Awwww yeah. Who will be the next Mr. Hyphen? Bay Area, join Hyphen next week to find out. Five transformative Asian American men representing six transformative community organizations will compete for the coveted crown at the 8th annual community fundraiser Mr. Hyphen 2014.
The festivities will be hosted by the one and only Kristina Wong, and will feature performances by Grammy Award winner Hollis and vocal group Anak. I have the honor of serving as a judge. Good times! It's all going down Saturday, April 19 at the historic Marines' Memorial Theatre in downtown San Francisco.
Here are some more details about the night:
The 8th Annual Community Fundraiser: Mr. Hyphen 2014Cool music! Fabulous prizes! Good-natured male ogling! And best of all, community empowerment. Get your tickets now, and I'll see you there! For further info, visit the Hyphen website and the Facebook event.
Saturday, April 19
8:00pm - 10:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre
609 Sutter Street, Second Level
San Francisco, CA
You voted. And now it's time. For the "Final 5" to rise and shine.
Five transformative Asian American men representing six transformative community organizations will compete for the coveted crown of Mr. Hyphen 2014, a $2000 cash prize, and a $1000 audience-favorite prize at the 8th Annual Mr. Hyphen Community Fundraiser on April 19 at the historic Marines' Memorial Theatre in downtown San Francisco.
Your Mr. Hyphen 2014 finalists are:
*Sanjay Makhijani - India Community Center's Gandhi Camp
*Sam Jung - Aypal: Building API Community Power
*Ju Hong - ASPIRE - Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights through Education
*Timmy Lu - Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
*Leo Esclamado - Filipino/American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity and Alipato Project
Thanks to our Gold Crown sponsor Asian Art Museum and our Silver Crown sponsors San Francisco Federal Credit Union and SoleSpace, this year promises to be, by far, the biggest and boldest Mr. Hyphen yet.
Host: solo performer Kristina Wong
2014 Grammy Award winner Hollis
2011 Kollaboration SF Bay Area winner ANAK
*Phil Yu (Angry Asian Man)
*George Kiriyama (formerly of NBC Bay Area)
*Khmera Rouge (Miss GAPA 2013)
*Samina Sundas (American Muslim Voice)
Styling for finalists by: Retrofit Republic
As our biggest annual fundraiser, Mr. Hyphen allows Hyphen -- an all-volunteer nonprofit media organization -- to publish its award-winning print magazine, maintain its blog, and basically, survive. At the same time, it also showcases the Asian American community organizers and community organizations that we love in a fun, tongue-in-cheek format. So please come and show YOUR love!
General Admission | $30
VIP | $45
- Reserved front row seating
- Entry to an exclusive pre-show community meet-n-mingle with Kristina Wong, Hollis, guest judges, key community advocates from the Bay Area and beyond, and more
- Food catered by Le Soleil and Burmese Kitchen
Each general admission ticket includes a raffle ticket (VIP comes with 2 tickets), and additional tickets can be purchased with tickets and at the event. Prizes include:
- $500 bicycle from PUBLIC Bikes
- Signed EP from Hollis
- 2 Timbuk2 messenger bags
- $125 in gift certificates from Sports Basement
- 3 watches from Modify Watches
- Patxi's Pizza gift card
- Styling session from Retrofit Republic
- SoleSpace gift card
- Socola Chocolatier gift card
... and more!