The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Dance for A Cause, We Write South Philly High

November 23, 2011

Wednesday November 23rd -- Los Angeles

Dance for a Cause

My Ninja! x The Blended Group have teamed up to present "Dance For a Cause". Come dance the night away to raise
money for Culture Shock Los Angeles -- a non-profit group of dancers who use urban dance forms to
engage traditionally underserved populations in the arts, and to present these
forms with the same dedication and artistry given to classical dance styles. With surprise dance performances, a silent auction, raffle prizes, and a $200
freestyle dance competition. More info here.

9:30 pm to 2 am

The Conga Room

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles,

21+ over, dress code strictly enforced

$10 pre-sale tickets here

Through Saturday November 27th -- Los Angeles

Ching Chong Chinaman

Turning every cliche about Asian American identity on its head, Ching Chong Chinaman introduces  the all-American Wong family: Ed the patriarch
loves to golf and mom Grace wants another child; Desdemona obsesses over early
admission into Princeton while her brother Upton is focused on World of Warcraft
superstardom. To ease the burden of homework and free up more time for
training, Upton acquires an indentured servant from China. Life in the Wong
household is turned upside down with the arrival of Jinqiang ("Ching
Chong"), who harbors his own American dreams. Produced by Artists at Play, written by Lauren Yee, and directed by Peter J. Kuo. More info here.

11/25: 8 pm

11/26: 8 pm

11/27: 3 pm

The Actors Company

916a N Formosa Ave, Los Angeles

$10-30; tickets here

Tuesday November 29th to Friday December 2nd -- Philadelphia

We Write South Philly High

Over the past year,
students from South Philadelphia High School have been working with Teaching Artists from Philadelphia Young Playwrights, The Wilma Theater, and
1812 Productions to create, produce, and perform an original piece of theater
reflecting the many voices of the high school’s students. We Write South Philly High is the product of three semester-long
residencies in which more than 50 students studied acting and playwriting while
examining the various layers of identity that make up the High
School’s past and present. The multi-disciplinary production features real-life
accounts of students, staff, and alumni, collected through interviews conducted
by the students themselves. Also featuring the monologue Thoughts Can Fly and the play On The Way by winners of the 2010 Young Voices High School Monologue Festival and Young
Playwrights’ Annual Playwriting Festival. More info here.

11/29: Student Matinee at 10 am with South Philly
High students

11/30 & 12/1:  Student Matinee at 11 am

12/1: 7:30 pm, open to public

Student Matinee at 11 am

12/2: 8 pm, open to public

The Wilma Theater

265 South Broad Street, Philadelphia

$12-15; tickets here


and ACLF Accepting Applications for Fellowship Program -- Washington State

Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) and the Asian Pacific
Islander Community Leadership Foundation
(ACLF) have launched a fellowship for college juniors, seniors,
and graduate students to build their legislative and public policy analysis skills on issues affecting the APA community. Individuals selected will gain job
experience and an inside look at the government while building leadership
skills. Fellows
will be placed in the agency’s Olympia office. Upon completing the Fellowship, the Fellow, if eligible, will participate in
ACLF’s Community Leaders Program, which further develops leadership skills through community-based curriculum, team-building and mentoring/networking opportunities. More info and application here. Priority given to applications received by December 15; after December 15th applications are considered on a space-available basis.