Fair or Festival

First Saturday: Asian American Futures

Saturday, May 7, 2022
5 – 10PM

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a free lineup honoring the many futures envisioned by Asian American artists, musicians, and collectives in Brooklyn, New York, and beyond.

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Admission is subject to capacity at the time of arrival.

Safety continues to be our top priority, so at this time masks are required for staff and visitors aged two and older. Proof of vaccination is no longer required to visit the Museum. Thank you for your support.

SIGNATURE COCKTAIL BY MOOD RING
Throughout the Museum
5–10 pm
Enjoy a specialty cocktail created by Bushwick bar Mood Ring.

INTERACTIVE: THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH
Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
5–10 pm
Check out a one-of-a-kind interactive experience presented by SHOWTIME®, inspired by the new original series The Man Who Fell to Earth.

MUSIC: SHOKO NAGAI’S TOKALA
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion and Lobby, 1st Floor
5–6 pm
Kick off the night with a speculative imagining of music on the Silk Road as Shoko Nagai’s TOKALA explores ancient sonic connections between Japan and the Middle East.

MARKET
Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
5–9:30 pm
Shop one-of-a-kind, handmade items from more than thirty artisans and vendors from across Brooklyn offering artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more.

HANDS-ON ART: COLLABORATIVE WEAVING
Brooklyn Museum Plaza
5–7 pm
Participate in a zero-waste weaving project with artist Cynthia Alberto and Park Slope–based studio Weaving Hand that highlights the relationships between healing, sustainability, and craft. Sponsored by Con Edison.

POP-UP POETRY: KUNDIMAN
Biergarten, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden
6–7:30 pm
Jaz Sufi, Jee Leong Koh, and Sally Wen Mao read and perform their original poetry. Presented in partnership with Kundiman, an organization for the creation and cultivation of Asian American literature. Seating is limited and is first come, first served.

CURATOR TOUR: ARTS OF BUDDHISM
Arts of Asia and the Islamic World, 2nd Floor
6–7 pm
Joan Cummins, Lisa and Bernard Selz Senior Curator, Asian Art, leads a tour highlighting artworks in our new Arts of Buddhism galleries.

PERFORMANCE: BASEERA KHAN
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor
6–7 pm
Baseera Khan offers a lecture-performance that incorporates clips of their television pilot By Faith, which draws from the artist’s multifaceted practice (on view in our special exhibition I Am an Archive). Commissioned by artist residency Denniston Hill. Seating is limited and is first come, first served.

MUSIC: YIUYIU 瑶瑶
Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
7–10 pm
YiuYiu 瑶瑶 (aka Rochelle Hoi-Yiu Kwan) celebrates intergenerational art, resistance, and resilience by spinning her unique collection of vintage Cantopop and Mandopop.

MUSIC: NATHAN BAJAR
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion and Lobby, 1st Floor
7–8 pm
Filipino-American multidisciplinary artist Nathan Bajar celebrates his new EP Joyride with a set inspired by soul, rock, R&B, and his family stories.

TEEN POP-UP TALKS
Arts of Asia and the Islamic World, 2nd Floor
7:30–8:30 pm
Teen apprentices host ten-minute pop-up talks throughout our Arts of Asia and the Islamic World galleries.

FILM: NEW YORK, I MISSED YOU
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
7:30–9:30 pm
The Asian American International Film Festival presents New York, I Missed You, a series of shorts about yearning for connection, home, and joy. Followed by a talkback with filmmakers Wo Chan, Kana Hatakeyama, Minkyu Kang, and Denise Zhou, moderated by Charissa Isidro. Seating is limited and is first come, first served.

MUSIC: DISCO TEHRAN
Biergarten and Martha A. and Rubin S. Pavilion and Lobby
8–10 pm
Brooklyn-based music and performance project Disco Tehran conjures 1970s-era Iranian nightlife. Catch them outdoors in our Biergarten starting at 8 pm, and in the Pavilion beginning at 8:30.

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