Support our Veterans through BEC’s Brown Ribbon Campaign! For a donation of $5, you will receive a brown ribbon pin in support of the Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino WWII Veterans. The donations will go towards payment for the medals, shipment of medals, and additional costs. These EXCLUSIVE pins are for sale now!
Join JT Teodoro for beginning boxing lessons at Bayanihan Community Center! Classes are every Sunday from 11 AM - 1 PM and on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays from 530 PM - 730 PM. Learn basic self defense, improve fitness, and develop discipline! Five to 20 dollar suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Help Design the NEW Bayanihan Community Center Façade at Saturday Artist Workshops with England Hidalgo and Mel Veracruz. February Only!
Sat, Feb 9, 16, & 23 1-5pm, ALL AGES
Presented by Bindlestiff Studio - The nation’s only theater space dedicated to the Pilipino and Pilipino American performing arts
Exploring the emotional twists and turns of love and relationships, The Love Edition: Falling Hard is a short play festival that captures the complex nuances of love stories. Through comedy, drama, and mixed media, The Love Edition illustrates a theatrical world that delves deep into the human experience and spectacle of romantic love.
Visit our Open House on January 28th and make your mark in the community!
The SOMA Pilipinas History and Heritage Committee is looking for volunteers to work on History-related projects. We are looking for creative people interested in writing and research. No experience required.
Monday, January 28th, 6 - 8 PM @ Bayanihan Community Center 1010 Mission Street
Featuring Artistic Director and Choreographer Alleluia Panis, Writer and Poet Oscar Peñaranda, and Photographer Joe Ramos, in conjunction with Ramos' photo exhibit, SOMALAKAS: The Strength of SOMA at Bindlestiff Studio, the discussion will examine the state and progress of community arts, process, and cultural equity.
Free admission, refreshments provided! Don't miss the photo exhibit SOMALAKAS: The Strength of SOMA before it closes on January 30th, 2019!
Help mark the release of AninoKo’s new record at this special All Ages show at Bindlestiff Studio on Saturday, January 12 2019! Featuring Shit Coffins and Death Glam.
KSW and Arc Gallery & Studios will be holding a joint opening reception for two exciting new exhibitions that will be opening in the gallery. This will also serve as KSW's annual Holiday Re/mix (reunion/mixer), a chance for us to honor our volunteers and celebrate another year of KSW programming! Special guest performer TBA.
FROM MY BODY (main gallery)
Curated by Francis Calimlim & Dara Katrina Del Rosario
From My Body is a multidisciplinary exhibition that showcases the multiple releases of bodies’
subjectivities that describe the navigation, resistance and dialogue with external forces that counter
each of these artists’ lived experiences. The structures of power that impact the stories and memories
we experience and inherit are put in conversation with the what can be passed on to following
generations. Beyond simply affect, activation must be inspired in order to move toward revolutionary
futurity - the belief that in order for social transformation occur, we must first transcend the self.
Educator and philosopher Paulo Freire used Revolutionary Futurity to express the threat of immobility
while addressing the importance learning from the past to inform the ways to build our future. As artists
living in a political climate that continues to be hostile and violent to historically oppressed communities
and bodies, how do we use our creative practices to move toward social transformation?
Kimberly Acebo Arteche - http://www.kimarteche.com/
Kelvin Burzon - http://www.kelvinburzon.com/
Nathaniel DeVivo - https://www.nathanieldevivophoto.com/
Sophia Schultz Rocha - https://www.sophia-schultz.com/
Tosha Stimage - https://toshastimage.com
RISO-CHROMATIC (project gallery)
Risograph printing is a relatively new and obscure printing technique that is growing in popularity amongst artists. The "RISO-CHROMATIC" exhibition showcases several Bay Area printmakers exhibiting all of the possibilities that a risograph printer can produce. Learn more about the process and shop for affordable prints that would make perfect gifts this holiday season.
FEATURED ARTISTS: Anjelica Colliard, Sanaa Khan, Evka Whaley-Mayda, Maren Preston, Tamiko Sidore, Max Stadnik, and Lucy Stark
DALUYAN* is an interactive workshop rooted in storytelling through movement, writing, and performance. Through activating our bodies as receivers of ancestral memory, how can we serve our own healing journeys for transformation of self, lineage, and community? Together, we will instigate the smells, sights, sounds, and somatic sensations residing in our respective vessels and re-discover how our DNA and lived experiences assist us in remembering and recognizing our intergenerational truths - which further our envisioning for the world we dream for the future generations.
* This workshop is for BIPOC womxn + two-spirit/non-binary folks; those of Pilipinx descent are especially encouraged to attend.
( BIPOC = Black + Indigenous + People Of Color )
Bayanihan Community Center (Barangay Hall)
1010 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
West Bay currently provides services on a daily basis to 100+ clients ranging in age from 5 to 89, all housed in a 1,000 square-foot space. They are in need of a new space to safely and successfully continue the quality programming that has sustained youth, families and seniors for five decades running.
Purchase your SPECIAL West Bay 50th Anniversary shirt and help steward this crucial resource center in our Cultural Heritage District for generations to come.
if you’re interested in getting into boxing or are looking to develop your practice, please join our new class; beginners and boxers of all levels are welcome. Boxing is a great way to strengthen presence of mind and management of anxiety. in this class, we’ll focus on the fundamentals of footwork, defense and offense while incorporating community-building, mitt work and conditioning. for inquiries and reservations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City’s annual Veterans Day Parade is around the corner, and you’re invited to join the Bayanihan Equity Center contingent on Sunday, November 11th! We will have a cable car trolley for our WWII Veterans and their families, and will have student participants marching behind the trolley as well.
We welcome everyone to participate and we will also need help with a few tasks as well! If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up on this Google Form, where you will also see the different tasks for volunteers and receive updates from BEC.
Sunday November 11th
8:30am Meet at Bayanihan Community Center
11:00am Parade Begins (starting at Embarcadero & North Point St.)
Facebook Event Page
Inspired by “Pandanggo sa Ilaw”, Sayaw sa Ilaw aims to contemporize and reframe this dance of lights to honor the rise and resilience of our communities rooted in SOMA Pilipinas.
All ages, abilities, and backgrounds are encouraged to participate! Come to FREE classes on Mondays at Bayanihan (1010 Mission St) or learn via youtube. All you’ll need is two battery-operated candles!
Classes: Mondays from 6:30 - 9:00 PM at Bayanihan Community Center.
November 5, 12, 19, 26, & December 3.
Bindlestiff Studio’s Chasing Papeles brings to light the largely hidden and unspoken experiences of undocumented Filipina immigrants. Through spoken word, music, movement, and shadow puppetry, Chasing Papeles vividly reflects on the hopes, dreams and disillusions of chasing the American Dream. Primarily set in a senior care home in the San Francisco SOMA district, Chasing Papeles presents the highly relevant experiences of undocumented immigrants in the heart of the SOMA Pilipinas Cultural Heritage District.
Celebrate the first-ever Filipina/o American illustrated children’s history book, Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong, by Dawn B. Mabalon with Gayle Romasanta and illustrated by Andre Sibayan.
This will also be a tribute to the late Dr. Dawn B. Mabalon, her last book, and her life dedicated to teaching history to students of all ages.
The book tells the story of the longtime labor organizer, leader of the Delano Grape Strike and co-founder of the United Farm Workers, Larry Dulay Itliong.
The program features a reading and remarks from the book’s creators, family friendly performances and activities, refreshments, and book sales and signing. Partial proceeds from the book benefit the nonprofits Filipino American National Historical Society and Little Manila Rising.
Free and Open to the Public
Co-Sponsored by the Filipino American Center, San Francisco Public Library.
Ever wonder WHO the inspirations for these beloved comics are? The real-life heroes for the Bindlestiff-inspired comic, The Passagewill be doing a reading of their characters at 3PM at the Book Arts Festival (10/21)!
Stop by the Manilatown / I-Hotel Foundation on Kearny Street to view Tony Remington's canvas titled Ang Pagalalakbay ng Pag-Ibig (A Journey of Love), based on a photograph he took from a car window while on the road to Twin Lakes in Negros Oriental, San Jose, Philippines. The exhibit is OPEN NOW and closes the week of Thanksgiving.
LEARN MORE ABOUT MANILATOWN!
Learn to make Parol star lanterns for the upcoming holiday season! Workshops will be held Fridays in October and November at the Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission Street, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. The first workshop is Friday, October 19, and continue every Friday thru the month of November! Register now!
SIGN UP FOR A WORKSHOP!
Filipino Arts & Cinema International (FACINE) is dedicated to empowering emerging artists and diverse audiences to create film-going experiences that speak about the global Filipino community, promoting cinema as a social document of Filipino culture and heritage, as well as a medium of artistic expression.
This year's festival features groundbreaking Filipino films like Tu Pug Imatuy (The Right to Kill), Meet Me in St. Gallen, Tale of the Lost Boys, Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha (The Family That Doesn't Weep), and Kita Kita (I See You).
APATURE is Kearny Street Workshop’s annual multidisciplinary arts festival celebrating emerging Asian and Pacific American (APA) artists of the San Francisco Bay Area.
This year, KSW asked artists to explore ‘place.' Check out the remaining slate of programming at this year's APATURE festival, continuing this weekend, and don't miss the popular Ignite Youth Open Mic on October 26th at KSW!
FORBIDDEN FUTURE(S) - Three original short plays that dare to explore Filipino Diaspora in a brutal, dystopian world. A meditation on diluted identity vs. ancestral memory, wrapped in a love letter to sci-fi pulp fiction, cyberpunk/post apocalyptic media, and Heavy Metal Magazine.
Written by Golda Sargento, Ed Mabasa, and mgb. Directed by Joe Cascasan, Juan G. Berumen, and Judith Ferrer. Performed through live music, staged theater, and shadow puppetry. Forbidden Future(s) is guaranteed to be a unique theater experience you won’t want to miss.
Theme for 2018 Parol Festival:
A Gathering of Lights
Join us again for our 16th Year, December 8, 2018! Let’s celebrate a memorable evening of lights and laughter! Our theme for 2018 is A Gathering of Lights. How does your parol design and performance relate to your cultural family traditions? How do you bring your Philippine Traditions to Light?
PAROL LANTERN PARADE
It’s the time of the year again, when the community starts making their parol lanterns and holiday decor to adorn their houses for the yuletide season. In San Francisco, on Saturday, December 8, 2018, the community will be holding the 16th Annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival – a must-see event during the holiday season.
The festival begins with a series of parol lantern-making workshops held at the Bayanihan Community Center and are still going on. Parol workshops are open to the public.
Inspired by the Ciclovía in Bogotá, Colombia, Sunday Streets is a series of free, fun events empowering local communities to transform 1-4 miles of car-congested streets into car-free community spaces for kids to play, seniors to stroll, organizations to connect and neighbors to meet.
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 over the weekend. Admission is free and fun for the entire family!
All month long in August, PAL / The Pilipinx American Library transforms the museum’s Resource Room into a reading room and gathering space to highlight the writings of poet, activist and oral historian Al Robles (1930–2009); feminist experimental poet Barbara Jane Reyes, author of “Invocation to Daughters” (City Lights, 2017); and the Kearny Street Workshop poets. Their work embodies the struggle, resistance, joy and promise of Filipino American life in the Bay Area.
Dedicated to publications exclusively by Filipino voices, PAL / The Pilipinx American Library is a mobile, non-circulating library that collects print histories and celebrates narratives by writers, poets, artists and scholars across the diaspora.
PAL at the Asian Art Museum will host a series of programs — readings, workshops, performances — in collaboration with community partners, literary organizations, writers, artists and activists.
Thursday, Aug 2 – The Pilipinx American Library at the Asian Art Museum Opening Reception
Thursday, Aug 9 – TAYO Literary Magazine Presents
Saturday, Aug 11 – PAL Artists Retreat
Thursday, Aug 16 – Screening: “Manilatown Is in the Heart Time Travel with Al Robles”
Thursday, Aug 23 – What is Pinay Liminality?Conversation and Oral History Workshop
Saturday, Aug 25 – The Rule Is, Do Not Stop: A Filipino Literary Symposium
Thursday, Aug 30 – Kearny Street Workshop’s Interdisciplinary Writers Lab 2018