Event Calendar

See what we have coming up from APICC!

  • Shifting Movements (Asian American Women Artists Association)

    Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) join forces to present the multidisciplinary art exhibition Shifting Movements: Art Inspired by the Life & Activism of Yuri Kochiyama (1921-2014), as part of the 20th annual United States of Asian America Festival.

    Shifting Movements is a multimedia exhibition featuring over 40 artists primarily from Asian American, Black, and Latinx communities, illuminating the legacy of intersectional revolutionary social activist Yuri Kochiyama. The artworks highlight the values and themes which guided her, and the incredibly diverse people, struggles, and movements that inspired a lifetime commitment to fighting for a more humane and just world.

    Relating Kochiyama’s mission to our contemporary context, artists ruminate on a myriad of urgently relevant topics such as the similarities between WWII Japanese Internment and the festering post-9/11 Islamophobia, the experience of immigrants, refugees and people of color, structural racism and police violence, and the everyday labor that fuels substantive social change. Kochiyama showed up for all who needed help, including African, Asian, Latino, and Native American communities, and inspired artists across multiple cultures and generations. Honoring Kochiyama’s intended legacy of inspiring people to “build bridges, not walls”, Shifting Movements artists invite audiences to make connections between the past, present, and future – and each other.

    AAWAA moves beyond the circle of Asian American women artists. Following the inclusionary philosophy championed by Kochiyama, this historically significant exhibition includes talented and powerful artists from multiple generations, ethnic backgrounds, and gender identities. Shifting Movements showcases provocatively brilliant art driven by the artists’ abiding passion for social justice.

    In addition to art, film, performance and literary works, Shifting Movements will feature a Yuri Kochiyama biographical timeline, oral history recordings, the Smithsonian APA Center online exhibition Folk Hero: Remembering Yuri Kochiyama Through Grassroots Art, and a community wall public art installation.

     

    WHEN: May 4-25

    Festival and Exhibition Opening Reception: Thu, May 4 @ 6PM

    Passing It On - Other Feminist Futures Panel Discussion: Sat, May 20 @ 2PM

    Closing Reception: Thu, May 25 @ 6PM

     

    MORE INFO: aawaa.net

    Thursday, May 04, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 124 rsvps
    SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco, CA
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  • We Wove a Net (Our Stories, Our Voices)

    Daughters. Sisters. Mothers; Crossing oceans in pursuit of “the American Dream.” What is it like to grow up in a place where survival and success are measured by how much of ourselves we can erase? The documentary “We Wove a Net” looks at the experience of migration and assimilation through stories of Asian American families throughout metro Detroit, exploring what meaning these narratives hold for our communities and confronting where they fall short.

    MORE INFO: ourstories-ourvoices.com

    Friday, May 05, 2017 at 06:30 PM · 2 rsvps
    Theatre of Yugen at NOHSpace in San Francisco, CA
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  • ANiMA (Jyun Jyun + missTANGQ)

    ANiMA is a multi-media performance celebrating the power of the human spirit through ancestry, nature and mythology. Artists perform innovative global electronic music with live projected animation, shadow dancing, puppetry and costumes while audience members are invited to participate in the building of a group altar, and traditional craft making and dancing. An expedition of synesthetic time travel, the show aims to transform ancestral traditions into ritual futurisms through the co-creation of new narratives that expand cultural identity and global community.

    Participating Artists:

    Jyun Jyun + missTANGQ

    with special guests: Santi & Tuğçe, DLMJ

     

    MORE INFO: louischinn.com/events

     

    Saturday, May 06, 2017 at 07:15 PM · $10.00 USD · 70 rsvps
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  • We Wove a Net (Our Stories, Our Voices)

    Daughters. Sisters. Mothers; Crossing oceans in pursuit of “the American Dream.” What is it like to grow up in a place where survival and success are measured by how much of ourselves we can erase?The documentary “We Wove a Net” looks at the experience of migration and assimilation through stories of Asian American families throughout metro Detroit, exploring what meaning these narratives hold for our communities and confronting where they fall short.

    MORE INFO: ourstories-ourvoices.com

    Sunday, May 07, 2017 at 05:30 PM
    Theatre of Yugen at NOHSpace in San Francisco, CA
    0 RSVPs
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  • Cinematic SF @ Mission Cultural Center (APICC)

    Cinematic SF @ Mission Cultural Center on May 10 is one of a series of special presentations of APICC’s Cinematic SF film program. Showcasing the works of local filmmakers R.J. Lozada, Abhi Singh, Kevin Wong, and Jimmy Zhang from May 10-May 26, 2017, each screening will be held in a San Francisco community venue, with different performances and guest speakers.

    The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) brings the new local film project CINEMATIC SF to San Francisco’s Mission district, celebrating the city’s creative diversity and illuminating stories of displacement and gentrification. Featured film “No Vacancy” chronicles the experiences of local artists who strive to live in San Francisco while facing economic challenges and threat of eviction. Profiled artists include two who were part of a group of artists recently evicted from the art studio in the “Beast on Bryant” building, now being developed for new housing.

    Cinematic SF @ Mission Cultural Center will feature the films of Cinematic SF, a talk on artists communities and displacement, and a special performance from Fogo Na Roupa. The films will be preceded by additional local shorts produced by Bay Area Video Coalition’s media students. 

    DOORS OPEN: 7PM

    Participating Speakers/Artists:

    Fogo Na Roupa

     


     About Cinematic SF

    The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center presents this Special Presentation of Cinematic SF, a film program featuring the works of local API filmmakers documenting the stories of San Francisco’s diverse and invaluable residents. From the struggles of working artists to the daily goings-on of a vital community center, each film paints a unique portrait of the city’s underrepresented communities.

    There will be 4 screenings of Cinematic SF at community venues throughout the city of San Francisco, with special appearances by the filmmakers, the films' subjects, and guest speakers and performers.


    Other Cinematic SF Screenings

    Thu, May 11 @ 7:00PM, Bayview Opera House

    Thu, May 18, @ 8PM, Buriel Clay Theater (AAACC)

    Fri, May 26, @ 7PM, Bayanihan Community Center

     

    *Assisted Listening Devices and/or ASL interpreters will be accessible at each screening for those with hearing needs

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 07:00 PM · $5.00 USD · 14 rsvps
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  • Cinematic SF @ Bayview Opera House (APICC)

    Cinematic SF @ Bayview Opera House on May 11  is one of a series of special presentations of APICC’s Cinematic SF film program. Showcasing the works of local filmmakers R.J. Lozada, Abhi Singh, Kevin Wong, and Jimmy Zhang from May 10-May 26, 2017, each screening will be held in a San Francisco community venue, with different performances and guest speakers.

    The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) brings the new local film project CINEMATIC SF to the Bayview/Hunters Point district, highlighting the experiences of two young people in San Francisco. “The Shoes I Walk In” is directed by filmmaker Jimmy Zhang, following high school senior Marjari from Bayview/Hunters Point as well as Mission youth, Alison. Both girls live in San Francisco homes purchased by their grandmothers years ago, while facing challenges at school and at home. The film brings to light the stories of native San Francisco youth and families who struggle to sustain themselves in San Francisco and stay connected to their ancestors.

    Cinematic SF @ Bayview Opera House will be preceded by additional local shorts produced by Bay Area Video Coalition’s media students. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and representatives from Anti-Eviction Mapping Project about the need for documentation of data and stories concerning displacement and disappearing communities from San Francisco.

     

    Participating Speakers/Artists:

    Anti-Eviction Mapping Project 


     About Cinematic SF

    The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center presents this Special Presentation of Cinematic SF, a film program featuring the works of local API filmmakers documenting the stories of San Francisco’s diverse and invaluable residents. From the struggles of working artists to the daily goings-on of a vital community center, each film paints a unique portrait of the city’s underrepresented communities.

    There will be 4 screenings of Cinematic SF at community venues throughout the city of San Francisco, with special appearances by the filmmakers, the films' subjects, and guest speakers and performers.


    Other Cinematic SF Screenings

    Wed, May 10 @ 7:00PM, Mission Cultural Center

    Thu, May 18, @ 8PM, Buriel Clay Theater (AAACC)

    Fri, May 26, @ 7PM, Bayanihan Community Center

     

    *Assisted Listening Devices and/or ASL interpreters will be accessible at each screening for those with hearing needs 

    Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 07:00 PM · $10.00 USD · 15 rsvps
    Bayview Opera House in San Francisco, CA
    15 RSVPs
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  • Shift (dNaga)

    Shift celebrates the spirit of courage, tenacity and hope. The dance is performed by dNaga’s multi-generational company and inspired by interviews of advocates and educators, most notably with the legendary civil rights activist Yuri Kochiyama. In addition, interviews with those living with Parkinson’s disease provide the creative inspiration that examines misdiagnosis, managing medication and reinvention of identity.

    Choreography and Artistic Direction by Claudine Naganuma

    Music Composition by Joel Davel

    Lighting Design by Dale MacDonald

    Dancers: Alexandra Ajose-Nixon, Yael Berrol, Shosi Black, Warren Brunetti, Lydia Clinton, Martha Friedberg, Michelle Johnston, Ellie Kerwin, Aliyah Khalfani-Bey, Chiara Kovac, Ashley LeBlanc, Sema Lew, Leila Massoudi, Shaunnah Ray, Sylvie Rodgers, Gary Turchin and Cathy Quides.

     

    WHEN: 

    Fri, May 12 - Sat, May 13 @ 8PM

    Sun, May 14 @ 2PM

    TICKETS:

    $15-30

    MORE INFO: dNaga.org

    Friday, May 12, 2017 at 08:00 PM · $20.00 USD · 5 rsvps
    SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco, CA
    5 RSVPs
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  • silbihan (SAMMAY)

    Samantha “SAMMAY” Dizon’s silbihan is a multimedia dance theatre piece that seeks to reflect on personal experiences of first-generation Pilipina-American daughters and their migrant mothers from the womb to present day. This week-long curation includes a writing workshop series led by three uniquely pinay storytellers, a community open mic centered on the theme of "silbihan," and will culminate in SAMMAY's performance work of silbihan - all leading up to Mother's Day 2017. SAMMAY's piece investigates the (dis)connections between mothers and daughters of the diaspora through the lens of religion versus spirituality – centered on the daughters’ discovery of the babaylan.

    WHEN: 

    Fri, May 12 @ 8PM (with Q&A)

    Sat, May 13 @ 2-3pm and 8-10PM (Closing Reception)

     

    *silbihan dance performance is preceded by a writing workshop series led by three uniquely pinay storytellers, a community open mic centered on the theme of "silbihan."

    MORE INFO: sammaydizon.com

     

    Friday, May 12, 2017 at 08:00 PM
    Bindlestiff Studio in San Francisco, CA
    0 RSVPs
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  • silbihan (SAMMAY)

    Samantha “SAMMAY” Dizon’s silbihan is a multimedia dance theatre piece that seeks to reflect on personal experiences of first-generation Pilipina-American daughters and their migrant mothers from the womb to present day. This week-long curation includes a writing workshop series led by three uniquely pinay storytellers, a community open mic centered on the theme of "silbihan," and will culminate in SAMMAY's performance work of silbihan - all leading up to Mother's Day 2017. SAMMAY's piece investigates the (dis)connections between mothers and daughters of the diaspora through the lens of religion versus spirituality – centered on the daughters’ discovery of the babaylan.

    WHEN: 

    Fri, May 12 @ 8PM (with Q&A)

    Sat, May 13 @ 2-3pm and 8-10PM (Closing Reception)

     

    *silbihan dance performance is preceded by a writing workshop series led by three uniquely pinay storytellers, a community open mic centered on the theme of "silbihan."

    MORE INFO: sammaydizon.com

     

    Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 02:00 PM
    Bindlestiff Studio in San Francisco, CA
    0 RSVPs
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  • Shift (dNaga)

    Shift celebrates the spirit of courage, tenacity and hope. The dance is performed by dNaga’s multi-generational company and inspired by interviews of advocates and educators, most notably with the legendary civil rights activist Yuri Kochiyama. In addition, interviews with those living with Parkinson’s disease provide the creative inspiration that examines misdiagnosis, managing medication and reinvention of identity.

    Choreography and Artistic Direction by Claudine Naganuma

    Music Composition by Joel Davel

    Lighting Design by Dale MacDonald

    Dancers: Alexandra Ajose-Nixon, Yael Berrol, Shosi Black, Warren Brunetti, Lydia Clinton, Martha Friedberg, Michelle Johnston, Ellie Kerwin, Aliyah Khalfani-Bey,  Chiara Kovac, Ashley LeBlanc, Sema Lew, Leila Massoudi, Shaunnah Ray, Sylvie Rodgers, Gary Turchin and Cathy Quides.

     

    WHEN: 

    Fri, May 12 - Sat, May 13 @ 8PM

    Sun, May 14 @ 2PM

    TICKETS:

    $15-30

    MORE INFO: dNaga.org

    Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 08:00 PM · $20.00 USD
    SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco, CA
    0 RSVPs
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