Monthly Events: April 2014

Taste of Asia by IU’s Asian American Association
Date: April 10, 2014
Venue: IU Auditorium
Time: 6:00 pm
For more info, please contact

Indian Student Association Presents Aasha: A Show for the Children
Date/Time: Saturday, April 12th, 8 PM
Venue: Indiana Memorial Union Frangipani Room
Description: The Indian Student Association will be hosting its first annual philanthropic show on Saturday, April 12th in the IMU Frangipani Room! All proceeds will benefit Children’s Hope India, and specifically, the Gurgaon girls shelter. We will begin the show with our keynote speaker, Mr. Rajendra Abyankar, former Indian ambassador, and then proceed to performances by groups like Hoosier Rangila and HoosierRaas! RSVP and find out how to buy tickets on Facebook here. Please join us to support this wonderful philanthropy! All are welcome!

Indonesian Cultural Night presents "Back to Childhood Memories"
Date: April 26 2014
Time: 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
Venue: Wilkie Auditorium
Description: Indonesian Cultural Night is the biggest annual event of Indonesian Student Association presenting Indonesian culture (traditional dances, songs, traditional foods, and traditional games). This semester, there will be authentic Indonesian foods, interactive booths, and performances. For more info, please contact Paulus Hardjabrata at

Folding Into Light by Jiangmei Wu: A Lecture and Workshop
Co-hosted by the Indiana University Art Museum
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Time: 12 noon to 1 pm
Venue: Conference Room, 3rd floor, IU Art Museum
Jiangmei Wu is trained in and has practiced design across a wide range of design disciplines. As an artist, she is interested in how folding can be expressed mathematically, physically, and aesthetically. As a designer, she is interested in applying the art of folding toward producing functional products for primarily interior spaces through means of sustainable manufacturing; digital fabrication and algorithm based generative design. There will be a hands-on activity in folding paper after Wu’s lecture. Supplies will be provided and light lunch will be served.
Please rsvp via email at or by phone at 812-856-5361. Limited to 30 participants.

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014 (New Date)
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Venue: Bloomington Farmers Market, 401 N. Morton Street (Showers City Hall Atrium and Outdoor Stage area)
Description: sponsored by the IU Asian Culture center in cooperation with the City of Bloomington’s Safe and Civil Program and the Bloomington Farmers Market. Come and enjoy the diversity within Asian cultures through cultural performances, art crafts, and activities such as a chopstick challenge, calligraphy, henna, and many more. Have a taste of traditional Asian dishes at the cooking demonstration. For more information, please email In case of rain, the event will be held indoors at the Showers City Hall Atrium.

"Kurds and Kurdistan: An Introduction"
Date: Monday, April 21, 2014
Time: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street
Description: Bloomington community member Kanyaw Ali will provide a powerpoint presentation introducing the community to the Kurdish culture. This event will also feature Kurdish foods, including Dolma with Grape Leaves. Please join us for this unique opportunity to learn about Iraqi Kurdistan.

Tamil and Bengali New Year
Co-Sponsored by Asian Cultural Center and the Indian Student Association
Date: Monday, April 14, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue: Dhar India Studies Program , India House, 825 E. 8th Street Bloomington, IN
In Bengali communities Pohela Boishakh or Bengali New Year is an auspicious day for marriages and often feted with cultural festivals, special foods, new clothes, and family gatherings. An integral part of the festivities is the Mongol Shobhajatra, a traditional colorful procession organized by the students of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Dhaka University. Tamil communities commemorate Puthaanudu or Tamil New Year with a feast, neem flowers and raw mangoes to symbolize growth and prosperity. Our celebration will feature snacks, henna, flowers, music, and a cultural program featuring traditional elements of bringing in the New Year. For more info, please email

Origami Workshop For Undergraduates
Hosted by Hutton Honors College
Date: April 14, 2014
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Venue: Great Room, Hutton Honors College
Learn techniques used in the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. Space is limited. Please email to reserve space indicating your interest in the "Origami" program and your year in school. For more info, please contact Charlene Brown

ACC programs

The ACC hosts many events on a regular basis. Check out the calender below for our scheduled events. You can also pick up a program flyer at the center or at any of our events. All events are free unless otherwise indicated. See our note about parking for programs at the ACC on our facilities page.

Here is a list of our regular programs, click for details: