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13th of the Month Thing: Beach Day & TAYO Reading with FilAm Creative! – Manhattan Beach, 8/13/11

Beach Day & TAYO Reading

“Community! Art! Beach! Uh-huh, sounds good!!

Join FilAm Creative (FAC) and TAYO Literary Magazine for SoCal’s hottest party of the month! FAC’s 13th of the Month Thing is your opportunity to have a great time while meeting the FilAm entertainment and media industry’s creatives. August spotlights authors, poets, and artists!

THIS MONTH: Beach Day & TAYO Reading!!
…(free event, donations to TAYO or FAC welcome)

FilAm Creative is partnering with TAYO Literary Magazine to produce their 2nd annual Beach Day & TAYO Reading. Bring your sunscreen and towel, but also get ready to meet many of the best artists on the scene today! Writers, spoken-word, and other artists are welcome to bring their work to display, exhibit, or perform.”

One Imagination presents: BREAK the Silence! (4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!) – Long Beach, 5/26/11

One Imagination presents: BREAK the Silence!

One Imagination holds Open Mic Nights on the last Thursday of every month. This Thursday is a special Open Mic Night as they are celebrating their four year anniversary.

“Our four year anniversary is coming up and we want you to be a part of it! Meet old faces and new as we reminisce on memories and look forward to building new ones. First timers highly encouraged!

This event is FREE + ALL AGES. Please purchase food to support!
DONATIONS to One Imagination will be accepted as well. (We do this completely free of charge and often out of our own pockets so donations or purchase of our merchandise are greatly appreciated.)

*CANELA NEGRA* will grace our space with their live music!
Latin jazz, reggae, soul straight from LBC.

Other Special Guests:
-White Noise (beatbox)
-Shining Sons (conscious hip hop duo)
-Sumiko Braun aka soul.in.my.fist (hip hop/spoken word artist with The CollectiV and One Imagination)
-Antonio (host of Definitive Soapbox open mic)
-Big Brother (organizer/poet with One Imagination)
-Stevie Merino (Poet/Organizer with Party for Socialism & Liberation)
-AVI the Most Ill (conscious hip hop/acoustic from West Covina)
-Divine Daughters (conscious dynamic womynist duo)
More TBA as date comes closer…

Hosted By:
-Aaron Mallory

-DJ Kalamari
-Nativity [Dank Radio]
*DJ nPrevail and DJ South will be up to other shenanigans.”

Al Robles Living Library Project Launch, SF, 2/27/11

“POOR Magazine honors the late Al Robles, who was instrumental in the rebuilding of Kearny Street’s International Hotel, home of Filipino and Chinese elders who were issued eviction notices to make way for a parking lot.  The “I-Hotel” captured the attention of the world with images of elders holding signs and chanting, “We won’t go!”  Robles narrated the film that captured the fight and eventual eviction entitled, “The Fall of the I-Hotel”.

In addition to the POOR Press collection, the Al Robles living library will feature a collection of books gathered over the years by Al Robles, as well as writings, photos, audio interviews and poetry that will be presented and preserved digitally.

The event will include a screening of “Manilatown is in the Heart—Time Travel with Al Robles” by Director Curtis Choy, as well as music, food, poetry and performances.”

  • WHERE: POOR Magazine-Redstone Bldg 2940 16th street #301 SF 94103
  • WHEN: Sun, 2/27/11, 4pm
  • MORE INFO: call Tiny Gray Garcia at 510-435-7500 or Tony Robles at 415-374-5344.


Bindlestiff Studios Open Mic every Wednesday in SF, ongoing until end of Feb.

An open mic night every Wednesday at 7pm for comics, writers, poets, etc etc, hosted by Bindlestiff Studios. Try out your new stuff!

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Pasifika Voice 2010, 12/4/10, Long Beach

“An evening of contemporary Pacific Island Poetry, Art, and Music.”

  • WHERE: Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach
  • WHEN: Sat 12/4/10, 6-9pm
  • HOW MUCH: $22 presale, $30 at door, special rates for members and students
  • MORE INFOhttp://www.pieam.org/spokenword

A History of the Body – multimedia performance, SF, 11/20-11/21/10

“…uses poetry, theater, dance, visual projection, and stage design to explore the impacts of colonization on the body, examining the ways body images of immigrants have been affected by cultural, historical and media influences.”

Plus my advanced Filipino professor, Joi Barrios, and my friends Kathleen Gutierrez and Lenny San Jose, are performing in it! Good times, good times.

Reading and discussion with author and poet Barbara Jane Reyes, 11/1/10, Berkeley

Most recently known for her book Diwata.