Let’s celebrate together!

The Filipino Community of Seattle Kultura Arts has prepared a lexus level “ALAY SA BELOVED COMMUNITY” show on Friday, Oct. 15. The reception and dinner event starts at 6:30 p.m. with an FCS Arts Gallery opening of photographic art by James Ardena, Joysha Fajardo, Melissa Noledo, Carina del Rosario and Joseph Songco followed by a no-host dinner at 7 p.m. At 8 p.m., a WORDS AND WORKS EXPRESSED reading by award-winning poets and writers Rick Barot, Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor, Oliver de la Paz, Michelle Penaloza and Geronimo Tagatac will take place. The show will be opened by Bengie Santos performing an original work, “Bayan” choreographed to Vincent Noriega’s jazz piano piece with Katrina Pestano rapping with Tawa Sa Lahat. True to form, the celebration continues at 9 p.m. with a dance with DJ Spinja. Co-Sponsored by Filipino American Civic Employees of Seattle, Emerging Filipino Leaders and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. Located at the Filipino Community Center, 5740 MLK Jr. Way, Seattle 98118. $20 for tickets. RSVP to (206) 293 – 2951 or e-mail [email protected]. For more information, call Maria Batayola at (206) 293 – 2951.

Other Fil-Am History Month events:

October 10
FANHS Commemorative Mass and Reception at 9 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 820 18th Ave., Seattle 98122.

October 17
Emerging Filipino Leaders Filipino Film Forum at UW Ethnic Cultural Theater, 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle 98108. 1 p.m.

October 18
King County Council Resolution Singing and Reception. 1 p.m. Resolution Signing at King County Chambers, 516 3rd Ave, #1200, Seattle 98104. 4 p.m. Reception at FCC, 5740 MLK Jr. Way, Seattle 98118.

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