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.”
Art of Hustle has helped PapaLoDown grow as a business over the last 4 years. In fact, we wouldn’t be the business we are today without it! This special event was created to reach out to other entrepreneurs who want to see the same amazing results that we have with the help of a business coach. At this event you get to meet other entrepreneurs like yourself, make friends, hear stories, and learn strategy tactics for your business.
Bridge and Delta Publishing in partnership with the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) and PapaLoDown Agency takes “Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong,” on a 15-city national book tour, starting with Delano, California, on February 8, 2019. This is the first nonfiction illustrated children’s book about Filipino American history, and the first book ever written about Larry Itliong. The children’s book written by the late historian Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, Ph.D. with Gayle Romasanta and illustrated by Andre Sibayan tells the story of forgotten United Farm Workers (UFW) cofounder, Larry Itliong, his migration to the United States and his lifelong fight for a farmworkers union. Delano is the first stop of the national book tour with events planned in Seattle, WA; Wapato, WA; New York; Washington DC; Virginia Beach, VA; Honolulu, HI; Anchorage, AK; Southfield, MI; Lansing, MI; Chicago, IL; San Diego, CA; Houston, TX; Stockton, CA; SF Bay Area; with more cities to be announced.
Looking to break into public relations and digital marketing? If you love supporting arts and entertainment projects by people of color-owned, and/or women-owned businesses who work to better their community, then this is the internship for you! PS - it's paid!
UNDSCVRD debuts a new indoor event space in SOMA Pilipinas, Colorbloq, for their holiday pop-up on Saturday, Dec. 1st, from 11am-6pm, (435 Brannan St. #110 San Francisco), and will close out the last event of the season.