Events:

Fun

Community

CIRCA Pinitg's 30th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate Filipino American History Month with THREE Fil-Am Organizations celebrating milestones!
Food

Get SuperHai with Friends!

Join us for food, drinks, music, and FUN on Saturday, October 2nd with SuperHai serving yōshoku style Japanese food along with Filipino booniefoods and Indonesian minahasachicago cuisine. Enjoy a multi-course, family-style menu with drink pairings under the lights of Revival Food Hall!
Arts/Entertainment

JAY-R Philippines King of R&B in Illinois!

Enjoy a soulful night of R&B as JAY-R sways the stage of The Mansion Night Club on October 28, 2021!
Arts/Entertainment

Celebrate Filipino American History Month with FYLPRO ARTS FEST!

In celebration of Filipino American History Month, Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) with Asian Pop-up Cinema and Chicago Asian Network are here to bring you a night of Filipino arts and humor. 
Business

ACE NextGen Pathfinder Awards

It's time to recognized and celebrate our AAPI small businesses! Cast your nominations and let these stories of perseverance shine!
Arts/Entertainment

Free Virtual Screening: We Are Champions (Xia ban chang)

We Are Champions (Xia ban chang) will be screened for free at this year's The Chicago Film Festival Summer Screenings.
Community

CASL's Virtual Gala

This year’s VIRTUAL event will include their very first CASL Founders Award and their inaugural recipient Julian Grace Foundation!‍
Community

2021 Hangawi Celebration

The Korean Cultural Center of Chicago will hold a special ‘Hangawi’ event on Saturday, September 18th where there will be a demonstration of Charye service (honoring deceased ancestors through offerings and service) to provide the insight to how it is done.
Community

2021 National Civic Leadership Forum is Here!

This year's National Civic Leadership Forum is themed AAPI: The Power of Unity, bringing in sessions and panel discussions from bipartisan political leaders, community activists, and promising young leaders.
Arts/Entertainment

LUCIDBLUR LIVE

Chicago-Filipino rock innovators, Lucidblur, will perform their two albums live on August 28, 2021 at 8PM!
Food

Barkada Market Market Chicago

This is the biggest event Brew Lounge will be hosting to date. Join them on the 28th as they bring Filipino-American small businesses from all over the country together to showcase authentic Filipino food, pastries, and desserts!
Arts/Entertainment

Synapse Arts - Mural Dances Summer Series #2

Synapse Arts presents “Mural Dances”, a series of dance performances that take place outdoors at murals, with live music, costume design, and choreography that dialogue with the artwork.
Food

SAAPRI 20th Anniversary Fundraising Kickoff: Cooking for a Cause

SAAPRI will kick off a fundraiser at Naveen's Cuisine with the goal of raising $20,000 to commemorate two decades spent in service to our community.
Community

2021 Dragon Boat Race for Literacy

Join the Dragon Boat Race for Literacy that has been successfully held by Chinatown Chamber for many years in Chicago, promoting Asian culture and helping the neighborhood literacy programs.
Community

2021 OCA Greater Chicago Get-Together

Join OCA Greater Chicago for their first post-SIP in-person get-together! Come meet new friends and catch up with old acquaintances.
Community

Leadership with Backbone and Heart: Teen Version

Do you want your teenager child hone their leadership skills? Have them join Padma Mangharam-Siap in this program as she integrates IQ and EQ, touching both mind and heart.
Community

Chinatown Summer Fair 2021

As the city of Chicago is opening back up, we are welcoming everyone back to one of Chicago’s most attractive communities—Chinatown!
Arts/Entertainment

AREAA Greater Chicago Presents: The Paper Tigers

The Asian Real Estate Association of America presents a screening of The Paper Tigers movie!
Community

THE DIM SUM & Then Some: The Uptown 5K & 10K!

CMAA’s Dim Sum & Then Some race offers participants a unique experience, with all proceeds reinvested back into the community through the hard work of their staff and their programming.
Arts/Entertainment

Asian American Playwrights Perspective: ​An Introduction

This introductory playwriting course is designed for Asian Pacific Island Desi Americans to develop their theatrical voices.
Community

PIYESTA PINOY GOES ONLINE ON ITS 8TH YEAR

The biggest Philippine fiesta goes virtual this year with performances from local and Filipino celebrities.
Community

NOT US Launch Party

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

ARGYLE ACTIVATION WALK

Celebrate AAPI Heritage month with performances, music, arts, pop-up stores and more in Argyle Street!
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!
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.
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.
Arts/Entertainment

Karaoke Comedy Show

Join us for an entertaining night of virtual karaoke and stand-up comedy all in support of Steven Raga for Queens!
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.
Community

AsAm Creator Happy Hour

Learn about the history of anti-Asian racism, how to identify situations of harassment, and strategies they can use to intervene when they witness hate and harassment.
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

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!
Arts/Entertainment

Mandala Makers Festival

Mandala Makers Festival returns this March, and it's all about music. The dynamic range of voices and genres within the South Asian diaspora is showcased in Mandala Art's annual festival.
Community

Hennessy: A Lunar New Year Celebration

Join us in celebrating Lunar New Year at a virtual festival co-hosted by Henry Golding on February 19th!
Community

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Joy Ruckus Club

In a year in which public gatherings to observe Lunar New Year will not be happening, Joy Ruckus Club 3 will fill the void and enable the masses to congregate virtually to celebrate the Year of the Ox through music.
Community

Celebrate Lunar New Year with CBCAC

Embark on a unique video tour where we explore Chinatown and CBCAC history, with some fun trivia!
Community

Celebrate Lunar New Year with ACEL

While celebrations may look different this year, the meaning still holds true--to ring in the beginning of spring and wish good fortune to loved ones. Join ACEL on February 18, 2021 to virtually celebrate the festival and ensure good luck for the rest of the year!
Community

2021 Chinese New Year Celebration

Join the Chinese American Museum of Chicago in welcoming the Year of the Ox at their annual Lunar New Year Celebration with tons of performances via Youtube!
Community

Asian Lunar New Year of the Ox

Join the Asian American Caucus on Saturday, February 13 from 10-10:30 am for a free educational cultural event for kids and families!
Community

HAIBAYÔ Pop-Up Lunar New Year Festivities at Uni Uni's Grand Opening

Don't miss the fun at Uni Uni's Grand Opening at Uptown, Chicago while welcoming the new year year of the ox with artists, performances, music, installations, and vendors.
Community

Year of the Ox - Argyle's Virtual Lunar New Year Celebration

Join the celebration on Argyle Street this February as Uptown continues its annual tradition of celebrating the Lunar New Year! You can usher in the Year of the Ox by exploring Argyle's unique offerings of cuisine, goods, and services while enjoying a burst of red lanterns hanging along the street from Broadway to Sheridan.
Arts/Entertainment

2021 Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience

Join us for the 17th Annual Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience in (virtual) Park City!
Community

Lunar New Year 2021 Celebration

Join us in a Virtual Year of the Ox Celebration! This will also serve as a “Call to Action” to SUPPORT AAPI business owners, especially in the food and beverage industry, NATIONWIDE.
Community

2021 Presidential Pearl Gala

Join us Thursday, January 28th from 7-8 PM ET for the Presidential Pearl Gala program and a mixer from 8-9 PM ET! Enjoy a virtual celebration of the new administration and AAPI civic participation.
Community

Night Market Remix with AJ Rafael, Steven Lim, Kevin Li, and more!

Join this virtual fundraising event, which aims to raise over $30,000, to support youth in our communities.
Community

GOTV Concert & Kwentuhan (feat. Ruby Ibarra)

Hear from Filipino American activists on the importance of getting out the vote for the FilAm community in 2020!
Community

CASL Virtual Gala

Taking our celebration online has opened our Gala to attendees from around the world! Guests will be able to log in from anywhere to enjoy our WEEK-LONG celebration, honoring CASL’s co-founder and former President Bernie Wong with a Lifetime Achievement Award. As co-chair of CASL’s Advisory Board and organizational supporter for nearly two decades, Emmy award-winning anchor Judy Hsu of ABC-7 will be returning as the evening’s emcee.
Community

APAICS CELEBRATION

CELEBRATION is the premier virtual event to celebrate Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Arts/Entertainment

Full Moon Fridays: Celebrating Asian Composers

Tune in for 42nd Street Moon's free virtual series, "Full Moon Fridays" as we celebrate Asian composers!
Community

Courageous Women, Brave Families

The Center for Asian Pacific American Women (CAPAW), in collaboration with National ACE, OCA National, and AAPI community-based organizations throughout the nation, are pleased to host a very special conversation with several courageous women (and their brave families).
Food

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck East - Naperville Appearance

The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is returning to Main Street Promenade on Saturday 10/10!
Arts/Entertainment

Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival

Walgreens International Dragon Boat Festival is coming to Chicago on July 30. Ascene Chicago would love to share the fun and excitement with you on the Ascene Chicago Dragon Boat.
Arts/Entertainment

2017 CMAA's Lunar New Year

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster!
Arts/Entertainment

Lights, Camera, Kimchi! Welcome to the Inaugural Taste of Korea Festival

The Inaugural Taste of Korea Festival will be held on August 5 and 6, 2017 at the West parking lot of Old Orchard Shopping Mall at 4999 Old Orchard Center, West Mall in Skokie.
Community

Lunar Ball 2017

The 5th Annual Lunar Ball is Chicago’s largest charitable fundraiser for Asian American young professionals and friends.
Community

2017 Root to Fruit, Hana Center's Inaugural Benefit Gala

We are excited to invite you to join us in celebrating our recent merger and the work set before us. The Gala will be full of music, dancing, food, drinks, prizes, and awards with over 300 community members expected in attendance.
Arts/Entertainment

Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) 2017 Red Party

For the past two years, CMAA has organized Chicago's most exciting summer event, taking place in River North's very own East Bank Club.
Community

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

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

I Heart Community by the AAAJ

To celebrate the hardwork of our community leaders and volunteers, Asian American Advancing Justice l Chicago will hosting a volunteer appreciation day called "I Heart Community". Join us for a night of food, drinks, and music.
Community

18th Annual Korean Seniors Day

Annual celebration of Korean Senior's with raffle and cultural performances
Community

Asian Heritage Month Celebration and National Hepatitis Awareness Day Event

Asian Heritage Month Celebration and National Hepatitis Awareness Day Event
Arts/Entertainment

Piyesta Pinoy 2018

5th Annual Philippine Fest PIYESTA PINOY at Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center
Arts/Entertainment

2018 Asian Heritage Festival

MORA'S 2018 ASIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL AT THE PROMENADE in BOLINGBROOK
Arts/Entertainment

Skokie Festival of Cultures

The Philippines will be represented along with 22 other countries during its Opening Ceremony on Saturday, May 19 from 1:05-2PM at the outside stage. A cultural performance by the Filipino Kali Eskrima Academy
Arts/Entertainment

Cup of Tea Special Field Trip

This Week we have a special Cup of Tea Field Trip for the Chinatown Dragonboat Race.
Arts/Entertainment

CMAA Red Party 2018

$10 Discount Code: LAKHI
Community

Filipino Night with the Cubs

Join us, Tickets are now available - FILIPINO NIGHT WITH THE CUBS
Food

Eat, Drink, Korea

The event’s festivities will be preceded by a short prayer for the North Korean refugees in Crossing Borders’ care.
Arts/Entertainment

World Music Festival meets the World Dumpling Fest at Navy Pier

On Sunday, September 23, World Music Festival meets the World Dumpling Fest at Navy Pier's Polk Bros Park Performance Lawn to deliver food, culture and international performances from 1 until 7:30 p.m. as part of a special collaboration with Navy Pier, Chicago Cultural Alliance and DCASE.
Arts/Entertainment

Japanese Breakfast at Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago)

Japanese Breakfast comes to Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Arts/Entertainment

慶祝中秋節 // Mid-Autumn Festival

Roots & Routes Initiative and Chinese American Museum of Chicago - Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center would like to invite everyone to a special night out in a hidden gem along the lakefront!!
Arts/Entertainment

Matsuri Festival 2018

The 4th annual Japan House Matsuri Festival will be held on Sunday, September 9.
Arts/Entertainment

Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

Come celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with the Chinese American Museum of Chicago with music, food, storytelling, arts and craft, and more!
Arts/Entertainment

CLUB ASIA breaks Second City: A One Night Anniversary Event

Come see a dope night of improv and storytelling.
Community

Cricket Mela-IAHM's Summer 2018 Finale

JOIN US FOR A FREE AND FUN-FILLED FAMILY DAY‍.
Arts/Entertainment

Trace Bundy + Sungha Jung in Chicago!

Join us on the TRACE BUNDY + SUNGHA JUNG in Chicago! on Sunday, October 7th.
Arts/Entertainment

Amber Liu at Park West

Amber Liu at Park West - Jam Productions
Arts/Entertainment

AACN Happy Hour Highline Bar & Lounge

Come meet new and old AACNers as we checkout Highline Bar & Lounge.
Arts/Entertainment

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.
Arts/Entertainment

Chicago Mongolian OPEN MIC

We welcome you to come showcase your talents with us! Let's celebrate our community's art by sharing with each other.
Arts/Entertainment

Chicago Japanese Matsuri

Come join Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya and Japanese Culture Center - 日本文化会館 at the Chicago Japanese Matsuri!
Community

TAP - October Happy Hour at Liqrbox!

Come celebrate the fall with new and old friends at TAP - Chicago October Happy Hour on Thursday October 25.
Arts/Entertainment

CASL 2018 Winter Social

More than 350 guests will attend an exhilarating retro game night complete with cocktails and critical networking connections.
Business

11th Annual Fall Soireé & Silent Auction

Project: VISION is hosting the 11th Annual Fall Soiree & Silent Auction this year! Please join in celebration of our 15th school year!
Arts/Entertainment

Stir Friday Night Presents: East By East East

Come see Stir Friday Night’s newest sketch comedy revue! And you’ll experience Chicago’s 2018 Asian-American sketch comedy festival, East By East East!
Arts/Entertainment

JASC Holiday Delight

Celebrate Holiday Delight - Kodomo Matsuri.
Arts/Entertainment

MER's Music Showcase

MER's Music Showcase is an acoustic based, songwriter round-robin featuring the Midwest's finest up & coming talent!
Community

Filipino Night with the Bulls

You're invited to experience great NBA action, non-stop entertainment and the energy of a sellout crowd!
Arts/Entertainment

SABA Holiday Party at Troquet!

Celebrate the holidays with South Asian Bar Association of Chicago at Troquet!
Arts/Entertainment

Prak-sis Art

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

Miss Chinese Chicago at Lunar New Year Parade

This is a free public event held every year by the Chinatown Special Events Committee.
Arts/Entertainment

2019 Chinese New Year Celebration

Join the Chinese American Museum of Chicago in welcoming and celebrating the Year of the Pig at our Annual Chinese New Year Celebration.
Arts/Entertainment

Holi - The Festival of Colors

The Festival of colors announces the passing of winter and arrival of spring. It welcomes the spring and celebrates the new energy of the season, festival that breathes joyful atmosphere of social merriment.
Arts/Entertainment

AAEN @ UCA-IL Lunar New Year Celebration

Join UCA Illinois to celebrate Chinese New Year at the 2019 Jiaozi Fest.
Arts/Entertainment

Piyesta Pinoy 2019

Piyesta Pinoy or Philippine Fest, now on it's 6th year, is an annual celebration and showcase of Filipino heritage and culture, and is the biggest Filipino Festival in the Midwest.
Arts/Entertainment

Global Connections: Holi

Join us in the Aon Grand Ballroom for Holi, a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the “festival of colors” or the “festival of love.”
Arts/Entertainment

Global Connections: Chinese New Year

Join us in the Aon Grand Ballroom for an afternoon celebration of Chinese New Year, featuring live dance, music, and other performances, plus traditional food, crafts and more!
Arts/Entertainment

KACC & TAP-Chicago Joint Happy Hour at Benchmark

Join us on Thursday, January 24th at Benchmark in the historical Old Town neighborhood!
Arts/Entertainment

The Looney Lunar New Year Show

Say goodbye to the Year of the Dog...and dubadubahuba-hello to the Year of the Pig!
Arts/Entertainment

Chinese New Year Celebration

Join performance artists The Lucky Trikes for original music accompanying stories about lineage and Chinese New Year celebrations.
Arts/Entertainment

Chinese New Year of the Pig Party

We are celebrating the Chinese New Year with the release of a Year of the Pig beer called Fortune and Fame.