Category Archives: Events

CAAMFEST 2018 – May 10-24, San Francisco & Oakland

CAAMFEST 36 One of the things that I appreciate about the San Francisco Bay Area after I moved here is the rich cultural activities in the area, and that includes the annual Asian American film festival known as CAAMFEST (known … Continue reading

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NYC Theater Review: Once On This Island

Once on This Island, now playing at the Circle in the Square Theatre (W. 50th), is an utter delight. Your heart will swell and weep and swell again before the night’s over. The musical, set on a Caribbean island, follows … Continue reading

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“What Role Can We Play in Fighting Hate Online?” L.A. Event from the ADL Asian Jewish Initiative and NextGen Community

The community is invited to a discussion on “What role can we play in fighting hate online?” sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League’s Asian Jewish Initiative and NextGen Community on Wednesday, February 15, at Google, 340 Main St. in Venice, at … Continue reading

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NYC Theater Review: “Aubergine” by Julia Cho

Aubergine, a new play written by Julia Cho, opens today at Playwrights Horizons in New York City. Running through October 2, it’s an emotional story about family, death, and food. Ray’s father is home on hospice with his son Ray, a … Continue reading

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NYC Theater Review: “Green Card: A New Musical”

Green Card: A New Musical takes on immigrant artists and the American dream in a new musical from young director Dimo Kim. Playing at Theatre at St. Clement’s until August 26, it focuses on the story of Han, an actor … Continue reading

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NYC Theater Review: “Kentucky” by Leah Nanako Winkler

Showing in New York until May 22, Kentucky by Leah Nanako Winkler is a tumultuous and energetic ride through the lives of a Kentucky family on the eve of a wedding. It’s a play about home–home and family, for better and … Continue reading

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ICYMI: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2016 – Recap & Review

Back this March – Friday, March 18th to Sunday, March 20th, I had the good fortune of being able to attend the first ever Silicon Valley Comic Con. I’ve always wanted to go to Comic Con in San Diego, but it … Continue reading

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Theater Review: “Smart People” Takes on Race at Second Stage

Smart People, now at 2econd Stage Theatre in New York, takes an incisive look at the role race plays in our lives, from career to personal, and particularly when the two mesh. Written by Lydia Diamond and starring Mahershala Ali (House of … Continue reading

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Asians Behaving Badly: Serial Podcast – The Murder of Hae Min Lee

Recently a friend of mine recommended Serial Podcast to me. The first season of Serial aired last fall 2014 and ended up one of the most popular podcasts in America. The series investigates a murder of a young teenage girl … Continue reading

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The White House Summit on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: Historic Gathering of Almost 2,000 People

This week, on May 12, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders hosted the first-ever White House Summit on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Washington, DC. Nearly 2,000 community members, federal officials, and guests from over … Continue reading

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Invitation to 8Asians Readers in Los Angeles: ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ “Watch Party” (Plus ‘Cristela’ & ‘Empire’)

UPDATE 2/11/2015: Thanks for a great turnout to the event. (The RSVP information is being removed from this post.) 8Asians is happy to partner with Fox Audience Strategy to invite our readers and (and your friends and family!) to join … Continue reading

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Join the National AAPI Community Google+ Hangout: February 20, 2014

By Kiran Ahuja on WhiteHouse.gov Please join the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), as well as government, civic and business leaders from across the country on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 3 PM ET for … Continue reading

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