Not being from a place with these strong community bonds, I came to SF wondering how to curate engaging sites for community organizing and collective imagining. And the answer is – it’s happening here, has been happening here. The artist and art-making is inextricable from radical community care. It feels rare, special, and also wonderfully matter-of-fact. - Jenna Peng, PapaLoDown Intern
March 11, 2019, Brisbane, CA - The Bay Area’s historic 7 Mile House is producing their second annual 7 Mile House Jazz Fest on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 12pm-12am. The event will be held outdoors with a $25 entrance fee for the entire day (presale tickets are available online for $20). The festival features 11 bands, an impressive array of the Bay Area’s top jazz musicians and ensembles. It will also mark the second annual “7 Mile House Jazz Awards” for the following categories: Outstanding Bay Area Jazz Presenters, Outstanding Bay Area Jazz Promoters, and Outstanding Bay Area Jazz Artists; and will be hosted by KCSM Jazz 91 DJ, Alisa Clancy and other on-air personalities.
San Francisco, CA, February 20, 2019 - Kularts, the premier presenter of contemporary and tribal Pilipino arts in the United States, is proud to present In the Belly of the Eagle: Man@ng is Deity, Alleluia Panis’ latest multimedia dance theater workshop performance featuring original music by Joshua Icban and media art by Wilfred Galila premiers at Bindlestiff Studio on March 22-24. Inspired by real-life accounts of Pilipino Americans between the 1920s-1960s in San Francisco, this performance portrays the 8,000-mile immigration journey to America, and the resilience of the Pilipino people.
Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) presents Passionate Engagement: The Art of Nancy Hom, a retrospective exhibition of visual artist Nancy Hom's 45-year art career in San Francisco. Co-presented by Luggage Store Gallery, the exhibition runs from March 1-30, 2019 and features Hom’s iconic silkscreens, installations, and an evolving mandala installation that starts with her 2015 Soul of San Francisco mandala and morphs into a new design by the last week of the show.
The Youth Summit is about building power, creating new relationships, and fighting for social justice together. It is a safe place for our young community to discuss broader topics that affect all youth in San Francisco. Some topics students will discuss include - ICE & Gentrification, Food Justice, Black Feminism, Cultural Appropriation, and Hip Hop & Activism.
“I’ve been running my practice for nine years now. There has always been a diverse rotation of clients since the start. But the Art of Hustle program has very consistently had representation from Filipina entrepreneurs across an array of industries, from health and wellness to creative and business services,” shares Anthem Salgado. “Now more than ever, there seems to be a surge of Pinay entrepreneurs making their presence known.”