Friends & Neighbors: Weekend Roundup (Dec. 17-21, 2009)

This week, in addition to readings, open mic’s & performances, we’ve also included a couple of local book sale events.  And be sure to check out your local independent bookseller or a university or small press’s online shop this week if you’re looking for holiday gifts; help support the dedicated small businesses that make the publication and promotion of contemporary poetry possible!


Open Orchestra by the Boston Progress Collective
(Sister program to East Meets Words open mic series)
December 18 | 8 pm
934 Massachusetts Ave.
$3 minimum donation for participants or audience
nobody turned away for lack of funds / all ages welcome


Gerber/Hart Library Holidaze Book Sale
(Includes both LGBT & non-LGBT books; Silent Auction)
Dec 18 & 19 from 12-4 pm | Dec 20 from 12 – 6 pm
1127 W. Granville Ave.

New York City

Ching Chong Chinaman by Lauren Yee (A Staged Reading)
December 18 | 7 pm
The Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
520 Eighth Avenue – between 36th and 37th Streets
3rd Floor – Bruce Mitchell Room
$10 Suggested Donation at the Door

Sweet Karma by Henry Ong, an Immigrant Theatre Project Production
December 19 @ 2 and 8 pm; December 20 @ 3 pm
Queens Theatre in the Park
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY
$20 Regular Admission; student, senior, and multi-show discounts

HAPA-PALOOZA! feat. Koba, Samantha Chase, Michelle Meyers, Jared Rehberg, Una Osata
Presented by The Sulu Series
December 20 | 8 pm
The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (btwn. Houston and Bleeker)
Can’t make it to NYC?  Watch it live on the web.


Family Style Open Mic feat. Thaddeus Rutkowski
Theme: “HAPA HAPPY: Celebrating all that is Mixed and Multi”
December 18 | 7:30 pm
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Sliding Scale Admission: $5-$10

San Francisco

Kearney Street + Kaya:  SF Thomasson Release & Holiday Party
December 18 | 6 to 9 pm
PariSoma, 1436 Howard St. @ 10th
FREE Admission

5th Annual South Asian Writers Event, feat. Summi Kaipa and Latika Mangrulkar
December 19 | 3 pm
SF Public Library – Main Library Latino/Hispanic B
100 Larkin St. (at Grove)

Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale (80% everything)
Dec 17 from 5-7 pm | Dec 18 from 9 am – 7 pm | Dec 19 from 10 am – 5 pm
Chronicle Books
680 Second St
Between Townsend and Brannan

Washington, D.C.

American Sign Language Poetry Open Mic
December 18 | 11 pm
Busboys & Poets Restaurant, Langston Room
14th & V Streets NW, historic U Street neighborhood
$3 Admission

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