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.
We’re so excited about this week’s giveaway! We’ve always been a huge supporter of Kollaboration and we’re so proud of how much they’ve grown and expanded – they’re now in 12 cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, New York City, Tulsa, San Francisco, and now, for the first time ever, Boston!
Boston is a truly unique city, in that it’s filled with talented young students and professionals from all around the world, so we’re not surprised that Kollaboration has finally settled in Boston. The event will be the first city-wide Asian American talent show competition featuring all kinds of performing artists, including vocalists, musicians, dancers and instrumentalists.
More impressive is the fact that the show was produced entirely by students and young professionals – there are a total of 34 team members representing 14 different schools in this one event.
Asian America’s favorite nerdcore rapper, Adam WarRock, is performing live at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles. Adam will rap about Marvel and DC comics, Doctor Who and other geektastic topics from his best-selling album, The War for Infinity, as well as the Oni Press Mixtape.
Also performing is stand-up comedian Baron Vaughn, who’s been featured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham.
Buy tickets here.
Monday, April 11th, 2011 8PM
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046 (map)
Our favorite indie rok bands, Vidulgi OoyoO, Galaxy Express and Idiotape are really breaking away from Hongdae and making the rounds in America!
The event, which will take place on March 25th, will support Global Resource Services‘ micronutrient program for nursing mothers and infants in North Korea. GRS is asking people to “through music, treat Han (sorrow) through Han (unity).”
While tickets are $18 online and $25 at the door, Han is asking for donations as well. Stunted growth can rarely be corrected, but it can be prevented and a donation of just $5 can sponsor a nursing mother or infant with essential nutritional support for a full year.
Those of you who were dying to see the indie acts, but couldn’t score tickets to the Seoulsonic tour or Coachella, can now see them live, while simultaneously making a difference!
Han is generously giving away TWO tickets (one pair) to the benefit concert!
For general donation and ticket purchases, please visit (http://hanconcert.blogspot.com/).
Date: March 25 (Friday)
Venue: Soiree (199 Bowery, New York, NY 10002)
Tickets: $18 online; $25 at door
To win the pair of tickets, leave a comment by 5 p.m. PST on Friday, March 18th.
Tweet this giveaway (include a link and mention our Twitter name, @KoreAm) for an extra entry. Link to your tweet in a separate comment. U.S. Entries Only.
The 29th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival begins today, with an opening night soiree at the Asian Art Museum.
SFIAAFF is the largest and one of the most prestigious showcases for Asian and Asian American films in America, and annually presents over 100 works in the Bay Area. The festival also features Asian American music and digital/interactive media.
Of the many critically acclaimed films SFIAAFF is showcasing, several are South Korean films, including A Lover’s Fragments, Florence, and the hit vengeance film, The Man From Nowhere (Ajushi).
Also screening is Dance Town, the final installment of director Jeong Kyu-hwan’s internationally acclaimed Town triology. Described as a “dark political allegory,” the film follows a North Korean table tennis player who is forced to defect to South Korea after her husband is arrested for possessing South Korean pornography and foreign products.