HOUSTON, Texas (May 9, 2022) In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Houston First Corp. and Avenida Houston will host a cultural celebration of Asian fashion, art, and music on Saturday, May 14 from 4-9 p.m.
The free event pays homage to Houston’s vibrant Asian communities, as well as provides special recognition of the impact they have not just locally, but nationwide. Guests will enjoy traditional and contemporary music and dance performances, a one-of-a-kind fashion exhibition featuring traditional attire from several Asian countries, and an outdoor market featuring local AAPI-owned businesses. Please visit www.avenidahouston.com/aapi-amplified for more information.
Below is a list of the evening’s featured participants.
Music and Dance Performances:
Dragon & lion dances by Lee’s Golden Dragon
Traditional Indian Dances by Silambam Houston
Tinikling by Filipino Young Professionals of Houston
Traditional Korean dances and drumming by Han Narea
Traditional Lao Dance by Lao American Association
Kimonos provided by Japan-America Society of Houston
Ao Dai provided by local Vietnamese fashion designer Nghi Nguyen
Hanboks provided by Houston Korean American Chamber of Commerce
Sinhs provided by Lao American Association
“Unity in Diversity” art wall provided by Asia Society TX
Kids’ Cultural Craft Booth managed by Dear Asian Youth
Asian Chamber of Commerce
Banh Xeo Blankets
ABOUT HOUSTON FIRST CORPORATION
Houston First is the official destination management organization for the city of Houston. In addition, Houston First owns the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel, manages the George R. Brown Convention Center along with 10 city-owned properties, and developed the Avenida Houston entertainment district. Learn more at HoustonFirst.com and VisitHouston.com.