Friends & Neighbors: Weekend Roundup (Nov. 13-15, 2009)

For your perusal, a list of interesting literary, arts, and cultural events happening in different cities this weekend. (To add to this list, leave a comment below; we will continue to check back and update it during the next few days).


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New York City

PageTurner (The AAWW’s Annual Literary Festival)
November 13 | Cocktail Reception & Gala Dinner at Vermilion
November 14 | Reading Events & Awards Ceremony at powerHouse Arena
powerHouse Arena, D.U.M.B.O.
37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tickets: Start at $5 per reading event, $20 for full day pass

Rattapallax Magazine Reading (feat. Joseph O. Legaspi, Yusef Komunyakaa, and others)
November 15
4pm Open Bar. Events starts at 5pm.
Verlaine, 110 Rivington St. (off Essex St)

MIAAC09 Film Festival
November 11-15
Festival Centerpiece Screening of TAHAAN (Nov 13)
Closing Night Screenings & Awards (Nov 15)
Tickets: start at $15 ($12 for IAAC Members and Students)

San Francisco

US Book Launch of Merlinda Bobis’s The Solemn Lantern Maker
Presented by Kularts, Arkipelago Books, & PAWA, Inc.
November 14 | 3 PM | FREE
Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission St. (@ 6th St.)

Oakland

Mr. Hyphen 2009
November 14 | 7-10 PM | Hosted by D’Lo
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
(Pacific Renaissance Plaza, second floor)
Advance Tickets (sold until 4 pm Nov 13): $15 | At the Door: $20
“All ages welcome, 21+ for alcohol”

Minneapolis

Sun Yung Shin reads at the Minnesota Transracial Film Festival
November 14 | 5:15 PM
Oak Street Cinema
Tickets: $20 for the day ($10 student discount with ID)

Boston

East Meets Words Open Mic Series (feat. Jamila Woods & Fatimah Asghar)
November 13 | 8pm | $3 Suggested Donation
East Meets West Bookstore
934 Mass Ave., Cambridge
“’East Meets Words’ is the only Asian American open mic series in all of New England . . . all you need to participate is a voice or an ear. Come by during an open mic and share some of you secrets and soul.”

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