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Asia Society Texas Center

AsiaFest 2019

Saturday, Jun. 29, 2019 – Sunday, Jun. 30, 2019

11:00 AM – 05:00 PM
US/Central

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Weather Update

May 9, 2019 — We are postponing this Saturday's AsiaFest, due to the high likelihood of flooding in the Houston area this weekend. Our top priority is to ensure the safety of our guests, performers, vendors, partners, volunteers, and staff. This decision was made in consultation with local emergency management officials.

AsiaFest is being rescheduled for the weekend of June 29-30; stay tuned for more details.


Volunteering | Vendors | Exhibitions | Sponsorship and Support | Parking

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at AsiaFest! An international bazaar, performances, arts and crafts, fusion cuisine, and live demonstrations await at Asia Society Texas Center's annual festival.

New this year: Embark on an adventure through Asia, using our passport to explore different regions' traditions, cultures, and food!

Plus, come dressed as your favorite family-friendly Asian pop culture character! Guests ages 18 and under are invited to participate in Asia Society's first-ever Costume/Cosplay Contest at 1 p.m. on the H-E-B Festival Lawn Stage.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

We are monitoring the weather forecast and taking appropriate precautions to ensure the safety and enjoyment of our guests, vendors, partners, performers, and volunteers. Please check this page and our social media channels for weather-related updates.

Follow us on social media and share your photos with us:
Facebook: @AsiaSocietyTexas | #AsiaFestTX
Instagram and Twitter: @AsiaSocietyTX | #AsiaFestTX


Volunteering

Become a part of the fun by volunteering for AsiaFest! Asia Society is looking for volunteers to assist on stage and in the family activity areas, gallery, and parking lot. Two shifts are available: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

To volunteer for the event, please complete the online application. For questions, please contact KEllison@AsiaSociety.org or 713.496.9917.


Vendors

Help us offer an exciting and fresh marketplace of food, arts, crafts, and home goods for our guests! Apply here to be a vendor at AsiaFest 2019. For questions, please contact KEllison@AsiaSociety.org or 713.496.9917.

Food Trucks
Breaking Bao | Foreign Policy | Friohana | Kabob Cafe on Wheels | Mobile Mai's | Muiishi Makirritos | Wokker

Food and Drink
Dumpling Haus | Fung's Kitchen | Magic Cup | Popfancy Pops | Snow Topi

Home Goods, Art, and Apparel
Boutique by Maryam | Casa Indika | Clay Flower Lady | Curations By ASAL | Ethnic Rootzfabspirit | Jen Lee | Katsola | Kimono Zulu | Lang's Dough Figurines | LH Candle StudioMochillery | She Has Hope | Twilight Imports

Performing Groups and Artists
Anjali Center for Performing Arts | Dance of Asian America | Filipino Young Professionals | Houston Halau | Kajal Desai Dance and Wellness | Legend of Taiwan | North America Youth Chinese Orchestra | Sowmya Balasubramani | Viet Wave Music | Wonderbox

Partners Providing Family-Friendly Activities
Consulate-General of Japan in Houston | Filipino Young Professionals | Islamic Arts Society | Jayati Sengupta | Puranik Foundation | Taiwanese Heritage Society


FREE Entry to Exhibitions during AsiaFest

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In Super Sarap, artists Mik GaspayJeanne F. JalandoniCharlene Tan, and O.M. France Viana revisit commonplace objects and food within Filipino cooking to elicit personal and collective memories and to challenge cultural norms associated with food.
On view March 16 – July 21, 2019

Site Lines: Artists Working in Texas

In Site Lines: Artists Working in Texas, the works of Texas-based artists Ambreen ButtAbhidnya GhugeBeili LiuJun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, and Prince Varughese Thomas address themes such as the value of work, cultural memory, and the importance of place.
On view April 13 – August 18, 2019


Parking

Paid parking is available in the Asia Society Texas Center parking lot across from the building on Southmore Boulevard. For additional details about accessing the Museum District — including Metrorail, cabs, and more parking options — please visit the Houston Museum District website.


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.


Previous AsiaFest Events

2018 AsiaFest details
Highlights from AsiaFest 2017
2017 AsiaFest details
Highlights from AsiaFest 2016
2016 AsiaFest details


Sponsorship and Support

AsiaFest is free and open to all. To sponsor this program, please see our Sponsor Packet and contact Lauren Smith, Development Manager, at 713.496.9926 or LNSmith@AsiaSociety.org.

Benefactor Level Sponsorship

HEB Regions Bank

Ambassador Level Sponsorship

National Taiwan University Alumni Association in Houston

Chairman Level Sponsorship

Xfinity

Teri & Jeff Lee
Laura & Brad McWilliams

Presidents Level Sponsorship

 

JD Joyce Investment Management Group

Kan & Celia Lin
AsUnited Marketing Alliance
Symong & Francoise Shih
Mr. & Mrs. Chih-Jen Kao
Lynn Chou & Jett Lin

Additional Support

Joanne & Kevin Hsu
Polly Lee
Meifei Liang
Jone-Ing Lin
Joy Wu
Chao-Shyuan Li

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 Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery is free for Asia Society members; $8 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 museum café 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.
Hours
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
https://asiasociety.org/texas/pondi-asia-society

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