Tuesday, October 20, 2009

News & Happenings in the Pilipino Communities

The East Oakland Boxing Association/Smartmoves is recruiting youth 13 to 20 years of age to become a scholar warrior through the A.W.A.K.E (Aspiring Warrior Acquiring Knowledge to Empower) apprenticeship program. Participants will learn many martial art styles (boxing, jui jitsu, kung fu, mma, fighting arts) in exchange for community service, youth leadership training and academic support. For more info. contact Rahul at lotuzroot@gmail.com or 510.569-7808 or visit www.eoba.org

2010 Filipino Conference to be Held at Sonoma State
The Center for Babaylan Studies will host the 1st International Babaylan Conference in April 2010 at Sonoma State University in Northern California. Grace Nono, Katrin de Guia, Virgil Apostol and others will present aspects of the Filipino indigenous culture seldom taught outside the Philippines. The conference will gather to honor those who continue to carry the rich legacy of Filipino indigenous knowledge and practices. The Babaylan in Filipino culture represents the figure of the indigenous healer. This sacred gathering of healers, artists, scholars, activists, performers, and other culture-bearers will share Babaylan-inspired work through ritual, ceremony, dance, poetry, film, academic panels, conversations, and workshops. For more information contact leny@babaylan.net, contact@babaylan.net or 707-494-4967. Also visit www.babaylan.net

Bindlestiff Studio presents STORIES HIGH XI
An annual production showcasing new works from Bindlestiff Studio’s Stories High workshop series
WHEN: November 5th thru November 21 - Thursdays thru Saturdays, 8pm
WHERE: The Climate Theater 285 Ninth St. @ Folsom St.
TICKETS: $15 - $20 Sliding Scale
Advance purchase: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/85312
SPECIAL 11 DAY PROMO: Starting on Oct. 11, if you enter the promo code 'highnow' you will receive the special discounted price of $11. This offer will be good until Oct. 22. Bindlestiff Studio presents STORIES HIGH XI, an annual showcase of new works for the stage written, acted and directed by Filipino American artists. The show will take place at The Climate Theater, 285 – 9th St. at Folsom St. in San Francisco beginning on Thursday, November 5th at 8pm and running every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening through November 21st at 8pm each evening. Tickets are $15 - $20 sliding scale and can be purchased online.