Bóng Lên Queer Up Dinner Series 4 - August 2019
Aug
19
5:30 PM17:30

Bóng Lên Queer Up Dinner Series 4 - August 2019

Our next Bóng Lên dinner is Monday 8/19 5:30 PM-8:30 PM back at Reem’s!
Imagine chill qtviet summatime vibez - menu to come! :)

This space is open to folx who are families, comrades, friends, and supporters of QTViệts. You do not have to identify as Queer and/or Trans Vietnamese, we welcome you to witness our brilliancy// bóng and beyond the binary// phi nhị phân existence.

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VietUnity & QTVCC Summer Collab for QTViets
Jul
27
11:00 AM11:00

VietUnity & QTVCC Summer Collab for QTViets

We’re co-hosting a special collaboration with VietUnity East Bay for queer and trans-identified Vietnamese folks this Saturday.  In the spirit of summer, we’ll be grilling veggie and meat dishes for lunch.  VietUnity East Bay will then facilitate a discussion about QTViet culture, why we gather, etc.  We want to create a space where we can think about food, land, cooking, movement, and organizing in a special way - please bring yourself and an appetite!  You’re welcome to bring something to share (drinks, desserts, snacks) though not necessary.

**This space is a QTViet-identified only space, so we can explore *why* we are gathering as QTViets** You're welcome to invite any other QTViets to this event too. Please tell them to RSVP as well. 

This Saturday, 7/27 11A-2P in Berkeley - exact location shared with RSVP.

Please RSVP by this Thursday by emailing qtvietcafe@gmail.com.

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Bóng Lên Queer Up Dinner Series 3 - June 2019
Jun
30
6:30 PM18:30

Bóng Lên Queer Up Dinner Series 3 - June 2019

With an invitation to CoFED’s Summer Academy the week of 6/17, we’ll be rescheduling this month’s Bóng Lên Queer Up dinner to Sunday, 6/30 6:30-9:30 PM.       

Featuring a fresh-to-order fast-casual menu honoring our ancestors and elders, celebrating families (of all types), and defining Pride for ourselves.  We welcome our queer ancestors who’ve come before us, honoring the anniversary of the radical resistance of this month and time in the diaspora, and all QTViets and allies to create a space to redefine what it means to love lyfe amongst friends, fam, and community with fresh eats and good vibez.

Featured dish with a suggested price and a sliding scale:  Bún mắm - a savory rice-noodle dish rooted from the Mekong Delta made with ferments, proteins, and fresh herbs.  Meat and vegan versions available.

Kem chuối - banana coconut ice cream, a sweet addition to the menu to help cleanse the palette and cool off on a Sunday summa night.  Try the OG version and also come check out what diasporic flavas we’ll make!

This space is open to folx who are families, comrades, friends, and supporters of QTViệts. You do not have to identify as Queer and/or Trans Vietnamese, we welcome you to witness our brilliancy// bóng and beyond the binary// phi nhị phân existence.

Check out more details at https://www.facebook.com/events/374048039899256/

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Bóng Lên / Queer Up 2
May
20
5:30 PM17:30

Bóng Lên / Queer Up 2

Join us in our monthly dinner to reflect and celebrate the night with uplyfting and storytelling of our dishes.

We hope that this dinner series will help reach our community by focusing on these central questions:
i) What meaningful dishes rooted in our cultural identities do we want to share with the next generations and why?
ii) to our elders, what significant dishes do you want to pass on to your children and the young people of the next generations?
iii) To our young people, what are meaningful dishes do you want to learn about their symbolism and how to make it?

Our menu - a made-to-order of your choosing! Please save the date for our upcoming dinner series on Monday, 5/20, from 5:30-9:00P!

5:30PM Dinner service begins
9:00PM Last call for dinner service
9:30PM Service & event ends

Check out the event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/857538164594434/

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Bóng Lên Series- Spring & Sing!
Apr
15
6:00 PM18:00

Bóng Lên Series- Spring & Sing!

Join us for our first monthly evening food and cultural gathering, Bóng Lên (Spring & Sing), and 2019 fundraising series project of the QTViet Cafe Collective featuring homeland-diasporic foods and cultural activities.

Featuring:

Bún Thịt Nứơng / Chay: explore the beauty and complexibilities of the beginnings and emergence of spring through the classic dish of rice noodles, grilled goodies (meat and vegan options available), fresh spring herbs, fermented pickled vegetables, and more

Screening of Hoài (Ongoing, Memory): Centering on the story of a queer second generation Vietnamese American woman, this film explores the collapsing and intersecting realities of heartbreak: from romantic partnerships, to families, to nation states.

Cultural Learning- The anniversary of Vua Hùng Vương: Remembering and pay tribute to the contribution of the Hung Kings who are the traditional founders of the nation and became its first emperors.

Tickets: $25 on Eventbrite

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Nguồn Gốc Trong Tình Yêu Mới: Roots in Fresh Luv
Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

Nguồn Gốc Trong Tình Yêu Mới: Roots in Fresh Luv

Join QTViệt Cafe for this Tết (Lunar New Year), to celebrate and honor our ancestors with us at Nguồn Gốc Trong Tình Yêu Mới: Roots in Fresh Luv.

This space is open to folx who are families, comrades, friends, and supporters of QTViệts. You do not have to identify as Queer and/or Trans Vietnamese, we welcome you to witness our brilliancy// bóng and beyond the binary// phi nhị phân existence.

RSVP via Eventbrite!

Tickets: Venmo @qtvietcafe (sliding scale: $40-$120) or Volunteer Exchange Option (2 hour)

See you there!

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