Calendar: 12/12/08

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Filipino American Jazz Series
EVENT: Filipino American Jazz Series at Savanna Jazz
DESCRIPTION: Unwind to the sounds of vocalist Lily Alunan and her band, After Hours, featured at the First San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival, at the Mission District’s Savannah Jazz Nightclub.
DETAILS: $10, Dec. 12, 9p.m., Savanna Jazz Nightclub, 2937 Mission Street, San Francisco.
CONTACT: (415) 285-3369;

Kearny Street Workshop’s Jade Ball
DESCRIPTION: A benefit celebrating 35 years of Asian American Art, featuring a celebrity mixer, silent
auction, live music, and LOCUS After Party. Featuring: Art Hirahara, Goh Nakamura, a secret celebrity headliner and live performance by Julie Plug.
DETAILS: $100-125, Dec. 12, 7 p.m., Broadway Studios, 435 Broadway St.

Kimochi’s Silver Bells Arts & Crafts Faire
DESCRIPTION: Your one stop holiday shopping featuring crafts from over 65 Asian and Pacific Islander
DETAILS: Free, Dec. 13, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m., St. Mary’s Cathedral Event Center, 1111 Gough St.
CONTACT: (415) 931-2294,

Parol Lantern Festival and Parade
DESCRIPTION: A parol is a traditional Filipino Christmas decoration. Come join the festivities!
DETAILS: Free, Dec. 13, 5 – 8p.m., Parade starts at Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission St.
CONTACT: (415) 348-8042,

The Holiday Epicure: A Benefit for Bayanijuan
DESCRIPTION: Fundraising benefit will feature Filipino chefs, vintners and Hollywood celebrities and will be chaired by young professionals around the Bay Area.
DETAILS: $75, Dec. 13, 6 – 9 p.m., Studio 154, ABS CBN, 150 Shoreline Dr., Redwood City, Calif.
CONTACT: (650) 508-6614

Pasko Expo
DESCRIPTION: Seafood City, along with Phase1 Entertainment, presents Pasko Expo, an annual Filipino-themed Christmas indoor festival. This all-day event will feature live entertainment, authentic Filipino food and various retail vendors. Beneficiariesof the event are Gawad Kalinga, PYC and Toys For Tots.
DETAILS: Free, Dec. 13, 11 a.m.– 8 p.m., Solano Fairgrounds Exposition Hall, 900 Fairgrounds Dr., Vallejo, Calif.
CONTACT: (888) 416-3331,

Holiday Meal for Glide Memorial Church

DESCRIPTION: Volunteers needed to help with a gourmet Chinese meal for 1,500 who regularly depend on Glide Memorial Church for their survival.
DETAILS: Sunday, Dec.14: California Culinary Academy, 350 Rhode Island St., volunteers needed for general help & cleaning, 3 – 9 p.m. Monday December 15: Glide Memorial Church, 330 Ellis St., volunteers needed to set up meal service and serve meals, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Volunteers needed to serve meals and clean up, 3 – 6 p.m.

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