Asian Cultural Celebration

Asian Cultural Celebration 2017

October 29 to November 2, 2017

While Asian countries like China, Japan, and Korea are widely represented on a global sphere, there are other Asian countries whose cultures and traditions are greatly overlooked. For this celebration, the Asian Student Association and the James Farmer Multicultural Center are bringing Asian culture to UMW. Join the fun with dazzling performances, interactive group activities, and educational seminars, along with the annual Taste of Asia to kick-off the celebration.

Kick-Off Celebration: Taste of Asia

Sunday, Oct. 29 | 4 p.m. | Chandler Ballroom, University Center

Sponsored by the Asian Student Association.

Cost information: $3 for UMW students, faculty and staff; $5 for the general public; or three canned food items.

Taste of Asia is an annual celebration of Asian culture. This popular event provides both entertainment and education, as Asian culture and lifestyle are presented through a fashion show, dance performances, and an array of ethnic foods.


Fan Dance

Monday, October 30 | 4 p.m. | Digital Auditorium, HCC


Movie Night: Kung Fu Hustle

Tuesday, Oct. 31 | 7 p.m. | Digital Auditorium, HCC

When the hapless Sing (Stephen Chow) and his dim-witted pal, Bone (Feng Xiaogang), try to scam the residents of Pig Sty Alley into thinking they’re members of the dreaded Axe Gang, the real gangsters descend on this Shanghai slum to restore their fearsome reputation. What gang leader Brother Sum (Chan Kwok-kwan) doesn’t know is that three legendary retired kung fu masters (Yu Xing, Dong Zhihua, Chiu Chi-ling) live anonymously in this decrepit neighborhood and don’t take kindly to interlopers.

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Asian Cultural Dinner

Wednesday, Nov. 1 | 5 p.m. | Dining at the Top of the UC, University Center

Co-sponsored by Campus Dining

For cost and details contact Campus Dining at or 540-654-2169.


Karaoke Night

Wednesday, Nov. 1 | 7 p.m. | Chandler Ballroom, University Center

Always wanted to sing “A Whole New World” with your roommate?  Bring out the inner performer in you at Karaoke Night!  All groups and members of the UMW community are welcome to join the party. A variety of your favorite Asian snacks and candies will be available for purchase. To reserve a group table, please contact the Asian Student Association at


Asian Cultural Celebration Keynote Performer: Mana Polynesia Dance Group

Thursday, Nov. 2 | 7 p.m. | Chandler Ballroom, University Center

Asian Cultural Celebration Keynote Performers: Mana Polynesia

Asian Cultural Celebration Keynote Performers: Mana Polynesia

Mana Polynesia teaches the culture, history and traditions of the South Pacific through traditional and contemporary dances from Hawaii, Tonga, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, the Samoas, and other “paradise” islands. Mana Polynesia features music, precision drumming, colorful native costumes, and the Samoan flaming fire knife dance as seen on the Discovery Channel’s Big Blue Marble. Led by Chief Koko Aiolupotea, the group performs at universities, civic events, and festivals around the country.





For more information, please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044 or visit our web page at