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Sunday, March 9, 2014

APCC Free Movie Night is Coming on Thursday, March 20th at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium

Thailand movie, Somtum (Muay Thai Giant) will be the featured film at this month's APCC Free Movie Night on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the APCC Auditorium. It promises to be an action packed film with lots of humor and Muay Thai action.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Check out New Photos on APCC Website from February's 16th Annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration at Tacoma Dome EH

Thank you to a very dear and valued APCC volunteer Mr.  Gilbert R. Tagaban for his wonderful photographs taken during the February 15th Asia Pacific New Year Celebration held at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. He did a great job capturing the people, ceremony and performing groups that entertained the crowds all day. Go to the APCC website: and clck on the photo tab at top of home page.

It was truly an event the entire Asia - Pacific Islander community in Washington State can be proud of. It is estimated that nearly 10,000 people attended the festivities on that day. It you were a voluteer on that day or a performer...thank you for making it a very special event. And, thank you again Gilbert for taking the time to capture the event on camera. You made a lot of people very happy.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Made in Hawaii Tour 2014 Bringing their music to the Northwest on Saturday, March 15th

Please join us at APCC on Saturday, March 15th at 7:00 PM for a unique Hawaiian experience as Grammy award winning artist Keoki Kahumoku, Grammy nominee Chino Montero and ukulele extraordinaire Herb Ohta Jr., come together for an evening of exquisite home grown Hawaiian music plus hula performances and ono-licious Hawaii food. Tickets are $20 payable at the door or on line at

Saturday, March 1, 2014

APCC Offering New Kimchi Workshop Series - First One Coming in April

APCC is offering 6 new Kimchi workshops beginning in April 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The Kimchi featured for this work shop is Baechu kimchi (traditional winter kimchi). APCC is pleased to have H-Mart Lakewood as the major supplier/sponsor for the Kimchi workshop series.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Your Invitation to A Romance w/ Indonesian Cooking, A Special Event Coming to APCC on May 24th

APCC Friends, Supporters & Lovers of Good Ethnic Food      
You are invited to a special lunch at Asia Pacific Cultural Center featuring dishes from Irene Liem, author of the cookbook:

On Saturday May 24th 2014 | 12–3pm
$50 per person |  includes cooking demonstration, lunch & a copy of the cookbook

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

APCC & Lakewood YMCA Partnering to Bring to This Friday's Late Teen Nite Crossing Cultural Boundaries. Free Classes and Demonstrations !

Asia Pacific Cultural Center and the Lakewood YMCA are partnering on an exciting event coming this Friday, February 28th at the Lakewood YMCA’s Teen Late Night.

 Please Share with your Community and Church Youth Groups and Organizations.




Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Local Artist Kathy Thurston New Art Show Featuring Chinese Gongbi Art, Ancient Art, New Expression on display in March/April at APCC

“Ancient Art, New Expressions,” is an art exhibit
devoted to the contemporary expression of Chinese Gongbi Art with nature as its subject. Gongbi  is an ancient detailed
art style done on rice paper in Chinese Ink and color with bamboo brushes.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Washington State Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC) Meets w/ Governor Inslee and Staff

Washington State Asian Pacific Islander Coalition discussing priority legislative issues with the Governor and his key staff - relating to the Asian Pacific communities of Washington State.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Promotional Video of APCC's Youth Program Promised Leaders of Tomorrow

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Local Northwest Artist Bill Colby Solo Art Show (Summi & Woodblock Prints) at APCC Gallery from Jan.4th to Feb. 28th

Local Northwest artist Bill Colby has a collection of his art work - Summi and woodblock prints on display at the APCC Gallery from January 4th to February 28th. He was a longtime art instructor at the University of Puget Sound and has had numerous solo exhibitions, shows and awards. His work is in 12 Art Museums-city collections, 13 Corporate collections, 6 University/college collections and 22 Public Schools in Washington state.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

APCC Taste of Asia 2014 Schedule - Mark Your Calendars - 1st Saturday of the Month

The APCC Taste of Asia 2014 schedule is now available for your planning purposes. Please join us on the first Saturday afternoon of the month starting at 12:30 PM. Come and be prepared to observe, learn, cook and taste the food and culture of the Asia Pacific country featured for that month.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Asia Pacific Cultural Summer Camp 2014 Schedule and Registration

Asia Pacific Cultural Center will again host their Asia Pacific Cultural Summer Camp for ages 7-12 at the center located at 4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma WA 98409. The cultural summer camp will run from June 23 - July 13, 2014. It is a day camp that runs from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Please see program flyer for additional details and the APCC website address for registration information or call the APCC office at 253-383-3900 and ask for information about the Asia Pacific Cultural Summer Camp 2014.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

APCC will host its 16th Annual Asian New Year Celebration Feb. 15, 2014

APCC will host the 16th Annual Asian New Year Celebration on February 15, 2014 at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. The Island Nation of Tahiti (French Polynesia) will serve as this year's host nation. The public is invited to come and bring friends and family to this free family friendly event.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tahiti is host nation to open 2014 Asia Pacific New Year on Feb. 15,2014- SAVE THE DATE

SAVE THE DATE - FEB. 15, 2014 for Asia Pacific New Year Celebration at Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. If you are interested in your group performing at the event or want to set up a retail or food booth please call 253-383-3900 or email to Over 5,000 people attended last year's event.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Asia Pacific Cultural Center's TEA EXPERIENCE 2014 SCHEDULE

Mark your calendars for the new year, 2014 and be sure to include the first Saturday of the month for APCC's popular "Tea Experience" where tea traditions and culture from the various countries in the Asia Pacific region are shared. Check out the schedule to see which country is featured each month. Come, relax and enjoy with us a cup of tea at APCC.  There is a small admittance fee of  $5.00 for APCC members and $10.00 for non-members.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

APCC partners with Arts Fund through Power 2 Give program to fund monthly Tea Ceremony

We at APCC are excited to be a part of the ArtsFund launch of the Puget Sound! Through power2give,
we are fundraising for a wonderful project:
The Power of Tea!



Saturday, September 14, 2013

Chinese Language Classess Now Open at Asia Pacific Cultural Center - Register Now!

Asia Pacific Chinese Language School (APCLS)

Learn traditional Chinese in a fun and interactive way with emphasis on listening, speaking, reading, and writing!  With an introduction to local culture, craft, and dances, students will learn Chinese language through dialogue and context.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Asia Pacific Culutral Center Sponsors Cultural Tour to Hawaii

Now is your time to get away and take that cruise you've been thinking about for months or years. An opportunity to travel with friends to one of the most beautiful areas of the world...Hawaii. Not you typical tourist package. This tour will focus on culture...the heart of the people and country. Hawaii, the former Independent Kingdom and now 50th State of the United States has still managed to maintain much of its island sophistication, complexity and charm.  

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Our Quarterly Newsletter

Our newsletter is now available for viewing online.  Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to be a contributor.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Traditional Korean Drumming Class at APCC on Thursday, 5:30 PM

Pungmul Nori! Samul Nori! Modum Buk!!

Traditional Korean Drumming Class at APCC every Thursday evening at 5:30 PM,  Call 253-383-3900 for more information.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

See 2013 Schedule for APCC Movie of the Month

Click here for a listing of the award winning movies to be shown this year at APCC Movie Night on the third Thursday of the month. This is  a free event showcasing an award winning movie from the Asia-Pacific Island region.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Tea Experience

Come and learn about different teas and its customs of different countries at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center. 

Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one. -- Chinese Proverb 

Asia Pacific Cultural Center
4851 South Tacoma Way | Tacoma, WA 98409
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