Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2021

The DIA invites you to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month from home with online programs including music, dance, film, art talks, puppets and more. Professional and community cultural groups showcase a blend of traditional and contemporary artistry across several Asian cultures —including Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Mongolian, Taiwanese, Thai and Vietnamese— which promise engaging experiences filled with tradition.

Most programs will be available to view on the DIA’s YouTube Channel. Live programs can be viewed on DIA’s YouTube channel or Facebook page. Follow links for instructions to view films (some require ticketing).

Saturday, May 1st

  • 12 p.m. A Journey with Minari | APAHM Opening Performance Learn more >
  • 1 p.m. Lost Constellation (Pt I + II) | Is/Land Learn more >

Thursday, May 6th

  • 1 p.m. TATM Studio Visit | Taiwanese Calligraphy with Dr. Shinming Shyu (Live) Learn more >
  • 7 p.m.  Evolution of Culture | Revolution Chinese Yoyo Learn more >

Friday, May 7th 

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

Saturday, May 8th

  • 12 p.m. Father's Land – Returning to the Ground | Sea-Woon Kang Learn more >
  • 1 p.m. Mountain of Flames | Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Troupe of Taiwan Learn more >

Thursday, May 13

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

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 Learn more >

Saturday, May 15th

  • 12 p.m. Maga Puja Day – Candlelight Procession | Wat Paknam Michigan/Wat Pa Pimol Monkhararam Learn more >
  • 1 p.m. Our Kitchen: Vietnamese Cuisine – Pho and Coffee | Chef Tommy Nguyen and the Vietnamese American Association of Michigan Learn more >

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  Learn more >

Friday, May 21

  • 7 p.m. Asian Sound Revolution – Pulse | Jin Hi Kim & Ensemble Learn more >
  • Film: Raining in the Mountain, available for streaming through June 11 Learn more >

Saturday, May 22

  • 12 p.m.  East meet West: Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival with a Motown Flair | Dragon Eagle TV Learn more >
  • 1 p.m. Wimee’s Words Live - DIA Edition: Indian Shadow Puppets (Live) Learn more >

Thursday, May 27

  • 7 p.m. Tea Practices of China, Japan, and Korea featuring ArtLab J’s East Meets West: Korean Tea Ceremony (Live) Learn more >

Friday, May 28

  • 7 p.m. 安 Ān - an Artstronomic Program of Contemporary Dance and Cooking | Isaac Lim Learn more >

Saturday, May 29

  • 12 p.m. Find It... Every Dream | APAHM Closing Performance Learn more >


Download the printable schedule >


Programs developed in partnership with Friends of Asian Arts and Culture

Logos for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Friends of Asian Arts and Culture