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The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Sidewalk Empire, Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Thursday February 23rd -- Oakland

Nancy Hom: A Woman's Perspective

Nancy Hom features a retrospective of her silkscreen work of the last 30 years of women, mothers and children, as well as a display of her silkscreen process to celebrate women of color. More info here.

Opening reception: 6 to 8:30 pm

Oakland Asian Cultural Center

388 9th St, Suite 290, Oakland


Wednesday February 22nd -- San Francisco

Sidewalk Empire Booklet Launch

Hyphen's very own illustrator Eddie Ahn, celebrates the release of his first booklet, "the avenues," with original art for auction at the tres chic Ma'Velous Coffee and Wine Bar. More info available here.

7-9:00 pm

Ma'Velous Coffee & Wine Bar

1408 Market St, San Francisco

$10 entry

Thursday February 23rd -- San Francisco

Hep B Free + Beach Blanket Babylon

Join Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon for their second Asian Heritage Night. Organized by the AsianWeek Foundation, a portion of each ticket will benefit San Francisco Hep B Free -- a citywide effort to screen and vaccinate for Hepatitis B, which affects 1 in 10 APIs. Recently hailed as "A constant cascade of showstoppers" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Beach Blanket Babylon is the world's longest running musical revue. Asian Heritage Night guests will receive a special Beach Blanket Babylon gift. More info here.

8 pm

Club Fugazi

678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard, San Francisco

$25; tickets here

Thursday February 23rd -- NYC

Conversation with Artist Lee Mingwei

Join a tour of contemporary conceptual artist Lee Mingwei’s solo exhibition, with in-depth insight into The Travelers and The Quartet Project. Preceding this tour will be a presentation by Lee Mingwei of selected past work and a Q&A with the audience. More info here.

6:30 to 8 pm

Museum of Chinese in America

215 Centre St, New York


RSVP to flai(at)mocany(dot)org

Friday February 24th -- Boston

Corky Lee Exhibit: Asian Pacific Roots, American Soil

                    Photo by An Rong Xu

Photographer Corky Lee's exhibit Asian Pacific Roots, American Soil tells the story of the APIA movement, chronicling its history and bringing it to life. Light refreshments will served at opening reception.  Exhibit runs through April 21, 2012.

Opening reception with Artist: 6 to 8 pm

W/Y (Henry Wong and You King Yee Memorial) Gallery

One Nassau St, Unit 2, Boston

Friday February 24th -- Queens, NY

"Real Karaoke People"

    Jennifer Kwon Dobbs

Bringing together poetry and noraebang, "Real Karaoke People" is a literary reading/karaoke event that will: "harmonize, shake, split, and excavate the deeper musical notes of diasporic narratives centered on community, family, the romantic, and immigration." Inspired by Ed Bok Lee’s Real Karaoke People, this event will feature readings by Jennifer Kwon Dobbs and Grace M. Cho, followed by a line-up of works gathered through a submissions process. More info here.

7 pm

Place at Main KTV Bar & Lounge

36-Main St, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Law Enforcement, Media Stereotypes, & Civil Rights of Muslims in America

In response to the NYPD's admission to have used the inflammatory film The Third Jihad in training its officers, this panel discussion will give the story behind this discovery and detail the legal work it took to bring the information to public light. Panelists will also critique the film (and other media that capitalize on problematic stereotypes) whilst reflecting on the decay of civil rights in America for Arabs, Muslims, and other groups. Featuring Faiza Patel, Jack G. Shaheen, Ramzi Kassem, and Moustafa Bayoumi. The A is for Arab: Stereotypes in U.S. Popular Culture traveling exhibition will be on display prior to and following the event. More info here.

7 to 9 pm

19 University Place, Room 102, New York


RSVP here

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