Friends & Neighbors: Weekend Roundup (Dec. 3-7, 2009)

We took a break last week for the Thanksgiving holiday, but now we’re back — and there’s lots more going on this weekend!  As usual, please feel free to suggest updates and additions to this list.


PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Awards
Sunday, December 6 | 3-6 p.m.
Anna’s Jazz Island
2120 Allston Way


First Friday Chicago Poetry Love-In
+ Book Release for Cram 7: Poetry of Celebration
Friday, December 4 | 7 p.m.
Cafe Ballou
939 N. Western Ave.
Arrive early; bring a folding chair if possible

A Night of Bedlam Balladry
(Open Mic at Bon Bon Vietnamese Sandwiches)
Monday, December 7 | 8 to 10 p.m. (sign-ups begin at 7)
2333 W. North Ave, Bucktown

New York City

The Life and Death of Joshua Zweig [by Lauren Yee, dir. Marie Darden]
December 3-6

2009 Winter Forum Festival
The Looking Glass Theatre
422 W. 57th St.
General Admission: $18

TerraNOVA presents: Subterranean
(feat. Patrick Rosal, Martin Dockery, and LPFunk)
Thursday, December 3 | 10 p.m.
D-Lounge 101 East 15th Street
beneath the Daryl Roth Theatre
$10 Entry + 1 Drink Minimum

Best New Poets 2009 Reading Series
Saturday, December 5 | 7 p.m.
KGB Lit Bar
85 E. 4th St

Yoshiko Chuma’s Hold the Clock (A Reading)
dir. Yoshiko Chuma; performed by Yoshiko Chuma, Ursula Eagly, Jun Kim & Mina Nishimura
Saturday, December 5, 2009 | 7 p.m.
CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing)
123 4th Ave, 2nd FL
Tickets by donation at the door.

Poetiks and Politiks: Writers of Color Read
Sunday, December 6 | 5 p.m.
FREE! – at the Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowerey (btwn. Houston and Bleeker)

“Out of the Archive: Progress and Community” Panel
(part of the Dialogues in Visual Arts Series)
sponsored by the Asian American Arts Centre
Wednesday, December 9 | 7-9 p.m.
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
19 Chambers St. | $5 Admission (includes refreshments)


IlluminAsian Film Series: The Betrayal
Friday, December 4 | 7 p.m.
The Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine St.
FREE (donations gladly accepted)

San Francisco

Pinay Stories: Connection, Memory, Roots
presented by Babae SF and Gabriela USA
Saturday, December 5 | 8 p.m.
Off Market Theater
965 Mission St. #250
Tickets: $12

Community & Academic Writing Programs: A Panel for Emerging Writers
Presented by PAWA & Achiote Press
Sunday, December 6 | 2 p.m.
San Francisco Public Library, Latino Room B (lower level)
100 Larkin at Grove
FREE and open to the public; refreshments provided

Santa Monica, CA

Jude Narita in “From the Heart”
December 3-5 at 8 p.m. | December 6 at 3 p.m.
Miles Memorial Playhouse
1130 Lincoln Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Tickets: $12-$15

Washington, D.C.

Poetics of Labor: Poetry Inspired by Stories of Labor and Migrants
feat. Naomi Ayala and John Olivares Espinoza
December 5 at 11 am and 2 pm | December 6 at noon and 3 pm
National Museum of American History (in the “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program” Gallery)
14th & Constitution Ave., NW

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