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.
After a successful meeting of the minds from AirBnb, Twitter, Salesforce, and other start-ups big and small we're reconvening to work on the important initiatives we initiated to build a collaborative and vibrant tech community in the cultural district.
Presented by FAAE: 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. 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!
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.
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.
"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.