The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Cat Lady, Mr. Hyphen

November 2, 2011

Wednesday November 2nd -- NYC

Cultures of Resistance: Artists on Activism

Institute asks four artists -- Suheir Hammad, Sidd Joag, Iara Lee and Paul D.
Miller (aka DJ Spooky) -- to explore the idea of being “the change they want to
see” as set forth by filmmaker Iara Lee in her film Cultures of Resistance. The
workshop, screening and discussion will provide launching points for artists,
scholars, and community to discuss artistsʼ
roles in global change and resistance. More info and RSVP here.

WORKSHOP with Sidd Joag

Artist Sidd Joag of freeDimensional will facilitate a workshop on its new
region-specific model for providing distress services to artists and culture
workers in areas of conflict. Participants will engage with the concept,
purpose, structure and outcomes of Regional Triage Teams - network activators
designed to advocate for and access resources on behalf of artists facing
political repression as a result of their activist work.

3 to 5 pm

NYU Institute for Public Knowledge

20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

Cultures of Resistance Screening

Can music and
dance be weapons of peace? In 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war, director Iara
Lee embarked on a journey to better understand a world increasingly embroiled
in conflict and self-destruction. After several
years and travelling over five continents, Lee encountered nmany people who committed their lives to promoting change -- from
Iran to
Burma to Brazil. Cultures
of Resistance
explores how art and creativity can further the battle
for peace and justice.

6 to 7:30 pm

NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò

24 West 12th Street, Auditorium

Panel Discussion

A post-screening panel featuring filmmaker Iara
Lee, DJ Spooky), Suheir Hammad, and
Sidd Joag. The panel will explore the role of the artist in a global society,
including that of the diasporic artist. Moderated by NYU
Tisch School of the Artsʼ Art & Public Policy program chair Randy Martin.

7:30 to 9 pm

NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò,

24 West 12th Street, Auditorium

Thursday November 3rd - NYC

mother land/foreign relations

land / foreign relations
a performance by Meiyin Wang (co-Artistic Director of Quality Meats) that unpacks China's history through the poetry
that emerges from The New York Times front-page headlines from the last
hundred years, and through the interrogation of a mother’s mundane history. Part performance, part lecture, part installation, mother land / foreign
reconstructs and dissolves history and personal stories, dancing
on the borders of memory. More info here.

6:30 to pm

Museum of Chinese in America

215 Centre St, New York

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

Friday November 4th -- NYC

Self: Tina Chang, Claire Kageyama-Ramakrishnan, and Monica Youn

          Tina Chang

Four Way Books
teams up with the Asian American Writers' Workshop to present a poetry showcase featuring
Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang, National Book Award finalist Monica Youn, and award-winning author Claire Kageyama-Ramakrishnan. More info here.

7 pm

Asian American Writers' Workshop

110-112 West 27th Street, 6th Floor

$5 suggested donation

Friday November 4th -- San Francisco

"B a Hero" Hep B Free Gala

The 4th Annual "B a Hero" Gala will support efforts by San Francisco Hep B Free to eliminate Hepatitis B in APIA communities. With a special performance of Beach Blanket Babylon and a keynote address by US Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Stewart Koh. Includes dinner, open bar, and a silent auction. More info here.

5 to 9:30 pm

Intercontinental Hotel

888 Howard St, San Francisco

$125+; tickets here

Friday November 4th through Sunday November 6th -- San Francisco

Kristina Wong's Cat Lady


"A little Ed Hardy meets Lord of the Flies meets cat pee", Cat Lady, written and created by Kristina Wong, blends the
parallel worlds of two lonely personas living at the margins of
gender and society: cat ladies and male pick-up artists. This multi-media theater piece
incorporates the psychology behind hoarding (both of animals and humans),
pick-up artist techniques, anecdotes from unmarried women who live alone with
cats, and Wong's attempts to simultaneously end racism
and get her cat to stop spraying. Also featuring Miss Barbie Q, Clayton Shane Farris, and Jabez Zuniga. More info here.

11/4 & 11/5: 8 pm

11/6: 7 pm

ODC Theater

3153 17th St, San Francisco

$20 / $17 students & seniors; tickets here

Saturday November 5th -- San Francisco

Mr. Hyphen 2011 Contest

Don't miss Hyphen's annual man-pageant celebrating five amazing APIA men and their charities. The man crowned Mr. Hyphen will receive $1,000 towards his nonprofit of choice. Hosted by D'Lo. With writer and blogger Wajahat Ali, San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim, Maveric Vu a.k.a. Lychee Minnelli, and Hyphen events manager emeritus Lanlian Szeto as the esteemed panel of judges. Guest performances by hip-hop dance group Wildcard, SF choreographer Amber Divina, and comedian Mark Zhang. Designer duds for contestants by Bok Choy ApparelRetrofit Republic and Estrella Tadeo. Find out more about this year's contestants here.

7 pm

Brava! Theater

2781 24th St, San Francisco

$25; tickets here

Saturday November 5th -- Los Angeles

Kollaboration 11

The 11th Annual Kollaboration Los Angeles showcases a variety of artists -- including Dawen, G.NA, and afterschoolspecial. With special guest judges Ryan Higa (of YouTube fame) and actress Kelly Hu. More info here.

7 pm

Nokia Theater

777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles

$15-60; tickets here

Sunday November 6th -- NYC

Water is Rising

Water is Rising presents its American stage premiere about the vulnerable coral atolls of the Pacific Islands Kiribati,
Tokelau, and Tuvalu, and rising sea levels as a result of
global warming and climate change. 36 dancers and musicians from the world’s smallest islands express their 
connection to nature and their ancestral past through multi-part harmonies,
poetry, and movement. 

2 pm

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

566 LaGuardia Place, New York



Japanese American Ciizens League (JACL) Seeks National Drector

the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the US, is seeking a National Director to provide strong leadership over the
programmatic, fund development and communications efforts to advance its
mission on both the national and local level. The successful candidate will
possess the leadership skills necessary to oversee all aspects of operations, including strategic thinking and planning, budgeting
and fiscal management, fund raising, administration and board development. More info and application here. Deadline: November 14, 2011.