Archives 2017

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Partnership Events 2017
and greater APA Events below — please scroll down (see Archives, also)

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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

5:30 pm — Meet & Greet / Chinese-style Raffle
6:15 pm – Bua Traditional Thai — 9 Course Cuisine
7:15 pm -Traditional Thai Dance Demonstration
8:00 pm – Announce Raffle Winners
8:30 pm – End of Program

Cost: $25/person for a 9-course premium Bua buffet; dinner includes soft drinks, tax and tip.
Pay at the door to Bua; alcohol and specialty drinks are additional.
Please RSVP for yourself and guests.  This helps tremendously for planning purposes (seating is limited):  (303) 326-8695 or mailto:admin@auroraasian.org

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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DFF40 will present more than 200 titles among local, national and international independent films, industry panels, workshops, achievement awards and tributes, as well as a focus on Danish Cinema. The full 12-day Festival program will be announced on Tuesday, October 10.  Special packages on sale now:  www.denverfilm.org.

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OCTOBER 2017
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TEA’s 5th Season: the Regional Premiere of
Hearts of Palm | through October 29th, ACAD Gallery Theatre

Unrequited Love meets Unregulated Capitalism in this satirical play by Patricia Milton
 Directed by Paul Newman
Starring Lori Hansen, Kevin Hommes, Marijke Jones, Arlene Rapal and Sara Woodyard

“What I love about Patricia’s voice is her ability to couch stinging, painful social and political critique in brilliant comic forms. She’s a master at blending comedy with drama, and a bold, political activist”— Gary Graves, Central Works Theatre, Berkeley, CA.

In this searing, subversive comedy, a group of American corporate executives travel to Southeast Asia, eager to acquire a lucrative palm oil plantation. With relaxed safety standards, nonexistent environmental regulations, and dirt-cheap labor, who could blame them? But when idealistic negotiator Vi Wells is forced to choose between closing a land purchase that will destroy the habitat of endangered orangutans or procure a tract that would force indigenous families from their ancestral land, things get a little complicated. Never mind the local rebellion taking place in the meantime…

  • Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM | Sundays, 2:00 PM
  • Additional performance on Saturday, October 21st, 2:00 PM
  • ACAD Gallery Theatre | 1400 Dallas St. | Aurora  80010
  • Tickets:  www.teatheatre.org or (720) 492-9479

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CU Denver and the Korean American Community Foundation of Colorado co-host the
Emerging Leadership Conference – Overcoming Challenges and Seizing Opportunities
Thursday, October 26th
5:30 PM – Registration and Dinner (provided)
6:00 – 8:00 PM – Conference

This event is open to ALL!  Come and learn what motivates Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials in the workforce and how to bridge the generational divide.  As community members, employers and colleagues of millennials, we welcome your input and participation at this event.  We will have engaging speakers, and a panel and time for a Q & A session.  Please share widely with your networks.

Asian Fusion dinner buffet will be provided.  Please rsvp at http://tinyurl.com/10-26-17KACFC

Specials thanks to CU Denver Communication Department and Asian Roundtable of Colorado for their contribution and sponsorship!

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Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) 62nd Annual Meeting
October 26–29, 2017 — Denver, CO
Hosted by the University of Denver, the University of Colorado Boulder, and Colorado College
Attracts approximately 1000 participants from around the world.
Conference information here.

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Ethno Nights at the Mercury Café
2199 California St., Denver
Organized by the SEM 2017 Local Arrangements Committee, with support from the University of Denver, the University of Colorado Boulder, and Colorado College

The Mercury Café has, since its inception in 1975, been an important Colorado center for food, the arts, progressive politics, and community building. With a locally-sourced organic restaurant and bar, the Café boasts two main performance venues and will host several music/dance events in conjunction with SEM. SEM conference attendees will receive discounts on any entry fees during conference registration or at the door with their conference ID. Just four blocks from the Denver Marriott, “The Merc” is the place to be during SEM 2017 to eat, socialize, and enjoy great music!

Keep up-to-date here:  Schedule and information on all events.

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Niuli’i Foundation Lu’au
Saturday, October 21st | Dinner at 6PM (doors open at 5PM)
Kirk Hall | Douglas County Fairgrounds | 500 Fairgrounds Dr. | Castle Rock

Entertainment provided by:  Halau Hi’ilani I Na Hoku Loa
Menu:  See attached announcement
Cost:  12 and up:  $35 or $45 at the door | Keiki 3-11:  $15 | Children under 3:  Free
Tickets:  (303) 638-3834 or (303) 882-9174

25% of the proceeds will go to the St. Bernard Project,  a national organization headquartered in New Orleans and is recognized as a leader in disaster resilience and recovery with a mission is to shrink time between disaster and recovery.  Donations will go to their efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Irma.

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SEPTEMBER 2017
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Aurora History Museum Exhibits on refugees and immigrants through stories and images

Write Our World is a nonprofit that promotes multicultural literacy and global citizenship through e-book authoring with youth worldwide.  It’s an innovative educational resource that allows students to learn authentically from one another and deepen their connections to their heritage while building skills for their future – www.writeourworld.org.

Picture Me Here is also on exhibit — a storytelling program for refugees, immigrants and others who have been displaced.  Photography, video, animation and writing are taught as creative tools for self-expression, social engagement, community building, leadership and integration – www.picturemehere.org.

Visit the Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy. (across the great lawn from the library).

The exhibits are open through September 22nd – Hours:  Tuesdays—Fridays, 9AM—4PM | Saturdays and Sundays, 11AM—4PM | Closed Mondays | (303) 739-6660 | www.auroramuseum.org.

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HAWAIIAN STEEL GUITAR ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL
Thursday through Saturday, September 21st, 22nd, and 23rd
Hilton Fort Collins | 425 W. Prospect Rd. | Fort Collins, CO  80526
Three days of classic Hawaiian music performed by some of the modern greats of the steel guitar.

This Mainland Festival and Convention will be held in Colorado for the fourth year, and has been, from the start, one of the premier Hawaiian musical events of the Rocky Mountain region.  Enjoy guest performances by local hula halaus, Hawaiian slack key guitar and ‘ukulele, as well as ‘olelo workshops.

In past years, the HAWAIIAN STEEL GUITAR ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL has played host to a “who’s who” of some of the true legends of the steel guitar–  Ed Punua, son of long-time island musician  Victor Punua, Sr. and born and raised on the island of Kaua’i,  Jeff Au Hoy, one of the young lions of the steel guitar from Honolulu, Oahu,  Duke Kaleolani Ching, the master of the triple-neck Fender– and this year is no exception.  This year’s Guest of Honor is Kumu Alan Akaka, a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawaii and a student of the late, great steel guitar player Jerry Byrd. Alan has had a long career as an Hawaiian music educator and performer in Hawai’i, and around the world.  He is the Director of  KE KULA MELE HAWAI’I, the Alan Akaka School of Hawaiian Music, in Kailua, O’ahu, where he teaches ‘ukulele, steel guitar and upright bass or guitar to all ages.

Cost: $20/day HSGA members | $25 non-members | $10 students with ID
Saturday night luau (tickets sold separately): $50

Save yourself a plane ticket to Hawai’i! Mai hilahila, don’t be shy!  Hope to see you all there!  Ahui hou kakou!

Download announcement here…

Questions? Contact: Mark Kahalekulu, markkahalekulu@gmail.com | Visit www.hsga.org.

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AUGUST 2017
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Aurora’s 2017 Global Fest
Saturday, August 19th, 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Aurora Municipal Center, Great Lawn
15151 E. Alameda Pkwy. | Aurora, CO 80012
www.AuroraGlobalFest.org 

Visit the web page to learn what’s new this year.

You are invited to this City of Aurora premier event.  This year features Grammy Award winner, Morgan Heritage.  Global Fest is  a showcase of cultures, traditions, global flavors, music, dance and an international fashion show.  See the flyer here…

Come thirsty! The World Beer Market will offer different beverages with brewing techniques and flavors from around the world. All beers are globally inspired…and locally made.

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Alito, Women’s Chorale from Takayama, Japan

The Denver-Takayama Sister Cities Project is hosting a concert by Alito, a women’s choir from Takayama, Japan. The group will sing traditional and contemporary Japanese and western songs during the cultural exchange performance.

Friday, August 11th, 4:30 PM
Simpson United Methodist Church
6001 Wolff St., Arvada
A free concert of traditional Japanese songs.
Download the announcement for more information.
Questions? Kaitlyn Lyle, (303) 923-6865

Saturday, August 12th, 5:00-6:30 PM
First Baptist Church
1373 Grant St., Denver
$20, DSCI members / $25 non-members
The concert will be followed by a reception.
See a YouTube video of the choir here.
Learn more and purchase tickets here.
Download the announcement here.

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Fiji, The Artist, with Drew Deezy, at the Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St., Denver, CO  80202 – a concert for ages 16+ on August 5th, starts at 7PM.

Obtain a discount on ticket sales at this link, using this password:  AAPCP — https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1511049.

Fiji is one of the biggest Polynesian artists of our time. His golden voice and musical blends have launched him on the world stage as a pioneer of the Pacific Island Sound.  A fusion of classic reggae, Hip-Hop, R & B and Jazz set Fiji apart as a performer.  His unique style defies the idea of categorizing artists into a single genre of music, giving Fiji widespread appeal and capturing his array of musical influences.  For those that love Hawaiian-style Hip Hop, Fiji offers established fans his recognizable energy and remarkable personality.  Newcomers to his music embrace his smooth voice and exotic sound.  Fiji has successfully captured the beauty and allure of the island life through his music.

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JULY 2017
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Races, Marketplace, Taste of Asia and more!  Visit www.cdbf.org.

2017 Featured Country – Cambodia
Located in southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, and between the countries of Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos lies the country of Cambodia.  Come visit and help celebrate the Cambodian culture and traditions.

Volunteer Registration link…

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Mami Yamamoto’s Screenprints
Cheesman Park Fest 2017
July 29 & 30 | SAT. 9-6 & SUN. 9-5

Take a stroll through Cheesman Park
Stop by Mami’s booth #05 and check out her prints.
www.mamiprints.com
www.dasheventsdenver.com/cheesman

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Collective Conscious
opens Second Season with an all East Indian cast

Shakuntala
Through July 29th

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Aurora Cultural Arts District | 1400 E. Dallas St.| Aurora

Shakuntala will showcase actors from the East Indian community; a group that has been gaining in popularity in Colorado’s mainstream theatre.  “The demand for our stories was so high with Adhe Adhurre that we could not ignore it, therefore, we will include an Indian show in our season every year”, states co-founder and co-artistic director, Sushma. Adhe Adhurre, a Hindi production, successfully sold out its run last fall.

The story of Shakuntala reinacts a tale about how India originally got its name, Bharat.  This romantic love story describes a chance meeting between two people who fall in love and through union give birth to a child whose name is synonymous with the subcontinent known today as India. This whimsical and charming production is a must-see as it pleases our inner child with the magic of puppetry, but speaks to our issues today with idolizing of women. Shakuntala features hand-and-rod as well as life-size puppets inspired by Japanese Bunrako. 

Tickets: $15/Advance | $20/Door | $13/Groups of 8 or more.
collectiveconscious.us@gmail.com or www.collectiveconscious.us
www.facebook.com/collectiveconscious.us

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ACC Family Potluck
Sunday, July 23rd | 11AM – 2PM

Bring your family and friends to the Asian Chamber Family Potluck at Butterfly Pavilion! Spend time with chamber colleagues, then visit the butterflies and exhibits at a discount rate of $7.00 per person. ACC will provide BBQ meats, beverages, plates and utensils. Please bring your favorite dish to share.   Please RSVP by July 20th to Clarence (303) 679-2773 or Peggy (720) 470-8641.

RSVP ONLINE HERE…

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JUNE 2017

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Join the Partnership for a Picnic/Potluck
Tuesday, June 27th, 5:00 – 7:30 PM
Aurora’s Utah Park

1800 So Peoria St. at Mexico, on the EAST side of the park at Mexico & Troy; free parking near the shelter.
Come rain, sleet, snow, hail or shine, bring yourself, a friend (or two or three) and your favorite dish to share.
Beverages, plates, napkins and utensils provided.  There are grills on site, but bring the coals.
Relax next to a refreshing pond at a stress-free picnic/potluck with Friends.  Download the details here…

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Cherry Blossom Festival
Saturday, June 24th | 11AM – 6PM
Sunday, June 25th | 11AM – 4PM
Sakura Square | 19th & Lawrence

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Asian Art Association
Denver Art Museum

Eugene Y. Wang: What Was the Terracotta Army For?
June 21, 2017, 6:30 PM

http://www.asianartassociation.org/exhibits

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TEAJoin TEA for the next ACE at ACAD
Featuring local artists and previews of upcoming shows
June 11th | 6PM-10PM
ACAD, 1400 Dallas St. | Aurora  80010

Asian-American Cabaret Evening
Preview of TEA’s 5th Anniversary Season
Come meet 3 directors, 2 playwrights and 11 actors.
Readings from 7 plays and poetry too.
Refreshments provided.

Admission by donation, but due to limited seating, please reserve your seats:
theatre.esprit@gmail.com

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22nd Philippine Festival
Saturday, June 10th | 11AM – 5PM
FACC | 1900 Harlan St. | Edgewater

Invite your friends, family and co-workers to join the Filipino-American Community of Colorado for another year of great entertainment, good food and the famous Filipino Hospitality!

www.coloradofilipinos.org

 

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#CDFilm2017 | Friday-Sunday, June 2-4

Link to Opening Night, June 2nd

The 2nd Annual Film Festival kicks off with a VIP Opening Night on Friday, June 2 at the Denver Art Museum.
Special thanks to the Denver Art Museum’s Asian Art Association for their support and the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office of Denver for their sponsorship. Tickets for opening night include: drinks, h’orderves, the film, and a meet and greet with the director.

The festival continues throughout the weekend on June 3rd and 4th at the King’s Center on Auraria Campus with a lineup of exciting films that follow the theme, “Intertwining Lives” – connecting different cultures, sharing experiences, and knitting together stories. The films on display run the gamut from murder mysteries to coming of age, historical intrigue to contemporary political protest, and romances that cross cultural boundaries – there’s something for everyone!

Ticket sales and film schedules: www.cdfilm.org.

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Keaka O Kalani of Boulder and NoCoHula Studio of Fort Collins
Is very proud to present another special
Hula Workshop
with Josh Kamuelaonapuaokupanihi Chang

Saturday, June 3rd
Pre-Pay Cost: Single Sessions: $30, Both Sessions: $50
Session 1: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Hula Auana
Session 2: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM – Hula Kahiko

Location:  Community Dance Collective | 2020-1/2 21st St. | Boulder  80302.
Pre-register here…

Questions? (303) 960-7521keakahulaschool@gmail.com

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May 2017
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“Rock the Boat: From Legacy to Movement”
Saturday, May 27th, 8AM – 10PM
University of Denver Driscoll Ballroom

If you know of APA students who would like to attend this leadership conference, @ $20/person, please let them know about this great opportunity!  The Partnership is proud to be a sponsor in part.  Download the announcement here…

For more information about “Rock the Boat: From Legacy to Movement”, go here:  http://bit.ly/rock-the-boat-conference.
Contacts: Chau Phan (chauqphan@gmail.com) or Joe Ha (info@cacenetwork.org) or call (303) 862-2699 with questions.

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Join Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network (CACEN) at the Asian American Heroes of Colorado 2017 brunch on Saturday, May 20th, 10AM, at Kings Land.  Read Asian Avenue’s May issue, and celebrate Colorado’s Asian American Heroes.  Learn about their history and involvement. The Partnership is sponsoring a table and helping to recognize our Founding Member Kate Tauer, who will receive the first “Ally Award”.  Also, being recognized is Partnership member Maria Cheng, Co-Founder of Theatre Esprit Asia, and Donna LaVigne, Partnership Past Co-Chair and Ex-Officio Member, whose leadership in the Filipino American communities has been extraordinaire!

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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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Memory Circle
Saturday, April 22nd, 1PM-4PM
Sakura Square

The Japanese American Resource Center of Colorado invites you to a community event for story-sharing and learning. These conversations are bound to be filled with insight and discovery!

  • Bring a friend or relative and encourage them to share with others how they’ve seen Downtown Denver evolve over the decades.
  • Reminisce about spending time at the pool halls, or share
    stories about playing with or watching the JA baseball teams and leagues.
  • Share your experiences from pre to post World War II, and learn from one another in this multi-generational conversation.

Hear from and speak with author Jim McNally, community member and Manual High School Historian (Class of ’57).

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Just Talking Story and Ukulele Lesson
Saturday, April 15th | 1:00 PM
“HAWAIIANS AND THE SEA:  SURFING, THE SPORT OF KINGS”
Aurora History Museum | 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy. | Aurora 80012

Surf riding, a much enjoyed pastime of Hawaii’s ali’i in ancient times, may possibly be the greatest gift that the Islands has given to the modern world.  Unlike much of the traditional Hawaiian culture that was suppressed in the 1800’s after the introduction of Christianity, surfing had somehow managed to survive and flourish into the 20th Century.  Waikiki had for a thousand years been a favorite residential area for the hereditary kings of the island of Oahu, the quality and consistency of its waves being a powerful attraction for the ocean-minded royalty.  In the early 1900’s, the ancient sports of canoeing, sailing, wave riding, and other traditional ocean activities coalesced with Hawai’i’s early efforts at mass tourism to produce a new version of Waikiki, a mecca to which the wealthy and powerful would seek out the tropical idyll of sun, surf and sand.

As surfing’s popularity increased, technological innovations gradually put the surfer into bigger and more critical situations.  Not content to glide placidly on the periphery of the wave’s power, modern surfers have continually pushed the limits of their equipment as well as their abilities and, with the exploration of previously unridden locales around the globe, are literally doing what no man has done before.  Surfers from all over the world today use satellites in space to follow giant swell-producing storms, hop onto commercial jetliners to exotic destinations like Indonesia, Fiji and Tahiti, and use gasoline powered jet skis to tow them into five story behemoths that explode onto shallow, razor-sharp coral reefs.

Just Talking Story is an ongoing Hawaiian cultural presentation series, brought to you by the Hawaiian Music Conservatory of Colorado.  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.

Third Saturday of every month | Recommended for ages 8 and up | FREE
Program Schedule:  1:00 PM – Talk Story | 1:30 PM – Beginner Workshop | 2:15 PM – Intermediate Workshop

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Spring Break:  Journey to Asia at the Denver Zoo
April 8th and 9th

Denver Zoo
Conoco Zoo Gardens Pavilion | 2300 Steele St. | Denver | (720) 337-1400
Tunas Mekar performs Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 – 11:30 AM
See us at the Conoco Zoo Gardens pavilion each weekend where we will perform music and dance of Bali featuring the gamelan angklung instruments. Enjoy the Zoo with your family and friends as you journey to Asia with us!  See the complete Schedule of Events on the Zoo’s website.

 

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March 2017
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YOU ARE INVITED to the Mongolian Culture & Heritage Center of Colorado
Annual Fundraiser Gala Dinner Event
Sunday, March 26th
Yak & Yeti Restaurant and Event Center
9755 E. Hampden Ave. | Denver, CO 80231

3:00 – 4:00 – Reception
Enjoy appetizers and drink specials; browse a Mongolian children’s art exhibit, silent auction, live music, traditional costume display, souvenir merchandise and witness a Mongolian Bone Divination.

4:00 – 4:30 PM – Build the ‘Ger’
Come be part of building a Mongolian yurt.

5:00 – 6:30 PM – Gala Dinner
Throughout dinner will be traditional Mongolian entertainment featuring:
Morin Khuur (Mongolian traditional horse head fiddle) | Mongolian children’s fashion runway show | Traditional Mongolian dance | Mongolian Long Song singing | Dulcimer performance | Shaman dance | Throat singing

$65/person
RSVP by March 17th: mongolianculturecenter@gmail.com | (303) 338-8344
Pay cash or check at the door or electronically in advance
All proceeds from the fundraising event will go towards various Mongolian cultural arts, educational and heritage programs.

See the announcement here…

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Chinglish
by Tony-Award-winning playwright Henry David Hwang
March 24 – April 9, 2017
Aurora Fox Arts Center | 9900 E. Colfax Ave. | Aurora 80010

An exciting regional premiere of a hilarious new comedy about the challenges of doing business in a country where the language and underlying cultural assumptions can be worlds apart from those of the West.

Theatre tickets are $33 / $37 ($24/group rate of 10 or more)
http://aurorafoxartscenter.org/NewSite/aurora-fox-chinglish

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Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office Luncheon

Wed., March 22nd, 11:30 AM
Palm Restaurant | The Westin Denver Downtown | 1672 Lawrence St. | Denver 80202
Hosted luncheon:  no cost, cash bar | RSVP by March 17th — click here…
Parking included:  use Westin Hotel valet services

Asian Chamber of Commerce is delighted to host Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States, Mr. Clement Leung on March 22.  Based in Washington DC, the Commissioner is the highest ranking representative of Hong Kong to the United States.  As Commissioner, he directs the Hong Kong Government’s efforts in promoting U.S.- Hong Kong economic and trade ties, and constituency-building activities in the United States. He also oversees the work of the three Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices in Washington, D.C., New York and San Francisco.

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Gamelan Tunas Mekar in concert
for the Aurora Public Schools Teachers Association

Friday, March 10th, 10:30 AM
Aurora Central Library | 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy. | Aurora 80012
FREE and open to the public

Enjoy this entertaining and educational presentation of Balinese music and dance, and learn more about the Aurora Music Teachers Association. Tunas Mekar will perform traditional and new music of Bali using the gamelan angklung instruments. Included will be a demonstration of the instruments, music and technique, plus a Q&A. Doors open at 10:30 AM. The performance will start shortly after.
Photo is of Tunas Mekar’s long-time Artist-in-Residence I Made Lasmawan from the village of Bangah in Bali, Indonesia (by Marc Sabatella)

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Soundscape: World Beat!
Music of Bali, Mexico, and India
Wed., March 8th, 2PM

The Gordon Gamm Theater |  Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut Street (26th & Walnut) |  Boulder, Colorado 80302

Reserved Seating: $10 – $15
Purchase tickets online: goo.gl/wWCqp8
or all 303.440.7826 | Box Office 303.444.7328

The Dairy’s Soundscape mini-series continues with the Tunas Mekar presenting the music and dance of Bali, performing with the gamelan angklung instruments. Groups from Mexico (Las Dahlias) and India (Sruti Madhur) will also fill the stage as we hear three completely different ways of composing, performing and listening to music – all dramatically different, but all still part of the international language of music!

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The Hmong Identity
With Ken Lee and Greg Lee at CU Denver
Wed., March 8th | 12:30 – 1:45 PM

Student Commons
Food For Thought, a monthly speaker and discussion series with CU Denver’s Asian American Student Services
For more information, contact Soyon Bueno, soyon.bueno@ucdenver.edu.

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NAAAP Colorado’s 2017 Spring Gala
Saturday, March 11th | 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Denver Art Museum | Duncan Pavilion | 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. | Denver, CO  80204

It’s that time of year again! For several years, NAAAP’s charity gala has supported noble causes in the Asian American community. This year’s gala benefits the Peggy Lore Scholarship Fund – A scholarship fund that awards student leaders at CU Denver who are actively involved in the AAPI community.

Parking:  Civic Center Complex Garage | 65 W. 12th Ave. | Metered street parking
Dress code:  Cocktail/Business
Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/NAAAPCO

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NAAAP Colorado’s Open House
Thursday, March 2nd | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Blue Moon Brewing Company | 3750 Chestnut Pl. | Denver
NAAAP Colorado is excited to share with you what is in store for this year.  See you there!
Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/NAAAPCO

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Seeds:  The Story of the Rice King and His Kin
Documentary Film by Masanori Baba
Thursday, March 1st — RE-SCHEDULED TO WED., APRIL 19th
6:30pm doors open Film 7:00pm- 8:30pm Film is 93 minutes
Denver Museum of Nature & Science – IMAX Theater | 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver
Please enter through the East Entrance

It is the story of Keisaburo Koda whose vision of opportunity in America shaped his destiny in Japan and then in the US. He built a vast farm and was dealt a setback by his internment during WWII.  He came back to a farmstead a shadow of what it once was and built it up again. It is also the story of Keisaburo’s children who took up the reins and fashioned the Koda Farms Brand as the one we all know and use today.

  • Background on the documentary:  www.seedfilm.life
  • Appearances by Dr Bonnie Clark and Minoru Tonai
  • The photography is breathtaking and I can say the IMAX screen is the perfect venue for the sweeping vistas.

Admission: Free – General Admission (390 seats)
Private Event – will not appear on IMAX web page
Sponsors:  City of Denver and the JAAC
Joint Collaboration with the Japanese American Resource Center of Colorado (JARCC)

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January – February 2017
including Year of the Rooster
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The Partnership’s next regular meeting will be at a NEW  LOCATION / START  TIME:
Tuesday, February 28th | 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Aurora Welcome Center | 1085 Peoria St. | Aurora, CO  80011
“Supporting immigrants and refugees in their journey of integration”

Diana Higuera, Executive Director, will give the Partnership Steering Committee and guests a tour of the center.  (Doors lock at 4:30 PM, but we will still let you in if you cannot make it between 4:00 and 4:30.)  Guests are welcome.  Light refreshments will be served.

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Diversity Networking Event
Tuesday, February 28th   | 4:00 – 6:30 PM
Tivoli Student Union 320 | Auraria Campus | 900 Auraria Pkwy. | Denver
with Dr. Brenda J. Allen, Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion
Why diversity matters | Why your cultural background is an asset

Everyone welcome | Refreshments provided
More information here…

Sponsored by: Asian Chamber of Commerce, Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, National Association of Asian American Professionals – Colorado Chapter, and CU Denver

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NAAAP Colorado’s 2017 Spring Gala
Saturday, March 11th | 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Denver Art Museum | Duncan Pavilion | 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. | Denver, CO  80204

It’s that time of year again! For several years, NAAAP’s charity gala has supported noble causes in the Asian American community. This year’s gala benefits the Peggy Lore Scholarship Fund – A scholarship fund that awards student leaders at CU Denver who are actively involved in the AAPI community.

Parking:  Civic Center Complex Garage | 65 W. 12th Ave. | Metered street parking | Dress code:  Cocktail/Business
Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/NAAAPCO

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Asian Pacific Islander Community Health Forum
with the Asian Health Alliance of Colorado
Saturday, February 25th, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location:  APDC | 1537 Alton St. | Aurora
RSVP via Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/asianhealthco

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Yo-Yo Ma
Wednesday, February 22nd, 7:30 PM
Macky Auditorium | 17th & University Ave. | Boulder  80309
A once-in-a-lifetime solo recital by cellist Yo-Yo Ma on CU’s Artist Series

From his partnership with the Silk Road Ensemble to his cross-disciplinary collaborations, Yo-Yo Ma is one of few musicians who can travel seamlessly between genres and cultures. 

Cost: $60 and up | Online:  http://www.cupresents.org/events/yo-yo-ma

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The Mile High Chapter Japanese American Citizens League presents
In partnership with History Colorado and the Japanese American Resource Center of Colorado
The 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066
Day of Remembrance 2017
Sunday, February 19th | 1:00 – 3:00 PM
History Colorado Center | 1200 Broadway, Denver

The program will be a discussion of the post-war resettlement of incarcerated Japanese Americans in Colorado.  Lane Hirabayashi, UCLA Professor Emeritus and author of Japanese American Resettlement through the Lens, will lead the discussion, along with Adele Arakawa, KUSA-TV news anchor.

Photographs from Dr. Hirabayashi’s book will be on exhibit in the Atrium.
Participants will have access to the History Colorado museum and exhibits until 5PM.

Parking: Covered facilities directly across the street at 12th Avenue and Broadway and on the north side of the Center on Broadway. Wheelchair accessible entrance is on 12th Avenue, east of Broadway.

Program made possible by a grant from the Sakura Foundation. 

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Just Talking Story, a Hawaiian Cultural Series
This Saturday, February 18th, 1:00 PM
Aurora History Museum | 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy. | Aurora 80012
Presented by the Hawaiian Music Conservatory of Colorado

HAWAIIANS AND THE SEA:  MANO, THE SHARK

Long looked upon by Polynesians with dread and awe, in Hawai’i these denizens of the deep were feared for their ferocity, worshiped as ancestral deities, and in more modern times, killed for sport and derided as a nuisance.  Many stories of great man-eaters, as well as sharks that have protected humans, have come down to us from traditional times.  Other mo’olelo speak of ‘Mano Kanaka’, men who could change their physical form into that of a shark, who then were able to indulge their appetite for human flesh.  More than any other marine animal, sharks were worshiped in ancient times as ‘aumakua, or ancestral guardians, who protected their devotees from harm while at sea and brought them good fishing.

By contrast, in Hawai’i today, the shark is looked upon as a nuisance and competitor by fisherman, and as a fearsome and lethal threat by surfers and other ocean goers.  The high demand for shark fin by the Chinese as a food, and the irrational post-“Jaws” hysteria, has threatened shark populations worldwide.

Ecologically, sharks play an important role in the maintenance of a healthy, balanced and sustainable marine environment, not just in Hawai’i, but throughout all the oceans around the globe.  If you would like to learn more about these beautiful, but woefully misunderstood, creatures, please feel free to bring both keiki and kupuna and join us at the Aurora History Museum.  Aloha nui loa and ahui hou!

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Jackson/Ho China Forum Series

The Trump Administration’s Foreign Policy Challenge:  EAST ASIA
Second of a two-part conversation: Tuesday, January 31st | 12:00 PM
SIE Complex, 5th Floor, Maglione Hall
With Ambassador Christopher R. Hill  |  Dr. David F. Gordon  |  Dr Suisheng Zhao

Hollywood Made in China:  What are the Stakes?
Tuesday, February 7th | 12:00 PM
SIE Complex, 5th Floor, Maglione Hall
With Professor Aynne Kokas | University of Virginia

The U.S. and China in the Era of Donald Trump
Friday, February 17th | 12:00 PM
SIE Complex, 5th Floor, Maglione Hall
With John Pomfret, author and Washington Post correspondent

Please register for these events at: http://tinyurl.com/ChinaCenter 

Center for China-US Cooperation
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Denver | 2201 S. Gaylord St. | Denver, CO 80208
www.du.edu/korbel/china | (303) 871-4474

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Please scroll down for the Year of the Rooster events.

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 Colorado Asian Club
Celebrating Chinese New Year by Jiangxi Performing Arts Troupe
Sunday, February 12, 2017
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Temple Buell Theatre | Denver, CO

The performing arts troupe from Jiangxi province, homeland of Chinese Acrobats, will present traditional Chinese dance and acrobatics to celebrate 2017 Chinese New Year.  The performance has won quite a few international acclaim and Denver is delighted to invite the group to perform in Denver.

A $15 donation is requested for each ticket to offset the operating costs:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1839564396330284/

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Colorado Chinese Language Schools presents

With Chinese American Council of Colorado, Colorado Chinese Cub, Rocky Mountain Chinese Society of Science and Engineering and Colorado Asian Restaurant Association

LANTERN FESTIVAL
Sunday, February 12th
St. John’s Church & School | 700 So. Franklin St. | Denver, CO  80209

The Lantern Festival is the grand culmination of the 15-day Chinese New Year celebration.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM:  Cultural performances – Dragon dance, Chinese Yo-Yo, Chinese folk dance, music, riddles, And DOOR PRIZES!

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM:  Fun activities – lantern and sachet making, riddle solving, rice ball making, calligraphy, And FOOD!

RSVP by Feb. 7th:  CCLS, (720) 588-0389 | cclsschool@gmail.com
Lily Shen, (720) 256-8888 | lilyshen@comcast.net  

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 Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with the APDC
Saturday, February 11, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 PM (doors open at 5:30)
Infinity Park Event Center | 4400 E Kentucky Ave. | Glendale, CO  80246

The evening will feature exciting entertainment, a family style Asian dinner, and live and silent auctions. This signature event celebrates the Year of the Rooster, highlights success, and most importantly, raises funds to support our programs so that we can continue to provide services to those in need.  Performances by Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu, Indonesian gamelan orchestra Tunas Mekar and a traditional Chinese family style dinner from Min-J.

Tickets: $125 | http://apdc.org/news/events-2 | Or, contact Giselle Cummings, (303) 923-6358

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CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER WITH OCA OF COLORADO
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 5:00 PM
The Empress Chinese Restaurant | 2825 W Alameda Ave. | Denver, CO 80219

Tickets: $38 per person or $380 for a table (10 Seats)
Benny Cheng @ 303.888.0777 or Johnny Poon @ 303.856.6981
RSVP and Payment by January 27, 2017
 

• Lion Dance   • Kung Fu Demonstration   • Raffles   • Lucky Drawing   • Entertainment
• Cash Bar   • 10 Course Gourmet Dinner

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HIGH ARTS ASIA:  Music & Dance of Bali
Thurs., Feb. 2nd, 7:30 PM, FREE (and free parking, too)
Gates Concert Hall, Newman Center, 2344 E. Iliff Ave.

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With visiting guest artists I Ketut Gede Asnawa, Ni Made Yunirika, Ni Nyoman Yonitika, I Putu Tangkas Adi Hiranmayena | Artist-in-Residence I Made Lasmawan and Ni Ketut Marni
http://tunasmekar.org/concert-schedule

 Lunar New Year celebrations would not be complete without a one-of-a-kind concert of Asian music and dance.
In collaboration with the Lamont School of Music, Gamelan Tunas Mekar, under the direction of artist-in-residence I Made Lasmawan, presents “High Arts Asia: Music & Dance of Bali” at the Newman Center’s Gates Concert Hall on Thursday, February 2, 2017, 7:30PM. The event is FREE and open to the public.

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2017 Colorado Chinese New Year
Sat., January 28th  | 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Presented by:
Chinese American Foundation of Colorado
Confucius Institute at Community College of Denver
Denver Chinese School

11:00 AM – 1:30 PM:       Cultural Fair, Taste of China and Marketplace
Authentic Chinese food, cultural displays, entertainment, music, artworks and crafts, calligraphy, traditional costumes, children’s games and more

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM:         Celebration Show
Enjoy two hours of first-class on-stage shows by award-winning professional artists performing Acrobats, Beijing opera, magic, soprano and Chinese music; and by the talented DCS students, teachers and parents performing choir and dances; and everyone’s favorite, the lion dance and Kung Fu demonstration.

Citypoint Church | 200 So. University Blvd. | Denver, CO  80209 | near Cherry Creek Mall
Tickets:  $25/General Admission | $50/Golden Circle
Online Tickets…

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Lunar New Year Dinner
Hosted by Asian Avenue magazine
Saturday, January 21st
5:30 PM – Colorado Asian Cultural Heritage Center Dragon and Lion Dance
6:00 PM – 10-Course Dinner | Silent Auction and Gifts 

Empress Seafood Restaurant | 2825 W. Alameda Ave. | Denver, CO  80219
Tickets:  $40/General Admission | $30/Students/Seniors
https://asianavemag.ticketleap.com/rooster  | See the Facebook event here…

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Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute
Chinese Year of the Rooster Festival
Sat., January 21st | 10AM – 4PM
City Auditorium | 221 E Kiowa St. | Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute
P.O. Box 2625 | Colorado Springs, CO 80901 |  (719) 287-7624 | www.cscci.org

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International Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition
Featuring the works of well-known calligraphers from more than 20 different countries.
Opening Reception:  Sat. Jan. 21st, 2PM | Calligraphy Demonstration: 4-5PM
Calligraphy Lecture:  Sat. Jan. 28th, 2PM

Exhibit runs through January 28th
Aurora Central Library | 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy. | Aurora, CO  80012
Exhibit hours:  Mon-Fri, 10AM-7PM and Sat-Sun, 10AM-5PM

For more information, please contact:  Harber Chang | Hnjchang@yahoo.com | (303) 875-8872

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Theatre Esprit Asia in collaboration with Theater Company of Lafayette Presents
COMING TO AMERICA
January 20 and 21, 2017 | 7:30 PM
January 15 and 22, 2017 | 2:00 PM 

Two solo immigration dramas filled with humor and grace
with Peter Trinh and Maria Cheng
Directed by Maria Cheng
Mary Miller Theater | 300 E. Simpson St. | Lafayette, CO 80026

Tickets: $10-$16 |  1-800-838-3006 x1 | www.tclstage.org

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Theatre Esprit Asia presents:

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February 3 – 26, 2017 | Fridays & Saturdays:  7:30 PM | Sundays: 2:00 PM

A Regional Premiere, “Yohen” explores the intricacies of interracial marriage, culture and Japanese art.
By Phillip Kan Gotanda | Directed by Anthony J. Garcia (Su Teatro)
ACAD Gallery Theatre – Aurora Cultural Arts District | 1400 Dallas St. | Aurora, CO  80010
Group-rate tickets with the Partnership (AAPCP):  $22  on Feb. 26th

$26/general | www.teatheatre.org

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 Kalawao-sunrise(MK-250p)
“Just Talking Story”
KALAUPAPA, MOLOKA’I: ENDURING SPIRIT, SACRED GROUND
with Scott Williams, Museum Director, Aurora History Museum
Saturday, January 21st, 1:00 PM
Aurora History Museum | 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy. | Aurora, CO  80012 | www.auroramuseum.org
Mr. Williams will share his experiences as Park Museum Curator for the National Park Service at Kalaupapa National Historical Park.

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