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Opening Night Gala

This is a 21+ only event.

After that Opening Night film, we KNOW there’s a lot to discuss! Let’s kick off CAAMFest season and get into it, shall we? Head over to Asian Art Museum and in true homecoming joy, be in the spirited swoosh of vibrant energies and bountiful nibbles, and catch spirit on the dance floor.

Celebrate the local coveted delicacies of popular pop-up, Sitha’s Khmer Kitchen and Oramasama Dumplings!  Treat yourself to Malaysian-inspired sweets from Batik and Baker, soulful Palestinian cooking of Mama Lamees, and partake in the wildly delightful array of baked good goods from Year of the Snake and Grand Opening and delectable sweets from Socola.

In your Opening Night circuit (nibble, debate, sip, commentate, nosh, and catch-up x repeat), follow your curiosity through the museum’s galleries and be the first to experience the museum’s Phoenix Kingdoms exhibition, and recharge upstairs where all green flags will be waving to the life-giving beats of our dynamic DJ TIGERMOM TOY, aka Allyson Toy.

Gala photos by Barak Shrama from CAAMFest 2023.
Food photos are courtesy of Batik and Baker, Year of the Snake, and Sitha’s Khmerkitchen.

Preceded By

Opening Night: Admissions Granted

Directed by Hao Wu, Miao Wang

The complex, high-stakes affirmative action debate escalates to the Supreme Court polarizing the Asian American community.

Dates & Times


Asian Art Museum

Thu, May 9
9:30 pm