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11:00 am

Hula at the Library with Halau Ha’a Kea o Kinohi

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marina Branch Library, 1890 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
Free

Join Halau Ha'a Kea o Kinohi for a short hula performance (native Hawaiian dance) with a cultural presentation about the meaning of the dance and history of hula. Participation encouraged. For all ages.

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12:30 pm

Japanese Taiko Drumming with Kristy Oshiro

May 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Eureka Valley Branch Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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Free

Beginning with the story of the creation of the very first taiko featuring two goddesses, and then moving to a more interactive workshop format, this program will give youth of all genders an opportunity to experience the empowerment that comes with getting to play the drums themselves.

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1:00 pm

Family Legacies for Chinese Americans: Legends and Verification with Jeanie Low

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, Latino/Hispanic Community Room
San Francisco, 94102 United States
Free

Jeanie Low will teach you to uncover records such as 1885 San Francisco Chinatown map, census and Chinese Mortuary Records; 1870-1930 gravestones; and 20th century immigration and naturalization records. Jeanie is the author of China Connection: Finding Ancestral Roots for Chinese in America. She has degrees in Library Technology and Chinese Studies. Since 1993, Low […]

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Keepsake Boxes with the Museum of Craft and Design

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
San Francisco Public Library – Excelsior, 4400 Mission St.
San Francisco, 94112 United States
Free

Join the Museum of Craft and Design to make art in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and the work of Bay Area artist Wanxin Zhang! Learn about Wanxin’s story of moving to the United States, and create keepsake boxes using personal and pop cultural symbols. More about the artist can be […]

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2:00 pm

Author Talk – Discriminating Sex: White Leisure and the Making of the American “Oriental”

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, Latino/Hispanic Community Room
San Francisco, 94102 United States
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Free
Discriminating Sex

The San Francisco History Center and James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center of the San Francisco Public Library invite you to a special talk with Amy Sueyoshi, author of Discriminating Sex: White Leisure and the Making of American "Oriental" and professor of Race & Resistance Studies and Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University. In the […]

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Parangal Dance Company – Aspires to Inspire

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond Street
San Francisco, CA 94131 United States
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Free
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Parangal Dance Company is a Filipino Folk Dance Group base in the San Francisco Bay Area which will be performing at the Glen Park Branch Library.Parangal Dance Company’s mission is to give tribute to Philippine heritage by preserving and promoting ethnic attire, music, and dance through research, workshops, and performances. We aim to serve as […]

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4:00 pm

Parangal Dance

May 11 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Parkside Branch of The San Francisco Public Library, 1200 Taraval Street CA 94116
Free
parangal dance

In honor of Asian Pacific Island Heritage Month, enjoy a traditional Filipino dance performance brought to you by Parangal Dance Company.

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