Asian events this weekend - February 17
Saturday, February 18
Austin Dance India: Breaking the Binary - Exploring Gender and Sexuality in Hindu Mythology ($)
⏰ Saturday February 18, 7pm-?
📍 Dougherty Arts Center (1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704)
👉 "Breaking the Binary explores ancient tales and figures from Hindu mythology that provide examples of how fluid these concepts actually can be even within a traditional context. 10% of ticket sales along with donations will go to Allgo, a queer people of color nonprofit in Austin, TX."
AARC: Bridging the Seas - Exhibit Reception (Free)
⏰ Friday February 24, 6-8pm
📍 Asian American Resource Center (8401 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX 78754)
👉 "Straddling the distance between Austin, TX and Pune, India, Bridging the Seas is a collaborative exhibition showcasing work by the artists Supriya Kharod, Rama Tiru, Mithu Deb, and Manasi Joshi."
Jessamine Chan at BookPeople - The School for Good Mothers (Free)
⏰ Friday February 24, 7-8pm
📍 BookPeople (603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703)
👉 "Please welcome Jessamine Chan to celebrate The School for Good Mothers! The author will be signing and personalizing copies of the book after the speaking portion of the event."
Austin Japan Community: Japanese-English Storytime (Free)
⏰ Saturday February 25, 1:30-2:30pm
📍 Austin Public Library - Milwood Branch (12500 Amherst Dr, Austin, TX 78727)
👉 "Our story time includes picture books and songs from Japan. Participants also get to learn about seasonal events in Japan and its history. Make & Take crafts for fun followed by the stories!"
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!