This week’s Happenings 5.19-20
The weather is getting warm and we’re starting to get ready for those restless summer evenings. Luckily for Audrey readers, there are blooming possibilities for the movie-goers, dance buffs, and hungry tasters in all of us. Check out what is happening now and around the web this week.
This week’s Happenings 4.19-4.26
It’s already the middle of April, and Audrey Magazine is gearing up for the summer months by presenting you with a multitude of activities, from the budding talents of young Asian Americans at Kollaboration Boston, to a Californian film festival and a visual and literary art exhibition.
It’s almost the end of March, and as the Cherry Blossoms start blooming, we can start whipping out our Spring/Summer ensembles. If our closets need a little help, this week’s Happenings can help us out in that area, from an Allison Izu release event to the launch of NAMI’s new online store. Additionally, if you are more the book-worm type, feel free to peruse the collections for something to wear on your way to DC’s SAALT leadership event.
Nordstrom Hawaii to host Allison Izu Release Event
When: Saturday, March 24, 2012
Where: Ala Moana Nordstrom 11am – 3pm
Calling all petites! Allison Izu will be holding a release event at the Ala Moana Nordstrom on March 24, Saturday from 11am – 3pm in Hawaii to help customers find the perfect pair of Allison Izu jeans.
Allison Izu is a unique clothing company which designs and creates clothing for petite women, so they can realize their true beauty comes in a “smaller package”!
During the event, customers who buy any pair of Allison Izu jeans will receive a FREE Allison Izu top (assorted styles and sizes, while supplies last). Also, come down to enter a giveaway for a pair of Allison Izu jeans and top (winner to be pulled at the end of the event).
NAMI to Launch New Online Store
What: Full collection for Spring/Summer 2012
At the SXSW Style X fashion portion of the Austin, TX festival, NAMI announced the launch of its new online store to offer the full collection from Spring|Summer wear for 2012.
NAMI is a brand based out of Los Angeles, started by the multi-talented Korean-American designer Sarah Nami Ahn.
Rise Up! SAALT Young Leaders Institute
When: May 6-8; applications due by March 23, 2012
Where: Washington, DC
If you a South Asian American college student who wants to change your campus and community, then considering applying to the Rise Up! SAALT Young Leaders Institute to be held in Washington DC the week of May 6-8.
Rise Up! is a four-day gathering of fellow students who are looking to build better skills and strategies, create change and be more effective leaders in their respective campuses and communities.
THE RAID: REDEMPTION
When: Opens March 23, 2012
Where: NY, LA, DC, SF, and Chicago
The Raid: Redemption is an Indonesian martial arts action film directed by Gareth Evans and starring Iko Uwais. After its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), critics and audience alike hailed the The Raid as one of the best action films in years.
Yes, springing forward doesn’t make the second week of March all that appealing. Luckily, however, Audrey has some thoughtful, creative, and literary opportunities for you to be thankful for the “extra” sunny hours on this month of the four-leaf clover.
ASIAN WOMAN GIVING CIRCLE
– Open Call for Proposals
When: Now through Monday March 26, 2012
The Asian Women Giving Circle is pleased to announce the 2012 Request for Proposals for their Women, Arts and Activism grants.
Through this RFP, the Asian Women Giving Circle seeks to support Asian American women-led projects that use the tools of culture, the arts, and education to raise awareness around issues that impact Asian American communities. The focus of this grant making will be on programs and projects that combine the arts with activism and that highlight and promote women’s central role in their leadership, creation, development and management.
The deadline for submitting a proposal is Monday, March 26, 2012 at 5 pm (Eastern Standard Time).
This Week’s Happenings 1.6-1.16
Happy 2012! Let’s start the year off with a live streaming of #1 iTunes pop artist Jin Akanishi’s special fan event at The Grammy Museum, LA film screenings, and the Rob television series premiere.
Jin Akanishi’s fan appreciation event at Japan’s Yokohama Arena will stream live at The Grammy Museum
This Week’s Happenings 12.17-12.24
Here we are again. It’s the end of another year and we’re stuck asking ourselves where the time went while hurriedly adjusting our Santa Hats and fastening the sequins on our New Year’s Eve ensemble. While we’re waiting under the mistletoe, however, here are some things to keep ourselves occupied until the clock strikes midnight.
When: December 23 (2D & 3D)
Where: Theaters Worldwide
Official Site: http://don2thefilm.com/
From the upcoming action thriller DON 2 comes the glamorous new music video for “Dushman Mera”. The video features the movie’s stars Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra. DON 2 is this winter’s most eagerly awaited Bollywood Films. Directed by Farhan Akhtar and with new music from Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, the film is set to open in theaters worldwide on December 23 in both 2D and 3D versions. Continue Reading »
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. Continue Reading »
From music and movies to charity events and Halloween festivities, the last week of October is packed with happenings that will soothe your ears, warm your soul, and unleash your Halloween persona.
RACHAEL YAMAGATA, 2011 CHESAPEAKE TOUR
Beautiful Japanese-Italian-German American singer-songwriter, Rachael Yamagata, just began her 2011 Tour on October 24 in Portland, Main’s Port City Music Hall. The tour is in celebration of the release of Yamagata’s third album, Chesapeake.
Chesapeake features an eclectic collection of songs projecting Yamagata’s optimism and hopefulness, showcasing her sultry and smoky voice, rich, layered harmonies, striking ballads and soulful grooves. The tour will hit major U.S. cities and will finish off on December 22nd at New York City’s City Winery.
When : October 24, 2011- Dec 27, 2011
Where: In select U.S. cities Nationwide
How: To stream Chesapeake online, visit http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/av/2011/10/album-stream-rachael-yamagata-chesapeake.html
Taking you from the streets of Vietnam to the beautiful 2012 Saja Bridal Wedding collection, this week’s Happenings cater to the feminine side with a touch of war hero and a sprinkle of underground hip-hop. I think I’ll be wearing a white dress to the movies.
SAIGON ELECTRIC, VIETNAM’S FIRST HIP-HOP FILM
When : October 7, 2011
Where: In select U.S. cities Nationwide
How: For more information, visit www.saigonelectric.com
Saigon Electric, directed by Stephane Gauger, takes audiences to the streets of Vietnam to showcase the best underground talent in Vietnam. The Vietnamese Hip Hop film aims to expose the youth culture that is seeping onto the streets of Vietnam, and provide movie-goers with a fresh new look at the dreams and struggles of Asian youth.
Not sure what you all are feeling up to this week, but personally, I am most looking forward to getting a spa! Too bad Spa Week’s not till October, but that doesn’t mean I can’t book in advance! But lucky me, I have a Wi Spa coupon from my Audrey’s Night Out goody bag. You can win one too! Just follow the instructions here.
Spa Week – Book Now!
When: Now until Sunday, October 16
Where: Spas across United States and Canada – visit SpaWeek.com for details
How: Sign up on SpaWeek.com
With the stress we’ve all been enduring, I say it’s time we treat ourselves for some de-stressing treatments – all at a discount! This fall, Spa Week is taking place from Monday, October 10 – Sunday, October 16. Hundreds of day spas, medical spas, resort spas, yoga and Pilate studios and other health and fitness centers will be offering 2-3 exclusive services for a discounted price of just $50 each. Book your appointments now! Continue Reading »