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The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Between Two Worlds, A Celebration of Craftswomen

Now through Sunday December 19th -- Los Angeles

Laughing With My Mouth Wide Open

Actress and musician Gwendoline Yeo's show, Laughing With My Mouth Wide Open, is a celebration of her cultural journey from Singapore to America, accompanied by her performance on the gu-zheng (Chinese long zither). More info here.

El Centro Theatre

804 N. El Centro Ave, Los Angeles

$30; tickets here

Wednesday November 24th through Monday November 29th -- NYC

Contemporasian@MoMA: Ahasin Wetei

In this 2009 film, a man who apparently fell from the sky picks up a young woman and flees with her from a burning city to the countryside. His travels through a mythic landscape moves between realism and ritual in this tableau-like, episodic tale. Written and directed by Vimukthi Jayasundara, in Sinhalese with English subtitles. More info here.


11/24 & 11/26: 4 pm

11/27: 2 pm

11/28: 5:30 pm

11/29: 4 pm

Museum of Modern Art

11 W 53rd St, New York

$5-10; tickets here

Saturday November 27th and Sunday November 28th -- San Francisco

A Celebration of Craftswomen

Twenty Asian American craft artists --selling a variety of items ranging from jewelry to hand-made soaps, will participate in the 32nd Annual Celebration of Craftswomen. More info here.

Herbst Pavilion

Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

$7-9; tickets here


Screenwriting Competition

The ActNow Foundation presents "The Next 15 Minutes" screenwriting competition, open to writers under-represented in the American film industry with respect to ethnicity, gender, sexual identity and/or disability. All genres welcome. Submit the best 15 pages of your original script for the chance to be a part of a live staged reading at South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, New York. Winners will also receive a copy of Final Draft. Submission fee: $10. More info and guidelines here. Deadline: November 30, 2010.

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