AsiaFest 2017

Photo by Jeff Fantich

Enjoy a trip through the East with AsiaFest 2017, Asia Society Texas Center’s annual family event featuring community performances, fusion cuisine, creative activities and local vendors — all to spotlight some of our multicultural city’s unique traits. Rose Rougeau, the center’s vice president of communication, says the party will be a nod to all the different traditions that have come together to make Houston so flavorful. “The purpose behind AsiaFest is to celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage month and to bring families together in celebration of Houston’s diverse cultures,” she explains. The month of May was chosen for this remembrance because it marks the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869; Chinese, as well as Irish, immigrants laid the track, in large part. Expect dancing, tai chi, martial arts, Taiwanese puppet shows, and Viet Wave music. Families can also enjoy making art with dragon-boat crafts, kites, origami and other activities.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 13. 1370 Southmore. For information, call 713-496-9901 or visit asiasociety.org. Free.
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