Friends & Neighbors: Weekend Roundup (Feb 4-10, 2010)

Lots going on this week. Especially interesting this week: Kundiman & Verlaine Reading Series in NYC, Vincent Who? Documentary Screening at the AAWW, poet Truong Tran’s “Lost & Found” exhibit opening. Don’t forget to also check out the beginnings of Lunar New Year festivities, which are starting in some cities this week (The New Year itself is on Feb. 14th).  The Museum of Chinese in America has a great list of New Year’s events going on in NYC and in Boston, DC, San Francisco, and Honolulu.


BU Creative Writing Faculty Reading (feat. Ha Jin, Louise Glück, Robert Pinsky, and others)
February 9th | 7:30 pm
BU School of Management Auditorum
Boston University


Poetry Cafe at the Chicago Public Library
February 8th | 6:30-7:45 pm
4904 S. Lake Park Avenue
Call (312) 747-0511 to register in advance.


Avante! (feat. Shin Yu Pai and Jerry Kelley)
2010 WordSpace Spring Reading Series
February 6th | 8 pm
Paperbacks Plus
6115 La Vista

Los Angeles

Beware of Cupid: A Valentine’s Day Show (dir. Julia Cho & Benjamin Kim)
Opening Feb. 5 (till Feb. 21) | Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 pm, Sundays @ 3 pm
The Actor’s Playpen
1514 N Gardner Street
Tickets: $14-$20

New York City

Artwall Performance (feat. Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai and Greg Tate)
Feburary 6th | 2 pm
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (btwn. Houston and Bleeker)

Jazz, the Japanese Connection at Nuyorican Poets Cafe
(Followed by Jazz Jam & Open Mic)
February 6th | 9 pm
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E. 3rd St (btwn B & C Aves)
$15 cover ($10 for jazz jam musicians)
Reservation Recommended; Purchase advance tickets here

Kundiman & Verlaine Reading Series (feat. Vijay Seshadri, Brian Carey Chung, & Alison Roh Park)
February 7th | 5 pm (open bar from 4-5)
110 Rivington St.
(Ludlow & Essex Sts.)
$5 donation

Vincent Who? Documentary Screening (Hosted by the AAWW)
February 10th | 7 to 9 pm
Asian American Writers Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, Suite 10A
Light refreshments served
$5 Suggested Donation (benefits the NY chapter of APA for Progress).


Yuyutsu RD Sharma Reads at the Sacramento Poetry Center
February 8th | 7:30 PM
Sacramento Poetry Center
1719 25th St.

San Francisco Bay Area

Opening Reception: “The Lost and Found” Solo Exhibit (the visual art of poet Truong Tran)
Presented by Kearny Street Workshop & Mina Dresden Gallery
February 5th | 7 to 9 pm
Mina Dresden Gallery
312 Valencia Street
San Francisco

(feat. poets Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu and Loa Niumeitolu, alongside other top artists)
February 5th | 8 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theater
3301 Lyon St., San Francisco
Preordered tickets: $40 General, $36 Family & Friends Discount, $15 Student
$10 Preorder Discounts available with code (Tickets $40 at the door)

American Chinatown Book Reading
February 9th | 6 pm
CHSA Museum & Learning Center
965 Clay St
San Francisco


W.S. Merwin & Friends – A Benefit for Copper Canyon Press
February 4 | 7 to 9 pm
Town Hall
1119 Eighth Ave.
Tickets start at $10

Washington, DC

“Call + Response” (16 visual artists & 16 writers – incl. poet Gerald Maa) at the Hamiltonian Gallery
Until February 13
Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U St, NW, Suite 101


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