This week we focus on the next generation, the kids. We feature a bilingual children’s book, a live performance by The Little Bits, and learn about a new documentary that needs your support.
Beautiful Eyes is a bilingual children’s book in English and Tagalog written by Gayle Romasanta and illustrated by Ramon Abad. It’s based on a game that Filipino adults play with babies to help them gain a sense of self and their own beauty.
The Little Bits are a Ramones-sounding rock band that make fun music for kids and their families to enjoy together. Comprised of members of Sputterdoll, Mud, and Skyflakes, their live show encourages kids to sing, dance, and let their energies out.
Top Spin is a documentary that follows three American teenagers as they strive for their Olympics aspirations in… ping pong. RJ Lozada lets us know how YOU can help bring this documentary into fruition with support of their Kickstarter campaign.
- Friday, July 12 from 5 – 9 Kearny Street Workshop and East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation present Movement in Many Parts, an exhibition that explores systems of human infrastructure — through the architectural, ecological, biological, political, industrial, and fantastical — and the way we organize ourselves as a society. Composed of units, these diverse systems chart cycles of utopia, failure, change, and ultimately, evolution.
- This Saturday July 14 at 7:20 p.m., join 3rd i for a special screening of PATANG followed by a question and answer session and reception with filmmaker Prashant Bhargava. PATANG, is a southern Gothic family saga transposed to India, and weaves the intersecting narratives of its six characters into the lively bustle of Uttarayan, India’s largest kite festival. The screening is at the AMC Metreon 16 in San Francisco.
- Also this Saturday visit the Japantown Peace Plaza for the Japantown Jazz Festival featuring the Asian American Jazz Orchestra, Michael Sasaki and the Bluesetta Band, and the Bob Kenmotsu Quartet.
- Sunday, July 15 at 1:30 p.m., the Oakland Asian Cultural Center hosts a book talk and signing of Bamboo Women: Stories from Ming Quong by Nona Mock Wyman. Bamboo Women tells twenty-one inspiring stories of coming-of-age from the women of Ming Quong, a home for orphaned Chinese girls in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Finally, next Thursday July 19, tune in to APEX Express to hear Bay Area locals Little Sister perform LIVE on air. We’re hecka into the bands this month. Live sister plays a mixture of folk, soul, jazz and punk and we promise it’ll be amazing.