Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Fil-Am events across America May 2012

Here is your events calendar for all Filipinos living, working and most probably finding luck in America. All these activities are organized by Filipino-Americans which aims to promote the Filipino Culture among the members of the Filipino communities.

Thanks to Asian Publication Journal for the weekly informative email messages.

May 2 SF Giants Filipino Heritage Night 

Join the Filipino American Arts Exposition (FAAE) and the Bay Area Filipino Community on Wednesday, May 2 at the 5th annual Filipino Heritage Night when the San Francisco Giants take on the Miami Marlins. This event sells out every year, so be sure to secure your tickets as soon as possible! Buy your tickets today: www.SFGiants.com/SpecialEvents

May 4 Annual Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE) 

Two days of exciting programming with invited, keynote, and contributed talks and posters. There is networking opportunities for US and Philippine based members with government and industry. Theme "Science and Engineering Challenges for Society and Sustainability". Contributions from selected topics on biological sciences, biomedical sciences, chemistry, physics, materials, and engineering are accepted as oral contributions or posters. Poster session and sponsored events. Delegates from the Philippines (government, universities, Industry) will be participating. Sponsored by the University of Houston and other donors.  Event will be held on May 4-5 at the Hilton University of Houston.  To register, fill in the form (website) and send with registration fees to Dr. Jean Tiong-Koehler.  Address to send fees are in the form. Send inquiries related to registration to tiongj@ninds.nih.gov

Lea Salonga: The Journey Continues 

THE Town Hall, Broadway's landmark concert and theatre venue, located at 123 West 43rd Street , is pleased to present Lea Salonga: The Journey Continues. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning actress and recording artist will perform in concert on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 8pm. Tickets, priced at $55, $50 and $45, are now available via Ticketmaster.com (800) 982-2787.

May 5 TAGABANUA: A Philippine Dance Project by Jay Loyola 

The Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC), in conjunction with the American Center of Philippine Arts (ACPA), is proud to announce the U.S. premiere of Tagabanua (tah-gah-BAhN-wah) by renowned folkloric choreographer Jay Loyola on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 8pm at OACC. This is the inaugural piece of ACPA's new Emerging Works program. For more information on Tagabanua, please visit the American Center of Philippine Arts website: http://philippinearts.org/tagabanua.htm

May 6 Miss Philippines USA 2012 Coronation Night

This year's winner will receive over $20,000 in cash and prizes, record a commercial for ABS CBN Foundation, receive a modeling contract, become the ambassador of good will for the Fil-Am community for the entirety of her reign.Finalists will have the option to advance to other pageants with the support and assistance of Miss Philippines USA, both domestic and international.  Event will be held at the Marriot Hotel, Burbank, CA.  Doors open at 5pm.  Pageant start at 7pm.

National Museum of the Pacific War features Forgotten Soldiers

On May 6, 2012 the National Museum of the Pacific War will showcase Forgotten Soldiers, a new documentary movie about the U.S. Army's Philippine Scouts and the terrible ordeal they and their comrades suffered through on Bataan, Corregidor, and in Japanese prison camps. Event will be held at the National Museum of the Pacific War, 340 E. Main St., Fredericksburg, TX.

May 10 Community Reception for U.S. Ambassador Harry Thomas

The U.S. Pinoys for Good Governance - Los Angeles (USP4GG-LA) hosts an intimate reception for Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr., on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Carla's CafĂ© - CBS Studios, 4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City, California 91604 in Studio City, California. The Office of the Ambassador reached out to the LA Filipino community through Ms. Loida Nicholas Lewis, Chair of the USP4GG, and through Ms. Rocio Nuyda, Secretary of the USP4GG Board of Trustees to have interaction with the LA Filipino-American community. Ambassador Thomas is a proponent for issues that are of interest to Filipinos, both abroad and in the Philippines, as the leader of the American Embassy in Manila.  $35 (Prepaid Online at USP4AMB.EVENTBRITE.COM) by MAY 3, 2012. Seats extremely limited. Reservations on first come, first serve basis while seats are available. Event will be closed once capacity has been reached. Contact Rocio Nuyda rocion@msn.com or Ted Benito paelive@tdrz.net.

May 12 Healing priest celebrates 10th Anniversary

On May 12, 2012, healing priest Fr. Fernando Suarez commemorates the 10th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood with a gathering among friends and supporters of his ministry, Mary Mother of the Poor (MMP), at the Quiet Cannon, 901 Via San Clemente, Montebello, CA. "It will be an evening of fun with Fr. Suarez and friends of MMP," echoed contacts Sugar Ray (626) 991-4015 and Jeannia Parayna (626) 991-9184. Donation is $75 per person.

Cabiao Association USA Annual Fiesta family picnic

CAUSA is inviting all members and non-members of Cabiao Association USA to their Annual Family Picnic to be held on May 12, 2012 at Schabarum Regional Park, at 17250 E. Colima Road, Rowland Heights, CA 91748  (Pepper Tree Picnic Area). There will be a Traditional Food Pinoy Specialties, Games, Entertainments, Prizes, for everyone to enjoy. Please coordinate with the following officers: Lulu Driz (213) 819-6387; Jimmy Santiago-(951)205-3661; Aning Policarpio (310) 775-0820; Ming Paras (626922-3385).

Santacruzan at St. Mark's Episcopalian Church

Everyone is invited to attend the Santacruzan at St. Mark's Episcopalian Church in Van Nuys. This is the Filipino celebration of the Santa Cruzan or Flores de mayo at 5:50 p.m. and we have Sagalas and Contantino or escort.

CAM Presentation Ball

The Catholic Action of Mary would be presenting the sagalas for the 34th Santacruzan and Flores De Mayo on May 12, 6:30pm at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel.  For more information please visit www.catholicaction of Mary.

May 19 2nd Annual Santacruzan in Manhattan at Alphabet City

Everyone is invited to the 2nd Annual Santacruzan in Manhattan at Alphabet City in loving memory of Rev. Fr. Misael "Mike" Bacleon.  Event will be held at 185 Ave. D and 12th St. New York, NY 10009.  Holy Mass 12:30pm, Novena Procession 2pm, presentation of Reynas/Sagalas 3pm, outdoor fellowship reception 4pm.

Los Angeles launch of My Filipino Connection: The Philippines in Hollywood

"My Filipino Connection: The Philippines in Hollywood," the first book of U.S.-based journalist and Philippine Daily Inquirer columnist Ruben V. Nepales, is a collection of inspiring interviews with talents of Filipino heritage who are making a name in the American entertainment industry, especially in Hollywood. Having successfully launched the book in Manila this month, Nepales will be hosted by friends and colleagues at a special book launch on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the CBS Studio Center, in 4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604.

May 25 St. Paul Grand Reunion Event 

Alumni from all St. Paul's Universities and Colleges in the Philippines will gather in Washington, DC on May 25 and 26, 2012 for a grand reunion event. Over 300 Paulinians from all batches and branches are expected to come to the nation's capital for a long weekend reception, culminating in a gala night on Saturday, May 26, at the Tysons Corner Marriott, 8029 Leesburg Pike Tysons Corner, VA 22182. Information on activities, sponsorships, and tickets is available on www.paulinianglobal.org or email paulinian.alumni@gmail.com.

May 26 PAFCOM 22nd Friendship & Coronation Gala 

The Philippine American Friendship Committee (PAFCOM) request the honor
of your presence for an evening of dinner and dancing at their 22nd Friendship & Coronation Gala on Saturday, May 26 at the Sheraton Newark Airport Hotel, 128 Frontage Road, Newark, NJ at 6 pm.  Formal/Filipiniana Attire.  Donation is $110.  For details, please call Elaine Referente at (201) 716 - 9580;  Leslie Dimaya  (201) 988-1489; Ysadora Clarin (201) 653-1727; and Erno Hormillosa (646) 637-6337, Carmen Flores (201) 993-1158, Lita Pena (201) 232-1742.

Noli Me Tangere

Jose Rizal's: famous novel Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not), was written in l887, yet resonates with the "social cancer" it hoped to quell in many present day countries, even after 150 years. It will come alive in da Corneto Opera's world premiere presentation at the Harris Theatre for Dance and Music, on Saturday, May 26 @ 7pm and Sunday, May 27 @ 3pm. Tickets range from $35 to $90, and are available from Harris Theatre, 205 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, (312) 334-7777. Box Office Hours are: Monday to Friday, 12noon to 6pm. Or: online at http://www.harristheaterchicago.org/events/2011-2012-season/11-12-dacorneto. Student discounts are available.

PCG-SF Golf Tournament

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco cordially invites you to join the Golf Tournament to be held on May 26, 2012 (Saturday) at the Deer Ridge Golf Course in Brentwood, CA. This golf tournament is part of the activities to mark the 114th Anniversary of Philippine Independence on 12 June 2012.  Tee-off time is 12:00 noon (Shotgun start). Awards will be given (low gross/low net) and various prizes wil be raffled off to lucky participants. Fee is $100. inclusive of green fee, cart and dinner. For more information, please call Doy Ver (415) 433-6666 ext 319
or Tony Limgenco (415) 760-9850.

Wil Time Bigtime

TV5 International kicks off its North American launch by bringing TV5's popular television program "Wil Time Bigtime" to Filipinos living in the United States. Host Willie Revillame will visit Los Angeles on May 26 at the Shrine Auditorium and San Francisco on June 2 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium for a limited series of live concerts. Don't miss this chance to catch Willie Revillame and other TV5 stars, live! Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster and select ticket outlets. For ticket inquiries and reservations, call 1-855-KAPATID (1-855-527-2843) or email KapatidTV5@gmail.com. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Creative Concepts at 1-888-886-7889, or email CreativeConceptsIntl@gmail.com.

May 27 34th Santacruzan and Flores de Mayo

The Catholic Action of Mary (CAM) will hold the 34th Santacruzan and Flores De Mayo in Jersey City on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at St. Mary's Church (Second St./Erie St.). Ms. Ledy Almadin, 34th Santacruzan and Flores De Mayo Chairperson announced the Reynas of this year's Santacruzan and Flores De Mayo. The Reynas are Katherine Alcebar - Reyna Elena, Mikeala Banzuela - Reyna Del Cielo, Gabrielle Mari Manahan - Reyna De Las Flores. For further information, please check our website www.catholicactionofmary.com, facebook page Santacruzan and Flores de Mayo.

One Heart for Hope Charity Event 

The 2012 One Heart for Hope Annual Fundraising Event - "Hope Shines Through" will be held on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 6:30 PM - Phoenix Club, Anaheim, CA.  One Heart for Hope is a recognized U.S. charity, registered under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Tax ID 26- 3057344). Therefore, your donation will be 100% tax deductible. Please visit our website at www.oneheartforhope.org to learn more of what we do or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@oneheartforhope.org.

May 31 Brown Strokes on White Canvas 2012 

Dulcie Dee is one of the artists participating in the "BROWN STROKES ON WHITE CANVAS 2012" Lasting Impressions Group Art Exhibit at the Philippine Embassy, Washington, DC opening May 31 - June 4, 2012. Dee will be exhibiting her new "Floral Fantasies" drawing, using only color pencil on black paper, it revels in depicting her everlasting dreams of the beautiful Philippine Island flowers. Opening Reception: Thursday May 31, 2012, 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the Philippine Embassy, 1600 Massachusetts Avenue North West, Washington, DC 20036.

1 comment:

  1. i gues america is already abandoning the philippines


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