The preview event is a prelude to the Coachella Valley Filipino Festival in October
The Palm Springs Cultural Center has announced a preview event for the inaugural Coachella Valley Filipino Festival (CVFF) at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 30. The preview event will feature a free screening of the documentary Ulam: Main Dish, and will be hosted by Manny the Movie Guy.
Ulam: Main Dish is a documentary by Filipino-American filmmaker Alexandra Cuerdo which explores the rise of Filipino food in America through the experiences of award-winning Filipino-American chefs. The film celebrates the cultural significance of Filipino cuisine and identity, while also confronting the challenges of representing both Filipino and American culture.
Free tickets for the April 30th CVFF Preview Event can be reserved here.
The preview event is a prelude to the Coachella Valley Filipino Festival, which will take place on Sunday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. 5 p.m. at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. This free and family-friendly festival will celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the local Fil-Am community through food, arts, music, and more. This will be the first cultural festival of this scale celebrating Filipino heritage in the Coachella Valley.
The Coachella Valley Filipino Festival is a joint production of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Palm Springs Cultural Center and the CVFF Planning Committee, which includes local Fil-Am community leaders representing a variety of organizations such as Bayanihan Desert, National Alliance of Filipino Americans (NAFA), the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA-IE), and the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA-IE).
The Palm Springs Cultural Center welcomes everyone to attend the preview event on April 30, and to mark their calendars for the Coachella Valley Filipino Festival on Oct. 8. This is a unique opportunity to celebrate the vibrant and diverse culture of our local Fil-Am community in the Coachella Valley.
The Coachella Valley Filipino Festival is sponsored by PS Resorts, Contour Dermatology, The Alexander and Eva Nemeth Foundation, IEHP, Planned Parenthood, Destination PSP, Palma City Productions, and Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge.
For more information about the Coachella Valley Filipino Festival, including sponsorship opportunities and vendor applications, please contact CVFilipinoFest@gmail.com
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