Category Archives: Fundraiser

Typhoon Sendong benefit concert, LA, tonight! 12/26 at 7pm

“The ABS-CBN Foundation will be holding a benefit concert for the victims of Typhoon Sendong. Headlined by superstar Martin Nievera, he will be joined by his friends Becca Godinez, Miguel Vera and Tateng Katindig.”

VAALA’s Holiday Concert & Fundraiser – OC, 12/11/11

VAALA Holiday Concert and Fundraiser

“2:00 – 4:00 PM
ARTS & CRAFTS BOUTIQUE (free admission)

Shop for unique holiday gifts including cards, jewelry, ceramics & more!

* * * * * * * * *

4:00 – 6:30 PM
HOLIDAY CONCERT (tickets: $30 general, $50 VIP)

Featuring vocalists: Quynh Giao, Pham Ha, Le Hong Quang, Giana Nguyen, and Pham Dang Khoa
With pianist Quoc Vu and guitarists Thang Le & Thinh Nguyen
M.C.: T-Huy

Concert tickets may be purchased at:
Viet Bao (714) 894-2500
Nguoi Viet (714) 892-9414
Tu Quynh (714) 531-4284
Bolsa Tickets (714) 418-2499
Online via

Presented by VAALA (Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association)”

DVAN Annual Holiday Fundraiser – SF, 12/10/11

DVAN Annual Fundraiser

“This holiday season, the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network invites you to our annual fundraiser and social mixer.

Celebrate with a reading from fiction writer Angie Chau (Quiet As They Come) and exhibits from visual artists Viet Le and Julie Thi Underhill. Meet other emerging and established literary and visual artists and learn about the DVAN Youth Group.

Reading, Art, Pecha Kucha & Dancing
Silent Auction

Delicious Appetizers, Street Food Carts and Wine Bar

Suggestion Donation at Door: Sliding Scale $10-20

We accept donations at
DVAN. Support the arts. Support self and community.

Ample Street Parking Available.”

12th Annual APA Community Holiday Toy Drive & Reception – LA, 12/1/11

APA Toy Drive

“Please join NAAAP-LA and over 14 other APA community organizations as we come together to celebrate the holidays and serve our communities through the gift of toys.

Bring an unwrapped toy valued at $20 or more or minimum donation of $20. Food, drinks, and entertainment a…t the event are included with admission.

Toys and proceeds will benefit the following:
• Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) clients
• Asian Pacific Women’s Center (APWC)
• Asian Rehabilitation Service, Inc. (ARS)
• Asian Youth Center (AYC)
• Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF)
• Chinatown Service Center (CSC)
• Interval House
• Korean Health Education Information and Research (KHEIR)
• Korean Youth and Community Center (KYCC)
• Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC)
• Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA)
• South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency (SAHARA)
• Thai Health and Information Services, Inc. (THAIS)
• Western Justice Center (WJC)

Entertainment provided by: Joseph Vincent, Voco Loco, Fujazz Band

Emcee: Helen Ota”

  • WHERE: Japanese American National Museum
    100 N Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • WHEN: Thursday, 12/1/11, 6-9pm
  • HOW MUCH: Unwrapped toy valued at $20 or more or minimum donation of $20

Galing Bata Filipino Bilingual After School Program Celebrates 10 Years! – SF, 11/10/11

“The Filipino American Development Foundation (FADF) cordially invites you to an evening benefiting the Galing Bata Filipino Bilingual After School Program in celebration of its 10 Year Anniversary! Please join us as we remember, reflect, and celebrate a decade of grassroots collaborations with families, children & youth, educators, and community members to create, preserve, and advance culturally and linguistically relevant and sensitive education in San Francisco!

Tickets are $35 per person and include dinner, and cultural presentations and reflections. The evening will also include a silent auction.”

  • WHERE:
    St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Francis Hall

    1111 Gough Street, between Ellis Street & Geary Street, San Francisco
  • WHEN: Thurs 11/10/11, 6-9pm
  • HOW MUCH: $35

Jo Canion and Primo Kim at The Showroom SF – SF, 8/13/11

Jo Canion and Primo Kim

“SF Pinoy Jazz Festival 2010 headliners Jo Canion and Primo Kim are performing at a Benefit Fundraiser for the Festival at The Showroom SF on Saturday August 13th. Located at 1000 Van Ness, the former Cadillac showroom is now home to a beautiful new music venue and supper club. Music starts at 8PM. Tickets are $30. For tickets and information you can call: 510-346-5597.”

Production of “A Bird Returning Home Without Its Wings” – LA, 8/13/11

A Bird Returning Home Without Its Wings

“This Pan Pacific production of “A Bird Returning Home Without Its Wings” seeks to present a mix of horror and hope as the Comfort Women struggle to return to their lives after their traumatic years as sex slaves. The performance will be in Korean with some English.

Through the end of World War II an estimated 200,000 to 400,000 WOMEN (as young as 10 years old) were forced into sexual slavery. Children from across the Pacific Netherlands and Canada were taken by the Japanese military and placed into “sex” camps, often raped over 30 times a day.

The victimization of women continues to this day. From the stoning of women in the Middle East to the trafficking of children and women as sex slaves, it remains important to share these horrific stories so that we may never repeat them. It is only through the active reminders of our tragic past can we move beyond them. This special presentation of a celebrated production of “A Bird Returning Home Without Its Wings” is a small step in that direction.

All proceeds from the production will go to the “War & Women’s Human Rights Center” in South Korea. The center works with the Korean Council for Women on behalf of all the countless women who suffered at the hands of the Japanese Military during World War 2.”

  • WHERE: Los Angeles City Community College, Camino Theatre
    855 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029
  • WHEN: Saturday, 8/13/11, 5-6:30pm
  • HOW MUCH: $20 General Admission, $15 Senior/Student; all proceeds go to the War and Human Rights Center in South Korea

Support TAGABANUA: a Philippine dance project by Jay Loyola

The Oakland Asian Cultural Center is trying to raise $3,400 in individual donations by August 20th for a new dance project by Jay Loyola.

Check out their Kickstarter page and contribute anything you can!

In partnership with Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Jay Loyola of American Center of Philippine Arts will be premiering TAGABANUA, a dance interpretation featuring traditional music from the Tagbanua tribe of Palawan, Philippines.

Taga Banua” (pronounced “tah-gah-bahn-wah”) is a Palawano word that means “from the village.” As an adopted son of the Tagbanua people, Loyola has participated in numerous rituals, dances and cultural practices. Through his research and life experience, he created this dance and music project to share the culture and rich heritage of the Tagbanua to the world and preserve the native dance forms. He hopes to use this project as a tool to assimilate his art into people’s lives and as a basis to strengthen the Filipino community and cultural identity.




J-Town Summer Sessions – LA, 8/6/11

J-Town Summer Sessions

“J-Town Summer Sessions will celebrate Tuesday Night Project’s thirteenth year of its 1st & 3rd Tuesday Night Cafe free public arts series with a concert featuring a number of musical artists from the Asian Pacific and Los Angeles community. In addition, music producer and recording engineer Glenn Suravech will be doing a live recording of the J-Town Summer Sessions concert and producing tracks of select pieces from each artist.

Join us as we celebrate the sun, the shade, and the sounds of J-Town with a live concert recording outside the beautiful Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple. Keep cool with a day of music, live art, handmade vendors, and community in Little Tokyo/Downtown L.A.

Featuring Musical performances by:

Andrew Figueroa Chiang and the Blazing Rays of the Sun
Connie Lim
Jane Lui
Lindsey Yung
Mista Cookie Jar
Shin Kawasaki

We hope you’ll join Tuesday Night Project at the J-Town Summer Sessions and support one of the longest running free public art spaces in Downtown L.A.!”

Koreatown Youth and Community Center 10th Annual Benefit Concert – LA, 8/4/11

KYCC 10th Annual Benefit Concert

This year we are building on our tradition of providing passionate
entertainment to our supporters. Our line-up includes:

“David Benoit
Five-time Grammy nominee, American contemporary jazz pianist and composer

Christopher Cross
Grammy, Oscar, Golden Globe Award winning American singer songwriter

Hak Soo Kim
Up-and-coming Los Angeles tenor

Rufus Choi
First prize and People’s Choice Award winner at the Jose Iturbi International Music Competition

Maestro Seung Ju Kim
Conducting the Korean American Youth Symphony with guests from the Asia America Symphony Orchestra”