San Francisco's Flipino Cultural District
Renters Unite! Tenant Convention
Jun
28
5:30 pm17:30

Renters Unite! Tenant Convention

Come & join your neighbors to a Tenant Convention to:
- Get FREE Legal Tenant advice
- Learn what to do with an eviction, landlord meeting, buy-out, nuisance & other tenant issues
- Get to know your neighbors & defend your home and community

Tagalog 2017
Jul
13
Jul 23

Tagalog 2017

  • Bindlestiff Studio

Join us in the heart of the SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District for Bindlestiff Studio’s production of TAGALOG 2017, a collection of one-act plays written and performed in the national language of the Philippines. With creative use of live English surtitles, non-Tagalog speaking patrons alike can enjoy the innovative, brave, new voices selected from the prestigious Virgin Labfest of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The annual festival celebrates the best unproduced, experimental works from emerging Filipino playwrights, and Bindlestiff Studio is proud to pair their work on this side of the Pacific with talented local Bay Area artists. 
 


Celebrate Your Body
Jun
17
7:00 pm19:00

Celebrate Your Body

  • SOMARts Cultural Center

We're CYB 2017: a body-positive, radical runway.

Our mission: to transform the night into an enduring celebration of our bodies and ourselves. 

Our runway centers POC and marginalized groups. We are body positive. We are gender inclusive. We love you masc, femme, big, small. We love dresses. And we love shoes. We love hair and makeup. We love suits. We want you to have fun. We see how you do. Come celebrate with us. We want to celebrate you.

Tickets: Early Bird $15 (before May 26) | Pre-sale $18 (after May 26) | Door $20 | VIP $40 (comes with reserve seats and swag bag)

UxI: Keep Pushin'
Jun
11
12:00 pm12:00

UxI: Keep Pushin'

  • SomArts Cultural Center

UxI: III “Keep Pushin'” envisions Hip-Hop as our thread from Urban to Indigenous. Throughout hxstory, marginalized peoples have always produced culture as a means to uplift and resist. Art invites the oppressed to imagine the world beyond what is and envision what can be. As UxI enters its third year, we continue to seek what pushes us to create in times of socio-political tension. How have movements created by people of color, particularly Hip Hop, strengthened us? How do our artistic practices honor ancestral lineage and become expressions of bodymindspirit ? In a movement where expression is as diverse as those who practice it, how has Hip Hop become a subversive voice for the oppressed? Lastly, how do we use Hip Hop as a way of pushing societal and artistic boundaries?

2nd Dialogue on Philippine Arts & Culture in the Diaspora
May
28
May 29

2nd Dialogue on Philippine Arts & Culture in the Diaspora

Kularts with the American Center of Philippine Arts (ACPA), Parangal Dance Company, and the Filipino American Development Foundation (FADF), are hosting this year’s Dialogue, Sunday & Monday [Memorial Weekend] May 28 & 29, 2017 at Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission St. SF, CA.

Barrio Fiesta 2017
May
20
11:00 am11:00

Barrio Fiesta 2017

  • Gene Friend Recreation Center

Barrio Fiesta 2017 celebrates the beauty, resilience, culture and spirit of San Francisco's Filipino community in the heart of the South of Market. On May 20, 2017 the smell of roasted pig, and pancit will rise from the Gene Friend Recreation Center and spread to our friends throughout the city, as an invitation to come and share the laughter of children, families, and seniors as the day will feature food, performances, games, entertainment, cooking demonstrations and more.

Means of Exchange: Program Launch
May
19
8:00 pm20:00

Means of Exchange: Program Launch

  • Arc Gallery & Studios

Kearny Street Workshop is celebrating the launch of Means of Exchange, our collaborative art project that teams Kala Art Institute Fellow, Weston Teruya, and Murphy Cadogan awardee, Kimberley Arteche with local venues to create a series of community engaged artworks integrated into SOMA storefront businesses that highlight the history, knowledge, and trades of community members.

Incarceration 6x9
May
19
May 21

Incarceration 6x9

  • Bindlestiff Studio
"6x9 dance-media performance work inspired by the lives of young pinoy-americans entrapped in american judicial system..what gives hope, courage, the will to survive in the loneliest and most bitter place on the planet?"
- Alleluia Panis

 

SOMA Pilipinas Tech Meet-up
May
17
5:00 pm17:00

SOMA Pilipinas Tech Meet-up

  • SF Filipino Cultural Center

We’re calling on all Filipinos in Tech to come together and discuss how we can contribute to the growth of the newly established SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District.

Photo Day
May
13
10:00 am10:00

Photo Day

  • San francisco Main Public Library

On May 13, bring your photos (digital, loose photographs, albums) which will be copied & added to the SF History Center's photo archives to create a permanent record of the daily lives of San Franciscans! 

Galing Bata's 15th Anniversary
May
12
4:00 pm16:00

Galing Bata's 15th Anniversary

  • Bessie Carmichael Middle School

Celebrate the Filipino Education Center Galing Bata's 15th Anniversary in it's original location! We will have student performances, food, carnival booths/stations, bounce house, games, etc. 

Silbihan
May
8
May 13

Silbihan

  • Bindlestiff Studio

Samantha “SAMMAY” Dizon’s silbihan is a multimedia dance theatre piece that seeks to reflect on personal experiences of first-generation Pilipina-American daughters and their migrant mothers from the womb to present day. This week-long curation* includes a writing workshop series led by three uniquely pinay storytellers, a community open mic centered on the theme of "silbihan," and will culminate in SAMMAY's performance work of silbihan - all leading up to Mother's Day 2017.

Kwentuhan: A Series of Readings & Performances at Arkipelago
Apr
28
6:00 pm18:00

Kwentuhan: A Series of Readings & Performances at Arkipelago

  • Arkipelago Bookstore

Kwentuhan - A series of readings and performances at Arkipelago books to promote the living culture of Filipino arts in the South of Market and in the Bay Area. This is an in store reading so space is limited! Come early and browse the books. This event is all ages and will be 5-10$ sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds.

The Geek Show
Apr
20
Apr 29

The Geek Show

  • Bindlestiff Studio

"The Geek Show" is a dynamic theater experience featuring sketch comedy, scripted drama, monologues, movement, and film to celebrate and satirize the phenomenon of "geek culture." It's designed to unite fangirls and fanboys from all geekdoms, alike, and shed light on some of the community's bigger problems from both outside and within.

This is the inaugural edition of "The Geek Show," produced by Thomas Paras, Marc Abrigo, Michelle Fajardo, and Lauren Lola. All material for this show has been written and performed by the Geek Show troupe -- a diverse collection of seasoned and up-and-coming artists -- ready to geek out with Bindlestiff and the SoMa Pilipinas community of San Francisco

The Love Edition
Feb
9
Feb 25

The Love Edition

  • Bindlestiff

Bindlestiff is bring back th emost celebrated show of short original plays to be staged for The Love Edition: Time After Time

SOMA Pilipinas Urban Design Workshop
Feb
4
10:00 am10:00

SOMA Pilipinas Urban Design Workshop

  • Bayanihan Center

What should SOMA Pilipinas look like?

Will it be a reflection of Old Manila during the heyday of the Spanish? Will we re-interpret the rich heritage of our pre-Hispanic past and have all of our street signs in English and Baybayin? Or will SOMA Pilipinas do away with the past and recreate a new design vocabulary that is the hallmark of a new Pinoy 2.0 generation?

NOLI
Jan
29
7:00 pm19:00

NOLI

A 5-course degustation featuring Filipino food paired with excerpts of the revolutionary novel by Dr. Jose Rizal: Noli Me Tangere

SOMA Pilipinas Business Gathering On Culture Bearing
Dec
12
6:30 pm18:30

SOMA Pilipinas Business Gathering On Culture Bearing

  • Covo

As we begin to build the cultural district and populate it with more Filipino businesses, at some point some of these businesses will bear no resemblance of being “Filipino." 

As entrepreneurs what responsibility do we have to represent our heritage while staying true to the purpose of our businesses? How can we signal that we are part of SOMA Pilipinas w/o waving the flag?

 

14th Annual Parol Festival and Parade
Dec
10
5:00 pm17:00

14th Annual Parol Festival and Parade

  • Yerba Buena Gardens

Join us again for our 14th Year, December 10, 2016! Let’s celebrate a memorable evening of lights and laughter! Our theme for 2016 is SoMa Pilipinas: Bring Your Culture to Light. How does your parol design and performance relate to SoMa Pilipinas? How do you bring your Culture to Light? How do you celebrate or showcase your culture?

FACINE 23
Oct
19
Oct 22

FACINE 23

  • Roxie Theater

FACINE 23: the 23rd Annual Filipino International Cine Festival

SOMA Pilipinas Artist Gathering
Oct
17
6:00 pm18:00

SOMA Pilipinas Artist Gathering

  • Get to know Pilipino artists of various genres in the community
  • Brainstorm how SOMA Pilipinas can be a resource for local artists
  • Come up with ways we can bring more arts to SF
  • Discuss ways we can contribute and get involved
Stories High XVI
Oct
13
Oct 29

Stories High XVI

Bindlestiff Studio proudly presents Stories High XVI - the culmination of our long-running annual page-to-stage workshop series – which opens OCT 13, thru OCT 29. 

Presenting six one-act plays that feature pop divas, popping the question, urban legends, killer fashion, national tragedy, bike lane politics, and much more!

October with SoMa Pilipinas!
Oct
5
Oct 18

October with SoMa Pilipinas!

As we celebrate Filipino-American History month, we would like to invite you to the different community gatherings scheduled to discuss how SoMa Pilipinas will sustain cultural visibility, vibrancy & provide economic opportunities for the Filipino community.
 

Philippine Dance & Ba-e Makiling
Sep
9
Sep 18

Philippine Dance & Ba-e Makiling

  • Bindlestiff Studio

Ba-e Makiling: The exploration of pre-colonial Barrio-Rural Philippine Dance!  Purchase your tickets now.

 

The Potential of the Electorate Vote
Sep
7
6:00 pm18:00

The Potential of the Electorate Vote

  • Bayanihan Community Center

Over 460,000 Filipinos are registered to vote in California. In some jurisdictions the Filipino electorate is positioned to be an influential -- possibly a swing vote -- especially here in the greater SF Bay Area. A recent review of voter rolls reveals that almost half of Filipinos eligible to vote are NOT YET registered, particularly among young people. With public policy increasingly decided directly by the electorate, the Filipino community should make our opinions known by registering to vote and using our voting power. We will share voter data for a community discussion about the potential of the Filipino electorate. 

Data gathering made possible by a grant from Wells Fargo Bank.

Speakers:
Levin Sy, Political Consultant
Assemblymember Rob Bonta, District #18
Jidan Terry-Koon, Deputy Director, Mobilize the Immigrant Vote (MIV)

SoMa Pilipinas Small Business Meet-up & Briefing
Aug
29
6:00 pm18:00

SoMa Pilipinas Small Business Meet-up & Briefing

  • COVO

SOMA Pilipinas is San Francisco’s newest cultural district!

In April 2016, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed landmark legislation to create SOMA Pilipinas (located between 2nd and 11th Streets and between Market and Brannan Streets). For more information, visit somapilipinas.org

Now is the time to be a part of SOMA Pilipinas

For entrepreneurs, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to develop a Filipino district in one of the largest cultural, commercial, and financial centers in the world. 

6p: Munch & Mingle
Lumpias from Inay’s
Cold beer at the cash bar

7p: Roundtable Discussion
- Updates to the Business Strategy

- Brands to bring from the Philippines
presented by Mark Herlihy formerly of Future Primitive

- Targeted Fil-am Retail Brands
presented by Ron & Tricia Benitz of Asmbly Hall

- Creating a new Business Accelerator
presented by Desi Danganan of SOMA Pilipinas & Plinth Agency

8p: Huddle

Open to all like-minded individuals that support innovation in entrepreneurship, cultural equity, and civic activism in design, food & bev, tech, finance, urban planning, & keeping SF fun and eclectic.

Don’t miss your chance to be one of the entrepreneurs pioneering the development of our Filipino cultural district in the coming year. Contact Desi Danganan (Plinth Agency) at plinthagency@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Open to all like-minded individuals that support innovation in entrepreneurship, cultural equity, and civic activism in design, food & bev, tech, finance, urban planning, & dedicated to keeping SF fun and eclectic.

WHEN

Monday, August 29, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT) - Add to Calendar

WHERE

Covo - 981 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 -