The Cat's Meow

The 2019 Tiger Ball toasted 40 years of Asia Society in Houston, and served as a tribute to the late Barbara Bush, one of its founding members. Nearly 700, many clad in regal shades of red, gathered for a cocktail hour at the beautiful Asia Society building before heading outside into the tented ballroom, boasting oversize candelabras and hanging wishing lanterns, for dinner. Guests filtered back inside for dessert — open bars and multiple grand buffets of sweet treats beckoned — and dancing. More than $1.4 mil raised!

Jenny Antill
Huaxing Arts Group performers

Divya and Chris Brown


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