December Hours: Open Thursdays–Mondays, 10 AM–5 PM. Late Thursday nights will resume in January.

Museum Hours
Thu–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tue–Wed: Closed
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Thursday Nights: Polyrhythmic Percussion of the Philippines

On-site at the museum


Satisfy your appetite for culture on Thursday Nights at the Asian Art MuseumExperience the joy and unifying power of tribal Philippine percussion music while mixing and mingling with friends old and new. 

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Satisfy your appetite for culture on Thursday Nights at the Asian Art Museum. Roam the galleries and discover your favorite artwork, mix and mingle with friends old and new while savoring a drink and a bite to eat, shop the boutique, and unwind to the sounds of local musicians. On Oct. 28, kick off your weekend early with dynamic ensemble Kultura Kapwa and experience the joy and unifying power of tribal Philippine polyrhythmic percussion music. 


Kultura Kapwa roughly translates as “being with others through culture.” Based in San Francisco, Kultura Kapwa takes pride in introducing people to Kulintang, the gong-and-drum ensemble indigenous to the Sulu and Mindanao islands in the southern Philippines and northern Borneo. The ensemble presents the precolonial music, dance, and regalia traditions of Mindanao to the Bay Area through performances, educational presentations, workshops, and school residencies. The ensemble’s musicians and dancers were trained in the traditional manner by the late master Kulintang artist Danongan Kalanduyan, a Maguindanao Culture Bearer and National Endowment for the Arts fellow.

Organizers & Sponsors

Thursday Nights are supported by Wells Fargo.