This is the official celebration of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month for the City and County of San Francisco.
The Asian Art Museum celebrates, preserves, and promotes Asian and Asian-American art and cultures for local and global audiences. The museum provides a dynamic forum for exchanging ideas, inviting collaboration, and fueling imagination to deepen understanding and empathy among people of all backgrounds.
Since food is such an important part of our Asian and Pacific Islander culture, we invite you to enjoy Asian food and culture at an upcoming event. We have curated several diverse Asian food events, restaurant lists, and neighborhood guides to make it easier for you to try something new.
To celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, please support Asian owned restaurants by dining in, ordering take out, or catering with them for your next event. There are many diverse neighborhoods across San Francisco serving delicious Asian cuisines.
The SOMA Pilipinas Filipino Heritage District is a celebration of the love, pride and people power of generations of Filipinos in San Francisco and beyond.
Enjoy home-style Chinese food, a variety of shops and weekend street performances in Chinatown.
Experience the taste of Vietnam and Thailand in one neighborhood. The Tenderloin is home to Little Saigon, where you can enjoy Vietnamese food from soups to sandwiches.
The Japantown Community Benefit District has regularly updating a list of restaurants open in San Francisco’s Japantown
These Facebook groups are regularly updating restaurant locations which are open for business.
Japanese owned and operated since 1969, ABS Seafood supplies premium seafood and Japanese specialty items to the finest restaurants and retail markets in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Google Arts & Culture: Explore the history, arts, and culture of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
From our establishment in 1997 as an initiative critical to the mission of the Smithsonian until today, the vision for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center has been to enrich the American Story with the voices of Asian Pacific Americans.
The groundbreaking exhibition We Are Bruce Lee: Under the Sky, One Family represents the long-awaited homecoming of San Francisco Chinatown’s native son, a legendary figure who was born in Chinatown’s own Chinese Hospital in 1940.
This multimedia collaboration between the Bruce Lee Foundation, top collectors of Bruce Lee memorabilia, and a team of artistic innovators showcases state-of-the-art engagement to magnify the vision and values of a Chinese American icon who grew into an international superstar, along the way transcending race, geography, and culture.
On Exhibit April 27 – May 21
SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Curated by Yeu Q Nguyen, Jade Wave Rising: Portraits of Power celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander woman agency and resilience in a multitude of manifestations. Jade is a rare mineral imbued with different metaphysical and cultural meanings, used since prehistoric times to adorn objects associated with power such as ceremonial daggers, jewelry, and crowns. Using jade as an allusion to more diverse definitions of power, the exhibition pays homage to overlooked figures in our history and establishes new legacies of leadership for a more equitable future for AAPI women everywhere.
Presented by Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) as part of their 26th annual United States of Asian America Festival: REIMAGINING HORIZONS
Angel Island Immigration Station
Taken From Their Families: Japanese American Incarceration on Angel Island During World War II reveals the lesser-known history of Angel Island. The exhibit explores the events and policies that led to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II and presents stories from 24 individuals whose lives were forever changed after December 7, 1941.