Duck Soup

Saturdays, June 8 & 15, 11:00 am–12:00 pm & 3:00–4:00 pm; Sunday, June 9, 11:00 am–12:00 pm & 3:00–4:00 pm
at Bindlestiff Studio, 185 6th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (map)

Duck Soup is an immersive theater experience for children and families at Bindlestiff Studio. The one-hour show will engage the audience by guiding them to various sections of the theater, where they will witness short stories brought to life through captivating puppet performances.

The title of the show, "Duck Soup", is Depression-era slang for something that's "easy to do" or a "piece of cake." No actual ducks will be cooked. Tickled perhaps, but not cooked!Ω

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Ramon Abad (he/his) is a Filipino American puppeteer, artist, and teacher based in San Francisco, CA – unceded Ramaytush Ohlone land.

Since the mid '90s to present day, he has performed solo puppet shows at Bay Area Filipino American festivals and events. His current puppet booth project Tito Ramon’s Pop-Up Puppet Show was the first puppet show performed at Kapwa Gardens post COVID-19 lockdown. Since 2021, Ramon has been a resident artist of Balay Kreative, a collective of Filipino American artists based in SOMA Pilipinas, San Francisco.

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My Ancestors' Worst Dream

Saturday, June 22
6:00 - 9:00 PM
at Bindlestiff Studio, 185 6th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (map)

This groundbreaking comedy event shines a light on the crab mentality, where individuals attempt to pull down those striving for success. We invite you to laugh and challenge societal norms in a space where risks are embraced, cultural understanding is deepened, and gather the courage to confront our collective "shadows." Let's have some fun on the One Day... we AREN'T...a Safe Space.

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Oliver Saria, Kevin Camia, Conrad Panganiban, and J.O.W.Y. (all: he/him) are multidisciplinary artists who, under the intense pressure of debuting a show in just four weeks without a plan, alchemized a stupid joke into a real idea. They pay homage to the Ancestors in the most unconventional way: by embracing their true selves.

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APICC x Sunday Streets Showcase

Sunday, June 23
1:00–4:00 pm
at Golden Gate Avenue cross Jones and Hyde Streets, San Francisco, CA 94102 (map)

The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) is partnering with Sunday Streets and Liveable City to host the APICC x Sunday Streets Showcase at Sunday Streets Tenderloin. Join us for an afternoon of performances and activations along two car-free city blocks for the whole community to enjoy!

Featured APICC artists will include:

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dNaga Dance Co. is based in Oakland, CA and was founded in 2001 by Claudine Naganuma. The company has performed within the United States, China, Japan, and Spain. With members residing in New York & California, our work employs art as a tool for healing. 

Johnny Huy Nguyễn is a Viet-American dance artist and son of refugees. His works excavate memory, possibility, and healing into the present while examining themes of inheritance, masculinity, and becoming. He is a 2023 USAAF Featured Artist, 2022 Isadora Duncan Awardee, 2022 500 Capp Street Resident Artist, and 2019 APAture Featured Artist.

Shikha Malaviya, Maw Shein Win, and Preeti Vangani are practicing poets, mentors and teachers in the SF Bay area with several years of experience and publication credits. Their combined work encompasses issues of identity, migration, loss, and memory among other things and can be found online and in bookstores.

Sun Park is a visual artist, writer, and more recently, a stand-up comedian, based in San Francisco. Park holds an MFA from SFSU, was a fellow at Kearny Street Workshop’s Interdisciplinary Writer’s Fellowship, is a member of the Dong Ji Collective, and has presented work at SFAC Main Gallery, /room/ (slash), and Southern Exposure, among others.

Swetha Prabakaran Productions & Nirmathi partnered to create “The Panchakanyas Project”. Combining Eastern & Western musical traditions with pan-South Asian dance traditions, this multidisciplinary artistic collaboration spotlights the underappreciated strength and grace of South Asian women through history–both on the stage and the silver screen.

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Welcome to the 27th United States of Asian America Festival!

The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center is excited to present a range of exhibitions, screenings, readings, and  performances that showcase the artistry and vision of San Francisco's Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. This is a partial listing of events. For the full calendar, please visit the APICC website.

COVID-19 Policy:
To protect our immunocompromised community members, please stay home if you are feeling unwell.
 

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