AAPI Amplified (Free Event)
Join Houston First Corporation on May 14th from 4pm to 9pm as we amplify the voices of the Asian American Pacific Islander community during AAPI Amplified. HFC will celebrate and support Houston’s vibrant AAPI communities with an evening of traditional and contemporary dance performances, a fashion exhibition featuring traditional attire from several Asian countries, and an outdoor market featuring local AAPI-owned businesses. The event is free and open to the public.
Houston First Corp 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.
AAPI Amplified would not be possible without the support of the local Asian community. Together with Houston First, Asia Society Texas, Japan America Society of Houston, Korean-American Chamber of Commerce, Filipino Young Professionals of Houston, and the Lao American Association will delight visitors with a cultural experience filled with music, dance, fashion and shopping.
4:30 PM Korean Showcase: Traditional Dance, K-POP Dance, & Drumming Exhibition, Han Narea
5:15 PM Lao Dance, Lao American Association
6:00 PM Indian Dance, Silamban Dancers
6:45 PM Tinikling, Filipino Young Professionals
7:30 PM Drums, Lion & Dragon Dance, Lee’s Golden Dragon
Kimonos provided by Japan-America Society of Houston
Ao Dai by Houston-Vietnamese fashion designer, Nghi Nguyen
Shalwar Kameez by Houston-Pakistani fashion designer, Sameera Faridi of Poshak
Hanboks provided by 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
Community / Market Vendors
Asian Chamber of Commerce
Banh Xeo Blankets
Parking and Transportation
Guests coming to experience AAPI, can find garage parking in the Avenida North and Avenida South parking garages, located at each end of the George R. Brown Convention Center More information on rates and transportation can be found here.