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Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of APA Heritage Month (1978-2018)

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month events are happening throughout San Francisco in the month of May. This Master Calendar of events is  compiled by the APA Heritage Foundation, in partnership with the Mayor’s APA Heritage Celebration Committee and the Official Celebration Partners of the 40th Anniversary:

Asian Pacific Fund

CAAM
Asian Art Museum
SF Public Library


 

 

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12:00 am

Chinese in the Sunset Art Exhibition

May 12 @ 12:00 am - May 14 @ 12:00 am
Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega
San Francisco, CA 94122 United States
Free

This exhibit tells the story of the Chinese in the Sunset. Excluded from the Sunset for generations, in the 1960s Chinese Americans began buying homes and opening businesses in the Sunset. Today the neighborhoods of Oceanview, Carville, Parkside, Dolgerville, and Outer Sunset, which constitute Supervisor’s District 4, are often referred to as the third Chinatown […]

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10:00 am

Genealogy Research Lab with an Asian American Focus

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Beach Branch Library, 850 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, 94133 United States
Free

Learn how to conduct genealogical research. This is a hands-on session for individuals who have taken the genealogy class and need assistance in their family research. Bring your work and documents. Reserve your spot now by calling 415-355-5626.

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12:00 pm

Ichigo Ichie: Japanese tea ceremony demonstration

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Latino Meeting Rooms – San Francisco Main Public Library, 100 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
Free

Chado Urasenke Tankokai San Francisco Association Omachi Shachu will present the Japanese tea demonstration. There are 2 sessions: 12 pm to 1 pm and 1 pm to 2 pm. The first 20 participants for each session will be served tea.

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Chinese Melodies with Angela Wang

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ocean View Branch Library, 345 Randolph Street
San Francisco, 94132 United States
Free

Renowned Guzhang performer Angela Wang will come to the Ocean View Branch library for an exciting musical program. The musician will give a brief view on the background and general features of the Chinese instrument - perform traditional and famous repertoire - and share the joy of music with her audience.

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1:00 pm

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Mother’s Day

May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, Latino/Hispanic Community Room
San Francisco, 94102 United States
Free

Please come enjoy an extraordinary show of ethnic folk dance - music - choir - fashion show - poetry reading - Kung Fu - Face Change and more.

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2:00 pm

Asian Art Museum Docent Lecture: Divine Bodies

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond Street
San Francisco, CA 94131 United States
Free

Divine Bodies. A fascinating exploration of how different religions visually depict their deities. This program ties in with the special exhibit currently on display at the museum through July 29th, 2018.

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Make Vietnamese Spring Rolls

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega
San Francisco, CA 94122 United States
Free

Cooking expert Khanh Lu will offer detailed instructions on how to make Vietnamese fresh spring rolls and participants will get to make their own. Written recipes will be provided and tasting is part of the program! Please call 415-355-5700 to sign up.

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2:30 pm

Lemon Drops–Author Talk with Frances Chin

May 12 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Chinatown/Him Mark Lai Branch Library, 1135 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
Free

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month - author Frances Chin will be presenting her book--Lemon Drops: A Bittersweet Memoir. Frances traces the journey of her mother as she travels from China to San Francisco in 1935 as a “picture bride” in an arranged marriage. She had five daughters with the husband she barely […]

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