Artist Preview Show and Mixer

Who: You and your friends
What: The 7th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration Artist Preview Show
When: April 30th 2011 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Minna 111 Gallery, at Minna and Second.

For opportunities for organizations be a part of the show or for volunteer information contact

Artist Preview Show
The Asian Heritage Street Celebration Artist Preview Show is your chance to get a sneak peek of some of the amazing Asian American talent you will experience at this year's 7th annual festival. Be a part of a night of expression through performance art. By coming together, we can support each other and at the same time express our unique diversity. Make sure you don't miss this sophisticated, unique and exciting evening.
The Evening

Come early to mingle, meet new friends, and enjoy free hors d'oeuvres and wine tasting! A community mixer kicks off the night when doors open at 5:30 p.m. The show will start at 6 p.m. Semi formal attire suggested. Come for the mixer, come for the show, come to support your community.

This is a 21+ event

Hors d'oeuvres and Wine Sampling

Free food provided by local San Francisco restaurants. We don't want you to go hungry! And because the show is around dinner time, we are offering hors dourves free with your entrance ticket.

Free wine sampling provided by Napa Vally vineyards. More details soon!

The 7th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration will be held on Saturday May 21, 2011 in front of the Asian Art Museum, leading up to the Little Saigon District in San Francisco. The street fair gathers all communities among Asian Pacific Islanders in the San Francisco Bay Area, and enables cross cultural interaction through sharing of cultures, promoting Asian inspired arts and crafts vendors, creation of innovative programs and entertaining activities for visitors and participants.

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) is organized by the AsianWeek Foundation in cooperation with over 150 organizations in the Asian American community. The AsianWeek Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 committed to developing the Voices of Asian America and bringing together the community.
Japan Tsunami Relief

This year we are contributing to a cause very close to our hearts: A portion of all precedes from ticket sales will go to Japan Tsunami Relief. Direct donations can be made at the event. For your convenience, you can also donate online with your ticket purchase.

The Venue

The Artist Preview Show will take place in the coveted 111 Minna Gallery. Enjoy the evening mingling between two spacious rooms and full bars.

The space at 111 Minna Gallery is reminiscent of an urban industrial warehouse with 16 feet high walls, floor to ceiling windows facing out on 2nd Street, exposed piping overhead and original hardwood floors. The sophisticated modern design of the space is animated by a 25 foot long rolled steel and copper bar created by Bay Area sculptor Jud Bergeron, multifunctional theatrical lighting designed by Terry Ohm of Impact Lighting and an eclectic mix of modern and antique furnishings.

DJ K-Spy will be spinning music to lounge to in one room, and we will be hosting live performances in the second room throughout the evening.
Artist Bios
The Like Me's

The Like Me's formed in March of 2009 for the love music and bonded by heartbreak. Over time, they have added bassist Ben Everett, pianist Loren Alonzo, and the most recent member - guitarist Raymond Bernal. Our music is about feeling good, allowing music and art to heal and empower, and most importantly having fun no matter how you decide to do it.

Healing through Expression
Interpreting Adversity
Celebrating Adventure!

Hope you like the Like Me's!

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De La Femme

The ladies of De La Femme represent the fierce, feminine side of the Funkanometry SF Dance Company. The company members of this all-female collective are trained to emanate both sexiness and strength through their charismatic dance performances.

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Joyo Velarde

If you lived in California in the 90s, chances are you've sung Joyo's refrain in the shower. After the Manila-born NorCal transplant finished studying opera in Rome, she returned to the Bay Area, where she and future husband Lyrics Born recorded what would go on to be Solesides' greatest hit, a little number called "Balcony Beach." The song appeared on 1997's Latyrx, a record that went on to sell over 100,000 copies worldwide.

As part of the seminal indie hip-hop label Quannum Projects - a group whose founders included Lyrics Born & Lateef the Truthspeaker, Blackalicious, DJ Shadow, Jeff Chang (Can't Stop Won't Stop/VIBE Magazine,) and Joseph Patel (MTV) - Joyo quickly found her place as "The Quannum Songstress." In 2000 her first official solo offering - the jazzy and soulful"People Like Me" - was released on the label compilation Quannum Spectrum.

In support of the album, Joyo and the crew toured relentlessly, which gave her the opportunity not only to hone her vocal and performance skills, but also to expand her steady base of loyal listeners from the US across the globe, from Australia to Europe to Japan. The following year, she further displayed her versatility with the cult hit "Sweet Angels," a lilting reggae-inspired tune that quickly became a fan favorite.

Music is her first love, of course, and her versatility as a singer/songwriter, belter, storyteller and explosive live performer knows no bounds.

But Joyo has been recognized as a fashion icon, as well. She's been featured in San Francisco's 7x7 magazine (Sept 1, 2006) as one of the Bay Area's trendsetters and style-makers to watch, and has received endorsements and performed at exclusive fashion shows and events for Puma, Evisu, Diesel, Upper Playground, Adidas, among others.

Having already appeared twice on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and featured on over 20 albums, including Lyrics Born's blockbuster indie classics Later That Day (on which she performed and co-wrote 10 songs, including the ubiquitous "Callin' Out" - featured on commercials for Diet Coke and Motorola), 2005's Same Sh*%t Different Day, and 2008's Everywhere at Once, 2010 finally sees Joyo step into the spotlight, with the release of her solo debut.

Love and Understanding - preceded by a digital-only EP released in 2009 - is a refreshing perspective on traditional soul music handcrafted by Joyo and Lyrics Born with the help of fellow producers Jake One (Aftermath Records), Emmy Award winner Asa Taccone, RJD2, Tommy Guerrero, Headnodic (Crown City Rockers), and the Lifesavas' Jumbo the Garbageman.

A glimpse into Joyo's positive, self-affirming outlook, not to mention her impressive talent, it's already caught the attention of award-winning writer/actor/director Danny Hoch, founder of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival, who used her new song "Feels Right" in his latest play, Taking Over. Love and Understanding is currently available in stores and online and dropped on February 16th, 2010.

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Cynthia Lin

Drawing comparisons to Edith Piaf and Joni Mitchell, San Francisco-based singer/songwriter Cynthia Lin captivates audiences with a rich, outsized voice and witty, honest storytelling. Since 2003, Cynthia has released three albums independently and toured colleges and venues across the country. Her first album Blue and Borderlined was featured on NPR's Open Mic series, and her second album Doppelganger was named one of the Top 5 Asian American Albums of 2007 by The uncommon blend of retro jazz with acoustic fingerstyle guitar and a bluesy vocal delivery makes Cynthia's style unmistakable yet classic
Community Sponsors

RAMA is a Pan Asian arts and entertainment organization founded in the San Francisco Bay Area. By providing exciting and accessible platforms for the imagination of new Pan Asian artistic identities, RAMA inspires creativity and integrity in the community. Bringing you the finest and most innovative independent Pan-Asian talent at exciting concerts and events, RAMA is the Pan Asian Renaissance!


We at viveSF believe in promoting events to the San Francisco community as a whole so that, no matter what your heritage or background, everyone can appreciate a renascence of culture and art. Great things happen once people of all backgrounds get together to build relationships. That's why we are here, to help build relationships!

AsianWeek Foundation

The AsianWeek Foundation is a leader in bringing together the Asian Pacific American community. We work with businesses, community groups, and visionary individuals who want to develop or deepen their relationship with today's Asian Pacific America. AsianWeek Foundation was created to implement a full spectrum approach towards community organizing and community assemblage. We therefore seek to apply this approach in a wide selection of areas and issues.


The AADP is dedicated to helping save the lives of patients with life threatening blood diseases curable by a stem cell transplant.

(AADP) is a community non-profit (501c3) organization geared towards saving lives. We are an official recruitment group of the Be the Match Registry, formerly the National Marrow Donor Program, specialized in conducting outreach and donor registration drives in the Asian, Pacific Islander, and Multi-racial communities. AADP now outreaches to the entire ethnic minority community.

Founded in 2006, is a web portal site highlighting many of the interesting people, events and organizations that make up Taiwanese America. It is both a volunteer-driven website and a non-profit organization that intends to connect and promote those who identify with the Taiwanese identity, heritage, or culture. By establishing our niche within the broader Asian Pacific American and mainstream communities, we hope to collectively contribute to the wonderful and diverse mosaic that America represents.


TAP enhances the Taiwanese American community by networking individuals interested in professional and career development, while emphasizing the preservation of Taiwanese American identity. TAP provides resources and programs that inspire and empower; develop and support professionals to become community-oriented leaders. TAP's primary focuses are on Leadership, Identity, Networking, and Community (LINC). Visit our website at:

Kollaboration SF

Kollaboration is a nonprofit organization that promotes Asian and Pacific Islanders to pursue their passions in the entertainment industry. We work to bring together the API community and collectively support these talented people at our annual show!

Bay Area Benefit was originally just a website, launched to support fundraisers for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy, and the children surviving disasters in the Samoas and the homeless of the Bay Area, in 2009. Today, Bay Area Benefit is incorporated with the State and is currently in the process of registration for nonprofit status.

Asian Americans for Community Involvement

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)'s mission is to improve the health, mental health, and well being of individuals, families, and the Asian community. We do this by providing an array of high quality health and human services, sharing expertise about the Asian community's needs and best service delivery practices, and providing Asian leadership in advocating on key health and human services issues. Founded in 1973, AACI is the largest community-based organization focused on the Asian community in Santa Clara County. Current programs include mental health and primary care health services, health education, HIV/AIDS testing and education, substance abuse treatment, a center for survivors of torture, shelter and services for domestic violence victims, a senior center, youth programs, English classes, and community advocacy.


AAWAA is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to ensuring the visibility and documentation of Asian American women in the arts. Through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs, we offer thought-provoking perspectives that challenge societal assumptions and promote dialogue. Founded in 1989, AAWAA serves as a portal to Asian American Women in the Arts, providing exhibitions, literary readings, speakers' bureau, workshops, publications, and educational resources.


In 2002, spurred by the shuttering of a.Magazine, a small group of 20-and-30-something journalists and artists got together to fill the void by envisioning the kind of magazine we always wanted to read: a publication that would go beyond celebrity interviews and essays about discovering our roots, which we found a long time ago, thank-you-very-much.

We began meeting around a kitchen table in San Francisco that spring, and over snacks and beer, a vision slowly emerged. The magazine wouldn't flinch at covering serious issues, but also wouldn't take itself too seriously. It would cover Asian Americans in Texas, Kansas and Minnesota, not just the critical mass living in California and New York. It would feature emerging artists, thinkers and doers, not only the few established Asian Americans who'd gotten mainstream approval. It would be a magazine that looked beyond identity -- we'd explore cultural issues while tackling what is Asian American by accident, by tangent or by happenstance.

Kearny Street Workshop

Kearny Street Workshop is the longest-standing Asian American multidisciplinary arts organization. Our mission is to produce, present, and promote art that empowers Asian American artists and communities.


Have a bite of these cupcakes, and you'll be dying to have some more. Cute on the outside but bad ass on the inside. Isn't that the story of all fierce boys in the bay area?  Created in 2011, this group is a spin off from DowneFX, an all gay hip hop dance group from the bay area.

These Poisoned Cupcakes consists of different flavors. Each of them are equally yummy but if you have too much they can be deadly. These boys will serve you something you've never had: fierce dancing of a unique style and blend of hip hop. It will want you craving for more.


A tireless organizational development volunteer, Harrington has raised tens of millions of dollars in financial and in-kind support for BftB. Her organization is a member of Children's Charities of America and her primary corporate sponsor is The National Geographic Society. She has received major program sponsorship support from American Airlines, AT&T Corporation, Rotary International Foundation, LBC Corporation, Hong Kong Shanghai Bank Corporation, Madrigal Shipping Lines, the Mosser Foundation, the Dora Levit Freedman Fund for People, Mikol Properties, the Ludwick Family Foundation and Lafarge Corporation.


SEACHAMPA's primary goal is to promote Southeast Asian culture and art as a solution to educational underachievement, and other perennial social problems (e.g. gang activities, welfare dependency, drug and alcohol abuse).

In learning about their rich heritage traditions, Southeast Asian American youth learn about themselves. Knowing who they are, they will become empowered to believe that they have a right to be fully American, and a right to have equal access to education, and equal access to resources that will directly improve their communities.


Nakayoshi is a group for young adults and recent college graduates in the San Francisco Bay Area looking for opportunities to network, volunteer and get involved in the Japanese American and Asian Pacific American community, and to have fun at the same time!

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