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10:00 am

Lifting Barbells

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St
San Francisco, 94102 United States
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Free with general museum admission

Kim Heecheon’s Lifting Barbells is a response to his father’s fatal bicycle accident on a street in Seoul, South Korea. Kim traces data collected on his father’s smart watch to reconstruct his last moments. Ends May 12.

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Kimono Refashioned

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St
San Francisco, 94102 United States
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Museum Admission

In the early 1980s, Japanese avant-garde designers took Paris by storm, disrupting the world of haute couture with their minimalist, deconstructed clothing. But this was not the first time that Japanese design principles had transformed international fashion. Instead, as Kimono Refashioned reveals, kimono — its materials, forms, techniques and decorative motifs — has inspired designers […]

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4:00 pm

Teen Snack Trials: Korean Snacks

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library – Richmond Branch, 351 9th Avenue
San Francisco, 94118 United States
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Free

Celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month with us. Join us in the Teen Room. Try traditional and trendy snacks from Korea. Vote on your favorite. For ages 13-18. Please be aware of food allergies and let us know. No sign-up necessary. This is a Food, Health & Wellness program from SFPL. Try out new foods […]

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5:30 pm

APA Heritage Awards and Reception

May 1 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Herbst Theater & San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Free
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Awards - San Francisco - May 2, 2018

The APA Heritage Awards is San Francisco’s kickoff event for the APA Heritage Month. Program highlights include celebrating significant community milestones, presentation of the Second Annual Edwin M. Lee Public Service Awards and unique cultural performances. Event registration at www.apasf.org.

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6:00 pm

Cinema at the North Beach Library: Better Luck Tomorrow

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Beach Branch Library, 850 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, 94133 United States
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Free

The story of a group of overachieving Asian-American high school honor students in a conservative Los Angeles suburb who lead a double life of mischief and petty crimes that alleviate the pressures of perfection. (Paramount)

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Between the Great Divide…Kashmir: Author Talk by Anam Zakaria

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, Latino/Hispanic Community Room
San Francisco, 94102 United States
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Free

Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory caught between two nuclear powers, India and Pakistan. The native Kashmiris have endured decades of artillery barrages and attacks from militants and soldiers of both sides. Ms. Zakaria will discuss her journey through Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Her deeply empathetic book brings forth the honest voices of native Kashmiri who […]

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6:30 pm

Tibetan Medicine in America

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
West Portal Branch Library, 190 Lenox
San Francisco, CA 94127 United States
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Free
Tibetan Medicine in America Yangdron Kalzang

Yangdron Kalzang will discuss the theory of Tibetan Medicine, how it differs from Chinese Medicine, and how it is practiced in America. She will demonstrate some techniques you can use for self healing.Dr. Yangdron is a Doctor of Tibetan Medicine (Menpa), an herbalist, and a Licensed Acupuncturist who comes from a long line of Tibetan […]

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Author Talk: Helen Zia in Conversation with Sherry Hu

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, Latino/Hispanic Community Room
San Francisco, 94102 United States
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Free

The 1990 Institute and San Francisco Public Library present Sherry Hu in conversation with Helen Zia. Zia’s recent book recent book, Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese who Fled Mao's Revolution, details the dramatic, real-life stories of four young people caught up in the mass exodus of Shanghai in the […]

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