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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration from Detroit Institute of Arts

May 13

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month throughout May with virtual events and activities, including music, dance, art talks, puppets and more.

Event Cost: Free unless noted

Event Times: Vary by event, Thursdays-Saturdays, May 1-29

Event Schedule:

Thursday, May 13
-7 p.m. Artist Demonstration | Hiroko Lancour
-Film: Edo Avant Garde, available for streaming through May 23 | presented in partnership with the Freer House

Friday, May 14th
-7 p.m. Why We Drum だから太鼓を叩く | Great Lakes Taiko Center: Raion Taiko & Godaiko Drummers

Saturday, May 15th
-12 p.m. Maga Puja Day – Candlelight Procession | Wat Paknam Michigan/Wat Pa Pimol Monkhararam
-1 p.m. Our Kitchen: Vietnamese Cuisine – Pho and Coffee | Chef Tommy Nguyen and the Vietnamese American Association of Michigan

Thursday, May 20
-6:30 p.m. Edo Avant Garde Discussion with Linda Hoaglund and Dr. Yukio Lippit (Live) | presented in partnership with the Freer House

Friday, May 21
-7 p.m. Asian Sound Revolution – Pulse | Jin Hi Kim & Ensemble
-Film: Raining in the Mountain, available for streaming through June 11

Saturday, May 22
-12 p.m. East meet West: Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival with a Motown Flair | Dragon Eagle TV
-1 p.m. Wimee’s Words Live – DIA Edition: Indian Shadow Puppets (Live)

Thursday, May 27
-7 p.m. Tea Practices of China, Japan, and Korea featuring ArtLab J’s East Meets West: Korean Tea Ceremony (Live)

Friday, May 28
-7 p.m. 安 Ān – an Artstronomic Program of Contemporary Dance and Cooking | Isaac Lim

Saturday, May 29
-12 p.m. Find It… Every Dream | APAHM Closing Performance


May 13
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Detroit Institute of Arts
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Detroit, MI United States
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