Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

May 1 – May 11, 2014 Venues: Directors Guild of America; CGV Cinemas; Japanese American National Museum; and The Art Theatre of Long Beach. Web announcement: asianfilmfestla.org/2014/

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
London to launch Europe’s largest gay wedding show

London to launch Europe’s largest gay wedding show

(Relaxnews) – London is set to launch Europe’s largest gay wedding show yet, as the Same-Sex Marriage Act comes into force in England and Wales this year. Gay Weddings Live will hit the UK capital in June, focusing on providing services tailored to same-sex couples – a high-spending and statistically financially comfortable demographic. The show will […]

Marriage is healthy for the heart: study

Marriage is healthy for the heart: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Being married makes for a healthy heart, while being divorced or widowed is linked to higher rates of cardiovascular disease, according to a study of 3.5 million people released Friday. The study is the largest of its kind to show how heart health is linked to marital status, and was presented at the […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
FOX to air royal-themed reality show ‘I Wanna Marry Harry’

FOX to air royal-themed reality show ‘I Wanna Marry Harry’

(Relaxnews) – The network approached a dozen women with an opportunity to fulfill their childhood dream of becoming a princess. In the reality series “I Wanna Marry Harry,” the happy few will set out to win the heart of one of the world’s most famous celebrities, Prince Harry. Or so they think. Scheduled to premiere […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Refugee Nation (Laos) Open Rehearsal

Refugee Nation (Laos) Open Rehearsal

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Khmer Arts Academy Studio 1364 Obispo Ave. Long Beach, CA 90804 Free and open to the public. RSVP and/or make a donation at www.eventbrite.com/e/refugee-nation-open-rehearsal-fundraiser-at-khmer-arts-academy-tickets-10228597009. Celebrate the Southeast Asian New Year early and engage with TeAda and our host the Khmer Arts Academy as we create new connections […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Protest mobilization in democratizing (South-) East Asia: A cross-country comparison of protest actors and their strategies during political transition

Protest mobilization in democratizing (South-) East Asia: A cross-country comparison of protest actors and their strategies during political transition

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:00 noon 10383 Bunche Hall UCLA Campus Free and open to the public. Colloquium with Linda Maduz, Zurich University The presentation examines how political oppositions in Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand mobilized and organized before and during democratization. The analysis starts with an assessment of the mobilization potential of different actor groups […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Neither Slaves nor Free: The Bound Labor of Filipino Migrant Domestic Workers

Neither Slaves nor Free: The Bound Labor of Filipino Migrant Domestic Workers

Friday, March 28, 2014 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm USC Fisher Museum of Art 823 Exposition Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90089  fisher.usc.edu/events/event.html/event/907875/ Free and open to the public. Join USC Dornsife Sociology Professor Rhacel Salazar Parrenas for a talk that attempts to complicate our understanding of human trafficking and forced labor in the 21st century by examining […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
At the Edge of the Human: Colonial and Postcolonial Terror in Vietnam

At the Edge of the Human: Colonial and Postcolonial Terror in Vietnam

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM 3232 Campbell Hall UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095 Free and open to the public. Symposium with Helle Rydstrom, Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at Lund University, Sweden; and Nguyen-võ Thu-huong, Associate Professor in Asian Languages and Cultures, and Asian American Studies at UCLA. […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Viet Film Fest 2014

Viet Film Fest 2014

April 10-13, 2014 Viet Film Fest 2014 (formerly known as the Vietnamese International Film Festival or ViFF), a prestigious showcase of original and innovative Vietnamese films is proudly presented by the Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA) and will take place on April 10-13, 2014 at a wonderful new location closer to the heart […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Fowler Out Loud: Chankethya Chey and Samantha Blake Goodman

Fowler Out Loud: Chankethya Chey and Samantha Blake Goodman

Thursday, May 22, 2014 6:00 pm UCLA Fowler Museum UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095 Free performance Samantha Blake Goodman and Kethya Chey, MFA students in dance, perform original pieces related to current Fowler exhibitions. First, Blake Goodman’s dance work “Gira que Gira” embodies the dualities that define Sinful Saints and Saintly Sinners at the Margins of the Americas, […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Explanation is the key to keeping kids safe: researchers

Explanation is the key to keeping kids safe: researchers

(Relaxnews) – Want to keep your child from touching that hot stove? How about from walking out in front of cars? New research says explaining risks to children as opposed to giving orders is the best way to ensure safety. Researchers found mothers tend to guide their children in terms of what is and isn’t safe, and […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
“America’s Got Talent” 2013 Winner Kenichi Ebina Performing Live At Pechanga This April

“America’s Got Talent” 2013 Winner Kenichi Ebina Performing Live At Pechanga This April

Pechanga Resort & Casino is proud to announce Kenichi Ebina, “America’s Got Talent” Season 8 winner, will perform a major production show this April for the first time ever since appearing on television. Fans will feel Kenichi Ebina’s pulsating energy from his dance during two special “Kenichi Ebina Dance-ish Entertainment” performances on April 12 and […]

27.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Luxury shopping outlet planned adjacent to China’s first Disneyland

Luxury shopping outlet planned adjacent to China’s first Disneyland

(Relaxnews) – The first Disneyland theme park resort in mainland China is to set to get an adjacent luxury shopping compound. The Shanghai Shendi Group announced a venture with luxury outlet chain Value Retail this week, Want China Times reports. ‘Shanghai Village’ will be located next to Shanghai Disney Resort, which is set to open its doors at the end of 2015. […]

27.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
List of cities with most expensive and cheapest room service

List of cities with most expensive and cheapest room service

(Relaxnews) – Helsinki has emerged as the priciest city for room service, and Tunis the cheapest in a new index that provides a snapshot of how much a club sandwich and a can of Coke will set guests back around the world. In TripAdvisor’s newly released 2014 TripIndex Room Service, analysts created a price comparison […]

27.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Beer – the darker the better – may reduce carcinogens in grilled meats

Beer – the darker the better – may reduce carcinogens in grilled meats

(Relaxnews) – Researchers have long been in search of ingredients that can lessen the carcinogens created when meat is grilled. Several studies have cited assorted vegetables and herbs as helpful in reducing the formation of these carcinogens, with the latest examining a different option: beer. Isabel M. P. L. V. O. Ferreira of the Universidade […]

27.03.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online ·
New online tool calculates heart’s ‘age’

New online tool calculates heart’s ‘age’

(Relaxnews) – Is your heart older than you are? A tool from Joint British Societies allows people to test their heart’s “true age,” which subsequently provides an estimate regarding chances of heart disease later in life. Entitled the JBS3 Risk Calculator, the tool works by calculating a person’s lifestyle habits, cholesterol level, blood pressure and […]

27.03.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
‘Social media wedding concierge’ will live-tweet ceremony for $3,000

‘Social media wedding concierge’ will live-tweet ceremony for $3,000

(Relaxnews) – The W Hotel chain in New York is getting a lot of flak for its newly announced “social media wedding concierge,” a $3,000 service that involves paying a stranger to follow the couple around and post Facebook status updates, Instagram photos and live tweets of the nuptials. The service, pitched to US media […]

Madonna preparing to direct third film

Madonna preparing to direct third film

(Relaxnews) – The pop icon plans to return to filmmaking with “Adé: A Love Story,” a drama about two star-crossed lovers. After “Filth and Wisdom” (2008) and “W.E.” (2011), Madonna plans to helm a film adapted from Rebecca Walker’s partially autobiographical novel, which was published in the US last fall.  The Hollywood Reporter broke the […]

27.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Meryl Streep to play former rock star in ‘Ricky and the Flash’

Meryl Streep to play former rock star in ‘Ricky and the Flash’

(Relaxnews) – The actress is attached to headline this indie drama in the role of an aging rock star. Coming off of her role in “August: Osage County,” Meryl Streep has agreed to play an aging rock star in “Ricky and the Flash,” Thewrap.com reports.  The character attempts to reconnect with her children after decades […]

27.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
ABC to premiere ‘The Astronaut Wives Club’ in July

ABC to premiere ‘The Astronaut Wives Club’ in July

(Relaxnews) – The latest series from the creators of “Gossip Girl” will premiere July 24, ABC has announced. Ahead of the launch of its new drama “Black Box” this April, the network has also set season premiere dates for its returning series “Mistresses” and “Rookie Blue.” Adapted from Lily Koppel’s best-selling novel, published last June, […]

26.03.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·