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12th Annual APA Community Holiday Toy Drive & Reception – LA, 12/1/11

APA Toy Drive

“Please join NAAAP-LA and over 14 other APA community organizations as we come together to celebrate the holidays and serve our communities through the gift of toys.

Bring an unwrapped toy valued at $20 or more or minimum donation of $20. Food, drinks, and entertainment a…t the event are included with admission.

Toys and proceeds will benefit the following:
• Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) clients
• Asian Pacific Women’s Center (APWC)
• Asian Rehabilitation Service, Inc. (ARS)
• Asian Youth Center (AYC)
• Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF)
• Chinatown Service Center (CSC)
• Interval House
• Korean Health Education Information and Research (KHEIR)
• Korean Youth and Community Center (KYCC)
• Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC)
• Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA)
• South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency (SAHARA)
• Thai Health and Information Services, Inc. (THAIS)
• Western Justice Center (WJC)

Entertainment provided by: Joseph Vincent, Voco Loco, Fujazz Band

Emcee: Helen Ota”

  • WHERE: Japanese American National Museum
    100 N Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • WHEN: Thursday, 12/1/11, 6-9pm
  • HOW MUCH: Unwrapped toy valued at $20 or more or minimum donation of $20
  • MORE INFO: http://www.facebook.com/events/171812976247005/

Abhinaya Dance Company Fundraiser for Japan Tsunami Relief – Saratoga, 7/17/11

Abhinaya Japan Tsunami Relief

“Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose, the Bay Area’s premiere South Indian classical dance company, today announced details of their 2011 Next Generation Soloist Series beginning with Rasika Kumar presenting “Courage” in several vignettes with live music.

Presented in the Bharatanatyam-style, the performance will feature new choreography by Principal Dancer Rasika Kumar and the restaging of a traditional piece choreographed by Abhinaya’s Artistic Director Mythili Kumar.

The concert will be held on July 17th at the McAfee Theater in Saratoga at 4 pm. The orchestra is comprised of Malavika Kumar – nattuvangam, Asha Ramesh – vocals, N. Narayan – mridangam and kanjira, and Shanthi Narayan – violin.

This is a special fundraiser to encourage Bay Area audiences to continue to support the Japanese tsunami relief effort. Episodes depicting the courage of the tsunami survivors will be presented along with historical and mythological characters exemplifying courage.”

  • WHERE: Saratoga High School, McAfee Theater
    20300 Herriman Ave
    Saratoga, California
  • WHEN: Sunday, 7/17/11, 4-7pm
  • HOW MUCH: General Admission: $15
    Student Admission: $10
    (Donations will also be accepted)
  • MORE INFO: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=225121497528381

Sake Tasting for Japan Earthquake Relief – SF, 7/12/11

Sake Tasting

“All proceeds to benefit Japan Earthquake relief.

Share a lively evening with master Philip Harper, visiting San Francisco for the first time with a selection of his award-winning sakes form Kyoto. After 16 years of honing his skills, Philip was awarded a gold medal for his entry in the 2009 Japan National Sake Appraisal.

An outstanding selection of artisinal sakes

Enjoy ample pours of “Kinsho,” a delectably aromatic daiginjo, toasty “Tokujun” with its wild berry zing, and rambunctious “Yamahai Genshu” made from wild yeast. Five other junmai, ginjo and daiginjo labels will be served, making for an evening of rare sake enjoyment!

Chef de Cuisine Dennis Arvizu has prepared a special sampling of Peruvian cuisine to accompany Philip’s sakes. The event is “cocktail party style.” We invite you to bring your friends, your appetite and your love of sake! Reception and Q&A with Philip Harper from 6:00, tasting from 6:30 to 8:30.

Appetizer menu: Cebiches, Causas, Empanadas, and Anticuchos”

  • WHERE: La Mar
    Pier 1.5 The Embarcadero
    San Francisco, CA 94111
  • WHEN: Tuesday, 7/12/11, 6:30-8:30pm
  • HOW MUCH: $40 advance; $45 at the door (Including tip and tax)
    RSVP: Mayra@lamarcebicheria or (415) 397-8880
  • MORE INFO: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=225144084193247

Benefit for Cheb I Sabbah – SF, 7/8/11

Benefit for Cheb I Sabbah

“BOM Shankar! Massive HUGE outpouring of love and healing for our dear friend Cheb I Sabbah, who has recently heard the devastating news he has stage 4 cancer. Without health insurance, the dance and culture communities of the Bay Area are coming together in celebration of his life and of his contribution to the music scene, to give thanks a…nd resources for his cancer treatment.

Because he will need tens of thousands of dollars (see http://www.chebisabbah.org ) to pay for treatments and is not able to work at this time, this is a 100% benefit to cover his life and medical expenses and support our friend.

Come early for a special opening DI set at 9pm weaving the music of Cheb i Sabbah, with dance performances in front of an altar we are creating for Chebiji.

If you are not aware of Chebi’s contribution to art and culture, we will be explaining that in detail at this event and more info TBA. This has happened so suddenly, so we are coming together quick to help raise funds.

Join us in celebrating the life and music of Cheb i Sabbah. Help us in giving financial support to him, send prayers and positive energy his way as we await his return from treatment and look forward to being on the dancefloor with him behind the DJ booth again soon.”

Safe is SEX/Y: Supporting Every FE/MALE Youth – Oakland, 6/30/11

Safe is SEX/Y

Come celebrate the 20th year anniversary of the Asian Health Services Youth Program! The Youth Program is thrilled to announce its second annual fundraiser entitled:
“Safe is SEX/Y – Supporting Every FE/MALE Youth”

Safe is SEX/Y will be an evening of

– Youth performances
– Jessie Thaing (www.youtube.com/user/jessieislikewhoa)
– Jamesori (Korean traditional drumming)
– 5th Element Hip Hop Club (from Oakland High School)
– Special guest performance by Summer Breeze (www.YouTube.com/0summerbreeze0)
– YouTube sensation Michelle Martinez (www.MichelleMartinez.com)
– Light refreshments
– Raffle prizes (grand prize – iPad 2; other prizes incl: 1-night stay at any Kimpton Hotel, gift certificates to local eateries, AMC passes, and more)
– and more!”

  • WHERE: Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC)
    388 Ninth Street, Suite 290
    Oakland, CA 94607
  • WHEN: Thursday, 6/30/11, 5:30-8pm
  • HOW MUCH: General admission: $25
    Student with ID/Youth Sponsor: $10
  • MORE INFO: http://safeissexy.eventbrite.com/

MIX for Japan: Fundraiser and Professional Networking Event – Newport Beach, 6/30/11

MIX for Japan

“MIX for Japan hosted by GE Affinity Groups
Fundraiser & Professional Networking Event for Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief

Complimentary Appetizers
Happy Hour Menu Extended for entire event (Portion of proceeds donated to the relief fund)
Fundraising Raffles for lunch w/ Senior GE Leaders & restaurant/retailer giftcards

HOSTED BY: GE Asian Pacific American Forum SoCal, GE Women’s Network, GE African American Forum, GE Hispanic Forum, GE GLBTA

COMMUNITY SPONSOR: Asian Professional Exchange

CHARITY: AmeriCares for Japan Relief”

    4647 MacArthur Blvd.
    Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • WHEN: Thursday, 6/30/11, 6-9pm
  • HOW MUCH: $10 Donation at Door (CASH OR CHECK ONLY – All proceeds donated to AmeriCares for Japan Relief)
    Plus free appetizers!
  • MORE INFO: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116888841731309

Asia America Symphony Japan Relief Concert

Asia America Symphony Japan Relief Concert

“In light of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Asia America Symphony Association is hosting a concert on May 28th at the JACCC to benefit the victims of this tragedy.

The Asia America Symphony Orchestra and Asia America Youth Orchestra will be joined by musical director, David Benoit, along with numerous guest soloists who have passionately volunteered their time and talents in order to participate in this momentous occasion.

Performers include:
Master of Ceremonies David Ono of ABC7 Eyewitness News, David Benoit, Asia America Symphony Orchestra, Asia America Youth Orchestra, Keiko Matsui, Mindy Abair, Jeff Kashiwa, East-West Players, Grateful Crane Ensemble”

  • WHERE: Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
    244 South San Pedro Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • WHEN: Saturday, 5/28/11 at 4pm
  • HOW MUCH: $15, $35 or $50 (Plus service fee)
  • MORE INFO: http://jaccc.org/aasabenefit.php