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POSTPONED: “Neon was Never Brighter” Chinatown Outdoor Art, Film & Performance Fest (SF)

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Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE
SF Chinatown @ Grant Ave | 800 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108

Event Details

Please note this event has been postponed until 2022.

Join Us! Upcoming Arts Event Lights Up San Francisco Chinatown on October 23, 2021, from 7:00PM to 10:00PM.

We’re thrilled to announce the upcoming arts event Neon Was Never Brighter: A Glimpse Into the Future presented by Chinatown Media & Arts Collaborative (CMAC) and curated by Candace Huey of re.riddle.

This spectacular, multi-sensorial, outdoor experience showcases artworks created from diverse media such as performance, sculpture, interactive sound, site-specific installation, film, music, fashion, virtual reality, scent and dance.

As a movement for transformation, CMAC presents Neon Was Never Brighter to harness the power of art and culture to contribute to the social and economic recovery of Chinatown, as well as the shaping of a more inclusive and just America. The nonprofit organization celebrates the intersection of community, art and media, which is crucial during this period in Chinatown’s history. The ongoing global pandemic, financial hardship and anti-Asian sentiment has angled the AAPI community in the San Francisco Bay Area towards more critical awareness. As such, the organization’s event reflects on Chinatown’s resilience and fortitude by honoring its unique history and diverse cultural landscape, all the while affirming an initiative of optimism and hope for the future.

We are honored to collaborate with an illustrious group of artists: Bijun Liang, Billy Ola Hutchinson, Brian Singer, Chet Canlas, Corey Tong, Danny Clay, Dorothy Quock, Haoyun Erin Zhao, Felicia Lowe, Fernanda D’Agostino, Heesoo Kwon, James Q. Chan, Knxout, Lauren Lee McCarthy, Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Miche Wong, Mike Arcega, Paolo Asuncion, Penelope Wong, Summer Mei Ling Lee, Theresa Wong, Tony Remington, Victor Tung, and Yosh Han.

Save the date and come see Chinatown aglow!

Saturday, October 23rd
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm PST
800 Grant Avenue, San Francisco

7:00 – 7:45PM

Summer Mei Ling Lee
Chinatown Immemorial

With Gao Shifu of the Lotus Taoism Institute , Li Ka Sing 李家聲, Lion Dance Me, Jordan Goheen, Stephan Xie, CYC Youth and other performers.

Location: Commences at 800 Grant Ave

Film Screening & Fashion Show
7:15 – 8:30PM

Chinatown Shorts: You Are Here by James Q. Chan and Corey Tong presented by CAAM, followed by fashion show by Dorothy Quock 郭 周 金 杏 and Victor Tung.

Location: Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground

Film Projection & Live Performance

Memories to Light 
presented by CAAM + McEvoy Foundation for the Arts. Film presentation by Chet Canlas, Tony Remington in collaboration with an original score by Danny Clay, Theresa Wong. Spatialization projection by Fernanda D A’gostino.

Location: Waverly Place, Façade of Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Clubhouse

Continuous Activation
7:00 – 10:00PM

  • Bijun Liang 梁璧君
    Presented by CCC
    Location: 800 Grant Ave

  • Haoyun Erin Zhao
    Peach Blossom Spring

    Location: Wentworth Pl

  • Heesoo Kwon
    Presented by CCC
    Location: 800 Grant Ave

  • Fernanda D’Agostino, Felicia Lowe, Miche Wong, Knxout
    Movement, Memory, Mirage
    presented by CHSA

    Location: Joice St

  • Chet Canlas, Tony Remington, Theresa Wong, Danny Clay, Fernanda D A’gostino
    Memories to Light
    presented by CAAM + McEvoy Foundation

    Location: Waverly Pl, Façade of Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Clubhouse

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, In Person
Venue: SF Chinatown @ Grant Ave
Address: 800 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108