USHICON (Anime Convention for Adults 18+) | Feb. 6-8


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. 6-8. GUEST OF HONOR – CHUCK HUBER (Hiei in YuYu Hakusho, Stein in Soul Eater, Android 17 in Dragonball Z, Austria in Hetalia). Check website for registration details, guests, events and updates. #Austin #ATX

Wingate Inn & Conference Center

1209 North Interstate Highway 35

Round Rock, TX 78664

IKKiCON Japanese Animation and Pop Culture Convention | Jan 2-4

 Ikkicon 2015

IKKiCON is a three-day convention celebrating Japanese Animation and Pop-Culture held annually in Austin, Texas. This year, IKKiCON is bringing Austin otaku together January 2-4, 2015, at the Hilton Austin. #Austin #ATX

Hilton Austin

500 East 4th Street

Austin, TX 78701


Japan Fall Festival | Nov 15

Japan Fall Festival

The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin (JASGA) brings Japanese culture to Austin and Central Texas at the 8th Annual Aki Matsuri, Japan Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will enjoy taiko drums, traditional Japanese music and dance, a tea ceremony, Japanese martial arts, Japanese food and drinks, Japanese games and entertainment, a silent auction and more. Fun cosplay and Lolita fashion costumes welcome. Free for JASGA members and under 18 years; $5 for non-members. #Austin #ATX

O. Henry Middle School
2610 W. 10th Street
Austin, TX 78703 

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.