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Filipina-American Musician Jaclyn Rose: Introducing the Rose Movement – Sunday, 1/15/12, Santa Monica

Jaclyn Rose

Jaclyn Rose is a Filipina-American Jazz/Funk/Soul Music Artist who also performed in Jazzmopolitan 2011: Filipina Ladies of Jazz. She is having a show titled “Introducing the Rose Movement” at the Trip Lounge in Santa Monica with no cover charge, where she will be selling her CDs for $5. Come support!

  • WHERE: Trip Lounge
    2101 Lincoln Blvd.
    Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • WHEN: Sunday 1/15/12, 8-9pm
  • HOW MUCH: FREE! (No cover charge)
  • MORE INFO: http://www.jaclynrose.com/

2nd Annual Kulinarya, a Filipino Culinary Showdown – SF, 1/21/12

Witness a culinary showdown of six Filipino American chefs as they compete for the grand prize at KULINARYA: A FILIPINO CULINARY SHOWDOWN, hosted by the Philippine Consulate General, Philippine Department of Tourism, Philippine Department of Trade and Industry, and Filipino American Arts Exposition.

Three finalists each in the Amateur and Professional Divisions have advanced to showcase their culinary skills and talents in this exciting cook-off, where they must prepare a starter course (appetizer or soup), a second course (their own version of adobo), a third course (second entrée of their choice), and a Filipino dessert… all in a head-to-head challenge.

Don’t miss the FILIPINO BAZAAR – one day only shopping experience where you’ll find unique and festive Philippine-inspired gifts, décor, accessories, recipe books, goods and services!

  • WHERE: Carnelian by the Bay Restaurant
    One Ferry Plaza, San Francisco
    (Located behind the Ferry Building and next to Sinbad’s)
  • WHEN: Sat 1/21/12, 3-8pm
  • HOW MUCH: FREE, or $20 for food tasting showcase
  • MORE INFOhttp://kulinarya2.eventbrite.com/

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Rizal Day celebration at National City, 12/30/11

A floral offering at 10:30 a.m. in front of Seafood City kicks off the 115th anniversary of the martyrdom of the National Hero of the Philippines, under the auspices of the Council of Philippine American Organizations of San Diego County (COPAO). This will be immediately followed by a short program and refreshments at the COPAO Center.

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.”

Holiday Mixer with Eskabo Daan “Filipino Martial Arts in the Mainstream” – SF, 12/7/11

Holiday Mixer with Eskabo Daan

“ESKABO Daan is a Filipino Martial Art which has been integrated with aspects of many other martial arts. At first E.S.K.A.B.O started off as an acronym ( Escrima, Serrada, Kali , Arnis, Boxing & Jeet Kune Do).

The mission of Eskabo Daan is to envision and create a global arena where humble minded martial artists who are passionate about promoting and perpetuating the Filipino martial arts, can gather and have an exchange of knowledge and ideas in the absence of financial or political obligations.

We at Eskabo have a desire to share our knowledge and understanding of the unique history and culture of our integrated Filipino martial arts system to as many people as possible.

Special Demo by ESKABO Daan Team

Wed., Dec. 7, 2011
6 PM to 8:30 PM
The Summit
780 Valencia @ 19th San Francisco

More info: http://www.eskabodaan.org

We hope you can join us for another exciting evening of exchanging new ideas, creating new connections and also sharing some of the holiday spirit with us.”

  • WHERE: The Summit
    780 Valencia @ 19th San Francisco
  • WHEN: Wednesday, 12/7/11, 6-8:30pm
  • HOW MUCH: $10 for non-YFPA members; free for YFPA members

Filipino Soup for the Soul – Oakland, 12/10/11

Filipino Soup for the Soul

“Come warm your body and soul. We will make two down-to-earth Filipino soups perfect for the cold season, from the ginger-inflected tinola, to sinigang made deliciously sour with tamarind. Keeping in the spirit of all traditional foods, we will incorporate seasonal produce. Following the workshop, we will share our meal and informal conversation on Filipino foods in the US, the loss and preservation of recipes, and adapting foods into kitchens far from homeland.

includes handouts & materials

10:30am – 12:00pm Culinary Workshop
12:00pm – 12:30pm Lunch and Talk Story
12:30pm – 1:00pm Cleanup

Chicken Tinola*
*Vegetarian options can be made.

Contact Aileen Suzara at kitchenkwento(at)gmail.com


Mommy Queerest – SF, Runs from 12/1/11 – 12/17/11

Mommy Queerest

“Can a mother and daughter really share the closet?

Bindlestiff Studio and Guerrilla Rep are proud to present Kat Evasco in Mommy Queerest, written by Kat Evasco & John Caldon and directed by John Caldon. If Margaret Cho and Ellen Degeneres conceived a lesbian love baby, she would have nothing on this hilarious Bay Area actor and stand-up comic. Don’t miss Kat’s hard-earned lessons on staying classy while ho’ing around, reverse-colonizing America, and figuring out how to get your mom to come out of the closet.

Mommy Queerest begins with Kat having the earth-shattering realization that she and her mother are both lesbian. Too bad her mom hasn’t figured it out yet—despite the fact she’s been living with her partner since Kat was six years old! After a spectacularly failed attempt to share this epiphany with her mom, Kat lurches through her own teenage sexploration with guys and girls, trying to figure out how she fits in with her family, community, and self. After a decade of attempting to educate this wayward parent about what it means to be lesbian, she discovers there is still a thing or two she can learn from her mom.”

L.A. Malong Malong – Santa Monica, 11/11/11 – 11/13/11

L.A. Malong Malong

“Who would you climb a tower for? Might be good to know that answer. Zelle knows enough to know that she doesn’t feel at home in her own skin and she’s the one stuck in the tower! Join Zelle, Princely Butch and a host of other characters in Alison M. De La Cruz’s new solo show L.A. Malong Malong. This re-imagined, interactive fairy tale takes part of its name from a Southern Philippines folkdance where the malong transforms into over 30 objects. Zelle knows there’s more to the story. Come help her explore the question.

Alison M. De La Cruz is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist, arts educator and cultural organizer. Her solo works include SUNGKA (1999) and NATURALLY GRACEFUL (2005); she also pulled together 9 collaborators on her last original piece: WHERE YOU STAY? (2006). De La Cruz is the Administrative Director for About Productions. She is also the Lead Teaching Artist for East West Player’s PEAC Program & Special Event Producer. She collaborated with Playwrights’ Arena. De La Cruz also served as a Director, Dramaturg, and Writing/Performance Teacher for TEADAWORKS 2010.”

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
  • MORE INFO: http://bayanihancc.org/Galing_Bata/

Spotlight on classes: City of Claremont offers Filipino martial arts!

Did you know that? We certainly had no idea!

“Inland Empire Filipino Martial Arts (IEFMA) is your source for Sayoc Kali, Atienza Kali and Lacoste-Inosanto Filipino Martial Arts in Southern California’s Inland Empire.  IEFMA provides instruction in edged, impact and flexible weaponry as well as their unarmed compliments.  Commonly known as Kali, Eskrima or Arnis the Filipino Martial Arts encompass combative strategies and tactics born from centuries of combat, by Filipinos and Filipino Americans.  IEFMA is a Sayoc LA training group, and strives to continue developing and producing the capable individuals that Sayoc LA has fostered throughout Los Angeles and Southern California. ”

More information: http://iefma.com/