Friends & Neighbors: Weekend Roundup (Dec. 11-16, 2009)

A short-ish list this time around.  Events happening this weekend – and into next weekend – for your perusal.  As usual, please feel free to suggest updates and additions. 


East Meets Words Open Mic Series feat. Kevin Nadal
December 11 | 8 pm
East Meets West Bookstore
934 Mass. Ave.
Cambridge, MA
$3 Suggestion Donation

Los Angeles Area

Grace Kim and the Spiders from Mars – catch it before Lodestone closes!
Dec. 12 a| 8 p.m. (playing Saturdays through Dec. 20th)
Lodestone Theater Company
GTC Burbank
Burbank, CA
$12 general admission

Cold Tofu and Room to Improv together
December 12 | 7 to 9 pm
Maryknoll Japanese Catholic Center Auditorium
222 S. Hewitt Street, Los Angeles 90012
(Located east of Alameda, between 2nd & 3rd streets)
FREE parking available on the property and on Hewitt Street.
Admission $10 (a portion of the proceeds goes to Philippines National Red Cross to help typhoon victims)

New York City

RANGOON staged reading + Q&A
with the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
December 11 | 7 pm
520 Eighth Avenue – between 36th and 37th Street
3rd Floor – Bruce Mitchell Room
RSVP: info[at]
$10 suggested donation collection at the door

Rosa Loses Her Face (Queens Theatre in the Park)
December 12 at 2 pm and 8 pm; December 13 at 3 pm
Claire Shulman Playhouse / Main Stage
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing, NY
Regular Tickets: $32-$38

San Francisco

Hyphen Holiday Happy Hour
December 11 | 5-10 pm
Lot 46 Lounge
46 Geary Street, San Francisco
21+ |  $5-$10 sliding scale donation
First 50 get a free magazine


An Evening of Poetry in Translation with Robert McNamara & Carolyne Wright (feat. Bengali poetry)
December 11 | 7 p.m.
Village Books
1200 Eleventh Street
Bellingham, Washington 98225

Washington, D.C.

K. Silem Mohammed, Lacey Hunter, Ken Jacobs at Bridge Street Books
December 14 | 7:30 pm
Bridge Street Books
2814 Pennsylvania Ave., NW 20007

Konrad Ng at the Smithsonian – Brown Bag Lunch Lecture
New Media and New Asian American Cultural and Political Engagement
December 16 | 12 pm to 1:30 pm
Presidential Suite, National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Limited Space.  Call to reserve a spot: 202.633.2692.

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