Chew the Scene is the official launch party for the San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF), held annually in the fall.
Join us on October 11 at UC San Diego’s brand-new Park and Market, in Downtown San Diego, to get a first look at the 23rd Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival lineup and be one of the first to purchase tickets to this year’s Festival film premieres, special events, and more!
Guests will enjoy culinary tastings from over a dozen of San Diego’s top AAPI chefs, restaurants, and vendors, showcasing their takes on Asian American cuisine.
Tickets include exclusive off-menu tastings from more than a dozen participating partners and will receive one ticket for a specialty cocktail.
Tickets include exclusive off-menu tastings from more than a dozen participating partners and a wristband (per ticket) good for unlimited specialty cocktails from our participating cocktail partners.
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Each partner will be offering a special tasting along with additional food/drink specials. Check back soon as we’ll have more restaurant partners to confirm!
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
5:30PM – 9:00PM
UCSD Park and Market in Downtown San Diego
1100 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101
Find us at UCSD Park and Market in Downtown San Diego, 1100 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101. Please note: there is no on-site parking for this event so please plan ahead!
You may enter our event via the courtyard on G Street (North of the Building), between 11th Ave and Park Blvd.
UCSD Park & Market is located near the Park & Market trolley stop. Plan your trip online. Fares are typically $5 roundtrip and free parking is offered at the Old Town station.
There is street parking available around the building. Guests will need to pay a parking meter and parking near the building is not guaranteed. The cost of meters is typically $1.25 / hour with a limit of 2 hours.
Uber, Lyft, and Fred San Diego are also available.
Effective October 2022: Visitors, staff, and guests coming to CHEW THE SCENE will no longer be required to wear a mask as the event will be held outdoors.
The health and safety of the SAN DIEGO ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL guests, staff, artists, and volunteers remain of the highest importance. We will be committed to practicing COVID-19 safety protocols during this year’s events and festival, and therefore all staff and volunteers working the Festival will be fully vaccinated and required to mask indoors.
During SDAFF, we highly recommend that all attendees wear masks in our festival auditoriums and lobby spaces to keep themselves and other community members safe, and we strongly encourage all attendees to be current on all COVID-19 vaccinations and to test before attending and during the Festival. We will continue to monitor state and local safety guidelines and will announce additional safety measures as we get closer to the festival if necessary.
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