Kearny Street Workshop Presents APAture 2008 & Win Free Tickets

September 15, 2008

Holy! It's that time of the year again for Kearny Street Workshop's (KSW) APAture! Can you believe they're celebrating their 10th year already? Check out the awesome event schedule below, and join the 90+ artists, musicians, filmmakers, comedians, writers, and performers for 10 exciting days of APAture starting this Thursday, September 18-27, 2008.

Support the oldest multidisciplinary Asian Pacific American arts organization in the country by winning 2 tickets to ANY of the events listed below.

The 10th person to email me at lisalee(at) with the correct answer to "when was KSW founded" will win big. In your email, please also let me know what performance you'd like to attend.



Hyphen will be there to hang out and mingle on both the opening and closing night, so be sure to stop by and say hi!

APAture 2008 Schedule 

Thursday, September 18 
7:00 - 9:00 pm: Gallery Opening & Festival Kick-Off 
@ KSW's space 180 Gallery 
Presenting Artists: Weston Takeshi Teruya, Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Ali Dadgar, Queena Hernandez, Amy M. Ho, Barbara R. Horiuchi, Philip Hua, Stephanie Inagaki, Takashi Kawashima, Christina Mazza, Noritaka Minami, Leilani Nisperos, Dinesh Perera, Audrey Roy, Pallavi Sharma, Lisa Solomon, Jamie L. Venci, Lawrence Yang, Imin S. Yeh, Shadi Yousefian 

Friday, September 19 
7:30 - 9:30 pm: Listen Up 
@ The Make-Out Room 
Presenting Artists: The Invisible Cities, Dirty Cupcakes, Bento 

Saturday, September 20 
4:00 - 6:00 pm: Speak Out 
@ Manilatown Heritage Foundation 
Presenting Artists: Youth Speaks!, Adrien Salazar, Yael Villafranca, George Reyes, Conrad Panganiban 

8:00 - 10:00 pm: Keep it Reel 
@ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 
Presenting Artists: Richard Wong, H.P. Mendoza, Stephanie Yang, Rui Bing Zheng, Valerie Soe, David M. Yun, Adele Pham, Kirthi Nath, Yasmine Gomez, May Balingit, Maya Lorton, Andrew Ng, Matthew Abaya 

Sunday, September 21 
12 noon - 5:00 pm: Community Day 
@ Dolores Park 
Presenting Artists TBA 

1:00pm-3:00pm: LAP-POP 
@ Theatre Rhinoceros 
Presenting Artists: Eric Nakagawa, Kari Unebasami, Ernie Hsuing, Dino Ignacio, Annie Koh, Hasan Minhaj, Eric Wu 

Monday, September 22 
7:00 - 9:00 pm: Express Yourself 
@ KSW's space 180 Gallery 
Presenting Artists: Celeste Chan, Philip Huang, Rice Kings, Amar Puri, Leah Lakshimi Piepzna - Samarashinha, Amir El-Chidiac, Amber Field, NaR 

Tuesday, September 23 
7:00 - 9:00 pm: Laugh On 
@ KSW's space 180 Gallery 
Presenting Artists: Chris Dong, hobofish, Jeffrey Lei, Joe Nguyen, Ali Mafi 

Wednesday, September 24 
8:00 - 10:00 pm: Act Out 
@ Intersection for the Arts 
Presenting Artists: Samantha Chanse, Irene Faye Duller, Rogel Camba, LIKHA, Robin Sukahida 

Thursday, September 25 
7:00 - 9:00 pm: Get Lit 
@ the LAB 
Presenting Artists: Pireeni Sundaralingam, Jennifer Chien, Chenda Duong, Michelle Ferrer, Stephen Murphy Shigamatsu, Shizue Seigel, Zuleikha Mahmood 

Friday, September 26 
7:30 - 9:30 pm: Groove It 
@ The Make-Out Room 
Presenting Artists: The Autonomous Region, Lumaya, Bloodwire, Farewell Typewriter 

Saturday, September 27 
12 noon - 5:00 pm: Comic and Zine Expo 
@ 180 Capp Street 3rd Floor 
Presenting Artists: Hellen Jo, TBA 

12 noon - 5:00 pm: Educational Workshops 
@ The Actors Center of San Francisco 

6:00 pm -12 midnight: Performance & Closing 
@ KSW's space 180 Gallery 
Presenting Artists: Nick Ng, Bina Patel, May Nazareno 

*Admission to most events is $15- 25 (sliding scale).

Check out the schedule on KSW's website for more detailed information. 

Lisa Lee


Lisa Lee works in User Operations at Facebook, and has more than five years of nonprofit experience in marketing and communications for multicultural arts and cultural organizations.



Depends on what you're interested in! I would pick a genre you're interested in and then go to that.
This sounds awesome - never been to a KSW/Apature event yet. Coming from the South Bay, I have limited options. Any spotlight events (other than opening/closing night) folks would suggest?