UPDATE: We have a winner!
As April is coming to an end, we head on into May — nationally designated as Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month. API Heritage month commemorates and recognizes the diversity of API languages and cultures and celebrates of the achievements and contributions of API communities in America.
In that spirit, 8Asians is happy to celebrate Asian Americans in the arts with an “Asian American Arts Stimulus Package” giveaway to one lucky winner who will be the recipient of a pair of tickets to THREE amazing events in the L.A. area!
1) The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival: 2009
Runs April 30 – May 7, 2009
Visual Communications, the nation’s premier Asian Pacifc American media arts center, established the Los Angeles Asian Pacifc Film & Video Festival in 1983 as a vehicle to promote Asian and Asian Pacifc American cinema. The Festival has grown from its humble beginnings as a weekend-long series into a major annual showcase presenting the best of Asian Pacifc American and Asian international media in the United States. As of 2008, the Film Festival is known by its permanent iteration The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
2) Lodestone Theatre Ensemble: Ten to Life
Runs May 2 – June 7, 2009 (8:00PM Fri-Sat; 2:00PM Sun)
A Census agent exposes a family’s perverse, hidden secret…A desperate loser turns to experimental surgery to seduce his high school crush…A happy homemaker struggles against an ancient evil that lurks in plain sight…A controlling psychologist must protect his life’s love from her memories. Lodestone kicks off its final season with four twisted one-acts touching on the bizarre and unnatural. It’s been ten years… Time to pay.
3) East West Players: Marry Me A Little & The Last Five Years, an evening of 2 one-act musicals!
Runs May 7 – June 7, 2009 (Wednesday – Saturday @ 8PM; Sunday @ 2PM)
MARRY ME A LITTLE: A compilation of songs, composed by Stephen Sondheim for many of his Broadway musicals but for various reasons didn’t make it into the final stage, are woven into a simple tale of two lonely people during one evening in their small, one-bedroom apartments. Featuring Mike Dalager & Jennifer Hubilla
THE LAST FIVE YEARS: There are two sides to every story…Jamie and Cathy’s 5-year old relationship is coming to an end, and through the funny , sweet and heart-breaking songs, you hear both versions of what happened–from beginning to end, and from the end to beginning. Featuring Michael K. Lee & Jennifer Paz
That’s right! The lucky winner wins a pair of tickets to ALL THREE events!
How do you enter?
Simply leave a short comment stating which one of these events interest you most and why. (Be sure to use the email address you’d like to be contacted at if you’re the winner.)
Hurry, the deadline to enter is: Friday, May 1 at 12 noon
One lucky winner will be randomly selected and contacted on Friday afternoon.
Rules for entering:
1) Please be in the Los Angeles area (or willing to travel to LA on your own dime) and serious about using all these tickets; if you’re too busy to use these, please don’t take them away from someone who will!
2) Tickets are non-transferrable; they are good for you and a guest.
3) Contributors to 8Asians and their immediate family members are not eligible to win.
Prizes courtesy of: Visual Communications, Lodestone Theatre Ensemble, and East West Players. Thanks to all the orgs which are providing free tickets to 8Asians readers, and especially Phil Chung for his help with this.