9/12/13 Arts in the House

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A memoir by journalist Alison Singh Gee

A memoir by journalist Alison Singh Gee

The arts are in the house tonight. First up we’ll be hear from organizers of Kearny Street Workshop’s APAture. Returning to the Bay Area in October, APAture features emerging Asian and Pacific American talent in a multidisciplinary arts festival.

We’ll talk with Alison Gee Singh about her memoir, Where the Peacocks Singfollowing her journey from LA to Taiwan to India in her search for home.

Community Calendar
Featured on last week’s show, tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. is the long-awaited Feast of Funny—Kearny Street Workshop’s stand-up comedy event! Hosted by Al S. Manolo and featuring small plates from nine diverse chefs, get your fill of laughs and good food for only $10, with all proceeds benefiting APAture 2013. https://www.facebook.com/events/157989431069396/

Join Active Leadership to Advance the Youth for music, poetry and live performance tomorrow night at Mama Art Café on Mission Street in San Francisco. This month’s In Progress! open mike focuses on immigration, welcoming song, rap, and poetry from the community. Come join in from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.on this feel-good event. https://www.facebook.com/events/167155456810031/

Also tomorrow night, crawl out of bed in your grown-up sleepwear for Hyphen magazine’s celebration of their 27th publication: The Sex Issue. From 8:30 – 1:30 a.m. at Fame on Broadway in San Francisco, enjoy a drag show, mingle-bingo, sexy cocktails, dancing, and more. Tickets are $20 athyphenmagazine.com.

Next Thursday night from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the Bayview Opera House, APEXer Robynn Takayama, the SF Arts Commission, and KALW public radio reporters bring us “The Sights and Sounds of Bayview,” a night of free live radio storytelling. Featuring inspiring people in Bayview, stories range from native Raquel Miller, who transformed herself from street-fighting teen to Olympic hopeful to former gang members turned clergymen who helped young men leave violent street life. Blues performer Pat Wilder and the Serious Business kicks off the program in the wine and beer garden, with food for sale by Taste of Black Cuisine. Find out more at sfartscommission.org.

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