Two main events I'll be attending this month are:
Fundraiser Dinner to Launch Jai Lao - "One Night in Laos" - San Ramon, CA on August 8, 2009
Join Jai Lao Foundation as they launch their first fundraiser benefit dinner party celebrating Lao art and culture.
"Cross over the Golden Gate in CA and step back into time and be transported to another country - the enchanted land of Laos. Stroll the streets of Laos and stop to savor the flavors of Laos from various street vendors serving Lao pho soup, our signature papaya salad, hot and sizzling BBQ, tasty laab, and sweet desserts. Live Lao cultural entertainment will keep your heart beating for all things Lao. Please support them with a $50 per person donation to contribute to their foundation's fund for renovating schools in Laos. "For more information, visit http://www.jailao.org
Lao Culture Night-Elgin, IL on August 22, 2009 (12:00pm to 9:00pm)
Celebrating Lao Culture Night in Elgin at the Hemmens Auditorium (45 Symphony Way).
There will be cultural performances, arts & crafts exhibitions, fashion shows, many hosts of vendors selling foods, and materials followed by the Oscar nominated documentary film "Nerakhoon: The Betrayal"
Rediscover Elgin, and bring your family to celebrate Lao Culture Night. Lao American rock star Ketsana will also be attending!