The Manilatown Heritage Foundation produces a variety of free family-friendly programming at the International Hotel Manilatown Center. As a multipurpose gallery and presentation space that honors the I-Hotel Eviction and Historic Manilatown legacy we are both a museum about this legacy and a home for a variety of present day multi-generational creative voices in the areas of visual art, performance art, education and advocacy.
Come on out and Chill Out at our Club Mandalay PopUp live music club and I-Hotel Bakes Cafe on Friday, August 10th! This month we will be featuring Jazz, Kul-Jazz and R&B sets starting at 6:30pm with the I-Hotel’s house band “The Autonomous Region”. Holding it down as usual with vocalist Caroline Cabading will be Raymond Bambao on Bass, Chris Planas on Guitar, Harold Ohashi on Drums and Jibril Alvarez on Keyboard. And of course Club Mandalay is never complete without the smooth Spoken Words of Manilatown’s Resident Poet Tony Robles and harmonica player Carlos Zialcita sitting in for a song or few. As usual our I-Hotel Bakes culinary artist Nico Dacumas will be offering up a delicious treats. And did someone mention Cha Cha and Salsa dancing too? Well, we might be able to open the dance floor if your spirit is willing! As always, Club Mandalay is FREE and Family-Friendly!
Please join us for an evening of Men poets honoring the women who have inspired them. Hosted by the I-Hotel Manilatown Center’s Resident Poet Tony Robles and featuring: Marvin K. White, Giovanni Ortega, Jameel Rasheed Patterson, Norman Zelaya and Cesar Love.
Discover the mystery of San Francisco’s forgotten neighborhood, Manilatown. Witness the merging of time, the past to the present history of San Francisco’s International Hotel. Visit a Filipino arts and culture center in San Francisco. Share in the history of San Francisco’s “rich” history. Manilatown Heritage Foundation offers tours for K-12 students, college, adults, and everyone. Bring your class, student group, organization, club and friends to experience the complex history of Manilatown and the International Hotel. $5 donation per person.
Schedule a tour today! How? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on scheduling your visit.
Please join the Kapwa kulintang ensemble every 4th Friday for drop-in kulintang music workshops.
Kulintang is the pre-colonial indigenous gong tradition of the Southern Philippines. All levels are welcome!