AAPI Amplified

AAPI Amplified

Celebrate Houston’s vibrant Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities during AAPI Heritage Month at Avenida Houston on the first three Saturdays of May from 7–9:30 p.m. Houston First Corporation proudly presents this free cultural celebration and invites everyone to join in as AAPI voices are amplified through traditional and contemporary dance, musical performances, and art.

Allow Malia’s Hula Hut’s hip-shaking, eclectic range of traditional and non-traditional music, dancing and fire performances to transport you to the Pacific Islands. Dance the night away to Maxim, one of Houston’s premier Vietnamese bands, as they bring a mix of traditional Vietnamese music and American pop favorites. Experience traditional Thai cultural performances presented by the Wat Buddhavas Temple on Avenida’s main stage and a contemporary art exhibition by local Asian-American artists on the Wharf. Artists include Zahra Ali, Amy Malkan, Devona Stimpson, Thomas Tran, Carol Truong, Dandee Warhol, and more.

No Asian celebration would be complete without karaoke. Karaoke is popular in many Asian countries including Japan, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. The host for Avenida’s karaoke celebration is John Newinn also known as Asian Elvis Tribute artist, Johnny Elvis.

Don’t miss these one-of-a-kind, fun-filled evenings for people of all ages and backgrounds to share and create wonderful memories.


Malia's Hula Hut

Malia’s Hula Hut
Saturday, May 6, 7PM-9:30PM

Maxim Band

Maxim Band
Saturday, May 13, 7PM-9:30PM

Thai Cultural Performances

Thai cultural performances by Wat Buddhavas Temple
Saturday, May 13, 7PM-9:30PM

Asian-American Art Exhibition

Asian-American Art Exhibition (located on the Wharf)
Saturday, May 13, 7PM-9:30PM

Karaoke Night

Karaoke Night hosted by Asian Elvis Tribute artist, Johnny Elvis
Saturday, May 20, 7PM-9:30PM

Parking and Transportation

Guests coming to performances 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. 

Avenida Houston Map

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