Library May Blog Post 2023

This month we honor the Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage that runs deep throughout our society and culture.
We’ll be sharing our top picks and recommendations for the occasion as well as sharing some cool events happening around LA County.






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Ok so, for this AAPI Month I’m going to be biased to Filipino picks because I’m half Filipino and I gotta represent.

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I made this playlist for anyone who might be interested in K-Pop!



These are some of my favorite spots to eat around LA!

It’s also Mental Health Awareness Month which means we should all take the time to focus on the importance of our mental health. Explore new ways to maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle. And always remember that it’s okay to seek help when you need it. 

Join us for our first ever Mental Health Awareness event where we’ll be supplying essential oils and spray bottles so you can make your very own mood-lifting aroma blends. There will also be snacks, refreshments and chill music to vibe and relax to.

Women’s History Month 2023



The National Women’s History Alliance has announced this year’s theme for Women’s History Month: Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories. We’ll be following their lead and highlighting not only women who have paved the way in all forms of media, but also women who are currently kicking butt and knocking down walls in every way imaginable. Spend some time this month showing your appreciation toward the women in your life and the women who have helped shape the world we live in.

Women often don’t get the credit they deserve for the work they put in. Check out these kick-butt ladies who are heavily involved (if not fully responsible) for the songwriting and production of these great songs!

Click the image below to learn more about some of the women who paved the way in the gaming industry in the 1980s via Google Arts & Culture


Women in the Music Industry
MARCH 25th

The inaugural event of 4THEGIRLIES is a panel of discussion and live performances featuring women in the music industry. (Panel of Discussion + Live Performances)

APRIL 26th + 27th

Networking opportunity! AfroAnimation 2023 is a 2-day Summit happening in Burbank, California. Dedicated to empowering diverse animators and creators from around the globe and enabling animation companies to find diverse talent.

New Filmmakers Los Angeles March Film Festival Infocus: Female Cinema

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) hosts its March Monthly Film Festival and celebrates up-and-coming female talent behind the camera with this month’s InFocus: Female Cinema. The festival presents screenings of shorts, documentaries, and feature films that have been submitted from all over the world.
All of the programs are followed by a Q&A with each filmmaker. The program also offers a special reception so the audience can meet the filmmakers and incredible talent involved, while also networking with industry professionals

PLAN A: Black Women on the Rise Film Festival
MARCH 18th

Plan A: Black Women on the Rise Film Festival, is a showcase of short films by Black women to empower Black women. Come celebrate the artistry of filmmakers, producers, writers, and actors, to bridge the gap between emerging and established industry leaders.
The 8th annual festival is presented in partnership with WACO (Where Art Can Occur) Theater Center and M.P.A.C.T (More Positive Artists Coming Together)

Black History Month 2023

Black History Month 2023

It’s Black History Month! Join us in celebration as we shine the spotlight on some of the amazing Black media that has come out in the past year. From movies, to music, to books to podcasts– let’s take this time to acknowledge the contributions to culture and entertainment made by the Black community.

Black Excellence is in abundance in the art world

Click the image below to check out the digital exhibit that Google Arts & Culture put together for Black History Month




Winter Blog 2022

The LAFS Library Team would like to wish all of you a happy holiday season! To help you get into the spirit, we’ve put together this blog post with as much merriment and cheer as we could find.

We put together a list of all things Christmas that we offer for circulation in the library! Click through the slides or view the entire list here.

Also, check out the library staff’s personal recommendations for the month!

Don’t forget about our Creation Station! We’ve been slowly adding more activities for you to enjoy during your downtime. There’s games, origami tutorials, crayons & coloring pages. If you have any suggestions to make our Creation Station even better, we’re always open to new ideas!

The holidays aren’t complete without the right music. That’s why we made TWO playlists for your winter time enjoyment! Don’t forget to follow us on Spotify so you never miss a new playlist.

Halloween 2022

We’ve been waiting all year, and it’s finally time! As the weather starts to cool down, we’ll be carving our jack-o-lanterns in anticipation of Halloween! 

If you’re as excited as we are, then you’ll be delighted to see what we’ve got in store.

Each member of the Library team has picked their favorite horror movies from our collection. Let us know if you’re interested in borrowing any of these and let us know what you think. Don’t forget the popcorn!

“Not much of a horror fan, but do love the spooky essence and autumn color themes during this time of year!”
“I love horror. It’s my all-time favorite movie genre. 80’s Slashers are my go-to, but I pretty much love all horror.”
“I grew up watching a lot of older Horror Movies with my parents, so that really influenced my love for the genre.”
“I picked Freddy vs. Jason because of the icon Kelly Rowland! Her scene with freddy during the final showdown is honestly why this is my favorite scary movie of all time.”

The LAFS Library is also on Letterboxd! We put together an October Watchlist to count down the days to Halloween. Follow us on Letterboxd and join the fun!

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget the music! Our team made a Halloween Vibes Playlist to help get you in the spooky mood. Let us know if we missed anything!

Los Angeles really knows how to celebrate Halloween. Check out these awesome events and attractions that we found online! Take pics and tag us on Instagram to show us how you’ve been celebrating the spooky season!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

Join us as we celebrate by highlighting some of our favorite hispanic filmmakers, music makers, writers, animators and more!

Each week, we’ll be adding a section to the blog to showcase a different industry.

Believe it or not, there are a lot of hispanic people making the movies and shows that you love. You can even stop by the library and check out some of the scripts and videos we have that were helmed by hispanic creatives!

Browse through the tabs to see what titles we have in our collection!

Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Raised by his Catholic grandmother, del Toro developed an interest in filmmaking in his early teens. Later, he learned about makeup and effects from the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist) and worked on making his own short films. At the age of 21, del Toro executive produced his first feature, Dona Herlinda and Her Son. Del Toro spent almost 10 years as a makeup supervisor, and formed his own company, Necropia in the early 1980s. He also produced and directed Mexican television programs at this time, and taught film. – via IMDB

Alfonso Cuarón Orozco was born on November 28th in Mexico City, Mexico. From an early age, he yearned to be either a film director or an astronaut. However, he did not want to enter the army, so he settled for directing. – via IMDB

Alejandro González Iñárritu (ih-nyar-ee-too), born August 15th, 1963, is a Mexican film director. González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director. He is also the first Mexican-born director to have won the Prix de la mise en scene or best director award at Cannes (2006), the second one being Carlos Reygadas in 2012. His six feature films, ‘Amores Perros’ (2000), ’21 Grams’ (2003), ‘Babel’ (2006), ‘Biutiful’ (2010), ‘Birdman’ (2014) and ‘The Revenant’ (2015), have gained critical acclaim world-wide including two Academy Award nominations. Alejandro González Iñárritu was born in Mexico City. – via IMDB

The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel was born in a small town (Calzada de Calatrava) in the impoverished Spanish region of La Mancha. He arrived in Madrid in 1968, and survived by selling used items in the flea-market called El Rastro. Almodóvar couldn’t study filmmaking because he didn’t have the money to afford it. Besides, the filmmaking schools were closed in early 70s by Franco’s government. Instead, he found a job in the Spanish phone company and saved his salary to buy a Super 8 camera. From 1972 to 1978, he devoted himself to make short films with the help of of his friends. The “premieres” of those early films were famous in the rapidly growing world of the Spanish counter-culture. In few years, Almodóvar became a star of “La Movida”, the pop cultural movement of late 70s Madrid. His first feature film, Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom, was made in 16 mm and blown-up to 35 mm for public release. In 1987, he and his brother Agustín Almodóvar established their own production company: El Deseo, S. A. The “Almodóvar phenomenon” has reached all over the world, making his films very popular in many countries. – via IMDB

The father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film medium, Luis Buñuel was given a strict Jesuit education (which sowed the seeds of his obsession with both religion and subversive behavior), and subsequently moved to Madrid to study at the university there, where his close friends included Salvador Dalí and Federico García Lorca. – via IMDB

Born in 1974, Sebastián Lelio is one of the leading figures (along with Pablo Larraín, Andrés Wood and a few others) of the post-dictatorship Chilean cinema. After graduating from the “Escuela de Cine de Chile” in Santiago, Lelio started by making shorts (he made five from 1995 to 2003, as well as a documentary). From 2005 on, he directed four remarkable feature films, the first three very dark, the fourth one somewhat lighter, which all garnered awards in the festival circuit. The Sacred Family is kind of Chilean version of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Teorema. It was followed by Navidad, a drama of uncommon intensity focusing on three teenagers alienated from their families and The Year of the Tiger, recounting the escape of an inmate during Chile’s 2010 earthquake. Coming after this taught triptych, Gloria surprises by its peaceful tone. The amorous adventures of Gloria, a sixty-year-old office worker in Santiago, although not without tensions and bitterness, are less upsetting than what Lelio had filmed before. But whether dark or rosy, Lelio’s cinema explores the Chilean society of today with the same acuteness. – via IMDB

Guillermo Arriaga is a Mexican author, screenwriter, director and producer. Self-defined as “a hunter who works as a writer,” he is best known for his Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay nominations for Babel and his screenplay for The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, which received the 2005 Cannes Best Screenplay Award. – via Wikipedia

Javier “Javi” Grillo-Marxuach, born October 28, 1969 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a television screenwriter and producer, and podcaster, known for his work as writer and producer on the first two seasons of the ABC television series Lost, as well as other series including Charmed and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. – via Wikipedia

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is an American playwright, screenwriter, and comic book writer best known for his work for Marvel Comics and for the television series Glee, Big Love, Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin. He is Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics. Aguirre-Sacasa grew up in Washington, D.C., the son of the senior Nicaraguan World Bank official turned Nicaraguan Ambassador to the US (1997-2000) and later Foreign Minister (2000-2002). Francisco Javier Aguirre Sacasa and Maria de los Angeles Sacasa Arguello y Gomez Arguello, both Nicaraguan nationals. Aguirre-Sacasa received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University and later a Masters Degree in English literature from McGill University; he then graduated from the Yale School of Drama in 2003.

Pablo Larraín was born in Santiago, Chile. He is a director, writer and producer, known for Spencer (2021), Jackie (2016), El Club (2015), NO (2012), among others. Together with his brother Juan de Dios Larraín, they founded Fabula in 2004, one of the most prolific production companies in Latin America. – via IMDB

Juan Antonio García Bayona is a Spanish film director. He directed the 2007 horror film The Orphanage, the 2012 drama film The Impossible, and the 2016 fantasy drama film A Monster Calls. Bayona’s latest film is the 2018 science fiction adventure film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park film series. He has also directed television commercials and music videos. He will direct the first two episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. – via IMDB

Damián Szifron is an Argentine film and television director and screenwriter, best known as the creator of the TV series Los Simuladores, the most successful TV series in the history of Argentina, and writer-director of Wild Tales, the most successful film in the history of Argentina. – via Wikipedia

Juan José Campanella is an Argentine television and film director, writer and producer. He achieved worldwide attention with the release of The Secret in Their Eyes, for which he was awarded the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. – via Wikipedia

Is the son of a Spanish mother and a Chilean father. His family moved back to Spain when he was 1 year old, and he grew up and studied in Madrid. He wrote, produced and directed his first short film La cabeza at the age of 19, and he was 23 when he directed his feature debut Thesis. His film Open Your Eyes was a huge success in Spain and was distributed worldwide. It was remade in Hollywood by Cameron Crowe as Vanilla Sky, starring Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz (also the star of the original version) and Cameron Diaz. The Others is Amenábar’s first English language film. – via IMDB

Charise Castro Smith is an American playwright, actress, screenwriter, producer, and co-director. Castro Smith is from Miami, Florida, where she was raised in a Cuban American family. She attended Brown University as an undergraduate student and later the Yale School of Drama, where she earned her MFA in acting. Previous to graduate school, she was a city schoolteacher. She lives in LA and is married to actor Joby Earle, whom she met at Yale. – via Wikipedia

Hailing from The Bronx, Steven Canals is a 2015 graduate of UCLA’s MFA Screenwriting program. He began his writing career as a Research Assistant at Hungry Jackal Productions for Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. Steven served as the Staff Writer on Freeform’s Dead of Summer, the same year his short film, Afuera, premiered at the 2016 LA Film Festival. He is Co-Creator and Co-Executive Producer of Pose (2018). Canals is openly queer. He is of African American and Puerto Rican heritage. – via IMDB and Wikipedia

Rodrigo Prieto is a Mexican cinematographer. He is best known for Brokeback Mountain (2005), Babel (2006), Argo (2012), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and Silence (2016). He also worked with Alejandro González Iñárritu on the acclaimed Amores perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), and Biutiful (2010). Pietro was nominated for two Academy Award for Best Cinematography, first in Brokeback Mountain and later in Silence. – via IMDB

Luisa Leschin (born Louisa Josefina Gomez) is an American television producer, actress, and voice-over artist. She currently serves as co-executive producer for the Amazon Studios TV series Just Add Magic. In 2019, she won a Norman Lear Writer’s Award at the 34th annual Imagen Awards. Leschin was born in Hollywood and grew up in Guatemala, where Spanish was her native tongue. Leschin’s mother was a concert pianist and her father was a former President of El Salvador. At age five, she made her debut as a dancer, and at the age of eight, she left Guatemala to spend her teenage years in Europe, where she learned to speak French and Italian. After her return to America, she studied at the High School of Performing Arts in New York City, where she majored in ballet. – via Wikipedia

What’s a celebration without any music? Check out the playlist we made. It’s full of our favorite Hispanic artists from around the world!

Everyone loves cartoons! And I’ll bet you didn’t know that some of your childhood favorites had Hispanic and Latino artists working on the creative team behind them. Below, we’ve highlighted some fantastic Hispanic and Latino artists next to the animated features they’re attached to.

Labor Day Weekend is the perfect opportunity to get in some last minute Summer excitement! If you’re in need of some suggestions, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few events we found online. Let us know what your Labor Day Weekend plans are!

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards (2)

The first day of Fall is fast approaching! That time of year for gloomy skies, falling leaves and your favorite sweater. The kids go back to school, and the summer heat finally begins to let up. It’s our signal that the end of the year is soon to come and a reminder of how precious time truly is. 

To many people in the United States, Autumn is an opportunity to acknowledge everything we have to be grateful for. It’s the season of harvest and abundance – the season of reflection and new beginnings.

This year, the first day of Fall is September 22nd. So mark your calendars and cozy up with your loved ones. We’ve taken the liberty of creating a September Songs playlist, and a September Watchlist to make getting into the Autumn spirit as easy as pumpkin pie. 

Grab yourself a pumpkin spice latte, a warm blanket and relax with our September Songs Playlist.

September Blog 2022

As we prepare to usher in the new season, join us at the LAFS Library in our efforts to capture the cozy autumn spirit!
We’ve got a few things up our sleeves, as well as some tips to keep the end of summer fun and eventful.

The library team has been working hard to shake things up on campus!

Labor Day Weekend is the perfect opportunity to get in some last minute Summer excitement! If you’re in need of some suggestions, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few events we found online. Let us know what your Labor Day Weekend plans are!

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards (2)

The first day of Fall is fast approaching! That time of year for gloomy skies, falling leaves and your favorite sweater. The kids go back to school, and the summer heat finally begins to let up. It’s our signal that the end of the year is soon to come and a reminder of how precious time truly is. 

To many people in the United States, Autumn is an opportunity to acknowledge everything we have to be grateful for. It’s the season of harvest and abundance – the season of reflection and new beginnings.

This year, the first day of Fall is September 22nd. So mark your calendars and cozy up with your loved ones. We’ve taken the liberty of creating a September Songs playlist, and a September Watchlist to make getting into the Autumn spirit as easy as pumpkin pie. 

Grab yourself a pumpkin spice latte, a warm blanket and relax with our September Songs Playlist.

Summer Madness 2022

It’s summertime at The LAFS Library, and we’re determined to help you make the most of it! We’ll be working hard all season long to help you reach your summer goals!

From relaxing activities, to free goodies, to keeping you up to date on all the great events going on around Los Angeles, the LAFS Library is dedicated to making this your best summer ever!

Work load got you stressed? Sometimes it can feel like we have too much on our plates. Take a moment to decompress and remind yourself that you’re doing your best and that you are allowed to feel overwhelmed. We’ve put together a few fun and relaxing activities for when you need some time to clear your mind. Try your hand at an origami tutorial, or see how long it takes you to finish a Sodoku puzzle. We even have some coloring pages and crayons for those of you who just want to turn your brain off for a bit. We plan to expand upon our Creation Station or “Maker Space” in the future, so if you have any suggestions for fun activities we could feature let us know!

You never know what treasures await you at the library. This season, we’re showcasing items in our collections that reflect our love of summer, the beach and all things aquatic! Come check out our display and let us know what your favorite summer-themed media are!

Summer time is the perfect opportunity to create and achieve some goals! Make use of this sunny season and challenge yourself to go for more walks, drink more water, eat more greens, join a club and read more books! We’ll be sharing some of our library staff goals throughout the summer. Let us know what your plans are!

We put together some Hot Summer Playlists to keep you cool all summer long! Got any favorite summer jams? Let us know and we’ll add ’em!

Be sure to check out some of the awesome events happening this summer! From movie screenings, to pop ups, to festivals & concerts! There’s never a shortage of things to do in this city! Be sure to wear your sunblock!

Cinespia 2022

Cinespia is a Los Angeles based organization that brings movie magic to life with screenings of classic films throughout the year to an audience of hundreds of thousands from all around the world, including some of Hollywood’s most famous faces. With over 30 events per year, Cinespia hosts dazzling screenings under the stars at iconic venues including The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, The Greek Theatre, and Los Angeles Historic Park.

Hollywood Bowl 2022

Since its opening in 1922, the Hollywood Bowl has been the premier destination for live music in Southern California, hosting everyone from Billie Holiday to The Beatles to Yo-Yo Ma under the iconic silhouette of its concentric-arched band shell.

LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2022

Matthew Castillo

It’s Pride Month again! That time of year for rainbow flags, extravagant parades and a plethora of queer slogans plastered around your local Target®. But how do you, as a cis-het* person, fit in to the celebration? If you’ve ever found yourself asking how you can be a better ally to the LGBTQ+ community, then this post is for you.

*cis-het = cisgender + heterosexual; a term used to describe those who do not identify with the queer community in anyway other than as an ally.

The past ten years have been a huge step forward for representation of marginalized communities in mainstream media. From CODA and Love On The Spectrum to Ru Paul’s Drag Race and Everything Everywhere All At Once– we’re seeing just how hungry people are for diversity in story-telling. We all want to see ourselves represented in the media we consume, and we all want to feel like our voices are being heard. The LGBTQ+ community is no exception, which brings me to my first point: a great and easy way to be a good ally is to support queer voices. Support us when we’re sharing our lived experiences, our perspectives and our talents with the world. That means watching our movies, listening to our music and reading what we write. It also means incorporating those stories into your discussions about media and entertainment with your friends, family and colleagues (even when it’s uncomfortable to do so). One of the easiest ways to hurt our community is to leave us out of the conversation; to pretend we don’t exist. But not to worry! I’ve put together a few lists of different queer media to get you started.

Believed to be the first pro-gay film in history, “Different From the Others” is a German film that was first released in 1919. Richard Oswald and Magnus Hirschfeld made the film as a criticism of the criminalization of homosexuality.

For the most part, queer movies tend to fly under the radar. But that isn’t to say they’re not worth watching. In fact, I would argue that they’re integral to one’s film education. Queer movies have been around almost as long as cinema has been around, and though we’ve been censored in various ways throughout history, we’ve fought to maintain a presence. As a gift to you, here are some of my favorite queer movies.

Legacy Movies

There will always be those movies– the ones everyone has seen, and if you haven’t what the hell is wrong with you?? Right? Movies like Titanic, Star Wars, Apocalypse Now and The Wizard of Oz. But in the Queer World, our list of legacy movies is a little different. So here’s a crash course on important queer movies that you absolutely must watch.

Coming of Age

Coming of Age movies are a staple in cinematic history. Everyone has at least one in their list of favorite films. And there definitely are some classics: Goonies, Stand By Me, Now and Then. They helped us to feel seen and understood when we were at our most vulnerable, and sometimes they even taught us some valuable life lessons. Unfortunately, queer kids aren’t quite so fortunate to have as many coming of age movies dedicated to their experiences. But there are definitely some treasures to be found! So if you’re interested in coming of age films and how they intersect with the queer experience, I’ve got a list for you.

Television has played an enormous role in helping to shape American culture. Where would be be today if not for the life lessons courtesy of The Facts of Life or The Brady Bunch? And American television is no stranger to queerness. Of course, sometimes we have to move in stealth mode. But no matter what, we always find a way to be seen and to be heard. Here are some of my favorite queer television shows!

The critically acclaimed television show Orange is the New Black (2013) helped to push the boundaries of what kinds of stories can find mainstream success. Winner of four Primetime Emmy Awards, one GLAAD Media Award and countless other accolades, Orange is the New Black cemented itself in Queer Television History.

Queer Eye

Before the series was rebooted in 2018 for Netflix, Queer Eye was an Emmy Award Winning series on Bravo that featured five gay men using their expertise in fashion, decor, grooming, cooking and pop culture to help the world find their inner slay.

The L Word

Debuting in 2004 to critical acclaim, The L Word was monumental in the portrayal of queer women in the mainstream. It's success later spawned a reality show, a documentary and a reboot!

Queer As Folk

Based on a British television show of the same name, Queer As Folk proved to be an enormous success for the tv network Showtime. It ran for five seasons and left an undeniable impact on queer pop culture.


Queer media is not only still going strong, it now sometimes dominates the airwaves. POSE is an outstanding example of that feat. Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk (creators of Glee and American Horror Story) and Steven Canals, POSE explores the drag ball scene of the 80s/90s in New York City. Be sure to check this Emmy Award nominated series!

Lil Nas X has shaken the music industry with his brazen persona and his unabashed openness about his sexuality. The two-time Grammy Award winner is breaking boundaries and changing the world’s perspective of what “gay music” is and can be.

If you were wondering when we’d get to the tunes, then wait no longer. Gay culture is rich with great music by great artists. From House to Rap to Disco to Rock; queer musicians have always been there. To help you get yourself immersed, we’ve made some playlists for you! 

Who doesn’t love cartoons? Some may think that at a certain age you become too old for ’em. Others say to heck with that! Regardless of how you may feel, it’s undeniable that cartoons play a big role in our lives as we grow and learn. They teach us life lessons by way of colorful palettes, funny voices and lovable characters. They show us that it’s okay to be human and to have flaws. They can even have the power to make us feel like we belong. It’s so important for young queer people to see themselves represented in the shows that are made specifically for children. It’s equally important for young straight children to see the diversity of the real world represented in the shows they watch. With that, here are some amazing cartoons that have broken boundaries with their representation of queer characters.

Haruka and Michiru are iconic symbols of queer love for fans of anime. The strength of their relationship is portrayed throughout season three of Sailor Moon, although they are never explicitly shown to be intimate. Even so, their relationship is confirmed to be canon in both the manga and the television show.

AAPI Heritage Month 2022

For the entire month of May, let’s celebrate the ways that Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have contributed to the entertainment industry. From film, to music, to animation, to literature – there is no shortage of influence and achievement to explore.

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Block the Hate Community Rally

Block the Hate presented by Compassion in SGV is the most anticipated AAPI Heritage Month event of the San Gabriel Valley!

TRADITIONS - 2nd Annual AAPI Group Show

TRADITIONS: 2nd Annual AAPI Group Show weaves a story of the AAPI experience. TRADITIONS honors the experience of melting multiple cultural traditions mixed in with our own familial traditions that shaped our individual but collective experience in modern America.

Pacific Islander Festival

Everyone is invited to join the Aquarium of the Pacific for its nineteenth annual Pacific Islander Festival.

KAPWA : Communal Spirit

ASIA PHOTO REVIEW x MATA ART GALLERY are proud to present KAPWA: COMMUNAL SPIRIT, a visual art exhibition in partnership with Avenue 50 Studio. Please join us for this community building event and opening reception to kick off AAPI Heritage Month in May!

AAPI Heritage Month 2022 at The Chinese American Museum

CAM invites you to join us in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! We will be hosting a series of in-person and virtual programming to honor the diversity within our community. Events will be held between May 4th – June 4th, registration opens April 26th.

38th Los Angeles API Film Festival at The Japanese American National Museum

JANM is excited to be hosting some of the LAAPFF screenings again from Tuesday, May 10 - Friday, May 13.