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Lao Now 2018

LaoNow 2018 is this year’s premiere national Laotian American community gathering, featuring inspiring designers, filmmakers, storytellers, and chefs. This all-day event will bring together 350 community members to connect and celebrate our community’s shared heritage and our creative evolution, while supporting a brighter future for the next generation in Laos.

Day Time Event: 

LaoNow Creative Feast
10am - 4pm
Regis High School
55 E 84th St.

10:00AM  Marketplace opens
10:30AM  Welcome: The Vision for LaoNow
11:00AM  Film panel
featuring Kulap Vilaysack of Origin Story, others to be announced
12:00PM   Storytelling workshop
                 featuring Chanida Phaengdara Potter of Little Laos on the Prairie    
1:30PM    Chefs’ panel
                 featuring Chef Phet of Khe-Yo (NYC), Chef Seng of Thip                                                               Khao/Padeak (DC), others to be announced
2:30PM    Fashion panel
                 featuring Viengkham Nanthavongdouangsy of KHANG, others to be                   announced
4:00PM    Marketplace closes

Evening Event: 

Fashion Show & Community Awards
6pm - 11pm
Wallace Hall at St. Ignatius
980 Park Ave. (at 84th St.)

6:00PM    Cocktail reception
7:00PM    Lao dinner
8:00PM    Awards ceremony & performances
9:00PM    Fashion show
                  featuring KHANG
10:00PM   Music and dancing

Earlier Event: September 27
Laos Angeles Deuan Sabaidee
Later Event: October 21
Laos Angeles One Year Anniversary