The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Baat Cheet, The Spot Open House

December 7, 2011


Thursday December 8th -- NYC

Brainstorm! How to Publish & Distribute Your Own Writing

           Emily Rubin, photo by Billy Tompkins

Still sitting on that manuscript or haven't had much luck with
publishers? At this
roundtable, participants will discuss new, innovative ways to reach a
modern audience of readers. Emily Rubin will share how her novel Stalina
became a success after she submitted her manuscript to the Amazon
Breakthrough Novel Award Contest. With Ram Devineni (editor and publisher at
Rattapallax), Inbal Gould and Joshua Gould (co-founders of
Writers Out), and Daniel Machlin (Executive Editor at Futurepoem Books). Andrea Louie,
Executive Director of the Asian American Arts Alliance and author of Moon Cakes, will moderate. More info here.

6:30 to 8 pm

Asian American Writers' Workshop

110-112 W 27th St, 6th floor, New York

$10; tickets here

Engage 2012 National Summit

is a national summit
of policy experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and key stakeholders working
on issues related to immigration, racial justice and equity, economic security,
LGBTQ rights, and reproductive and environmental justice.  Engage
2012 will bring together a cross-section of leading national civil and human
rights leaders. The event
will be moderated by Sheryl Huggins
Solomon, Managing Editor of The Root and include Anika Rahman,
President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women, Maria Teresa Kumar, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Voto
Latino, Susan Herman, President
of the ACLU, Rea Carey,
Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and others. More info here.

6 to 8 pm

NYU Kimmel Center

60 Washington Square South, New York


Friday December 9th -- NYC

Party for Diary of a Radical Cancer Warrior

Jazz musician, writer, and social activist Fred Ho celebrates the release of his new memoir, Diary of A
Radical Cancer Warrior
, with performances, readings, and tributes from some
of his closest friends. Poets Quincy
(first official poet laureate of California), Robert Kocik (The Prosodic Body),
Magdalena Gómez (artistic
director of Teatro Vida), and Tiokasin
(First Voices Indigenous Radio) will share their work. Comedian Jennifer Kidwell
roasts the guest of honor and Pua Ali'i
'Ilima o Nuioka will perform the hula. More info here.

7 pm

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at

41-51 East 11th Street, 7th Floor, New York

$15; tickets here (includes free CD)

Saturday December 10th -- Oakland

Filipino Soup For the Soul Workshop

warm your body and soul. Led by Aileen Suzara of Kitchen Kwento, you will make two down-to-earth Filipino soups
perfect for the cold season, from the ginger-inflected tinola, to sinigang
made sour with tamarind. Keeping in the spirit of traditional
foods, the group will incorporate seasonal produce. Following the workshop, the group will
share the meal and informal conversation on Filipino foods in the US, the loss
and preservation of recipes, and adapting foods into kitchens far from
the homeland. Menu: Chicken Tinola, Sinigang, rice (vegetarian options can be made). More info here.

10:30 am to 1 pm

Oakland Asian Cultural Center

388 9th St, Suite 290, Oakland

$30/person (includes handouts & materials); register here

Saturday December 10th -- Los Angeles

Post-It Show 7

Giant Robot presents Post-It Show 7. Curated
by artists Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson in conjunction with Giant Robot,
the show is slated to feature roughly 2,000 works by noted contributors for $20. These pieces will be on standard-sized 3″ x 3″ Post-It notes. (Larger
sizes of 4″ x 4″ and 6″ x 6″ will cost a bit more.) The pieces will be
cash-and-carry, making it a chance to find one-of-a-kind yet affordable
holiday gifts. Exhibit runs through December 29th, 2011.

Opening Reception: 6:30 to 10 pm


2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles


Gallery Walk Through & Book Signing with Patrick Nagatani

                                                photo by Karen Kuehn

Take a tour of the
exhibition Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978-2008 with the artist. In conjunction with the exhibition Desire for Magic: Patrick

2 to 4 pm

Japanese American National Museum

369 East 1st St, Los Angeles


Saturday December 10th -- San Francisco

Parol Lantern Festival & Parade

It’s that time of the year again, when
the community makes parol lanterns and holiday decor to adorn
their houses for the yuletide season. The Parol Lantern Festival & Parade
will start at Yerba Buena Lane and end at Jessie Square and/or
St. Patrick's Church, where program festivities will take place. With live entertainment and a parol gallery. More info here.

5 to 9 pm

Jessie Square and Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco


Baat Cheet: A Feast
of Talks about Indian Culture


              by Sanjay Patel

Ten Bay Area taste-makers will give five-minute presentations about the impact of
Indian culture and art on their creative work. From Bollywood to
yoga, street food to poetry and art, South Asia has inspired creativity
across the world. Speakers include: Pixar animator Sanjay Patel, poet
and psychiatrist Ravi Chandra, artist Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, and more. More info here.

2 pm

Asian Art Museum

200 Larkin St, San Francisco

FREE with museum

Kimochi Silver Bells Arts & Crafts Faire

Mark your calendar and get plenty of holiday shopping done at this free one-day event
featuring handcrafted items made by more than 80 talented APIA artisans. Bring cash! More info here.

10 am to 4 pm

The Event Center at St Mary’s Cathedral

1111 Gough Street, San Francisco


Free Kimochi shuttle service to/from Japantown (pick-up/drop-off at
Peace Plaza on Post St.)

Monday December 12th -- Oakland

The Spot Open House

Come check out the new location for The
, a project of the Chinatown Youth Center Initiative and one of the first collaborative youth centers targeting API youth. Meet youth, collaborative partners, and learn more about The Spot.
Light refreshments will be served. More info here.

5:30 to 7 pm

The Spot

299 13th St, Oakland

Please RSVP to sherilyn(at)thespotoakland(dot)org.


Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies
(APAICS) Seeking Intern

APAICS is a national
non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting APA participation and representation at all levels of the
political process, from community service to elected office. APAICS offers unpaid internships throughout the year for undergraduate
and graduate students interested in working on issues affecting the APA community. Interns must be located in the Washington DC
area and may be able to receive school credit for their work. Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing
sample to tgogue(at)apaics(dot)org with the Subject Line:
“APAICS Office Internship.” In the cover letter, please indicate the reason you
are interested in working with APAICS, the type of work you would like to do,
the time frame and approximate number of hours you can commit per week, the
level of computer skills you possess, and any additional languages you
speak. Your writing sample should be a one-page, double-spaced essay on
one of the following topics: any Asian Pacific American in political office
(current or former), a key issue facing the APA community, or a reflection on
your own community involvement.
If you have any additional
questions, please contact APAICS at (202) 296-9200.

Angry Asian Man Seeking Intern

Angry Asian Man is
looking to bring on an Angry Asian Intern for ten weeks,
starting in January 2012, to assist with various tasks that include but are not
limited to writing, editing and research for the blog. Looking for a
mature, progressive, pop-culture savvy, responsible, detail-oriented and hard-working
individual with great writing and editing skills, experience publishing with blogging platforms (Blogger, Wordpress, etc.), strong familiarity with social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), basic
understanding of HTML, ability to work independently and meet deadlines, passion for Asian American issues/arts/current events, and a good sense of humor. A small stipend
might be available.