"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
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.
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.
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!
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.
"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
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.
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.
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.