The 21st annual United States of Asian America Festival (USAAF) is making waves with a lineup featuring rising stars in the music, food, comedy, dance, and art scenes in the Bay Area and beyond. Produced by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC), attendees can look forward to performances by Sammay Dizon (Dance), Ruby Ibarra (Emcee), Aileen Suzara (Food), and Irene Tu (Comedy), among dozens of other local artists.
“San Francisco has always been a hub for [Asian Pacific Islander American] artists who draw from the city’s rich diversity and the struggles of immigrant APIA communities. The rich legacy and support system of artists and advocates for the arts are also drawn from this history,” shares Raquel Redondiez, Executive Director of SOMA Pilipinas.
This year’s festival performances range from innovative hip-hop to thought-provoking comedy, and multimedia dance theater to storytelling through the lens of food. San Francisco will be lit up with creative explorations of this year’s USAAF theme, Regenerative Community, with a total of 14 programs and events throughout the city taking place from May 3rd to June 17th.
For a full list of festival events, click here.