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APCC will host its second Tea Experience class of 2015 on Saturday, February 7th at 10 AM. The guest tea hostess will be local Filipina dance choreographer and cultural educator, Ms. Rose Coggins. She will share the kinds of teas she grew up with and brew one of her favorites. Tales from the old country, as well as local northwest Filipino community experiences and if lucky, some quaint, Filipino treats will all be part of the Tea Experience.
Please come and join us.
Cost: $5 for APCC members | $10 for non-members
Friday, January 23, 2015 2:52 AM
The next Taste of Asia class will be on Saturday, February 7th at 12:00 Noon at APCC, 4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409. The featured Asian Pacific country for the month of February is the Republic of the Philippines. Come, join us to share in a unique cultural experience. The Filipino chef for the day will prepare a favorite, traditional dish and share his insight and experiences about the food and the stories. A fun, relaxing and friendly time for all. Cost: $20 for APCC members | $25 for non-members
Friday, January 23, 2015 2:31 AM
February Taste of Asia Featuring Filipino Food
The next Taste of Asia class will be on Saturday, February 7th at 12:00 Noon at APCC, 4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409. The featured Asian Pacific country for the month of February is the Republic of the Philippines. Come, join us to share in a unique cultural experience. The Filipino chef for the day will prepare a favorite, traditional dish and share his insight and experiences about the food and the stories. A fun, relaxing and friendly time for all.
Friday, January 16, 2015 8:51 PM
Patsy Surh O'Connell founder and president of Asia Pacific Cultural Center has been teaching an art classes in the Pierce County area for the past 28 years. Her students who attend her current class at APCC are now displaying their art work at the APCC Art Gallery which will run until February 27th.
Monday, January 5, 2015 9:55 PM
2015 Schedule for APCC Tea Ceremony and Taste of Asia Pacific begins Saturday, January 10th at 10:00 AM
APCC's popular Tea Experience and Taste of Asia/Pacific 2015 Schedule is now available and begins this Saturday, January 10th. The Tea Experience kicks off the new year featuring teas from Indonesia with the program opening at 10 AM. Following the Tea Experience will be The Taste of Asia/Pacific which begins at 12:00 Noon featuring the island territory of Guam. Please join us. Tea Exhibit costs are $5 for APCC members and $10 for non-members. Taste of Asia costs are $20 / members, and $25 / non-members.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 2:07 PM
Now on display at the APCC gallery is the art work of local artist Julian Pena. The APCC gallery is open to the public 7 days a week and visitors are welcome during normal working hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. A reception at APCC for Julian is being planned for December 18th. An announcement and invitation will be forthcoming giving details on date and time.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:33 AM
Time Sensitive!!! Paper Folding Workshop Tomorrow, Nov. 19th, 1:30 to 3:00 PM
APCC is offering a Paper Folding Workshop on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 19, 2014, 1:30 to 3:00 PM. Instructor is Patsy Surh O'Connell, founder and President of Asia Pacific Cultural Center. Cost is $15 with an additional $5 for materials. The class will be held at APCC. Please Call (253)226-2742 to see if there are still slots available and pre-register.
Monday, November 17, 2014 9:22 PM
Asia Pacific Cultural Center will again hold it's 2015 Asia Pacific New Year Celebration at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall on February 14, 2015 with doors opening at 10:30 AM. It promises to be the biggest and best New Year Celebration ever. The 17th Annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration for 2015 will feature for the first time the country of Pakistan who will serve as the event's host nation and will highlight their country's culture, history, art and traditions. The Pakistani themed event will begin with the opening ceremony featuring their dances, culture and musical traditions. The thousands of guests and visitors who visit on that day will again be treated to the aroma and taste of the many food booths serving Asia Pacific food delicacies. They will also be treated to the exotic and exciting music, culture and dance of various Asia and Pacific Island countries.
Mark your calendars for February 14, 2015, bring your Valentine to the event and make it a special and memorable day. Come early for the Pakistani opening ceremony and entertainment. It's a free, family friendly event so bring the whole family. Doors open at 10:30 and the entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and demonstrations will be going on throughout the day. Closing ceremony will be at 6:00 PM
See you there.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 7:09 PM
Taste of Asia Pacific for December takes us to the island Kingdom of Tonga
The final APCC Taste of Asia Pacific will be on December 6, 2014 at 12:00 noon.
Featured is the cuisine of the island kingdom of Tonga. Come join us and learn how to prepare and cook the featured island recipe. The final activity for the day brings together all participants to share and taste the food prepared by the guest chef from Tonga.
COSTS: Members $20 | non-Members $25
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 7:06 PM
Final APCC Tea Experience for year 2014
The last Tea Experience of the year 2014 is on Saturday, December 6th at APCC - 10:00 AM.
The featured country and tea comes to us from the island kingdom of Tonga. Come join us and experience an exotic morning of South Pacific tea
COST: members $5.00 | non-members $10.00.
Saturday, October 4, 2014 10:12 PM
APCC Raising Money for New Cultural Promotion Project / See how every dollar you give will be matched by an anonymous donor.
APCC is raising money through power2give/PugetSound presented by ArtsFund, an online cultural marketplace connecting donors with projects they are passionate about. The money raised will go towards the purchase of a Television, DVD player and speakers to be placed in the APCC Lobby area. Visitors as they enter the center,will be able to watch and listen to the various cultural programs and activities hosted by APCC throughout the year. All donations large and small are accepted. There is also an anonymous donor who is generously matching dollar-for-dollar any amount you give for this project. Your dollars will go twice as far through the support of ArtsFund.
Monday, September 8, 2014 6:02 PM
Local Puget Sound Sumi Artists have some of their favorite art work on display at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center Art Gallery. The public is invited to the certer to view the beautiful art work at the gallery. Free admission.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 11:17 PM
Calling all middle and high school students and their parents to come out Wednesday evening, 29 October 5:30 to 7:30 PM for the Asian Pacific Islander College Resource Night at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center. Admissions staff from the local colleges and universities will be on hand to help walk students and their parents through the admissions process. Come get your questions answered and learn what you need to be ready to take that next step towards college.
Three workshop sessions will run from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. A College Resource Fair will run from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Refreshments will be served.
Friday, August 15, 2014 2:33 AM
On July 30th and August 2nd, 2014, Asia Pacific Cultural Center and co-sponsor Seattle Asian Art Museum in commemoration of the 35th anniversay of the Gunsan-Tacoma sister cities partnership, put on two spectacular fashion design shows showcasing fashion made from Hanji paper, an ancient high quality Korean paper that is making new inroads of practical modern use. O
Thursday, June 26, 2014 5:46 PM
Special 4th of July FREE Event, 8:00 AM at Mt. Tahoma Stadium - Native Hawaiian-Pacific Islander, MOVE IT Program for all Youth age 5 & Up
4th Annual NHPI MOVE IT Program - Friday, July 4th, 8:00 am - 1:30 pm. Bring your kids, the whole family to start off your 4th of July with a fun packed morning of action activities, workshops, games, competition, singing, dance, exercise and fellowship. All FREE at no cost - including a healthy lunch bag for all participants.
Thursday, June 26, 2014 2:46 PM
What has become Washington State's largest and very popular cultural event is coming to Tacoma on July 5th. The Celebration begins at 8:30 am at the Mt. Tahoma High School Athletic Stadium. Thousands will be coming from the area's Samoan community as well as the general public to witness and participate in this fun-filled FREE Event. There will be inspirational speeches, funny stories, non-stop entertainment and food booths with delicious island style food and beverages available for purchase. There will also be island clothes and ware available at the many retail booths that will be doing business on that day.
On Friday Evening there will be evening of prayer and praise service at the Mt. Tahoma Performing Arts Center when church leaders from the various local area congregations come together to raise up their prayers, praises and thanksgiving to God. Church service begins at 6:00 pm. Come join us for what will be an inspiring evening of praise performances, song, and prayer. `
Sunday, June 15, 2014 11:43 AM
Presenting a Korean Traditional Hanji Paper Fashion Show July 30, 2014 at Seattle Asian Art Museum and August 2, 2014 at Tacoma Museum of Art, both shows start at 7:00 PM.
Hanji is an ancient Korean tradition of paper making and this summer's fashion show will feature the use of this quality paper as primary material for the women's fashion which will be displayed at both shows.
Directing the show will be renowned Korean Hanji Designer Professor Jeon Yang-Bae from Gunsan, Korea.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 12:11 AM
Join Us This Saturday Morning - 8:30 @ APCC for NHPI's MOVEATHON a Fun Filled Event of Exercise, Nutrition, Education and Fellowship
Aloha, Talofa, Malo e lelei, Hafa Adai,
Ready for Some Fun Exercise, Tasty n Healthy Food, all wrapped in smiles and laughter from the NHPI volunteers? Then don't miss APCC's NHPI "MOVEATHON" this Saturday morning, 8:30 at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center. $10 gets you in. Good Fun, Good Food, Good People! Come ready to work out. See you this Saturday bright and early! No bettah way to start the day!
Aloha nui loa, Alofa atu, Adios, Toe fe'iloaki,
Monday, June 2, 2014 9:34 PM
Coming Soon! 17th Annual APCC Luau - August 9, 2014 from Noon to 4:00 PM - Outside Enjoyment at APCC
Aloha and Talofa,
APCC will once again host its 17th Annual Outdoor Luau at APCC. August 9th at 12:00 Noon. Tickets are $50 per person; $20 for children 4 - 11 years old; children under 3 are free. Live Music, Polynesian floorshow, Polynesian Feast, Arts and crafts, and lots of happy, friendly people await you on that day. Don't miss it. Get your tickets now. Call (253)383-3900 and reserve your table.
Mahalo nui loa...
Friday, May 30, 2014 12:00 AM
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.
Monday, May 5, 2014 1:31 AM
Asia Pacific Cultural Center presents Kimchi Workshop on Friday, May 9th featuring cucumber and bok choy kimchi. $25 for APCC members / $30 for non-members. Participants should bring their own apron and knife. Each participant will make their own kimchi and take home in their own 32 oz. jar. $125 for package of five kimchi workshops (a savings of $25)
Monday, May 5, 2014 12:46 AM
New Art Exhibit now on display at APCC Gallery. Selected Works of Artist & Photographer Wei Chen is Featured for May / June.
Wei Chen is a self-taught artist and photographer. She received her M. S. in Computer science from the University of Arizona in 2005. She currently resides in Seattle, Washington. Her work is now on display at APCC Gallery until June 28th. There will be a "Meet the Artist" reception on Sat. May 10, 1:30-3:00 PM
Sunday, March 9, 2014 9:58 PM
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 8:43 PM
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: www.asiapacificculturalcenter.org 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 1:30 PM
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 www.honeebeeproductions.com.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 4:40 PM
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 12:57 PM
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 2:59 AM
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 11:08 PM
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 12:07 PM
Thursday, January 16, 2014 7:45 PM
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 6:54 PM
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.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 3:11 AM
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 2:48 AM
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 email@example.com. Over 5,000 people attended last year's event.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 1:46 PM
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 7:52 PM
We at APCC are excited to be a part of the ArtsFund launch of the Puget Sound power2give.org! Through power2give,
we are fundraising for a wonderful project:
The Power of Tea!
Saturday, September 14, 2013 7:43 PM
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 1:21 PM
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 11:06 AM
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 2:06 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 10:41 AM
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 12:52 PM
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