The sixth annual edition of this showcase of independent cinema from the Philippines is, in part, a response to the current political climate. Though not as widely known as it deserves to be, independent cinema in the Philippines is remarkably vibrant and creative. Mirroring the country itself—which is made up of thousands of little islands, each with its own culture, dialect, and people—this showcase provides a snapshot of a huge range of artistic achievement. WHEN: Aug 17 2017 — Sep 03 2017.
Inspired by the vibrant night markets of Asia, UNDISCOVERED SF is a curated collection of emerging artists and merchants that celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the SOMA Pilipinas district located in the heart of San Francisco's innovative South Of Market neighborhood. UNDISCOVERED SF will unveil to the world the emerging culture of Filipino-Americans (and beyond) involved in music, visual arts, fashion, design, retail, food, technology, social activism, and health & wellness.
Join us at the historic I-Hotel, as we celebrate and connect generations of OG activists and students of resistance to the Bay Area's finest Hip Hop MCs and artists. The legacy of I-Hotel is very special, not only to SF natives, but worldwide to those who seek sanctuary spaces that inspire people power. RO3LAY and MISTER REY will be performing all new songs from the "Native Immigrant" album!
The SOMA Pilipinas contingent will be gathering at Civic Center. Arrive early and look for our SOMA Pilipinas Jeepney! The SOMA Pilipinas contingent number for Pistahan is A8 (Cluster A, Unit 8).
Presented by FAAE: Experience the best of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the 24th Annual Pistahan Parade and Festival. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition is expected to draw over 80,000 people each day. The Parade will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11AM from the San Francisco Civic Center, along market street towards 4th Street. The Festival will be held from Saturday, August 12 to Sunday August 13 from 11AM to 5PM at Yerba Buena Gardens. Admission is free and fun for the entire family!
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.
SAVE THE DATE! 5 Year Anniversary Celebration of the Filipino Mental Health Initiative San Francisco. Follow @fmhisf for future details!
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
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: 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?
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.
Join Migrante SoMa/TL- San Francisco for an interactive know-your-rights workshop! Immigration and labor attorneys from Liberation Law Group, P.C. will be on hand to inform us of our legal rights and how to best protect ourselves, our families, and our communities.
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.
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.
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 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" 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
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?
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?
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?
From the couture to streetwear to the latest innovations in bespoke and emerging retailers building a community of like-minds, Filipinos are everywhere in the fashion / retail industry.
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!