The Year of the Snake will be in full force during the Institute of Texan Cultures’ 26th Annual Asian Festival. The family-focused event will commemorate the Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Filipino, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Indian, and other thriving Asian cultures in San Antonio. True to the markers of the Year of the Snake, the festival has been planned with superb attention to detail and great discipline. There will be something for everyone — pan-Asian cuisine for the foodies, clothing and jewelry for the fashionistas, lectures on globalization for the intellectuals, martial arts demos for the fight clubbers, and performances for the artistic types. Sample some crab Rangoon, sip some chai, and soak in some Polynesian dancing. For a complete schedule of events, menus, and the official visitors guide, visit texancultures.com. $5-$10; 10am-5pm Sat, Feb 16; Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E Cesar E Chavez, (210) 458-2300. Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here: calendar.sacurrent.com.