It’s Halloween weekend and if you’re not in the mood to dress up or surround yourself with slutty pumpkins and screaming kids hopped up on sugar everywhere, make some time to check out these events and happenings! No costumes required (or hey, better yet, dress up and go!)
CAM: Hollywood Chinese – The Arthur Dong Collection
When: Saturday, Oct. 24 to Sunday, Nov. 7
Venue: Chinese American Museum
425 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Description: This is a groundbreaking and significant display of nearly 200 pieces collected during the 10-year research for Arthur Dong’s award-winning documentary, Hollywood Chinese. You can expect an archive of over 1000 items: a vibrant selection of posters, lobby cards, stills, scripts, press materials and artifacts dating from 1916 to the present-day.
When: Friday, Oct. 29 to Thursday, Nov. 11
Venue: Korean Cultural Center
5505 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Description: The gallery presents various pieces by members of the Korean Artists Association of Southern California. Over 40 different artists will be contributing artworks such as paintings, sculptures, photography, calligraphy, installation arts.
Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority
When: Saturday, Oct. 30 at 2 pm
Venue: Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Description: This film is a one-hour documentary by Kimberlee Bassford that explores the impressive political story of Patsy Mink, an Asian American woman who redefined American politics while battling racism and sexism.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 2 to Sunday, Nov. 7
Venue: Spurlock Museum
600 S. Gregory Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Description: Learn about Tibet through different Tibetan films! All films are in Chinese or Tibetan, but there are English subtitles. Admission is free and seating will be first come first serve.
Insatiable! Seattle’s 5th Asian American Playwright’s Festival
When: Thursday, Nov. 4 to Monday, Nov. 8
Venue: Prima Vera Arts Center
112 5th Avenue North, 2nd floor (Susan G. Komen Foundation Building)
Seattle, WA 98109
Description: Take some time to attend play readings by local Asian American playwrights! This week-long festival will feature diverse genres such as drama, science fiction fantasy, superhero fiction and crime drama, so there’s bound to be something for everyone. Tickets are $5 per reading for general admission, $8 for a 2-show pass, or $12 for an all-fest pass. Call (206) 323-9443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tempt One Martial Arts Open Championships
When: Saturday, Nov. 6 from 8 am to 4 pm
Venue: Alpine Recreation Center
817 Yale Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Description: 300 traditional Karate and Kung Fu competitors will gather in Chinatown to display their martial arts abilities. This tournament will showcase open forms, open weapons, point sparring, group forms, musical forms, and even jump kicking of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Polynesian cultures. There is a spectator fee of $10, and all proceeds go to Tempt One ALS Foundation.
Mercy, Not Sacrifice
When: Saturday, Nov. 6 from 6 pm to 11 pm
Venue: Lincoln Heights Tutorial Program
2618 Workman Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Description: 100% of donations and revenue from this art show will be donated to two profound local charities, Lincoln Heights Tutorial Program, and Han-Schneider International Children’s Foundation. There will be original works from thirteen L.A. artists.
Boston Asian American Film Festival: Ideas in Motion
When: Thursday, Nov. 11 to Sunday, Nov. 14
Venue: Various locations in Boston
Description: The 2010 Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) is dedicated to supporting Asian American films, filmmakers and audiences through opportunities to educate, interact, and engage the greater community with content relevant to Asian American community and culture. There will be screenings of numerous movies throughout those four days.
Designers Against Domestic Violence Fall Fashion Show
When: Saturday, Nov. 13 at 5 pm for the Cocktail Party; 6 pm for the Fashion Show
Venue: Blanche Furs, Inc. Show Room
308 5th Avenue, 3rd floor (32nd Street)
New York, NY 10001
Description: If you love attending fashion shows and helping out non-profit organizations, you should really go to this event. The fashion show not only features collections of Blanche Furs, Inc. and Shin Choi, it also raises awareness of domestic violence in the Korean American community and beyond. Plus, you will receive 20% discount on all items, and 10-20% of all sales will be donated to the Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC), which funds critical programs for victims of domestic violence. RSVP through emailing email@example.com.
Twinkle by Wenlan Fall 2010 Sample Sale
When: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 to Thursday, Nov. 18 from 10 am to 7 pm
Venue: 545 8th Avenue, 17th floor (between 37th and 38th street)
New York, NY 10018
Description: Enjoy up to 50% off of wholesale price on Twinkle’s fall collection in their bi-annual Sample Sale! Some fall must-haves that’ll be up on sale include Twinkle’s signature chunky knits, flirty dresses, whimsical jewelry and more.