APA Activities and Events

APA Activities and Events

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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!

Partnership Events 2019
and greater APA Events below — please scroll down (see Archives, also)

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AUGUST 2019
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To celebrate Aurora Global Fest THIS Saturday, Aug. 17th, the Aurora History Museum is proud to present sounds and sights from Hawaii including a Hawaiian Steel Guitar concert, Ukulele and Hula lessons and closing the day with a Hula show! The event is 11AM – 6PM and is at no charge and open to the public.

This year AHM invites everyone to a special, one-day exhibition of a collection of Hawaiian-themed artwork by the Colorado-based artist Dawn Marie Gilbert, entitled “Visions of Hawai’i”. Dawn earned her Bachelors Degree in Fine Art in 2011 from Metropolitan State University of Denver. In 2017, she was invited by the prestigious M FIELD GALLERY, located in the picturesque village of Holualoa in the coffee raising area of Kona, to exhibit her Hawaiian-themed artwork, and they have represented her in Hawai’i ever since.

Global Fest is on the Great Lawn at the Aurora Municipal Center, and the Aurora History Museum is on the north side of the Great Lawn, next to the Aurora Municipal Building. Free parking surrounds the building. Please join in on all the activities! Aloha!


Saturday, August 17th | 11AM – 6PM | FREE
Aurora Municipal Center | Great Lawn

Global Fest is…a celebration of the cultures and communities that call Aurora home.
It is a celebration of diversity, inclusion and a  great summer multicultural experience.

This unique Global event…is sure to entertain all ages. Included is a kids area, musical and dance performances, a fashion show, a parade of nations, an international marketplace, food, vendors and beer market.  New this year…travel to the international marketplace with arts and crafts from all around the world.
#AuroraGlobalFest | www.AuroraGlobalFest.org

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JULY 2019
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Webinar:  Viability of Aging
July 30th | 7:30PM EST / 4:30PM PST

Join the Center for Asian Pacific American Women for a discussion with Dr. Charlotte Yeh, Chief Medical Office of the AARP and Doua Thor, APAWLI Fellow and Sr. Program Officer for the Sobrato Family Foundation, on the topic of aging and sharing their perspectives on resiliency and disrupting the aging process.

Please RSVP by e-mailing support@apawomen.org.   Once we receive your RSVP we will send you a link to the webinar to participate.  This event is limited to 50 participants. Please RSVP no later than July 25, 2019.

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GoodCinema presents Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.
Sunday, July 28th | 12:30 – 3:30 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Sloans Lake | 4255 W. Colfax Ave., Denver  80204
Cost:  $15/early bird | $20/after July 22 | $25/at the door
Tickets (see Facebook post)

GoodCinema presents the award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A, a documentary chronicling the critically acclaimed artist’s remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to one of the most recognizable, outspoken and provocative voices in music today.  Taking an intimate look at one’s identity, the film provides unparalleled access to the artist in her battles with the music industry and mainstream media as her success and fame explodes, having to balance where she came from with who she is becoming.  GoodCinema will continue the conversation about what it means to be a refugee with an interactive panel discussion immediately following the film.

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July 27th-28th | Sloan’s Lake Denver | www.cdbf.org

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Business After Hours
Wednesday, July 24th | 6:00 – 7:30 PM |
Tamai Tower (a spectacular 360 degree penthouse view of downtown)
1255 19th St. | Denver

Food and Networking
The management team at Sakura Square will join us and bring a bit of culture and history.  Register here…

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The Byron Shaw Projex – R&B/Soul/Reggae
2019 Rose Garden Concert & Pizza Night On Havana Street
Tuesday, July 23rd | 6PM – 8PM | FREE
This is a free concert and is also On Havana Street’s annual free On Havana Street pizza party (for the first 400 in attendance)!  The Partnership and Friends joined the Havana Business Improvement District for this night of music, pizza and a tad bit of volunteering at the Gardens On Havana / Rose Garden venue.

              

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JARCC Upcoming Events:

    • Obon Odori | Saturday, July 20th | 6PM | Tri-State Denver Buddhist Temple / 1947 Lawrence St.
  • International Youth Baseball Tournament and Festival
    Thursday-Sunday, July 25-28
    Presented by Japanese American Resource Center of Colorado and the Pacific Rim Cultural Exchange
    Legacy High School Baseball Field | 2701 W. 136th Ave. | Broomfield
    Sponsored by:  National Ballpark Museum | History Colorado | Bolts Baseball | City of Broomfield
    Participating in the tournament:
    Ikoma Chuo, Nara Prefecture, Japan  | Hawaii Hurricanes Team Thunder & Team Lightning, Honolulu, Hawaii | Bolts Team Navy & Team White, Broomfield, Colorado

    The National Ballpark Museum, with Californians Kerry Yo Nakagawa and Barry Rosenbush, is bringing part of their exhibit “Diamonds in the Rough”.

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The National Ballpark Museum & The Japanese American Resource Center Presents

JAPANESE AMERICAN BASEBALL A SHARED EXPERIENCE
Saturday, July 27th | 3:30 – 5:30 PM
$15/person | Free/youth 16 and under
Colorado History Museum | 1200 Broadway
Parking available across the street from the museum.

Japan had adopted baseball in the 1870’s. Baseball was a bridge between two cultures, as it also embodied Japanese values such as harmony, perseverance and self-restraint including ideals and the spirit of the game that was evident in the West.  Guest speakers are well known and respected Japanese baseball historians who will revisit history and current events of Japanese American baseball.

Kerry Yo Nakagawa, Co-Producer of American Pastime:  Author of Through a Diamond: 100 Years of Japanese-American Baseball, director of Nisei Baseball, independent producer/filmmaker, researcher/writer.

Dan Evans:  After almost 20 years of working for the Chicago White Sox, Dan resigned to become General Manager of the Dodgers from 2001-2004, rebuilding the entire baseball organization.  He was responsible for the Pacific Rim Operations for the Toronto Blue Jays and is currently the President of Evans Baseball.

Mas Yoshimura, Nisei Ballplayer, who played for the 1950, Denver Nisei team that competed for the U.S. Nisei Baseball Championship

Disclaimer: The information contained is for general information purposes only.  JARCC assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents. 

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Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado – JASSC present

The Cats of Mirikitani (Linda Hattendorf, Director | 2006 | 1hr. 14 min.)
Monday, July 15th | 7PM – 9PM
Ivywild School | 1604 So. Cascade Ave. | Colorado Springs  80905
Bristol beer will be on draft and popcorn will be available. 

Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy’s painful past. An intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of friendship and art, this documentary won the Audience Award at its premiere in the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival (http://www.thecatsofmirikitani.com).

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Another opportunity to volunteer:  Friday July 19th, 9AM – 2PM.
Safeway donates food to Aurora’s Comitis Crisis Center

The Partnership and Friends helped pack food, shrink wrap food and pack into Safeway delivery trucks.  Safeway headquarters are at Arapahoe & Yosemite.  This volunteer opportunity was with several different organizations, including Aurora’s Havana Business Improvement District.  Thank you all for volunteering!

    

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The Sistine Chapel exhibition will be open daily at The Hangar at Stanley from July 4 to
August 13, from 10AM to 6PM. Early bird tickets are $11 through May 21. After May 21, ticket prices will be $16 for general admission; $12 for seniors, active military, and students with valid ID; and $10 for groups of 10 or more. The Hangar at Stanley is reserving the space on select dates for private or corporate events.
Purchase tickets here.

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition is presented by SEE Global Entertainment and The Hangar at Stanley in association with Daniel Sladek Entertainment. Images courtesy of Special Entertainment Events, Inc. and Bridgeman Images. 

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JUNE 2019
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Thank you to the Colorado Korean Association, Minsoo Song and the Aurora Office of International and Immigrant Affairs, to CEDS Finance, especially panelist Alyson Anderson, and to emcee Marcia McGilley, Executive Director of the Aurora-South Metro SBDC, along with the SBDC’s Small Business Specialist and panelist, Neil Pollard! So pleased that there was this wonderful opportunity on June 27th to reach out to the Korean business community with small business resources and loan information (shown here with Aurora City Manager Jim Twombly and panelists, as well as some of the attendees).

   

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Cherry Blossom Festival
Saturday, June 22, 11AM – 6PM
Sunday, June 23 | 11AM – 4PM
Sakura Square | at Lawrence Street between 19th and 20th  

https://cherryblossomdenver.org
Sponsors:  https://cherryblossomdenver.org/sponsors

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Thursday, June 20th | 10AM | Colorado State Capitol

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Asian Chamber’s Business After Hours in Aurora
Seoul BBQ | 2080 So. Havana St. | Aurora, CO  80014
Wed., June 19th | 6:00 – 7:30 PM
REGISTER HERE ($15/members; $20/non-members) 

AND, AGAIN, it’s in AURORA?  Yeah!  Plan to attend if you can!

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Kamehameha Day Concert at the Aurora History Museum
Saturday, June 15th | 12PM – 1PM | Free
15150 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora

The Aurora History Museum is hosting a celebration of the warrior-chief Kamehameha the Great, the first to unite the Hawaiian Islands under one rule. Philip Kahaunaele Swain and Mark Kahalekulu will perform traditional Hawaiian melodies about places on the Big Island to honor King Kamehameha. At the time of Hawaii’s discovery in 1778 by Capt. James Cook, Kamehameha was just one of many rival chiefs battling for supremacy of its largest island.  Through his sheer physical strength and acute political acumen, Kamehameha was able to not only defeat his Big Island adversaries, but was able to emerge as the first person in history to unite the entire archipelago under one ruler.  Bring your ‘ohana and celebrate Kamehameha Day at the museum.  

Philip Kahaunaele Swain was born and raised on the island of Kaua’i. His family has played Hawaiian music on the Garden Isle for generations. As an avid student of Hawaiian history, Swain prefaces his musical numbers with glimpses of the times and people that he sings about.  Mark Kahalekulu was born and raised on the island of O’ahu. Mark has provided presentations about the Hawaiian Culture through storytelling and music for the past three years at the Aurora History Museum.  Join Philip Swain on ‘ukulele,  Mark Kahalekulu on guitar, and Jacque Delaguerre on upright bass, as they weave a lei of stories and music celebrating Hawaii’s greatest warrior-king.

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Panel: Refugees & Asylum Seekers in Colorado
Tuesday, June 4th | 6PM – 8PM | FREE
Rocky Mountain Welcome Center | 10700 E. Evans Ave. | Aurora  80014

Listen to asylum seekers and refugees and their personal stories.  Hear experts from one of the resettlement agencies about the resettlement process and an immigration lawyer about the conditions at the detention center in Aurora.

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Niuli’i Foundation is sponsoring Chad Takatsugi in concert
Saturday, June 1st | 7:30 PM | Tickets available at Will Call.
Further details are available on the Niuli’i Foundation FB page.
Highlands Ranch High School | 9375 Cresthill Lane | Highlands Ranch  80130

Chad Takatsugi is a 2016 Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner for his debut solo album “Ahuwale”.  Formerly of the Hawaiian music group Ale’a from 1997-2005, Chad takes you to new heights with his musical style “E komo mai”.  He will share songs and stories of the Hawaiian people.

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MAY 2019
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The Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership 
Discussion on the Asian Complete Count Committee.
Tuesday, May 28th, 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Aurora Municipal Center | 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy. | Aurora  80012 |
2nd floor Aspen conference room

2020 Census presenters: 

Uyen Hawes, Partnership Specialist | Dallas Regional Census Office/Denver Region | U.S. Census Bureau

Diana Peña Khribeche, Census Coordinator | Planning & Development Services Department | City of Aurora

Apply for U.S. 2020 Census jobs at:  https://2020census.gov/en/jobs

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Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

Congratulations!

  • To Sum Nguyen for receiving the DPS Asian Education Advisory Council’s Community Volunteer Award!
  • To Kevin and Shirley Leung
    Magic Rabbit Car Wash has won the Governor’s Minority Business Award (Medium Category for Region 2)The award ceremony will be at the Advance Colorado Procurement Expo on Thursday, May 16th, 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM, at the McNichols Civic Center Building in Denver, during the Keynote Lunch & Presentation of Governor’s Minority Business Awards.  Mayor Hancock and Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera will be the speakers.  Visit www.coprocurementexpo.com for more information or to attend.”This award is an honor that recognizes for-profit businesses who have contributed to the economic diversity and success of minority communities in Colorado. We recognize and appreciate your entrepreneurial efforts and your dedication.”
    – Rosy Aburto McDonough, Director
    Colorado Minority Business Office
  • To the 2019 Asian American Heroes of Colorado!
    Visit the Asian Avenue magazine Facebook event for details.

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The ARC RFP deadline of May 15th is approaching:
See the RFP here…

Currently, a small group of ARC leaders are seeking leadership and programming solutions from the community to address how Colorado Asians can best fit into the present political, cultural and environmental landscape.  As part of this process, the proposal must include a short-term community project that demonstrates the applicant’s ability to unite and lead Colorado Asians. This collaborative project should address a meaningful community need or concern, encourage participation across different Asian groups and deliver measurable outcomes. The completion timeline is the end of 2019. A budget of up to $3,500 is available for this project, as well as the support and resources of the current leaders.

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APRIL 2019
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July 27th-28th | Sloan’s Lake Denver

ALL 2019 APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN!
Do you have an organization that puts on traditional, modern, contemporary performances?  The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival is looking for Asian and Asian American performances on their various stages:  Band Stage, Main Performance Stage, Gateway to Asia Stage, Martial Arts Stage, Vietnamese Community Tent — www.cdbf.org

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Sushi Social with NAAAP Colorado
Wednesday, April 3rd | 6PM – 8PM
Volcano Asian Cuisine | 9632 E. Arapahoe Rd. | Greenwood Village  80112

Join NAAAP for the annual sushi and networking event, “Sushi Social.” Meet and mingle with other professionals over sushi and appetizers. There will also be a quick “Networking 101” refresher to help warm up the crowd and get the networking going!

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MARCH 2019
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The next Partnership ‘meeting’ is actually an informal gathering for dinner:

Tuesday, March 26th, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Dae Gee Korean Restaurant
1910 S. Havana St., Aurora, CO  80014
(303-873-6800; www.daegee.com/dinner-menu)

There is no specific agenda.  The cost is whatever you order from the menu.  Mark your calendar and plan to join us.  If you would please RSVP, we will know better how to reserve space.  We look forward to seeing you then.  The Partnership Steering Committee

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You are cordially invited to join the
Japanese American Resource Center of Colorado
An EVENING of SOUL-FUL NETWORKING with JARCC
Saturday, March 9th
Arvada Events Center | 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. | Arvada

6:30 – Cash Bar and Hors D’oeuvres
6:30 – Networking and the Soul Train Dance Floor
7:45 – Seating for Showtime!

This will be an event and opportunity to help all community supporters, network and develop future partnerships.  We hope this venue will be a great way to strengthen community ties, while sharing future plans of workshops, programs, exhibits, fundraising, events, etc. all while enjoying music, light refreshments, and great company! 

Please join us and pass this along to your family and friends as we want to make this a enjoyable evening:

Entertainment:  Motown Legends Revue with Ron Ivory & One on One and The Miles Apart Band

MEET JARCC and other Denver organizations and communities
GREET Exchange Educational, Cultural and Heritage programs to work together to serve and strengthen our communities
SEAT — Purchase tickets at Eventbrite.com $45.00 + $4.37 handling fee
Preferred seating is assigned by order of purchase.
Advanced purchase is suggested for preferred seating by
Feb. 23
rd | $55.00 at door

For your convenience, JARCC will provide tables so you can pass out information concerning your organization.
Please reserve your space at: info@jarcc-denver.org.

~Ten different people bring ten different colors.~  Japanese proverb

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Plan to attend Opening Night, March 1st (runs through the March 3rd):
http://www.cdfilm.org

COLORADO DRAGON FILM FESTIVAL
MARCH 1-3, 2019
Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake
4255 W. Colfax Ave. | Denver 80203

THEME: Asian & Asian American Women In Film & The Arts
Showcasing over 10 Asian and Asian American films that will have their Colorado premiere at our festival. We even have 1 US premiere, “Die Tomorrow”.  There will be panels and ‘talkbacks’, too!

Parking: Limited parking in front of theater. Free street parking on Raleigh and Stuart.  Arrive early and park in FREE GARAGE NORTH of Alamo Drafthouse.

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FEBRUARY 2019
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2019 DAY OF REMEMBRANCE EVENTS HOSTED BY MILE HIGH JACL
WHAT: Mile High JACL’s Day of Remembrance
Commemorating the signing of Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942 and the subsequent imprisonment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during WWII

FILM SCREENING AND TALKBACK

As part of the Mile High Japanese American Citizens League’s Day of Remembrance weekend, Mile High JACL and History Colorado Center will host a special film screening and talkback the evening of Saturday, February 16th, 7PM – 9PM, prior to our daytime DOR program on Sunday, February 17th (see below). This film screening will include DOR keynote speaker Satsuki Ina’s first documentary Children of the Camps and a short feature, Seppuku, by LA-based Japanese American filmmaker, Daryn Wakasa. Both films focus on the intergenerational transmission of trauma caused by wartime incarceration. There will be a discussion and Q&A facilitated with both filmmakers following the screening. 

There will be an audience Q&A after the films.  Admission for this film screening is free, however space in this venue is limited to 100 people. We currently have about 45 seats remaining.

Please RSVP by emailing info@milehighjacl.org.
Note: Children of the Camps is a documentary involving a series of conversations, and is suitable for most audiences. Seppuku, which will be shown first and has a run time of 25 minutes, is a thriller and has some intense moments, so discretion for younger viewers is advised.

Here’s more information on the films:  https://www.facebook.com/events/240859293484133/

Description for Children of the Camps (50 min): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1436341/ Description for Seppuku (20 min): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4968024/

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WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 17, 1-3 pm (additional events Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16) WHERE: History Colorado Center, 1200 N. Broadway, Denver (https://www.historycolorado.org) COST: Contested Histories and JACL events are free to the public; museum admission is required to view additional exhibit galleries.

Food and drinks will be provided. (
Program made possible by grants from the Simpson United Methodist Church.)

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Satsuki Ina (http://satsukiina.com), who will focus on the women of the Japanese American experience, who often have been relegated to the shadows of history. She will shine the spotlight specifically on three women: Mitsuye Endo, Iva Toguri and Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga. Dr. Ina, who was friends with Herzig-Yoshinaga, was born in the Tule Lake Segregation Center, one of the 10 Japanese American concentration camps. She has a private psychotherapy practice in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in the treatment of community trauma. A community activist, writer, and filmmaker, she has produced two award-winning documentary films about the WWII Japanese American incarceration: Children of the Camps and From A Silk Cocoon. There will be a panel discussion and Q&A with audience members following the keynote.

Wheelchair access will be available on the 12th Avenue entrance. Also, there will be an ASL interpreter available for our hard-of-hearing attendees, along with individual hearing devices.

In addition to the talk, there will be a special weekend-long popup exhibit called “Contested Histories” by the Japanese American National Museum in the HCC lobby, which will showcase artifacts and art from the wartime incarceration years. Admission is free for this exhibit for all DOR attendees. (There is a fee to access the rest of the museum.)

INFORMATION: info@milehighjacl.org

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Celebrate the Year of Pig
OCA Chinese New Year Gala & Cultural Fair
Saturday, February 9th | 4:30 – 8:30 PM
Salon Real Event Center (next to Super Star Restaurant) |
2200 W. Alameda Ave., Suite 30 | Denver

Our Golden Emcee:
Former Channel 7 Best News Anchor Bertha Lynn, a multi- Emmy-Award-winning journalist

CULTURAL VILLAGE | 4:30 — 6:00 PM
* Enjoy New Venue and Chinese New Year Decorations “For Your Eyes Only”
* Carnival Games Station
* Chinese Arts and Calligraphy Station
* Chinese Tea Arts Station
* Traditional Chinese Costumes Phot

CHINESE NEW YEAR GALA | 6:00 — 8:30 PM
* 10-course banquet including lobster and Peking duck (catered by Super Star Restaurant)

* Silent Auction (It’s a win-win situation: donating and winning your favorite prizes
* Entertainment: Tai Chi show, Chinese Dance/Songs, Kungfu show, Lion Dance, Tea Arts Kungfu
* Best-looking Qipao Contest (first prize is a fabulous beautiful pearl necklace)
* Money God giving out Golden Pigs/Nuggets

$30/person | $300/table | $600/corporate sponsor
RSVP by Feb. 4th (first-come, first-serve):  OCAcolorado@gmail.com

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Denver Chinese School
Confucius Institute at Community College of Denver and
Chinese American Foundation of Colorado
Present

The 17th Annual Colorado Chinese New Year Celebration
Year of the Pig
Saturday, February 2, 2019
CityPoint C
hurch | 200 S. University Blvd.

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Cultural Fair and Marketplace (FREE)
Authentic Chinese food, cultural displays, entertainment, music, artworks and crafts, calligraphy, traditional costumes, children’s games and more.


1:30 – 3:30 PM – Celebration Show
Tickets: General Admission: $25; Golden Circle: $50  Click Here to Purchase Tickets 

Take a journey to the Far East  right here in Denver and experience the largest and most exciting Chinese cultural event in the Rocky Mountain Region, the Chinese New Year Celebration.  Enjoy two hours of first-class shows live on-stage featuring many award-winning professional performing artists and local artists.

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JANUARY 2019
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Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute
18th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration
Saturday, January 26th | 10AM – 4PM
City Auditorium | 221 E. Kiowa | Colorado Springs

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FROM THE ARCHIVES > > > >

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DECEMBER 2018
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Partnership Holiday Friends Gathering
December 11, 2018

Non La restaurant and event center
13250 E. Mississippi Ave., Aurora 80012

Special thanks to Sum Nguyen for Chairing the Holiday sub-committee!
Dinner Menu:  
Crab meat soup | Spring rolls topped with grilled chicken breast or tofu | Vietnamese egg rolls | Steamed dumplings |  Combo fried rice (meat or vegetarian) | Egg Noodles with assorted seafood and vegetables | Fresh seasonal fruit — Vegetarian options available; must know in advance. Cash bar.

      

 Download the announcement here…

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Link to 2018 Archives here…

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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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Follow this link for more 2017 Archives

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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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ptp_Clogo_smBENEFIT FOR THE PARTNERSHIP!
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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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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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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