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.
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?
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.
"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
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.
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!
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.
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
Bindlestiff is bring back th emost celebrated show of short original plays to be staged for The Love Edition: Time After Time.
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?
A 5-course degustation featuring Filipino food paired with excerpts of the revolutionary novel by Dr. Jose Rizal: Noli Me Tangere
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?
Join us to learn about SF's Budget process and what are the budget priorities we would like to see for SoMa Pilipinas.
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.
Featured artists include Autonomous Region, CRSB, On The One, and Raffy Lata
FACINE 23: the 23rd Annual Filipino International Cine Festival
- 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
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!
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.
Capital is the fuel of entrepreneurship and crowdfunding is catching fire. Learn ways you can crowdfund your business from industry pioneers.
Ba-e Makiling: The exploration of pre-colonial Barrio-Rural Philippine Dance! Purchase your tickets now.
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.
Levin Sy, Political Consultant
Assemblymember Rob Bonta, District #18
Jidan Terry-Koon, Deputy Director, Mobilize the Immigrant Vote (MIV)
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
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 email@example.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.
Monday, August 29, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT) - Add to Calendar
Covo - 981 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 -
Experience the best of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the 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. Admission is free and fun for the entire family!
Meet members of the SOMA Pilipinas working group. We'll present to you our current strategies to spark a new Filipino buisness renaisiance and most importantly solicit feedback from our business community to find-out the best ways we can jump-start Filipino commerce in SOMA.