USAAF 2021 Calendar

Welcome to the online calendar for the 24th Annual United States of Asian America Festival: Forging Our Futures - SoMa & Chinatown! In celebration of API Heritage Month, APICC is excited to present outdoor and virtual programming this MAY-JUNE.

Festival events and our selected producing artists are listed below. All times are listed in Pacific Standard Time (PST). Events with an asterisk (*) are featured and commissioned artists of APICC and USAAF 2021.

This online calendar is best viewed on a desktop computer. Click through each link or image for more details on each program.

Event pages may be updated with more info as each date approaches.


CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

Click above to view the full calendar of USAAF 2021 events organized by date.

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APICC PRESENTATIONS

APICC x AAWAA
Sowing Agency
April 30-May 23, SOMArts Cultural Center
Event graphic with green and orange text that says "SOWING AGENCY. Seeding the Future for Environmental Justice. SOMArts Cultural Center. AAWAA.net. April 30 to May 23, 2021. There is a drawing of blue poppy flowers in the shape of a globe with a malunggay leaf and stem. The flower petals and stems are blue with a pink center and buds.
APICC x CAAMFest
Legacy & Lineage Screening On Demand
Available on-demand May 13-23, Online
Jon Jang & Paul Flores*
Never Again, NOW!
May 6, 19 and 30, Online and at Portsmouth Square

CHINATOWN: OUR FUTURE IS NOW!

Portsmouth Square, May 30 @ 1-6PM

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APICC is proud to co-present the following programs as part of the outdoor showcase in San Francisco's Chinatown

 

1:00-2:45 PM PST

 
Melody of China
 

 

Francis Wong Trio

 

Michael Warr and Chun Yu
 

 

 

3:30-5:45 PM PST

 
Audrey Thao Berger & Noah Wang
All That We Hold

 

Erina Alejo
Tayo'y Amoy Araw! We Smell Like Sunshine!

 

Macro Waves
Altar-N8 Realm: Chinatown

 

Megan Lowe Dances
Maw Jaw

 

Michael Arcega and Paolo Asuncion
TNT SideCaraoke

 

Jon Jang & Paul Flores*
Never Again, NOW!
 

 


KAPWA GARDENS OUTDOOR SHOWCASE

Kapwa Gardens, June 5, 2021

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APICC is proud to co-present the following programs as part of the outdoor showcase in San Francisco's South of Market Area

Erina Alejo
Tayo'y Amoy Araw! We Smell Like Sunshine!

 

SOMA Pilipinas*
Liwanag 3 - Book Launch

 

Audrey Thao Berger & Noah Wang
All That We Hold

 

Megan Lowe Dances
Maw Jaw
 
Michael Arcega & Paolo Asuncion
TNT SideCaraoke
 

FEATURED & CO-PRESENTED VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

APICC is proud to co-present the following virtual programs

Genny Lim*
Memory, Meaning and Memoir
Sunday, May 16 @ 2pm

 

Kim Requesto
YUGTO
Saturday, May 29 @ 2pm

 

The Rooted Recipes Project*
Rooted Recipes Project x Forging Our Futures
Wednesday, June 9 @ 7pm

 

Johnny Huy Nguyen
Minority Without A Model
Friday, June 11 @ 6pm

 

Eth-Noh-Tec*
If We Only Knew
Saturday-Sunday, June 12-13 @ 5pm

 

Vida Kuang*
Scattered Home
Releasing Sunday, June 13

 


ONLINE PROGRAMS

Save the date for these artist produced online events!

URBAN x INDIGENOUS
UxI 2021: Between Worlds
Friday, May 7 @ 6pm - Saturday, May 15*

*BANGON NA! Filipinx Healing Summit takes place at Kapwa Gardens on May 15, 12-5pm

The Last Hoisan Poets & the Del Sol Quartet
Angel Island Insight
Saturday, May 22 @ 2pm



Lauren Andrei Garcia
Kilig Girl: A Prologue
Saturday, May 29 @ 7pm



Harvey Lozada
 IT TAKES THE HOOD TO SAVE THE HOOD
Thursday, June 10 @ 6pm

 

 

QWOCMAP
17th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival
Friday, June 11 @ 7pm - Sunday, June 13

 

 

dNaga
Invisible Traces: SF Chinatown
Saturday, June 12 @ 2pm

 

 

Bindlestiff Studio
FOBcast
Releasing June 15

 

Balay Kreative & Kearny Street Workshop
Pilipinx Virtual Histories
Thursday, June 17 @ 7pm

 

Queer as Fuck
Radical Joy
Sunday, June 27 @ 7pm

 


#USAAF2021 #ForgingOurFutures


USAAF 2021 JURORS

Frances Wong, musician, composer and Creative Director of Asian Improv aRts
Aureen Almario, educator, artist and Artistic Director for Bindlestiff Studio
Erika Gee, educator, administrator, and cultural worker

 

Thank you to all of APICC's funders:

       

                         

 

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