Asian Fantasy Character Design Workshop for Ages 4-10 | May 3 | Registration Deadline: April 27

AARC Asian Fantasy Character Workshop

The Asian American Resource Center invites children ages 4-10 to participate in an Asian Fantasy Character Design Workshop with award-winning children’s book artist and author, Yangsook Choi, on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Children will meet mythical characters from ancient Asia, and then design their own characters! Stories include Filipino vampire Sigbin, Korean goblin Tokebi, a child sumo wrestler Kintaro, and a Nine-Tailed Foxx from the Han dynasty. Walk-in or Phone Registration Only | Cost is $10 per child | Registration Deadline: April 27

Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Road
Austin, TX 78754
(512) 974-1700

Bengali New Year Festival | April 19

Bengali New Year Festival 2014

The Bangladesh Association of Greater Austin presents the Bengali New Year Festival, Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Fiesta Gardens. The festival showcases the historically rich, colorful culture of Bangladesh featuring traditional foods, dress, indigenous arts and crafts, and live musical and dance performances of Bangladesi and international cultures. #Free Admission and Parking #Austin #ATX

Fiesta Gardens
2100 Jesse E. Segovia Street
Austin, TX 78702

South Asian New Year Festival @ Zilker Hillside Theater | April 12

South Asian New Year Festival 2014

Photo Credit: Photo Credit: The Texas Bengali Cultural Alliance | South Asian New Year Festival

The South Asian New Year Festival is an annual outdoor celebration showcasing the historically rich, colorful culture and diversity of South Asia featuring live music and dance performances, traditional foods, indigenous arts and crafts, and more. Saturday, April 12 | 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. | #Zilker Hillside Theater. #FREE #Austin #ATX

Zilker Hillside Theater
2201 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78746

Planet Music: Chinese Classical Music and Dance | April 6

Planet Music April 2014

Austin Parks and Recreation Department presents its Planet Music series with an afternoon of Chinese classical music and dance featuring April Rain School of Chinese Dance and the Austin Chinese Chamber Orchestra on Sunday, April 6, from 2-4 p.m. #Austin #ATX #Free

Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Road
Austin, TX 78754

Kimono Fashion Show and Origami Art Tutorials | April 6

JASGA Kimono Fashion Show April 2014

Image Credit: Japan-America Society of Greater Austin

The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin presents a Kimono Fashion Show and Origami Art Tutorials at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum on Sunday, April 6. Additional Umlauf Family Day activities include yoga practice in the garden, story time, and a demonstration on how to create a bronze sculpture. Event is #free and open to the public. Noon to 4 p.m. #Austin #ATX

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
605 Robert E. Lee Road
Austin, TX 78704



Bali Behind the Masks @ Asian American Resource Center | March 23

AARC Bali Masks

Enjoy the pageantry and drama of Balinese mask dance and learn about this unique dance form and culture of Bali at Bali Behind the Masks at the Asian American Resource Center on Sunday, March 23, from 2-3 p.m. Following the presentation of Balinese mask dances in authentic costume, Surapsari, the co-founder of Purnama Sari Balinese Performing Arts Company, sheds light on Balinese cosmology, arts and social life through an interactive lecture. In Bali, mask dances have been performed since ancient times as irreplaceable rituals at Balinese Hindu temples and rites of passage ceremonies. Children are welcome. #Free #Austin #ATX

Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Road
Austin, TX 78754

HOLI Festival of Colors @ Radha Madhav Dham | March 15

Radha Madhav Dham celebrates Holi, the Festival of Colors, on Saturday, March 15, from 2-8 p.m. Holi, also known as the Spring Festival marks the arrival of spring. During Holi, people gather together to playfully throw colored powder on one another in good-natured fun, sing and dance in joyous celebration, and enjoy delicious foods. This year’s festivities include Indian dance and other cultural performances, kid games and prizes, a petting zoo, and more. #Austin #ATX

JKP Radha Madhav Dham
400 Barsana Road
Austin, TX 78737

Senior Wellness: TAI CHI at the Asian American Resource Center | March 6 … March 20 … April 3

Join the Asian American Resource Center for Senior Wellness: TAI CHI the first and third Thursdays of every month (upcoming March 6, March 20, April 3) from 10:30 a.m. to Noon with Master Vince Cobalis. Master Cobalis has over 40 years of martial arts experience and is in charge of the Ip Sun Tai Chi program in the United States. Ip Sun Tai Chi is a moving meditation that develops self-awareness, confidence, and inner-strength while emphasizing techniques that improve balance, coordination, concentration and self-defense. Senior programs are for adults ages 50+. #Austin #ATX #Free

Asian America Resource Center
8401 Cameron Road
Austin, TX 78754

Global Divas WorldBeat Party @ One-2-One Bar | March 6

WOBEON Global Divas March 2014

Join WOBEON (World Beat Online) for its GLOBAL DIVAS WORLDBEAT PARTY at One-2-One Bar on Thursday, March 6, from 7:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. Lineup includes Julie Slim & Rendez Vous (jazzed up French tunes), Paula Maya (Brazil-infused performance), Amanda Kitchens (soulful Americana), Naga Valli (Eastern Soul) and a special international guest. Free with RSVP on Eventbrite until March 5 at Midnight, or $7 cover at the door. Free Parking and happy-hour drink specials. #Austin, ATX

One-2-One Bar
1509 S. Lamar Blvd., Suite 600
Austin, TX 78704

LuckyChaos Theater Projects: L.A.W. Lewd Asian Women | Feb. 28 – March 8

LuckyChaos LAW Lewd Asian Women Feb 2014

LuckyChaos Theater Projects presents L.A.W. Lewd Asian Women, an original play weaving Chinese mythology and contemporary Austin inspired by the 1875 U.S. Supreme Court case Chy Lung v. Freeman, 92 U.S. 275 (1875). Find out how a court case where 22 Chinese women were judged unjustly to be “lewd and debauched” over 140 years ago is relevant to Asian American women living in Austin today. Salvage Vanguard Theater | Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 28 – March 8 | 8 p.m. | #Austin #ATX

Salvage Vanguard Theater
2803 Manor Road
Austin, TX 78722