Night Market 2021VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Our annual Night Market is back and bigger than ever!
At Asia Society Texas' all-ages festival, look forward to:
- After-hours exhibition access
- Family-friendly fun at our Night in Seoul carnival
- The debut of Asia Society's Unity Wall
- Exclusive-access Beer Garden
- A sumo wrestling demonstration
- K-pop performances
- Table tennis and American Mah Jongg
- A curated selection of food, home goods, art, and apparel from local artisans
- The launch of our At Home in Asiatown website, highlighting dozens of local AAPI-owned restaurants and small businesses
Health and Safety
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP for planning purposes.
For questions, please contact Michael Buening, Director of Performing Arts and Culture, at MBuening@AsiaSociety.org.
Activities, Food & Drink, and Shopping
Food and Drink
Home Goods, Art, and Apparel
Amara's Trunk | APDAT Print Co. | Art by Suzy Marie Soto | Bad Saber | Bedrock City Comic Co. | Boutique by Maryam | Casa Indika | The Community Cloth | Curations by ASAL | Enchand Maison | Ethnic Rootz | FABSPIRIT | Ginably | Just2Artists | Kimono Zulu | Madame Butterfly Nagasaki | MV Luscious Lather | Nobl Cushions | Pop Resin | Roots in Harmony | Tiger Lily | She Has Hope | Usagi Wasabi
- A Night in Seoul, featuring games and activities inspired by Korean night markets
- An otaku alley, focused on all things manga, anime, and cosplay
- K-pop dance performances
- Sumo wrestling demonstration
- American Mah Jongg marathons
- Table tennis game zone
- Sand painting
- Chinese calligraphy
- And more!
Free Entry to Exhibition
Artist Kana Harada has produced new works during this time of global pandemic that blend messages of hope and positivity with visual innovations that create an imaginative universe of awe, wonder, and intimacy. Transforming the galleries into a space of contemplation and renewal, the exhibition draws the natural world into museum spaces and embodies the artist's wishes for a peaceful and bright future for all.
Back by popular demand! Enjoy exclusive entry to our special-access Beer Garden, offering a unique foodie experience with select Asian beers, nonalcoholic beverages, and street foods by Pepper Twins and Shun Japanese Kitchen — all available only to Beer Garden guests. All ages are welcome!
21+ Wristbands: $30
21-Under Wristbands: $10
Purchase Beer Garden Wristband
Limit one (1) wristband per person. Purchase of a 21+ Wristband includes two (2) tickets redeemable for one (1) beverage each. All wristbands grant access to a restricted area of the festival with complimentary culinary offerings. Guests under age 21 must wear a 21-Under Wristband and must always be accompanied by an adult with a wristband. Age will be verified on-site for both online and walk-up sales. Please bring valid ID. All sales are final; no refunds.
Join the fun by volunteering for the event! Shifts are 5:30–8 p.m. and 7:45–10:15 p.m.
To sign up, please email Kaitlyn Ellison at VolunteerTX@AsiaSociety.org.
About Night Market
Drawing inspiration from street markets commonly found in East and Southeast Asia, Asia Society Texas' annual Night Market festival celebrates Houston's arts and food scenes while also engaging visitors through thought-provoking exhibitions and all-ages activities.
In 2020, we transformed Night Market into an interactive virtual event highlighting dozens of local AAPI-owned restaurants and small businesses that were the first to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Creating a space where audiences could learn about and order directly from these businesses, as well as enjoy interviews, cooking demonstrations, and stories, our virtual Night Market celebrated and supported Houston's vibrant and diverse AAPI communities.
Building upon the beloved in-personal tradition since 2013 and the success of our virtual event, Night Market 2021 returns in-person, followed by a launch of our Night Market Stories website. We welcome you to enjoy all the tastes, sights, sounds, shopping, and fun that Asia Society visitors have come to anticipate and love.
Previous Night Market Events
2020: Virtual Night Market
2019: Highlights | Details
2018: Highlights | Details
2017: Highlights | Details
2016: Highlights | Details
2015: Highlights | Details
2013: Highlights | Details
Night Market Sponsors
Divya and Chris Brown
A Night in Seoul Carnival Sponsor
The Cho Family Charitable Fund on behalf of Houston Korean Education Center
Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty
The Southwest Management District
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston
1370 Southmore Blvd
Houston, TX 77004
For event details visit https://asiasociety.org/texas/events/night-market-2021 1370 Southmore Blvd Houston, TX 77004