Asia Society Texas Center (1370 Southmore Blvd.) continues bringing in important speakers and performances that reflect a worldview of entertainment and thought. Some of the upcoming performances at ASTC over the next week include the following (text taken directly from the ASTC press release):

Indian author Pankaj Mishra‘s new book, From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia, profiles Liang Qichao, Rabindranath Tagore, and Jamal Al-Din Al-Afghani, three men whose writings and political activism helped revive nationalism in China, India, and the Muslim world, setting the stage for today’s rise of the East.

Wednesday, September 26

Reception 6 pm. Program 7 pm.

Asia Society members $5; nonmembers $10

One of the world’s leading young exponents of Bharata Natyam, Mythili Prakash revitalizes the physicality, musicality, and expressive theatricality of the dance for a dynamic meditation that both upholds and expands tradition.

Sunday, September 30, 7:30 pm.

Asia Society members $15; nonmembers $25

Based in Lahore, Pakistan, singer/songwriting duo Zeb and Haniya create jazz and blues-influenced music that transcends borders. Whether singing in Urdu, Farsi, Turkish, Pashto, or English, they paint a picture of Pakistan filled with peace and possibility.

Thursday, October 4, 7:30 pm.

Asia Society members $15; nonmembers $25

— MB