Run the Empire

– Sam@Empire – This past Sunday we were blessed with a beautiful bright and crispy November morning for our Run The Empire 5k! Almost 20 Runners including myself and Chris@empire showed up for our meet up at Road Runner Sports, Berkley, to take on the Ohlone trail course! A few participants have already completed their…

Undiscovered SF – 11.17

– by ChiChai@Empire – Since its inaugural evening, we made our way back to Undiscovered SF for a second time. Undiscovered SF is a monthly creative night market that was “designed to jump-start economic activity and public awareness” SOMA Pilipinas. For those unfamiliar with SOMA, it is the “South of Market” district in San Francisco…

Prelude Norcal 2017

We spent our Saturday with the dancers of Prelude Norcal! Prelude Norcal is a hip hop dance competition in the Bay Area that aims to “enrich, strengthen, and improve individual dancers and/or dance groups” as well as “bridge the gaps between dancers and teams to create a more welcoming and cohesive community in the Bay…

Run the Empire!

Come run with us for Empire in the Air’s 2nd 5k fundraiser!! Proceeds of this event will go to Project PEARLS’ Christmas Program where registration fees will “adopt” a Project PEARLS family by providing groceries for their holiday meals and Christmas gifts for their children. REGISTER HERE! To learn more about Project PEARLS, please visit…

Art of Us – Mini Documentary

Empire in the Air collaborated with the dance group The Company to create a dance summit for Project PEARLS titled “Art of Us.” After nearly a year of planning and fundraising, Ray@Empire, ChiChai@Empire, and Aiko@Empire headed to Manila with the Company choreographers Jolo Cabrera, Melissa Batesting, and KJ Estudillo.   Thank you to everyone who…

Pow! Wow! San Jose!

– by ChiChai@Empire – Going to Pow! Wow! Hawaii! was a dream-come-true for Chris@Empire and I. Written from a blog post on February 14, 2015 titled “A Stroll Down Pow! Wow!” :: I spent my last year in college saving all my tip money and putting money aside every paycheck for Pow! Wow! Hawaii! 2014, an annual…

Maboohay 2017

– by ChiChai@Empire – It always feels good to be back on our “home turf.” The Empire Team comes from all over the Bay plus Sacramento and Stockton. What brought all of us together was college. We met at San Jose State University while being involved at the on-campus FilAm organization Akbayan. And every year,…

Restock of Fresh Light & Upcycled Denim Jackets and BTS

– by ChiChai@Empire – We are officially restocking Fresh Light blouses and Upcycled Denim Jackets at noon (PST!) When we first released our upcycled products, quite frankly, I was nervous. I wasn’t sure how our supporters would react. The reaction was better than we could’ve hoped for! Because both products were sold out pretty quickly,…

We #takeaknee

We transformed our “Welcome to” design to show our solidarity with #blacklivesmatter. We, at #empireintheair, strive to be an inclusive brand that is welcome to all. You are welcome here. What isn’t? Racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, or religious discrimination. We recognize that despite the president’s boasts about “greatness,” we are far from great. We cannot…

Goods for the Girl

– by ChiChai@Empire – photos by Ray@Empire The vibes, the energy, the support for womyn artists — Saturday night felt like a dream! Goods for the Girl came and conquered. Led by our very own event-coordinator Sam@Empire and in collaboration with #thegoodssf , we created the Goods for the Girl. The Goods is a monthly night market at @111minnagallery created by Little…

On One Studios Grand Opening

We want to give a huge congratulations to On One Studios in San Jose, CA! About On One Studios: On One Studios (OOS) is a dance studio dedicated to spreading the passion, creativity, and joy that comes with dance. Our mission is to spread the positive benefits that dance brings, to the greater community. Our…

Goods for the Girl: @CAS5ANDRA

To all our ladies! We got a special event planned for YOU! In collaboration with #thegoodssf , we present to you “Goods for the Girl.” The Goods is a monthly night market at @111minnagallery. For 9/16, we are teaming up with them to create an evening that highlights local womyn artists, crafters, and designers. Everyday until the day of…