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Chinese American Museum of Chicago's 21st Benefit Dinner

The Chinese American Museum of Chicago hosts its 21st Benefit Dinner - a night of performances, raffle, authentic Chinese food, and more!
Community

Piyesta Pinoy is Back In-Person!

Piyesta Pinoy is finally back as it becomes the 9th year of the biggest Filipino American festival of culture, music, arts, games, and food in the Midwest! See you June 11!
Community

South Loop Bollywood and Yoga classes

Inviting South Loop Chicago residents to attend Community Bollywood and Yoga classes!
Community

Evanston Vet Center AAPI Heritage Month Veteran Luncheon!

Evanston Vet Center is hosting its Annual AAPI Heritage Month Veteran Luncheon.
Arts/Entertainment

KIKAGAKU MOYO at Thalia Hall

Don’t miss out as KIKAGAKU MOYO owns the stage of Thalia Hall on May 24, 2022!
Community

FYLPRO Roadshow in Chicago!

FYLPRO Roadshow will have its Chicago stop on May 23!
Food

AAPI Restaurants Week 2022

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with this AAPI Restaurants Week 2022 featuring AAPI-owned restaurants across the Chicago area.
Community

CBCAC Annual Fundraiser

Celebrate the power of community and advocacy! You are invited to CBCAC's Annual Fundraiser on May 19!
Arts/Entertainment

NAAAP: Fireside Chat With Ly Tran, Author of House of Sticks

NAAAP welcomes celebrated author, Ly Tran for a discussion on her coming-of-age memoir, House of Sticks.
Community

Act to Change: United We Heal

Every May, Act to Change rallies the nation to raise awareness on bullying and to become active advocates against racism.
Arts/Entertainment

E/MERGE: Art of the Indian Diaspora

“E/MERGE Art of the Indian Diaspora” continues through Sunday, May 15, 2022 as the inaugural exhibition of the National Indo-American Museum’s new home, the Umang and Paragi Patel Center, 815 S. Main Street, Lombard, Illinois.
Food

Asian Heritage Month @ VietFive Coffee

It’s Asian Heritage Month Chicago and we are celebrating at VietFive Coffee!
Arts/Entertainment

Project: VISION's Free Art Exhibition

Project: Vision is hosting a FREE Art Exhibition!
Community

Asian Festival & Health Fair!

You are cordially invited to attend the Asian American Coalition of Chicago’s Asian Festival and Health Fair!
Community

SABA Chicago: Summer Kick-Off!

Strike and spare your way into summer with SABA Chicago!
Community

Chicago APA Lawyers Summit: How to Find Success

Join us for the Chicago APA Lawyers Summit: How to Find Success on May 12!
Community

ROAR Story Slam - Call for Submissions

KoreanAmericanStory.org's ROAR Story Slam is an annual competition where 6 selected contestants showcase their oral storytelling about their Korean American experience in front of a live audience for a chance to win a cash prize of up to $1,000.
Community

NAAAP: Deconstructing The Great Resignation

Learn more about The Great Resignation phenomenon through this free online event by NAAAP on May 11.
Arts/Entertainment

Chicago Cabaret Week: SamaSama Project

SamaSama projects takes part on the Chicago Cabaret Week at Hideout Inn on May 8!
Arts/Entertainment

Celebrate Asian American Month with Dancing Chakras: Bollywood with a Twist!

A different show every time, come and dance with the chakras!
Community

Advancing Justice Chicago's 30th Anniversary!

Please join us in celebrating Advancing Justice | Chicago's 30 years of lasting impact!
Food

Asian Night Market at Skokie Campus!

Oakton Community College and Everybody's Market are hosting an Asian Night Market on May 5th!
Community

NAAAP: Conversation About Toxic Invisibility

Let's converse about "Toxic Invisibility," a combination of two forces that renders the Asian Americans invisible according to Ryan Takemiya.
Food

NAAAP: Stories from Chinese Restaurants Around the World

Know more about the stories from Chinese Restaurants around the world on this free virtual event by NAAAP.
Arts/Entertainment

Breaking Down the Sacred Wall

Joing Kalapriya’s Annual Fundraiser with Aditya Prakash & Ensemble - a music concert!
Arts/Entertainment

MANDALA ARTS RETURNS TO NAPER SETTLEMENT FOR “ARTS & MEET”

Mandala Arts is returning to Naper Settlement for another great show!
Arts/Entertainment

Jo Koy - Funny Is Funny in Illinois!

Jo Koy will bring his Funny Is Funny World Tour to Illinois on April 28 & 29!
Community

Celebrate Argyle: One Year Anniversary Party!

Celebrate Argyle is turning one, and we invite you to celebrate with us!
Arts/Entertainment

SENSASIA RETURNS

Sensasia is formally presenting a return show on April 23, 2022 at the Logan Center Performance Hall.
Community

KANWIN's 32nd Anniversary Gala

​Join us on April 22nd, 2022 to celebrate KAN-WIN’s 32nd Anniversary Gala - "Our Stories: ​Resilience in Bloom"!
Arts/Entertainment

Battle of the Bamboo 2022

For the nineteenth 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.
Arts/Entertainment

25th Annual Asian American Showcase

Save the date: On April 1-13, 2022, it's the The 25th Annual Asian American Showcase!
Arts/Entertainment

Dealing with Dad

The 25th Annual Asian American Showcase Closing Night Feature: DEALING WITH DAD with director Tom Huang in-person for Q&A at Gene Siskel Film Center.
Arts/Entertainment

Lumpia with a Vengeance

The 25th Annual Asian American Showcase Presents: LUMPIA WITH A VENGEANCE with director Patricio Ginelsa in-person for Q&A at Gene Siskel Film Center.
Arts/Entertainment

Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust

The 25th Annual Asian American Showcase Presents: MANZANAR, DIVERTED: WHEN WATER BECOMES DUST at Gene Siskel Film Center.
Arts/Entertainment

Finding Ying Ying

The 25th Annual Asian American Showcase Presents: FINDING YING YING with director Jiayan "Jenny" Shi in-person for Q&A at Gene Siskel Film Center.
Arts/Entertainment

Hasan Minhaj: “THE KING’S JESTER” LIVE in ILLINOIS

Hasan Minhaj is back in Illinois for his brand new one-man show, “The King’s Jester”
Arts/Entertainment

JVNA - Hope in Chaos Tour in Chicago!

JVNA will grace the Chicago scene for her Hope in Chaos Tour!
Arts/Entertainment

Everything Everywhere All At Once in Theaters March 25!

Everything Everywhere All At Once is coming soon on theaters!
Arts/Entertainment

Canadian comedy superstar Sugar Sammy returns to Chicago!

Sugar Sammy is ready to invade Chicago with his unfiltered view of where the world is at today!
Community

Asian American Coalition of Chicago: 39th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration!

Malaysian American Community will be hosting the Asian American Coalition of Chicago (AACC) Lunar New Year Gala on March 12, 2022, 6PM!
Community

Fighting Back Against Hate: Language and the Power of Racist Words

Please join Committee of 100 for a critical discussion on formulating an inclusive and effective approach for future discourse on the use of language and how it contributes to damaging stereotypes and exacerbates race-based harassment.
Community

The State of Asian American & Pacific Islander Attorneys 2022

Chicago Committee is hosting "The State of Asian American & Pacific Islander Attorneys" on February 24!
Arts/Entertainment

SamaSama Project

A Musical Showcase of traditional Filipino Music transcending to the Modern. Inspired by the drive to promote diversity through music, SamaSama Project continues to captivate audiences with their unique sound.
Arts/Entertainment

Culture Connect Series

FYLPRO and FALA Chicago presents Culture Connect Series on February 23 & 26!
Community

Heart-Themed Yoga Flow & Event (ft. treats from Te'Amo)

Have a 60 min heart-themed yoga class followed by treats from Te'Amo Boba Bar and more on Valentine's day!
Community

Feb 14 Heart-Themed Yoga Flow & Event (ft. treats from Te'Amo)

Join @e.z.yogaspace for Valentine's Day. We'll start with a 60 min heart-themed yoga class followed by treats from Te'Amo Boba Bar and more!
Community

Lunar New Year Offers!

Fashion Outlets of Chicago and The Stops at North Bridge are offering Lunar New Year discounts!
Community

Chicago Chinatown: Lunar New Year Parade!

What's a Lunar New Year celebration without the classic, joyful parade? Chicago Chinatown will continue this tradition on February 13, 2022!
Community

UNITY Gala 2022: The 38th Chinese New Year Party of Greater Chicago!

A coalition of over 90 Chinese American organizations in the Midwest celebrating the Chinese New Year, Year of the Tiger on February 12!
Arts/Entertainment

MINT K-pop Dance Workshop: Valentine’s Day Edition

Dance your Valentine's away! MINT will be hosting a K-pop Dance Workshop for Valentine’s Day.
Community

Lunar New Year Celebration with C100 & NAAAP!

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with Committee of 100 (C100) and the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)!
Community

VietFive Coffee Pop-up at Marz

Celebratio Lunar New Year with VietFive Coffee at Marz on February 6!
Community

Navy Pier Global Connections: Chinese New Year Celebration

Aon Grand Ballroom will be transformed into a festive, interactive and family-friendly Chinese marketplace for the Chinese New Year celebrations on February 5!
Community

Argyle Lunar New Year Celebration

Join Uptown United and 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman on Argyle Street in 2022 as Uptown continues its annual tradition (going back 40+ years) of celebrating the Lunar New Year!
Community

CMAA: Lunar New Year 2022!

Chinese Mutual Aid Association is excited to enter into the Year of the Tiger! Mark your calendars on February 5, 2022 and celebrate with us!
Community

Chinese New Year Party 2022 at Amalgam

Join us as we celebrate the "Year of the Tiger" right in the heart of downtown Downers Grove!
Community

Chinese New Year Virtual Celebration

It's that time of year again! Chinese American Museum of Chicago is hosting a virtual Chinese New Year celebration on February 2, 2022 at 6-7PM!
Community

Year of the Tiger Hosted by Nine Bar

If you want to greet the Lunar New Year with great food, great drinks, and with great people, then here's a great place: Nine Bar at Moon Palace!
Community

Children’s Chinese New Year Party in Highland Park

Let your child have a merry, merry Chinese New Party in Highland Park on February 1, 2022!
Food

VietFive & Sweet Delights at Triple Crown: A Lunar New Year Celebration!

Vietfive Coffee, Sweet Delights Chicago, and Triple Crown Restaurant are partnering up to kickstart your Lunar New Year Celebration on January 30!
Community

Lunar New Year Celebration with Jenny Yang of Phoenix Bean Tofu!

Prepare to have a festive Lunar New Year with Jenny Yang of Phoenix Bean Tofu!
Community

Chinese New Year Arts & Crafts Show

Shop and celebrate the Chinese New Year at McKinley Field House on January 29, 2022!
Community

Statewide Virtual Lunar New Year Celebration!

Join the Asian American Caucus and Senator Tammy Duckworth for a Statewide Virtual Lunar New Year Celebration!
Arts/Entertainment

ARGYLE ACTIVATION WALK

Celebrate AAPI Heritage month with performances, music, arts, pop-up stores and more in Argyle Street!
Community

NOT US Launch Party

The launch part of NOT US, a community festival inspired to bring cross-cultural unity through creative expression.
Community

Celebrating AAPI Month and Inspired by Nature Conversation!

To celebrate AAPI Heritage Month, join Joanne So Young Dill and Terry Guen for an inspired by nature conversation!
Community

National AAPI Day Against Bullying and Hate

Act to Change is hosting the 3rd annual national AAPI Day Against Bullying+Hate on May 18, 2021 as a rally against xenophobia and racism.
Community

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Chicago Community Kickoff

Beyond the celebration of our Asian Pacific American heritage in 2021, we find us as a community having to deal with strong hate and anti-Asian sentiment. We will attempt to come together to address this issue while embracing our heritage.
Community

Anti-Asian Racism & Violence: An Urgent Discussion

This discussion will attempt to house some of these conversations, while acting as a safe space for members and non-members to hear from women in the HeyMama community.
Community

Bystander Intervention Training

Organizations join hands to implement an aggressive scaling up of locally-led bystander hate incident intervention trainings for community members!
Community

Asian American Caucus - Community Vigil

Join State Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz and MWRD Commissioner Josina Morita alongside local elected officials and community organizations to show solidarity with the Asian American community and stand up against hate in all forms.
Community

Cambodian New Year Celebration Events

Let us join our Cambodian brothers and sisters in celebrating their new year! There are lots of events to look forward to. រីករាយ​ឆ្នាំ​ថ្មី!
Community

AAPI Seniors & Women in Power: Self Defense Workshop

The recent surge in violence against AAPIs across the U.S. is heartbreaking and horrific. This has pushed us to face the reality that we have to be smart and aware. Learn basic self defense to become more aware of our surroundings and a few hands on tactics that can help if you need to get away from an attack.
Community

#AAPI Women Strong: Organizing Beyond A Hashtag

Join us for an evening where we center AAPI women and our vision to build power for a future where we can all thrive!
Community

Community Safety Webinar

Illinois SBDC at CMAA webinar with the Cook County State Attorney's Office, Chicago Police Department, and FBI Chicago on community safety.
Community

Uptown Rally Against AAPI Racism

This rally addresses hate crimes against Asian Americans Pacific Islanders in the United States and the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, which includes Asia on Argyle.
Community

CASL’s Spring Social

CASL’s annual Socials are packed full of entertainment and excitement! This year’s VIRTUAL event will be on the engaging interactive platform DEGY WORLD.
Business

Export to Asia with Confidence

Achieve exporting success by overcoming trade finance obstacles with Sacramento MBDA Export Center and Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Community

Wellness Wednesday: The Asian American Experience in Wellness Careers

How do healers also navigate career advancement, workplace discrimination, and self-care? Let's discuss the Asian American Experience in Wellness Careers!
Business

Driving Innovation in the Restaurant Industry: AAPI Women Entrepreneurs

Join a discussion with insightful women to innovate and insulate your restaurant business!
Business

#AAPISTRONG Heritage Month Business Summit

Learn how AAPIs have been staying strong together and keeping their businesses afloat! You can also donate to help AAPI small businesses.
Arts/Entertainment

CAAMFest

CAAMFest will bring you the best in Asian and Asian American stories through live virtual film screenings, on-demand screenings, and at San Francisco’s only drive-in theater at Fort Mason FLIX.
Community

The ENERI Access Series Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2021 Edition: “Hear Me, What I Want to Say”

ENERI Communications proudly presents the premiere of The ENERI Access Series Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2021 Edition: “Hear Me, What I Want to Say,” on the #ENERIcom YouTube Channel.
Community

AAPI Talks = American Stories

The Chinese American Heritage Foundation (CAHF) is sponsoring "AAPI Talks = American Stories", daily webinars to celebrate AAPH Heritage Month. The 31 webinars highlight prominent individuals and organizations who made notable impact to our country.
Community

History & the Law: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Context

This program will explore the history of Asian progress in America, including the creation of “Asian” as a racial construct, the history of scapegoating Asian communities, and the legal approaches used to justify exclusion and violence.
Community

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month across Illinois

DCEO will celebrate AAPI leaders from across the state, highlighting their contributions to the fabric of our state, and resilience as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Arts/Entertainment

Using Storytelling to Heal, Empower and Promote Empathy

In a time where it is more important than ever for us to bring the voices our families forward, AHS a thrilled to present 6 plays to promote empathy and understanding.
Community

CelebrASIAN: Honoring AA Heritage

Celebrate APAHM with musical performances, wellness workshop, henna hand painting, and cooking lessons inspired by our Asian heritage.
Business

Start Up Series: Learning the Fails and Wins from an Investor

Learn business investment insights from Richard Felicelda, the President of StarLab, who has been investing in various businesses locally and in the Philippines.
Community

Standing in Solidarity Webinar Series

Scholars and nonprofit leaders will explore and try to address the root causes of racism and xenophobia against our communities.
Community

Panel Discussion on Federal Resources for AAPI Businesses and Nonprofits

This is a two-part series by National ACE and ILF focused on the federal response to the alarming increase in violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders since the start of 2020.
Business

Back to Business: Restarting Main Street in the Wake of Covid-19

Join Reimagine Main Street to learn about the findings of their most recent national survey of diverse small business owners, insights on relief programs, and other exciting announcements!
Community

Asian Pacific American Heritage X Taste of Chinatown

Everyone is welcome to attend the Asian Heritage Month Celebration and the "We Love Chinatown" event organized by more than 100 businesses and community organizations at Chicago Chinatown Plaza!
Community

Webinar on Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Join speakers from Chicago Commission on Human Relations, Chicago Police Department, and FALA Chicago in an in-depth discussion on anti-Asian hate crimes.
Community

#DoughSomething Happy Hour

Hear from renowned chefs at #DoughSomething Happy Hour on May 24!
Community

WHIAAPI: Community Policy Briefing

In this virtual event, senior administration officials and staff will be providing an overview and updates related to the administration's response to anti-Asian violence, xenophobia, and bias.
Arts/Entertainment

When Things Fall Apart: A Tale of Lost Souls

Reinterpreting an episode from the Mahabharata (an Indian epic), Kalapriya presents 'When Things Fall Apart', a tale of lost souls from the Mahabharata produced by JustUS repertory.
Community

Asian Justice Rally

Asian Justice Rally - Chicago goes virtual on January 30, 2022 at 1:00 PM. #StopAsianHate #AsianJusticeRally