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Discover Laos (Houston)- SAAP is selling Nam Khao & Beef Jerky from 3-5:30 pm

  • The Ballroom at Bayou Place 500 Texas Street Houston, TX 77002 (map)

You are invited!

Discover Laos is a first-of-its-kind event that will make HISTORY in Houston as a team of First Generation Lao Americans are stepping up to the plate to represent and preserve their culture and heritage.

Meet new people, try some different foods, learn some cool facts, and enjoy a beautiful showcase of culture through the arts at this special event.

- Traditional Laotian Dance Performances
- Fashion Show for Traditional Lao Fashion from the different Regions of Laos
- Laotian Food
- Khaen Performance

Live Exhibition:
-Mekong River & "Loy Krathong"
-Try some delicious Food by SAAP Lao Kitchen (we will have our beef jerky & Nam Khao available for purchase!)
-"Silk Weaver of Laos" showcasing her very own, rarely seen authentic "sinh" Loom
-Discover Interesting Facts
-Check out some Authentic Artifacts you might see only once in your lifetime from the collection of Nang Thomson.
-Arts & Crafts in our Kid Section!

Guest Appearances/Performances:
Satreelao Houston, Souliya Natasinh of North Georgia, The Current Flow: Living [Lao]d LD Dance Company & Bgztv
MORE to Be Announced!

Program Outline:
Witness and/or Experience "Baci" a Traditional Laotian Blessing with Monks from Wat Phouthasamakhy Lao as they bless the young generation on their success of preserving and transmitting culture and traditions for future generations.

4pm-5:50: Live Exhibitions // Cocktail Hour (this is when SAAP Lao Kitchen will be selling our beef jerky & Nam Khao)

6pm- The Show Begins! Dinner is included with each ticket purchased. Table reservations can be made through eventbrite for guaranteed seating.

Fon Ouay Pohn
Fon Lao Houm Pao
Sao Lao Lan Xang
Fon Lao Pan Noy
Fon Seng Areun
Sao Lao Houn Seaun
Dok Bouathong
Fon Kinaly
Traditional LIVE Instrument Performance: Khaen 2 songs by Mr. B. Inthavong
Fon Sieng Khaen
Fon Lam by Satree Lao : Mouen Seun

Complimentary Dinner Provided by Sponsors:
@Thai Orchid Restaurant & Bar & Banh Somtum

Meet the Team:
Amina Palivan
Elyssa Pali
Ali Tr
Rita Pita
Courtney Phavorachit
Michele Phavorachit
Maddie Tran
PeeKay Soumpholphakdy
Priscila Chau
Delariza Yehson
Annie Von
Michelle Jayden N Amora
MoneyMakin Nisha
Janie Rathsasombath
Mia Neeko
Are'aCeli CueevasMe'lendez
Tiffany Doan
Nadine Singson
Nate Grey LoVan
Ilene Keophongsavanh
Benji Nanthavongdoungsy
Minh Vo
Scottie Rasavady
Derek Phavorachit
Ada Phavorachit
Rocko Stedy Narvios
Lannie Vongsamphanh
Nate Zam
Selena Ilbeig
Jenny Dee
& More.....

Showcase & Silent Auction by
Featured Creative Artists:
Ali Tr
Minh Vo
Johnathon Michael Espinoza

Live Art by: Donny Cal

Sponsorship Opportunities Available:


Facebook Page: Discoverlaoshtx
Instagram: @discoverlaoshtx

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Earlier Event: March 4
Canton First Monday Trade Days
Later Event: March 10
Dallas Farmers Market