OACC’s Partner: Lenora Lee Dance presents the World Premiere of “Beneath The Surface”

Beneath The Surface

A new underwater, multimedia experience by Lenora Lee Dance

Saturday, 10/6/18, 8:30pm
Sunday, 10/7/18, 6:30pm & 8:30pm
Saturday, 10/13/18, 8:30pm
Sunday, 10/14/18, 6:30pm & 8:30pm

Performances will begin on time, please arrive early.

YMCA of San Francisco Chinatown Branch
855 Sacramento (between Stockton & Grant)

Portsmouth Square Parking Garage
733 Kearny (between Clay & Washington)
(Very limited street parking in the area)

There are a VERY LIMITED number of tickets and they are going fast! 

Purchase your tickets HERE

For more info: www.LenoraLeeDance.com
email LenoraLeeDance@gmail.com, (415) 913-8725

Lenora Lee Dance (LLD) celebrates its 11th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of Beneath The Surface, LLD’s first underwater, multimedia experience premiering in a two-week run 10/6 – 10/14/18. Beneath The Surface serves a meditation on forgiveness, reconciliation, and redemption, speaking to the power of individuals to transcend.

Audiences are reoriented for a unique perspective that merges memory, contemporary reality, and social commentary, experiencing epic storytelling inside an underwater world.

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San Francisco Screenings of the Film, Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA

One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades. From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys. Following Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power. As Sakamoto returns to music following a cancer diagnosis, his haunting awareness of life crises leads to a resounding new masterpiece. RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA is an intimate portrait of both the artist and the man.

Now Showing at the 4-Star Theater, San Francisco, July 27 – August 2

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See You at the 7 – Stories From the Bay Area’s Last Original Mile House

Book Talk with Vanessa Garcia, author and owner of the 7 Mile House

Saturday, July 28, 2018
7:00 pm

Vanessa Garcia, originally from Manila, Philippines, was a drummer, backup singer and original member of the Philippine-based all female pop-rock group ‘Prettier Than Pink’. In 1996 she moved to the US, and graduated from Golden Gate University with a Masters in Science degree in Public Relations (1999) and worked as a PR consultant for technology companies.

Free and Open to the Public

For more info: Eventbrite

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Chinese Exclusion Laws and Being Muslim American in Post 9/11

Eastwind Books of Berkeley and OACC Literary Series presents

Book Talk and Panel Presentation: Chinese Exclusion Laws and Being Muslim in America Post 9/11

Beth Lew-Williams                                                 Sylvia Chan-Malik

Sunday, July 22, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 pm

Featuring The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America by Beth Lew-Williams and Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam by Sylvia Chan-Malik
Presentation Moderated by Michael Chang

Beth Lew-Williams shows how American immigration policies incited anti-Chinese violence and how the violence, in turn, provoked new exclusionary policies. She is an Assistant Professor of history and Philip and Beulah Rollins Bicentennial Preceptor at Princeton University.

From stories she gathers, Sylvia Chan-Malik demonstrates the diversity and similarities of Black, Arab, South Asian, Latina, and multiracial Muslim women, and how American understandings of Islam have shifted against the evolution of U.S. white nationalism over the past century.Sylvia Chan-Malik is Assistant Professor of American Studies and Women and Gender Studies at Rutgers University.

Michael Chang is a lecturer at U.C. Berkeley’s Ethnic Studies and Asian American Studies departments and a federal civil rights attorney.

Free and Open to the Public

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TWO MILE HOLLOW by Leah Nanako Winkler

OACC Community Partner Ferocious Lotus is bringing this unique and hilarious play to the Potrero Stage in San Francisco, this month – June 23 through July 15, 2018. 

The story lines in Leah Nanako Winkler’s laugh-out-loud “white people by the water” play may seem all too familiar – siblings argue over women, a mother creates self-loathing in her daughter, and complicated and unique secrets are unveiled over white wine. Yet there’s a twist. By casting the family with actors of color, Winkler sends up some of our favorite American plays and helps us see the inherent inequities on stage and in life. TWO MILE HOLLOW is the perfect parody during this national moment, when our identity as Americans is being questioned more than ever before.


Potrero Stage
1695 18th Street
San Francisco CA 94107


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Upcoming Oakland Chinatown July Community Events and Programs

Oakland Chinatown First Fridays: Lincoln Summer Nights


July 6, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Lincoln Square, Oakland

lincoln summer nights 2018

First Wednesdays: Madison Park

Evening of July 11, 2018
Madison Park, Oakland

1st Wednesdays Flyers 2018 ENG

Join us in the heart of Chinatown as we host family friendly activities.


Events are in collaboration with Friends of Lincoln Square, Asian Health Services, APEN, AYPAL, API Legal Outreach, OACC and other generous sponsors. 


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‘SKY, MOUNTAIN & WATERSCAPE’ – Kam Cheung Mok Exhibition

‘Sky Mountain & Waterscape’
A Chinese Ink Wash Landscape Painting Exhibition

Kam Cheung Mok

Opening Reception:  Friday, July 6, 2018

Exhibition Dates: June 30th to August 30th, 2018

Free and Open to the Public

About the Exhibit

‘Sky, Mountain & Waterscape’ is a painting series consisting of twenty-five contemporary Chinese ink wash landscape paintings documenting memorable natural landscapes around the world. Terrains, rivers, waterfalls, and skies vary in color and mood, transporting the viewer to different seasons and geographic locations.

About the Artist

Mok Kam Cheung, born in 1945, his works have been exhibited and documented in Hong Kong and China many times as well as collected by art enthusiasts all over the world. In 2016, his work was collected in the “Six Contemporary Chinese Painters” collection published by Beijing Ministry of Culture, organized by the Chinese Artist Association, Chinese Collectors Association, and China Literature and Art foundation.  In 2017, his solo” Mok Kam Cheung Chinese Painting Collection” was published by Jiangxi Fine Art Publishing House.

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