Archives 2015

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December 2015

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Partnership’s Holiday Friends Gathering
Wednesday, December 9th

Snowfakes
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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NOVEMBER 2015
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TEA   Theatre Esprit Asia Presents
   COMING TO AMERICA

   Nov 21-Dec 6, 2015
Fri. & Sat. 7:30 PM; Sun. 3:00 PM
ACAD Gallery Theatre | 1400 Dallas St. | Aurora CO  80010
Call 720-492-9479. $26 at door; $23 adult with reservations; $20 students, seniors, groups 6+ with reservations.

Three One-Acts: stories of immigration to the United States from Vietnam, Iran and China.

Peter Trinh’s Boat Person recounts the harrowing fall of Saigon, escaping to freedom against the perils of the high seas – facing storms, pirates and starvation. This is Peter’s third solo with TEA, following his riveting performances in Dust Storm and The Occidental Moon.

Jon Vogels’ Foundations tells of a brave young woman who survives the fall of the Shah and fundamental Islam, to become a successful architect in the US. Newcomers to TEA are actor Lilli Hokama and playwright Jon Vogels.

Maria Cheng’s Antecedents recollects with humor and grace the Americanization of a precocious Chinese teenager as she embraces football, celebritydom and her ancestors. This work features excerpts from Cheng’s award winning Spirit & Sworded Treks and additional new writings.

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OCTOBER 2015
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Author Gil Asakawa – Book Reading

   TuesdGilAsakawa-BeingJapaneseAmerican-book(250p)ay, October 27th, 6:30 PM

Mezzanine Room at Sakura Square | 1255 19th St. | Denver CO 80202

(entrance is on the west side of the Tamai Tower apartments on Larimer St.)

Gil, a longtime Denver journalist and blogger, will read from and discuss the revised edition    of his book, Being Japanese American, and sign copies. Books will be available from Pacific       Mercantile, and a portion of the proceeds will go to Mile High JACL.

Questions?  Mile High JACL. info@milehighjacl.org or Sakura Square, (303) 295-0305.

 

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Korea-CleanEnergyKorean American Community Foundation of Colorado (KACFC)
Korea Clean Energy & Leadership Forum
Sat., October 24th
10:00 AM – 1:45 PM | Free | Lunch will be served
The Inverness Hotel | 200 Inverness Drive West | Englewood

Explore the Korean Clean Energy Policy, technology transfer, business opportunities and to network with both Korean government officials and scientists in clean energy leadership.  The goal is to raise awareness, create opportunity and inspire future leaders in clean energy.  (Link to announcement for details…)

Honorary Chair:

  • John Barnett, Manager of International Programs , National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)

Speaker:

  • Bobi Garrett, NREL’s Deputy Laboratory Director for Strategic Planning and Partnerships
  • Named by the Denver Business Journal as one of the region’s top female executives in the energy industry (link to article).

Goals of KACFC:

  • Fostering volunteerism to serve community
  • Enabling young leadership
  • Facilitating young entrepreneurship through partnering with business and community for next generation enhancement

Register here…
www.KACFC.org
| www.facebook.com/KACFCO  

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Parol-Lantern-Workshop_101312Aurora History Museum
In Partnership with the Philippine-American Society of Colorado
Parol Lantern Making Workshop
Saturday, Oct. 17th
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | $12 (for materials)

Location: Aurora History Museum | 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy. | Aurora, CO  80012

Learn how to make Parol lanterns. Parol lanterns, traditional star lanterns from the Philippines, are used as festive decorations during the holidays. Limit one lantern per registration. Open to ages 7 to Adult. All children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.  (link to announcement)

Followed by…

Hawaiian Cultural Series Presentation
Ukulele Lessons and “Just Talking Story
Saturday, October 17th and Nov. 21st
1:00 – 3:00 PM | Free
Aurora History Museum | 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy. | Aurora

Explore Hawaiian culture and history through music. Each month the museum hosts a thirty-minute presentation about Hawaiian culture followed by a group ukulele lesson. Topics include food, dance, music and more.  Keoni Lagunero’s free ukulele lessons will immediately follow the presentation.  A limited number of ukuleles are available to borrow, please call (303) 739-6663 or email jlira@auroragov.org to reserve one.

Aurora History Museum registration Information:
Please call (303) 739-6660 during regular business hours or visit www.auroramuseum.org.

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National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA)
Empowerment Conference
Regional Conference will be held at two Aurora sites:

Fri., October 16th — Youth Retreat
7:00 – 11:00 PM
Location:  Knights of Columbus | Aurora
Led by Javier San Andres, Region 5 Youth Coordinator, rf.javierdsa@gmail.com 

Sat., October 17th — Empowerment Conference
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Crosswind Church | 15801 East Centretech Circle | Aurora

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Sat., October 17th — “Filipiniana” Gala
(link to announcement)
6:00 – 11:00 PM | $60 — Adults | $50 — Students (Ages 13-21) | $30 — Children (Ages 0-12)
Location:  The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center | 200 Inverness Dr. West | Englewood

MendingFaces-imageA Benefit for Mending Faces.   See blog post…

Contact:  www.naffaaregion5.org | (303) 465-4070

The Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership is proud to be a sponsor-in-part.

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NAAAP WIN! (Women In NAAAP)
Unleash the leader you are meant to be!
Fri., October 16th
5:00 – 8:00 PM | Members: Free | Non-Members: $10 | General Admission + NAAAP Discounted Membership: $35

A leadership event with executive coach and speaker, Nozomi Morgan
Nozomi Morgan, Global Executive Coach & CEO of Michiki Morgan Worldwide, guides this two-part seminar where you will learn how to break through the glass ceiling.

Registration thru’ Oct. 14thclick here… | http://www.naaapcolorado.org/.

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Asian Pacific Development Center
Philippine Nurses Association of Colorado
Host the 9HealthFair at APDC in Aurora

FAMILY HEALTH FAIR
FREE AND LOW-COST SCREENINGS
Saturday, October 3rd
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Free | No Appointment Necessary.
Location: Asian Pacific Development Center | 1537 Alton St. | Aurora | (303)923-2920
Visit health and wellness stations for the whole family!  Free and Low-Cost Screenings available.

Women’s Wellness:  Pap Exam, Breast Exam
Children’s Wellness:  Dental screening, Eye Exam
Health and Wellness:  Blood Test** (Fee), Blood Pressure/Heart Rate, Body and Balance, Colon Cancer Screening** (Fee), Flu Shots, Height and Weight

For more information: (303) 923-2920 or janelundwall@apdc.org 

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Center for China US Cooperation (CCUSC) – Jackson/Ho China Forum Series:

Mon., October 5th, “China Town Hall” | Local Connections | National Reflections

5:00 PM – Live webcast from Washington, D.C. with Robert Rubin, Sheldon Day and Daniel Rosen
6:00 PM – On-site speaker:  Dr. Tom Gold

Thurs., October 29th, 12:00-1:30 PM – “China: Then and Now” with Ambassador Nicholas Platt

For details and to RSVP:  http://www.du.edu/korbel/china/events/forums.htm

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Golden Lotus Foundation
Asian Pacific Community Luncheon – “Passport to Asia” — An Asian Cuisine Tasting Experience
Friday, October 2nd
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | $30 in advance | $35 at the door
Asian Performances | Asian Foods and Desserts | Asian Art Show | Silent Auction

Register at: http://www.goldenlotusfoundation.org or contact Cynthia Aki, (970) 271-5050

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association Festival and Lu’au
Thurs.-Sat., October 1st – 3rd
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Steel Guitars in Concert and Workshops | | $20/day or $50/three days
Sat. evening Dinner (6PM) and Luau (8PM) | Guest of Honor Duke Ching | $35/person
Fort Collins Hilton Hotel
Visit Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association for full details:  www.HSGA.org 

Some of the best Hawaiian steel guitar players in the world will be flying in to Colorado to attend and to perform at this three-day event, which includes workshops in steel guitar, hula, ‘ukulele, and slack key guitar, as well as Hawaiian language and song composition.  Vendors will offer vintage lap steel guitars and ‘ukuleles for sale, as well as instruction material and hard to find musical accessories.  For gearheads, there will be displays and discussion panels regarding guitar, amplifier and pick-up design and construction.  The finale on Saturday evening will be a lu’au and hula show, which will feature Mr. Duke Ching as the featured guest performer, and the dancers from the Hula School of Northern Colorado, led by Janna Yoshimoto.  If you are a Hawaiian music fan, this is an event that you will not want to miss!  Usually held at Waikiki, in Hawai’i, this is a rare opportunity to see and hear in person some of the greatest talents on the Hawaiian steel guitar.  Save yourself a 4000 mile plane ride and come to Fort Collins and experience for yourself what will be the closest thing to a Hawaiian vacation you can have without leaving Colorado!  Mahalo nui loa!

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SEPTEMBER 2015

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City of Aurora
Immigrant Integration Plan 2015-2018
Tues., September 29th
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM or 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Aurora History Museum | 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy. | Aurora

Hear a brief presentation by Ricardo Gambetta, City of Aurora Immigrant & Refugee Program Coord.

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Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with OCA
Sat., September 26th
5:30 PM, $28
Super Star Restaurant | 2200 W. Alameda Ave. | Denver, CO  80223
Enjoy a 10-course gourmet meal, games and karaoke

Reserve your tickets by Sept. 19th — Contact:
Benny Cheng (303) 888-0777 or Johnny Poon (303) 856-6981 or ocacolorado@gmail.com.

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The University of Colorado Denver College of Arts & Media and the Consulate General of Japan in Denver Taketo Kobayashi for a discussion

“Post Digital – Possibilities of Computer Graphics as Art”
Fri., September 25th
6:00 PM | Free
Kenneth King Center | 855 Lawrence Way | Denver
Free Parking: 7th Street Garage (your event ticket is your parking voucher)

Taketo Kobayashi will speak about his work, including his current show at Denver International Airport and how this work draws on his past as a lead 3D modeler at one of Japan’s most revered anime production houses, Studio Gonzo. “I am using modern technology, but my soul belongs to animism, making a circle connecting the ancient, modern and future”, Kobayashi said. A fine artist with an anime past who employs the themes of anime and fantasy in designing his current 3D works that includes 30-printed covers for prosthetic limbs.

Contact: cjgd-pr@de.mofa.go.jp

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Center for China US Cooperation (CCUSC) – Jackson/Ho China Forum Series:

Fri., September 25th
12:00-1:30 PM
“China in the World Economy” with Dr. Joanne Shelton

For details and to RSVP:  http://www.du.edu/korbel/china/events/forums.htm

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Taste of the Chamber
Thurs., September 24th
5:00 – 8:00 PM | $30 General Admission | $50 VIP Admission
Radisson Hotel SE | 3155 So. Vaughn Way | Aurora
An evening of food, wine, beer and great people
RSVP:  www.aurorachamber.org or (303) 344-1500

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AUGUST 2015
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Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
2 – 8 PM
Aurora Municipal Center, Great Lawn
15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, CO 80012

Fantastic flavors, cultural experiences and artistic expression abound at Global Fest in Aurora presented by the City of Aurora.

  • International Fashion Show
  • Global Music and Dance on two entertainment stages
  • Showcase of Cultures and Traditions at the Global Village
  • Inspire your taste buds with flavors from around the world! Global Fest food vendors include:
    * North of the Border Mexican Food
    * Ladydee’s Authentic Nigerian Cuisine
    * Los Pastes Empanadas
    * New Orient Restaurant
    * Jim N’ Nick’s BBQ
    * Philly’s Italian Ice
    * Mythos Greek Food Truck
  • Come thirsty! The World Beer Market will offer five different beverages with brewing techniques and flavors from around the world. All beers are globally inspired…and locally made.

Click here for the announcement and list of sponsors…

Bags are subject to inspection at Global Fest:  No dogs allowed, No alcohol allowed, No glass bottles, No unlawful devices, No illegal substances, No open carry of firearm.

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Pi`ilani Hawaiian Civic Club of Colorado
Ho’olaule’a
Booth Vendors and Entertainers Wanted
for Ho`olaule`a 2015
Civic Green Park | Highlands Ranch, CO
Saturday, August 22, 2015

Availability is based on a first come basis, contact us TODAY
Lynnette Rogers | 303-638-3834  | HoolauleaPHCC@gmail.com

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Terracotta Warriors 3D – A Broadway-style Extravaganza with a High-Tech Twist.
Produced by Dr. Dennis Law 

This lavish live-stage performance brings China’s Terracotta Warriors to life and portrays the tale of Emperor Qin Shi Huang of the second century B.C. Hundreds of period costumes designed by China’s best, will enhance the show as nearly 50 performing artists from China and select Denver dancers and singers, perform acrobatic dances and martial arts, in front of a high-definition 3D cinema backdrop.

You have to see it to truly experience it!
Denver’s first 3D stage show

Friday, August 14th
Dinner:  6:00 PM
Performance:  8:00 PM
Newman Center for the Performing Arts
2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO  80210

Order tickets at this link…

Join us for this exclusive APDC performance evening! A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will directly benefit APDC’s programs and services.

VIP Tickets – $125 – Includes Dinner, Performance, Backstage Tour and After Party

  • Dinner (Uncle Joe’s A Hong Kong Bistro): 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.   
  • Performance: 8:00 p.m., Backstage Tour (meet the performers) and After Party (dessert and coffee)

RESERVED Tickets – $75Includes Performance at 8PM and After Party
*Discount tickets available for Students and Groups (10 or more) and include Performance and After Party.

For more information, please contact Jane Lundwall, (303) 923-6517 or janelundwall@apdc.org | www.apdc.org

Sight Sound & Action, a production of Law Brothers Chinese Performance Arts International, presents TERRACOTTA WARRIORS 3-D

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2015 BOULDER ASIAN FESTIVAL
Produced by the Boulder Asian Pacific Alliance
Sat., August 8th and Sun., August 9th
11AM – 5PM | Pearl Street Mall (1300 block)
www.bapaweb.org | www.facebook.com/BoulderAsianFestival

  • 20,500 expected attendance
  • Asian and Pacific Island-themed booths
  • Live Cultural Performances
  • Community Tent
  • Free and Open to the Public
  • An Eco-Friendly, “Zero-Waste” event

Festival Schedule…

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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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Japan, Edo period (19th century); wood, lacquer
Denver Art Museum: Gift of Mr. & Mrs. George A. Argabrite 1977.108 (detail)

Focus on the Lotus and other Plants in Asian Art
with Dr. Kathy Keeler
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 12:00 – 1:15pm
Lower level lecture room & 5th floor galleries
RSVP required: Tour restricted to first 25 registrants

Join Dr. Kathy Keeler, Professor Emerita University Of Nebraska, School of Biological Sciences, aka The Wandering Botanist, in an exploration of the plants and flowers found in Asian art. This lecture and tour of the Asian galleries (with a self-guided tour of the other Asian pieces found in the museum-wide focus on blooming plants) will touch on identification and meaning to be found in the lotus, chrysanthemum, peony, and other important plants in Asian art. A world traveler and author of several books on plants from the Amazon to Colorado, Dr Keeler is a font of information of things that bloom.

Reserve early: tour spaces limited to first 25 registrations.
Free for Asian Art Association members; $7 for DAM members; $5 for teachers, students, and docents; $10 public.  AAA & DAM members, please check in at Welcome Desk. General admission not required for lecture, but is required for gallery access.
Questions?  Please contact Beverly Little, blittle@denverartmuseum.org  or 720-913-0040.

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Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
The 15th annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
July 18 & 19, 2015
Announcing for 2015: Two Days of Anime!
Come enjoy anime all weekend from Colorado Anime Fest!
For all the many details about the races, entertainment, food and marketplace:  www.cdbf.org

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JUNE 2015
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The Aurora History Museum presents
Celestial Seasonings
TEA TASTING
Sat., June 27th | 2-4 PM
$17 ($13 Aurora residents)
Registration #227290

Enjoy a light fare of cucumber sandwiches, scones and a dessert while sampling specialty 100% natural teas blended by skilled staff members from Celestial Seasonings. Blends will be created just for this tasting.   Learn more about the artwork on display in the Art of Tea exhibit.

Aurora History Museum | 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO  80012 | (303) 739-6660
AuroraMuseum.org

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Cherry Blossom Festival
Sat., June 27th – 11AM – 6PM
Sun., June 28th – 11AM – 4PM
Lawrence Street between 19th and 20th, downtown Denver
FREE

  • Asian marketplace with arts and crafts
  • Taiko drumming
  • A feast of Japanese foods
  • Ikebana
  • Bonsai
  • Dancing
  • NEW:  Locally brewed Sakura Matsuri craft beer

For complete schedule:  http://cherryblossomdenver.org (or Facebook)

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Aurora Cultural Arts District
Aurora Arts Festival
ReUp 2015
Recycle – Upcycle
Sat., June 27th | 
10AM-8PM | Fletcher Plaza | 9898 E. Colfax Ave. | Aurora, CO  80010
http://auroraculture.org

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Picnic_Basket_150pSummer weather is here, and it’s time for the AAPI Community Picnic!
Saturday, June 27th
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Clement Park, Shelter H
7306 W. Bowles Ave, Littleton 80123 (at Wadsworth)
What to bring:  a dish to share | your family and friends — all are welcome!
Questions:  Johnny Poon | jpoon@lauandchoi.com | (303) 856-6981

Contribute school supplies to help homeless students:  please bring a gently used backpack(s) and school supplies to donate to MEED (Minority Enterprise & Education Development).  See the “Stuff-the-Bus” attachment.

See attached announcement for all contributing parties…

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SOUNDSCAPES OF JAPAN
Shakuhachi Flute with Master Kakizakai Kaoru
With guest musicians:  Koto player Junko Shigeta and Shakuhachi player Matheus Ferreira
Tuesday, June 23rd, 7:30 PM
www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org or (720) 509-1000

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Join the Aurora Chamber for BAH:
Connect with a business in the Eastern Metro area
JUNE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS:
Thurs., June 25 | 5-7 pm
Beverage Distributors
14303 E. Moncrieff Pl., #C | Aurora, CO 80011
Members and Guests please register here…

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Asian Pacific Development Center
IMMIGRATION WORKSHOP
Sat., June 20th | Nepali & Bhutanese interpreter provided
Sat., July 11th | Burmese & Karen interpreter provided
Both events from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

PRESENTING:  Amber Vasek, Community Relations Officer,
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

  • How to become a U.S. citizen
  • Watch a mock citizenship interview
  • Learn about various immigration scams

APDC Large Community Room | 1537 Alton St., Aurora, CO  80010

FREE | food will be provided
Contact Harry Budisidharta for more information:
harrybudisidharta@apdc.org | (303) 923-6370

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Bestselling author and food expert ANUPY SINGLA
Indian for Everyone cookbook
Cooking demo, cooking tips and book signing
Fri., June 19th, 3:00 – 4:00 PM | Le Creuset, 158 Fillmore St., #110
Sat., June 20th, 2:00 – 3:00 PM | Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave.
No reservations necessary.

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ACC Business After Hours
Wed., June 17th
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Uncle Joes – a Hong Kong Bistro
891 14th St., Denver CO  80202
Right across the street from the Colorado Convention Center

One of the hottest spots in Denver.  Created by Dr. Dennis Law and full of scrumptious small plates, especially their char siu (barbeque pork) Hong Kong style!
Cost: $10 members, $15 non-members
Register:  click here…
www.acccolorado.org

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Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of the Rockies 
Grand Opening Ceremony
Murti Sthapana (Deity Installation) and Prana Pratishtha
 7201 S. Potomac Street, Centennial, Colorado 80112
(303) 858-9927

The ceremony, which invokes “Praan” (breath) into idols and enables them to transition into Deities to response to our prayers and intimacy with them is called the ” Praan Pratishtha Ceremony” . This ceremony entails: Chanting of Vedic hymns by priests during the performance of various rituals.
Program
Friday, June 5th 2015
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM: Navagraha Havan, Arti and Prasad lunch
4:30 PM to 8:30 PM: Yagnashala Nirman, Raksha Bandhan, Deep Puja and Prasad Distribution

Saturday, June 6th 2015
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
   Murti Sthapana (Deity Installation)
   Nava Ratna offering at Deities’ Base, Puja ceremonies, Havan and Lunch Prasad
   1:30 PM to 6:00 PM
   Cultural Program, Recognitions and Fund Raising
   Guest Speaker: John Hickenlooper  Governor of Colorado
   6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
   Veda Pranayam, Havan and Poornahuti, Vishesh Upcharam and Deep Aradhana, Dinner Prasad

Sunday, June 7th 2015
6:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Poorvanga Puja, Maha Poornahuti, Maha Kumbhabhishekam, Vishesh Alankaram and Archana, Arti, Prayer and Prasad lunch

Contact us: Hindu Temple: 303-948-9693;
Acharaya K C Upadhyay: 720-984-5108; Pundit Raghavendra Iyyer: 720-308-8804.
For more details on the New Temple Grand Opening celebrations, please visit us at http://www.hindutempleofcolorado.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hindutempleofcolorado

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MAY 2015
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TEA   Theatre 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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 2015 Asian American Heroes of Colorado Awards and Dim Sum Brunch
Sat., May 30th, 10AM – 12PM
Empress Seafood Restaurant
2825 W Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80219

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COST: $30 Adult/General | $20 for Student
TICKETS: http://planetreg.com/coheroes2015

Award ceremony will include recognition of 2015 Asian American Heroes of Colorado, acceptance speeches, acknowledgment of participating organizations, dim sum brunch, a commemorative video and more. Come to hear their stories; come to feel inspired!

Now in its 7th year, Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network recognizes Asian American Heroes of Colorado. This year’s heroes are:

Young Hero Award (under age 35):
Suzuho Shimasaki, Japanese American
Director At-Large of Colorado Public Health Association
Health Equity Committee Chair, Mile High Japanese American Citizens League

Soyon Bueno, Korean American
Director of Asian American Student Services at University of Colorado Denver
Commissioner for Denver Asian Pacific American Commission

Fran Campbell, Filipino American
Commissioner for Denver Asian Pacific American Commission
and Denver Immigrant and Refugee Commission
Founder of “This is Me” Program for Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families
Former President of Filipino American Community of Colorado

Yang Chee, Hmong American
Leader, advocate and spokesperson for Hmong community
Founder of Lao-Hmong American Coalition

Howie Solow, Caucasian American
Founder of Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Association and
Academy of Chinese Cultural and Martial Arts
Co-Founder of Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

Gloria Williams, Filipino American
Treasurer of National Federation of Filipino American Associations Region 5
Former President of Filipino American Community of Colorado

Congratulations to the awardees!  The Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership is proud to be a sponsor-in-part.

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NAAAP Colorado – National Association of Asian American Professionals
Elevate, Empower, Engage!
You are cordially invited to the 2nd Annual Executive Panel
IGNITE YOUR LEADERSHIP
Friday, May 15, 2015
at the new Charles Schwab campus in Lone Tree

This is a premier panel of high-profile leaders from corporate, non-profit, and public sectors.  Participants will engage with this distinguished panel to gain key insights into various forms of leadership.

After the main event, attend the networking reception at John Holly’s Asian Bistro (just down the road.)  This is another opportunity to connect with other fine professionals in a casual setting!

This event is FREE and open to ALL but space is LIMITED.

Cost:             FREE – Registration REQUIRED
Parking:      Visitor Parking @ Charles Schwab and Customer Parking @ John Holly’s
Schedule:
   4:00 PM-4:30 PM: Check-in
4:30 – 5:00 PM: Welcome/Special performance by Laotian Buddhist Temple Dancers
5:00 – 6:00 PM: Executive Panel Discussion
Location:    Charles Schwab | 9800 Schwab Way | Lone Tree, CO

Networking Reception:  6:10PM-7PM
Location:                           John Holly’s Asian Bistro | 9232 Park Meadows Dr. | Lone Tree, CO

For more details and to register:  www.naaapcolorado.org/ignite.
***Registration Ends: May 8, 2015***

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ARC-pinwheel(150psq)Asian Roundtable of Colorado
26th Annual
Asian Pacific Heritage Month Community Celebration

Saturday, May 16th | 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Location: Colorado Family Church | 3400 W. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80204

Experience the rich culture of the Asian Pacific Region!
Complimentary Asian lunch buffet

Entertainment:
   PASCO Folk Arts Dance Repertoire |  Thai dance |  Vietnamese dance group

Program will include activities in support of the Sewol Ferry disaster and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

For more information please contact:
Gloria Williams | (303) 870-3209 | pitsenor@aol.com
Peggy Yujiri | (303) 931-2034 | pyujiri@msn.com

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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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Asian Pacific American Job Fair
The Denver Asian Pacific American Commission is pleased to host the first annual job fair event for Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).  This culturally inclusive job fair will seek to connect the unique talents and skill sets of Denver’s AAPI community with a broad range of federal/local government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private sector employees hoping to diversify their workforce.

When: Wednesday, April 29th
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: Confucius Institute
Auraria Campus | Cherry Creek 222 | 1111 W. Colfax Ave. | Denver, CO 80217
Register: http://aapijobfair.eventbrite.com
Bring: a copy of your resume, a cover letter and be ready for a potential interview.

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CHINA FOUND A UNIQUE PATH OF MODERNIZATION:
THE CHINA MODEL REVISITED

April 30, 2015 – Opening Reception and Dinner
Dinner Speaker: Chinese Consul General in Chicago, Ambassador Zhao Weiping who
will speak on “the China Model and China – U.S. Relations”
6:00 p.m. – Reception | 6:30 p.m. – Dinner

May 1, 2015 – Conference
9:20 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Renaissance Room, Mary Reed Building
2199 S. University Boulevard, Denver, CO 80208

Presentations will include:
“Militarism and the Chinese Model: A Policy Network”
Christopher R. Hughes, Head of the Int’l Relations Department London School of Economics

“The Co-Evolution of Economic and Political Institutions in Reform China”
Barry Naughton, Professor, Univ. of California, San Diego

“Illiberal and Instrumental Legalism 2.0: Law’s Role in the ‘China Model’ in the Xi Jinping Era”
Jacques deLisle, Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, the University of Pennsylvania

“The Struggle for Law and Order in the China Model”
Dali Yang, Professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of Chicago

Discussants:
Joseph Fewsmith, Boston University
Edward Friedman, University of Wisconsin
Scott Kennedy, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Margaret M. Pearson, University of Maryland

Registration fees:
Conference only – $20.00 (Student price – $10.00*) per person
Conference with lunch – $30.00 (Student price – $20.00*) per person
Conference with lunch, reception and dinner – $80.00 (student price – $55.00*)
Reception and Dinner only – $50.00 (student price – $35.00*) per person
*Students will need to show their student ID when checking in at the registration table.

Deadline for registration is: April 27, 2015
REGISTER:  www.du.edu/korbel/china/conferences

Questions?  Contact CCUSC, (303) 871-4474 or ccusc@du.edu, or,  Suisheng (Sam) Zhao, Director, CCUSC directly: szhao@du.edu or (303) 871-2401.

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The Impact of South Korea in the U.S.
Thurs., April 30th

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Soyon Bueno, Program Director of Asian American Student Services
Educational Opportunity Programs, UCD
1201 Larimer St., Suite 2007 | Denver, CO 80204
O: 303-315-1879 | F: 303-315-1885 | soyon.bueno@ucdenver.edu
Mailing Address:  Campus Box 132 | P.O. Bo 173364 | Denver, CO 80217-3364

 

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Health and Wellness Summit – hosted by Asian Health Alliance of Colorado
Saturday, April 25 | 8:30 AM
Aurora Mental Health Center | 791 Chambers Rd. Aurora, CO 80011

Workshop Sessions:
• Mental Health – Understanding mental health in Asian populations
• Asian Refugees Panel – Health challenges faced by refugees in Colorado
• Women’s Health Issues Forum – Health concerns for Asian women
• Affordable Care Act – What’s new with enrollment and health insurance?

Lunch and refreshments included! No cost, donations welcome!
Register at www.tinyurl.com/asianhealth
For questions, contact harrybudisidharta@apdc.org.

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TEACome check out Theatre Esprit Asia’s new home of office and THEATRE!
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.

NEXT:  Attend ACE – Asian American Cabaret Evening
Celebrate TEA’s new home and next season!
Sun., April 19, 7-9 PM, preview of upcoming productions of Fermata, Yohen and F.O.B.
Refreshments provided | $5 donation suggested
Reservations preferred because of limited seating (303) 745-3881.

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DAMAK TO DENVER
Join Picture.Me.Here for a closing reception of DAMAK to DENVER
Photography by Bhutanese Youth
Friday, April 17th, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
John Fielder’s Colorado & the Denver Photo Art Gallery
833 Santa Fe Drive
The exhibit is part of Denver’s Month of Photography and sponsored by Reed Art & Imaging and Ricoh.
denverphotoart.com | picturemehere.org

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Come learn the root causes and three strategies to breaking through “The Bamboo Ceiling”
Thurs., April 16th

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Peggy Lore Leadership Scholarship
Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2015 at 5:00 PM
UCD’s Asian American Student Services is pleased to announce the first year of the Peggy Lore Leadership Scholarship! The Peggy Lore Leadership Scholarship was established by the Asian American Student Services, as well as University of Colorado Denver affiliates in honor of Peggy Lore, who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in serving the UC Denver community. For eligibility, criteria and application process, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/PeggyLoreScholarship (notification will be given by May 1st and awarded May 14th for the Fall 2015 term at UCD).
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Soyon Bueno, Program Director of Asian American Student Services
Educational Opportunity Programs, UCD
1201 Larimer St., Suite 2007 | Denver, CO 80204
O: 303-315-1879 | F: 303-315-1885
soyon.bueno@ucdenver.edu
Mailing Address: Campus Box 132 | P.O. Bo 173364 | Denver, CO 80217-3364

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Asian Pacific American Student Association at CSU
     April 12 – Denver Taiko performance
     April 21 – Diverse Martial Arts Demo
     April 26 – A’ole Pilikia:  No Worries” Luau
For more information about these and other API Awareness Month events, please visit our website.

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THAI SONGKRAN FESTIVALSaturday/Sunday, April 11th & 12th 

  1. Thai Food Fair  (Sat 4/11 at 10 am-9 pm –most food prepared, Sun 4/12 10am-noon)
  2. Mobile Consulate from the Royal Thai Consulate-General Los Angeles (Sat 4/11 at 9am-6pm, Sun 4/12 at 9am-noon)
  3. Traditional New Year Blessing Ceremony (Sun 4/12 at 10am-noon)
  4. Thai Country Singing Competition (Sat 4/11 at 8pm after the beauty pageant)
  5. Miss Songkran Junior Beauty Pageant (Sat 4/11 at 6-8 pm)
  6. Thai traditional music and dances (Sun 4/12 11 am)

Location:  Wat Buddhawararam | Thai Buddhist Temple
4801 Julian St.| Denver, CO 80221

Contact:  Eed Cefkin, Education Executive Committee and Sunday School Principle
(720) 231-1496 | eedcefkin0711@gmail.com

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AHM_JapaneseWoodblock(LOC)_0315 Aurora History Museum
 Early Japanese Woodblock Prints
 thru’ Apr 12th
In 17th Century Japan, woodblock printing evolved from plain text in books to elaborate drawings using many layers of different color paint.  These prints of Japanese daily life pre-1915, women, landscapes & even Western visitors are from the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Collection.

Location:
15051 E. Alameda Parkway | Aurora, CO 80012 | located in the Aurora Municipal Center complex
(303) 739-6660 | museum@auroragov.org

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March 2015

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Eat at Panda Express on Tuesday, March 24th, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership.  One location only:  Alameda & Sable, 14302 E. Cedar Ave., Aurora, CO  80012 (303-366-2290) — just east of I-225, north side of Alameda at Aurora City Place.

Present this flyer at the time of purchase between 11:30 AM and 8:30 PM (print version or electronically).

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Thank you for keeping the Partnership in mind MARCH 24th!

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The Hon. Consul General of India – Meet and Greet in Denver
You are invited to attend an evening with the
The Honorable Consul General of India, Mr. P. Harish
Consulate General of India, Houston
Friday, March 20, 2015, 6 pm

Location:  Yak and Yeti | 9755 East Hampden Ave., Denver, CO 80231 | 303-751-9443

All who have interest with and in India (business, social, family, tourism etc) should attend.
Please bring your concerns and suggestions to share with The Consul General of India or email before the event.

Kindly RSVP to:  Sudhir Verma at Real.tor@Hotmail.com so we can have a number for dinner.
For more details on Consulate of India: http://www.cgihouston.org

Yak and Yeti has offered special event price with elaborate menu
Snacks and Dinner Buffet: 20% off regular price | Drinks: Happy Hour price

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Asian Art Association and Japan Foundation

Lecture:  Modernist painters Kenjiro Nomura, Kamekichi Tokita, and Takuichi Fujii.
All three were incarcerated at Minidoka, but they all left an eloquent record of their experience.

Friday, March 20th, 5:30 PM, Free
Denver Art Museum
RSVP:  Denver Art Museum, 720-913-0130

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Asian Entrepreneurial Panel
March 19th | 6:00 – 8:00PM
Join NAAAP as we talk business with a panel of five local entrepreneurs. We’ll be covering everything from real estate to microbreweries so you won’t want to miss this! Panelists include Donna Hansen, Kim Le, Jie Zheng, and Danny Wang. Whether you’re seeking to learn more about how to make it as an entrepreneur or just interested in their stories – we encourage you to stop by!

Daniels College of Business | 2101 S University Blvd. | Denver, CO 80210
NAAAP Colorado Members, Free | Non-members, $10 | Students, $5

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The Hon. Consul General of India – Meet and Greet in Denver

You are invited to attend an evening with the

Honorable Consul General of India, Mr. P. Harish, Consulate General of India, Houston

Friday, March 20, 2015 | 6:00 PM

Location:  Yak and Yeti | 9755 East Hampden Ave., Denver, CO 80231 (303-751-9443)

All who have interest with and in India (business, social, family, tourism etc) should attend.

Please bring your concerns and suggestions to share with The Consul General of India or email before the event.

Kindly RSVP to:  Sudhir Verma at Real.tor@Hotmail.com so we can have a number for dinner.

For more details on Consulate of India: http://www.cgihouston.org

Yak and Yeti has offered special event price with elaborate menu
Snacks and Dinner Buffet: 20% off regular pricev| Drinks: Happy Hour price

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February 2015

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The Arts of Master Su Exhibition Reception
February 4-28 | 5-7PM | Denver Athletic Club

Locally renowned Chinese artist, Master Su, will exhibit his work at the Denver Athletic Club during the month of February and will host a reception for the exhibition between 5pm and 7pm on 02/04/2015 at the Club. The reception is open to the public. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase the limited edition art book “Master Su Arts” during the exhibition. Master Su will donate the profit from this exhibition to the Polio Plus Fund of the Denver Rotary Club, contributing a bit to the eradication of Polio in the world.
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Celebrate the Year of the Sheep with OCA
Saturday, Feb. 28th, 5:00 PM
Empress Seafood Restaurant, 2825 W. Alameda Ave, Denver
10-course gourmet dinner

Tickets @ $45/person:
Benny Cheng, (303) 888-0777 | Johnny Poon, President, (303) 856-6981
RSVP by February 21st
OCA of Colorado | P.O. Box 44236 | Denver, CO  80201

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2015 Annual Colorado Chinese New Year Celebration: The Year of the Sheep Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015
Cherry Hills Community Church
3900 Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

10:00 am to 3:00 pm – Cultural Fair, Taste of China, Market Place, Children’s Games, Music, Entertainment, Arts
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm – Celebration Show

We invite you to take a Journey with us to the Far East right here in Denver and experience the most exciting Chinese cultural event, the Chinese New Year CelebrationEnjoy two hours of first-class on-stage shows by a team of internationally-renowned top national-level Chinese musical artists from the “Sounds of China” sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Culture together with many talented and award-winning artists around the US performing acrobats, magic, Chinese music, opera and Chinese folk songs, lion dance, Kung Fu, folk dances and more. Savor a variety of specially made authentic Chinese food. Experience five hours of cultural displays and entertainment, music, artworks and crafts, children’s games, calligraphy, traditional costumes, and more.

Tickets
General Admission: $28; Reserved Seating: $38; Premier Seating: $48; Golden Circle: $58
www.denverchineseschool.org.

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Day of Remembrance 2015 — “Sharing Our Truths”
Mile High Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League
In partnership with History Colorado

Sunday, February 15, 2015
1:00 – 3:00 PM
History Colorado Center, First Floor Auditorium | 1200 Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80203
* * * Free Admission * * *  | dor@milehighjacl.org for more information

The Mile High Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League and History Colorado present the annual Day of Remembrance, to commemorate the signing of Executive Order 9066 that enabled the wartime incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry (most of them U.S. citizens), in 10 “internment camps” across the country.

The program for DOR 2015 will include a conversation with a panel of survivors, moderated by Gil Asakawa, University of Colorado; update on archaeological research at Amache (one of the 10 camps, located near Granada, CO), by Dr. Bonnie Clark, University of Denver; audience discussions, led by Dave Fulton, Director of Facing History and Ourselves; and viewing of recently discovered contemporary home movies.  Participants will have an opportunity to meet and talk with the panelists and presenters after the program, and will have access to the History Colorado museum and exhibits until 5pm.

Parking: The Civic Center Cultural Complex garage is located directly across the street from the History Colorado Center at 12th Avenue and Broadway. Enter on 12th Avenue, just west of Broadway. Covered public parking is also available in the Colorado Judicial Parking Facility on the north side of the History Colorado Center at 1255 Lincoln. Enter on Broadway, just north of the main museum entrance. There is a wheelchair accessible entrance on 12th Avenue, just east of Broadway.

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Colorado Springs Chinese Culture Institute
14th Annual Chinese New Year Festival
Feb. 7, 2015 | 10AM – 4PM
Colorado Springs’ City Auditorium
Mali Hsu — mali.cscci@gmail.com | www.cscci.org 

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Asian Pacific Development Center
19th Annual Asian New Year Banquet
2015 Year of the Green Wood Sheep
Saturday, February 7, 2015

Master of Ceremonies:  Chris Jose, KDVR
Honoree:  Nathan Yip Foundation
5:30 – Reception and Silent Auction | 6:30 – Opening remarks and dinner
7:30 – Denver Taiko | 8:00 – Program, Live Auction
King’s Land Chinese Seafood | 2200 W. Alameda Ave., Denver, CO
$65/person — Order your tickets today:  Please visit www.apdc.org or email info@apdc.org for more info.

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2015 Asian Avenue magazine Lunar New Year Dinner
Year of the Sheep!
Friday, February 6, 2015
6pm Cash Bar / Networking | 6:30pm Dinner
Kings Land Chinese Seafood | 2200 W. Alameda Ave. Denver

Tickets: $35 General | $25 Student/Senior — www.asianavenuemagazine.com/sheep, or, 303.937.6888
Or, send a check payable to Asian Avenue: Asian Avenue | PO Box 221748 | Denver, CO 80222

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January 2015

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TEATheatre Esprit Asia – TEA presents two one-acts, written by two Indian female playwrights Pavithra Prasad and Sushma, with direction & lighting by Roger Winn, sets and sound by Christopher Waller and puppetry & costumes by Sushma.

Pavithra Prasad’s The Occidental Moon & Sushma’s One Night of Thunder
Spark Theater, 985 Sante Fe Drive, Denver CO 80204
Jan 30-Feb 22, 2015; Fri & Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm; no show Fri Feb 6; added show Mon Feb 16, 7:30pm
Free parking on street after 6pm & on Sundays

Tickets: 720-282-3447; $26 at door, $23 advance paid reservations,
$20 students/seniors 65+/groups of 6+ with advance paid reservations,
$2 fee per ticket for credit card purchases | www.theatre-esprit-asia.org

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Peggy Lore Leadership Award
In honor of Peggy Lore, UCD’s Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success, the Asian American Student Services at UCD have created the Peggy Lore Leadership Award, which captures the passion, the humility and strength of Peggy’s leadership qualities and the impact she has made to the students, staff and community.  Peggy received the award this past December, and the next award will be given to a UCD student in 2015.  Congratulations to Peggy!

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