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Asia Society’s Spring Gala Celebrates the Arts

Asia in America: Celebration of the Arts

Thursday, April 26 from 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Asia Society – 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street

Admission: $250-$2,000

Asia Society’s spring 2018 gala is one of the hottest parties of the year, honoring Asian American and Asian artists from the worlds of fashion, music, performance, and dance. Asia in America: Celebration of the Arts recognizes Asian American artists and creatives who have played a transformative role in the arts of the United States.

Honored guests include Danny Bowien, the award-winning chef behind Mission Chinese Food, which was named Restaurant of the Year by The New York Times; fashion designer Prabal Gurung, whose designs have been worn by former First Lady Michelle Obama and The Duchess of Cambridge; Kikka Hanazawa, CEO of the award-winning active-wear label VPL and co-founder of the charitable organization Fashion Girls for Humanity; fashion designer Naeem Khan, a member of the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA); Indian-born, Michelin-starred chef and James Beard Award nominee Vikas Khanna; singer/songwriter Mohsen Namjoo; Hee Seo, the first Korean ballerina to be appointed Soloist (2010) and Principal Dancer (2012) of the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company; Peter Som, an award-winning fashion designer; Indian-born, Grammy-nominated composer and vocalist Chandrika Tandon; and DJ Satoshi Tomiie, a pioneer in global electronic music and a driving force of the house music movement.

Tomiie will provide entertainment, and there will be a special performance by LaWhore Vagistan, everyone’s favorite South Asian “drag auntie.” In addition, there will be spoken word poetry by Japanese American poet Phil Kaye, a live music performance by Mohsen Namjoo, as well as an immersive Virtual Reality art experience.

The open bar with specialty cocktails including the classic French 75 is compliments of Hennessy, and the exclusive VIP lounge courtesy of Hennessy offering Hennessy X.O.

An endless Korean barbecue will be provided by Korilla BBQ food truck.

Enter the raffle to win a trip to Japan! Tickets are $100 each, but only 300 raffle tickets will be sold.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Asia Society’s website.