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RAIN OR SHINE: Our annual Night Market returns! Drawing inspiration from street markets commonly found in East and Southeast Asia, Asia Society Texas' all-ages festival celebrates Houston's AAPI communities through food, arts, and activities. New this year, enjoy the eats and treats of South Asia with Bollywood dance performances, a Diwali-inspired funfair, and more.
Look forward to:
- After-hours exhibition access
- A curated selection of food, home goods, art, and apparel from 60+ local vendors and artisans
- Family-friendly fun at our Diwali-inspired funfair
- Exclusive-access Green Garden Lounge
- All-access Beer Garden
- Sumo wrestling and Bollywood and hip-hop dance performances
- Otaku Alley highlighting all things manga, anime, and cosplay
- And more!
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP for planning purposes.
Asia Society members: Enjoy an exclusive early preview to the indoor marketplace and activities , 5–6 p.m.!
For questions, please contact Michael Buening, Director of Performing Arts and Culture, at MBuening@AsiaSociety.org.
Activities, Food & Drink, and Shopping
Food and Drink
The Bakers Man | B&B Concession | burger-chan | Burmalicious by Suu | Butter Baby Bakery | Cooking With Ami Santha | The Custard Box | Dough Digger | Dumpling Haus | Fat Funk (Aleng Nina's x Ooh Mami Papi) | Heartful Cane | Hot and Buttered | Jammy in the Bottle | Java Lava Cafe | Karuna's Kitchen | Magic Cup | Mama Marie's Filipino Soul Food | | Popssibilities | Reza Persian Grill | SPOON and SPROUT, Inc | Tanuki Go | Teacup Cafe | Trishnna Tea | Yum Yum Thai Food
Home Goods, Art, and Apparel
Amara's Trunk | A-ROD LED Balloons | Bedrock City Comic Co. | Black Label Collectibles | Blue Moth Co | Boutique by Mariam | Casa Indika | The Community Cloth | Ethnic Evolution | Ethnic Rootz | Fabspirit | Ginably | Just2Artists | Madame Butterfly Nagasaki | Magpie Jewelry Designs | Masul Shop | mochillery | nochew | Olmox Fine Filigree Jewelry | Pop Resin | Roots in Harmony | The T Creations | Usagi Wasabi
- Diwali-inspired funfair, featuring games and activities in celebration of the Festival of Lights
- An otaku alley highlighting all things manga, anime, and cosplay
- Bollywood-style dance performances by Steps for Dancing and Infused Performing Arts
- Hip-hop dance performance by UH Modern
- Sumo wrestling demonstrations by Shogeki Sumo
- Mahjong game tables
- And more — see the event schedule and map!
Free After-Hours Exhibition Entry and Tours
Explore the realm of yōkai, mysterious spirits that inhabit Japan's landscapes and folklore, in our exhibition Yōkai: Scenes of the Supernatural in Japanese Woodblock Prints! Enjoy complimentary tours, sponsored by Reliant.
On view through December 11, 2022.
Green Garden Lounge
Enjoy exclusive entry to our brand-new Green Garden Lounge, offering an upscale terrace experience with select Asian beers and drinks, mocktails, and light bites available only to Lounge guests. Three drinks per wristband. Must be 21 years of age or older to enter.
Lounge Wristbands: $40
Health and Safety
Night Market is a rain-or-shine event taking place both indoors and outdoors.
Asia Society Texas Center will be closed to the public Friday, November 4, until Night Market begins at 6 p.m. Asia Society members are invited to enjoy early access to indoor shopping and activities, 5–6 p.m.
Street closures — including Southmore Boulevard in front of the building and the northbound lane of Caroline Street — begin at noon on Friday, November 4.
Parking and Directions
Paid parking is available in Asia Society Texas' lot across Southmore Boulevard from the building. Entrances are located on Caroline and Austin Streets. Bicycle racks are available in our parking lot for no cost.
Overflow parking is available at the Holocaust Museum Houston. Street parking is also available.
Asia Society Texas Center is a five-minute walk from the Museum District METRO Rail Station.
Event Schedule and Map
|Ongoing||Beer Tent and Food Vendors
Yōkai Exhibition Entry
Green Garden Lounge
|6:15 p.m.||Sumo Wrestling||Indoors (Theater)|
Bollywood-Style and Hip-Hop Dance
|8:30 p.m.||Bollywood-Style Dance
by Infused Performing Arts
|9:15 p.m.||Sumo Wrestling||Indoors (Theater)|
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.
Building upon this beloved tradition since 2013 and the launch of the website Spotlight Asiatown in 2021, we welcome you to enjoy all the tastes, sights, sounds, shopping, and fun that Asia Society visitors have come to anticipate and love.
Interested in sponsoring Night Market? Please contact Saleena Jafry, Director of Development, at SJafry@AsiaSociety.org.
Previous Night Market Events
2021: Highlights | Details | Spotlight Asiatown
2020: Virtual Night Market
2019: Highlights | Details
2018: Highlights | Details
2017: Highlights | Details
2016: Highlights | Details
2015: Highlights | Details
2013: Highlights | Details
Night Market Exhibition Tour Sponsor
Diwali Funfair Sponsor
Night Market Sponsors
Divya and Chris Brown
The Campbell Family
Teri and Jeff Lee
The Southwest Management District
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston
Stevie Vu and Terry Wong
Denka Wangdi and Gil Coelho
Wu Wei, Broker Associate; Khai Tran, Realtor Associate; Angela Chiang, Realtor Associate
Green Garden Lounge Food and Drink by
1370 Southmore Blvd
Houston, Texas 77004
For event details visit https://asiasociety.org/texas/events/night-market-2022 1370 Southmore Blvd Houston, Texas 77004