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Explore Asia Pacific American Heritage Month at the Asia Society

Experience the Asia Society’s latest exhibition “Making Home: Artists & Immigration” for free on Sunday, May 1, 2022 | Courtesy of Asia Society Texas Center

Find an event for each day of May to explore Asia-Pacific American Heritage Month with virtual and in-person events, festivals, educational activities and more at the Asia Society Texas Center in May 2022.

For more than 40 years, the month of May has been a time to explore vibrant cultures and histories throughout Asia-Pacific American Heritage Month.

There are no shortage of ways to celebrate the month of APAH and to highlight this fact, Asia Society Texas Center in the Museum District features a daily slate of events throughout the month of May that elevates the personal stories, contributions and experiences of Asian and Asian American communities both locally and globally.

Some of the month’s featured programs can be found below, but you can dig deeper into a month’s calendar which features in-person festivals, talks and tours, plus weekly on-demand programming that can help you explore APAH Month from anywhere.

Learn more about 31 ways to celebrate Asia Pacific American Heritage Month with Asia Society.

Celebrate the end of Ramadan with food and activities at the Eid Festival | Courtesy of Asia Society Texas Center

APAH Month Programs Live at Asia Society Texas Center

  • Explore lived experiences through art exhibits – The ongoing art exhibition of the Asia Society, Making a Home: Artists and Immigrationwill be open for free entry on Sunday May 1, or you can delve deeper into the works on display with docent-led artistic tours on Saturdays, starting May 14. The exhibition presents works of art from various mediums by four artists who deeply center personal experience of immigration, as well as the subjects that arise from it, including dislocation, belonging, resilience, etc.
  • Celebrate the end of Ramadan at the Eid Festival | Saturday May 7 | FREE – Mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan at this Asia Society festival which features outdoor food trucks and delicious meals, as well as craft activities, henna designs, musical performances and an indoor bazaar where you can shop local artists and small businesses. Pre-registration is required. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Hear from prominent authors at talks and book signings – The Asia Society hosts Huma Abedin, former aide to Hillary Clinton and memoir author, in a joint presentation of the Muslim series and the Asia Society’s Women’s Leadership series (Wednesday, May 11; $40 for non-members). Next, the Grammy-nominated indie rock musician and Crying in H Mart Author, Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast, will be joined by Houston-based author Bryan Washington for a conversation about her family and the ways Korean heritage has influenced her art (Sunday, May 15; $20 for non- members).
Musician Michelle Zauner (of Japanese Breakfast) and Bryan Washington join the conversation at Asia Society | Courtesy of Asia Society Texas Center

On-demand programs with Asia Society Texas Center

Each week of the APAH month promises new ways to explore local communities and deeper cultural experiences. See you on Sunday for Choice of personnel it tells you what to listen to, watch and read next; experience some of the Asia Society’s top performing arts programs with selections from the Encore Series Monday; hear from other members of the community with Asian American Trips to Houston Tuesdays which offer deeper explorations of the diversity and culture in the city; then register for restaurant tips on Friday that will help you eat like a local in Houston’s Asian Quarter.

But there’s plenty more to come in May, so explore the full Asia Pacific American Heritage Month schedule at the Asia Society Texas Center.

Asia Pacific American Heritage Month at the Asia Society Texas Center

Asia Society in the Museum Quarter | Courtesy of Asia Society Texas Center

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