Join SOMA Pilipinas and your barangay on Saturday, May 19 from 11 AM to 4 PM for the 25th Annual Barrio Fiesta at the Gene Friend Rec Center on 6th and Folsom Street. This year's theme, HEALTH IS WEALTH, will present a family-friendly program aimed at helping everyone in our community live a more fit and wholesome lifestyle! All are welcome!
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) holds its annual SF festival featuring a whopping 20+ Filipino American films/filmmakers covering a range of genres. To celebrate this history making amount of Filipino representation in the CAAM’s 36th Film Festival, we invite the community to an after party to meet the faces behind this year’s films elevating our culture and narratives.
Join us at SPARK SOCIAL FOOD PARK for:
A meet and greet with featured CAAM filmmakers
Sneak peek of the summertime return of the Undiscovered Creative Night Market
Specials by local Filipino food business owners!
THE FIRST 30 TO RSVP WILL RECEIVE A GIFT BAG FILLED WITH EXCLUSIVE MERCHANDISE! CLICK BELOW TO RSVP NOW!
CAAM FEST FILMMAKER RSVP (password required)
Hey SOMA Pilipinas!
Gather with the barangay at 7PM on Wednesday, May 16 at the Kabuki Theatre in Japantown (1881 Post) for three very special short films presented by Kularts SF -- the film debut of Alleluia Panis' She, Who Can See, presented alongside the stunning community documents Borja Family Home Movies by Wilfred Galila and Rico, SOMA Pinoy by Alleluia Panis.
Featuring a live score and performance by SOMA Pilipinas artist DIRTY BOOTS band, the evening represents a wide scope of the people who are SOMAPilipinas! Join us and celebrate the stories, histories, and organizations that sustain our Cultural Heritage District!
LAST WEDNESDAY IN MARCH!
Join Filipino tech industry professionals at the FREE FilipinosIn.Tech Community Coding Workshop, March 28 from 5 - 9 PM at Twitter's Neighborhood Nest (95 Hayes @ Polk).
Develop job skills, build your family's passion, and prepare for careers in tech! Connect with a diverse network of mentors, creatives, developers, and entrepreneurs, and help the Filipino community grow! RSVP NOW!
Kids Coding Session
5:00p - 5:15p: Checkin
5:15p - 6:15p: Hour of code lesson
Adult Coding Session
7:00p - 8:00p: Hour of code lesson
SOMA Pilipinas invites you to a special FREE Community Day performance of H.O.L.Y. CITY, envisioned and directed by Sammay Dizon! Join your barangay in support of our local artists and RSVP today for the FREE Community Day of Workshops with the artists behind the production!
We're down to our LAST THREE workshops of this year! But, we're really excited to introduce our TWO NEW workshops on 3/17/18 at Bayanihan Center, featuring:
Silkscreening with Pamela Ybanez: Instead of wearing a design made by someone else, you be the designer! Bring a design in mind, or create one in the class. Students must bring their own cotton shirt, all other materials will be provided.
Introductory Tagalog with Lydia Neff: Learn basic Tagalog!
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Interdisciplinary Writers Lab 2018. Apply to Kearny Street Workshop and Asian Art Museum's annual three month program for emerging POC writers. 2018 instructors Javier Zamora, Aimee Suzara, and Dickson Lam will engage accepted artists in a 3-month, multi-genre master class for local writers of color scheduled for summer 2018. It is a unique program that challenges emerging writers to thoroughly explore and develop their writing skills and styles across multiple genres.
San Francisco Arts Commission’s 2017-18 Artistic Legacy Grant Recipient, Alleluia Panis is gearing up for the World Premiere of her most recent dance-media piece INCARCERATED 6×9: coming to Bindlestiff Studio this May 4-6 & 11-13, 2018.
Created and choreographed by Ms. Panis -- along with fellow collaborators including media artist Wilfred Galila and composer Rachel Lastimosa -- 6×9 explores the hopes, delusions and the ultimate will to survive in the loneliest, most bitter place on the planet. Inspired by the real-life incarceration accounts of young Pinoy Americans between 1966-2008, it is a work of creative non-fiction located in the near future 2048, highlighting the state of humanity among Pilipinos in the United States, 150 years after the US annexation of the Philippines.
Join SOMA Pilipinas presenters MC Canlas and Gene Alejo at the historic Old Mint to discuss the migration, activism, culture, and organizational spirit of the working class, artists, activists, youth, and families who contribute to the thriving spirit of SOMA Pilipinas, the vibrant Filipino community in today's South of Market!