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January 25, 2019

Chopsticks Alley Art, our non-profit organization to promote Southeast Asian art and artists, will be opening our Salt Stained: HOME Exhibit at San Jose City Hall tonight. 

The grand celebration will take place at the Rotunda from 5:30pm-7:30pm.  See you then!

To RSVP c...

November 20, 2018

The success of blockbuster movies, such as “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians,” with its accurate and holistic representation of people of color, is inspiring a movement among youths, many of whom are actively voicing their support for representation in all media o...

March 11, 2018

When we think of language and its written form, it goes through many changes and processes over time due to societal pressures of colonialism and imperialism. Language works as a marker to transcend its origin point and becomes a symbolic meaning to change with purpose...

March 9, 2018

Thi Bùi’s graphic novel, The Best We Could Do, offers an illustrative perspective that reflects on the gap between first and second generations of Vietnamese Americans. Bùi questions the distance that she has with her parents in which her reflections delve into the tra...

February 13, 2018

The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, or ACT, is featuring a play that is the first of its kind: it is a boy-meets-girl romantic comedy told through the lens of a Vietnamese immigrant. Qui Nguyen, playwright, based the script off his imaginings of his mot...

November 10, 2017

With intense and raw emotions, Lily Hoang transforms her work, A Bestiary, through the contemporary form of writing, using non-fictional experiences and fairy tales. The revival of fairy tales and myths adds to the multitude of diverse perspectives, which challenges th...

January 25, 2017

Setting up a Bàn Thờ or Shrine for Tết Lunar New Year is an easy yet complex task. 

Watch our Chopsticks Alley Talk - Live Tet Edition - Episode 11 to learn more about our traditions. 

The idea behind having a Bàn Thờ or Shrine is to give thanks to our ancestors and to...

January 24, 2017

Chúc Mừng Năm Mới! Happy Lunar New Year!

With Lunar New Year coming up, people are getting ready to clean their homes and decorate. Create this festive Tết Tree (the Vietnamese version of the Christmas tree but for the Lunar New Year) by cutting out some circles, a litt...

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