Book Signing and Reading by R. Zamora Linmark
author of “Leche” and “Rolling the R’s”
Tuesday, April 19 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm
20 Cooper Square, 4th Fl
“Leche” (Coffee House Press) is the story of a young Filipino American’s riotous adventures through the sprawling, tragicomic landscape of modern-day Manila. After thirteen years of living in the U.S., Vince returns to his birthplace, the Philippines. As Vince ventures into the heat and chaos of the city, he encounters a motley cast of characters, including a renegade nun, a political film director, arrogant hustlers, and the country’s spotlight-driven First Daughter. Haunted by his childhood memories and a troubled family history, Vince unravels the turmoil, beauty, and despair of a life caught between a fractured past and a precarious future. Witty and mesmerizing, this novel explores the complex colonial and cultural history of the Philippines and the paradoxes inherent in the search for both personal and national identities.
NYU For Japan: First Annual NYU Club Anime Cos-Cafe
Tuesday, April 19 · 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Kimmel E&L Auditorium
Tired and stressed from midterms and school work? Want to relax in a way that makes a positive impact? Then come relax at Club Anime’s Cos-Cafe! This year’s theme: Maids! Our friendly staff members will be dressed in cute Victorian costumes as we serve you the best time of your life! Our menu will include great authentic Japanese food and snacks, along with treats like Bubble Tea and pastries! Cos-Cafe …will be run just like any cafe, so pre-bought tickets and one-time entrance fees will not be available. However, There will be three types of tickets sold at the door on the day of the event valued at different prices ($1, $2, or $5) and correspond to a particular food, drink, or dessert price. Please check out the menu below for specific prices.
Norwegian Wood screening with Corners of Culture
Thursday, April 21 · 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Anh Hùng Trần’s adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s #1 Best-selling novel of all time in Japan, Norwegian Wood, features Kenichi Matsuyama (from Nana, Death Note), Kinko Rikuchi (Babel, The Brothers Bloom), and Kiko Mizuhara (model). It has also been nominated for several awards such as the 67th Venice International Film Festival.
CMS: The Last HURRAH
Friday, April 22 · 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Kimmel 900 Series (905/907)
Come to Chinese Mei Society’s LAST EVENT OF THE SEMESTER! YUAN was a tremendous success, and we wanted once again thank all those who were involved. As for those may be interested in participating or becoming EVEN MORE INVOLVED, apply NOW for next year’s eboard at http://www.nyu.edu/clubs/cms/apps/
E.P.I.C. Motion’s First Performance Showcase
Saturday, April 23 · 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Peridance Studio - 126 E 13th Street
E.P.I.C. Motion Dance Company (Energy and Passion Inspiring Collaborative Motion) has been performing hip-hop sets on the competitive East Coast circuit for 3 years now. After 3 years of growth we’ve become a company that’s much larger then just the hip-hop we’ve done in the past. Our dancers’ backgrounds range from hip-hop, house, jazz, contemporary, classical ballet, waacking to name a few. And now we’d like to show the world what else we’re capable of and give our members a chance to create pieces for themselves in a wide variety of styles. Doors open at 8 pm/