More info here.

6:30 to 8:30 pm

Dae Dong Manor

150-24 Northern Blvd, Flushing NY

$100+; tickets here

Friday October 21st -- San Francisco

Mr. Hyphen 2011 Happy Hour

Come to this pre-pageant happy hour to meet the five contestants of this year's Mr. Hyphen contest, and learn more about each of their non-profit causes. With food and drink specials and a Say Ya! photobooth. Don't forget to save the date for the Mr. Hyphen 2011 contest on November 5th. More info on the contestants here.

6 to 10 pm


600 Polk St, San Francisco

Friday October 21st -- Berkeley

Universal Filipino Performance

Universal Filipino is a new solo hip hop theater piece written and performed by Kilusan Bautista. It premiered in 2010 at the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective, Bronx, NY. The play offers a creative and cutting edge presentation of the contemporary struggles for working class, Filipino Americans in the diaspora and the interconnectedness of hip hop culture with indigenous, tribal Filipino cultural expressions. Universal Filipino is an artistic collaboration with DJ Soulcrates, co-director Yuisa Davila, and choreographer Lia McPherson. More info here.

8 pm

La Pena Cultural Center

3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

$15-20; tickets here

Through Saturday October 22nd -- Seattle

Year Zero Closing Weekend

SIS Productions presents Year Zero, a story of a med student and her teenage brother trying to figure out how to move on after the death of their mother. As they pack up her things, they begin to discover the life their mother had left behind when escaping the Killing Fields of Cambodia. Written
by Michael Golamco and directed by Miko Premo. More info here.

Friday at 8 pm

Saturday at 4 pm and 8 pm

Richard Hugo House

1634 11th Ave, Seattle

$15 general / $12 students & seniors; tickets here

Saturday October 22nd -- San Francisco

Sansei Live!

This night
of music featuring Jest Jammin'. Goh Nakamura, and ScoJourners will support Kimochi, a nationally recognized senior service organization that provides
culturally sensitive, Japanese language-based programs and services to 3,000
Bay Area seniors and their families each year. Includes a raffle
and silent auction, plus a mochi pounding performance
by Kagami Kai and hands-on origami making with Linda Mihara. Complimentary hors
d'oeuvres. More info here.

7 pm to midnight

Carnelian By the Bay

1 Ferry Plaza, San
Francisco, CA 

$40+; tickets here

INSPIRE Sports Launch

"Team up
with INSPIRE Sports" will be a fun-filled event with athletes, community
members, and partners to support people with disabilities in
sports and recreational activities. The event will also officially launch East
Meets West Foundation
's new program INSPIRE Sports. Speakers will include paralympic athlete
Trooper Johnson -- who will lead youth in a wheelchair basketball
demonstration -- and David Chiu, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Vietnamese
appetizers and other Bay Area specialty foods will be served, as well as a silent
auction. More event info here. East Meets West
Foundation works to transform the health, education, and communities of
disadvantaged people in Southeast Asia by building partnerships, developing
opportunities, and creating sustainable solutions.

4 to 7 pm

Chinatown YMCA

855 Sacramento St., San Francisco


Saturday October 22nd -- NYC

Mochi Magazine Launch Party

Mochi Magazine, an online magazine for Asian American teenage girls, presents a "Faces of Mochi" party and networking event celebrating the launch of its fall issue. With discounts from Folli Follie jewelry, free makeovers, and dessert and drink specials. All proceeds will benefit the magazine. More info here.

Folli Follie Soho

133 Prince St, New York

$20; tickets here

Sunday October 23rd -- San Francisco

Hip Hop Theater Workshop with Kilusan Bautista


             Image design by Bryan Marcelino

How can the hip hop generation reclaim its voice and use the aesthetics of hip hop culture for personal healing and cultural empowerment? Universal Filipino, written and performed by Kilusan Bautista (also a Mr. Hyphen 2010 contestant), is a solo hip hop theater production that explores the dual identity processes for Filipino Americans in a modern, multicultural racist America. An excerpt of the full production will be presented along with an in-depth discussion based on the themes of Universal Filipino. All ages and ethnicities are welcome to join. Wear comfortable clothes to move in. More info here.

1 to 4 pm

Bindlestiff Studio

185 Sixth St, San Francisco

Sliding scale: $15-25 general / $10-15 students, teachers & artists (Paypal option here)

Asian Pacific Islander American Public
Affairs Association's 10th Annual Voters Education and Candidates Forum

This free event will feature
California elected officials and candidates, along with a mayoral candidates
debate. More info here.

 1:30 to 6:30 pm

Academy of Art University

491 Post Street, San Francisco


Tuesday October 25th -- NYC

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Jose Rizal

evening celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Filipino writer,
political activist, and Philippine national hero José Rizal begins
with a screening of the new John Sayles film Amigo. The film is set during the Philippine-American
War in 1900, as a village mayor tries to negotiate between the local
guerrillas and the American forces garrisoned in his town. A conversation with director John Sayles will follow the film. The conversation will be moderated by
poet and scholar Luis H. Francia, author of A
History of the Philippines: From Indios Bravos to Filipinos
. More info here.

6:30 to 9:30 pm

Cantor Film Center, Theater 101

36 East 8th St, New York