Greater Boston is home to a diverse Asian American Pacific Islander community, whose heritages contribute to the area’s rich cultural tapestry. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and local organizations and cultural leaders are coming together to celebrate the various traditions of Boston’s AAPI residents. Here are eight events to check out.
World Premiere Opera at Pao Arts Center Watch the world premiere of “HER | alive.un.dead,” an opera by Singaporean composer Emily Koh about the identity conflicts and familial relationships of Chinese-American women in Western cultures. Co-produced with Guerilla Opera, Pao Arts Center in Chinatown will stage the multilingual, non-linear show for one weekend. May 12-14, 8-9 p.m. $15-55. Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany St. paoartscenter.org/events/2023/her-aliveundead-by-emily-koh