This Week’s Happenings 11.5-11.13
Seriously Mr. Calendar, how is it already November? You’re forgiven; though I may be a bit biased over November, because it is: my birthday month, the start of cozy holidays, and the beginning of Holiday Happenings.
11th Annual KOLLABORATION Show
When : Nov. 5, 2011
Where: Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 5, 2011
How: For ticket and event information, visit: http://www.kollaboration.org/
Kollaboration, the largest showcase for Asian Pacific Islander (API) talent in North America, announced 24-year-old South Korean singer G.NA as its headliner for its 11th annual show at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Saturday, November 5.
“We’re excited to have G.NA at our largest Kollaboration show yet because she has been making headlines in South Korea since her debut in 2010,” said Roy Choi, executive producer and CEO of Kollaboration. “Like many of our competing performers, she started out young and is bold in sharing her talent with the world.”
Kollaboration will wrap up the 2011 series of nationwide shows with its 11th annual show in Los Angeles. Other special guest performers taking the stage include symphonic quintet Ensemble Memo, singer-songwriter Clara C, and comedian and founder of Kollaboration, Paul “P.K.” Kim. The eight finalist performers will be competing for the chance to win the grand prize of $2,000, and the audience choice prize of $1,000.
3rd i South Asian Films Presents: 3rd i’s 9th Annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival
When : November 9-13, 2011
Where: Opening at the Mission institution, the Roxie Cinema on Wednesday, November 9
and continuing there Thursday/Friday, November 10-11
Moving to the Castro Theatre on Saturday, November 12
and returning to the Roxie & the Little Roxie on Sunday, November 13
How: Tickets and passes for the festival will be available online starting October 14, 2011 through the festival website www.thirdi.org/festival
From art-house classics to documentaries, from innovative and experimental visions to cutting edge Bollywood, 3rd i is committed to promoting diverse images of South Asians through independent film.
SFISAFF is the oldest South Asian film festival in the US, and is the premiere showcase for South Asian cinema in the Bay Area. The 2011 festival will present 16 programs featuring films from India, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tibet and USA. This will include five days of shorts, documentaries, and feature films from South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora.
Rules of Engagement
When: Thursday at 8:30/7:30c
As actors and actresses of Indian descent continue to make their presence known in Hollywood, there are those who have come to Prime Time as well. Adhir Kalyan of CBS’s Rules of Engagement is one of those actors. Born in 1983 and raised in Durban, South Africa, Kalyan made himself known in the reoccurring role as Timmy in Season 3, and became part of the sitcom’s regular cast during Season 4. Kalyan’s character plays an immigrant from India (by way of South Africa) and Russell (David Spade’s) assistant who is often the reluctant go-to guy for solving Russell’s problems.
You can catch Kaylan on Season 6’s Rules every Thursday 8:30/7:30c.