Events:

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Community

Tampopo-Kai Program

Tampopo Kai is an online Japanese cultural program for preschoolers. Through various engaging activities such as singing, storytelling, and arts & crafts, children and their parents are exposed to the richness of the Japanese language and culture.
Community

Project: VISION's 15th Annual Fall Soiree

Join a night of fun and celebration where you can also help elevate the voices of students and catalyze the future leaders of our community!
Arts/Entertainment

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: 13 Tongues

The Auditorium Theatre Proudly Presents: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan performing Chicago premiere of breath-taking "13 Tongues!" Two performances only: October 14 & 15 at 7:30PM.
Business

ACE NextGen: UNITY Conference

Join us in person on October for a 2 day epic experience - we’re coming together again for one heck of a reunion!
Arts/Entertainment

DIWALI: THE STORY OF RAM

It's the annual performance of dance and live music from Mandala, presenting Diwali: The Story of Ram on October 8!
Arts/Entertainment

Haru Nemuri

Haru Nemuri is gracing the stage of Metro Chicago on October 4!
Arts/Entertainment

Dim Sum & Drag: The Burlesque Dining Experience

It's a night of dim sum and drag with our favorite Asian drag and burlesque performers at Furama!
Business

Five Finalists Live Biz Pitch Competition

AdoboTank envisions itself to be a continuous, nurturing source for all Fil-Am businesses! Your business may be one of those who will take their biz to the next step!
Food

312 Night Market @ Aurora IL

312 Night Market is Inspired by the Night market in Asia and 626 Night Market in California. 60+ local food, Shopping, Arts vendors & music!
Community

FALL FIESTA 2022

Can't go out of bounds here when you get to play golf and celebrate the FALA Chicago's new scholarship recipients! See you there!
Arts/Entertainment

Chicago South Asian Film Festival 2022

Enjoy a festival of stories and movies highlighting the beautiful culture of South Asia! Don't miss the Chicago South Asian Film Festival on September 22-25!
Community

The South Asian Experience in a Post-Dobbs Landscape

We will hear from panelists from Planned Parenthood, ACLU, and the Aspen Institute as we discuss the real repercussions of the Dobbs decision and the end of Roe v. Wade on South Asians across the United States.
Community

Don Villar: Filipinos & Pullman

Learn about Filipino workers' contributions to and contention with the Pullman Company during the early 20th Century.
Arts/Entertainment

Community Screening of "Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March"

OCA Greater Chicago, the Chinese American Museum of Chicago, the Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community, and Chinese American Service League invite the community to screen the documentary, “Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March."
Community

CASL Associate Board 9/15 Happy Hour

Join CASL's Associate Board for a Happy Hour Event!
Community

AREAA - Women in Leadership 2022

Join AREAA as we bring together a panel of highly successful women with the goal of educating and inspiring women in the workforce.
Community

KawaiiPalooza: A Celebration of All Things Cute

See you at this adorable pop-up market presented by Camelia Bakes and Sweet Delights Chicago at the Metropolitan Brewery!
Community

HAIBAYÔ: Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

HAIBAYÔ, a creative initiative that aims to energize the historic Asia on Argyle corridor through innovative cross cultural, multi-generational collaborations, is hosting the Argyle Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, a one-day culturally focused event on Argyle Street!
Arts/Entertainment

ForwARd: Alden Richards in Chicago

Do not miss the chance to see Asia's Multi Media Star Alden Richards in the flesh as he brings his benefit concert FORWARD in Chicago.
Arts/Entertainment

Mount Prospect: Celebration of Cultures

Come to the 2022 Celebration of Cultures. Enjoy Cultural Booths, Ethnic Foods, Crafts from 10,000 Villages and of course Cultural Entertainment.
Arts/Entertainment

Autumn Nerikiri Online Workshop

Learn how to make Autumn-themed Nerikiri with Wagashi Master, Toshiko Sugii Steffes
Arts/Entertainment

MP Summer Film Series: Strictly Ballroom

Millennium Park Summer Film Series presents Strictly Ballroom on August 30, 2022!
Food

HOY FEST 2022

HOY FEST 2022 at The GRAFF. DJs, LIVE PERFORMANCES, FOOD, MERCH, ART VENDORS. FAMILY FRIENDLY FREE EVENT YOU'RE IN GOOD HANDS WITH THE HOY
Arts/Entertainment

MP Summer Film Series: Save the Last Dance

Millennium Park Summer Film Series will play Save the Last Dance on August 23, 2022!
Community

A Just Chi Update & Meeting

A Just Chi is specifically for AANHPI/AAPI/APIDA-identifying community members including multi-racial folks. New people are always welcome!
Arts/Entertainment

MP Summer Film Series: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings

Millennium Park Summer Film Series will feature Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings on August 16, 2022!
Community

AABA’s Annual In-House Counsel & Law Firm Partner Dinner

AABA’s Annual In-House Counsel & Law Firm Partner Dinner returns for another year! Please save the date for this traditionally sold out event!
Business

Silver Career Management V - "Private Equity" & "Venture Capital"

Is a career in Private Equity & Venture Capital in your future?
Community

10th Global Action Day for Justice for "Comfort Women:" Voices of Protest

Join us as we gather in downtown Chicago for a rally and performances in honor of the "comfort women" survivors.
Arts/Entertainment

MP Summer Film Series: Knives Out

As part of Millennium Park Summer Film Series, Knives Out will be played on August 9, 2022!
Arts/Entertainment

Easter Sunday Chicago Screening

Join the Filipino American Community to watch Jo Koys Movie Easter Sunday!
Arts/Entertainment

Meet up with Kwento Comics at C2E2!

Meet the first all Asian-women comic book company, Kwento Comics, and grab your copy of The Mask of Haliya Issue 1at C2E2!
Arts/Entertainment

AREAA WHITE SOX DAY

AREAA Greater Chicago would like to invite you to a really fun event. August 3rd – 1:10PM Chicago White Sox home game vs. Kansas City Royals at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Arts/Entertainment

MP Summer Film Series: Dirty Dancing

Millennium Park Summer Film Series presents Dirty Dancing on August 2, 2022!
Arts/Entertainment

King Sejong: William Paik’s Last Show in Chicago

William Paik’s last show in Chicago before leaving for Korea for a year.
Arts/Entertainment

TOKYO DISCO

Enjoy TOKYO DISCO on July 29, 2022 at Sleeping Village!
Arts/Entertainment

MP Summer Film Series: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Millennium Park Summer Film Series presents Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on July 26, 2022!
Business

AAPISTRONG: Small Business Grants for 100 Businesses!

To support AAPI small businesses who suffered from the pandemic, National ACE, Reimagine Main Street, and Meta are working hand in hand to provide grants to 100 businesses!
Arts/Entertainment

SIDE BY SIDE WITH THE CHICAGO PHILHARMONIC

A night for all kinds of music lovers! Enjoy a side by side with Chicago Philharmonic on July 23!
Arts/Entertainment

MP Summer Film Series: Encanto

Millennium Park Summer Film Series presents Encanto on July 19, 2022
Arts/Entertainment

Coffee and Convo w/ Larry Miller

Coffee and convo w/ special guest Larry Miller author of "JUMP" "My secret journey from the streets to the boardroom"
Arts/Entertainment

PIOLO PASCUAL & SAM MILBY: HEARTHROBS LIVE IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA

Piolo Pascual, Sam Milby, Jaya, and Bryan Termulo are gracing the stage in Northern Virginia on July 16!
Arts/Entertainment

Opening Reception of "Priscilla Kar Yee Lo: Aiming to Please"

The Chinese American Museum of Chicago (CAMOC) is excited to announce the third exhibition of the Spotlight Series, featuring glass artist Priscilla Kar Yee Lo.
Arts/Entertainment

MP Summer Film Series: In the Heights

Millennium Park Series features In the Heights on July 12, 2022!
Arts/Entertainment

BOLLYWOOD on the BEACH - Vol.2 - Goa Sundowner Edition

ABCD BEATZ Entertainment presents: BOLLYWOOD ON THE BEACH, the ONLY Bollywood Party on Oak Street Beach!
Arts/Entertainment

Mandala Makers Festival 2022: Artist Showcase

This festival culminates in a three-day Artist Showcase at Indian Boundary Park (West Lunt Avenue, Chicago, IL), June 24-26.
Arts/Entertainment

Mandala Arts Returns to Naper Settlement

Mandala returns to the Naper Settlement to share news about its performance and education activities during the coming months!
Community

2022 DRAGON BOAT RACE FOR LITERACY

Dragon Boat Race for Literacy presented by Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce is continuing this year!
Arts/Entertainment

"Who Killed Vincent Chin?" Documentary Special Screening

Join us for a special screening of the remastered "Who Killed Vincent Chin?" Documentary and a panel discussion to follow.
Community

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

HANA Center's 2022 MODU Gala

HANA Center invites you to join us at our 2022 MODU Gala, where we are thrilled to commemorate our fifth anniversary since the merger.
Arts/Entertainment

KALAYAAN FEST 2022

Dance and have fun as FREE as you can at this year’s KALAYAAN FEST 2022!
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!
Arts/Entertainment

Simu Liu on Superheroes, Stardom & Writing a Memoir

Spend an evening with the star of Marvel's first ever Asian superhero movie, Simu Liu, as he traces his path from his humble upbringing in China to the bright lights of Hollywood.
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.
Food

AZN PRYDE Market

AZN PRYDE Market is a passion project rooted in community & accessibility happening on May 22, 2022!
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!