The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: My Grandmother's House, Miss Representation

November 30, 2011

Thursday December 1st -- Cupertino, CA

South Bay First Thursdays Movie Mini-Fest

South Bay First Thursdays (SBFT) is bringing together API filmmakers from the Bay Area for an evening of short film
watching. Come watch shorts and listen to fimmakers discuss their craft. More info on film lineup here. SBFT is also supporting Asian Women’s Home, the domestic violence program of
AACI, this holiday season. Please bring new unwrapped toys, new warm clothes, or $40 Target gift cards for low-income families affected by abuse. Donations
are tax-deductible.

7 to 9 pm

BlueLight Cinemas - Theater 5

21275 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA


Thursday December 1st -- NYC

Produce and Distribute Your Own Film Workshop

Join a creative conversation with experienced filmmakers and
producers on what it takes to distribute your film today, based on the
case study of Scalp by director and producer Paul Chau. With Fay Ann Lee (director &
producer, Falling for Grace), Henry Fernaine  (executive
producer, Revolutionary Road), and Socheat Pouev (director, New Year Baby). Moderated by Mridu Chandra (coordinating
producer & post-production supervisor, Women, War & Peace,
and Adjunct Professor at NYU's SCPS Film, Video & Broadcasting Department). Hosted by the Asian American Arts Alliance.

6:30 to 8 pm

New York Film Academy, Union Square Screening Room

100 East 17th Street, New York

$10; tickets here

Thursday December 1st -- Oakland

API Circle Holiday Celebration

API Circle
, an alliance of San Francisco Bay Area APIA leaders and organizations with a mission to create
meaningful relationships and collaborative efforts that are cross-generational and diversely representative, will be hosting a end of year/holiday celebration to highlight and support community non-profits and their work. With entertainment by Corey Lico Wolffs (urban violinist), and singers Trish Maxelle, Joanna Agustin, and Letalia Falevai. With food and drinks from local restaurants like Isla, Sugar Bowl Bakery, Quady Winery and more. Friends welcome. More info here.

6:30 to 9 pm

Oakland Asian Cultural Center

388 E 9th St Suite 290, Oakland

FREE; please RSVP here

Friday December 2nd -- NYC

Happy World: Burma, the Dictatorship of the Extreme Screening

This screening of Happy World will be followed by a selection of short videos from the
multimedia project “From Burma to New York,” spotlighting Burmese
refugees’ arrival in New York, the challenges they encounter, and the
different paths they take. Join the NYU Asian Pacific American Student Alliance (APASA) for a  discussion with
"From Burma to New York" directors Karen Zraick and Lam Thuy Vo, and Maureen Aung-Thwin, Director of the Burma
Project/Southeast Asia Initiative at the Open Society Foundations.

5:30 to 7:30 pm

Puck Building, Mulberry Room

295 Lafayette St, New York

Friday December 2nd -- San Francisco

Asians Moving Power

Check out this compilation of
activism and art in the Asian American community. Featuring the
productions of Chester Tarusan, April Monson, Sopheak Ngoun and many more. More info here.

6:30 to 9 pm

International Hotel, Manilatown Center

868 Kearny St, San Francisco

$5-15 sliding scale

Saturday December 3rd -- Los Angeles

My Grandmother's House & Native American Storytelling

photo by National Park Service

Native American storyteller Loren
will talk about how a Japanese American Concentration Camp on his Reservation
made an impact in the lives of his tribe. More info here.

2 to 4 pm

Japanese American National Museum

369 East First St, Los Angeles

Sessions LA Concert

Sessions LA, a music writing, production, recording, and DJ program for youth and
young adults in Los Angeles, is organizing a special fundraising concert to preserve its programs. With performances by Thurz, Mystic, Jahlli, and other artists. BBQ provided. More info here.

7 to 10 pm

Search To Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA)

3200 W. Temple St., Los Angeles

All Ages


Sunday December 4th -- Oakland

Butoh Dance Workshop

Learn and explore the fundamentals of
Butoh with Judith Kajiwara, Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) 2011/2012 Artist in
Resident. Butoh is a slow-motion, focused improvisational dance form that
originated in Tokyo in the late 1950’s. The workshop will include a warm-up followed by improvisational individual,
duet, and group exercises. Wear comfy, loose
clothing and be prepared to dance in bare feet. More info here.

2 to 4 pm


388 East 9th St, Suite 290, Oakland


Miss Representation Film Screening

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) Bay Area and Oakland Asian Cultural Center host an exclusive film screening of Miss Representation. The film explores how the media’s misrepresentation of women has led to the
underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence, and has screened at the 2011
Sundance Film Festiva and aired on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in October. More info here.

3 to 5 pm


388 East 9th St, Suite 290, Oakland

$10; tickets here


Asian American Writers' Workshop Seeking Intern

The Asian American Writers'
, located in New York, is looking for a spring 2012 Intern to contribute 12 hours a week, meet new friends, and learn about Asian
American literature and arts non-profit management. Since
the Workshop encompasses numerous aspects of literature, the opportunities and
positions for interns range from literary programming to youth organizing
to general office administration and grantwriting. Interns receive a number
of benefits, including Workshop membership, free enrollment in a writing
workshop class, and a modest stipend. Applicaton and more info here. Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2011.