Filipino Historian Speaks at the Presidio
EVENT: Philippine War of Independence Lecture
DESCRIPTION: Filipino historian, journalist, academic and author Ambeth Ocampo will present The Philippine War of Independence. Ocampo is the chair of the Philippines’ National Historical Institute and a past chairman of the National Commission for Culture in the Arts.
DETAILS: Free, Oct. 29, 7-8:30 p.m., Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco.
CONTACT: Clay Harrell, (415) 561-5331
GAPA Halloween Party
EVENT: Gay Asian Pacific Alliance’s “Scared Stiff II” fundraiser
DESCRIPTION: Hosted by Miss Desperate Divas 2009 winner Estee Longga, plus performances by the Ladies of Acts of DesperAsians. Cash prizes awarded for the Halloween Costume Contest.
DETAILS: $10 after 11 p.m., Oct. 25, 10 p.m.–2 a.m., The Endup, 401 Sixth Street, San Francisco.
CONTACT: Sydney@ theendup.com
Justice for Vietnam’s Agent Orange Victims
EVENT: Fourth Vietnam Agent Orange Justice Tour
DESCRIPTION: An all-women delegation of Vietnamese activists speaks out on Agent Orange.
DETAILS: Free, Oct. 28, 7 p.m., EastSide Arts Alliance, 2277 International Blvd (at 23rd Avenue), Oakland, Calif.
JCCCNC/JCYC Halloween Carnival
EVENT: Presented by the Japanese Cultural And Community Center of Northern California and Japanese Community Youth Council.
DESCRIPTION: Games and activities, a haunted Air Jumper house, Parent’s Pie Eating Contest and special guest Merlin the Wizard teaches magic tricks and leads the Glowing Light Costume Parade. First 400 kids receive goody bags.
DETAILS: $5 general admission, $4 with costume, free for babies in strollers and seniors over 65; RSVP for Early bird Spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. ($5/adults, $3/kids); Oct. 31, 6-8:30 p.m.
CONTACT: (415) 567-5505 x228, email@example.com.
Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft
EVENT: Sponsored by the National Association of Asian American Professionals, the Wells Fargo Funds
Management Group and Wells Fargo’s Asian Connection-Bay Area
DESCRIPTION: Informational session looks at the threat posed by identity theft and offers concrete strategies to minimize personal risk and address problems if they occur.
DETAILS: $5, Oct. 28, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wells Fargo, 420 Montgomery St., San Francisco.
CONTACT: RSVP by 5 p.m. on Oct. 27 at : naaapsf.org
ABA Honors Asian Business Leaders
EVENT: 32nd Annual Awards Banquet
DESCRIPTION: The Asian Business Association will honor leaders in the Asian American business community as well as recognize corporations who consistently provide opportunities and venues for Asian American businesses to flourish.
DETAILS: $295, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. -10 p.m., Hilton Los Angeles, 555 Universal Hollywood Dr., Universal City, Calif.CONTACT: (213) 628-1ABA or firstname.lastname@example.org