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Virtual Event | AAPI Heritage Month Family Day

Saturday, May 29

Join us in celebrating Chicago’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities! We’ve partnered with AAPI heritage groups from across the city to present a day of cultural celebration. This virtual family-focused day includes storytelling with Alton Chung, performances from Ho Etsu Taiko, an arts workshop with Chinese American Museum of Chicago artist-in-residence Lucy P. Liu, and more.

This event is free of charge. We would greatly appreciate a donation to the Museum in any amount. Links will be provided after registration.



11:00 a.m. Taiko drum performance by Ho Etsu

12:00 p.m. Kitchen Table Talk and Food Demo with Perilla: Korean American Fare, hosted by Esther Kang, WBEZ reporter on race, class, and communities

1:00 p.m. Folktales and Fables with Alton Chung

2:00 p.m. Paper Cutting (剪纸 / Jiǎn Zhǐ) Arts Workshop with Lucy P. Liu in collaboration with the Chinese American Museum of Chicago

3:00 p.m. Journey for Justice! performance by CIRCA-Pintig (Center for Immigrant Resources and Community Arts-Pintig). Celebrate the legacy of Filipino labor organizer Larry Itliong and Filipino American heritage in this performance by CIRCA-Pintig executive director Ginger Leopoldo and CIRCA youth actors.


Special Thanks to Our Partner Organizations

Chicago Japanese American Historical Society

Chinese American Museum of Chicago


Filipino American Historical Society

HANA Center

Japanese American Service Committee

Perilla Korean American Fare

Ho Etsu Taiko drum ensemble, via Ho Etsu Taiko YouTube channel
Reporter Esther Kang, via
Storytelling with Alton Chung, via
Lucy P. Liu paper cutting workshop, via
Ginger Leopoldo, CIRCA-Pintig executive director

The Details



29 th

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Event Location


Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories