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Going for 4! #BLESSED is back again! Since 2016 our annual Lao New Year Pop-Up Dinner series is celebrating with some very special guests for year 2562: Illustrator and publisher Nor Sanavongsay of Sahtu Press, Ohio State Senator Tina Maharath, and Chef Bobby Pradachith will be all sharing their story plus a dish or two*. We’re also returning to Fleisher Art Memorial (last year’s venue) and hope those of you who’ve joined us in the past can join us again Saturday May 4th 2019 6-9PM.

As always #BLESSED is keeping with tradition and guests will enjoy a Lao dining experience of:

  • sitting on a saht on the floor with shoes off**

  • multiple-course dishes served community style on a pakhao (low table)

  • pakwon available for guests to tie wrists threads and give their own blessings

  • old school mor lum karaoke music jams playing a celebration soundtrack

  • merchandise table with Lao-specialty and local area vendors***

  • a very special “pageant” featuring 7 of our volunteers

*While "vegetarian" dishes are available, we are following traditional Lao recipes which include fish sauce. A menu will be shared closer to the event date, however we suggest listing any allergies with your registration.

**Alternate seating options on a first-come-first served basis.

***If you would like to sell your merchandise as a table vendor please register here.

Fleisher Art Memorial
719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia PA 19147


RSVP Your Spot On The Saht!


In case you've missed past #BLESSED events here's some recaps!