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Hong Kong Week: WOMEN WHO FLIRT

Watch WOMEN WHO FLIRT during the Hong Kong Week, streaming from October 6 to 10.
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Hong Kong Week: MEN ON THE DRAGON

Watch MEN ON THE DRAGON during the Hong Kong Week, streaming from October 6 to 10.
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China Week: A TOUCH OF SPRING

Watch A TOUCH OF SPRING during the China Week, streaming from September 29 to October 3.
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China Week: ALL ABOUT ING

Watch ALL ABOUT ING during the China Week, streaming from September 29 to October 3.
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China Week: BEST DIRECTOR

Watch the BEST DIRECTOR during the China Week, streaming from September 29 to October 3.
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Taiwan Week: TSUNMA TSUNMA: MY SUMMER WITH THE FEMALE MONASTICS OF THE HIMALAYA

Watch the TSUNMA TSUNMA: MY SUMMER WITH THE FEMALE MONASTICS OF THE HIMALAYA during the Taiwan Week: Spotlight in Documentaries, streaming from September 22 to 26.
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Taiwan Week: WALKING DHARMA

Watch the WALKING DHARMA during the Taiwan Week: Spotlight in Documentaries, streaming from September 22 to 26.
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Taiwan Week: WATER WITH LIFE

Watch WATER WITH LIFE during the Taiwan Week: Spotlight in Documentaries, streaming from September 22 to 26.
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Taiwan Week: FORMOSAN B.B. IS COMING

Watch the FORMOSAN B.B. IS COMING during the Taiwan Week: Spotlight in Documentaries, streaming from September 22 to 26.
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Taiwan Week: Whale Island

Watch the Whale Island during the Taiwan Week: Spotlight in Documentaries, streaming from September 22 to 26.
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Balikbayan Box Broadway Open Mic: Sixteen Bars x Broadway Barkada

With the goal of bridging our local theatre community with Filipino theatre communities abroad, Sixteen Bars, in collaboration with Broadway Barkada, is proud to present BALIKBAYAN BOX: BROADWAY OPEN MIC. This event supports Never Gonna Jeep You Up, a fundraising campaign initiated to support jeepney drivers affected by the mass transportation ban and jeepney phaseout amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Full Moon Fridays: Celebrating Asian Composers

Tune in for 42nd Street Moon's free virtual series, "Full Moon Fridays" as we celebrate Asian composers!
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A Virtual Panel With Chicago AAPI Theatre Artists

Join some of Chicago's brightest and best theatre artists in this special Q & A session livesteamed on the Our Perspective Facebook page and YouTube Channel.
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Sudden Impact 2020 Summer Series

Tatsu Aoki brings back the Sudden Impact Summer series with its third full streaming event to facilitate new catalystic events, providing a substratum for Chicago’s musical artists to create and collaborate, and conduct musical experiments.
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Shi-An Costello

Shi-An Costello performs the playful and vibrant masterpiece Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano. This concert will have a live audience and will also be livestreamed. For an in-person ticket, you can buy a SOLO ticket, to be seated alone, or a DUO ticket, to be seated at a table with room for two.
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Fall English Plays for 2020

Fun, comedy, satire all bundled up together in MARRIAGE MIRAGE - which comes to your screen on 19th September at 4PM!
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AIRMW Showcase Volume 5 on HotHouseGlobal

Fifth installment of AIRMW programming on HotHouseGlobal will feature local, national, and international artists involved in the legacy of Tsukasa Taiko. A tell-all feature-length programming that will expand on Tsukasa Taiko's rich history, robust network, and artistic productions that marked milestones as a Chicago Japanese drumming ensemble.
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A Virtual Panel With Chicago AAPI Theatre Artists

Join some of Chicago's brightest and best theatre artists in this special Q & A session livesteamed on the Our Perspective Facebook page and YouTube Channel.
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Sudden Impact 2020 Summer Series

Tatsu Aoki brings back the Sudden Impact Summer series with its third full streaming event to facilitate new catalystic events, providing a substratum for Chicago’s musical artists to create and collaborate, and conduct musical experiments.
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Tetsuya Noda: Retrospective 50 Years of Diary

Andrew Bae Gallery is pleased to present Tetsuya Noda's retrospective solo exhibition “Diary of 50 Years”, from September 9 through October 15, 2016, with an opening reception to the public on Friday, September 9 from 5pm to 8pm. The artist and his wife Dorit will be present at the opening.
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Jazz by the Lake - Indo-American Heritage Museum

Celebrate our first inductee into IAHM's Hall of Fame! Acclaimed Jazz pianist and MacArthur Fellow Vijay Iyer accompanied by Chicago's award winning, guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque for an unforgettable concert at Northwestern University's stunning Mary Galvin Recital Hall!
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NYE 2017 Annual Gala 24-Carat Magic VORA Chicago

Bombay Beatz Entertainment & ABCDChicago.com invite you to our Annual and most EXCLUSIVE New Years Eve Gala - 24K MAGIC!
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Jackie Chan's Long Yun Kung Fu Troupe

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Jackie Chan’s Long Yun Kung Fu Troupe from Beijing for an evening of heart-stopping artistry and athleticism.
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2017 Battle of the Bamboo - Kulturo

For the fourteenth consecutive year, Filipinos In Alliance at the University of Illinois at Chicago proudly presents Battle of the Bamboo, a cultural dance competition showcasing traditional Filipino folk dance.
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2017 The Rickshaw Joint - March Movement

Every THIRD WEDNESDAY of the month at Stage 773, SFN's gonna bring ya The Rickshaw Joint. A variety spot where we feature a mix bag of outer-galactic-wonderful-mazement-talent-mageddon.
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Not Quite: Asian American by Law, Asian Woman by Desire

The performance itself is 45 minutes and we will have about about half an hour or so for conversation.
Community

2017 AAGL Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

Join us on 2017 AAGL Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration.
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2017 Healing Arts Program Fundraiser

The National Cambodian Heritage Museum and Memorial will be hosting a fundraiser during Asian American Heritage Month. All proceeds from the event will support the Healing Arts Program at the Museum.
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Mi-Yeon Kwon: 1000 Bowl Project

Prak-sis Gallery is having an exhibit of SOLO Mi-yeon Kwon. Mi-yeon Kwon is the executive director of Prak-sis Gallery.
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Healing Through the Arts Winter Luncheon

NCHM is hosting the 1st annual winter luncheon "Healing Through the Arts" that will support their programs on Sunday, December 10th.
Community

40th Anniversary Kick-Off Gala - Chinese American Service League

Celebrating 40 years of service and many generations of success!
Community

Chinese American Museum of Chicago 17th Benefit Dinner

Hosting the Chinese American Museum of Chicago 17th Benefit Dinner
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Reading Two of “Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings”

This is AIRMW's first-ever invited staged reading series of short and full-length plays written by Midwest Asian Americans.
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Ginkenshibu 50th Anniversary Live Collaboration with Tsukasa Taiko

This free performance uniting Gin-ei (a type of Asian poetry) with Japanese drum and traditional performing arts features a cast of more than 50 singers and dancers and is presented in honor of the Nippon Ginkenshibu Foundation’s 50th Anniversary.
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2018 Remarkable Indonesia Fair

125 Years of Java Village in the World's Columbian Exposition
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Poetry Reading: If They Come for Us by Fatimah Asghar

Please help us celebrate the release of Fatimah Asghar's new poetry collection IF THEY COME FOR US. Poets Rachel "Raych" Jackson, Hieu Minh Nguyen, and José Olivarez will join her for this reading and book signing. 
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Yaeji at Thalia Hall

Thalia Hall Presents: Yaeji One More
Community

Kultura Festival 2018

KULTURA FESTIVAL IS SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018! LIMITED NUMBER OF DISCOUNTED EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE THIS MONDAY, APRIL 23, ONLINE!
Community

Talk Stories: An Asian American/Asian Diaspora Storytelling Show

Our next Talk Stories: An Asian American/Asian Diaspora Storytelling Show is coming up in a month. The show will take place at The National Cambodian Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial at 7:30pm on Thursday August 16th.
Community

Lunar Ball 2018

Come join the community and support community charities with an expected 1,000+ attendees for Lunar Ball 2018! This event sells out every year! The 2018 Lunar Ball (Year of the Dog) will be held on Saturday, August 11th at the contemporary Zhou B Art Center located in Chicago’s historic Bridgeport neighborhood.
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Us The Duo: The Together Tour - Summer 2018

Doors open at 7PM. Performance begins at 8PM. This is an All Ages event subject to parental discretion. 
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Kimono Fashion Show

G to Y Kimono Fashion Show shows gorgeous models in kimono on Aug 13 at Kujira Japanese Art and Craft Community
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Lantern-Making Workshop

Join CFAS for a free family-friendly lantern-making workshop at the Chinatown Public Library.
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Celebrate Qixi at Arts in the Dark

Join the Chinese Fine Arts Society (CFAS) on August 14 to celebrate “Chinese Valentine’s Day” with Arts in the Dark.
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Kanikapila! At Uptown's Argyle Night Market

Featuring the student-base of the Aloha Center Chicago in our tradition of Kanikapila! Hawaiian style jam with Uke Nation & E Hula Mau bringing songs of the south pacific and impromptu hula. Bring your `uke and play along, sing, take a "Hula Lesson"
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Japanese Breakfast at Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago)

Japanese Breakfast comes to Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
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Midnight at the Masquerade

If great food and interactive theater sounds at all intriguing. Look no further! The Murder Mystery Company has you covered.
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Fiber Arts in Social Movements

Join community-based artists in Bronzeville and Little Village as they discuss the contributions of fiber arts to social movements like The Great Migration and Immigration from Mexico to Chicago.
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HEALING THROUGH THE ARTS: FUNDRAISER MIXER

Please join The National Cambodian Heritage Museum & Memorial for an evening of celebration as we gather to mingle and support cultural and artistic preservation.
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Andrew Bae Gallery

The artist will be present at the opening
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CLUB ASIA breaks Second City: A One Night Anniversary Event

Come see a dope night of improv and storytelling.
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A New Art + Science Pop-Up Experience

Featuring a Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Room, wndr museum invites you to explore a new genre of immersive experience.
Interviews

Artist Talk: Tadao Ando

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando returns to Chicago to discuss his body of work, noted for its visual simplicity and sensitivity to the surrounding environment.
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Amigurumi

Join Blixt-sensei in this brand new program to learn how to make your own!
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Hula Hoʻike/Performance

Join us to celebrate Halau I Ka Ponoʻs 9th Anniversary with a Hoʻike/Performance to show the hula that our students have learned this year.
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Shubukai 42nd Annual Performance

Shubukai 42nd Annual Performanceby Fujima Ryu Japanese Classical Dance.
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The Virtual Asian American Art Museum Launch

Join us for the VAAAM launch party and for a panel discussion on the “Chicago-Midwest” module of VAAAM, which focuses on the work and transnational lives of four Japanese American postwar artists—James Numata (1918–1997), Yasuhiro Ishimoto (1921–2012), Ray Yoshida (1930­–2009), and Michiko Itatani (1948–).
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HAIKU WORKSHOP: Akinoiro - あきのいろ “The Tints of Autumn”

Join us on this Path to awaken and return to the beginner's mind where everything is fresh, new, and possible.
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Art on theMART

Watch the grand unveiling of the world's largest and longest running digital art project on the face of the Merchandise Mart in River North.
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Trace Bundy + Sungha Jung in Chicago!

Join us on the TRACE BUNDY + SUNGHA JUNG in Chicago! on Sunday, October 7th.
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Taiko Legacy 15

In its most common incarnation Taiko (Japanese drum), is typically heard at seasonal festivals and temples all throughout Japan. The more esoteric and theatrical expression of Taiko is a less frequent and more difficult endeavor, but at the core of Tsukasa Taiko’s artistic and musical vernacular.
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Reduction 6

In its most common incarnation Taiko (Japanese drum), is typically heard at seasonal festivals and temples all throughout Japan.
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Poetry off The Shelf: Emily Yoon & Kimiko Hahn

Emily Jungmin Yoon is the author of A CRUELTY SPECIAL TO OUR SPECIES and ORDINARY MISFORTUNES, winner of a Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Prize.
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Amber Liu at Park West

Amber Liu at Park West - Jam Productions
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Public Art Representations of Native American & Cambodian

In a contemporary context, public monuments such as Ivan Mestrovic’s The Bowman and The Spearman (1928), which depict “Native Americans” but were created by a non-Native artist and without a first-voice perspective, are viewed by some as inaccurate representations of Native American people.
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Poetry Reading: A Cruelty Special to Our Species by Emily Yoon

Please join Women & Children First Bookstore in celebrating the publication of A Cruelty Special to Our Species.
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Chicago Japanese Matsuri

Come join Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya and Japanese Culture Center - 日本文化会館 at the Chicago Japanese Matsuri!
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A Great Migration, A Staged Reading

Coming up this weekend! Silk Road Rising and A-Squared Theatre present a staged reading of A Great Migration by Preston Choi, directed by Brian Balcom. Cast includes Dana Black, Harrison Hapin, Denise Hoeflich, Ian Michael Minh, Chris Pow, and Dekyi Rongé.
Community

Kundiman Reading

Kundiman is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing generations of writers and readers of Asian American literature, and creating a space where Asian Americans can explore, through art, the unique challenges that face the new and ever-changing diaspora.
Interviews

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up with Laura Atkins & Stan Yogi

Join JACL Chicago for a dynamic talk with authors, Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi, as they share about their award-winning book, created for upper elementary and middle school students, about Fred Korematsu's story and how he came to challenge Japanese American incarceration during WWII.
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Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings

This reading is presented as part of the LookOut Series – Steppenwolf’s performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form.
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Ray & Kannan Present A Free Tote Bag

A sketch comedy show that explores friendship, food, and heritage with solo and two-person scenes. There will be too many laughs for one sitting, so every audience member will receive complimentary Ray & Kannan™ tote bag to take home the extras.
Interviews

Speaking Truth(s): Storytelling for Identity and Activism

Don't miss the chance to learn more about the art of story-telling with Ada Cheng!!
Community

Stories of Chicago: Yellow Americans Speak

Join us for an evening of storytelling and food by people living in the intersections of Chicago and East Asian America.
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Telling Our Stories: BOA Poets Engaging The World

Erika Meitner is the author of five books of poems, including IDEAL CITIES, which was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner, COPIA, and HOLY MOLY CARRY ME.
Community

TALK Stories: An Asian American Diaspora Storytelling Show

An Asian American/Asian Diaspora Storytelling Show, scheduled for Friday December 14th.
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Ikebana Workshop

We are excited to announce an afternoon workshop exploring Ikebana Flower Arrangement with the President of the Chicago Chapter of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society!
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Prak-sis Art

Join us for creating holiday gifts at our painting with wine, shop with our lovely local artists and jewelry designers.
Community

Kagami-Biraki

Please join JASC and Tohkon Judo Academy in welcoming in the New Year at the annual Kagami-Biraki celebration.
Community

HANA Center Presents: Asian American Storytelling Through Art

Join us for HANA’s first spring (indoor) rooftop fundraiser! Come and connect through stories and art centered around our shared experiences.
Community

East Asian American Experiment

The East Asian American Experiment is a Chicago-based storytelling community that meets weekly to eat and learn about each other's lives.
Community

TALK Stories: An Asian American / Asian Diaspora Storytelling Show

As part of the LookOut Series, Talk Stories presents storytellers of Asian descent from diverse identities and backgrounds.
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Speaking Truths Series: The Space In Between

Storytelling series that explores the theme of "The Space In Between"
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How to Draw Anime

How to Draw Anime is an introductory course for students, interested in learning the foundations to creating anime and manga. Each course will begin with a small lecture, where students will be encouraged to follow along.
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Rangla Punjab 2019 - by PCS

Join us for an unforgettable, colorful evening of songs, bhangra, gidha.
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Sound Bath

A gentle and meditative immersion in the sounds of singing bowls, drums, gongs, and other healing tools.
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A READING OF LUCY AND CHARLIE’S HONEYMOON

A comedic, full length play with live singing and musicians inspired by classic country western and folk.
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Adobo Variety Hour

A new showcase featuring the next generation of Asian American artists.
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Lion Dance Cultural Symbol Exhibition

Join The ART Gallery - Asian Contemporary Art for LION DANCE Cultural Symbol Exhibition.
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Let's Get FAAIMous! A SLAYsian American Showcase!

The 24th Annual Asian American Showcase presents: Let's Get FAAIMous! A SLAYsian American Showcase!
Community

Adobo Social Hour

Adobo Social Hour is our new social development event that not only furthers our mission of connecting with the next generation of Asian American artists but explores what other avenues exist to advance our own artistic experience in the greater Chicago art and performance community.
Community

Khmer New Year Celebration

Cambodian Association of Illinois is cordially inviting you to join them for dinner, cultural performances, dancing, music and bringing the new year 2563 B.E. "Year of the Pig"
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Visible

A group art show curated by YoungSun Choi featuring Kioto Aoki, Gloria Han, Jennifer Huang, Laura Kina, Thomas Kong, Joo Young Lee, Ed Oh, and Adrian Kay Wong.
Interviews

Celeste Ng in conversation with Eve L. Ewing

For this ticketed event, Celeste will be joined in conversation by special guest, Eve L. Ewing. This event will be held at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St.
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세월호 5주년 추모 공연

“천개의 바람- A Thousand Winds”
Politics

Hương Ngô: In the Shadow of the Future

Join us on the Hương Ngô: In the Shadow of the Future on April 14 – May 12, 2019.
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Poetry Reading: Soft Science by Franny Choi

We're thrilled to host a poetry reading and book signing with Franny Choi, celebrating the publication of her new book Soft Science. Joining her will be Eve L. Ewing, Krista Franklin, and Emily Jungmin Yoon.
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At A Distance #3 exhibition reception

This exhibition was created based on artists' instructions.
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Salon Series Presents Ada Cheng's Solo Performance

This performance tackles issues on gender, culture, and feminism. I explore how one learns about love and abuse across borders.