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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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1:00 pm

Author visit: Mitali Perkins

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Merced Branch Library, 155 Winston Drive
San Francisco, 94132 United States
Free

Get up close and personal with Mitali Perkins - author of ten novels for young readers. Her latest book - You Bring the Distant Near - is an unforgettable story that spans decades and continents as it moves among three generations of Indian women - some new immigrants to the U.S. - all struggling to […]

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Merced Branch Library Open House

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Merced Branch Library, 155 Winston Drive
San Francisco, 94132 United States
Free

Come to the Merced Branch Library Open House to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and the 7th Anniversary of the Grand Reopening of the branch! At 1:00 p.m. - award-winning author Mitali Perkins presents the May Arts & Culture Salon program - reading from and discussing her latest book - […]

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Flying Angels Chinese Dance Performance

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Portola Branch Library, 380 Bacon St
San Francisco, CA 94134 United States
FREE

Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with The Flying Angels Chinese Dance Company. Their beautiful traditional dances and colorful elaborate costumes will be an unforgettable visual feast.

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Chinese Brush Painting Class

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega
San Francisco, CA 94122 United States
Free

Learn the art of Chinese brush painting with artist and museum docent Pauline Tsui. Participants will learn basic brush strokes and create pictures of plants and animals to take home. This workshop is for adults. Please call 415-355-5700 to sign up.

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1:30 pm

PURNA LOKHA Quartet

May 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St
San Francisco, 94102 United States
Free with museum admission

What relationships exists among music, mathematics and the divine? Find out at this afternoon of world music with Purna Lokha Quartet, a musical collaboration that illuminates the underlying mathematical patterns of the universe with a joyful exploration of Indian raga and Western jazz and blues. The quartet bridges these two musical cultures through improvisation. Purna […]

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2:00 pm

Family Style Zine Launch Event

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SFMOMA Public Knowledge Branch, 151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
Free

Celebrate the launch of Family Style, a zine project promoting education on the diverse histories of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) food. View the original work of more than 20 artists, listen to a panel discussion and enjoy food from local AAPI restaurants.

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3:00 pm

Kumihimo Cord Braiding with Esther Kwan

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Ingleside Library, 1298 Ocean Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112 United States
Free

A fun type of braiding using a small hand-held round and yarn that makes a fancy cord of diagonal and slanted strip patterns. Finished cords can be used as a key holder, zipper pull, bracelet, or necklace! Young children should be assisted by an older sibling or adult. Each family takes home one 5" diameter […]

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3:30 pm

Flying Angels Chinese Dance Company

May 19 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Merced Branch Library, 155 Winston Drive
San Francisco, 94132 United States
Free

Enjoy original--traditional and contemporary - Chinese Dances from various Chinese Minority Groups. Colorful costumes and vibrant music will take you on a journey through China! Audiences of all ages will enjoy a mini-show that will dazzle all of the senses.

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4:00 pm

Heritage SF Music Festival

May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Midway SF, 900 Marin Street
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States
Free

Presented by Heritage SF in partnership with CAAM. HERITAGE SF Festival & Concert for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Saturday, May 19, 2018 4:00PM - 10:00PM Midway SF 900 Marin Street, San Francisco, CA FREE ***Line Up to be Announced Soon | RSVP to get updates!*** Want to Volunteer? volunteeradmin@caamedia.org Heritage SF is produced by […]

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