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Pondicheri's little sister serves Indian-inspired cuisine such as butter chicken, saffron shrimp salad, and roti wraps.
Host your next event at Asia Society and treat your guests to a memorable experience.
18 Jan 2019
7:30 - 10 p.m.
Enjoy an educational and entertaining night highlighting a range of Turkish traditions, from folk music and Ottoman court music, to the contemporary music of Turkey.
Asia Society Texas Center is offering Houstonians a special gift this holiday season: FREE exhibition admission throughout the entire month of December.
Discussion
24 Jan 2019
6 - 8:15 p.m.
Join Asia Society Texas Center for an enlightening one-on-one conversation with comedian Aasif Mandvi about his life journey, his learnings along the way, and connecting through comedy.
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An exclusive selection of Japanese designs is available for purchase at Asia Society Texas Center for the duration of the Ayomi Yoshida exhibition, through January 2019.
Meet the Artist
12 Jan 2019
2 - 3:30 p.m.
Asia Society Texas Center welcomes artist Tiffany Chung to discuss her work as it relates to the current exhibition New Cartographies.
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The Who’s Who of Houston’s international scene gathered to kick off fundraising on November 8 for the 2019 Tiger Ball, which will celebrate Asia Society’s 40th anniversary in Houston and will pay homage to founding board member Barbara Bush.

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Events

Workshop
12 Nov 2018
7 - 8:30 p.m.
New and experienced meditators are welcome in weekly sittings on Monday evenings, where Insight Meditation Houston will host a practice of short exercises, silent meditation, and periods of guidance and discussion.
Class
07 Jan 2019
6 - 7:30 p.m.
In Level I, wind down your day with this Qigong to reduce stress and pain, sleep well, and renew your qi (energy) for the week.
Class
07 Jan 2019
7:45 - 8:45 p.m.
In this Level II course, practice your Tai Chi and enhance your experience with your qi (energy) through mindful breathing and movement with two different forms of Tai Chi from the Wu Dang Mountains.
Meet the Artist
12 Jan 2019
2 - 3:30 p.m.
Asia Society Texas Center welcomes artist Tiffany Chung to discuss her work as it relates to the current exhibition New Cartographies.
Tour
12 Jan 2019
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Join Asia Society for a docent-led tour of the New Cartographies and Ayomi Yoshida exhibitions.
Discussion
17 Jan 2019
5:45 - 8 p.m.
Johns Hopkins SAIS Dean Vali Nasr, a leading scholar and expert on American foreign policy and Iran, will discuss the future of U.S.-Iran relations after the U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran Nuclear Deal.
18 Jan 2019
7:30 - 10 p.m.
Enjoy an educational and entertaining night highlighting a range of Turkish traditions, from folk music and Ottoman court music, to the contemporary music of Turkey.
Discussion
24 Jan 2019
6 - 8:15 p.m.
Join Asia Society Texas Center for an enlightening one-on-one conversation with comedian Aasif Mandvi about his life journey, his learnings along the way, and connecting through comedy.
Meet the Author
25 Jan 2019
7 - 8:30 p.m.
In this talk, acclaimed author and meditation master Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will draw on the ancient wisdom of the Tibetan Bön Buddhist tradition to guide us in developing the ability to show up fully for our lives and clear whatever blocks us from expressing our creative gifts for the greatest good.
Film
27 Jan 2019
2 - 4 p.m.
Asia Society Texas Center welcomes the 26th Houston Iranian Film Festival with a screening of "No Date, No Signature."
Discussion
07 Feb 2019
6 - 8:30 p.m.
Houston is best known as the "Energy Capital of the World." Join Asia Society Texas Center for an enlightening conversation with energy executives on the importance of STEM education, leadership roles in STEM, challenges and opportunities in entering the STEM field, STEM's impact on economic sustainability, and how STEM education empowers the next generation of women leaders.
Family Activity
09 Feb 2019
12 - 4 p.m.
Join us in welcoming the Year of the Pig with performances, art and craft activities, and food inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia!
Discussion
21 Feb 2019
5:45 - 8 p.m.
Culture and diversity can be a tool used to unify a country or nation; however, as seen by recent global political movements, it can also be used to polarize and segment populations. Back at Asia Society by popular demand, MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi examines the current phenomenon and spread of culture wars that both curb and spread populist ideas.
Special Event
01 Mar 2019
7 - 11 p.m.
Save the date for this vibrant evening honoring local leaders Phoebe and Bobby Tudor for their many years of dedicated service to the Greater Houston community. In addition, this year's Tiger Ball will be a momentous occasion as we honor the legacy and contributions of Asia Society Texas Center's Founding Member, Former First Lady Barbara Bush.
Discussion
07 Mar 2019
6:15 - 8 p.m.
Asian Americans and U.S.-based actors of Asian descent have made significant strides in the past generation within film and television — however, they still must address ongoing stereotypes and issues of whitewashing. Join Asia Society Texas Center for a discussion with actors Rizwan Manji and Tim Jo on whitewashing of Asian characters in American cinema and television.
Discussion
20 Mar 2019
5:45 - 8 p.m.
During his 37-year Foreign Service career, Ryan Crocker served as U.S. Ambassador to some of the most volatile countries in the world: Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Syria. Join Asia Society Texas Center for a conversation with Ambassador Crocker on his thoughts on the current U.S. administration's approach to foreign policy in the Middle East and the path forward to a peaceful and sustainable future.

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