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Join the Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership at the Closing production of Yohen at the group rate of $22 this Sunday afternoon, February 26th, 2PM. Here are the instructions for the discount password: Go to this link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2748633 Select date: 2/26 Click on “Enter a password or discount code” Type “AAPCP” and then click “Check availability” A ‘hidden’ price will pop up for $22 for you to purchase your tickets Help us make closing night a wonderful evening for TEA’s excellent two-person production in an intimate setting at the ACAD Gallery Theatre. Here are the details about Yohen: Theatre Esprit Asia presents: Yohen Through 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 ($26/general) | www.teatheatre.org Theatre Esprit Asia offers a unique perspective during Black History Month: a story melding and shaping the intricacies of interracial marriage, culture and Japanese art. Set in California in 1986, “Yohen” is about James, an African American ex-GI, and Sumi, his Japanese wife. After 30 years of marriage, Sumi reevaluates the relationship and separates from James. In her words, she wishes for him to “court” her again. Yohen is a Japanese pottery term that refers to an accident in the kiln firing that results in transformation of the pot. The outcomes are as unpredictable as the evolution of a marriage. In the end, it is up to the observer to decide its beauty. Veteran actors and Denver favorites, Maria Cheng and Don Randle, bring their talents to this compelling story directed by Anthony J. Garcia, Executive Artistic Director of Su Teatro. Cheng plays Sumi, a Japanese woman trying to define herself after 30 years under the label of being James’ wife. She takes pottery classes, hoping to ignite a spark of passion within herself. James, played by Randle, visits Sumi regularly, per her requests. At first, James has a difficult time being away from Sumi. He is unsure how time apart is supposed to bring them closer together, but he...read more
2017 Colorado Chinese New Year Saturday, 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… PDF...read more
The international calligraphy exhibit is soooo worth your time. Calligraphy artist Harber Chang is there all day until 6PM to help explain the dozens upon dozens of scrolls from around the world on the walls of the Aurora Central Library’s Community Room, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy. An outstanding effort by Mr. Chang and his colleagues to bring this amazing exhibit to Colorado. Thank you, Mr. Chang! Sadly, it ends this Saturday, January 28th. Hear the closing calligraphy lecture at 2PM....read more
FREELANCE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER (Denver Metro Area) Job type: Independent Contractor Colorado Language Connection, a division of Asian Pacific Development Center, is looking for a freelance American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter to provide ASL interpretation for a wide array of industries including but not limited to Healthcare, Education, and Public Services in the Denver Metro Area. Hours are flexible, depending upon availability. Qualifications: • Fluent ASL and spoken English Required • Pass background check • Valid Driver License • Must be willing to travel to independent locations and have reliable transportation. *Current ASL certification strongly preferred* Offers competitive pay! Please email a copy of your resume to email@example.com with subject line “American Sign Language Interpreter”. For any questions related to this job opening, please call (303) 923-2945 or visit the website at...read more
The Partnership is holding it’s annual Holiday Friends Gathering on Wed., Nov. 30th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM, and this year we’ll enjoy an island party at the Aurora History Museum, featuring a catered dinner by Chef Leah Eveleigh and Hawaiian music. Chef Leah won Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen season two (2014) and is planning an island-themed dinner buffet. She is also donating her Cutthroat Kitchen apron to the Partnership’s silent auction. Other items include a hand-painted porcelain Dragonware tea set, a painting by artist Virginia Stonebarger (1926), and more. $35/person RSVP to the Partnership staff office, (303) 326-8695 Pay in advance: call the museum, (303) 739-6660 Pay at the door, but please call the staff office to RSVP. It’s not a party without YOU! Download the announcement (PDF) for more information… Like our Facebook page: ...read more
Some Partnership Steering Committee members are volunteering for Feeding the 5000 – Front Range event on October 14th — a free feast for thousands, made entirely, from fresh, top-quality produce that would have otherwise been wasted. See attached info for details and help spread the word. Special thanks to Alexa Davis and Alice Moy who are volunteering! Like the event on Facebook: www.facebook.com/feedbackorg. Download the flyer...read more
Do you like food, fashion, fun and free? Aurora’s Global Fest 2016 is just around the corner, and the Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership will be there ready to celebrate the diversity of our beloved community. Partnership Co-Chair Chance Horiuchi and a team of many volunteers have been coordinating the fashion show. “We are excited and so grateful that you all can represent your countries and diverse cultures,” Chance said as she puts the finishing touches on her part of the event. There will be much more than fashion, so read more at this link… Plan your Saturday now: August 20th, 1-7PM, Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn. There will be entertainment, a marketplace with international booths and local beers with an international influence. Prefer to be where it’s a little cooler? The Aurora History Museum will be open, with global demonstrations and entertainment indoors, too....read more
The Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership was started to bring together diverse cultures to address civic and community engagement needs. Created by then city of Aurora Mayor Paul Tauer.read more
What do animals, paper and tea have in common? Theatre Esprit Asia (TEA) presents the production by Rajiv Joseph, “Animals Out of Paper”: When a world-renowned origamist (Llana) opens her studio to a teenage prodigy (Suresh), a student of her boyfriend (Andy), she discovers that life and love can’t be folded neatly into a perfect design. A quirky and poignant comedy/drama by Rajiv Joseph, author of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, that has been hailed as “pitch-perfect” by the NY Times. Performances run through June 5th Aurora Cultural Arts District Gallery Theatre 1400 Dallas St., Aurora, CO 80010. Buy tickets here… About www.theatre-esprit-asia.org… Questions? (720)...read more
THIS WEEKEND — Enjoy Asian Pacific American film and filmmakers at the inaugural Colorado Dragon Film Festival. It’s May 20-22 at the King Center, sponsored by the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival and UCD. Visit www.cdbf.org/new-film-festival for...read more