Chew the Scene 2021

Official Launch Party

Sunday, October 3, 2021
12:00PM – 4:00PM

Chew the Scene is the official launch party for the San Diego Asian Film Festival, which is held annually in the fall. Join us on October 3 at Common Theory in the Convoy District to get a first look at the 22nd San Diego Asian Film Festival lineup and have the opportunity to be the first to purchase tickets to the festival’s film premieres, special events and more!

Regular admission tickets include exclusive, off-menu tastings from all restaurant partners plus a specialty cocktail courtesy of Malahat Spirits.


Guests can select to attend in-person for one of two 90-minute blocks (12PM-1:30PM or 2PM-3:30PM) or a takeout option to enjoy from home.

Be the first to preview the 2021 San Diego Asian Film Festival lineup, purchase All-Fest Passes and sign up to become a PacArts Member for additional discounts and perks!

General Admission

Exclusive, off-menu food tastings from all restaurant partners plus 1 specialty cocktail ticket.

This is an outdoor event! Limited capacity per block of time. Purchase your tickets to reserve a time block!





Confirmed Partners

Check out some of our confirmed partners who will be offering a special tasting along with additional food/drink specials!

52 Remedies

52 Remedies

Common Theory

Lia's Lumpia

Lia's Lumpia





Zen A Modern Asian Bistro

Zen Modern Asian

Thank You tO our Sponsors

Malahat Spirits
Sharp health Plan

Event Details

Chew the Scene 2021


Sunday, October 3, 2021

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Common Theory


General Admission: $30 | Pac Arts Member: $25

COVID-19 Safety

To ensure the health and safety of our members, guests, and staff, we will be regulating capacity limits of the event space. There will be a 90-minute in-person window to enjoy food and drinks. For the first time ever, we are offering a take-out option so you can still be a part of the event from the comfort of your own home.

We will be committed to practicing COVID-19 safety protocols during this year’s festival, and therefore asking all staff and volunteers present at screenings and events to be fully vaccinated. We are monitoring state and local safety guidelines and will announce additional safety measures as we get closer to the festival.



  • Proof of vaccination or negative PCR test (from the last 72 hours) is required for entry
  • Masking highly recommended – please keep your mask on while getting food
  • Please practice social distancing when possible