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Redwood City Lunar New Year Celebration – Redwood City, 2/4/12

Redwood City Lunar New Year Festival

“Join us for this Asian celebration of change and the Year of the Dragon! Lion Dancers, Red Panda Acrobats, Martial Arts, Kids Arts & Zodiac Themed Crafts, Food, Inflatable Playland & More! FREE!

The San Mateo County Historical Museum program will include:

* Free Admission to the History Museum (All day) Children’s Crafts in the Rotunda will include activities such as a miniature dragon kites and lucky red envelopes,
* Listen to the Erhu – traditional Chinese version of the violin, performed by Ms. Mei Xuan, an Erhu virtuoso
* Short talk given by Mr. Nan Su, New Tang Dynasty TV (Channel 32) news commentator.
* Chinese Classical Arts presentation”

Tet Festival 2012 – 1/27/12-1/29/12, Garden Grove

Tet Festival

“The Tết Festival of Southern California is recognized as the world’s largest Tết Festival outside of Vietnam. Helping preserve culture, the festival boasts 100,000+ visitors and dozens of booths in a span of a three day weekend event. Visitors are emersed with a vibrant array of traditional foods, live entertainment, festive games, and customs celebrating the new year.

Tết is the most observed holiday within Vietnamese culture. It celebrates the Lunar New Year, the beginning of Spring, and a way to start fresh.”

They even have a free shuttle service running on Saturday from 12pm-10pm and Sunday from 12pm-9pm if you don’t want to drive! Also, on Saturday ONLY, every visiting family will get a free gift!

  • WHERE: Garden Grove Park
    9301 Westminster Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92844
  • WHEN: Friday, 1/27/12, 3pm-10pm
    Saturday, 1/28/12, 10am-10pm
    Sunday, 1/29/12, 10am-9pm
  • HOW MUCH: Infants FREE
    Children (under 4 feet) $4
    Adults $5
  • MORE INFO: http://www.tetfestival.org/

VAALA’s Holiday Concert & Fundraiser – OC, 12/11/11

VAALA Holiday Concert and Fundraiser

“2:00 – 4:00 PM
ARTS & CRAFTS BOUTIQUE (free admission)

Shop for unique holiday gifts including cards, jewelry, ceramics & more!

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4:00 – 6:30 PM
HOLIDAY CONCERT (tickets: $30 general, $50 VIP)

Featuring vocalists: Quynh Giao, Pham Ha, Le Hong Quang, Giana Nguyen, and Pham Dang Khoa
With pianist Quoc Vu and guitarists Thang Le & Thinh Nguyen
M.C.: T-Huy

Concert tickets may be purchased at:
Viet Bao (714) 894-2500
Nguoi Viet (714) 892-9414
Tu Quynh (714) 531-4284
Bolsa Tickets (714) 418-2499
Online via http://www.vaala.org/

Presented by VAALA (Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association)”

DVAN Annual Holiday Fundraiser – SF, 12/10/11

DVAN Annual Fundraiser

“This holiday season, the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network invites you to our annual fundraiser and social mixer.

Celebrate with a reading from fiction writer Angie Chau (Quiet As They Come) and exhibits from visual artists Viet Le and Julie Thi Underhill. Meet other emerging and established literary and visual artists and learn about the DVAN Youth Group.

Reading, Art, Pecha Kucha & Dancing
Silent Auction

Delicious Appetizers, Street Food Carts and Wine Bar

Suggestion Donation at Door: Sliding Scale $10-20

We accept donations at http://www.dvanonline.com/donate/
DVAN. Support the arts. Support self and community.

Ample Street Parking Available.”

Andrew Lam, Angie Chau, and Isabelle Pelaud on Vietnamese American Identity, Literature and California – SF, 7/14/11

On Vietnamese American Identity, Literature and California

“The San Francisco Chronicle described ANGIE CHAU’s Quiet As They Come as “a powerful mix of tragedy and kindness, of miscommunications and all-too-painful empathy, which bound together are a resonating homage to many an immigrant.” She was born in Vietnam and now lives in Eddie Money’s former studio in Oakland.

ANDREW LAM is a writer and a co-founder of New America Media. Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora has won the Pen American “Beyond the Margins” Award in 2006, and was short-listed for “Asian American Literature Award”. East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres was published in October 2010 and listed as top ten indie books by Shelf Unbound magazine.

ISABELLE PELAUD is associate professor in Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University and author of This Is All I Choose To Tell: History and Hybridity in Vietnamese American Literature. She is the founder and Executive Director of the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN).

These three local authors will read from their work and talk about Vietnamese American identity and literature and California. Bring your questions, observations, and join the discussion!”

SF International Asian American Film Festival 2011, 3/10 – 3/20

I feel like I should do a more in-depth post (or a series of posts)  about the festival. This is one of the API arts events of the year. Maybe I’ll do a series of featured films! In the meantime, this  basic announcement will have to do.

– joy

East Eats West book reading, 10/3/10

East Eats West reading

AATC and Diasporic Vietnam Writer’s Network present Andrew Lam reading from his new book, East Eats West!

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