Asian Pacific Culture Week (APCW) was one of the SPAC Culture Days. APCW is now a program under the Cross Cultural Center.

Asian Pacific Culture Week, "a week-long series of arts, education, and entertainment events produced at UC Davis with a special focus on the Asian Pacific Islander American student population!". It is an annual event in April and is highlighted with a series of free shows.

On the Cross-Cultural Center Website, APCW is described as, "Since its inception in 1973, Asian Pacific Culture Week (APCW) has provided the UC Davis campus with cultural programs designed to both educate and celebrate. APCW became a University sponsored program in 1979 and has grown into an annual event anticipated by students, faculty, staff, and members of the Davis community alike. The week is filled with presentations by speakers from diverse corners of the Asian Pacific Islander community. In the past, musicians, comedians, actors, authors, artists, and civil rights activists have visited the campus to share their experiences.

Providing the climactic finale at the end of the week is Culture Night, the annual talent showcase featuring student, local, and professional groups. Combining traditional and contemporary styles, the performances reflect the changing face of Asian American culture. Past performers have included members of Mga Kapatid (MK), Na Keiki O Hawaii (Hawaiian Club), the Davis Chinese School, as well as professionals such as comedian Rex Navarrete and Last Comic Standing winner Dat Phan."

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April 18th-22nd


04/18 Monday:

Joint Workshop @ MU II 6-9pm Snackin' it UP!

Come to this food demonstration and feast your eyes in learning tasty cultural recipes with API campus orgs!


DOWN for Team HBV Plushie Making

Hepatitis B is a deadly virus that affects primarily Asian and Pacific Islanders. We will provide fabrics and stuffing so participants can sew up their own plushies and decorate them. JOIN US against HBV and liver cancer! Come learn more about Hep B!

04/19 Tuesday:

APIQ LIVE! @ MU II 6-9pm

Come join APIQ for a night of student performances! Celebrate our Queer and API identities with spoken word, poetry, music, drag, and more. Asian Pacific Islander Queers is a group for queer and API identified people to meet and support each other. Meetings are Thurs nights 7-9pm. Check out for more information!

04/20 Wednesday: Off the Presses @ MU II 5-9pm

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read ALL about it! Fresh off the printers and something with more color! Off the Presses is a workshop gallery to show off the work made by the UC Davis community. Selected artwork will be displayed in the Cross Cultural Center's Asian Pacific Islander Theme Room. Come see the artwork and come see which one your favorite is!

04/21 Thursday: Fact vs. Fiction: Differentiating between the two in Asian American families @ MU II 6-8pm

Hosted by the Multi-Cultural Immersion Program. Tired of the stereotypes about 'Whiz Kids' and 'Tiger Mothers'? This workshop will provide a space and dialogue to acknowledge that the truth is different from stereotypes of APIA families.

Southeast Asian Community Concert (SEA Community Concert) @ Art Annex 8-10pm

The goal of the Southeast Asian Community Concert is to create a space for SEA community members and the larger community to gather as one, and showcase different SEA experiences. Featured SEA artists will express their feelings, thoughts, and stories through various art forms, including spoken word, singing, dancing, and painting. Come to this concert that will inspire you while establishing a sense of Southeast Asian cultural identity.

04/22 Friday:

Asian Pacific Culture Night @ Freeborn Hall Doors Open at 6:30 Show Starts at 7pm Tickets are sold at the Freeborn Ticket Office $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door

Join in on the climax of the week with ASIAN PACIFIC CULTURE NIGHT! This event is a showcase of performances from student API organizations, community performance groups and our headliner, JUSTIN NOZUKA! For VIP Package information, including a meet and greet with Justin Nozuka, please contact Sing Wang

Asian Pacific Culture Week is a program of the Cross Cultural Center, sponsored by ASUCD, Office of Campus Community Relations, the Hate-Free Initiative, and Student Affairs.

The co-directors for 2010-2011 are: Avigale de Asis and Sing Wang

Sister program: Asian Pacific Islander Leadership Program

Past Directors:

  • 2012-2013 Trang Tran & Josh Tan

  • 2009-2010 Amy Lin

  • 2008-2009 Cherie Buenaflor

  • 2006-2007 Linsey Parecadan

  • 2005-2006 Mika Okamura.

  • 2004-2005 Adriel Luis

  • 2003-2004 Nicole Kyauk & Shawn Moua