Afterhours Pinoy Disko in DC to celebrate Filipino food, arts, culture
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Afterhours @ NMAA: Pinoy Disko will celebrate the food, arts and culture of the Philippines, courtesy of Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art and the Philippine Embassy.
This Afterhours in-person free event is on July 14 at Freer Gallery of Art Freer Plaza, Freer Galleries, Meyer Auditorium, at 5 to 10 p.m. Advanced registration recommended: RSVP here.
Enjoy performances, art, and a film screening. Experience the museum galleries open late, a live DJ set from Les The DJ, and purchase Filipino food from local vendors, Kam and 46 and Dine With Claudine.
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Watch an indoor screening of Leonor Will Never Die, followed by a Zoom Q&A with stars Sheila Francisco and Bong Cabrera; moderated by Theo Gonzalvez of the National Museum of American History.
5-7:00 p.m.: DJ set from Les The DJ who will be playing an all-vinyl set of Original Pilipino Music+/OPM+ [roots, pop, and covers from the Philippines and the diaspora].
5–7:00 p.m.: Museum galleries are open and food and drinks from Kam and 46 and Dine With Claudine are available to purchase.
7:30-10 p.m.: Indoor screening of Leonor Will Never Die, a hilarious and touching meta-action movie from the Philippines, followed by a Zoom q&a with stars Sheila Francisco and Bong Cabrera, moderated by Theo Gonzalvez of the National Museum of American History. ***Limited seating available for the film, please reserve tickets here: Leonor Will Never Die.***
Les The DJ a.k.a. Les Talusan’s musical practice immerses people in the joy of community-powered discovery. Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, and now based in Washington, DC for over 20 years, Les continues to find inspiration behind the decks in the U.S. and abroad. Fueled by their own story of resilience, liberation, and courage as an immigrant, parent and survivor, Les brings to the center the songs long cherished, remembered, and celebrated by people of the global diaspora.
Vanessa and Elaine are Kam and 46, Fil-Ams from Hawaii and California who were raised in an immigrant household. “Kam and 46 is an ode to the homes we grew up in where we learned our culture. Being away from home, we always appreciate and carry our values, customs, and traditions. Sharing the food we grew up with embodies this spirit and is an extension of sharing a piece of us and our home.”
Dine With Claudine specializes in Asian-Inspired baked goods and Filipino cuisine. “Our goal is to help our community better understand different cultures through our food. We thrive on the joy of sharing food/pagkain and fostering a strong community. We harness that by creating a space for people to gather, eat and be comfortable as if they were dining at our home/bahay with their family/pamilya.
“We launched our company about 3 years ago and started off selling cookies. Then it grew to customized cakes and fried lumpia. You can find us at pop up events and farmers markets in the DMV area. More information on our IG @dinewithclaudine