San Francisco's Flipino Cultural District
BAYANIHAN EQUITY CENTER IS HIRING!
Feb
5
to Apr 30

BAYANIHAN EQUITY CENTER IS HIRING!

Do you have experience working with low-income and diverse communities? Are you skilled in connecting prospective tenants with housing opportunities? Do you have Tagalog language skills?

Apply to the Bayanihan Equity Center! Currently, three positions are open: Community Service Worker, Housing Case Manager, and P/T Housing Case Manager.

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KSW Presents Building Legacies: 45 Years of Art and Resistance ft. RUBY IBARRA, JESSICA HAGEDORN, & BERNICE YEUNG! EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE UNTIL FEB. 28!
Feb
12
to Apr 19

KSW Presents Building Legacies: 45 Years of Art and Resistance ft. RUBY IBARRA, JESSICA HAGEDORN, & BERNICE YEUNG! EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE UNTIL FEB. 28!

  • Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (map)
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The evening includes a VIP dinner, specially prepared by Sita Bhaumik of People's Kitchen Collective, and presentation of a KSW award to a contemporary artist who embodies KSW's core values.

A dessert reception follows featuring a conversation between celebrated novelist and playwright, Jessica Hagedorn, and award-winning journalist, Bernice Yeung, plus a special performance by Bay Area rising star, rapper and poet, Ruby Ibarra.

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YOHANA x FMHI SF Present an Ignite Open Mic: "Mind, Body, Soul" at BINDLESTIFF STUDIO!
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

YOHANA x FMHI SF Present an Ignite Open Mic: "Mind, Body, Soul" at BINDLESTIFF STUDIO!

Join YOHANA and FMHI SF on Friday, February 16th at Bindlestiff Studio (185 6th Street) for an Ignite Open Mic -- an exciting evening of poetry, storytelling, music, and more!

This event EXCLUSIVELY features work from SOMA community members, including youth, students, and emerging artists.

Want to perform? Contact yohana@somcan.org, or use Instagram to DM @yohana94103.

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Intro to Shadow Play Weekend Intensive @ BINDLESTIFF STUDIO!
Feb
24
to Feb 25

Intro to Shadow Play Weekend Intensive @ BINDLESTIFF STUDIO!

Your shadow tells a story.  Explore what manifests in brownout productions shadow play workshops at Bindlestiff Studio.

In this two-day workshop series facilitators Aureen Almario and TJ Basa will introduce participants into the magical world of shadow.  Students will learn the history and various techniques of shadow puppetry.  By the end of the workshops students will have the opportunity to develop and present their work.

 

To register: https://tinyurl.com/shadowplay101

Questions: brownoutproductions415@gmail.com

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Kularts' Workshop Sampler, February 24 Edition: Pinoys Here & Now
Feb
24
12:00 PM12:00

Kularts' Workshop Sampler, February 24 Edition: Pinoys Here & Now

This month's Kularts sampler will be hosted at Bayanihan Community Center (1010 Mission Street), and features two workshops with talented local Pinoy artists.

Isugid Pinoy’s Don Aguillo & Raf Salazar will share some tricks and tips to help you create your own illustrations with their Graphic Storytelling Workshop, and the HILARIOUS Joe Cascasan will follow-up with an Improv Workshop. We guarantee it’ll be filled with a lot of laughs and you’ll learn a lot about the art of improvisation.

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Urban x Groove: DECOLONIZE THE MIC Concert + Open Mic, Presented by Urban x Indigenous
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

Urban x Groove: DECOLONIZE THE MIC Concert + Open Mic, Presented by Urban x Indigenous

Across the globe, the hxstory of colonization has resulted in the exploitation of indigenous cultures, the erasure of hxstory, and the denial of second class narratives. The effects of colonization continue to permeate our society, our politics, and our art --- but art is also our weapon in this war. 

For centuries, our ancestors used music, song, art preserve the stories of our culture. Music, especially, has been a way for people of color to speak truth to power, to let our narratives take center stage.

On February 16, we're telling OUR truths, and re-indigenizing the musicscape! DJ Glo will be spinnin' slaps into the night, so come dance with us! Step up on stage for our open mic, share your music and your message. After KaTrina Liwanag closes the open mic with a magical set, we're keeping the party going with a powerful performance by headliner Boondock Squad. 

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BINDLEHALL x SOMA Pilipinas
Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

BINDLEHALL x SOMA Pilipinas

Join Bindlestiff Studio for an update on the status of the theater, followed by a preview of their calendar for 2018 and an overview of SOMA Pilipinas' progress thus far in the new year. February's agenda will be headlined by a townhall on sexual harassment. Learn how we can continue to make our barangay a safe space for everyone in the community!

For more info, please contact us at info@somapilipinas.org.

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MIGRANTE SOMA/TL Open House!
Jan
30
6:30 PM18:30

MIGRANTE SOMA/TL Open House!

Get to know Migrante SOMA/TL in 2018! Migrante is a grassroots organization working in neighborhoods across the Bay Area to empower and organize immigrants and workers. Stop by Bayanihan on January 30 to learn more about Migrante's awesome mission, upcoming events, and plans for the year. For more info, please contact us at info@somapilipinas.org.

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Pop-Up Vintage Boutique & Signature Packet Submissions!
Jan
27
11:00 AM11:00

Pop-Up Vintage Boutique & Signature Packet Submissions!

Thank you to everyone for your continued efforts in our A Place We Call Home signature-gathering campaign! This Saturday, January 27th, we are asking folks to please return all your signature gathering booklets. We need to start submitting them to the Department of Elections for processing. We will be tabling at a pop-up art and fashion event at Pentacle Coffee & Oros Gallery (at 64 6th Street. SOMA SFfrom 11 am - 3 pm.

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Late Night with Joe Cascasan at Bindlestiff!
Dec
16
8:00 PM20:00

Late Night with Joe Cascasan at Bindlestiff!

December 16, 2017 8pm
Bindlestiff Studio
185 Sixth Street
San Francisco, CA

Join us for our annual Late Night with Joe Cascasan! Our recent solidarity exchange participants from Salupongan International will be sharing their experiences of integrating with indigenous and Muslim communities in the Philippines. We will have performances, live music and food. More info: https://www.bindlestiffstudio.org/late-night-with-joe-cascasan

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15th Annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival
Dec
9
5:00 PM17:00

15th Annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival

ach year, the SoMa community showcases the parol lantern - the quintessential Filipino symbol of hope, blessings, luck, peace, and light during the holiday season - and brightens the Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Lane and Mission Street between 3rd and 4th Streets. 

This year's theme is Let Tradition Be Our Light and will be reflected in the design of each group's parol lanterns and presentation, in conjunction with San Francisco's Filipino Cultural Heritage District, SOMA Pilipinas.
 

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KSW's Holiday Re/Mix 2017
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

KSW's Holiday Re/Mix 2017

Join KSW at Arc Studios on December 1st for their annual reunion/mixer! There will be some local vendors ready to help you get a head start on your holiday shopping, our "get stuffed" potluck, DJs, performances, volunteer appreciation, and, of course, APA Santa.

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Parol Making Workshop for 2017 SF Parol Lantern Festival
Dec
1
5:30 PM17:30

Parol Making Workshop for 2017 SF Parol Lantern Festival

ant to learn how to make Parol star lanterns? The final workshop of the year will be held on December 1st at Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission Street.


We can also help you set up lights inside your parol so remember to bring your own lights. We suggest LED Christmas lights for durability and energy-efficiency.

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Open for Submissions: Urban x Indigenous @ SOMArts
Nov
20
to Jan 1

Open for Submissions: Urban x Indigenous @ SOMArts

  • https://urbanxindigenous.wordpress.com/blog/ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Calling all visual artists! From paintings, to photography, to installations — we are looking for submissions to fill the SOMArts Bay Gallery for URBAN x INDIGENOUS IV. We are currently accepting visual and literary submissions only (performance submissions will be open in January 2018).

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SOMCAN's 17 Years of Ruckus-Making & Movement Building
Nov
3
6:30 PM18:30

SOMCAN's 17 Years of Ruckus-Making & Movement Building

  • 180 11th Street San Francisco, CA 94103 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us in celebrating SOMCAN's 17 Years of Ruckus-Making & Movement Building and help build the collective power of immigrant and working class families in the South of Market and beyond! We promise a memorable evening filled with delicious food, special performances, unique auction items, and raucous laughter.

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MUMU, an otherwise experience.
Oct
27
to Nov 18

MUMU, an otherwise experience.

MUMU, a beautiful multisensory, art-theater experience set to take place at Bindlestiff Studio, the nations only theatre dedicated to Filipino and Filipino American artists, this October 2017. Presented by Susmaryosep & co. along with Bindlestiff Studio, MUMU is a celebration of death and a meditation of our darker selves, creating new rituals and stories. 

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Filipinos in Tech: October 2017 @ Airbnb!
Oct
25
5:00 PM17:00

Filipinos in Tech: October 2017 @ Airbnb!

Wednesday October 25th, Filipinos in Tech will convene for its fourth meeting, hosted by Airbnb at 99 Rhode Island. Join us for an evening of networking and community-building in the spirit of innovation and Bayanihan. The event starts at 5 PM with a reception and refreshments, followed by working group formation and discussion of action items and potential projects.

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Oct
20
to Oct 22

FACINE24: The 24th Annual Filipino International Cine Festival

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FACINE 24 — the 24th Annual International Filipino Cine Festival — will run at the Roxie Theater from October 20th through the 22nd. Screening a total of nine films over three days, FACINE empowers emerging artists and invites diverse audiences to  engage with films that speak about Filipino communities globally, promoting cinema as a social document of Filipino culture and heritage, and as medium of artistic expression. For a complete list of the films and ticket info, visit facine.org/facine24.

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Undiscovered SF: October Night Market
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Undiscovered SF: October Night Market

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.

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Welga - Presented by Bindlestiff Studio
Oct
6
to Oct 21

Welga - Presented by Bindlestiff Studio

Welga - Presented by Bindlestiff Studio tells the coming-of-age story of today's urban youth, while touching upon the histories of the Filipino leaders of the Delano Grape Strike, as they learn how to empower themselves and their communities. 
Welga opens Oct. 6-21, 2017 during Filipino American History Month. Buy your tix online to see this moving, and uplifting play: http://welga.bpt.me/

#SoMaSF #DelanoGrapeStrike #FilipinoAmericanHistory

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4th Filipino American International Book Festival
Oct
6
to Oct 8

4th Filipino American International Book Festival

  • San Francisco Public Main Library (map)
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Filipino American International Book Festival, a.k.a. "Filbookfest" was envisioned and created by Gemma Nemenzo back in 2011 through Literacy Initiatives International Foundation (LIIF) in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library, the Philippine Consulate General of San Francisco, and Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc. (PAWA), TheAsian Art Museum, and the Philippine Department of Tourism USA

The event gathers Filipino writers and artists from the Philippines and around the United States to participate in a variety of panel discussions, presentations, and readings at the Main Branch of the San Francisco Public Library and at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Fulton Street between Hyde and Larkin was filled with booths featuring books, information, food, and other Filipino cultural products.

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APAture 2017: Unravel
Sep
30
to Oct 28

APAture 2017: Unravel

  • 1246 Folsom Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

APAture is a multidisciplinary arts festival featuring the work of emerging Asian Pacific American (APA) artists local to the San Francisco Bay Area. Coinciding with Kearny Street Workshop's 45th Anniversary, this year's festival will showcase talent from artists unraveling their stories in film, literature, music, performance, book arts, and visual arts. From September 30 to October 28, over 60 artists will present their work to approximately 1,000 festival-goers across multiple dates and venues around the South of Market area. 

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Undiscovered SF: September Night Market
Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

Undiscovered SF: September Night Market

  • Old Mint Building San Francisco (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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