APA Activities and Events

APA Activities and Events

APA Happenings in Aurora and the metropolitan areas

Asian-Pacific-American-related activities and events in and around the Aurora/metropolitan area — Plan to participate and join in on all the fun!

Check back frequently and please scroll down to keep informed about what is happening in any given month.   Note that this is not an all-inclusive list, but there are links to more below!

Many times an RSVP is required or requested.  Please RSVP or address any questions with the appropriate organization or contact.

Join the conversation — use #AuroraAsian and #ColoradoAsian!

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Partnership Events 2018
and greater APA Events below — please scroll down (see Archives, also)

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September 2018

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NOW SHOWING AT RICKETSON THEATER IN DENVER thru’ Sept. 30th
Bubbling with infectious energy, this rap-spitting, pop culture-crusted dramedy is an ode to the real-life courtship of Playwright Qui Nguyen’s parents. Forced to leave their country during the height of the Vietnam War, two refugees find themselves at the same relocation camp in Arkansas. Visit: VIETGONE TICKETS (844-379-0370)
https://www.denvercenter.org/plan-your-visit/theatres-seating/the-ricketson-theatre

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The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association Festival
Thursday,  September 27th, through Saturday, September 29th
Fort Collins Hilton | 425 W. Prospect Rd. | Fort Collins

Many of the foremost steel guitar players from Hawai’i will be there — Bobby Ingano, Jeff Au Hoy, Al Nip and Alexis Tolentino, to name just a few — to perform live in an intimate setting, as well as give instructional workshops, and will be accessible throughout the Festival for attendees to ask questions and to just “talk story”.

Save yourself a seven hour plane ride to Hawai’i and, instead, take a drive to Fort Collins to envelope yourself in the classic melodies of the Islands performed by some of the true Masters of Hawaiian music.
Click for poster here…

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Taste of the Chamber
YUM, YUM, YUM!!
September 27, 2018
5-8 pm
Get your tickets now!
Click on Upcoming Events from the Chamber’s home page:
www.aurorachamber.org  

Please consider donating a bottle of wine for the Wall of Wine. Bring bottles to The Chamber office.
All proceeds from the sale of donated wine will go towards a Young Professional scholarship to the Leadership Aurora Program.

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August 2018

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Korean cultural items on display at Tallyn’s Reach Library
Now through the end of August
Tallyn’s Reach Library | 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd. | Aurora | (303-627-3050)
Monday:  11AM – 7PM | Tuesday thru’ Saturday:  10AM – 6PM | Sunday:  Closed

Aurora History Museum staff recently installed a new display at Tallyn’s Reach Library. It features Korean cultural items, many of which were loaned by local community members. City employee (and Partnership member) Minsoo Song provided a beautiful screen, a wooden chest, clothing and accessories. Partnership co-chair Sukie Kang loaned two lovely celadon vases for the display. Korean Honorary Consul Emeritus Jim McGibney recently donated Korean men’s and women’s clothing to the museum on behalf of the family of longtime Honorary Consul Dwight Hamilton that are also included in the exhibit. Visitors will also be able to see a gold plated Korean crown on loan from former Aurora mayor Paul Tauer and his wife, Kate. Also on display are large dolls representing Korean royalty that were donated to the museum after 2012’s An Epic Journey exhibit. This exhibit will be available through the end of August at Tallyn’s Reach Library, so be sure to stop by and take a look. Thanks to everyone who participated!

For more information about the Aurora History Museum, visit www.auroramuseum.org.

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Aurora’s Global Fest
Saturday, August 18th | 11AM – 6PM
Aurora Municipal Center | Great Lawn | 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy. | Aurora 

World Cuisine | World Entertainment | World Fashion Show | World Beer Market | A World of Fun!
Visit www.auroraglobalfest.org

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Six Artists Explore the Human- Animal Bond through Art
Now through October 14th
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
www.csfineartscenter.org/exhibits/year-of-the-dog

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Business After Hours at Sakura Square
Wed., August 15th | 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Most of you have been to Sakura Square before, perhaps most recently for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival! But did you know there is a penthouse in the Tamai Tower? Spectacular 360 degree views of downtown!  In collaboration with Sakura Square, join us for our monthly Business After Hours for food and networking.  The management team at Sakura Square will join us and bring a bit of culture and history.

Co-hosted with the following organizations:  Sakura Foundation | NAAAP Colorado
Register here…

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July 2018

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It’s the lazy days of summer!  Join the Partnership and Friends for a picnic/potluck at Utah Park (east side) on Tuesday, July 24th, 5:00 – 7:30 PM — under a shelter and next to a refreshing pond.  Plenty of parking.
Read the details here…

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Henry Kapono
“WELCOME 2 MY PARADISE!”
Thursday, July 12th, 8:00 PM

Swallow Hill Music, Daniels Hall
71 E. Yale Ave. | Denver

Henry is one of Hawai’i’s most popular recording artists and is equally known for his community support and philanthropic endeavors.  Native Hawai’ian and Grammy-nominated, Kapono (meaning ‘righteous’) is a multiple award-winning vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and composer.

Touring with a local rock band in the late 60s, he ended up stranded by the promoter in Vietnam. He and the band spent two years performing for the troops in Vietnam and Thailand before returning to Hawai’i. The experience left him with a lasting commitment to peace, a deep appreciation for life, and compassion and aloha (love) for all people—themes that continue to resonate in his music.

Tickets @ $30 (click here) – https://SwallowHillMusic.org

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June 2018

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Speed Networking
Wed., June 20th | 5Pm – 7PM
Homewood Suites | 139 Union Blvd. | Lakewood

What do you do with the business cards you collected at your last networking event?
Join the Asian and West Metro Chambers of Commerce to learn the Art of Networking from Philip Pelto, CEO of MyFirestorm. Have a little wine, enjoy fantastic appetizers and meet new friends.

$15 ACC and West Metro Chamber members |  $20 non-members
Register here…

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5th Annual — Ignite Your Leadership
with Charles Schwab
Tuesday, June 12th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Charles Schwab campus | 9800 Schwab Way | Lone Tree

Wish to bring your personal/professional growth to the next level?  Want to meet some extremely inspirational leaders?  Come join NAAAP Colorado at the Charles Schwab campus in Lone Tree for our 5th Annual Ignite Your Leadership! 

This premier event brings a diverse panel of high-profile Senior Executive level leaders from corporate, non-profit, and public sectors. Participants have the opportunity to engage with these highly experienced and successful panelists and gain key insights into what it takes to become a true leader!

Event is FREE. | Registration is REQUIRED. | Refreshments will be served.
Visit  www.naaapcolorado.org

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46th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Sakura Square
Saturday & Sunday, June 23rd – 11AM – 6PM | June 24th – 11AM – 4PM | Free Admission

Fans of taiko, teriyaki chicken, sake and Japanese artwork and wares won’t want to miss this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival – “Sakura Matsuri” in Japanese.  The Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates Japanese heritage and culture through live entertainment, food and drink, a marketplace and informative exhibits and demonstrations.

If you have questions about any of the activities, please email:  info@jarcc-denver.org | https://cherryblossomdenver.org

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23rd Philippine Festival | Saturday, June 9th | 11AM – 5PM
FACC Community Center | 1900 Harlan St. | Edgewater

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May 2018

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Jackson/Ho China Forum Series presents
Dr. Joshua Eisenman and Dr. Eric Heginbotham
Beijing’s Major Power Engagement with the Developing World
Wednesday May 23rd | 12:00 – 1:30 PM
SIE Complex | Maglione Hall | Room 5025 | DU | 2201 So. Gaylord St. | Denver  80208

This event is free and open to the public.
Lunch is provided – Please register by Monday May 21st at:
http://www.du.edu/korbel/china/events/forums.html

Center for China-US Cooperation | Josef Korbel School of International Studies
www.du.edu/korbel/china | (303) 871-4474

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Explore Hawaiian culture through dance, history and music at the Aurora History Museum.
Hawaiian Falsetto Concert | THIS Sat., May 19th | 12:00 PM
Please join us for an afternoon concert featuring one of Colorado’s greatest Hawaiian falsetto vocalists, Philip Kahaunaele Swain, backed by some of Colorado’s premier Hawaiian instrumentalists.  Philip Swain,  who comes from a prominent musical family from the island of Kaua’i, is well-known in the Metro Denver area as a Hawaiian composer and ‘ukulele player.  His repertoire is rich with the old, classic island melodies, many of which were written with the falsetto singer in mind.

Ongoing program, third Saturday of every month:
Aurora History Museum | 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy. | Aurora  80012 | (303) 739-6660
Free. Recommended for ages 8 and up.  Drop in for any or all of the following programs.

Typical Program Schedule (times may vary slightly)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM     Hula Dance Lesson
1:00-1:30 PM                 Talk Story
1:30-2:15 PM                 Beginner Ukulele Workshop
2:15-3:30 PM                 Intermediate Ukulele Workshop

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2018 Asian American Heroes of Colorado Award Ceremony + Dim Sum Brunch
Saturday, May 19th | 10AM – 12PM
Empress Seafood Restaurant
2200 W. Alameda Ave. #44, Denver, CO 80223
Tickets: $30 Adult/General | $20 Student

Now in its 10th year, we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by honoring deserving members of the Asian American community – the unsung heroes, the shining stars and the selfless leaders! Award ceremony includes recognition of 2018 Asian American Heroes of Colorado, acceptance speeches, dim sum brunch and a silent auction! 

Congratulations to all the winners:  Rob Abo, Eed Cefkin, Kevin Leung, Derk Okubo, Young Hero Naureen Singh, and Lifetime Achievement:  Christ Wanifuchi.

Get tickets at: https://tinyurl.com/AAHeroesCO-Tix 

Annie Guo VanDan
Asian Avenue magazine // Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network​
Tel: 303.937.6888 | P.O. Box 221748 | Denver, CO 80222
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
www.asianavemag.com | “Connecting Cultures, Linking Lives”

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Fabled kings, heroes and myths come to life!

Gamelan Tunas Mekar
under the direction of I Made Lasmawan, Artist-In-Residence
presents “Sketches of Bali in Music and Dance”
with special guest I Gusti Ngurah Kertayuda

Friday, May 11th | 7:30 PM
Denver School of the Arts | 7111 Montview Blvd. | Denver 80220

Tickets at the door:  $15/general admission | $10/students, seniors, children 12 and under

To purchase tickets in advance, click here.
www.tunasmekar.org | Questions? (720) 504-3655

Combining the power of ancient dance forms with the exotic sounds of the Balinese gamelan, Tunas Mekar will perform a variety of instrumental and dance pieces including the Colorado premiere of Belibis, a stunning contemporary dance depicting an Indonesian grouse, with professional Balinese dancer Ni Ketut Marni. Also on the program is a new arrangement of Pak Lasmawan’s piece Tirta Bhuana, the popular Condong Legong dance, and Sekar Gendot, a composition for the courtly instrumental “love gamelan.”

The second half of the concert will feature guest Balinese dancer I Gusti Ngurah Kertayuda performing numerous Topeng (mask) dances. Topeng features an ornately costumed, mask-wearing performer who interprets traditional narratives including Bondres (Common Man), Dalem (King), Tua (Old Man), Penasar (Narrator) and Keras (Prime Minister) culminating with Joged (Social Dance). Both humorous and exquisitely enacted, Topeng invites the audience to play an interactive part in this traditional Balinese drama.

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The Indian Community of Colorado is delighted to honor the only Padma Bhushan award winner in the State of Colorado, Prof. Ved P. Nanda, Professor of International Law, University of Denver.

The Padma Bhushan award is the third highest civilian award given by the Indian government and Prof. Nanda was recognized on January 25th, 2018 by the President of India, Hon. Ram Nath Kovind. We are proud to have a living legend in our hometown of Denver.

Celebrating the amazing lifetime contributions of Prof. Nanda to the field of International Law and his personal commitment to strengthening harmony and peace around the world, the greater community of Denver is hosting a special felicitation for Prof. Nanda. You are cordially invited to this once in a lifetime event to meet and honor our own community legend and Padma Bhushan award recipient Prof. Nanda. Please join us with your family and friends on this special occasion. 

            Sunday, May 6th | 4:00 – 8:00 PM
            Double Tree, 83 East 120th Ave. | Thornton, CO  80233 (303-920-8000)
            Dress code:  Indian traditional or business casual
            Minimum suggested contribution: $25/person

All surplus funds (after event expenses) will be donated to Prof. Ved Nanda’s favorite charity.

>> Please click to RSVP by May 2nd.<<
Questions?  hsscolorado@gmail.com | Sudhir Verma, (720) 323-7799

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Japanese American Resource Center of Colorado

Saturday, May 5th / Simpson United Methodist Church Asian Food Bazaar
Saturday, May 19th / Amache Pilgrimage / Reunion
Monday, May 28th / Japanese American Community Memorial Day Service at Fairmount Cemetery
Saturday & Sunday, June 23rd & 24th / Cherry Blossom Festival

If you have questions about any of the activities, please email:  info@jarcc-denver.org.

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Hop Sing Tong Denver Chapter
Annual Banquet
Sunday, May 6th | 6:00 PM
Empress Seafood Restaurant |2825 W. Alameda Ave. | Denver  80219
$35/person

“Hop Sing Benevolent Association was founded in 1875 by the immigrant miners and railroad workers from Guangzhou, China Province. Hop Sing Denver was formed in 1950s and members are primarily Cantonese Americans. 

Members from San Francisco, California, Los Angeles, California, Marysville, California, Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, and Phoenix, Arizona will join in this event.  Colorado’s Asian Americans are invited to attend.  Enjoy the Lion Dance, Karaoke and other entertainment, as well as keynote speakers, plus a ten-course meal for the evening.

Please RSVP via Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1474717622638120.
Questions? email hopsingtongco@gmail.com,  or, call Chan Ching-Ching, (303) 668-0909

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Rocky Mountain Welcome Center
Grand Opening
Tuesday, May 1st | 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Mountain View United Church
10700 E. Evans Ave. | Aurora  80014

Visit the center’s new space and learn about their new program.
There will be food, music and more.
Register here

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JOURNEYS:  Dust Storm and Spirit and Sworded Treks
Through May 20th
Saturdays 7:30 PM | Sundays 2:00 PM
ACAD Gallery Theatre | 1400 Dallas St. | Aurora, CO 80010
www.teatheare.org/current

Dust Storm, written by Rick Foster, directed by Maria Cheng and acted by brilliant TEA newcomer Michael Chen, is a poignant and redemptive tale of a rebellious Japanese-American youth interned in Topaz, Utah during WWII. Seiji grows to maturity, helped by a wise old painter. This play is based on real-life master artist Chiura Obata, who was almost murdered at the camp by ‘nono boys’, those still loyal to the Japanese Emperor and who refused to say ‘yes, yes’ to two loyalty oaths demanded by the US government. Says the Sonoran Union, “The most palatable examination possible of a grievous episode in history…greatest kind of drama, the truth, told with powerful force.”

Spirit & Sworded Treks, written, directed and performed by TEA co-founder and artistic director Maria Cheng. The New York Times describes it as “wickedly funny…exquisitely crafted.” Follow a wry and delightful sojourn of one woman’s attempt to maintain a spiritual path, while doggedly pursuing, and critiquing, the American dream. In this tour de force work, Cheng does stand-up, sings [badly], performs classic Asian dance, threatens with sword and saber, practices tai chi chuan and simply tells stories. SST has received accolades across four continents. It won Best Actress, Choreography, Lighting, Original Play and People’s Choice at the 2014 Colorado Theatre Festival.

COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS:
Theatre Esprit Asia is offering an opportunity to see this production at no charge on the following dates/times:

Sunday, April 29th, 2:00 PM
Sunday, May 13th, 2:00 PM

LIMITED SEATING:  Please call (720) 492-9479 to RSVP no later than 2PM the previous day (Saturday).

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April 2018

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Asian Pacific Development Center hosts
Children’s Day
April 28th | 11AM – 2PM
Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-being
Activities, food and fun for parents and kids!

Children’s Day is a beloved holiday in many countries across Asia that celebrates and honors children. There will be fun games (egg toss anyone?), face painting, family cooking classes. Parents, don’t despair, there will also be parenting classes that promote healthy family relationships and even a massage station!

Want to contribute to Children’s Day?  APDC is looking for the following donations: diapers, bottles, baby wipes, formula. We are also accepting gently used clothing from newborns to teens. If you have a donation, please contact Kalyse at kalyseengebretson@apdc.org or drop donations off at APDC, 1537 Alton St., Aurora 80010.
We also have an Amazon wishlist and Target wishlist for items needed!

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The Japan Foundation Travelling Exhibition
Parallel Nippon: Contemporary Japanese Architecture 1996-2006
Through April 27, 2018
Monday – Friday 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM | Saturday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM | (Closed Sundays)
Location:  Univ. of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning
250 14th
St., #2000 (2nd Floor) | Denver  80202

This exhibition was made in cooperation with the Architectural Institute of Japan. It focuses on Japanese architecture from 1996 to 2006 with the aim of conveying an accurate picture of Japan’s architectural profession in those ten years, during which it generated new forms of value through fine-tuned designs adapted to the evolving demands of the times.  Please share this information with your communities and anyone who may be interested in Japanese architecture. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation toward the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver, and we hope you enjoy the exhibit!

Organized by:  Consulate-General of Japan in Denver | The Japan Foundation
University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning

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Polynesian Arts and Culture Days 
April 21st and May 19th

Ongoing program, third Saturday of every month
Aurora History Museum | 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy. | Aurora  80012 | (303) 739-6660
Free. Recommended for ages 8 and up. 

Explore Hawaiian culture through dance, history and music. Drop in for any or all of the following programs.

Typical Program Schedule (times may vary slightly)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM     Hula Dance Lesson
1:00-1:30 PM                 Talk Story
1:30-2:15 PM                 Beginner Ukulele Workshop
2:15-3:30 PM                 Intermediate Ukulele Workshop

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 April 18th | 6:00 – 7:30 PM
King’s Land | 2200 W. Alameda Ave. | Denver  80223

One of favorite Chinese restaurants in town! Enjoy networking and meeting fellow Chamber members and small business owners while sampling delicious dim sum and other appetizers.  Sample some Dim Sum that you may not have had before.  Consul General Hiroto Hirakoba from the Consulate General of Japan in Denver will also join us.

$25/members | $30/non-members
Proceeds benefit the Asian Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund
Purchase tickets here

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Ends April 1st:  Excellent production of three one-act plays, “Coping with America”
www.teatheatre.org

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March 2018

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Mental Health First Aid Community Course
With Jefferson Center
March 24th, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
American Filipino Community of Colorado | 1900 Harlan St. | Edgewater

Mental Health First Aid Course – FREE – an eight-hour course designed to give you the tools to recognize a range of mental health problems and the skills and confidence to help someone in a mental health crisis. The program provides a concrete action plan to help someone in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer and self-help care.

The class is specifically funded by the Office of Behavioral Health for the friends, family and members of the Asian American Pacific Islander community! Support also provided by generous funding from The Colorado Trust / Pass Through Grant.

Register: https://www.jcmh.org/mhfa

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Don’t miss Asian Pacific Development Center’s Spring Banquet
March 10th | 6PM-9PM | King’s Land
www.apdc.org

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Come join us in elevating the Asian Pacific American (APA) communities by recognizing the works of Asian directors, actors, and talented artists of this community and to build bridges of awareness, knowledge, and understanding between the different APA communities through cinema. ”A Billion Colour Story” (India) is a Colorado Premiere!

What: Colorado Dragon Film Festival Vol. III
Date: March 2-4, 2018
Location: Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake, Denver
Details: http://www.cdfilm.org (www.cdbf.org)
Tickets: https://drafthouse.com/denver/program/colorado-dragon-film-festival

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FEBRUARY 2018
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Denver Asian American Pacific Islanders Commission
Release of the 2017 report of the Denver’s Asian American Pacific Islanders listening session!

Learn what issues and concerns community organizations shared that impact the Asian American Pacific Islanders. 

Wednesday, February 28th | 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Mile High United Way | 711 Park Ave. W. | Denver
Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP to Ken Arellano at ken.arellano@denvergov.org (preferred but not necessary) | ALL are welcome

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Celebrate 2018 Chinese Lantern Festival
Traditional Chinese Hot Pot Dinner
ErHu Performing Arts, presented by Liping Woods
Sunday, Feb. 25th | 6:00 – 8:30 PM
King’s Kitchen | 12225 Voyager Pkwy #16 | Colorado Springs  80921
(719) 287-7624 | http://www.cscci.org/event-2793060

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Mile High JACL Day of Remembrance
Sunday, February 18th, 1PM – 3PM
History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway — FREE

www.milehighjacl.org/events

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2018 Colorado Chinese New Year Celebration
Year of the Dog

hosted by Denver Chinese School, Confucius Institute at CCD and
Chinese American Foundation of Colorado
Saturday, February 17th, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Citypoint Church | 200 So. University Blvd. | Denver, CO  80209

Cost:  $25/person general admission (the Fair is free; the Show is $25)
Tickets:  (720) 270-7032 | cnyc@denverchineseschool.org
Online Tickets/Artist info:  www.DenverChineseSchool.org

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DU hosts the Denver International Electronic Music Festival
Features Asian-influenced music
February 15-18
Newman Center | (303) 871-7720 | Newmantix.com

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OCA’s Chinese New Year Gala and Cultural Fair
Saturday, February 10th – Fair, 4:30 PM; Gala, 6:15 PM, King’s Land
SOLD OUT!

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Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute
(719) 287-7624 | http://www.cscci.org

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Asian Avenue magazine
https://asianavemag.ticketleap.com/dog
 http://asianavemag.com | (303) 937-6888 | asianavemag@gmail.com

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JANUARY 2018
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University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is host to the
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition
I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story
January 29th through April 8th

The University of Northern Colorado’s Asian Pacific American Student Services would be honored if you could join us in a celebration of Asian Pacific American history, an exploration of how Asian Pacific Americans have shaped our nation. Beginning January 29th, the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) will be hosting the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story.” While this first of its kind exhibition is in Colorado, the University will be sponsoring events which explore Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) history, issues of identity and intersectionality, and the unique contributions of the AAPI community to America.

On February 2nd, from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM the University of Northern Colorado will be hosting an opening ceremony for this exhibit at the James Michener UNC library, located on 14th Avenue & 20th Street in Greeley, Colorado.  We will be featuring local AAPI artists, advocates, and scholars to highlight the exceptional contributions of the AAPI community to Colorado’s history. Join us in this inaugural celebration of the AAPI community and honoring their stories.

For more information on event times and directions please visit our website at http://libguides.unco.edu/Wide-American-Earth or email Alethea.Stovall@unco.edu.

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Center for China-US Cooperation
Jackson/Ho China Forum Series
Japan-U.S. Relations
Mr. Hiroto Hirakoba, Consul General of Japan in Denver
Thursday January 25th
Lunch Provided  – Please register at:
http://www.du.edu/korbel/china/events/forums.html

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NOVEMBER 2017
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Join the Partnership for a
Holiday Friends Gathering
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
5:30-8:30 PM
Bua Traditional Thai Cuisine | 950 S Abilene St., Aurora  80012

Donate socks, shoes and coats, especially for newborns to five years old.
Coats and boots needed for both children and adults all winter long.
The Partnership will donate everything to the Asian Pacific Development Center.

Chance Horiuchi
Immediate Past Co-Chair of the Partnership
Holiday Friends Gathering Committee Chair

 

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April 2017
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The Annual Meeting was fun!  That’s all we can say.
You’re a delight Kimberly Ming!  Thank you to all our special guests!

You are cordially invited to
The Partnership’s ANNUAL MEETING

Tues., April 25th | 5:30 – 8:30 PM
East China | 15510 E. CentreTech Pkwy. | Aurora 80011

Keynote: Kimberly Ming
Poet and photographer:
“Beyond Binary: Spoken Word on Multiethnic Identity”

$25/person, payable at the door by cash or credit card to the restaurant.
The menu includes a delicious meal of Singapore noodles with shrimp, Mongolian beef, Thai pineapple curry, assorted vegetables and more.

Always a fun and insightful time with Friends! Download the announcement here.
Invite a friend, and RSVP to the Partnership staff office (pay at the door):
(303) 326-8695 or admin@auroraasian.org

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2016 regular meetings and events of the Partnership
Guests are always welcome.

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It’s time for the Partnership’s Holiday Friends Gathering:
It’s an island party!
Date:  Wednesday, November 30
Time:  5:30 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Aurora History Museum
15051 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO  80012
Caterer:  Chef Leah Eveleigh
Winner of the Food Channel’s 
“Cutthroat Kitchen”, season 2 (2014)
 Silent Auction – Donated items include Chef Leah’s Cutthroat Kitchen apron, a hand-painted, porcelain Dragonware tea set, and several other items.  Proceeds benefit the Partnership.
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Please bring a winter item (hats, gloves and scarves) for needy school children in Aurora.
Cost:  $35/person
RSVP to the Partnership staff office, (303) 326-8695
Pay in advance:  call the museum, (303) 739-6660
Pay at the door, but RSVP, please.
See announcement here…

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The 17th Annual Festival of Wreaths  Exhibit is open at the Aurora History Museum, with 40 wreaths donated this year from Aurora businesses and professionals. The Auction is online at Bidding Owl.com  — Click here to go to the auction.

Bid to support the Aurora Museum Foundation, or you can make a donation if you like, but please tell your friends about this event and go “online” to see each wreath and current bids.

Paul and Kate Tauer, Founders of the Partnership, donated a wreath on behalf of the Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership. It’s called “Tools a Plenty” – kitchen tools (Wreath #32). Who doesn’t spend a little time, or a lot of time, in the kitchen during the Holidays? To see the wreath and be the first to bid @ $25, follow this link (additional bids in $5 min. increments): http://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/item-detail.cfm?auctionID=9086&ItemID=328298&viewType=1&style=64&font=0&catName=WREATH

The Aurora History Museum is an award-winning museum, AND it’s the location of this year’s Partnership Holiday Friends Gathering, to be held November 30th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy. You’ll get a chance to see the wreaths and bid at the event.

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Tues., Oct. 25th, 4:30 – 6:00 PM
“The Spoken Word” – on multiethnic identity
 with Kimberly Ming Ford
Meeting will take place at the Aurora Municipal Center | Light refreshments will be served.
Questions?  Call the staff office, (303) 326-8695.

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Global Fest 2016, year three, was fantastic!  Click here for the Fashion Show photo collage…

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Picnic_Basket_150pThe Partnership’s annual picnic
June 28th

Aurora’s Utah Park |1800 So. Peoria St.
The Partnership and Friends always have a great time together.
Click here for the photo collage…

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Philippine-American Society of Colorado (PASCO) presents
“Harana – A Cultural Journey”
A musical production by the Philippine Opera Company, an international tour
Sat., October 15th, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Rangeview High School theatre | 17599 E. Iliff Ave. | Aurora, CO  80013
Tickets:  $25/general admission | $40/reserved seating
info@coloradopasco.org| www.ColoradoPASCO.org

The Partnership is a proud sponsor-in-part of this Aurora event.

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Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership
Annual Meeting
Tues., April 26, 2016, 5:30 – 8:00 PM, $20
Thai Garden |
16911 E. Quincy Ave., #A7 | Aurora, CO  80015
Keynote: Clarence Low, President, Asian Chamber
The Kakehashi Project — Recent Delegation to Japan
Good Food | Good Discussion | Good Friends

Clarence_Low_NALP(150p)The Annual Meeting of the Partnership is just around the corner, and YOU are cordially invited. On behalf of the Co-Chairs and Steering Committee, we would welcome you to this very nice networking dinner and presentation. Clarence Low, President of the Asian Chamber will be the keynote and share his experiences and photos of the Kakehashi Project – his recent delegation trip to Japan. We will also see the ‘changing of the guard’, hearing from our outgoing Co-Chair, Nancy Tan, and introducing our incoming Co-Chair, Chance Horiuchi.

The menu will surprise you – for just $20/person (see announcement). Please plan to join us on Tuesday, April 26th, 5:30 – 8:00 PM, at the Thai Garden Asian Fusion in Aurora, 16911 E. Quincy Ave. (northeast corner at So. Buckley Rd.).

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2015 Partnership Events
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Partnership’s Holiday Friends Gathering
Wednesday, December 9th

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5:30 PM Meet & Greet | 6:00 PM Dinner and FUN | $25
K-Pub | 12101 E. Iliff Ave. | Aurora, CO 80014
(Iliff & Peoria — NE corner at Iliff Commons)
Tasting of an assortment of Korean delicacies served at your table | Beverage tasting | A served buffet and cash bar
Karaoke | Door Prizes
RSVP to (303) 326-8695 | Pay at the door (credit card or cash)
See announcement…

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JULY 2015
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Seven-spot Ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata). Bavaria, Germany, Europe.   Photo collage of the picnic — click here…


You are invited to the Partnership’s Picnic/Potluck
Tues., July 28th, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Utah Park, 1800 So. Peoria St., Aurora
(just north of Iliff, between Jewell & Mexico, on the EAST SIDE of Utah park — from Peoria, take Mexico Ave. east to So. Troy St. right – plenty of free parking)

  • Your family and friends are welcome – plenty of room at the shelter – next to a refreshing pond.
  • Please bring a favorite dish to share.
  • Paul and Kate Tauer will provide the cold beverages.
  • The Partnership will provide the plates, cups, napkins, plastic and trash bags.
  • Come anytime – even if you can’t make it by 5PM ;^)
  • Click here for the announcement…

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MAY 2015
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TEATheatre Esprit Asia
NEW LOCATION:  Aurora Cultural Arts District — ACAD Studios and Gallery Theatre
1400 Dallas St. | Aurora, CO  80010
Made possible through support from the city of Aurora and ACAD.

PLAN TO ATTEND:  FERMATA by Maria Cheng
Maria is at it again with another world premiere of her new original dramedy, Fermata, a play featuring
4 world class musicians, 3 generations of women, 2 mentally blocked virtuosos and 1 brilliant neurosurgeon who just isn’t good enough!  This work explores with humor and grace what price to pay to pursue the sublime and what cost when one follows, or doesn’t, one’s authentic self.

“(Fermata is)…engaging and subtle…loaded with rich ideas about artistic legacy, familial love, a father’s failings…Cheng is a formidable force.” — Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post (5/19/15)
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Purchase a ticket to FERMATA through the Partnership, and
ALL PROCEEDS go to the Partnership!

When: See NEW DATES below…  through May 30th.
Where: Aurora Cultural Arts District Gallery | 1400 Dallas St. | Aurora, CO 80010
Cost: $30/each or $50/two tickets
PURCHASE DIRECTLY THROUGH THE PARTNERSHIP:
Online:  https://www.crowdrise.com/AAPCP-TEA-MAY2015
Phone:  (303) 326-8695

The following performances benefit the Partnership:
Fri., May 22nd, 7:30 PM (purchase from the Partnership by Wed., May 20th)
Sat., May 23rd, 7:30 PM (purchase from the Partnership by Thurs., May 21st)
Sun., May 24th, 2:30 PM (purchase from the Partnership by Fri., May 22nd)
Fri., May 29th, 7:30 PM (purchase from the Partnership by Wed., May 27th)
Sat., May 30th, 2:30 PM (purchase from the Partnership by Thurs., May 28th)
Sat., May 30th, 7:30 PM (purchase from the Partnership by Thurs., May 28th)

Purchase soon – seats are limited. Your name and the name of your guests on the Partnership guest list will be your ticket.  The Partnership is a program under Spirit of Aurora, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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TEA is the Southwest’s first and only Asian American theatre company, dedicated to:
– presenting contemporary Asian Western narratives that address the human condition,
– providing work to Asian American theatre artists, and
– promoting better understanding among Asian American communities and between them and the majority culture.

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April 2015
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PictureMeHere_Buddha-taking-photo(350p)You are cordially invited to the
Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership
Annual Meeting
Tues., April 21st | 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Kim Ba Vietnamese Cuisine
12303 E Mississippi Ave.
Aurora, CO  80012
Kim Ba’s new location is next to Aurora’s new Pacific Ocean Marketplace (Mississippi & Peoria).

Featured program: Picture.Me.Here– A Photo Storytelling Program for Refugees

COST:  $25 – payable by cash or credit card at the door to Kim Ba.
Please see the printable flyer for the program details and delectable menu.
We look forward to seeing you soon!  Please RSVP to the Partnership staff office, (303) 326-8695.

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More  2015 Archives
follow this link for many of the APA activities throughout the year…
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December 2014
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Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership Holiday Friends Gathering

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Tuesday, December 9th, 6:00 PM
China Jade | 12203 E. Iliff Ave., Aurora | (NE corner at Peoria St.)

Entertainment:  traditional Hmong-Lao music with Chong Moua Thao, performing on the Xim-Xaus and Txooj
Mr. Thao is archiving and teaching traditional Hmong-Lao music and has an audience from around the world.  He will perform on a traditional stringed instrument, the Xim-Xaus, and has created his own instrument, the Txooj.  You won’t want to miss hearing this exceptional performance and witnessing his engaging personality.

Door Prizes!

$30/person (includes tax and tip)
Donations to the refugees of toys, stuffed animals, gloves, scarves, socks, etc.
RSVP:  (303) 326-8695 or admin@auroraasian.org(Pay by cash or check at the door.)

Menu | Cash Bar
Soup and Appetizers | Tea | Yang-Chow Fried Rice
Basil Shrimp | Sesame Chicken | Vegetarian Tofu | Ziran Flavored Beef | Basil Eggplant | Spicy Boiled Fish Slices | Chicken with Pineapple and Strawberries
Dessert: Red Bean Pancake

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The Partnership’s ‘Tea’ Wreath at the Aurora History Museum’s Festival of Wreaths, Nov/Dec 2014

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July 2014
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Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership Picnic/Potluck
Tues., July 22nd, 5:00 – 7:30 PM
Utah Park, 1800 S. Peoria St., Aurora, CO  80012
(at the shelter on the EAST side of the park, corner of Mexico & Troy)
Invite a friend and please bring a dish to share.  Announcement

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April 2014
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Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership
Annual Meeting
Tues., April 22nd
Keynote: Film Producer Robert Stone

Enjoyed a fun evening with our relaxed and charismatic guests!  We had our keynote passing out silverware!  We hope he doesn’t hold it against us and remembers us fondly when he becomes famous!  Announcement | Photo Collage

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follow this link for many of the APA activities throughout the year…
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2013 Archives

Gather Friends Together for a Holiday Tea & Dinnertea-cookies-1-sm
with the Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership
Tues., December 10, 2013, 6:00 PM
Jai Ho Indian Kitchen in Aurora
Entertainment includes Theatre Esprit Asia (TEA) and belly dancing.
$30/person | Gift exchange of tea and cookies | Warm winter items for the refugees
RSVP: (303) 326-8695
Click here for the complete announcement, including menu…

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Aurora History Museum’s Festival of Wreaths
a silent auction fundraiser
Thanks to Paul and Kate Tauer, the Partnership donated a wreath to the auction.

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“Destination Health” — with The Aurora Chamber
Friday, November 1, 2013 | 7:00 AM – 1:30 PM | $45/person ($35/Students/Seniors)
Red Lion Hotel SE (Parker & I-225)
Get the latest information from the experts about:  The Affordable Care Act, Wellness and Prevention, Trends and Technology in Healthcare and Hospitals, and what it all means for you!  The Partnership is a proud sponsor in-part.  Please follow this link for the Agenda…

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More Archives…
follow this link and hover over Activities & Events.