“Join us for this Asian celebration of change and the Year of the Dragon! Lion Dancers, Red Panda Acrobats, Martial Arts, Kids Arts & Zodiac Themed Crafts, Food, Inflatable Playland & More! FREE!
The San Mateo County Historical Museum program will include:
* Free Admission to the History Museum (All day) Children’s Crafts in the Rotunda will include activities such as a miniature dragon kites and lucky red envelopes,
* Listen to the Erhu – traditional Chinese version of the violin, performed by Ms. Mei Xuan, an Erhu virtuoso
* Short talk given by Mr. Nan Su, New Tang Dynasty TV (Channel 32) news commentator.
* Chinese Classical Arts presentation”
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“The San Francisco Film Society presents this exciting three-day showcase, which highlights the best of contemporary Taiwanese cinema and provides Bay Area audiences with unique opportunities to view bold new Taiwanese films and engage with visionary filmmakers.
Opening the third year of Taiwan Film Days on Friday, October 14 is Formosa Mambo, Wang Chi-tsai’s dark comedy of errors surrounding a band of kidnappers. The weekend continues with a broad lineup of programs including Pinoy Sunday, Ho Wi-ding’s charming comedy that follows two Philippine immigrants attempts to transport a discarded sofa across town, and Ranger, in which a released convict finds himself reimmersed into the violent brotherhood of Taiwanese mobdom as the protector of the abused child of a mob boss.”
“Please come join us at the opening reception of our first official FORMOSArt Exhibition – The People of Today, the Memories of Tomorrow. There’ll
be food, live music performances, and a live Chinese calligraphy brush
painting demonstration on a giant piece of canvas by one of our artist,
Enya Tseng, you do not want to miss it!
What’s in the Exhibition: We’ve assembled a group of Taiwanese American artists and creative professionals, each specializing in different genres of art, including photography, oil painting, Chinese brush calligraphy & painting, motion & graphics design.
A portion of the exhibition is dedicated to illustrating the different facets of Taiwan, or aka Formosa, and its rich cultural history and beauty.
And of course, the center piece of our exhibition: Taiwan Photo Collage, pieced together by photos which you have submitted along side with many other friends and members from around the community. So if you have contributed photo, you do not want to miss seeing it in person. The Cause:
A selection of artwork in the exhibition will be made available for a silent auction. The proceeds from the artwork sold will go to The Foundation of Disabled Youth (www.ffdy.org), an organization that helps and serves the needs of families with disabled youth in the Asian community.”
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“The event will feature performances by a middle school Folk Sports Troupe from Taiwan, as well as local young professional Taiwanese American musicians, including Johnny Hi-Fi Band.”
And of course music, dance, and food!
Weaving Local Stories into Epic Theatre: On “The Village” and the Preservation of Collective Memory.
“The Village” (Chinese Baodao Yicun) is one of the most celebrated plays of the recent Chinese Theatre. Writer-Director Stan Lai will be on campus to talk about the unique process he used to create this work, weaving personal stories and using improvisation as a creative tool. In a changing national and cultural context, he will also discuss the role of theatre, film and other cultural forms as vehicles for preserving fragile collective memories. Stan Lai is a unique cultural figure in the modern history of Taiwan, lauded by many as the father of modern Taiwanese theater. He is also a key player in and commentator upon the current “cultural turn” of contemporary China.