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AsiaFest Austin 2008 - Schedule of Events


Network of Asian American Organizations announces the schedule of programs for AsiaFest Austin 2008. AsiaFest Austin 2008, an event celebrating the National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, will be held on May 3, 2008. The event will run from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm at the future home of Austin Asian American Resource Center at 8401, Cameron Road, Austin, TX 78754.

Austin, TX, May 04, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Network of Asian American Organizations announces the schedule of programs for AsiaFest Austin 2008.

AsiaFest Austin 2008, an event celebrating the National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, will be held on May 3, 2008. The event will run from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm at the future home of Austin Asian American Resource Center at 8401, Cameron Road, Austin, TX 78754.

Admission to Asia Fest Austin 2008 is Free.

Schedule of Programs

Performance Stage
12:00 - 12:15 pm Parade of Asian Nations and Opening Ceremony
12:20 - 12:35 pm Hula Halou Kaepa from Hawaii
12:40 - 12:55 pm Dances by the Bangladesh Association of Greater Austin
1:00 - 1:15 pm Dance by the Philippine Association
1:20 - 1:35 pm “Fighting Stunts” Demonstration Team
1:40 - 1:50 pm “Dholna” Bollywood dance (India)
1:55 - 2:10 pm Kuk Son Martial Arts Demonstration
2:15 - 2:30 pm Okinawan Dance (Japan)
2:35 - 2: 45 pm Love of China School of Dance
2:50 - 3:20 pm Natyalaya School of Dance (Indian Classical Dance)
3:25 - 3:35 pm Bangladesh Association of Greater Austin
3:40 - 4:05 pm Dragon and Lion Dance
4:10 - 4:40 pm Austin Taiko, Japanese Drums
4:45 - 4:55 pm “Villages of India” by Central Texas Bengali Assoc.
5:00 - 5:15 pm Eisha-drum Dance, (Japan)
5:20 - 5:50 pm "Songs and Dances" Texas Bengali Cultural Alliance
5:55 - 6:10 pm Tukong Martial Arts
6:15 - 6:30 pm “Sa Mul No Ri” Korean Dance
6:30 - 7:00 pm Awards Ceremony
7:15 - 7:30 pm Liao’s Martial Art
7:35 - 7:50 pm Dances from Taiwan
7:55 - 8:10 pm “Go Jeon Mu Yong” Korean Dance
8:30 pm Closing Ceremony

Learning Center
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Origami, Face Painting, Henna
1:00 - 3:00 pm Children's Story time, Asian Language Practice, Photography Studio
3:00 - 5:00 pm Sudoku Contest, Photography Studio

Mini Film Festival
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Asian American History presentation
2:00 - 3:00 pm AnOther by Dir. Kristal Williams-Rowley, 8min
Akira's Hip Hop Shop by Dir. Joe Doughrity, 21min
Miss Chinatown, USA by Dir. Kathy Huang, 25min
3:00 - 4:00 pm Light Switch by Dir. Clarissa Ysel, 12min (Austin Filmmaker)
Damn the Past! by Dir. Juli Kang, 29min (Texas Premiere)
4:00 - 6:00 pm The Killing of a Chinese Cookie by Dir. Derek Shimoda, 74min (PG-13) (Texas Premiere)
7:00 - 9:00 pm The Motel by Dir. Michael Kang, 75min (PG-13)

Marketplace Booths
11:00 am - 7:00 pm Eat, Drink & Be Merry at Marketplace Booths.

Food & Drinks by Thanh Nhi Restaurant, Austin Chapter of Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce, Seoul Restaurant, A+ Buffet Restaurant, Charito Banawis, Cebuana Filipino Store

Good and Services by Girl Scouts of Central Texas, Cultural Embrace Work & Study Abroad, Kamini Shall Arts & Crafts, Nisha Agrawal Henna Arts, Laboni's Creative Arts and Crafts, Nationwide Insurance, Capital Area Asian American Democrats, The Center for Asian American Studies, Austin History Center and Texas Historical Commission, Austin Asian American Film Foundation, Austin Filipino American Association, Asian American Resource Center, Capital Metro.

An Awards Ceremony will be highlight of the evening program. NAAO will recognize and honor outstanding civic contributions & academic achievements.

The national celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage began in 1979 when President Jimmy Carter signed a joint resolution declaring May 4- 10 as the first Asian Pacific American Heritage Week. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush expanded the celebration from one week to the entire month of May. In 1992, Congress passed Public Law 102-450 that designated May of each year as “Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.”

AsiaFest Austin 2008, is hosted by the Network of Asian American Organizations (NAAO) with the support of City of Austin, City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department, Capital Metro, CAS Consulting & Services, Encotech Engineering, Fiesta Mart, Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Southwestern National Bank, Austin Sign Spot, and Crown Trophy.

For more information:

visit http://naao.austin.tripod.com/asiafestival.html
Contact: Susan Fifer, Chairperson, NAAO (512-835-6697),Troy Wong, Vice President, NAAO (512-656-1150), Venkat Voruganti, Secretary, NAAO (512-243-7565)

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Network of Asian American Organizations
Venkat Voruganti
(512) 407-8240
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naao.austin.tripod.com

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