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January 26

South Asian Awareness Network Conference
when 7:00 am (EST); 3 days
where University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI
price $45.00
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The CulturalConnect co-founders, Sumaya Kazi and Raymond Rouf will be speaking at this conference.

SAAN stands for “South Asian Awareness Network”. It is a student organization at the University of Michigan that was formed by the co-operative

January 29

Emerging Asian American Poets
when 11:30 am (EST); 2 hours
where Folger Elizabethan Theatre in Washington, DC
price $12
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Tina Chang, Srikanth Reddy and Victoria Chang tackle identity politics in contemporary America. With varying styles, these poets craft global poetry fitting for literature’s increasingly diverse world stage.

February 2

Financial Communication for Small Business
when 12:00 pm (EST); 2 hours
where District Office of the SBA in Washington, DC
price FREE
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If you are a business owner who’d like to feel more confident about understanding and communicating your business’ financial information, sign up today to attend the free, two-hour workshop, Financial Communication for Small Business.

February 5

South Asian New Mother’s Group
when 2:00 pm (PST); 1 1/2 hours
where Kaiser Permanente Fremont Medical Center, Niles Building Room H in Fremont, CA
price Free
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Question and Answer session for new mothers

February 8

A Khalil Bendib Cartoon Exhibit
when 11:00 am (PST); 1 hour, 30 minutes
where Arab Cultural & Community Center in San Francisco, CA
price $10 donation
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A special slide show presentation by Khalil Bendib including a live drawing demonstration followed by Question & Answer

February 9

New York City Alumni Networking Reception Part II (Phiota & QPhiB)
when 10:00 am (EST); 3 hours
where Mocca Lounge – Tribecca, Downtown NYC in New York, NY
price Free
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Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Est. 1931
Part of the 75th Anniversary
w/ special guest Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Present:

New York City Alumni Networking Reception Part II
Afterwork Networking Event for Alumni

Tessa Souter
when 12:00 pm (EST); 2 hours
where 55 Bar in New York, NY
price free
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Tessa Souter is an Afro-British-Carribean stylist who proves that the jazz singer’s repertoire is no longer limited to the Great American Song Book.

One Tribe Nation
when 1:30 pm (PST); all night
where Boom Boom Room in San Francisco, CA
price 10
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One Tribe Nation is led by guitarist Michael Sanders and features Andy Vargas, Chuck Prada, Daniel De Los, Reyes, Dave Filice, Dave Schulz, Rocklin, Thompson and Joshua Eagan. They are known for creating an eclectic blend of rock, funk, jazz and Afro-lati

February 10

Hector Silveira Quartet
when 10:00 am (CST); 3 hours
where Joe’s Be-Bop Cafe & Jazz Emporium in Chicago, IL
price free
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Hector Silveira has played to enthusiatic crowds the world over, blending Cuban dance music, and folkloric rythms into his own unque sound.

February 11

Las Paredes/The Walls (by Griselda Gambaro)
when 7:30 am (EST); 3 hours
where Gala Theatre in Washington, DC
price 32.00
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This is a great opportunity to support the local theater community and to check out the work of one of Latin America’s most cutting edge (and famous)…

February 14

Official Launch of National Citizen Movement for Quality Education
when 9:00 pm (EST); Six Months
where Virtual, at http://www.preparethefuture.org/OurEducation/register_initial.php in Virtual – Anywhere, CA
price Free
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Join us online anytime after Valentine’s Day to help build a national citizen centered movement for quality public education for all of America’s children!

February 15

Out Of Place: Memories of Edward Said
when 10:30 am (EST); 2 hours
where Arab Cultural & Community Center in San Francisco, CA
price FREE
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Out of Place traces the life and work of Edward Said (1935-2003), the Palestinian intellectual who wrote widely on history, literature, music, philosophy and politics. Filmed in Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt and the U.S., Out of Place is a fascinating biograp

February 16

Chinese New Year Festival and Parade
when 12:42 am (EST); 3 days
where California and Stockton Streets in San Francisco, CA
price free
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Since 1949, Chinatown celebrates with flower market fair, parade, Miss Chinatown USA pageant and more. One of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations outside Asia.

North American South Asian Law Students Association 9th Annual Conference
when 9:00 am (PST); 3 days
where Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, CA
price $65
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NASALSA proudly presents its 9th Annual Conference, hosted by Golden Gate University School of Law and co-sponsored by University of San Francisco School of Law. The conference will be held Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 16-18, 2007. The conference the

Simon Shaheen & Qantara
when 12:00 pm (EST); 2 hours
where Zellerbach Hall (UC Berkeley Campus) in Berkeley, CA
price $20, $26, $32
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A master of both the viloin and the oud (lute), Simon Shaheen is one of the most significant Arab musicians of his generation, dazzling listeners with his soaring technique, melodic ingenuity, and unparalleled grace. Performing with five members of Qantar

Las Padres: The Walls
when 8:00 pm (EST); 3 days
where GALA Hispanic Theatre at Tivoli in Washington, DC
price $34
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Las Paredes: The Walls’ explores the sensitive issue of psychological torture and mental abuse.

La Llorona (The Crying Woman)
when 8:00 pm (EST); 3 hours
where Samuel Beckett Theatre in New York, NY
price $50
contact www.theatrerow.org/
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This is a cross-cultural drama about an American businessman assigned to open an American fast food restaurant, to sell Mexican food, in Mexico City. When he and his pregnant wife move into the home of a struggling Mexican architect, forced to rent his an

Mayan Textiles
when 10:00 pm (CST); 3 days
where National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, IL
price $30
contact www.nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/
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The Mayan peoples of Mexico and Central America form one of the largest indigenous populations in the Americas. Though Mayan culture is often thought of in terms of its pre-Hispanic achievements, Mayan cultural traditions persist and are well-known for th

Fito Reinoso
when 8:30 pm (PST); 2 hours
where Pena Pachamama in San Francisco, CA
price TBA
contact www.penapachamama.com/
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Fito Reinoso is a legendary Cuban singer. This Latin dancing Buena Vista event also includes Sandy Perez, Jose Luis Gomez, Eddy Navia, Quentin Navia, Isaac Lopez and Gabriel Navia.

February 17

Arts of Buddhism
when 11:15 pm (EST); 1 day
where Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC
price free
contact www.asia.si.edu/
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Learn about Buddhism and examine the visual characteristics of objects from South and Southeast Asia, China or Japan in order to understand their meaning and significance within the religion and culture.

February 19

Elie Bou Zeidan Exhibits in New York
when 3:00 pm (EST); 3 weeks
where Agora Gallery in New York, NY
price free
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Elie Bou Zeidan is upholding the classical traditions in painting with beautifully crafted works of still-lives, landscapes, and nudes.

February 20

SooJin Jeong Exhibits in New York
when 3:00 pm (EST); 3 weeks
where Agora Gallery in New York, NY
price free
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Soojin Jeong’s work is modern in its execution, but timeless in its themes. Exploring the nature of human beings and their relationship to reality is what Jeong’s work expresses to her viewers most strongly.

Dibyendu Dey Exhibits in New York
when 3:00 pm (EST); 3 weeks
where Agora Gallery in New York, NY
price free
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Dibyendu Dey’s paintings cross boundaries: they acknowledge the time-honored styles of Indian visual arts, while also presenting an understated, yet powerful statement on contemporary culture.

February 24

NYBAP Networking Brunch
when 12:30 am (EST); 2 hours, 30 minutes
where Tir Na Nog (http://tirnanognyc.com) in New York, NY
price $20
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The Network of Young Bangladeshi American Professionals (NYBAP) invites you to a networking brunch on 2/24 in NYC. Meet new people, enjoy a delicious meal, discuss what you’d like to see from NYBAP and get a preview of 2007 plans. RSVP at www.nybap.org

Art of the Islamic World: Unity and Diversity
when 10:00 am (CST); all day
where Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, IL
price $8
contact www.artic.edu/aic
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This exhibition features forty highlights from the Institute’s collection of Islamic art. The installation focuses on objects from Ottoman Turkey and Safavid Persia, earlier Islamic art and explores its role as an intermediary between the East and West.

Felonious
when 9:00 pm (PST); 2 hours
where Bruno’s in San Francisco, CA
price unknown
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Felonious is 100 percent live hip hop — no turntables or DAT players allowed. In a hip hop scene almost entirely focused on the DJ, this makes for a lot of raised eyebrows. Rapper Dan Wolf (aka MC Euripides) explains: “We chose the name Felonious because

February 28

Browser Wars: Episode II Attack of the DOMs
when 6:00 pm (PST); 3 hours
where Yahoo! in Sunnyvale, CA
price free
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Must-attend event for web developers & UI designers! Founder of CSS – flying for 22 hours total from Europe for this 3 hour event .. Your chance to provide feedback & influence XHTML 2.0 & CSS 3.0!

March 1

Asian Business League of San Francisco-Lunar New Year Dinner
when 6:00 pm (PST); 2 hours
where Butterfly Restaurant in San Francisco, CA
price $70
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The Asian Business League of San Francisco celebrates Lunar New Year on March 1st at Butterfly Restaurant in SF!

March 2

Spoken Truths: Words from a Zaatar Diva
when 8:00 pm (EST); 4 hours
where The Canvas Cafe 1200 9th & Lincoln in San Francisco, CA
price $10-$15
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One of the most recognizable Arab-American Poets of our generation, Suheir Hammad has helped infuse new urban art forms with her unique style.

March 8

San Diego Latino Film Festival
when 8:00 pm (PST); 10 days
where UltraStar Mission Valley Theaters at Hazard Center in San Diego, CA
price 8.5
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Originally created as a showcase for Latino student filmmakers, the San Diego Latino Film Festival, in its 14th year, has emerged as one of the largest and well respected Latino film festivals in the country.

March 9

Sikhs: Legacy of the Punjab
when 10:00 am (EST); all day
where National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC
price unknown
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This exhibit explores the culture and beliefs of the Sikh people, who originally lived in the Punjab, an area now part of Pakistan and northern India. Through displays of Sikh paintings, jewelry, books, weapons and other religious and cultural objects, th

MAASU (Midwest Asian American Students Union)
when 4:00 pm (CST); 3 days (March 9-11)
where University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana-Champaign, IL
price FREE
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What: Midwest Asian American Students Union Where: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign When: March 9-11 How: http://sc.maasu.org Cost: Free for U of I students (outside students/individuals need to pay a fee)

DONT MISS OUT!!

March 10

Arrivals
when 8:00 pm (EST); 3 hours
where Bank Street Theatre in New York, NY
price unknown
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This play is inspired by the recent string of detentions of people of Middle Eastern heritage. It tells the story of a Syrian born Canadian citizen who, having legally entered the US, is detained at Immigration by Homeland Security…

Writing as Art Gallery Guide
when 9:00 pm (PST); all day
where Asian Art Museum of San Francisco in San Francisco, CA
price $12
contact www.asianart.org/
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Learn about the art of Arabic calligraphy on a tour of the West Asian Gallery and the Loggia with this fun and informative gallery guide.

March 11

“Making Soul” Writing & Performance Workshops
when 1:00 pm (PST); 1-day and 8 week option: Mar-May
where Epic Arts Center, 1923 Ashby, Berkeley in Berkeley, CA
price various
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Sign up today for the Making Soul Writing/Performance Spring Workshops!

***SPECIAL RATE FOR THE 8-WEEK SERIES, March 22-May 10: REGISTER BEFORE FEBRUARY 22 for the 1st class FREE!

March 14

The Art of Finding & Telling Stories an 8-week fiction writing workshop with Neelanjana Banerjee
when 7:00 pm (PST); 7 weeks
where Kearny Street Workshop in San Francisco, CA
price $215 regular, $1
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The Art of Finding & Telling Stories an 8-week fiction writing workshop with Neelanjana Banerjee March 14 – May 2, 2007; Wednesdays, 7 – 9.45PM Public reading & chapbook release of students’ work on May 17th

March 16

Mighty Warriors of Comedy Screening and DVD Release
when 7:00 pm (PST); 2 hours
where Kearny Street Workshop in San Francisco, CA
price $10
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What: Mighty Warriors of Comedy Screening and DVD Release Featuring performances by Lijie and Largesse (Friday 3/16) and Charlie Chin (3/21), a screening of Mighty Warriors of Comedy documentary, and Q&A.;
Date & Time: Friday, March 16th, 7pm & 9pm

March 17

mETHODOLOGY
when 10:00 pm (PST); 4 hours
where Chow Fun Bar & Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA
price $5 before 11
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The monthly jam of community, consciousness & culture in urban LA. Located in Chinatown, “mETHODOLOGY” brings together positive people, good food & drinks, and a unique mix of music by some of LA’s top selektahs and hip-hop artists.

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