08/04/06: Bowling Membership Drive
08/04/06 - 08/06/06: APEX In Action: Volunteer for the 5th Annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD)
08/09/06: APEX Coffee Break
08/12/06: APEX In Action: North Texas Food Bank
08/13/06: APEX Board Meeting
08/14/06: KRLD Restaurant Week - APEX Dinner at Nobu
08/19/06: Road Trip!


08/03/06 - 08/10/06: The 5th Annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD)
08/08/06 - 08/13/06: Dallas Video Festival 19: Asian Programming


08/04/06 Bowling Membership Drive  

Date: Friday, August 4, 2006
Time: 9:30 - 11:30pm
Location: Plano Super Bowl. 2521 Avenue K, Plano, TX 75074
Cost: Members - FREE (w/paid 2006 membership), Non-members - $13 (shoes included)
RSVP: Wendy, wendy@apexdallas.org

It's time for our bowling mixer again!! Get your bowling bragging rights on as we roll the night away. Save the date and we'll have more information coming your way soon.

As a member, you will have discounted admission to our sponsored events during the year, participation in our committees to organize events and programs, network with other members, and special access to members-only events.

Membership for singles and couples are $20/$30 respectively for the rest of the year.

Sign up today and bowl free with other fellow APEX-ers! Please RSVP so that we can get an accurate count of how many lanes to reserve.

08/04/06 - 08/06/06 APEX In Action: The 5th Annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD)

Date: August 4-6, 2006
Time: Provided Below
Location: Landmark's Magnolia Theatre, West Village
Cost: FREE
RSVP: Mel, mel@apexdallas.org

APEX in Action is the name for the Community Service part of our organization. Come and join us as we take Action to make a difference in our community.

Join us by volunteering to this fun & exciting event of celebrating the asian american cultures and talents. Volunteers will receive a FREE movie!! (with 2 credit hours). We will be providing general information & flyers from inside the theater. The festival offers dozens of feature film ranging from Hong Kong action films to comedy and drama from all over the world. Please contact Mel Fernando to schedule your preferred time.

APEX Available Volunteer Hours:

Friday (Aug 4) 12pm - 11pm
Saturday (Aug 5) 12pm - 11pm
Sunday (Aug 6) 12pm - 9pm

08/09/06 APEX Coffee Break

Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2006
Time: 8:00 - 9:00pm
Location: Starbucks @ Campbell and 75
Contact: Wendy, wendy@apexdallas.org or Stephanie, stephanie@apexdallas.org

Welcome to the summer! Take a break and join us for some ice cold coffee drinks! If you're new to APEX or interested in joining the organization, then please come out and meet us at Starbucks on Campbell and 75 in Richardson. This is a chance for YOU to get to know the officers and the organization better. We'll be there sipping on coffee and ready to muse on any topics.

If you're a regular member and just need a simple pick-me-upper in the middle of the work week, please also feel free to come out and enjoy a _mocha latte or espresso with us.

08/12/06 APEX In Action: North Texas Food Bank

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2006
Time: 9:00am - Noon
Location: 4344 Bronze Way, Dallas, TX 75237
Contact: Stephanie, stephanie@apexdallas.org

APEX in Action is the name for the Community Service part of our organization. Come and join us as we take Action to make a difference in our community.

Please join us at the North Texas Food Bank warehouse to help box and sort donated items. It's a great opportunity to roll up your sleeves and help process these donations for distribution to different non profits and Food Bank clients. Please wear closed toe shoes.

08/13/06 APEX Board Meeting

Date: Sunday, August 13, 2006
Time: 1:30-3:00 PM
Contact: Angela, angela@apexdallas.org

APEX Members, you are invited to join the APEX Board of Directors in our monthly board meeting. Typically, we discuss upcoming events and how to implement our vision. Most board meetings are open to APEX members. Come join us if you want to know how APEX is run, want to join a committee and if you have any suggestions for future events. Please contact Angela for more details on location.

08/14/06 KRLD Restaurant Week - APEX Dinner at Nobu

Date: Monday, August 14, 2006
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Nobu, 400 Crescent Court, Dallas, TX 75201 (214-252-7000)
Three course prix fixe dinner: $35 per person ($7 of each will go to the North Texas Food Bank)
Contact: Stephanie, stephanie@apexdallas.org

Please join us as we support this annual fundraiser for the North Texas Food Bank. Enjoy a wonderful 3 course meal with your APEX friends, new and old, at Nobu. Please RSVP early as we have limited seats available.

In its 9th year, KRLD Restaurant Week is an annual charity event held in Dallas, Ft. Worth with only the creme de la creme of local restaurants participating. Last year 55,000 reservations were made and nearly $350,000 was raised! Everyone gets something out of KRLD Restaurant Week! Participating restaurants create a fabulous signature menu just for Restaurant Week diners. This three course prix fixe dinner is only $35 per person (does not include tax, tip or beverage). $7 from each dinner will go to the North Texas Food Bank (Dallas County) or the Lena Pope Home (Tarrant County). For more information, visit http://krld.com/pages/55487.php.

08/19/06 Road Trip!  

Date: Saturday, August 19, 2006
Location: Austin and New Braunfels. Texas
RSVP: Wendy, wendy@apexdallas.org
Pricing info: http://www.texastubes.com/

Join us in savoring the summer by beating the heat as we go *tubing* down the Comal River in News Braunfels ( San Marcos). We'll tube for a couple hours, grab dinner, and head back to get a taste of Austin's night life.

This event is for members only! Members are welcome to invite guests.

For more information about this trip, reservations, and rides down to Austin, please contact Wendy at wendy@apexdallas.org by Thursday, August 10.


08/03/06 - 08/10/06 The 5th Annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD)

Date: August 3-10, 2006
Time: See schedule on AFFD website
Location: Hardwood Theater at the Dallas Museum of Art (08/03 only); Landmark's Magnolia Theatre, West Village
Cost: $8 per ticket (unless otherwise noted on the schedule)

The 5th Annual Asian Film Festival celebrates Asian American cultures and talents in the film arts. The festival offers dozens of feature films ranging from Hong Kong action films to comedy and drama including films from China, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, India, Mongolia, Philippines, Canada, U.K., and U.S.A. This event offers a combination of cultural experiences that fosters diversity in the Asian and international community in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

For volunteer opportunities with APEX at the film festival, please see the event posting above.

For more information, please visit www.affd.org.

08/08/06 - 08/13/06 Dallas Video Festival 19

Date: August 8-13, 2006
Time: See schedule on Dallas Video Festival website
Location: Angelika Film Center at Mockingbird Station & Dallas Theater's Center at Kalita Humphreys Theater
Cost: $8 per ticket (unless otherwise noted on the schedule)

The 19th Annual Dallas Video Festival celebrates Asian American cultures and talents in the film arts with Asian programming as well as other programs.

For more information, please visit www.videofest.org.

Asian Programming

The Men Who Would Conquer China (The Golden Opportunity )
Sun. Aug. 13 12:00 PM
Video Box
China , the world's most populous nation, is on a fast track to capitalism, wealth, and democracy. Join wealthy New York investment banker Mart Bakal and his well-connected Hong Kong business partner Vincent Lee in this documentary by Nick Torrens as they try to create the perfect mix of political and economic opportunity, overcoming a frustrating array of cultural and legal obstacles. 58 min.

Top of the World
Sun. Aug. 13 5:00 PM
Video Box
Trek on this spiritual adventure through the Himalayas with one-man film crew, Bill Kern, in this unique documentary. From Buddhist monks sharing their art to the dangerous trek of a Russian hiking expedition, discover the unique characters and beauty that draw people to this famous region. 70

The Grace Lee Project
Sun. Aug. 13 2:30 PM
Video Box
Pursuing the moving target of Asian-American female identity, especially the bookish, obedient stereotype, director Grace Lee plunges into a clever unscientific investigation of Grace Lees who break radically from this mold. With wit and charm, The Grace Lee Project puts a innovative spin on the eternal question, “What's in a name?”. 68 min.

Finding Home
Sat. Aug. 12 12:00 PM
Video Box
Veteran filmmaker Art Nomura goes to Japan for the first time at age 57. There, he rediscovers and reevaluates his own Japanese ancestry. In Finding Home , Nomura focuses on the lives of six Americans of Japanese descent who have chosen to put down permanent roots in the county of their ancestors. 52 min.

Nam June Paik Retrospective
Thur. Aug. 10 7 pm
The Dallas Museum of Art
Presented in association with the DMA's O'Donnell Film Series
John Hanhardt, Senior Curator of Film and Media Arts at The Guggenheim Museum, presents a retrospective of the works of pioneering Korean video art Nam June Paik, who passed away in January 2006. The retrospective, a version of which was presented at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, is a full survey of the works of Nam June Paik, including a presentation of the full work, Global Groove , other video clips, slides of his installations, and scholarly commentary by Mr. Hanhardt. 2 hrs.

Nam June Paik: Lessons from the Video Master
Fri. Aug. 11 8 PM
Video Cabaret
Nam June Paik broke the rules of convention, propelling the video medium to high art. This retrospective documentary by Skip Blumberg reveals the legacy of the creative genius and “Father of Video Art” through gripping, visually-stylized interviews of 46 friends, proteges, and an encyclopedic display of his pioneering visual art techniques. 48 min.

The Cats of Mirikitani
Peace Festival
Sat. Aug. 12 NOON
Filmmaker Linda Hattendorf strikes up an unexpected friendship with “Jimmy” Mirikitani, a colorful Japanese-American homeless street artist. When September 11th strikes, Hattendorf decides to take him in. However when images of scud bombs and racist backlash flit across the media spectrum, Mirkitani is forced to face a troubled past of Japanese interment, loss at Hiroshima , and a long standing mental war against a nation that so harmed him. An astonishing and profoundly gripping documentary that delves into the tragic memories of this brilliant man. 74 min.

China Blue
Sun. Aug. 13 1:00 PM
Video Box
Delve into the working conditions of teenage workers in the harsh environment of Chinese retail factories. Shot clandestinely in China , under difficult conditions, this powerful documentary reveals the retail world international companies don't want us to see. By DVF alum Micha Peled ( Store Wars ). 87 min.

20 Days without TV
Sat. Aug. 12 1:45 PM
Video Lounge
How much life is sapped from your existence by the television? We schedule our day around its programs, we end up wasting valuable time watching things of no particular interest to us, and we let television become a substitute for communication and interaction with our family and friends. Several families in Korea undergo an experiment--living without tv for twenty days. Their daily logs and hidden cameras reveal the withdrawal process. First, boredom, then adjustment, then the discovery of a whole new mode of relating to self, family, and community. A fascinating look at the powerful force that TV has become in our modern lives. By Jeong Ook Lee. 50 min.

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