Dust the mothballs off your favorite ugly holiday sweater! Hyperallergic is celebrating the holidays with the Museum of Chinese in America and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop at our Ugly Sweater Party on Tuesday, December 18 at 8pm.

Show up in an ugly holiday-themed sweater — you know, the hunter green one with the red-nosed reindeer your great aunt sent four years ago that you’ve never worn, or that bulky navy cable knit sweater vest with the embroidered snowflakes and teddy bears you saw in the thrift store last week.

There will be a live performance by rapper Masia One and tunes spun by DJ Mas, as well as spiked punch and other treats.

Many people may remember that Hyperallergic was originally planning to co-host a Halloween party with MOCA and AAWW but Hurricane Sandy forced us to cancel the event. Consider this “take two” …

Tickets are $20 for the general public, or $15 for MOCA members. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit the grassroots community organization CAAAV for their excellent response to the needs of Chinatown post Hurricane Sandy — so you’ll be wearing that sweater for a good cause!

While you’re there in MOCA’s Maya Lin-designed home, you can check out the museum’s current exhibitions (our review):

  • Marvels and Monsters looks at the ways Asians and Asian-Americans have been portrayed in mainstream comics, from evil kung-fu masters to conflicted teenagers,
  • while Alt.Comics explores how Asian-American artists and writers have innovated the medium of the comic book.

Hyperallergic editors and writers will be there too in our ugly sweater best! We hope you’re join us.

RSVP on Facebook or Google+.

The Ugly Sweater Holiday Party will take place on December 18 from 8 to 10pm at the Museum of Chinese in America (215 Centre Street, Chinatown, Manhattan). RSVP required to programs@mocanyc.org

Sweater pics via 1, 2, 3

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