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Chapbook Making with Debbie Yee, SF, 2/6/12 and 2/13/12

“Hallmark Card Shmallmark Card! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, learn how to screen print and bind your original love poems, short story or other-content chapbooks in multiples.

In two sessions, workshop participants will learn the skills and access equipment to produce hand-bound, screen-printed chapbooks using tabletop Gocco print machines from Japan, needles and thread. Come try out the Gocco, learn about quick and crafty chapbook production or, with advance preparation and planning, print and finish an edition of up to 20 chapbooks of your own, suitable for giving.

A separately-scheduled chapbook reading by emerging and published authors in Celebration of the Chapbook, and an opportunity to sell or trade your chapbook, will follow.”

Classes in Balinese Music, Dance, and Puppetry – Berkeley, Jan-May 2012

“Each season, Gamelan Sekar Jaya offers a series of classes & workshops in both music and dance at our banjar community center and studio. Master Balinese artists-in-residence and senior company members utilize traditional Balinese hands-on teaching methods. Bali’s core values of balance, harmony, and interdependence are evident in both music, dance, and theater, and in their close coordination. See what’s in store for this season!!”

Classes offered: Beginning Gamelan Workshop: Angklung, Gamelan Bamboo Jegog Class, Balinese Dance Classes , Bali Kids, Gamelan Gong Kebyar Class

  • WHERE: GSJ’s Banjar (Community Center)
    3023 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
  • WHEN: Jan-May 2012
  • HOW MUCH: $65-$95 (some offer drop ins)

Hansik Holiday Festival – Los Angeles, CA, 12/30/11

“Join us in Celebrating the Holidays at the Hansik Holiday Festival with a Taste of Korean Food and Wine, Culture and Entertainment!”

Some program highlights: Korean Fan Dance, Culinary Demonstrations, Korean Sword Dance, Korean Drum Dance, and a Fusion ensemble!

  • WHERE: The Wilshire Hotel , 3515 Wilshire Blvd, LA, CA, 90010
  • WHEN: Friday, December 30 from  5pm – 9pm
  • HOW MUCH: $20 per person, $30 at the door (based on availability)

Our very own Joy on ABC’s CASTLE!

For those of you who missed it, 5 seconds of pure, unadulterated awesomeness. You will laugh. You will cry. Give this girl an Oscar already!



It’s not too late to sign up for classes at Teada–they have hip hop, voice, acting, and writing classes, and some volunteer scholarships are still available.

SKAsian now featuring… embedded Google calendars!

Hallelujah, WordPress finally made Google Calendars embeddable. Absolutely essential for a blog like ours, wouldn’t you say?

Red for NorCal, green for SoCal. You can find them under the “Calendar” tabs.

Unfortunately, because of our 3 column design, the calendars themselves are somewhat constrained. Therefore, we suggest you subscribe straight to the Google calendar itself! (it’s the plus button on the bottom right side)

Stay tuned for some changes to the “Upcoming Events” pages, which is admittedly difficult to maintain the way that it’s currently structured.

But hooray for Google Calendars!

Communities Collaborating for Change: LA, 5/14/11

“Communities Collaborating for Change (3C) is an organizational conference set to establish a new alliance in Southern California around the founding issues of education, immigration, and environmental justice.

We are honored to host our keynote speaker, Zaynab Afdal Ampatuan, a well-respected Moro leader from Mindanao and co-founder of the Suara Bangsamoro Party of the Philippines.

Enrique Dela Cruz, Ph.D., Arnedo Valera, Esq., and Jesse Marquez wil also be covering the issues of Education, Immigration, and Environmental Justice. After this time, the organizations attending will break into workshops and draft resolutions to be adopted by the assembly. These resolutions will guide our work and reaffirm our stance on each issue.”

Oakland Asian Cultural Center Fundraiser – 5/25/11

“For the first time ever, both cities of Oakland and San Francisco selected Asian Americans as their mayors and Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIA) won elections in every one of the 9 counties that make up the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Historical milestones such as these inspire commemoration and recognition for promoting the voice & leadership of Asian Americans.

We think this is an important juncture in the history of Asian American’s in the Bay Area. Journalist and Historian Bill Wong will be sharing his perspective on this development at the event.

The program will also include short performances by some of OACC’s diverse APIA artists and dinner catered by a local business. “

common ground open mic: every first Thurs., Santa Ana

An open mic night every first Thursday.


Theatre Rice! show, proceeds go towards Philippine Studies at UC Berkeley – 11/12-11/13

Asian American student theater group at Berkeley (that I was in for 2.5 years!) They’re giving a portion of the proceeds to COMPASS, Committee for Philippine Studies, and it’ll go directly to maintaining Philippine Studies and Filipino language at UC Berkeley!

  • WHERE: Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley
  • WHEN: Fri-Sat, 11/12-11/13, 7:30 p.m
  • HOW MUCH: $5 presale, $7 door