Spotlight Asia: Cocktails and Cultural Fusions
Guests, please note that Spotlight Asia parking is at the Children's Museum of Houston (1500 Binz Street) with shuttles going to and from Asia Society Texas Center.
Host Committee Members may park in the Texas Center parking lot with parking pass (sent via mail with ticket purchase) placed on vehicle dash.
Asia Society Texas Center lights up the night again with the third annual Spotlight Asia: Cocktails and Cultural Fusions, this year with event chairs Janae and Kenneth Tsai, in collaboration with Zulu Creative. The Tsais are joined by a host committee of Houston's most energetic and best connected social scene patrons. Presented by American First National Bank, the lantern-themed event will illuminate the Texas Center’s internationally acclaimed Yoshio Taniguchi-designed building at 1370 Southmore Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77004 from 8:00 pm to midnight.
The glimmery evening will feature New York-based turntablist and producer DJ Kalkutta, back by popular demand. Also casting a mesmerizing musical glow on the dance floor is Vietnamese-American Houston-based Baohaus.
Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar will ignite a sense of culinary wonder with signature appetizers, and sushi will be offered courtesy of Glen Gondo & Sushic. An open bar will also be available with signature cocktails. For $25, guests may also purchase a Champagne Pass at the event only for unlimited sparkling wines, curated by 13 celsius. Decadent luxuries provided by Monica Pope’s Sparrow Bar + Cookshop are sure to capture the essence of the season.
A series of luminary lounges hosted by Houston’s leading restaurants and media will allure guests with respites from the party-going limelight. Little Soya and Uchi will dazzle guests with unexpected textures and flavors that push the boundaries of Japanese cuisine. Guests can also browse enlightening works of literary art in the PaperCity Light Reading Lounge, displaying curated coffee-table books and more to pique visual interest. Texas Hookah Lounge will offer guests relaxing draws from hookah pipes in the Jasmine Garden, while FlashBox photo booth captures the fun inside.
For guests seeking the ultimate enlightening experience, a raffle will be held for two Business/BusinessFirst® round trip airfare tickets from Houston to Taipei, courtesy of United Airlines. Raffle tickets can be purchased only at the event for $25 each or five tickets for $100. Airfare tickets must be used before December 31, 2014.
Advance ticket sales have ended.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the door: $75 Members, $100 Nonmembers.
Nonmember ticket includes one-year membership to Asia Society.
Click here for more information on sponsorship options, tables, and tickets.
Red Lantern $25,000
American First National Bank
Golden Lantern $15,000
Purple Lantern $10,000
Eagle Global Advisors
White Lantern $5,000
Orange Lantern $2,500
Sparrow Bar + Cookshop
Texas Hookah Lounge
* As of April 2, 2014.
Lori and Neil Martin
* As of March 26, 2014.