Papaya salad is, no surprise, a celebrated part of Hmong—the mixed strands of soaked, crispy fruit can be sweat or really spicy, and it’s at the same time satisfying and refreshing. At tonight’s fundraiser for the Hmong Museum, whose mission is to preserve and share Hmong traditions and stories with the world, you can partake in the culture experience with all the papaya salad you can eat! 6-9 PM. $25.Richard Pennimen

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