The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Spotlight 2.0, LOL

March 28, 2012

Wednesday March 28th -- NYC

The New Asian City

Join this panel discussion and book launch with Jini Kim Watson. Drawing
on a wide array of literary, film, and political works, and juxtaposing close
readings of the built environment, Watson demonstrates how processes of
migration and construction in the hypergrowth urbanscapes of Seoul, Taipei, and
Singapore crystallize. More info here.

6 to 8 pm

NYU Humanities Initiative

20 Cooper Square, 5th floor, New York


Thursday March 29th -- Philadelphia

Spotlight 2.0

Temple University'Asian Students' Association presents Spotlight 2.0 -- a talent showcase featuring Clara C and D’Pryde. More info here.

7 pm

Temple Performing Arts Center

1837 North Broad Street, Philadelphia,

$12 pre-sale / $15 door / $35-75 VIP; tickets here

Thursday March 29th -- Oakland

OHANA Happy Hour + Open Mic

Mingle and network
with the East Bay pan-Asian arts community at this open mic
series/happy hour. Open mic open to all, with 15
spots available. Presented by Studio Rama and OACC. More info here.

5:30 to 9 pm


1727 Telegraph Ave, Oakland


Thursday March 29th -- San Francisco


This month's MATCHA art mixer features comedian Dan Nainan. Of Indian and Japanese descent, Intel
engineer-turned-comedian Nainan has performed all over the world and appeared in
an Apple commercial, The Last Airbender, at TedIndia, and the Democratic
National Convention. Admission includes the Maharaja exhibit and collection galleries, a "caption this comic" contest, and after-hours music provided by DJ King Most. More info here.

5 to 9 pm

Asian Art Museum

200 Larkin St, San Francisco


Sunday April 1st --Oakland

Pinay Lives & Voices

Philippine American Writers & Artists (PAWA) and Oakland Asian Cultural Center presents Pinay Lives & Voices, an afternoon of Filipina literature and storytelling in celebration of Women's History Month. Featuring artists Vangie BuellBarbara Jane Reyes, Camille Robles,
and Rina Ayuyang. More info here.

3 to 5 pm

Oakland Asian Cultural Center

388 9th Street, Suite 290, Oakland


Tuesday April 3rd -- Los Angeles

Tuesday Night Cafe

Join Tuesday Night Project for
the start of their 14th season (or watch it online). Hosted by Johneric
Concordia, with DJ Waxstyles. Featuring Sessions LA Youth Artists, Jenny Yang, Ninjas for Social Justice, Andrew Figueroa Chiang and more. More info here.

7:30 pm; Open mic sign-ups at 6:45pm

Live broadcast begins at 7:30 pm here

The Aratani Courtyard

120 Judge John Aiso St, Los Angeles