eastwind books of berkeleyOAKLAND — Eastwind Books of Berkeley invites you to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a night showcasing the best Asian American comedians from the Bay Area and L.A.

“Stand Up for Books,” a fundraising event, will be held Friday, June 3, at 8 p.m. at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St., Suite 290, on the second floor of Oakland’s Asian Renaissance Plaza. A pre-show mixer with food, drinks, and raffle tickets for sale will start at 7 p.m.

Hosted by Irene Tu (SF Sketchfest), the show will feature Jenny Yang (Buzzfeed, Dis/orent/ed Comedy), Dhaya Lakshminarayanan (Best Comedian – S.F. Bay Guardian), Andrew Orolfo (SJ Improv), and surprise guests.

Advance tickets are $25, which includes one drink. Admission at the door is $27 (drink not included).

Purchase at Eastwind Books, 2066 University Ave. in Berkeley, or online at www.asiabookcenter.com. The bookstore can be reached at (510) 548-2350.

Can’t make the show but still want to keep Asian American activism alive? Donate to Eastwind at www.asiabookcenter.com/author-book-events.html.

Eastwind Books has been serving the East Bay by providing books on Asian American diverse cultures, history, and literature since 1996. Celebrating 20 years in Berkeley this year, its management brings to the bookstore a history of activism for ethnic studies during the 1968-1969 Bay Area Third World Liberation Front Strikes. Its community bookstore was inspired by the 1970 Everybody’s Bookstore in San Francisco Chinatown-Manilatown International Hotel movement. Visit the website for more information.

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