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  • Agrarianaa

    APICC presents Agrarianaa: Art Inspired by APA Agricultural Roots as the featured visual art exhibition of the United States of Asian America Festival 2019: Collective // Memories.

    Co-presented by Asian American Women Artists Association.

    Agrarianaa: Art Inspired by APA Agricultural Roots

    Agrarianaa is a multimedia exhibition featuring 25 artists and farmers rooted in the rich history of Asian Pacific American agricultural crafts, legacies and community placemaking. Artists in the show reflect on ancestral farming and gardening practices, addressing topics such as migrant labor, environmental activism, land and food sovereignty. Works range from installations mapping out food ways, hand-dyed textiles woven from the spiritual cultivation of the earth, grassroots solidarity among the United Farm Workers movement and more. Agrarianaa includes artists all highlighting how a regenerative agricultural ecosystem can sprout into the resilient spaces necessary to heal and thrive in community.

    USAAF 2019 | Festival Reception

    Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 6pm is the official reception for the 2019 United States of Asian America Festival (USAAF): Collective // Memories. Agrarinaa kicks off a series of arts events featuring the creative works of API artists in the SF Bay Area. 


    Closing Reception and Literary Reading

    Thu, May 23 @ 6PM


    Gallery Hours

    May 2-23

    Tue-Fri @ 12-7PM

    Sat @ 12-5PM


    Participating Artists:

    Angela Angel, Caryl Henry Alexander, Choppy Oshiro, Emerald Maher, Eryn Kimura, Frances Huynh, Grace Hwang Lynch, Hanna Chen, Julio Magaña, Libby Paloma, lisa pradhan, Lucien Kubo, Lydia Nakashima Degarrod, MalPina Chan, O.M. France, Pallavi Sharma, Patricia Ong, Reiko Fujii, Roseli Ilano, roshni kavate, Susie Kagami, Vasudhaa Narayanan, The Rooted Recipes Project, The Round Rock Collective


    Sita Bhaumik, Artist, Educator, Writer, and cook with the People’s Kitchen Collective

    Aileen Suzara, Land-based Educator, Eco-Advocate, and Cook

    Curators: Michelle A. Lee, Diana Li, Erina C. Alejo



    Photo: The Round Rock Collective, Keeping, 2019. Image courtesy of artist.

    Thursday, May 02, 2019 at 06:00 PM through May 23, 2019 · 6 rsvps
    SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco, CA
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  • PostColonial Survival Kit

    A group exhibition featuring visual artists Kimberley Arteche, Wilfred Galila, Caroline Garcia, and Talaandig artists, Balugto Necosia Jr. and Salima Saway Agra-an, POSTCOLONIAL SURVIVAL KIT addresses the ways Pilipinxs have coped, survived, and adapted to the diasporic life that includes the challenges of racism, marginalization, and the ways that colonization has affected the interpersonal, the familial, and intra-communal relationships. Through sculpture, installation, and media art, POSTCOLONIAL SURVIVAL KIT explores these adaptations and nuances within the diaspora.


    Participating Artists

    Kimberley Acebo Arteche, Wilfred Galila, Caroline Garcia, Marcelino 'Balugto' Necosia Jr, Salima Saway Agra-An


    About Kularts

    Kularts is the premier presenter of tribal and contemporary Pilipino Arts.




    Photo by Wilfred Galila

    Friday, May 03, 2019 at 06:30 PM through May 31, 2019
    The Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco, CA
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  • "Locus" Official Book Release

    Celebrating the release of Jason Bayani's "Locus" from Omnidawn Publishing. This latest collection of poetry and prose draws inspiration from the mixing and layering of musical fragments in DJ culture, Locus lays down tracks of memory to create a confident declaration of a distinctly Pilipinx-American voice, history, and artistic power. With readings by Jason Bayani and special guests Javi Semejo, Mae Summer, and more.


    Participating Artists

    Jason Bayani, Javi Semejo, Mae Summer, more TBA


    About Jason Bayani

    Jason Bayani is the author of Amulet (Write Bloody, 2013) and Locus (Omnidawn Publishing, 2019). He's an MFA graduate from Saint Mary's, a Kundiman fellow, and the Artistic Director for Kearny Street Workshop. Jason performs around the country and debuted his theater show "Locus of Control" in 2016.





    Friday, May 03, 2019 at 07:30 PM
    The Bindery in San Francisco, CA
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  • Daluyan

    DALUYAN is a performance offering that culminates the 11-week embodied storytelling intensive facilitated by Sammay Dizon - an investigation of the ancestral memory within our corporeal being through movement, writing, and performance ritual. How do we cultivate a relationship of healing to our personal and intergenerational traumas in order to realize our most whole Self? How can we thereby access the inherent joy and ancestral resilience that already lives inside of us? Centering BIPOC womxn and non-binary experiences, participants will interweave their stories and cultivation of artistic expressions in service to our healing of Self, Lineage, and Community.


    About Sammay

    SAMMAY is a choreographer/producer and interdisciplinary artist of Kapampangan, Ilokano, and Bikol descent. She invokes ancestral healing and ritual within/around the intersection of performance art, dance theatre, and multimedia; their role as kinetic storyteller and healer is ancient medicine from their maternal lineage.


    Dates & Times

    Fri, May 3 @ 8PM

    Sat, May 4 @ 3PM & 8PM*


    *Pre-Show Documentary Screening @ 7PM

    Tickets available for purchase at the link below.



    Photo by Lauren Andrei Garcia

    Friday, May 03, 2019 at 08:00 PM through May 04, 2019 · $20.00 USD
    Bindlestiff Studio in San Francisco, CA
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  • Brown in the Sunshine

    Curated by Erina Alejo and SoMapagmahal Photography Mxntorship Program, Brown in the Sunshine is a multidisciplinary exhibition that centers and celebrates life as SOMA Pilipinas youth in the sunshine.

    Sunshine is symbolic in childhood, particularly for the lived experiences of youth in SOMA where the sun’s rays illuminate our community cultural wealth. Sunshine embodies our intergenerational joys and struggles in advocating for our SOMA Pilipinas community against displacement and gentrification. Like affordable housing, accessible public parks and spaces and equitable education, sunshine has become a limited commodity in the high cost of living, concrete and technology that encompasses our SOMA neighborhood.

    Brown in the Sunshine celebrates SoMapagmahal’s three years of centering SOMA youth narratives through works by the program’s youth artists, including, most recently, their civic engagement with defending and protecting our local and historical Victoria Manalo Draves Park. The exhibit also features archives from artist, educator and SoMapagmahal co-founder Erina Alejo and their family’s organizing work with SOMA Pilipinas, most notably, with Filipino Education Center’s Galing Bata Afterschool Program from the 90s to the present.

    In dialogue, the youth artists and Alejo’s works centers resilience, resistance and possibilities. As audiences, we are constantly humbled by the generosity and empathy of our youth artists in engagement of one another as cultural producers in community and self-advocacy. The exhibition embodies being Brown in the Sunshine-- a phrase referencing Roy Ayer’s 1976 classic, “Everybody Loves the Sunshine”.

    Exhibition run: May 4 - June 9, 2019


    Opening Reception

    The opening reception for Brown in the Sunshine will be held on May 4, 1-5pm. The reception is free and open to the public, light refreshments will be provided.

    The opening reception coincides with Sammay Dizon's Daluyan: Embodied Storytelling at Bindlestiff Studio. Tickets to Daluyan are available for purchase online and at the door.


    Brown in the Sunshine Exhibiting Artists

    Erina Alejo (Curator, Educator, Archivist, Qultural Werker)


    SoMapagmahal Youth Artists, including:

    Aaliyah Espanol-Rivas
    Allyna Jimenez
    Angelhan Bustos
    Arnold Briones
    Caleb Afenir
    Dayzsha Jaranilla
    David Battle 
    Dyani Wilson
    Jasmine Tran
    Jean-Luc Sherron
    Josiah Medina
    Juliana Nojadera 
    Samantha Teves


    Featuring Archives from The Alejo Family

    Saturday, May 04, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    Bindlestiff Studio
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  • Finding Your Voice

    Finding Your Voice is a collection of original works written and performed by members of the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) Theatre group. The compilation of vignettes, personal narratives and short plays reflect the lived experiences of these men.

    Gay and Queer API men all have a story. They share those stories to respond to the social, cultural, sexual and political discourse. Simply to be and feel heard. At the heart of sharing those stories, they attempt to connect more deeply with themselves. In turn, help them connect more deeply with others and their own community.


    Participating Artists

    Ben Yuen
    Cesar Cadabes
    Christopher Juan
    Dennis Xiong
    Dino Duazo
    Emmanuel Romero
    Kenji Oshima
    Kevin Lim
    Kyle Favis
    Nam Le Pham
    O.V. Cacananta
    Tony King
    Troy Baliao
    Tyler Young
    Vince Crisostomo


    About GAPA Theatre

    GAPA Theatre is an intergenerational collective of artists who come together to bring our stories to the stage. As Gay and Queer Asian and Pacific Islander men, our stories matter. They are a record of our past and of portrait of the lived experiences of our present. Our stories matter.


    Dates & Times

    Friday, May 10 @8PM

    Saturday, May 11 @8PM

    Sunday May 12 @2pm


    Tickets available for purchase at the link below.



    Photo by Francisco Mattos

    Friday, May 10, 2019 at 08:00 PM through May 12, 2019 · $15.00 USD
    Bindlestiff Studio in San Francisco, CA
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    JAGAH // JADOO creates an opportunity for artists to reimagine narratives that have been erased by collective hxstories of colonization. Through music, dance, and visual art, the evening long showcase followed by a three weeklong exhibition, aims to cultivate and claim a space for South Asian artists across disciplines, identities, and geographies, in one magic place.

    JAGAH's focus is to weave together themes of geography, sense of belonging, and nonlinear diasporic experiences. The Sanskrit word translating to: place - is the manifestation of a multidimensional space for artists to present their sanctuaries and investigate their individual and shared narratives tied to the South Asian experience. 

    JADOO acts as a dua to the transcestors, allowing South Asian queer and trans folx to build community with their past, present and future ancestors in a space centered on individual and collective conversations on death, grief, and mental illness.

    Away from the heteronormative and Eurocentric gaze, the exhibition provides a platform for artists of the South Asian diaspora to examine how their identities serve as a form of resistance by asserting claims to belonging.


    Participating Artists


    About S//M Productions

    S//M Productions seeks to dismantle the gendered notions held by the colonialist heteropatriarchy which limit the participation queer and trans South Asians have to exist. We aim to create space in which artists rewrite and unlearn the painful memories of isolation, and replace them with collective moments of healing.



    About JAGAH

    JAGAH in Sanskrit means place, home, sanctuary. Created by two Bay Area based artists of the Indian diaspora, JAGAH aims to unify diverse South Asian communities through collaborative artistic practices, group exhibitions, and public performances, as a way of exploring the complex individual and collective narratives we carry.

    You can find more information on their website and Instagram

    Dates & Times

    Exhibition Open: May 13-31, Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10AM-6PM
    Opening Reception: Fri, May 17 @ 6-9PM



    Top Image: Courtesy of Shannon Prasad

    Bottom Image: By Natasha Dangond + Vasudhaa Narayanan

    Friday, May 17, 2019 at 06:00 PM
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  • Rest In Peace Irene

    "Rest In Peace Irene" is a humorous look at one of life’s most serious topics: death. In this solo show, Irene explores what it means to grapple with your mortality while trying to live life to its fullest. Dark subject matter include: what to do in case of an apocalypse, preferred ways to die, how to grieve appropriately, and things to not say in front of your elderly grandparents. If you’re afraid of death, this show is for you. If you love death, see a therapist first, but this show is also for you.


    Participating Artists

    Irene Tu

    Kat Evasco (Director)


    About Irene Tu

    Irene Tu is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. Named one of the Bay Area’s best stand up comedians and an “artist on the brink of fame,” Irene has performed at numerous festivals and opened for Patton Oswalt and W. Kamau Bell. This is her third USAAF show. 

    Irene is the selected Featured Artist for the 22nd United States of Asian America Festival: Collective // Memories


    Dates & Times

    Fri, May 17 @ 8PM

    Sat, May 18 @ 8PM


    Tickets available for purchase at the link below.

    Friday, May 17, 2019 at 08:00 PM through May 18, 2019 · $15.00 USD
    Bindlestiff Studio in San Francisco, CA
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  • New MestizX

    New MestizX is a state of mind. Defiantly articulated by queer-Xicanx-feminist writer Gloria E. Anzaldúa in 1987, the New MestizX travels the physical and metaphorical ‘in betweens’ of identity and culture. This exhibition unites visual and performing artists of the Filipinx and Latinx diaspora as they unveil new works exploring the multiplicity of selfhood and cross-cultural identity in the Bay Area. The mix of photography, painting, installations and soundscapes opens on 5/24 at Acción Latina’s Juan R. Fuentes Gallery, with an opening party including food, music and performances not to be missed.

    New MestizX opening reception will feature performances from Festival Artists Boondock Squad and INVOCATION: A FRISCOPINX CIPHER by Mister REY.


    Participating Visual Artists

    Alyssa Maria Alvarez, Cecilia Cassandra, Harvey Lozada, HyphyWyphy, Joe Ramos, Malaya Tuyay, Momo Dash, Monica Magtoto, Pinay Liminality, Sami See, Tito Gavina

    Producing Artists: Sami See


    About Sami Schilf (Sami See)

    Sami Schilf is a visual artist and muralist whose work centers in the lived experience of hybridity. As a second generation mestiza (or ‘tisay’ in Tagalog) born in San Francisco, her work plays with the tension between disassociation and reclamation of cultural identity, history, and inheritance.


    Dates & Times

    Opening Reception: May 24, 2019 at 6-9pm
    Exhibition: May 24 - June 15, 2019.
    Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11am-5pp
    Closing Reception: June 15, 2019 at 6-9pm



    Friday, May 24, 2019 at 06:00 PM through June 15, 2019
    Accion Latina in San Francisco, CA
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    INVOCATION: A FRISCOPINX CYPHER honors the experience of loss as gentrification displaces its people and shifts San Francisco culture. Through spoken word and music, FRISCOPINX Artists will be calling on the warm embrace and the mighty heart of their beloved city in order to collectively process grief and heal. The summoning of this found breath will be featured as ritual during the opening of New MestizX, a visual art exhibition on May 24, 2019 at Acción Latina’s Juan R. Fuentes Gallery.


    Participating Artists

    Alexa Drapiza
    Zaldy Tubig
    Mister REY
    Rudy Kalma
    La Niebla

    Producing Artist: Mister REY


    About the Artists

    INVOCATION: A FRISCOPINX CIPHER consists of born & bred; raised Filipinx spoken word and hip hop artist and community warriors from Frisco.


    Friday, May 24, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Accion Latina in San Francisco, CA
    0 RSVPs