It’s Monday Giveaway time … on a Wednesday!
Here’s another treat for our Los Angeles readers, we are giving away two tickets to the L.A. premiere of “Kimchi Chronicles,” the long-awaited PBS show about Korean food and culture, to be held on Wednesday, July 6.
The brainchild of the lovely and talented Marja Vongerichten, who happens to be married to world-renowned chef Jean-Georges, “Kimchi Chronicles” is a 13-part series which will make its nationwide debut on July 7.
Our February 2011 feature about Marja and her new show describes it best:
Part documentary, part culinary adventure, this multi-episode journey takes viewers on a toothsome tour of South Korea—from Seoul to Busan to Jeju Island—with Vongerichten exploring the cuisine of the peninsula known for its spicy kick. Think Anthony Bourdain meets the Travel Channel, but with a curvier guide hosting.
One lucky winner and a friend will attend the private VIP screening at the CGV Cinemas in the heart of L.A.’s Koreatown, followed by a VIP reception in the Madang Courtyard. It’s a great space, we recently hosted the Hangover 2 after-party there!
To win tickets, please leave a comment telling us what your favorite Korean dish is and why. For an additional chance to win, simply retweet our @KoreAm tweet about the giveaway.
Winner will be picked at random unless someone comes up with something really funny.
The contest ends on Friday, July 1 at 5PM PST, please leave a valid email address that you check daily.
WHAT: Kimchi Chronicles Screening and Reception
WHERE: CGV Cinemas, 621 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles
WHEN: Wednesday, July 6 at 6:30pm
For those of you in the Los Angeles area, we have a treat for you.
Brian Joo of Fly to the Sky fame will be performing in Hollywood THIS Friday. That means a night of awesome K-Pop music with Brian singing songs off his new album Unveiled.
We have ONE PAIR of VIP TICKETS and ONE PAIR of regular tickets to give away. VIP includes meet and greet with Brian himself and a photo opportunity!
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We’re big fans of Kollaboration, but we really like Kollaboration Acoustic. It’s a lot more mellow and you really get a sense of the the talent involved. This year’s Acoustic competition will take place on Friday, June 17 and will, as usual, feature some of the best emerging musical talents from the API community.
This year’s selected artists are: Alexa Yoshimoto (Singer-Songwriter), Chrizle (Singer-Songwriter), Ensemble Memo (Symphonic Group), Jason Yano (Singer-Songwriter), Lindsey Yung (Singer-Songwriter), The Mood Junkies (Acoustic Trio), Nessa Rica (Singer-Songwriter), Teesa (Singer-Songwriter), and Tranley (Singer-Songwriter).
Kollaboration Acoustic 5 will also feature a special comedy performance by comedian KT Katara, who’s appeared on ABC Family’s Greek and Showtime’s Californication, as well as a special guest performance by Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Priscilla Ahn. (We’ve seen her live, and she’s amazing.)
Buy your tickets now, before they sell out!
One Day’s Wages, a grassroots movement, is hosting its first ever benefit party in the greater Los Angeles area. The organization, which aims to alleviate extreme global poverty, promotes awareness, invites simple giving and supports sustainable relief. By inspiring people around the world to donate one day’s wages, ODW has raised over $600,000 in the past 1.5 years. The funds are donated to small organizations that are already fighting extreme poverty around the world.
One Day’s Wages and its founder, Eugene Cho, invite you to join them in Santa Monica, CA on Thursday, May 5, for a benefit featuring live music, complimentary appetizers and a brief message. There is no entrance fee, but donations are welcome. All funds will go directly to support ODW and its mission.
Readers! What are you planning on doing this weekend?
We know that you guys are spread out all over the country, but we just wanted to give some of you a few fun ideas for the weekend!
The Center for Asian Pacific American Students and student organizers at the Claremont Colleges are hosting One Beat for Japan, a relief benefit showcase. The outdoor event will feature local talent, including America’s Best Dance Crew’s Beat Freaks and Paul Dateh, to raise money for the disaster relief. The showcase is TONIGHT (Thursday, April 14th) at Pitzer College. The event is open to the public, with a suggested minimum donation of $5. Check out more information here.
Toebang in Koreatown, Los Angeles, is hosting a “Seng-mak Day” today (Thursday, April 14th)! All bottles of Seng makgeolli, a type of rice wine (which is apparently healthy for you!), will be only $5.99!
In addition to today’s special, you can also take advantage of the Happy Hour Special, from 5pm-8pm, which gives you 50 percent off food. The staff checked the place out yesterday and we all loved the cheese corn and the cheese ddukbokki (what can we say – we like cheese), and it was a great place to watch the game – not enough people to make you feel claustrophobic, but enough of a crowd to reassure you you’re in the right place.
The Center for Pacific Asian Family is hosting two events this month, in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The first event is a FREE verbal and physical self-defense workshop at USC’s El Centro Chicano Lecture Hall, this Friday, April 15th, from 2pm to 4:30pm.The next event, language interpretation training for work with domestic violence and sexual assault victims isn’t until next week, April 23, but is definitely something worth checking out! To register for the training, download the Nondirect Services Volunteer Application here.