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Về Quê Nhà: Coming Home
Saturday, May 6th, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
A first-of-its-kind event focused on Vietnamese creatives in visual art, music, food and beverage, and culture. Brought to you by the Vietnamese Creatives Collective, Hot Noize, and Little Saigon Official.
Legend has it that the Vietnamese people are descendents of the dragon lord Lạc Long Quân and mountain fairy Âu Cơ. However, after their 100 children were born, Lạc Long Quân and Âu Cơ missed their homes and decided to divide their children. Lạc Long Quân took 50 of his children to live along the coast and Âu Cơ took the remaining 50 to live in the mountains, separated across vast distances, just like the Vietnamese diaspora today.
Về Quê Nhà: Coming Home is a celebration of Vietnamese identity, culture, and heritage in the heart of Little Saigon, Orange County, the largest concentration of Vietnamese outside Vietnam itself. A collaboration between the Vietnamese Creatives Collective, HOT NOIZE, and Little Saigon Official, this event will feature the largest group exhibition in North American history of illustrators and fine artists from the worldwide Vietnamese diaspora, a variety of live music and dance performances from local Vietnamese entertainers, and a night market full of specialty Asian food vendors. There will also be complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as special product samples available to all guests thanks to our generous sponsors. Free parking is available on the mall premises.
Whether you are coming from far away or returning to a place you have long forgotten, physically or symbolically, we open our arms to the children of Lạc Long Quân and Âu Cơ, as well as others who are coming to Little Saigon to discover our unique culture. Welcome home!
Art by: Julia Bui, Thuy-An Buis, Miss Huyen Dinh, Boris Duong, Thao Huynh French, Brian Hoang, Cindy Hoang, Cynthia "Cindy" Hoang, Trúc Nhi Hoàng, Minh Huynh, Benny Le, Crystal Ly, Chi Ngo, Hieu Nguyen, Toma Nguyễn, Tran Nguyen, Viet "b0ssu" Nguyen, Minh Phuong, Bao Quyen, Mariangela Lê Thành, Khoi Tran, Tania Tran, Mindy Truong, and Nhi Truong
Complimentary beverages and product samples sponsored by: Drunk Fruit, Dulce Vida, Fly By Jing, Kinjabang Noodles, Liquid Death, Màkku Makgeolli, Nguyen Coffee Supply, Paulaner USA, Red Boat Fish Sauce, SANG Vietnamese Coffee, Sanzo Sparkling Water, Sông Cái Distillery, Topo Chico, and VERVET
Special thanks to our other sponsors: Ao Dai By Cute Sass, Asian Premier Magazine, Asian World Media, BLVCKĐEN Productions, Cham Dipping Sauce, dtn.tech, Little Saigon TV, Kinjabang Noodles, Prestigious Powerhouse, SNP Centers, SoCal Vietnamese Golf Alliance and Viet Q Media
The Vietnamese Creatives Collective is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create a safe and empowering platform for API and especially Vietnamese creatives. By sharing our stories through art, we celebrate the richness of our culture and work towards bridging generational divides within our community. Founded by Kate Vu, it is led by an executive board that includes Julie Huynh, Jacquelyn Do, Duy Nguyen-Amigo, Evelyn Pham, and Dorsey Nguyen.
Little Saigon Official is a brand launched by Chris Tran dedicated to preserving the culture and history of the Vietnamese American community through fashion, art, and food.
HOT NOIZE is an art collective founded by Marc Liu and James Tseng, with the goal of celebrating, amplifying, and bridging the gap between Asian American and Asian artists from around the world. HOT NOIZE is the sound temperature makes when you’re having fun!
For more information please contact [email protected]