Events:

Science

Arts/Entertainment

Asian Fashion Show Chicago 2024

Join us as we recognize and celebrate AAPIs in fashion!
Arts/Entertainment

Miss Asian Chicago 2024

Join this celebration of Asian women and a culmination of their months-long training program with Chicago Asian Women Empowerment (Chi-AWE)!
Community

2024 Dim Sum & Then Some: The Uptown 5K/10K & Kids Dash

Grab your friends, family, co-workers and run crew to join 2,000 runners & walkers on August 3rd, with kick off at Asia on Argyle.
Arts/Entertainment

The ENERI Access Series Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2024 Edition: “Coast to Coast”

ENERI Communications presents The ENERI Access Series Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2024 Edition: “Coast to Coast”!
Arts/Entertainment

Explore Indian Culture with the Meher Dance Company

Explore South Asian culture through storytelling and dance with the Meher Dance Company in this interactive family program.
Arts/Entertainment

Asian-American Professionals (Chicago) Book Club

Come join the National Association of Asian Professionals (Chicago) for a lively discussion of "Arsenic and Adobo" by Mia Manansala.
Food

2024 AAPI Restaurants Week

Join us for our annual 2024 AAPI Restaurant Weeks in Chicago!
Arts/Entertainment

Defiant Silk Festival: AAPI Speakeasy Spectacular

Experience spectacular performances from Chicago’s Asian American Pacific Islander community!
Arts/Entertainment

Fire + Dragons: AAPI Speakeasy

Join a cast of nationally- and internationally-touring Asian American performers for drag, burlesque, traditional music, comedy, and more!
Arts/Entertainment

AANHPI Celebration at Pacifica Square Aurora Illinois 2024

Celebrate Diversity: AANHPI Extravaganza at Pacifica Square, Aurora - Saturday May 18th, 2024 - Free to All
Community

Argyle AANHPI Block Party

Uptown's asia on argyle district hosting argyle aanhpi block party in May!
Arts/Entertainment

Cranes & Cocktails

Join the celebration and help raise vital funding for JASC's diverse programs and community service work.
Arts/Entertainment

Umbrella Arts Festival 2024

Join us for the 4th annual Umbrella Arts Festival to celebrate Asian American art, music, dance, food and culture in downtown Evanston’s Fountain Square!
Arts/Entertainment

Kiran Ahluwalia in Concert

Kiran Ahluwalia’s open-hearted vocals have established her as one of global music’s most compelling and contemporary voices of South Asia.
Community

Asian Night Market 2024

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Celebrate with us at this year's Asian Night Market!
Community

Asian Conference on Problem Gambling

Advancing Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Strategies for Gambling Disorder!
Community

We Run Chinatown 2024

Join Project: VISION's We Run Chinatown's 3rd annual fitness challenge to honor Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Arts/Entertainment

Raks Inferno: AAPI Heritage Month Speakeasy

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with an intimate circus speakeasy featuring Asian American artists who have performed around the world!
Arts/Entertainment

2024 Chicago Chinatown Clean-Up

Celebrate AANHPI Heritage month by giving back to the community!
Business

Chicago Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Kickoff & Business Expo

Get ready to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with us at the APAHM Kickoff & Business Expo - it's gonna be epic!
Community

Visible Voices: A Brief History of Asian American Racialization

Let's explore the differences in racialization among different Asian American communities based on skin color and socioeconomic class with Ayo Magwood.
Arts/Entertainment

An in-person Boswell event with A.H. Kim

Meet A.H. Kim, author of RELATIVE STRANGERS, in an in-person Boswell event.
Arts/Entertainment

Day 4: THE SHOWS by FashionBar - South Asian & Modest Wear

Chicago Fashion Week Powered by FashionBar LLC: This event is part of a week-long lineup of Fashion Week events as we present The Shows!
Food

SBDC Restaurants Business Seminar, Unlock the Secrets to Restaurant Success

Elevate Your Restaurant! Join us for key insights on efficiency, tech, funding, marketing, and more. Boost your business. Register now!
Arts/Entertainment

Asian Pop-Up Cinema Season 18: ELEGIES 詩 | Hong Kong

Join us for this Midwest premiere screening of ELEGIES, the latest documentary by Venice Career Golden Lion-winning director Ann Hui.
Arts/Entertainment

Asian Pop-Up Cinema Season 18: TIME STILL TURNS THE PAGES 年少日記 | Hong Kong

Join us for the Midwest premiere of TIME STILL TURNS THE PAGES, a film selection in our festival's Hong Kong Cinema Showcase.
Arts/Entertainment

"We Are Family" (APUC Season 18 Closing Night)

Come join us for a special screening of "We Are Family" with director Ben Lau and actor Carlos Chan attending in-person!
Community

AAPF Illinois State High School Challenge

AAPF sanctioned event featuring full-power event
Arts/Entertainment

Sitar and Tabla Concert by Pandit Partha Bose and Indranil Mallick

Partha Bose and Indranil Mallick make their SAI concert debut with a special South Asian classical music recital.
Arts/Entertainment

Model Majority by Laugh Factory Chicago

Model Majority, all-Asian comedy showcase at Laugh Factory, every second Sunday of the month beginning April 14th.
Arts/Entertainment

Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto with Anna Filochowska and Jade

Experience an enchanting evening with the Jade and Violinist Anna Filochowska
Arts/Entertainment

"Good Autumn, Mommy" (APUC Season 18's Festival Centerpiece)

Join us for our Season 18 festival centerpiece film "Good Autumn, Mommy" at AMC NEWCITY14!
Arts/Entertainment

Art and Madness: A Storytelling Night

Hosted by Jitesh Jaggi, this special storytelling show will have seasoned performers explore everything about art from various media.
Arts/Entertainment

Lao Pi Mai (New Year) 2024 Celebration!

Please join us with a delicious Lao spread, a mini bazaar, and other surprises.
Community

Hong Kong Spring Reception

Get ready to celebrate the vibrant spirit of Hong Kong with our Spring Reception - a night of food, drinks, and great networking!
Community

CMAA ANNUAL GALA: Voice & Vision

Join us and 400 attendees to celebrate stories of thriving families and the entrepreneurial spirit.
Community

DCASE Presents: Open House @ Chicago Cultural Center 2024

Open House @ Chicago Cultural Center - artists in residence, music, galleries, shopping, socializing & more!
Arts/Entertainment

In-Person: dear elia: Letters from the Asian American Abyss by Mimi Khúc

Join us in welcoming Mimi Khúc to celebrate the release of dear elia: Letters from Asian American Abyss.
Arts/Entertainment

Bridging the Gap: The MIYUMI Project

Tatsu Aoki's The MIYUMI Project illuminates the drum traditions of Japanese taiko and jazz!
Arts/Entertainment

Wu Fei, guzheng

Explore Wu Fei's captivating blend of ancient Chinese poetry and music in her solo guzheng/vocal suite "Moon Hunter," a mesmerizing homage to tradition and innovation.
Arts/Entertainment

Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott

Experience the magic of Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott in concert this Sunday. A must-see for classical music enthusiasts.
Arts/Entertainment

Asian Pop-Up Cinema Season 18: TAKANO TOFU ⾼野⾖腐店 | Japan

Join us for this screening of TAKANO TOFU, a selection in this year's Japan Cinema Showcase.
Arts/Entertainment

Smart Salon: Meiji Architecture and the Built Environment

Join the Smart Museum of Art for a discussion and workshop inspired by the special exhibition Meiji Modern!
Arts/Entertainment

Asian Pop-Up Cinema: CAT KISS | South Korea

Join us for this screening of the North American premiere of CAT KISS.
Arts/Entertainment

Poetry & Paint: BIGGER Session 1 of 4

Poetry & Paint is a 4-session series event curated to welcome conscious, enlightened, and aligned individuals.
Arts/Entertainment

Calligraphy is for Lovers

An ink brush calligraphy workshop inspired by the Smart Museum of Art’s new exhibition, Meiji Modern!
Community

Ace NextGen Chicago Chapter Happy Hour

Happy Hour to connect local AANHPI entrepreneurs!
Community

South Asian Classical Music Society Student Concert

Students in the Chicagoland area learning and practicing South Asian Classical Music will perform at the student concert.
Arts/Entertainment

Harmonious Beyond Time: Yuchen Zhou's Guzheng Recital

Join us for an enchanting evening of Yuchen Zhou's Guzheng music, where harmony transcends time and space.
Community

Danni S. Event Essentials Presents Women's Empowerment Gala

A large formal event, including a drinks reception, a sit-down dinner, awards, performances, speeches and dancing.
Arts/Entertainment

Korean Culture Workshop

Join our workshop for an exploration of Obangsaek (오방색), the traditional Korean color scheme of blue (green), red, yellow, white, and black.
Arts/Entertainment

Korean Obangsaek (오방색) Collage Workshop with Young Kim

Beginner Welcome! Join our workshop, immerse yourself into colors, make a collage work, and learning the meaning of Obangsaek (오방색).
Community

OMEE's 1st Annual Asian Women's Summit

In celebration of national Women's HERstory/History/Future Month, please join us!
Arts/Entertainment

Mâst Be Nice Chicago Presents: Holi White Out

Embrace the vibrant spirit of Holi at Holi White Out, the official indoor Holi celebration of Chicago!
Community

SBDC AND 5/3 BANK PRESENT: UNLOCK FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES!

Join us at the SBDC and 5/3 Bank event to learn how to unlock financial opportunities in person!
Arts/Entertainment

Nowruz Central Asian New Year

An illuminating celebration for a celebration that stretches for over 5,000 years!
Arts/Entertainment

Zarna Garg with Rich Kiamco @ PARK WEST

JAM Presents ZARNA GARG comedy show, Rich Kiamco features One in a Billion!
Arts/Entertainment

"RU" (APUC Season 18 Opening Night)

Join us at the Alliance Française de Chicago as Asian Pop-Up Cinema proudly presents the U.S. Premiere of the film "RU".
Arts/Entertainment

IF THE SKY COULD DREAM: Exploratory tour with Irene Hsiao

Join the HMAA Artist in Residence Irene Hsiao to learn more about her installation and performance art!
Arts/Entertainment

Erick Esteban's Live Comedy Special: Fil-Am Comedy Jam at Comedyplex

Erick Esteban returns to film his SECOND COMEDY SPECIAL with Four by Three Productions
Community

South Asian Wedding Expo

Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of South Sian weddings at our in-person Wedding Expo – a celebration of love, culture, and union!
Arts/Entertainment

South Asians On The Mic

An open mic for upcoming South Asian artists and performers.
Community

I'm Every Woman

Get ready to celebrate the power, strength, and beauty of woman as UAT presents to you a concert of a lifetime.
Community

Community Insights: Awareness and Well-being in the South Asian Community

Foster a sense of community and shared understanding with us as we explore intersections of tradition and well-being, collectively striving!
Arts/Entertainment

Workshop: Japanese Papermaking with Human Body Watermarks

Explore the artistry of traditional Japanese paper-making at IMSS!
Arts/Entertainment

Acting and Theatre Workshop with Faisal Malik

Lights, camera, action! Hone your acting skills with Faisal Malik!
Arts/Entertainment

2024 Music & Arts Clinic Professional Development Conference

The Music & Arts Clinic in DuPage County is commemorating its 40th professional development seminar for Music Educators. This music education specific event consists of clinics for band, orchestra, choir, and general music educators.
Food

Lunar New Year Lucky Six Mochi Donuts

Come join us at 2d restaurant for a unique and unforgettable experience!
Arts/Entertainment

Virtual Book Discussion: "The Storm We Made"

Join Women in National Association of Asian American Professional's (NAAAP) Book Club! Spotlighting Asian-American women in literature - we celebrate narratives and authors that cover cultural identity, heritage, adversity, and perseverance.
Arts/Entertainment

万珺: 玉器入门讲座 Lecture by Jun Wan: "Intro to Jade"

讲座内容:玉器系列课程第一课(本次讲座为中文讲座) About the Lecture: Jade Series Lesson 1: Intro to Jade (Please note that this lecture is in Mandarin)
Arts/Entertainment

VAI Lunar New Year 2024 Celebration | Buổi Tiệc Tân Niên

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with Vietnamese Association of Illinois at Furama on Saturday, Februrary 24th!
Community

Red Envelope 2024 Lunar New Year Party

Join us for a Lunar New Year Celebration at Furama Restaurant. Get ready to unleash the dragon within and kick off the Lunar New Year in style!
Community

Red Envelope Event (Lucky Money Giveaway)

The red envelope is a cherished tradition during Lunar New Year, distinct from the gift-giving of holidays like Christmas.
Community

Chicago Chinatown Community Foundation 芝城華埠基金會​ Lunar New Year Celebration 2024

Chicago Chinatown Community Foundation hosts its Annual Lunar New Year Parade on February 18!
Arts/Entertainment

Free Screening - 100 YARDS

A delightful blend of old-school kung fu and contemporary cool movie about two bitter rivals duel for stewardship at a wushu academy.
Food

2024 Chinese New Year Dumpling Making Dinner

Celebrate Chinese New Year in family-style featuring story-telling, lion-dancing, dumpling-making and a sumptuous meal.
Community

CMAA Lunar New Year Celebration 2024

Chicago, IL-February 17, 2024 - Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) is hosting our annual Lunar New Year celebration at Truman College on Saturday, February 17th, preceding the Argyle Lunar New Year Parade!
Community

2024 Argyle Lunar New Year Celebration

The Argyle Lunar New Year Celebration features a community parade, family-friendly activities, and a number of performances.
Community

Chicago Hongkonger Lunar New Year Party

Lunar New Year Party presented by Chicago HongKonger Community Center!
Arts/Entertainment

Lunar New Year Dinner Celebration Year of the Dragon

Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce hosts an annual traditional Chinese New Year dinner feast.
Community

International House: Lunar New Year Celebration

Join IHouse, CEAS, Asian Policy Forum, Graduate Council, CUSA, & Harris Student Government for our annual Lunar New Year Celebration!
Community

Nine Dragons Night Market

Nine Bar presents Nine Dragons Night Market - a night market highlighting local AAPHI vendors to celebrate the Year of the Dragon.
Arts/Entertainment

Lunar New Year Concert Featuring Rabia Brooke

A matinee concert featuring Violinist Rabia Brooke performing a world premiere of Lei-Liang’s Mongolian Suite for Violin, and more!
Arts/Entertainment

2024 Lunar New Year Celebration at Pacifica Square, Aurora, IL

This event features traditional lion dances, performances, giveaways, and more!
Community

CFAS Lunar New Year Concert at Preston Bradley Hall

Get ready to celebrate the Lunar New Year with CFAS at Preston Bradley Hall!
Community

2024 AACC Lunar New Year Celebration

Come “Together for a Brighter Tomorrow” this New Year with members and friends of the greater Asian American community!
Arts/Entertainment

SAI Screenings: 'Indus Blues' (2019) by Jawad Sharif

Screening of an award-winning documentary about the dying music traditions of Pakistan.
Arts/Entertainment

LUNAR NEW YEARS Salsa Saturday (Dragon) @ Michella’s Nightclub

Come out and see what the buzz is about this night with beautiful people, great food and terrific ambiance!
Community

Lunar New Year Birding

Celebrate Lunar New Year with birding and community!
Arts/Entertainment

Navy Pier Global Connections: Lunar New Year

Immerse yourself in Lunar New Year festivities at Navy Pier’s Global Connections: Lunar New Year Celebration as the AON Grand Ballroom is transformed into a family-friendly and interactive celebration space to usher in the year of the dragon!
Community

Chinese New Year Celebration

Get ready to immerse yourself in a vibrant cultural experience filled with delicious food and fun activities.
Arts/Entertainment

"Year of the Dragon: Early China to LEGO" - Opening Ceremony & Ribbon Cut

On the first day of the Lunar New Year 2024, the Heritage Museum of Asian Art invites you to attend the Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting.
Arts/Entertainment

Year of the Dragon Chinese New Year Party

Get ready to ring in the Chinese New Year with an unforgettable celebration at the Temple of Kung Fu!
Community

88 Red Envelope Giveaway Event

Embracing the tradition of giving red envelopes, symbolizing good luck and prosperity, we are joyfully sharing the tradition with you.
Arts/Entertainment

DePaul 2024 Lunar New Year Celebration

Join us at DePaul 2024 Lunar New Year Celebration for a night of festive vibes, traditional performances, and mouthwatering food.
Arts/Entertainment

"Year of the Dragon: Early China to LEGO" - Exhibition Preview Reception

Join us and be part of the celebration for our Lunar New Year Exhibition - Year of Dragon: Early China to LEGO!
Community

Lunar New Year Celebration Workshop

Step into the enchanting world of the Lunar New Year with our 2d restaurant's special celebration on 02/09 - Lunar New Year Eve!
Community

AABA Chicago’s 36th Annual Installation Ceremony & Awards Reception

AABA Chicago will be hosting its annual 36th Annual Installation Ceremony & Awards Reception at Venue West!
Community

Skokie Lunar New Year!

There will be lion dancers, kids' crafts, food and of course lots of lucky red envelopes for you to take home to friends and family.