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“Hafu: the mixed-race experience” screening + discussion


Saturday, November 8th 2014, 7:00pm

“Hafu: the mixed-race experience”

Directed, Produced and Shot by Megumi Nishikura & Lara Perez Takagi

This 87 minute HD film raises awareness about the changing demographics of Japan and gives insight into the day to day experiences and identities of the Hafu- the Japanese term for those who are half-Japanese.

With an ever increasing movement of people between places in this transnational age, there is a mounting number of mixed-race people in Japan, some visible others not. “Hafu” is the unfolding journey of discovery into the intricacies of mixed-race Japanese and their multicultural experience in modern day Japan. The film follows the lives of five “hafus”–the Japanese term for people who are half-Japanese–as they explore what it means to be multiracial and multicultural in a nation that once proudly proclaimed itself as the mono-ethnic nation. For some of these hafus Japan is the only home they know, for some living in Japan is an entirely new experience, and others are caught somewhere between two different worlds.

After the movie you are very welcome to join the discussion about mixed-race experience parenthood hosted by Diane Flick, an American married to Tibetan and raising her son in Chengdu.

Length: 87 min.

Language: the film is in Japanese and English bilingually (with corresponding subtitles), discussion after movie will be held in English.

Price: 50rmb/person (price includes a glass of drink and a popcorn)

Standup Comedy Show with Joe Klocek

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Saturday, November 15th at 8:00pm

Standup Comedy Show with Joe Klocek. Hosted by Rob Brien.

In 2011 Joe Klocek was voted “Best Comic in the City” by a reader’s poll in San Francisco’sSF Weekly. He has been featured on Comedy Central and NBC, and is one of the producers for a monthly storytelling show called Previously Secret Information in San Francisco.

Joe Klocek has become one of San Francisco’s most unique comics. With razor sharp wit he uses to ‘work the crowd’, Joe is in high demand at clubs and corporate functions. Raised in the midwest, but now a confirmed San Francisco resident, Joe brings a refreshing look at life through the eyes of a class clown who read too much.

To see Joe’s gigs, please click here

“BEST COMIC in the CITY” 2011 SF WEEKLY Readers Poll

Appeared on:




Commentator for the local Emmy Award Winning Documentary on the Bay Bridge

“The Bridge so Far”

Co-Creator of “Previously Secret Informatiom”

Runner Up

“The San Francisco International Comedy Competition”


Price: 75rmb in advance, 100rmb at the door (price includes popcorn & a beer/wine).

Tickets are available at the Bookworm in presale.

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Preserving China’s Sense of Place


Monday, November 17th 2014, 7:30pm (free entry)

“The Challenges posed by China’s Domestic Tourism Boom – a foreigner’s attempt to preserve China’s Sense of Place”

A resident of China off-and-on since 1984, Brian Linden and his wife, Jeanee, developed The Linden Centre in Yunnan Province to help preserve China’s tangible heritage.  Their complexes serve as bases for deeper exploration of China’s cultural traditions and host regular workshops in topics such as photography, culinary arts, holistic health and environmental development.  They now have three National Heritage compounds and are working with the government to preserve other sites throughout Western Yunnan, including the WWII Flying Tigers Radio Station outside of Dali and an old tea plantation along the Burmese border.  Their efforts have garnered accolades as diverse as’s China Hotel of the Year, Travel and Leisure’s Global Vision Award, Voyager Magazine’s China Sustainability Award and the Society of American Travel Writers Phoenix Award.

Brian’s talk will focus on the challenges facing China’s tourism industry.  With over 1.5 billion domestic trips a year, tourism development is increasingly influenced by short sighted, profit-driven investors.  Rural China is seeing the damages caused by this indiscriminate and predatory development.  The Linden Centre stands in opposition to this and has tried to develop a more sustainable model that embraces the surrounding communities, thereby preserving their genius loci.



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Bookworm’s 8th Birthday Party

Birthday poster


OCTOBER 18th, 2014

Come and enjoy with The Bookworm all day 8th Birthday party!












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