SAN FRANCISCO — “Artists from the Heart,” a fundraiser for the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund, will be held on Saturday, May 21, at Nihonmachi Terrace, 1615 Sutter St. (at Octavia) in San Francisco Japantown.
Art exhibit, arts and crafts, and food sale start at 5 p.m., followed by performances and community dialogue at 7 p.m. Participants include:
• Eth-Noh-Tec (Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo and Nancy Wang), pan-Asian storytelling weaving ancient metaphor and myth with a modern message.
• Wes Ueunten and Sushi Cal Band, a neo-traditional Okinawan folk band.
• “Karma Intertwined: Words and Images of Aspiration.” Tibetan and Chinese American artists Tsering Wangmo, Leon Sun, Nancy Hom, Bonnie Kwong share their poetry and paintings promoting peace, healing and compassion. Special exhibition: Tibet Memorial Quilt Project.
• Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Men’s Chorus, with pan-Asian harmony and multilingual songs celebrating over 22 years showcasing the vocal music talents of gay and bisexual Asian and Pacific Islander men.
• Asian American Arts Marketplace. Enjoy and purchase creative works of local artists Rich Tokeshi (and Japantown Arts), Ellen Bepp (HappiBabies), Anna Wong, Leon Sun, Sandy Wong and more.
Presented by Eth-Noh-Tec’s Salon! You’re On! and United States of Asian America.