AsiaFest 2015

AsiaFest

Asia Society Texas Center is celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with several events this month, but the main celebration ASIAFEST will be held this weekend May 16-17 at the Texas Center.  Just check out all that’s going to be happening below:

Asian and Fusion Cuisine
Food trucks representing the Bayou City’s culinary diversity: Casian King, Doughmaker Doughnuts, Foreign Policy, Belly Up, Flip n Patties, It’s a Wrap, Muiishi Makirritos, Pho-Jita Fusion, Smoosh Cookies, Tila’s Taco Truck, Waffle Bus, and Wokker TX Ranger. Asia Society’s Jade Stone Cafe will also serve light bites and beverages throughout AsiaFest.Asian Movement and Fitness Demonstrations
Guests will enjoy yoga by Yogiños: Yoga for Youth, tai chi, muay thai, vovinam, storytelling, and other demonstrations.

Community Performances
Performances from the Houston community will include Polynesian movement, South Asian folk dance, Filipino kundiman songs, Taiwanese aboriginal dance, Japanese taiko drumming, and more.

Creative Activity Zone
Engaging family-friendly activities such as Burmese lacquerware, Taiwanese calligraphy, Persian tile designs, henna, and others will fill the Activity Zone.

Vendors Selling Local Goods
Attendees can purchase local merchandise from Community Cloth, Ten Thousand Villages, A.R. Designers, and other vendors.

Exhibitions
Come see The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America for free! The weekend also marks the opening of Round Trip: Bicycling Asia Minor, 1891.

AsiaFest is made possible through a presenting sponsorship from New Era Life Insurance Companies and a generous grant by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Funding is also provided by the Asian American Giving Circle of Greater Houston, with additional support from the Taiwanese Heritage Society of Houston. 

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