CSU’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Month features variety of events through April

Colorado State University will celebrate the Asian and Pacific American cultures with the 30th annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Month, formerly Asian Fest, April 13-27.

This year’s celebration will explore diverse musical and performance styles, cuisines, and provide opportunities for networking.

Hereandnow Theatre Company will perform 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the Lory Student Center Theatre. Hereandnow is a company that tours across the nation performing a variety of theatrical vignettes that present the unique Asian American perspectives of its cast.

Community Day will be held noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in LSC 228. With free Subway sandwiches provided, this event is an opportunity for Asian/Pacific American groups on campus to showcase their organizations and programs to students on campus. Students also can network and make connections with other students and staff from APA backgrounds.

Indian comedian Paul Varghese will perform 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the LSC Theatre. The event is co-sponsored by the Association for Student Activity Programming.

The Aspen Grille is sponsoring Asian-themed menu specials April 24 and 25 in collaboration with API Awareness Month.

And to wrap up the celebration, join CSU students at 5 p.m. April 27 at the Drake Centre, 802 W. Drake Road in Fort Collins, for the 27th annual Lu’au. Tickets are $18 for students and $21 for non-students. To learn more about the event or to purchase tickets, visit apacc.colostate.edu.