KAPS is a nonprofit organization devoted to the professional and social development of Korean Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We provide a forum for networking, community service, political awareness, and social & professional development.

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Upcoming KAPS Events

 

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Annual fall bbq @ golden gate park

 

September 23, 2017

Join us in helping our sf senior center set up and breakdown tables for their annual Golden Gate Park Fall BBQ. 

Volunteers are also invited to stay for Korean food with the seniors! 

Two shifts available:
8-10 am
2-4 pm 

Sign up for a shift by emailing crystal@kaps.org

 
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KAPS Bonfire 2017

KAPS members, join us for the annual KAPS Summer Bonfire at Ocean Beach in SF on Saturday, September 30th from 6pm - 9pm. We gather new and old friends around the bonfire to eat, drink, and be merry! Oh and definitely, roast marshmallows.

Get tickets here

Community Events

 
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IN-BETWEEN PLACES: KOREAN AMERICAN ARTISTS IN THE BAY AREA

SEPTEMBER 13-DECEMBER 10, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 16, 6–8pm    

Join us September 16, 2017 to celebrate the opening of In-Between Places: Korean American Artists in the Bay Area with new work by Jung Ran Bae; Sohyung Choi; Kay Kang; Miran Lee; Youngjune Lew; Nicholas Oh; Younhee Paik; and Minji Sohn. The artists featured in this exhibition reveal the reality and complexities of being a Korean American artist in the Bay Area—a location that has served as a gateway for Korean culture and a bridge between Korea and the West.
 
Organized by Mills College Art Museum, In-Between Places is curated by independent curator Linda Inson Choy (a specialist in contemporary Korean art) and Consulting Curator Hyonjoeng Kim Han, Associate Curator of Korean Art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. The exhibition is accompanied by an academic catalogue that includes a contextual essay on Korean American artists in the Bay Area by Mills College Professor Mary-Ann Milford, Ph.D.; a conversation between the curators, and interviews with the participating artists.
 
In-Between Places: Korean American Artists in the Bay Area is supported through the generosity of the Korean Foundation and the Carpenter Foundation.

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Award Winning Festival Film: "I Can I Will I Did" Screening at Shattuck Cinemas, Berekley

Must purchase tickets by Monday September 18, 2017 at 6:30pm!

Come to a special one-night only Berkeley screening of I Can I Will I Did, a feature film about Ben, who is bullied to near death before finding Taekwondo to get him back on his feet.  This film has been traveling the country at festival and screenings and will land in Berkeley on Thursday 9/28 and San Francisco Wednesday 10/5!

Berkeley Screening details and ticketing:  https://www.tugg.com/events/i-can-i-will-i-did-7cpf

San Francisco Screening details and ticketing:  https://www.tugg.com/events/i-can-i-will-i-did-mesv

Check out the trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B3kRPkrLuE

Grab your friends, grab some tickets, and we'll see you at the movies!

*Filmmakers Nadine Truong and Brian Yang will be in attendance at the Berkeley screening.**

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Commemorative concert

 

September 27, 2017

The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea requests the pleasure of your company at their Commemorative Concert.

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Herbst Theatre of the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building (401 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco)

Get Tickets Here

 

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Country Spotlight: The Life and Times of Korean Cuisine

With Chefs Nick Yoon and JiYoung Park

 

September 28, 2017

Join ASNC for its inaugural Country Spotlight Series event with Chef Nick Yoon of Surisan SF and Chef JiYoung Park of Park's Kitchen who will share their unique Californian approach to Korean cuisine. The chefs will discuss their culinary journey from Korea to California, share their ideas about how Korean cuisine is evolving, and provide a tasting for some of the unique dishes they have created that are influenced by California ingredients and reflect the Korean emphasis on nutritional balance and the health properties of food. Chef Yoon and Chef Park will collaborate on a one-of-a-kind menu that will feature Korean Kimchi Dumpling with Bonito SoupKimchi Shakshuka with Potato GnocchiSavory Buckwheat PancakeRainbow Shrimp Salad, and Omija Hwachae (Korean traditional fruit punch).

This event is being organized in partnership with the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea on the occasion of Korea Week. 

Thu 28 Sep 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bechtel Conference Center
500 Washington St
San Francisco, Ca 94131

Due to limited seating, registration is available first-come, first-served to ASNC members only until September 12. Become a member now to get your ticket! General ticketing opens on September 12. 

*Buy tickets here