NEW DATE: AsiaFest 2018
Saturday, May. 19, 2018 – Saturday, May. 19, 2018
11:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with AsiaFest, Asia Society Texas Center's annual family event featuring community performances, fusion cuisine, creative activities, local vendors, and more!
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Become a part of the fun by volunteering for AsiaFest! Asia Society is looking for volunteers to assist at the Information Desk, on stage, and in the family activity areas, gallery, and parking lot. Two shifts are available: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and 1:15 pm to 4:15 pm.
To volunteer for the event, please complete the online application. For questions, please contact PPass@AsiaSociety.org or 713.496.9915.
Vendors interested in participating in AsiaFest should fill out the online application.
Performances and Demonstrations
Asia Society seeks talented, local performers and visual artists to participate in AsiaFest. A few opportunities for participation include the following:
- Musical, dance, or theatrical performers
- Film or documentary makers
- Visual artists that create photography, paint, or other visual art mediums
- Movement-based/wellness instructors
If you are interested in participating, please complete this online application. For questions, please contact Stephanie Todd Wong at STWong@AsiaSociety.org.
Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery (2nd floor): For its presentation in the FotoFest 2018 Biennial, INDIA | Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art, Asia Society Texas Center presents works from artists and collectives focusing on Contemporary India and the Indian diaspora.
Fayez Sarofim Grand Hall (1st floor): Zheng Chongbin fuses western abstraction with the Chinese calligraphic tradition in works of ink and acrylic on paper.
AsiaFest is free and open to all. To sponsor this program, please see our Sponsor Packet and contact Jenni Rebecca Stephenson, Director of Development, at 713.496.9909 or JStephenson@AsiaSociety.org with any questions.
Paid parking for AsiaFest is available in the Asia Society Texas Center parking lot across from the building on Southmore. For additional details about accessing the Museum District including Metrorail, cabs, and more parking options, please visit the Houston Museum District website.
About the Programs & Activities
About Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates Asians and Pacific Islanders. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays
- Free Hours: Admission to the building and Grand Hall exhibition is free. Admission to the Sarofim Gallery is free for Asia Society members; $5 for nonmembers.
Directions & Parking
- Free Parking
- Paid Parking
- Street Parking
- Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $5 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.
Special Offers / Dining
An India-Inspired Café
Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Pondi! Pondicheri’s little sister is open for extended lunch hours Tuesday through Sunday with a vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from butter chicken to saffron shrimp salad and roti wraps.
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
Events at Asia Society Texas Center
Mar. 10 – Jul. 29, 2018
FotoFest 2018 Biennial — India: Contemporary Photography and New Media Art
Mar. 5 – Apr. 30, 2018
Programs & Activities
Level I Wu Dang Mountain 18 Form Tai Chi with Henderson Smith
Mar. 5 – Apr. 30, 2018
Programs & Activities
Level II Wu Dang Mountain 18 Form Tai Chi with Henderson Smith
Apr. 26 – Apr. 26, 2018
The Myths and Misunderstandings of the U.S. – China Trade Relationship
May. 12 – May. 12, 2018
Authors & Asia: Elizabeth Economy on “The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State”
May. 26 – May. 26, 2018
An Evening with Apollo Chamber Players, Vân-Ánh Võ, and Vũ Nhât Tân
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