Calendar: 12/26/08

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Best Dances of 2008
EVENT: ACPA Fire Crackers 6
DESCRIPTION: The Academy of Chinese Performing Art performs a repertoire of their best dances of 2008.
DETAILS: $20-$50, Dec. 20, Foothill College-Smithwick Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, Calif.

DIY Music Video Contest
EVENT: Second Annual Locus at Kearny Street Workshop contest
DESCRIPTION: Enter for the chance to see your video on the big screen at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. Budding directors, producers, storytellers, bands, singers, songwriters and
MCs are encouraged to enter! No experience necessary.
DETAILS: Deadline for contact is Dec. 21.

‘Mo Yan’ to Appear at One MLA Convention Session
EVENT: Convention Sessions Examining Mo Yan Works with Author Appearance
DESCRIPTION: Controversial, admired and famed Chinese author Mo Yan will make his second U.S.
appearance at this year’s convention of the Modern Language Association of America. Mo will appear and take questions at the Dec. 28 session.
DETAILS: Free, Dec. 28, 3:30-5:15 p.m., Dec. 28, 7:15-8:30 p.m., Dec 29, 10:15-11:30 a.m., San Francisco
Marriott, 55 Fourth St., San Francisco.
CONTACT: (212) 724-6117,

The Castro Theatre New Year’s Eve
EVENT: Joy Behar with special guest Wing Han Tsang
DESCRIPTION: The View’s co-host and stand-up comedian Joy Behar will host a special solo show joined by popular singer Wing Han Tsang.
DETAILS: $39-$100, New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, Dec 31., 10:30 p.m., The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., San Francisco.
CONTACT: (415) 392-4400, or

Filipino Art Exhibit in Oakland
EVENT: 1968: Filipino Artists Commemorate an Era of Rebellion
DESCRIPTION: Art exhibit featuring work by Filipino artists Elaine Villasper, Jessica Antonio, People’s Artists, Malaquias Montoyo and others.
DETAILS: Free, through Jan. 09, Asian Resource Gallery, 310 8th St., Oakland, Calif.
CONTACT: Greg, (510) 532-9692

Book Launch About Filipinos in Obama’s America
EVENT: Book launch for Benjamin Pimentel
DESCRIPTION: The Filipino American Library will present a book launch of Benjamin Pimentel’s book Pareng Barack: Filpinos in Obama’s America.
DETAILS: Free, Saturday, Jan. 10,1 p.m., IMIX Bookstore, 5052 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles.
CONTACT: Rose Ibañez, Filipino American Library Tel: (310) 218-8258;

Rock the Clock @ Hard Rock

EVENT: Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2009, Hard Rock Style
DESCRIPTION: Ring in the new year in style with live music by Honey Circuit, with lead vocalist Christina Dunham, the tastiest burgers in town and enjoy the fireworks show over the Embarcadero at midnight!
DETAILS: $20-$30, Wed., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.–2 a.m., Hard Rock Café, Pier 39, San Francisco.

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