Asian events this weekend - October 21
Correction: In the last newsletter I said Maria and the Mouse Deer was playing all weekend, but I wrote the date as October 22-23 instead of October 15-16. It’s actually playing both weekends, so if you didn’t catch it last time you can still get tickets for this Saturday or Sunday.
Friday, October 21
West China Tea 10 Year Anniversary Party (Free)
"Come celebrate a decade of tea culture in Austin with us. We're going to commemorate our growth with tea, snacks, music by DJ Evan McBride, an awards ceremony for outstanding teas of present day and yesteryear, a Bing (tea cake) raffle, special sales on tea and teaware, and of course lots of fun and community."
📍 West China Tea House (4706 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78751)
⏰ Friday October 21, 6pm-midnight
Y'all We Asian @ ColdTowne Theater’s Sweet 16 (Free with RSVP)
"Join us for a weekend of parties, improv jams, ceremonies, late night lock-in, and of course comedy performances to break in our new black box. Y'all We Asian headlines with Pentacost & Gannaway (Porch Cat), and Corduroy Couch."
📍 ColdTowne Theater (1700 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78702)
⏰ Friday October 21, 7pm-?
Saturday, October 22
Okashicon presents Kawaii Boo-tique: A Frighteningly Cute Halloween Market (Free)
"Brentwood Social House and Okashicon are teaming up to bring you a kawaii and kowai Halloween shopping market!"
📍 Brentwood Social House (1601 W Koenig Ln, Austin, TX 78756)
⏰ Saturday October 22, 10am-3pm
Austin HK Movie Screening - Far Far Away | 緣路山旮旯 ($$)
"Far Far Away (Chinese: 緣路山旮旯) is a 2021 Hong Kong romantic comedy film that follows a 28-year-old introverted IT geek who is inexperienced in dating, but suddenly finds himself romantically involved with five attractive women at different times."
📍 Cinemark 20 and XD (15436 FM1825, Pflugerville, TX 78660)
⏰ Saturday October 22, 1-3pm
Round Rock Diwali Festival - The Festival of Lights (Free)
"Bring your friends to enjoy beautiful street lights, savory food, music, cultural music dance, 40+ live performances, beautiful Rangoli (sand art), and a fashion show. Kids can learn various arts and crafts while others can partake in free Bollywood dance lessons."
📍 Centennial Plaza (301 W Bagdad Ave, Round Rock, TX 78664)
⏰ Saturday, October 22, 3-10pm
Tokyo in Texas presents Bleach Rave: Hollow-Ween ($)
"Soul Reapers, Quincys, and Hollows alike are called on for a night of cosplay, drinks and fun!"
📍 Valhalla Esports Lounge (710 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)
⏰ Saturday October 22, 10pm-2am
Maria and the Mouse Deer: A Whimsical Earth-Saving Adventure With Animal Friends From the Philippines ($)
”Maria and the Mouse Deer” tells the Philippine folk tales of Maria, fairy of the mountain, and the clever Mouse Deer through a "colorful short story ballet celebrates the different species of Southeast Asia and the beauty of caring for the earth and all its creatures."
📍 Ballet Austin's Butler Center for Dance & Fitness (501 W 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701)
⏰ Weekend 10/22-23, multiple times
Wednesday, October 26
Karaoke & Small Bites with Pinoy Potluck (Free, bring a dish to share)
"Bring a Filipino dish to share, but this time we challenge you to make an appetizer version! Lumpia is an obvious option, but get creative. If you went to the last one you know that @oldladypascoo made adobo meatballs. Think along those lines."
📍 Paper Work (1704 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704)
⏰ Wednesday October 26, 6-9pm
AARC Fall 2022 Exhibit Reception (Free)
"Join the AARC and our featured artists for the opening reception of our fall exhibits, Seeking Community and Visions of Asia. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided."
📍 Asian American Resource Center (8401 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX 78754)
⏰ Friday October 28, 6-8pm
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!