Here are the top 5 things to do this weekend at FPAC (Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture), the biggest Filipino event in Southern California.
1.) See the headliners: Joe Bataan - dubbed "the king of Latin soul," the Latin soul legend has been crooning and making fans swoon to his sweet voice and songs about life struggles and romance for over 40 years. The king of Latin soul is Filipino! Christine "Happy Slip" Gambito - Happy Slip will be making her West Coast debut as a standup comedian. As one of the most popular youtube stars (the second most subscribed on youtube), you can meet her live and in person at FPAC.
2.) Watch Pinoy fave performers Bambu and Anthony Castelo wow the crowd.
3.) Witness the 8th Annual Filipino Vegetable Competition. "Where else in Southern California can you see these unique Filipino vegetables in gargantuan sizes?" says Ben Biscocho, one of FPAC's organizers.
4.) Are you a fan of America's Best Dance Crew & other dance shows? Well, here's a chance for you to cheer for the first ever FPAC Tinikling Battle. Different collegiate Filipino organizations from all across Southern California will be showcasing their tinikling skillz. They should have included this skill in the Olympics, if you ask me, because dancing with those bamboo poles is no joke.
5.) Pt. Fermin Park, where FPAC will be held this weekend, is a beautiful seaside park,with a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean. You can watch the sunset just as the festival closes at 6.
Here are your FPAC details, if you go:
Come and enjoy delicious Filipino and Asian food, traditional and contemporary music, dance, visual art, shopping and so much more at the17th Annual Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture!
September 6 & 7, 2008
Point Fermin Park, San Pedro, CA