Asian events this weekend, June 24-26
Main thing going on this weekend is the Austin Asian American Film Festival. You can still pick up a festival pass here, or get tickets to individual films here (use Ya’ll We Asian’s discount code “YALL” for $3 off).
Austin Asian American Film Festival ($ - single film, $$$ - entire festival)
Annual showcase of "new independent films from the Asian and Asian American diaspora", now in its 14th year!
📍 AFS Cinema (6259 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752)
⏰ Thursday June 23 - Sunday June 26
Saturday, June 25
Inversion Ensemble Presents: Greg Pak's “I Belong to You” ($$)
"A spectacular multimedia experience" that "explores the history, culture, and natural wonders of Texas", adapted from critically-acclaimed author Greg Pak’s “I Belong to You / Motherland”.
📍 Bates Recital Hall (2406 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712)
⏰ Saturday June 25, 7:30pm-?
2022 Gold Futures Challenge Deadline
Gold House and Asian American Futures will be awarding project grants of $25,000 to $100,000 to 10 organizations with "bold, innovative, and creative proposals that activate new interest in supporting our evolving AAPI communities."
⏰ Thursday June 30, 10:59pm
Y'all We Asian @ Fallout Theater ($)
Austin's Asian American improv troupe returns for "a night of stand up and improv" on the first Friday of each month.
📍 Fallout Theater (616 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701)
⏰ Friday July 1, 8-9pm
The Presidents @ Sahara Lounge ($)
"A rare treat here in Austin - Filipino worldbeat and reggae."
📍 Sahara Lounge (1413 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78721)
⏰ Friday July 1, 10:30pm-midnight
Miyazaki Fest (Free)
"Come get immersed in the world of Hayao Miyazaki & the much loved characters of Studio Ghibli with crafts, activities, and games!"
📍 Asian American Resource Center (8401 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX 78754)
⏰ Saturday July 2, 10am-1pm
These events happen on a regular basis, so I don’t always include them in the newsletter. There might be something new since the last time you checked!