APAture 2017: Unravel – Performing Arts Showcase

Kearny Street Workshop, the Bay Area’s hub for Asian Pacific American arts, proudly presents APAture, a multi-day, multidisciplinary arts festival featuring a lineup of some of today’s most exciting emerging artists from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Performing Arts Showcase
at Samsung Hall, Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St., San Francisco
1:30PM – 4PM

Co-presented by Asian Art Museum and Trikone BayArea

Featured Artist: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (AKA Faluda Islam)

Showcase Artists: Kimberly RequestoJonathan Michael MercadoJoshua IcbanBAD Repertory TheatreArvind Nandakumar, Laura Coelho, Lisa PradhanGolda Supernova

Hosted by Estée Longah (Rice Rockettes)

Curators: Shelley KuangKimberley Acebo ArtecheLisa Pradhan

Pre-sale: $10 / Door: $20 / Supporter: $20
Festival Pass: $35 / VIP Festival Pass $100

Buy your all access pass to APAture 2017 today! apature2017.eventbrite.com

Because one showcase isn’t enough! Be sure to save the date for our other APAture events!

(9/30-10/28) APAture 2017: Opening Reception and Visual Arts Showcase
(10/5) APAture 2017: Literary Arts Showcase
(10/7) APAture 2017: Music Showcase
(10/12) APAture 2017: Film Showcase
(10/15) APAture 2017: Book Arts Showcase
(10/28) APAture 2017 Closing Reception & Costume Party


Thamel Rati

Thamel Rati

Lisa Pradhan


The 2015 earthquake in Nepal had devastating effects on Nepalese lives. The most horrifying toll is the thousands killed and injured. Families still left homeless and without medical care, still awaiting the impact of humanitarian aid. The quieter changes are the toppled temples and destroyed buildings that turned Kathmandu to ruble. In the aftermath, the Nepalese economy, once heavily supported by tourism, faces the slow arduous process of rebuilding. Once bustling streets are now silent, leaving only gestures of the past behind.

Thamel Rati (2016), recreates the dissipating night in the heart of Kathmandu pre-earthquake. Known more for curios – Kukris, singing bowls, violin sellers, and thumbed through paperbacks – than kin, Thamel Rati explores the intimate shifts of urban space from within the gullies. Families fragment, seized land trusts are turned into business complexes, and transgenerational traditions are remade as the district of Thamel continues to urbanize. Iterating this nocturnal soundscape, Thamel is a decontextualized lullaby to memory.