Asian Youth Talent Competition

5:00 am
Smithwick Theater
Los Altos Hills 


__ In partnership with American Fine Arts Festival
__ Sponsored by Steinway & Sons Los Altos
__ Showcase of Asian American youth talent
__ Encouragement and positive experience for all contestants
__ Inspiration through judges’ mentoring
__ Support for underprivileged students in Chinese rural area
__ Covers San Francisco, Peninsula, South Bay, East Bay & Central Valley
__ Professional Media Coverage of students, families and sponsors
__ Connecting Bay Area Asian Americans
__ Funds raised – 65%: building schools in China, 35%: American scholarships


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sanchez Art Center

逢星期五,六,日 1pm-5pm
Sanchez Art Center
1220 B Linda Mar Blvd
(650) 355-1894


11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cantor Arts Center
Palo Alto 

逢星期二至日 11am-5pm
Cantor Arts Center
Stanford University
328 Lomita Drive
Palo Alto

Asian Heritage Street Celebration Poster Design Contest

10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center

Share Your Art with the Community and Win $500

The Oakland Asian Cultural Center in partnership with the Center for Asian American Media and Kearny Street Workshop bring to you a poster design contest to represent the 12th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC).

Organizers are looking for innovative graphic artists to create an exciting and unique poster to promote this year’s Asian Heritage Street Celebration. The winning artwork will become part of the personality for this year’s event and will be featured in a wide-scale multi-media marketing campaign in both the mainstream and Asian Pacific markets in a combination of posters, postcards, Muni bus ads, BART banners, bus shelters, newspaper ads andin a TV commercial. The winner will also earn a $500 grand prize.

For poster contest rules and guidelines please visit

Retrieved: The Art of Looking Back

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chinese Culture Center
San Francisco 

Join the Chinese Culture Center and SF Camerawork in their first collaboration together. Retrieved回brings together three distinctive photographic collections, featuring Kurt Tong’s personal book tracing his family’s immigration from Hong Kong to Britain, Daniel Traub’s street photography of African immigrants in Guangzhou, and Thomas Sauvin’s Beijing Silvermine, a selection of salvaged photos rescued from a recycled plant in Beijing.

Locations: Chinese Culture Center
750 Kearny St 3/F
San Francisco, CA 94108

SF Camerawork
1011 Market St.
San Francisco, CA

Come join the Palo Alto Philharmonic for a night of classics

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
Mountain View 

Pianist Daniel Glover will perform Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, written by our own composer-in-residence, Lee Actor. Glover, who debuted the work in 2013, has described the work as “a major addition to the piano concerto repertoire. It offers the pianist everything a fine concerto should offer: lyrical themes, stunning virtuosity, a finely molded and impressive cadenza, as well as gripping emotional depth. The piano writing is idiomatic and the orchestration is full of brilliant splashes of instrumental color…I sincerely hope that it becomes a standard repertoire piece for pianists worldwide.” Mr. Glover is a highly acclaimed artist who has performed in 42 states and 26 countries throughout Euro
pe, Asia, South America and the Caribbean. The San Jose Mercury News has hailed him as “an incisive, exciting, and apparently tireless player…a natural for hyper-virtuosic challenge.”

The concert will also feature Johannes Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 1, a piece originally written for piano 4 hands (one piano, played by two pianists).The composition was inspired by Europe’s Roma (gypsy) culture, which he experienced first hand while still in his youth. The energetic piece imitates the unpredictable spirit of Hungarian folk music. Brahm’s Hungarian dances are considered among his most popular works.

Symphony No. 7 by Antonin Dvorak will also be performed, which has been described as his greatest symphony, although not as widely performed as his 9th symphony. Dvorak wrote the piece relatively quickly, inspired by the political struggles of his beloved country. The symphony also reflected his personal struggle in reconciling his simple and peaceful countryman’s feelings with his intense patriotism and his wish to see the Czech nation flourish.

TICKETS: General admission tickets are: General Admission $24, Seniors $20, and Student tickets $12. Tickets are available in advance from or at the door one half-hour before the performance.

ACCESSIBILITY: This concert venue is wheelchair accessible.

MCD Library MakeArt: Story Quilt Squares

12:00 am
Potrero Branch Library
San Francisco 

Create your own story quilt square with paper,fabric, pastels & paint, inspired by the work of award�-winning artist Faith Ringgold, who originated the medium and is known for such books as “Tar Beach” and “Underground Railroad in the Sky”. Feel free to bring in any fabric or paper scraps you might like to include in your artwork! Scraps should be at least 2″ wide.

Free, Please RSVP.

Presented by Museum of Craft and Design

Oakland Symphony Presents Premiere of Martin Rokeach Piccolo Concerto

All Day
The Paramount Theatre

The world premiere of a new piccolo concerto by Bay Area composer Martin Rokeach highlights the Oakland Symphony’s concert scheduled Friday, March 18, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. Music Director Michael Morgan will conduct and the program also includes Cherubini’s Requiem featuring the Oakland Symphony Chorus, Lynne Morrow, Director, and Beethoven’s Second Symphony. The evening begins at 7 pm with no-host drinks, free pre-concert lobby entertainment and a pre-concert talk

Presented by Oakland Symphony