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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration from Detroit Institute of Arts

May 6

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 6th
-1 p.m. TATM Studio Visit | Taiwanese Calligraphy with Dr. Shinming Shyu (Live)
-7 p.m. Evolution of Culture | Revolution Chinese Yoyo

Friday, May 7th
-Film: To the Ends of the Earth, available for streaming through May 30
-7 p.m. Mongolian Melody: Mongolian Language – Mongolian Culture Concert Highlights | Morin Khuur Center in North America

Saturday, May 8th
-12 p.m. Father’s Land – Returning to the Ground | Sea-Woon Kang
-1 p.m. Mountain of Flames | Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Troupe of Taiwan

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 6
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