Get in style for spring (have you purchased Audrey’s spring issue yet?) at the Simply Stylist seminar and shopping event in Hollywood, perform at open mics in New York, conquer prose poetry at a free workshop, and more this week!
WHAT: Simply Stylist Seminar and Shopping Event
Clear your calendar for an intimate seminar, shopping and networking event featuring influential fashion bloggers, stylists, designers, and editors! E!’s Catt Sadler will host an interactive ‘Tweet-in’ panel discussion featuring Jeanne Yang (Katie Holmes’ celebrity stylist) and other panelists.
WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 1pm-midnight
W Hotel Hollywood
6250 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
HOW: Purchase tickets online.
Shopping event: $20
Seminar & shopping event: $125
Luncheon & networking mixer plus the above: $150
VIP seating and priority meet & greet with panelists plus the above: $200
WHAT: Asian American Arts Alliance March Town Hall
Make enriching and inspiring connections – sign up to make a one-minute pitch or perform an excerpt of work (maximum four minutes) and mingle afterward at the potluck.
a4 is dedicated to strengthening Asian American artists and arts/cultural groups in New York City’s diverse and vibrant artistic community through funding, promotion, and community building.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 6, 10am-12pm
Chen Dance Center
70 Mulberry St, 2nd Floor (between Canal and Bayard St.)
New York, NY 10013
Subways: N Q R J Z B D 4 6
HOW: Register for the town hall.
WHAT: Photographer’s talk featuring award-winning photographer Wu Pi-he
Meet Wu Pin-he, celebrated photographer and founding member of China’s most influential Lishui international photography festival as he shares insights. Several winning pieces from the festival featuring beautiful landscapes will be on display.
Light refreshments will be provided.
WHEN: Sunday, March 4, 10am-noon
Pacific Asia Museum
46 N. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
HOW: Admission is free for museum members, $9 for adults, $7 for students
WHAT: Mouth to Mouth Open Mic
Attend the monthly open mic to hear talented playwright and director Leah Winkler and novelist and comedienne Annie Choi, the author of Happy Birthday of Whatever: Track Suits, Kim Chee, and Other Family Disasters (HarperCollins).
WHEN: Friday, March 2, 8pm
The Asian American Writers’ Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, 6th Floor (between 6th and 7th Ave.)
New York, NY 10001
HOW: $5 suggested donation. Arrive at 7:30pm to sign up for an open mic slot! For more info, visit the Asian American Writers’ Workshop website.
WHAT: Curated slideshow of racialized ads with call and response by hip hop trio Das Racist
The interactive slideshow, curated by the people behind The Big Book of Racism, will feature discussions with National Book Foundation Executive Director Harold Augenbraum, early proponent of Latino and Asian American literature, and Latoya Peterson, editor of Racialicious, a blog about the intersection of race and pop culture.
WHEN: Monday, March 5, 7pm
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
HOW: Free and open to the public. For more info, visit the Asian American Writers’ Workshop website.
WHAT: Free prose poetry workshop with National Book Award winner Thanhha Lai
The author of Inside Out and Back Again (HarperCollins) will walk participants through the crafting process and read from her award winning work.
Teachers and Writers Collaborative
520 Eighth Ave., Suite 2020
New York, NY 10018 (near Penn Station A/C/E and Times Sq 1/2/3/7)
HOW: The free workshop is open to all interested NYC high school and college students, and parents. Ice cream will be provided!
Contact Youth Programming Coordinator Tara Sarath at tsarath[at]aaww.org or 212.494.0061 to reserve a space.
WHAT: Ming Wong’s Making Chinatown exhibit
Singapore born video artist Ming Wong grew up play-acting and impersonating countless movie characters. After gaining international attention at the 2009 Venice Biennale, Wong re-examines Roman Polanski’s 1974 neo-noir Academy Award winning film, Chinatown, and plays every main role. Wong’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles showcases reconstructed sets while various original movie scenes play simultaneously. The transformed gallery explores and exposes the original film’s constructions of identity, race, and sex.
WHEN: Through April 1
631 W. Second St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
HOW: Admission is free. For more info, call 213.237.2800 or visit the REDCAT website.