FILIPINO COMMUNITY EVENTS

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FILIPINO COMMUNITY EVENTS: ANO? KAILAN? SAAN?

During the recent holiday networking mixer hosted by Dynamico Space, aka https://dynamico.space/, a sustainable and affordable co-working space at the third floor of the Philippine Center in San Francisco, and the San Francisco Filipino American Chamber of Commerce, participants donated toys and brand-new shoes for 5-year old to 11-year old beneficiaries based at the West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center. Thank you for bringing joy and happiness to these deserving kids!

This Filipino community events announcement column is a community service project spearheaded by me. If you would like your community-based organization’s event to be considered for inclusion in my column, please submit it at https://yourpinoybroker.com/filipino-community-events/. There is no guarantee that I will be able to include your event.

DISCLAIMER: This is my content curation of events, aka my choices, that are organized by community-based organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area and community events that benefit our diverse communities. If you have questions about an event, click on the RSVP link or find the contact person or organizers mentioned in the announcement. There are some events included in this column that I help promote or organize.

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JANUARY 11, 2023

EVENT TITLE: Protecting Californians: Attorney General Rob Bonta

TYPE OF EVENT: On-site

ORGANIZER(S): Berkeley City Club

WHAT: Arts & Culture Talk Series

DESCRIPTION: Attorney General Rob Bonta makes headlines almost every day, whether he’s suing manufacturers of toxic chemicals or negotiating a settlement with Walmart over its role in the opioid crisis. He has led statewide fights for racial, economic, and environmental justice and championed the rights of immigrant families, renters, and working Californians. We are honored to have AG Bonta as our featured speaker who will explain what being “the people’s attorney” entails and what he sees as the most pressing issues facing California.

This event is open to the public. Admission is $5 for club members and $10 for non-members, and tickets are available on Eventbrite. Please register early for this event so we can be sure to accommodate everyone comfortably and safely. Masks will be required.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 11, 2023

WHERE: Berkeley City Club

2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

WHAT TIME: 7:00 p.m.

HOW MUCH: $5 to $10

RSVP LINK: https://tinyurl.com/robbonta01112023

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JANUARY 14, 2023 & JANUARY 15, 2023

EVENT TITLE: From Batangas to the Bay – Balisong Exhibit

TYPE OF EVENT: On-site

ORGANIZER(S): Kulturang Balisong

WHAT: Balisong Exhibit & Performance, Balisong Seminar

DESCRIPTION: What is a BALISONG? A butterfly knife, also known as a Balisong, fan knife or Batangas knife, is a type of folding pocketknife that originated in the Philippines. Its distinct features are two handles counter-rotating around the tang such that, when closed, the blade is concealed within grooves in the handles. (via Wikipedia).

This cultural event features vintage and modern Batangas-made balisong and a full agenda on the Kultura ng Balisong. Learn about the Filipino handmade balisong, the different ways to flip it, and the place where it originated – Taal, Batangas. Also, learn about how KNB is developing different balisong modalities such as the balisong “sayaw” or dance, flow and freestyle, meditation and therapy, tactical and self-defense, and its connection with the Filipino Martial Arts. All balisong flippers, enthusiasts, and families are welcome. Bring your balisong trainers and come early to flip with us! 

WHEN: Sat., January 14, 2023 for Exhibit & Performance and Sun., January 15, 2023 for Balisong Seminar

WHERE: Sentro Filipino: San Francisco Filipino Cultural Center

The Bulletin Building

814 Mission Street, Mezzanine Level

San Francisco, CA 94103

WHAT TIME: For Jan. 14, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; For Jan. 15, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

HOW MUCH: For Jan. 14, FREE but limited capacity; for Jan. 15, $50 per participant

RSVP & ONLINE REGISTRATION: https://knb29.org/

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JANUARY 21, 2023

EVENT TITLE: Kommunity Kultura presents: An Introduction to Maranao Kulintang Rhythms

TYPE OF EVENT: On-site

ORGANIZER(S): Manilatown Heritage Foundation

WHAT: A music, movement, and cultural education program focused on pre-colonial ancestral Philippine traditions

DESCRIPTION: Please join Marcella Pabros-Clark for an Introduction to Philippine Maranao Kulintang Rhythms. She is a co-founder of Kulintang Arts (aka KulArts-sf.org) as part of its performance ensemble and traveled to the Philippines in ’89 to perform and learn from the Manobo and T’boli cultures as well. She continues to serve as a member of KulArts Board of Directors. This family-friendly workshop is accessible to all ages and levels of ability.

WHEN: Saturday, January 21, 2023

WHERE: International Hotel Manilatown Center

868 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

WHAT TIME: 2:00 p.m.

HOW MUCH: Free

RSVP & RESERVATIONS: https://tinyurl.com/kommunitykultura01212023

WEBSITE: www.manilatown.org/events

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TENTATIVELY FEBRUARY 20, 2023 TO MARCH 3, 2023

EVENT TITLE: Tributur

TYPE OF EVENT: Cultural Tour to Mindanao

ORGANIZER(S): Kularts

WHAT: Since 2002, KULARTS has conducted its one-of-a-kind Tribu Tur, a hands-on field study, custom-designed for participants to explore, discover, and draw empowerment from indigenous Pilipino cultures of Mindanao.

DESCRIPTION: During the trip, participants will engage in meaningful interactions with T’boli, B’laan, Maguindanaon, and Manobo tribal leaders, shamans & healers, and masters artists in their ancestral homes in Davao del Sure, Sanggani, South Cotabato, and Maguindanao.

WHEN: Tentatively Mon., February 20, 2023 to Fri., March 3, 2023

WHERE: Tentative Locations are Tawi Tawi, Cotobato, and Lake Sebu

WHAT TIME:

HOW MUCH: For more info, rates, dates and application please contact [email protected], subject line: TribuTur 2023.

RSVP: To fill out an application, please send an email with subject line “TribuTur 2023” to [email protected]

WEBSITE: https://www.kularts-sf.org/tribal-tour

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WEEKLY:

EVENT TITLE: Wednesday Filipino Martial Arts Classes

TYPE OF EVENT: on-site

ORGANIZER(S): Legacy Filipino Martial Arts

WHAT: Filipino Martial Arts Classes

DESCRIPTION: Drawing from traditional Filipino martial arts to more modern styles, we teach an innovative and contemporary system of self-defense. No matter what your previous experience, our signature style combines movement, rhythm, and timing to be learned now and to be applied today in moments that matter. We are one of few arts specializing in weapons, Filipino dirty boxing (Panantukan) and Filipino ground defense (Dumog). No experience is necessary for any of our classes, except for the advanced Filipino Martial Arts program.

WHEN: Every Wednesday

WHERE: Sentro Filipino: San Francisco Filipino Cultural Center

The Bulletin Building

814 Mission Street, Mezzanine Level

San Francisco, CA 94103

Cross-street – Fourth Street

WHAT TIME: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

HOW MUCH: (inquire from organizer)

RSVP TO: Joseph Bautista, [email protected]

WEBSITE: https://www.legacyfma.com/

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MONTHLY:

EVENT TITLE: Free Days – Asian Art Museum

TYPE OF EVENT: on-site

ORGANIZER(S): Asian Art Museum

WHAT: Free Museum Days

DESCRIPTION: Visit the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco for free on the first Sunday of every month to see its 18,000 objects that represent 6,000 years of Asian art and culture.

WHEN: In 2022 – Every first Sunday

WHERE: 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

WHAT TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

HOW MUCH: Free

RSVP LINK: http://bit.ly/asianartfree

WEBSITE: https://asianart.org/

EVENT TITLE: Free Days at the Museum – San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

TYPE OF EVENT: on-site

ORGANIZER(S): San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

WHAT: Free Museum Days

DESCRIPTION: On the first Thursday of every month, Bay Area residents can enjoy SFMOMA’s galleries filled with lively and inspiring art and related events — for free.

WHEN: In 2022 – Every first Thursday

WHERE: 151 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

WHAT TIME: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

HOW MUCH:

RSVP LINK: http://sfmoma.org/free-days

WEBSITE: https://www.sfmoma.org/

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ABOUT LORNA LARDIZABAL DIETZ:

Lorna Lardizabal Dietz is a community publicist and veteran events announcer for the Filipino American community. She started her own email broadcasts in 1996, effectively connecting Filipino Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area to other Filipino communities worldwide. Aside from her affiliations with some of the Filipino Americans’ largest community-based networks and federations, Lorna is a freelance journalist, and she maintains several blogs and social media accounts. Professionally, Lorna is a Notary Public in the State of California, a Life Agent at Allstate Insurance, and a real estate advisor for the San Francisco Bay Area-based BahaySaPinas.com.

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DEADLINE: Weekly on Thursdays by 11:59 pm.

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Thank you for your service to the Filipino community in taking us to events that inspire, inform, entertain, and educate!

P.S. Any changes or corrections to event announcements must be done via email to lornadietzpr at gmail dot com with subject line: ”Event announcement changes for (date), by (name of organization)”