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

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



Taste of Asia Culinary Series: Valentine’s Bento Workshop @ Asian American Resource Center | Feb. 12

The Asian American Resource Center hosts a Valentine’s Bento Workshop as part of its Taste of Asia Culinary Series on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, from 6-8 p.m.  Learn how to make a Love Bento for your Valentine with Kayo Asazu, co-owner and chef of Komé Sushi Kitchen. Bentos are Japanese home-packed meals that can be elaborately arranged to suit different themes or special occasions. $25 per person. Call (512) 974-1700 or walk-in to register. #Austin #ATX

Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Road, Classroom 9
Austin, Texas 78754
(512) 974-1700

Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists @ UT Butler School of Music | Feb. 21 to March 2

Menuhin Competition 2014 Austin

The Menuhin Competition, the world’s leading competition for young violinists, takes place for the first time in the United States at the Butler School of Music on The University of Texas at #Austin campus, Feb. 21 to March 2. Two of the competitors currently reside in Texas: 12-year-old Claire Wells of Plano and Hao Miao, a University of North Texas undergraduate. Event includes concerts, master classes, and community activities with world-class musicians. Performances are open to the public and include #free and ticketed events.

USHICON 2014 | Round Rock, Texas | Feb. 7-9

Ushicon 2014

Ushicon, a Japanese animation convention for fans ages 18 and up, returns to the Wingate Inn & Conference Center in Round Rock, Texas, the weekend of Feb. 7-9, 2014. Check website for registration details, guests, events and updates.

Wingate Inn & Conference Center
1209 I-35 Frontage Road North
Round Rock, TX 78664

Institute of Texan Cultures Celebrates the Year of the Horse at the 27th Annual Asian Festival | San Antonio | Feb. 1

Asian Festival San Antonio 2014 Flyer

The Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio invites you to celebrate the Year of the Horse at the 27th Annual Asian Festival on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The annual festival celebrates the Chinese New Year and the diverse Asian community of Texas with a lion dance parade, music, cultural performances, cooking demos, fashion, crafts, authentic Asian-American foods and more. #SanAntonio #ChineseNewYear

Institute of Texan Cultures
UTSA HemisFair Park Campus
801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78205

Japanese New Year Event | Traditional Lion Dance, Folk Dance and Short Film | Jan. 5

Japan New Year 2014

Japan-America  Society of Greater Austin hosts a New Year Event at Casa de Luz with a traditional lion dance performance by Keito Academy of Ethno-Cultural Performing Arts and Japanese folk dance by current and former students of  Canyon Creek Elementary School. A short film (“Charms of Japan”) about Japanese cuisine and tourism will screen. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 | 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. | Open to the Public. #Austin #ATX

Casa de Luz
Celio South Room, 2F
1701 Toomey Road
Austin, TX 78704