Friends & Neighbors: Weekend Roundup (Jan. 12-20, 2010)

It’s the first Weekend Events Roundup of the New Year! (And of the decade, we might add). There’s a lot of things going on this weekend in the literary arts world.  Monday (January 18th) is also Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  We hope that, in addition to considering what arts events you’d like to check out, you’ll also consider attending a celebratory event or participating in service or activism this weekend in honor of his work and legacy.


Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai at Northwestern (Spoken Word Performance + Q&A)
January 14 @ 8 pm and January 15 @ 3:30 pm
Northwestern University, Norris Center, McCormick Auditorium
1999 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL

Concord, NH

Janice Y.K. Lee at Gibson’s Bookstore
January 18 | 7 pm
Gibson’s Bookstore
27 South Main Street

New York City

TyperwriterGirls Poetry Cabaret (feat. readings by Patrick Rosal and Huang Xiang)
January 17 | 6 pm
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (Between Houston & Bleeker)
$7 admission

World of Poetry & PAF Shab-e She’r Present: Dalia Sofer
Open Mic to follow reading
January 20 | 6 pm
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (Between Houston and Bleecker)
or, watch this event live on the web

Medea and Its Double (Seoul Factory for the Performing Arts)
through January 24; Thurs – Sat @ 8 pm
LaMaMa Experimental Theatre Club
74A East 4th St.
Tickets $18


Words Expressed—Oliver de la Paz, Rick Barot, Donna Miscolta, Toni Bajado
Filipino Poets & Writers Reading, presented by the United Filipino Club of Seattle University
January 14 | 7 pm
Seattle University, Le Roux Room (Student Center 160)
12th and Cherry St.’s
FREE and open to the public

Pimone Triplett at Open Books
January 14 | 7:30 PM
Open Books: A Poem Emporium
2414 N. 45th Street

Allen Say at the Wing Luke Asian Museum
January 16 | 4 pm
Wing Luke Asian Museum
719 S. King Street

Skagit River Poetry Festival Showcase (feat. Oliver de la Paz and others)
January 16 | 7 pm
Village Books
1200 Eleventh Street
Bellingham, WA

San Francisco Bay Area

Growing Up Filipino II Book Launch
Hosted by PAWA Arkipelago
January 16 | 2-5 pm
Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission St., San Francisco

Washington, D.C.

14th Annual Poetry Extravaganza In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
presented by Collective Voices
January 16 | noon-5 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, Auditorium A-5
901 G St., NW
First-come, first-serve seating (groups of 10+ encouraged to register in advance)
202-727-1281 for more information

SULU D.C. Jan 16 Show
feat. Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, Simone Jacobson, Elahe, Taiyi Sun, Marco Mercado, DJ Mars Noble
January 16 @ 7 pm – January 17 @ 2 am
Doors open at 6:30, Show at 7, Dance party at 10
Almaz Restaurant and Lounge
1212 U Street NW
$10 general admission | $8 students
All ages; attendees under 21 will need supervision after the show

“Sunday Kind of Love” — Celebrating Four Years With Young DC Poets
Open Mic + Set Readings (feat. Abdul Ali, Danielle Evennou, and Adam Pellegrini)
January 17 | 4 pm
Busboys & Poets (Langston Room)
14th and V Streets NW
FREE and open to all.

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