Discover 31 ways to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Asia Society Texas

View 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 every day of May to explore Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with virtual and in-person events, festivals, educational activities and more at Asia Society Texas Center in May 2022.

For more than 40 years, May brings with it an opportunity to explore vibrant cultures and histories throughout Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

There’s no shortage of ways to celebrate APAH Month and to highlight that fact, Asia Society Texas Center in the Museum District offers a daily slate of events across May that elevates the personal stories, contributions and experiences of Asian and Asian American communities that are both local and global.

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

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

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

Live APAH Month Programs at Asia Society Texas Center

  • Explore lived experiences through art exhibitions – Asia Society’s ongoing art exhibition, Making Home: Artists and Immigration, will be open for free admission on Sunday, May 1, or you can delve deeper into the works on display with docent-led art tours on Saturdays, beginning May 14. The exhibition features artwork of various mediums from four artists that centers the deeply personal experience of immigration, as well as the topics that arise from that, including dislocation, belonging, resilience, and more.
  • Celebrate the end of Ramadan at Festival of Eid | Saturday, May 7 | FREE – Mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan at this Asia Society festival that features outdoor food trucks and delicious eats, 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. 4pm to 8pm.
  • Hear from prominent authors at talks and book-signings – Asia Society hosts Huma Abedin, a former top aide to Hillary Clinton and memoir author, as part of a joint presentation from Asia Society’s Muslim Series and Women’s Leadership Series (Wednesday, May 11; $40 for nonmembers). Then, 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 nonmembers).
Musician Michelle Zauner (of Japanese Breakfast) and Bryan Washington join in conversation at Asia Society | Courtesy of Asia Society Texas Center

On-Demand Programs with Asia Society Texas Center

Every week of APAH Month promises new ways of exploring local communities and deeper cultural experiences. Tune in on Sundays for Staff Picks that cue you in on what to listen, watch and read next; catch some of the top highlights of performing arts programs at Asia Society with selections from the Encore Series on Mondays; hear from fellow members of the community with Houston’s Asian American Journeys on Tuesdays that offer deeper explorations of diversity and culture in the city; then check in for restaurant tips on Fridays that will help you eat like a local in Houston’s Asiatown.

But there’s much more on the way in May, so explore the full Asian Pacific American Heritage Month calendar at Asia Society Texas Center.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Asia Society Texas Center

Asia Society in Museum District | Courtesy of Asia Society Texas Center

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