Chew the Scene 2022

San Diego Asian Film Festival | Official Launch Party

Tuesday, October 11, 2022. |. 5:30PM-9:00PM

UCSD Park and Market in Downtown San Diego | 1100 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101

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.


Be the first to preview the 2022 San Diego Asian Film Festival lineup, and sign up to become a Pac Arts member for additional discounts and perks!

Pac Arts Members receive a special discount! Please check your member newsletter for the discount code or email for your code.

General Admission

VIP Admission

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.

Pac Arts Members






Restaurant Partners

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!

Event Details

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

5:30PM – 9:00PM

UCSD Park and Market in Downtown San Diego

1100 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101

Map showing 1100 Market St

Getting to the venue

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.

Parking lots nearby ($8-$15)

  • 816 Market St. – Outdoor parking operated by LAZ
  • 849 10th Ave. – Outdoor parking operated by ABM
  • 350 Tenth Ave. – Indoor parking  operated by Ace
  • 100 Park Blvd. – Petco Parkade
  • 614 Market St. – Park It on Market
  • 517 7th Ave. – Intersection of 7th & Market
  • 816 Market St. – Intersection of 8th & Market St
  • 659 Eighth Ave. – Intersection of 8th & G

Take the UC San Diego Blue Line Trolley

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.

Street Parking

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.

Ride share

Uber, Lyft, and Fred San Diego are also available.

COVID-19 Guidelines

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.

  • Highly recommend proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test (from the last 72 hours).
  • Masking is highly recommended – please keep your mask on while getting food.
  • Please practice social distancing when possible.

For questions, please email

Thank You tO our Sponsors

Sharp health Plan
Malahat Spirits