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Celebrating Asian American culture

Hip hop artist Monotone

Hip hop artist Monotone performs April 3.

UIC celebrates Asian American Awareness Month in April with a wide variety of events, from hip-hop performances to talent shows, plays and a formal dance. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 312-413-9569.

 

April 1

Transnational Desires or Memory, Autobiography, Photography and Pornography

Artist Viet Le explores issues of gender and desire in contemporary Southeast Asia. 4 – 5:30 p.m. Conference Room 1-470, Daley Library.

 

April 3

Asian American Awareness Month Kickoff

Hip-hop artist Monotone, Julian on the Radio and DJ Noyze, along with student performances. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lecture Center Quad

 

April 8

ASAM Expo

Academic fair with Asian American undergraduate research projects in the arts and sciences. 4 – 6 p.m. Cardinal Room, Student Center East

 

April 9

Mr. & Mrs. Asian Sensation 2011

Pageant and talent competition. 5:30 – 9 p.m. UIC Forum, Main Hall C

Beverly Kim, Top Chef contender

“Top Chef” contender Beverly Kim speaks April 9.

 

“From Chicago to Top Chef and Back: Beverly Kim”

Chicagoland native and quarter-finalist on Bravo’s “Top Chef.” 4 – 6 p.m. Illinois Room, Student Center East

 

April 12

“Mami:  A Cosplay Café”

Victorian-era costume play celebrating Japanese culture. Free food and drink. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cardinal Room, Student Center East

 

April 13

Sayawan

Annual year-end formal held by Filipinos in Alliance. Doors open 6 p.m.; dinner 7:30 p.m. Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare, 5550 N. River Road, Rosemont. $42 – $87

 

April 15

The Sun Doesn’t Rise Only in Japan

Panel discussion on media in Japan and the U.S. 4:30 – 6 p.m. 613 Student Center East

 

April 17

H.E.R.O.E.S. (Helping Everyone Realize Our Everyday Struggles)

Talent and variety show. 6 – 8:30 p.m. Illinois Room, Student Center East

 

April 19

The Art of Expressing the Human Body: Martial arts workshop

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Student Recreational Facility. Registration $65 – $150; UIC students free

 

Are You Doctor Yet?

Asian students showcase their musical and artistic talents in this “American Idol”-based show. 6 – 9 p.m. UIC Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2

 

April 20

The Art of Expressing the Human Body: Martial arts workshop

12:30 – 7:30 p.m. Student Recreational Facility. Registration $65 – $150; UIC students free.

 

The Art of Expressing the Human Body

Open mic and poetry workshop. 6 – 8 p.m. African-American Cultural Center, Addams Hall

 

Flag Football Tournament

6 – 8 p.m. Harrison Field (northwest corner of Harrison and Halsted St.). $3 per registered player; free for spectators

 

April 24

My Sassy Korea

Food, games, karaoke and information booths on Korea culture. 4 – 6 p.m. Cardinal Room, Student Center East,

 

In Memory of Jack: Asian American Greeks, Stigmas and Stereotypes

Discussion commemorates the life of Jack Phoummarath, University of Texas at Austin fraternity pledge. 4 – 5:30 p.m. Room 117, Taft Hall, 826 S. Halsted St.

 

April 25

“The Small, Dark Room”

Play created by UIC students and the Erasing the Distance performance group. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Event center, James J. Stukel Towers

 

April 26

“ImaginAsian: Once Upon a Time”

Fashion and variety show. 6 – 10 p.m. Illinois Room, Student Center East

 

April 27

“UPROOT: Believe”

Filipino American variety show features YouTube singer Jenny Suk and the Mitchell Grey Band. 6 – 10 p.m.  Illinois Room, Student Center East. $11