Friends & Neighbors: Weekend Roundup (Feb 19-24, 2010)

We’re posting slightly later than usual this week, but still in time to let you know about some really interesting events!  Of especial note: two AAWW events (Purvi Shah Workshop and Jason Koo Book Party) and the SULU series in NYC, Flamenco-Inspired Poetry Reading by PAWA Arkipelago in SF, Marilyn Chin in San Jose, Smithsonian Annual Day of Remembrance for Japanese Internment (marking the anniversary of Executive Order 9066) in DC.  Also: don’t forget about the open mic series going on (Family Style in Philly and *SPARKLE* Queer-Friendly Open Mic in DC), and that in many cities, Lunar New Year festivities are not yet over. Check out your city’s newspaper or Chinatown web site to find out if festivities are still going on!

New York City

Creativity And Activism: Celebrating the Lives of Mine Okubo and Mishi Nishiura Weglyn
February 19 | 6-8:30 pm
New York University
5 Washington Place, Rm. 101
Please call, email, or use online form to RSVP

Quick Love: A One-Day Workshop on the Heart’s Poetry with Purvi Shah
February 20 | 1-4 pm
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, Suite 10A
Admission: $40 | $36 for members

Book Party for Jason Koo’s Man on Extremely Small Island
February 20 | 7-9 pm
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
$5 Suggested donation (open to the public)

SULU Series feat. Hanalei Ramos, Jay Legaspi, Jackie Mariano, Triangle Offense, Napon Pintong
February 21 | 8 pm
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (btwn. Houston and Bleeker)
Admission: $8 | $5 for students

Page Meets Stage Presents: Yusef Komunyakaa and Tyehimba Jess
February 24 | 8 pm
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (btwn. Houston and Bleeker)


Family Style Open Mic hosted by Yellow Rage (and feat. Jay Legaspi)
February 19 | 7:30 pm
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine St.
$5-10 sliding scale admission
(advance sign-ups highly recommended for performers)

San Francisco

The Art of Found Objects: A Visual Art Workshop with Truong Tran
February 20 | 10 am – 2 pm
Mina Dresden Gallery
312 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
$40 Registration Fee

Duende Within: Flamenco Inspired Poetry (presented by the PAWA Arkipelago Literary Series)
feat. poets Sandy Mcintosh, Eileen Tabios, Edwin Agustín Lozada, and Michelle Bautista
February 21 | 2 pm
Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission Street

San Jose, CA

Marilyn Chin (presented by the SJSU Center for Literary Arts)
Februrary 24 | 3 pm
Mt. Pleasant High School
1750 South White Rd.

Washington, D.C.

Smithsonian Annual Day of Remembrance, feat. Philip Kan Gotanda and Prof. Scott Kurishage
[Marking the 68th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066]
February 20 | 2 pm
Carmichael Auditorium
National Museum of American History
14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW

*SPARKLE* Open Mic Poetry hosted by Regie Cabico and Danielle Evennou
February 24 | 9 pm
Busboys & Poets (5th & K location)
1025 5th St. NW
Admission: $3 (wristbands sold at Global Exchange store starting 10 am)

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