SUNDAY JUMP

A Community Open Mic Series in Historic Filipinotown

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We return in person on May 1, 2022 for our 10th season

Sunday Jump is a community open mic series in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles

We facilitate a safe space for marginalized voices to share stories and create genuine connections through the arts.

DAY & TIME

MARCH to NOVEMBER

EVERY FIRST SUNDAY of the MONTH

5:00PM – 7:00PM

*SEASON STARTS IN MAY 2022

LOCATION

PILIPINO WORKERS CENTER

153 GLENDALE BLVD.

LOS ANGELES, CA 90026

ABOUT

In order to ensure a welcoming space for everyone, we have two community guidelines.

Express, Not Impress

It’s not about the snaps and claps.

It’s about sharing your love for your art.

Free Speech, Not Hate Speech

It’s not about putting each other down.

It’s about uplifting our community.

PROGRAMS

The backbone to Sunday Jump’s programming is the monthly open mic. Additionally, we offer monthly arts-based workshops and special events such as the Katipunan Poetry Slam.

OPEN MIC

OPEN MIC GUIDELINES

  • Open mic-ers have 4 minutes max.
  • First ten performers on the list are guaranteed, with the rest on-call. We may randomize the first ten performers to improve the flow of the show.
  • Priority will be given to first-timers for those on-call.
  • In order to promote the variety of artists, open mic-ers are limited to performing at 3 consecutive shows.
 
FEATURES
 
We curate three featured performing artists, a visual artist, and a community spotlight at every event. In this curation process, we focus on uplifting artists who are people of color.

ACCESSIBILITY

Wheelchair accessible. No stairs. Chairs are provided, and people are not expected to stand. Two bathrooms are gender neutral. ASL Interpreters are available upon request with three weeks notice. Open mic-ers strongly encouraged to provide copies of text for those hard of hearing and deaf. Amplified sound; volume is sporadically loud. Room is air-conditioned; wear layers if temperature sensitive. Use scent-free materials and be aware of fragrance sensitivity.

PARKING

Street parking is free on Glendale Blvd and nearby residential areas. Meters are free on Sundays.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

There is no nearby subway station. One bus stop (14/37) is on Beverly and Belmont. It is a 6 minute walk or 1/4 mile (500 meters) from venue.

SPECIAL EVENTS

KATIPUNAN POETRY SLAM

Since 2014, Sunday Jump has organized the Katipunan Poetry Slam.

For Filipinos, the modern day poetry slam is an echo of the balagtasan (a poetic, political debate). Continuing the work of those who have paved the way before us, from Jose Rizal to Jessica Hagedorn, the slam provides a platform for us to showcase the variety of voices and points of view among Filipinos and Filipino-Americans today.

The lineup includes published authors and seasoned slam champions who are recognized locally and nationally.

In the Media

UNHEARD LA SHOWCASE

In August 2019, partnered with KPCC In Person’s Unheard LA storytelling series to provide a Special Edition of Sunday Jump at their home base in Pasadena: the Crawford Family Forum.

To represent our space, we developed a specially curated show that brought in an all-star lineup that consisted of longtime family, as well as newer artists who have entered the Sunday Jump fold. 

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WHY HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN

Sunday Jump exists to declare that we are here and now.

Historic Filipinotown is the heart of our cultural community. With over 400,000 Filipinos living in Los Angeles, 10,000 are in this area. “Historic” can be misconstrued as the community being a relic of the past – yes, we have a tremendous history, but Sunday Jump exists to declare that we are here and now. There are many family-run businesses, neighborhood markets, and community spaces that endure, and Sunday Jump is but one of these sites that illustrates the freshness and vibrancy of our enclave.

Being that Sunday Jump is a Filipino-founded open mic series in Historic Filipinotown, we ultimately hope that it becomes part of a greater movement to uplift our community. Our experiences are often diminished, even ignored. Whether it’s the denial of equal benefits for our World War II veterans or the erasure of our agricultural workers’ contributions to the labor movement, we are only in the periphery of a largely one-sided history.

But at Sunday Jump, our voices will no longer be marginalized and silenced. One day, we hope people will not just hear us; they will listen.