The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Fox and Jewel, Sulu DC

November 16, 2011

Wednesday November 16th -- Los Angeles

Victor King EP Release Party

Introducing the debut of Victor King, the metonym of Victor Kim, most known for his membership in America’s Best Dance Crew Season 3 champions Quest
Crew. Victor King will launch his debut EP, with special guests and opening acts by Chester See, JR Aquino, Ryan Higa, and more. More info here.

8 pm

The Factory

652 N La Peer Drive, West Hollywood

$15 presale / $20 door; tickets here

Thursday November 17th -- Oakland

Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) 18th Anniversary Gala

APEN is celebrating 18 years as one of the leading environmental justice networks in the country, and
one of the few organizations building grassroots power within the low income
APA community to fight for healthy communities
and environmental justice. This event will showcase how APEN is mobilizing the API
vote to build the powerful base of supporters needed to transition California to a
green and just economy. More info here.

6 pm Reception

7 pm Light Dinner and Program

Scottish Rite Center

1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland

$75; tickets here

Thursday November 17th -- NYC

Come Together Home Screening and Director Q & A

The first wave of Chinese immigrants started to arrive in Portland in 1850, working as railroad workers, loggers, and cannery
workers, and helping to build the city of Portland and the state of Oregon. Block 14 in Lone Fir Cemetery, the first Chinese burial ground in Portland -- and
site of as many as 1,500 burials -- now stands as a fenced-off void of gravel
after most of the remains were exhumed and shipped back to China, via Hong
Kong, in two major disinterments: 1928 and 1949. Sixty years later, director Ivy Lin follows the footsteps of the missing 1949 shipment of remains in an
extraordinary journey from Portland to Tung Wah Coffin Home in Hong Kong. Followed by Q&A with the filmmaker.

6:30 to 8 pm

Museum of Chinese in America

215 Centre St, New York

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


Friday November 18th -- NYC

Mouth to Mouth: 20/20

If you could
go back in time, what advice would you give your 20-year-old self? At this
year's Mouth to Mouth Open Mic: 20/20, such questions
will be pondered in honor of the Workshop's 20th birthday.
Actor/writer/director Nandita Shenoy will share stories about the joys and
woes of being 20 and Asian American improv group InvAsian! will perform, taking inspiration from the audience. Comedian/performer Jen Kwok and writer Ed Lin will host. With noisemakers, birthday hats, and alcohol. Sign ups for 5-minute slots begin at 7:30 pm. More info here.

8 pm

The Asian American Writers' Workshop

110-112 West 27th Street, 6th Floor

$5 suggested donation

A Village Called Versailles Screening and Discussion

The award-winning A Village Called Versailles is
filmmaker Leo Chiang's documentary about Versailles, an
isolated community in east New Orleans settled by Vietnamese
refugees since the late 1970s. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina,
Versailles residents return and
rebuild before any other flooded neighborhood, only to have
their homes threatened by a new government-imposed toxic landfill. The film recounts the story of how the community turns a devastating disaster
into a catalyst for change. Following the film, Juile Sze, Associate Professor of American
Studies at University of California at Davis and author of Noxious New
York: The Racial Politics of Urban Health and Environmental Justice
be in conversation with Chiang about the broader issues of race and
environmental justice covered affecting Asian American communities.

6:30 to 9:30 pm

Cantor Film Center

36 E 8th St, Theater 101, New York


Friday November 18th through Sunday November 20th -- San Francisco

Fox and Jewel Performances


Fox and Jewel is a new, collaborative, interdisciplinary work compelled by
the challenges facing arts and culture in Japantown as it faces
redevelopment. Fox and Jewel transforms a Japanese fox myth, using
jazz and Japanese music, poetry, animation and live action to
tell the story of a modern-day Japantown under threat. With taiko
artist/dancer/choreographer Melody Takata, poet and writer Ravi Chandra,
M.D., actor/comedian Todd Nakagawa, shamisen/taiko/jazz artist Tatsu Aoki,
composer/jazz artist Francis Wong, filmmaker Adebukola Bodunrin, lighting
designer Patty Ann Farrell, director Wilbur Obata and the Gen Ryu Arts
cast. More info here.

11/18 and 11/19: 8 pm

11/20: 5 pm

Dance Mission Theater

3316 24th St, San Francisco

$20-25; tickets here

Saturday November 19th -- Los Angeles

The Art of Problem Solving Opening Reception

Problem Solverz
is a animated show currently running on Cartoon Network's Adult
Swim, and created by Paper Rad member Ben Jones. Filled with
kinetic energy that’s at times based on an abstract animation and story lines,
the show also follows simple cartoon cannons. The art style is hyper kinetic,
colorful, with an original look and feel that fans of Paper Rad will recognize.
This art exhibition will feature works created in the style of the program and
its characters. Exhibit runs through December 7, 2011. More info here.

6:30 to 10 pm


2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles

Saturday November 19th -- Washington DC

Sulu DC Two-Year Anniversary


Sulu DC, an APIA artist showcase, is celebrating its second year with a reception, performances, and awards ceremony. Performers will include: short films by  filmmaker and
playwright Sabina England, Keva I. Lee, professional dominatrix, fetish
model, and former counselor for sex workers in the criminal justice system, Chip Han, Virginia-based beat boxer and winner of
the 2010 Kollaboration DC talent showcase, J Pharaoh & the Manhattan Project, a
hip-hop/soul/rock band out of Virginia Beach, and DJ Boo, a DJ and musician based
in New York. Hosted by critically acclaimed spoken word pioneer,
Regie Cabico. More info here.

6:30 to 9:30 pm


1101 Wilson Blvd, Washngton DC

$20; tickets here

Sunday November 20th -- San Francisco

KYOPO Symposium & Book Launch

Come celebrate the
National KYOPO Book Launch with
a star-studded special symposium & book signing. Panelists include Ashley Lee, US Army, Rank:
Major, Apache Helicopter Pilot, Corey Lee, James Beard Award
Winning Chef & Owner of Benu, Daniel DPD Park, Creative
Director of Far East Movement, and more. Moderated by CBS-5 news reporter and fill in anchor Grace Lee. Book signing with CYJO and KYOPO Participants in the Museum Store follows after
panel discussion. More info on the Kyopo Project on the Korean Diaspora here.

1 to 3 pm

Symposium, Samsung Hall

Asian Art

200 Larkin Street, San Francisco



Inside Out Project Seeking Asian American Artists

Inside Out is a
large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages on personal
identity into pieces of artistic work. They are seeking aspiring artists,
musicians, singers, writers, actors, etc. in the New York City area, ages
18-30. Your headshot photograph may be posted
around Times Square. If interested, email Stefanie at aanyc(dot)insideout(at) More info here.