It was an evening of cultural couture during the Silk Screen Gala for the Asian American Film Festival at the Rivers Club Friday night.
Guests make an effort to dress in traditional attire as they celebrate the Asian arts. Founder and executive director Harish Saluja mingled with New York film critic Aseem Chhabra and executive board chair Dr. ViJay Bahl with Chris.
Nearly 400 guests enjoyed a variety of Indian, Chinese and Asian food as well as international performances coordinated by Ruby Jain. Katie Jones chaired the party while longtime fan of Silk Screen, WPXI's Sally Wiggin, emceed. Everything was in full swing once the Steel Dragon's Lion Dance drew everyone into the dining room to get the party started, but it was the belly dancers who really shook things up.
Among those participating in the entertainment were Thai Dance Troupe, Japanese sword dancer Tadashi Kato and Nandanik Dance Academy.