Asian culture, history, and entertainment collide at the three-day weekend event known as the Asian Pacific Festival. Taking place along the beautiful oceanside Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, the festival's exhibits guide you on a mini tour of Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, India, and Japan and other Asian countries through their distinctive food, arts and crafts workshops, exhibits, folk dancing, martial arts, and even a hip-hop dance competition and beauty pageant. Make it out to tonight's opening kick off party and you'll be treated to an EDM concert on the beach. As you explore the beauty of these various countries and partake in the pleasures this event has to offer, remember the theme for the weekend is “Imagine, Dream, Succeed” — and consider its truth throughout history.
May 22-24, 10 a.m., 2015
Aimee Murillo is calendar editor and frequently covers film and previously contributed to the OCW’s long-running fashion column, Trendzilla. Don’t ask her what her favorite movie is unless you want to hear her lengthy defense of Showgirls.