The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Formosa, Migrants for Export

March 14, 2012

Thursday March 15th -- NYC

Industry Spotlight: Developing The Solo

This Industry Spotlight presented by AAFilmlab is for actors looking for
effective, autonomous ways to create their own work. Cindy Cheung is the writer
and performer of Speak Up Connie, directed by BD Wong, and will explain the
considerations that went into writing and performing her solo piece. Cindy also talk about figuring out what you want to write
about, negotiating what personal stories to share, the unique situation of
being alone on stage for 75 minutes, the power of generating one's own work,
collaborating with a director, as well as some technical ins and outs and
marketing. With an open Q&A to follow. More info here.

7 to 9 pm

The Azure Lounge

333 E 91 Street, New York

Suggested donation: $3-5

RSVP here or to info(at)AAFilmlab(dot)com with "RSVP March 15th" in subject line

Formosa by Kelly Tsai

In 1566, Portuguese sailors spotted the island of Taiwan and renamed it
"La Ilha Formosa" on their sailing maps. From 1967 to 1987, Barbie dolls were solely manufactured in a small industrial
town in northern Taiwan. Inspired by the image of men and women
working in this Taiwanese factory to create American icons of beauty, Formosa is a solo show by Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai which pushes the questions of global capital, beauty,
exploitation, and choice contrasting the experiences of these factory workers with the material creation
of this Western icon. Through poetry, multimedia, movement, and
spectacle, she explores how, decades later, global economy leads women of color
to strive for standards of Western beauty through skin lightening,
eyelid surgery, jawbone shaving and other (at times) gruesome forms of
self-mutilation. More info here.

6:30 to 8 pm

Museum of Chinese in America

215 Centre St, NY

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

Thursday March 15th and Friday March 16th -- Irvine, CA

Reigniting Community Symposium

The UC Irvine Law School is holding a symposium on APIA identity called "Reigniting Community". The conference includes a screening of the documentary, Vincent Who? and discussions
around the issues of APA rights, education, LGBTQ APIA issues, and more. More info here.

University of CA, Irvine

School of Law

Registration fee: $20; registration here

Saturday March 17th -- Minneapolis

Light/Dark Show: Isolating the Senses

                     Colin Kopp

Yes! Lets Collective is teaming up with an array of local visual
artists to present The Light / Dark Show: Isolating the Senses.
In a time when we are constantly over-stimulated by lights and sounds, images
and advertisement, the Yes! Lets Collective invites you to this opportunity
to isolate your senses for an evening of visual and audio art at Wing Young Huie’s Third Place Gallery. The event will
culminate in a discussion with the artists, followed by ping pong and karaoke.
Refreshments will be served. More info here.

7 pm

The Third Place

Wing Young Huie Photography Gallery

3730 Chicago Avenue South, Studio B, Minneapolis,

Suggested Donation: $5-10

Saturday March 17th -- Seattle

Famiy Fun Day at the Wing

Make two and three-dimensional Japanese paper doll art with Pierce County
artist Mizu Sugimura. Create a colorful memento
to take home while Sugimura shares an introduction to Japanese
doll-making, associated with the traditional festival day of Hina Matsuri.

1 to 3 pm

Community Hall

Wing Luke Asian Museum

719 South King St, Seattle


Saturday March 17th -- San Francisco

Migrants for Export Book Reading

In Migrants for
: How the Philippine State Brokers Labor to
the World
, Robyn Magalit Rodriguez investigates how and why the Philippine
government transformed itself into what she calls "a labor brokerage state",
which actively prepares, mobilizes, and regulates its citizens for migrant work
abroad. Drawing on ethnographic research of the Philippine government’s
migration bureaucracy, interviews, and archival work, Rodriguez presents a new
analysis of neoliberal globalization and its consequences for nation-state
formation. Rodriguez will be in San Francisco for a book event sponsored
by the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns' (NAFCON) Northern California
Regional Chapter.

5 to 8 pm

Bayanihan Community

1010 Mission Street, San Francisco

Saturday March 17th -- Los Angeles

Cold Tofu Improv

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Cold Tofu Improv -- your suggestions make each show happen! Come wearing something
green and be entered into a raffle for prizes. 

7:30 pm

Maryknoll JCC Auditorium

222 S. Hewitt Street, Los Angeles


Sundays, starting March 18th -- Oakland

Filipino Martial Arts Classes

is a Filipino Martial Art with a
weapons-based system that also incorporates empty hand and
joint locking techniques. Founded by Grand Master Robert Castro,
whose 30 plus years of Martial Arts experience led him to the creation of this
unique and effective style. Grand Master Castro has granted Guro Chris Wallace to instruct at the Oakland
Asian Cultural Center. Experience the history, culture, and beauty of this
highly effective, well integrated, self-defense system and art form, which can
be traced back almost 2,000 years. More info here.

Oakland Asian Cultural Center

Ninth Street, Suite 290, Oakland

Tuition:  Youth (ages 5-16):
$17 drop-in or $150 10-Class Package

Adults (ages 17+): $25 drop-in or $225 10-Class Package

Sunday March 18th -- Los Angeles

Risograph Printing Workshop with Never Press

Never Press will bring a Risogrpah machine to Giant Robot 2 for this workshop. Participants will learn how to make prints that look like silkscreens
in multi-colors, and to create
imagery to print on the spot. More info here.

Open workshop 1 to 6 pm

Giant Robot 2

2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles

$3+ donation for materials

Through Sunday March 18th -- Los Angeles

All My Sons

The Matrix Theatre Company brings back its acclaimed
multiracial staging of Arthur Miller's All My Sons for a limited run, ending March 18. World War II has ended and Joe Keller, an airplane parts
manufacturer, is caught in a personal battle between social responsibility and
business success that could threaten his quest for the American dream. More info and showtimes here.

The Matrix Theatre

7657 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles

$25; tickets here