Asian events this weekend - January 13
Saturday, January 14
SouthCloud Ramen: BABE's Bada$$ Lunar New Year ($)
⏰ Saturday January 14, 8pm-midnight
📍 SouthCloud Ramen (1914 Guadalupe St #A, Austin, TX 78705)
👉 "Lucky envelopes with free gifts inside. AAPI DJ lineup (DJ XK, SUPERMCN4STY, illlkat, Nhu.B). Heavenly food and drink from SouthCloud Ramen. LED fan dancers."
Tuesday, January 17
AARC Book Club: "The Henna Wars" by Adiba Jaigirdar (Free)
⏰ Tuesday January 17, 6-7:30pm
📍 Asian American Resource Center (8401 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX 78754)
👉 "Join fellow book lovers in the community to dive into works by authors in the Asian diaspora! All meet ups are free and open to the public to attend. All sessions are hosted in person at the AARC."
Chianarchy: Art Exhibit at Sa-Tén Coffee (Free)
⏰ Through January
📍 Sa-Tén @ Airport Blvd (4917 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751)
👉 Chianarchy's first art exhibit is now available at Sa-Tén Coffee (Airport Blvd) until the end of January.
ACC: Lunar New Year Concert (Free)
⏰ Saturday January 21, 3pm-?
📍 ACC Highland Campus, Musical Recital Hall, Building 2000, Room 2.2560 (6101 Highland Campus Dr, Austin, TX 78752)
👉 ACC's AAPI Cultural Center is hosting "a Lunar New Year Concert at the Highland Music Recital Hall featuring some wonderful performances by the Texas Dragon/Lion Dance Team, the Austin Chinese Choir, and the University of North Texas (UNT) Chinese Ensemble."
West China Tea: Lunar New Year Festival ($$)
⏰ Saturday January 21, 6pm-midnight
📍 West China Tea House (4706 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78751)
👉 “Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with West China. Ticket includes unlimited tea service, live music, lion dance, art show, and gift tea cup. Free for kids 12 and under.”
The Paper + Craft Pantry: 2023 Lunar New Year Festival ($ - suggested donation)
⏰ Sunday January 22, 11am-5pm
📍 The Paper + Craft Pantry (1023 Springdale Rd Building 6A, Austin, TX 78721)
👉 “Join us for the second annual Lunar New Year Festival in East Austin! We will be celebrating with this family friendly event featuring over 2 dozen vendors of Asian descent, a lion + dragon dance performance and more!”
🙇♀️ Thanks to @thesparkcollection for the tip!
The Woven Sounds at Studio A ($)
⏰ Sunday January 22, 3-5pm
📍 Studio A Piano (6448 E Hwy 290 Suite D-102, Austin, TX 78723)
👉 "Join us for an afternoon of music, food, drink, community and a celebration of Asian culture and heritage featuring The Woven Sounds."
Indie Meme: Shorts Showcase 2023 ($)
⏰ Sunday January 22, 3-6pm
📍 AFS Cinema (6259 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752)
👉 “5 short films presented by 5 Austin film organizations under one roof! Come for the films, stay for the community. Plus there will be a pre-screening mixer and post-screening Q&As!”
These events happen on a regular basis, so I don’t always mention them. There might be something new since the last time you checked!