If you would like to include your event, please email info@capal.org

Saturday, May 5
Event:
Kodomono ME!
Time:
12:00pm
Location:
Discovery Theater
3rd Sublevel, S. Dillon Ripley Center
Host:
The Smithsonian Associates

To celebrate Kodomono Hi, Japanese Children’s Day, master artist Shizumi Shigeto Manale introduces young people to the arts and culture of Japan. They’ll watch a giant origami crane take shape before their eyes, learn to count in Japanese, and take part in arts and crafts activities. Recommended for ages 4–9. Admission: $10 for children, $12 for adults. http://www.DiscoveryTheater.org

Event:
Visual Culture and Social Upheaval: Imaging Change in Late Edo Period Japan
Time:
2:00pm
Location:
Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art
Host:
Freer & Sackler Galleries

Explore the intersection of pop culture and spiritual concerns in late Edo society with leading scholars in the field. They will discuss Kano Kazunobu’s phantasmagoric paintings of Buddha’s legendary disciples and Katsushika Hokusai’s famous print series of Mount Fuji. The panel includes James C. Dobbins, Fairchild Professor of Religion at Oberlin College; Patricia Graham, independent art historian; Constantine N. Vaporis, professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and Freer & Sackler curators James Ulak and Ann Yonemura.

Event:
Piloted to Serve: Memoirs of Rebecca Chan Chung
Time:
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Location:
Chinatown Community Cultural Center
616 H St. NW, Suite 201, Washington, DC 20001
Host:
OCAW-DC Chapter
OCA DC Chapter
Chinese American Citizens Alliance
1882 Project
Chinatown Community Cultural Center

Piloted to Serve covers wartime history and more from the memory of Rebecca Chan Chung, a Hong Kong nurse and military veteran of World War II. Through family biography, Chung tells of her experience with the Flying Tigers, U.S. Army, and China National Aviation Corporation, including flying over the “Hump” across the Himalayas to allied China after the Burma Road had been cut off. Email Ted Gong at tkgong@aol.com

Sunday, May 6
Event:
APAICS Leadership Academy for Elected Officials
Time:
All day
Event continues until May 7
Location:
St. Gregory Hotel
Host:
APAICS

Established in 1999, the two-day APAICS Academy provides AAPI elected officials with the skills and training needed to excel in their current office as well as prepare them for opportunities to advance in higher office.

Event:
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Family Day
Time:
11:30am – 3:00pm
Location:
Kogod Courtyard, National Portrait Gallery
Host:
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
National Portrait Gallery
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Heritage Committee
Hirshhorn ArtLab+

Enjoy a day of music, dance, and spoken word performances, arts-and-crafts activities, video interviews by the Hirshhorn’s Artlab+ teen videographers, and much more. Free and open to the public; no reservations required. Sponsored in part by the Reinsch Family Education Endowment. Email Jenn Chen at chenje@si.edu or Jina Lee at leeji@si.edu

Monday, May 7
Event:
National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development’s (NCAPACD) AAPI Housing and Community Development Forum
Time:
All day
Location:
TBD
Host:
NCAPACD

75 housing practitioners from across the country gather to discuss community development needs, including affordable housing and community organizing strategies.

Event:
APAICS Asian Pacific American Entertainment Night
Time:
7:30pm – 8:30pm
Location:
Kennedy Center
Host:
APAICS

Aasif Mandvi from the Daily Show will be headlining. Laugh with members of Congress and the community in an evening of entertainment featuring entertainers from the AAPI community’s finest talent.
Ticketed Event: $50.00, purchase at Box Office

Event:
2012 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance
Time:
11:00am – 12:00pm
Location:
DEA Auditorium
Host:
Condor International Advisors, LLC

Celebrate with us 2012 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and listen to keynote speaker Samuel Tinsing Mok.

Event:
Pollster Celinda Lake to Provide Briefing on the Results of Major New Poll on Asian
Time:
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location:
Service Employees International Union
1800 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036
Host:
Asian American Justice Center
APIA Vote
Asian American Institute
Service Employees International Union

The poll is the first to examine how the nation’s fastest growing racial group will cast their votes in this year’s elections and their views on a variety of important political issues. Asian American Justice Center president Mee Moua and APIAVote acting executive director Christine Chen will join Lake to address issues most important to AAPIs and discuss the power of AAPI voters in the 2012 elections. RSVP here

Tuesday, May 8
Event:
APAICS Alumni Awards Breakfast
Time:
7:30am -8:45am
Location:
Rayburn B340
Host:
APAICS

Rise and shine to the official announcement of the formation of the APAICS Alumni Association. APAICS will honor two alumni: one who has advanced in the pipeline, and another who has made significant contributions to further build the pipeline.

Event:
CAPAC Ceremony: APA Heritage Month Congressional Celebration
Time:
9:30am -11:30am
Location:
CVC Auditorium
Host:
CAPAC

8:30AM-9:30AM Registration/Breakfast
9:30AM-11:30AM Program featuring remarks by Rep. Judy Chu, Nancy Pelosi, Mike Honda and other members.
Email Gene Kim at gene.kim@mail.house.gov or Krystal Kaai at Krystal.Kaai@mail.house.gov
Open to the Public: Register at http://bit.ly/2012APAHM

Event:
National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) AANHPI Summit
Time:
11:30am -4:30pm
Location:
CVC Atrium
Host:
NCAPA

The Summit will feature various panels and breakouts for NCAPA policy committees, including Civil Rights, Education, Immigration, Housing/Economic Justice, and Health.
Open to the Public

Event:
APAICS 18th Annual Awards Gala
Time:
5:30PM
Location:
Ritz Carlton
Host:
APAICS

5:30PM VIP Reception
6:30PM Program
In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of APA Heritage Month, the 2012 Gala Awards Dinner will be the “must attend” event of the year. Honorees include NCAPA, Karen Narasaki, Floyd Mori, and C.C. Yin.
Sold out.

Wednesday, May 9
Event:
APAICS AARP Event
Time:
10:30am – 12pm
Location:
U.S. Department of Education Auditorium
Host:
APAICS

Intergenerational roundtable with around 150 guests. APAICS is trying to highlight families and the role they play in public service (ie Norm Mineta and his son, etc). David L. Kim, Vice President of AARP and APAICS board member, may also be there.

Event:
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) APA Heritage Month Reception
Time:
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location:
Jones Day
51 Louisiana Ave NW
Host:
NAPABA

NAPABA’s annual Congressional Reception in honor of APA Heritage Month. NAPABA is a national bar association representing the interests of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students.
Open to the Public rsvp at mrobinson@napaba.org

Event:
Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) APA Heritage Ball
Time:
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location:
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Building
1615 H Street NW
Host:
CAPAL

Black tie optional reception honoring public service leaders and inspiring the next generation. Doors open at 6:00PM, program begins at 7:00PM. Sold out.
http://www.capal.org/apaheritageball.

Event:
National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development’s Asian American Pacific Islander Housing and Community Development Forum
Event:
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Annual Lobby Day
Time:
8:00am – 4:00pm
Location:
Capitol Hill

NAPABA’s Annual Lobby Day gives you the opportunity to educate members of Congress and congressional staffers on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. It is your chance to share with legislators how issues impact the APA community, and to advocate for justice, equity, and opportunity for APAs in our nation. http://napaba.org/napaba/showpage.asp?code=lobbyday031312.

Event:
Bhangra Blast
Time:
10:15am
Location:
Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History
Host:
The Smithsonian Associates

The electric young performers of Dhoonya Dance bring a bit of exotic India—including Bollywood—to the Smithsonian. Presented by Discovery Theater. Recommended for all ages. Admission: $6 for children, $8 for adults. http://www.DiscoveryTheater.org.

Event:
Striving for Excellence in Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion
Time:
12:30pm
Host:
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

LTC Kay Wakatake of the U.S. Army will give a talk on our APA Heritage Month event. Seats are limited. If interested, please RSVP immediately to the number below.
Contact Mark Uyeda (202) 551-6775.

Friday, May 11
Event:
Finding Jake Lee: The Paintings at Kan’s
Time:
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location:
TBD
Host:
TBD

Join us for a presentation by Sue Lee, Executive Director of the Chinese Historical Society of America. Sue describes these spectacular paintings, their significance, and how they were rediscovered to be returned to San Francisco and their place in the community’s narrative of Chinese American history. Email Ted Gong at tkgong@aol.com

Sunday, May 13
Event:
Valley of Saints
Time:
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location:
TBD
Host:
Freer & Sackler Galleries

Co-winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Musa Syeed’s “lyrical, tender … nimble debut feature” (the Hollywood Reporter) tells the story of a dissatisfied tour boat operator on Kashmir’s Dal Lake. When he is hired as a guide for a beautiful American scientist studying the lake’s ever-worsening pollution, he sees an opportunity for escape. But he soon finds himself caught between his community and her push for conservation. The director will appear at the screening. (2012, 82 minutes, Kashmiri with English subEvents).

Tuesday, May 15
Event:
Valley of Saints
Time:
11:00am
Location:
TBD
Host:
Department of Transportation

Chris Lu is the keynote speaker for this event with speeches, cultural displays, and food samplings.

Event:
Mayor Gray’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration
Time:
6:30pm
Location:
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 F Street, NW
Host:
Office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs, DC Mayor’s Office

Join Mayor Gray for an evening of cultural performances, the Mayor’s Community Service Awards, Asian refreshments and more! oapia@dc.gov

Wednesday, May 16
Event:
National Hepatitis Testing Day Event
Time:
TBD
Location:
TBD
Host:
TBD

CDC’s “Know More Hepatitis” campaign was officially announced on World Hepatitis Day, July 28th, 2011 at a special White House event. The event will involve Dr. Howard Koh and other members of the CDC.

Event:
Striving for Excellence in Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion
Time:
11:30am – 1:00pm
Location:
JBM-HH Community Center (Bldg. 405)
Host:
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

Join us as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! There will be cultural performances and food sampling provided by The Hawaiian Entertainment Company and a talk by the Honorable Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary of Veteran Affairs. juan.l.torres@us.army.mil or michael.swinton@us.army.mil

Event:
Changing Faces of Asia: How Global U.S.-Asia Relations Have Impacted Perceptions of Asians in the U.S
Time:
5:45pm – 9:00pm
Location:
Deloitte Offices
1919 N. Lynn Street, Rosslyn, VA
Metro Accessible
Host:
Greater Washington Area chapter of the Asian American Alliance Business Resource Group at Deloitte

Join us at our 3rd Annual Summit event to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Our keynote speaker is Congressman Steve Austria, Representative of the 7th District of Ohio. The keynote speech will be followed by a lively panel discussion (panelists include Sam Mok, Chantale Wong, and Deepa Purushothaman), with an open floor for interaction and questions. We will end the evening with a reception, providing an opportunity for our attendees to enjoy refreshments, reflect on the evening’s discussion, and network with colleagues across the Public, Private, Non-Profit, and Academic sectors. The event is free, but registration is required.
Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3239979867/eorg
Contact Jas Singh, Rhea Hesse or Tina Hopkins

Thursday, May 17
Event:
Screening of “I Am Bruce Lee” Documentary
Time:
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location:
TBD
Host:
Bruce Lee Foundation (and Ernest Baynard)

6:30pm reception and 7:30pm screening of the documentary “I Am Bruce Lee” courtesy of Spike TV, hosted by Bruce Lee Foundation (and possibly Viacom).

Event:
Closing Event- AAPI Heritage Month
Time:
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location:
TBD
Host:
Department of Energy (DOE)

Invited speakers from Congress, the federal government, and DOE will speak about Asian American and Pacific Islander programs and policy at the Department and their contributions to the DOE mission. Jane Hyun, author of Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling is the keynote speaker and Congressman Mike Honda will give the special remarks. Gloria.Smith@hq.doe.gov

Event:
Shanghai Quartet
Time:
7:30pm
Location:
Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art
Host:
Freer & Sackler Galleries of Art

Joining the Shanghai Quartet for its annual Freer Gallery appearance is Peter Serkin, a three-time Grammy nominee who recently has played with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Boston and Chicago Symphonies—all of which also have performed music by Bright Sheng.

Friday, May 18
Event:
National Council of API Physicians (NCAPIP) Conference
Time:
All day
Event continues until May 19.
Location:
Crystal City Sheraton Hotel
Host:
NCAPIP

As front line health care providers, NCAPIP members are aware of the health disparities that many American continue to face. The conference seeks to engage leaders across the nation in discussions and resolutions on how to move forward on health reform to achieve optimal health for all. Register.

Event:
Portraits after 5
Time:
8:00pm – 11:00pm
Location:
Kogod Courtyard, National Portrait Gallery
Host:
National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program

Music, dance, new media, and visuals work together to explore Asian American identity and cultural influence. This event features a collaboration between Korean American artist CYJO, French composer Benoit Granier, American composer Anthony Paul De Ritis, and Korean American dancer Dana Tai Soon Burgess. CYJO’s portrait of Burgess is on view in the exhibition Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter. http://www.npg.si.edu/event/currentevents.html.

Saturday, May 19
Event:
National Hepatitis Testing Day
Event:
AANHPI HIV & AIDS Awareness Day
Event:
Reel Portraits Double Feature: Shanghai Express and Hud
Time:
1:00 PM for Shanghai Express
3:00 PM for Hud
Location:
McEvoy Auditorium, National Portrait Gallery
Host:
NCAPIP

Shanghai Express (Josef von Sternberg, 1932) features Marlene Dietrich and Anna May Wong in a tale of romance and intrigue set during the Chinese Civil War. Hud (Martin Ritt, 1963) is the story of a Texas ranching family coming apart at the seams. It stars Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, and Patricia Neal, and features James Wong Howe’s beautiful black-and-white cinematography. Portraits of Anna May Wong and James Wong Howe are now displayed in the museum’s exhibition Twentieth Century Americans. The screening of Hud begins at 3 pm. The program is free.

Event:
The Sulu Series
Time:
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Location:
Dome Theatre, Artisphere
Host:
NCAPIP

A curated performance showcase of emerging and established Asian American and/or Pacific Islander artists in spoken word, music, dance, theater, film and multidisciplinary arts from the local and national scenes. suludc@gmail.com

Monday, May 21
Event:
Asian Americana: Understanding AAPI Family Generations
Time:
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location:
AARP – Brickfield Center
601 E Street, NW
Host:
Office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs, DC Mayor’s Office

An insightful panel discussion on the family dynamic and generational ties within Asian American and Pacific Islander families. Food and refreshments will be served. oapia@dc.gov

Wednesday, May 23
Event:
NIH Ethnic Food Fair
Time:
11:30am – 1:30pm
Location:
Building 31A, Patio
Host:
NIH Asian & Pacific Islander American Organization

A variety of Asian Cuisine and cultural display will be presented. This event is part of the NIH 40th Observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. HuS@od.nih.gov or ZhouE@niaid.nih.gov

Thursday, May 24
Event:
Striving for Excellence in Leadership, Diversity, and Inclusion
Time:
10:00am – 11:00am
Location:
Jefferson Auditorium, Washington DC
Host:
US Department of Agriculture

Join USDA employees in recognizing Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The keynote speaker will be Chris Lu, Cabinet Secretary of White House. tina.hoellerer@usda.gov http://apaeaorg.wordpress.com/events/

Friday, May 25
Event:
Naturalization Ceremony and Reception
Time:
8:30am – 1:30pm
Location:
Fairfax County Government Center
Host:
Fairfax County Asian American History Project

Annual event sponsored in conjunction with Fairfax County. Email Ted Gong at tkgong@aol.com http://fairfaxasianamericans.community.officelive.com/

Saturday, May 26
Event:
Celebrate Hawai’i Festival: Healing and Aloha
Time:
10:30am – 5:00pm
Event continues until May 7
Location:
Potomac Atrium, National Museum of the American Indian
Host:
National Museum of the American Indian

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the museum welcomes Hawaiian artists, performers, and practitioners of traditional Hawaiian healing and culture. Visitors can learn about living a life of “aloha” by watching and learning about hula, taking in a cooking demonstration, watching films and presentations, and meeting and greeting our Hawaiian guests.

Thursday, May 31
Event:
Ward 7 “Building ONE Neighborhood” Cultural Dialogue
Time:
10:30am – 5:00pm
Location:
Department of Employment Services
4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE
Host:
Office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs, DC Mayor’s Office

A dialogue to discuss ways to improve your business and invest in your vibrant community and increase understanding about the Asian American and Pacific Islander cultures. Food and refreshments will be served. oapia@dc.gov http://www.apia.dc.gov