Filipino-American History Month 2017 Events and Celebration

October 5

Bindlestiff Studio presents “Welga,” set in San Francisco’s SoMA neighborhood.  Community preview on October 5, at 8 p.m. but will run from October 6-21, from Thursday-Saturday.  For tickets:

October 6

State of Illinois FAHM Celebration, Concourse Level at James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601. Contact Mr. Thomas Choi, co-hosted by the Consulate General of the Philippines.

October 7

Filipino American National Historical Society (FAHNS) 35th anniversary at the Immaculate Conception Auditorium, 820 18th Avenue, Seattle, WA from 5:pm. to 9 p.m.  Reception and silent auction at 5 pm., dinner and historical program at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are $45.  For reservations:  e-mail or call (206) 322-0204.


City of Carson 2017 Filipino-American History Month Kick-Off at the CJMM Community Center, 801 E. Carson Street.  For more information, please call (310) 952-1743.


3rd Annual Barrio Fiesta at Shaffer’s Farm, 8915 E. 31st Street S, Wichita, KS 67210. Contact: Ms. Rose Axman (316) 648-1364/ Sponsored by the  Filipino American Association of Greater Wichita (FAAGW).


FAHM Celebration dinner and dance at Penna’s of Sterling, 38400 Van Dyke Avenue, Sterling Heights, MI 48312. Sponsored by NaFFAA-Michigan, Contact Tony Kho (248) 755-6122 or Becky Tungol (248) 755-6119.

Filipiniana 2017 Gala – A Colorado benefit dinner by NaFFAA Region V at the Radisson Hotel Denver, Aurora Colorado from 6-11 p.m.  For tickets

Filipino Children’s Story Hour program launch at the Bergenfield Public Library, Bergenfield, New Jersey from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. For more information call (774) 257 4669 or e-mail

October 8

“Michigan Filipinxs: Our Spaces in History,” at the Philippine American Cultural Center of Michigan (PACCM) located at 17356 Northland Park, Court, Southfield, MI. Contact Aurora Harris

October 9

FAHM Celebration in Iowa, a feature display of Philippine arts and crafts, souvenirs and power point presentation. At the Urban Dale Public Library, 3520 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322. Contact Mr. Roel Campos at Sponsored by NaFFAA Iowa.

October 13

FilAm Creative sponsors “Asian AF Presents:  Filipino AF” at UCB Sunset’s Inner Sanctum Stage, 5419 West Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 9:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.  Free admission.

October 14

26th Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC) at Echo Park Lake, Los Angeles from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.  For more info:


Fil-Am of American Canyon and AmCan Arts Foundation celebrate Fil-Am History Month at the Community Gym, 100 Benton Way, American Canyon, CA from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For more info:

The Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School at 31604 Alvarado Blvd., Union City will celebrate Filipino American History Month from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with keynote speaker Fil-Am NBA player Raymond Townsend.

FAHM Exhibits in Skokie, sponsored by FANHS-Midwest and NaFFAA. Contact Jelly Carandang at (847) 679-7058 or

October 15

FAHM Luncheon Honoring the Most Outstanding Fil-Am Seniors at Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport 10249 West Irving Park Road  Schiller Park, IL  Sponsor – PACF, contact Adeline Fajardo at  or Evelyn Natividad, Ph.D. (773) 426-5459 or e-mail

October 21

8th Pamana Heritage Awards

The Filipino American Historical Society Rio Grande (FANHS RG) in cooperation with the Filipino American Community council (FACC) will have their annual Pamana Heritage Awards in conjunction with Filipino-American History Month.  Event will be at Wyndham Hotel, 2500 NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico from 2 – 4 p.m.


Regional Food Fare* at Filipino Cultural Center, 9810 We 79th St. Overland Park, KS 66204. Sponsored by the Filipino Association of Greater Kansas City, contact Lucila Rider, or call (816) 522-3854

FAHNS Los Angeles Chapter’s film screening of “Fall of the I Hotel,” a documentary by Curtis Choy at the LA Public Library, Echo Park Branch, 1410 West Temple Street at 1 p.m.  Contact (424) 488-3846.

City of Carson 8th Annual Larry Itliong Celebration at Veterans Park, 22400 Moneta Avenue, Carson from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Free admission, for more info call (310) 952-1743.

October 22

Brooklyn Nets 2nd Annual Filipino Heritage Night vs the Atlanta Braves at the Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York at 3:30 p.m.

October 28

Larry Itliong Day 3rd annual Parade & Festival “Weaving our Communities.”  Join the Larry Itliong Day Committee (LIDC) in honoring the legacy of Fil-Am labor leader Larry Itliong at the Unidad Park (parade) and St. Colombian Church (festival program).  Admission is free.  For information:

Film showing of the acclaimed writer-director John Sayles’ “Amigo” with Joel Torre, Chris Cooper, Rio Locsin, Bembol Roco and Yul Vasquez. Central United Methodist Church, 8237 N. Kenton, Skokie. Call Mariano Santos (847) 528-4991 for details.

October 29

FAHM display exhibits and film showing of “Amigo” with Joel Torre, Chris Cooper, Rio Locsin, Bembol Roco and Yul Vasquez at Indian Prairie Library at 401 Plainfield Rd, Darien, IL. Sponsored by FAASD, contact Jose Soloria at (630)915-5956 or e-mail

UNTIL October 30

“Filipino History Unveiled Through the Arts,” a display of the collaborative mural by five Fil-Am artists from Chicago and five artists from the Philippines and art work of local Filipino American artists Monica Acosta, Paul Balan, Tita Brady, Fred de Asis, Lea Rivera and Susan Silvano. At Trickster Arts Gallery, 190 S. Roselle St., Schaumburg, Illinois.

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