Asian Cultural Events in New Orleans & Beyond

Asian Heritage and Asian Cultural Events

In New Orleans, the Asian/Pacific American Society (APAS) is the site for information on many Asian events and organizations.
The Asia Society is the site for information on Asian cultural events nationwide.
Please join us in supporting the following activities:

New Orleans, LA:
Fall Term - Chinese Academy of New Orleans
Begins Sunday, September 13, 2009

Newcomb Hall #B09, Tulane University, Uptown Campus, 1175 Broadway Street, New Orleans
The Chinese Academy of New Orleans offers Chinese language classes for adults and children...more info, email RongYi Zhou

Washington, DC:
Indian Dance Workshop
Monday, Sep 14, 2009, 8:00pm - 10:00pm

The International Student House, 1825 R Street NW Washington, DC
Nalini Prakash and Vijay Palaparty, acclaimed dancers and the founders and directors of The Spilling Ink Project, will introduces participants to Bharatanatyam -- a form of South Indian classical dance originating in South Indian temples that is characterized by staccato and kinetic angular movements. Highlighting several aspects of Indian classical dance - including drama/theater, rhythm, and a combination of both, participants will have an opportunity to experience an intricate language of hand gestures, dramatic facial expression and captivating rhythm. Participants will also witness a short performance following the workshop....more info

New York, NY:
H. M. Naqvi ('Home Boy') and Akhil Sharma
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY
Rollicking, bittersweet, and sharply observed, "Home Boy" is at once an immigrant’s tale, a mystery, love story, and a New York story as three young Pakistani men come face to face with the aftermath of 9/11. Home Boy is H. M. Naqvi's debut novel. Join Naqvi and Akhil Sharma (An Obedient Father) for a thought-provoking discussion on writing and the immigrant landscape (with live video webcast). Followed by a book signing with the author...more info

San Francisco, CA:
Young Professionals Group: Mixer at Ozumo Lounge
Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Ozumo, 161 Stuart Street, San Francisco
Please join the Asia Society Young Professionals Group for a joint networking/cocktail mixer with the Japan Society. Exchange your business card, have a cocktail, and enjoy appetizers at Ozumo, one of the San Francisco Chronicle's "Top 100 Restaurants." ...more info

Houston, TX:
Asia Society Young Professional Mixer
Thursday, September 24, 2009, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Gigi's Asian Bistro and Dumpling Bar, 5085 Westheimer, Houston, TX
Join the Asia Society Young Professionals for an evening at Gigi's Asian Bistro and Dumpling Bar. Opportunity to meet and network with other Houston Young Professionals. Complimentary food and cash bar....more info

Houston, TX:
Tibetan Meditation I: Calming the Mind through Breath & Movements
Friday, September 25, 2009, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX
Well-being in the Tibetan tradition is a holistic sense of wellness that encompasses body, energy, and mind. Participants will learn specific methods of meditation to help subdue their “monkey mind,” as Tibetan texts call the human tendency to run from thought to thought, emotion to emotion, and place to place in search of happiness. Incorporating these meditative techniques into your daily life will help you connect to your inner wisdom and the potential to achieve a relaxed yet aware state of mind and a healthier lifestyle. In this course, participants will practice movements (tsa lung) that work with different energetic centers (chakras) to provide a sense of embodied meditation....more info

Houston, TX:
An Evening of Chinese Music, Dance, and Acrobatic Performances
Saturday, September 26, 2009, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cullen Performance Hall, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX
Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of People's Republic of China with this rare mix of first class singers, traditional instrumentalists, and exceptional dancers from Tianjin, China. You will experience the true diversity of the Asian arts with performances originating from the treacherous mountain path of the Silk Road to the wide open plains of Inner Mongolia....more info

San Francisco, CA:
Travel writer Bonnie Tsui on 'American Chinatown'
Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Mechanics’ Institute Library, 57 Post St., San Francisco, CA
What is it about Chinatown? Is it the sea of faces? The dizzying bustle, the cacophony of tongues, the pull of the unfamiliar? In American Chinatown, acclaimed travel writer Bonnie Tsui embarks on a journey to find out what Chinatown means to its inhabitants – and to America at large. She explores the lives, stories, and struggles of those in the country’s five most famous Chinatowns: New York (the biggest), San Francisco (the oldest), Los Angeles (the film icon), Honolulu (the crossroads), and Las Vegas (the newest). American Chinatown is the first book to use stories from these iconic neighborhoods to unravel the unique complexities established by a century and a half of Chinese immigration....more info

Washington, DC:
"Night of the Apsara", in support of the Angkor Hospital for Children in Cambodia
Saturday, October 17, 2009, 6:00pm - 12:00am

La Maison Française, Embassy of France. 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW, Washington, DC 20007
The evening will include dinner, cocktails, music, dancing and a silent auction. All tickets and donations may be partially or fully tax deductible....more info

New Orleans, LA:
APAS Team in 12th Annual Susan Komen NOLA Race for the Cure
Sunday, October 19, 2008

City Park, New Orleans
APAS is putting together a team. The only cost to you is to walk and buy a T-shirt, additional donations are always welcome...more info

New York, NY/Tenafly, NJ:
Friends Without A Border-New York celebration to benefit Angkor Hospital for Children in Cambodia
Saturday, October 24, 2009, 6:00pm - 12:00am

Cathedral of St. John Banquet Hall, 353 E. Clinton Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670
The night will include Cambodian cuisine, music performed by the Monorom band, a dance performance, and a silent auction. All tickets and donations may be partially or fully tax deductible....more info

New Orleans, LA:
30th Anniversary APAS Gala
Saturday, November 14, 2009

JW Marriott, 614 Canal Street, New Orleans
The evening celebrates 30 years of Asian culture and heritage and will feature a fabulous array of auction items, beautiful Ms. APAS contest, Frank Hara Service Award, Raffle prizes, 3-course dinner, dancing, and entertainment!...more info

Hollywood, CA:
Friends Without A Border "Hollywood Premier" to benefit Angkor Hospital for Children
Thursday, December 10, 2009, 7:00pm - 1:00am

At the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Come celebrate in Hollywood's glamorous Golden Age. The evening will include silent & live auctions (incl. "Children" portfolio by internationally renowned photographer Steve McCurry), musical performances, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, Teddy's lounge, and a fabulous tournament of Hollywood Domino. Attire: formal, reminiscent of Hollywood's glamorous Golden Era....more info

See pictures of the 2008 Asian Heritage Festival
On Saturday, April 19th, Silk Road Collection and 500 other vendors, volunteers, and community leaders made the Asian Heritage Festival possible.
Click here to view Anh Nguyen's pictures of the Asian Heritage Festival.