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Fusion Fridays

Fusion Fridays

Fusion Fridays is a dynamic summertime evening series that mixes together art, DJ music, dance and demos, cultural activities, food from some of LA's most popular gourmet Trucks, and conversation with the Museum's Curators and Educators.

Here's a look back at the 2010 series. Join us next summer for an exciting lineup!

May 14 - Series Premiere!!
Bhangra Night: India and Pakistan
7:30 – 10:30pm

In celebration of India and Pakistan with Bhangra DJ music, dance performances, mehndi and a miniature art project. Drinks in the courtyard and food from the Sweets Truck and the Frysmith Truck!
Featuring two exhibitions: Beyond the Page: The Miniature as Attitude in Contemporary Art from Pakistan and Indian Miniature Paintings and Drawings.

June 18 – Japan
7:30 – 10:30pm

In celebration of Japan with Samurai, Sake tasting and Sumi-e. DJ Tony Cheung spinning in the courtyard, Samurai battle demonstrations in the auditorium and Japanese Calligraphy lessons in the foyer. Drinks in the courtyard and food from the Buttermilk Truck and the Mandoline Truck. Featuring the exhibition: Japan in Blue and White.

July 23- Thailand
7:30 – 10:30pm

In celebration of Thailand and the exhibition Visualizing Faith: Buddhist Art in Thailand Including live DJ music by Tony Cheung spinning Thai music in the courtyard, food tastings and a fruit carving demonstration by Chef Robert Danhi, a unique Thai-inspired gold paper craft, as well as a one-of-a-kind group mural project designed by artist Peter Tigler. Featuring two of the city's most popular gourmet food trucks: The Frysmith Truck and the Dumpling Station Truck. Cocktail attire or Asian Fusion dress is encouraged.

August 27 – Series Finale
An Evening in 1930s Shanghai!

In support of the community projects of APEX and the Pacific Asia Museum, presenting a unique evening reception inspired by the spirit and glamour of 1930s Shanghai. Come dressed the part, whether it's cocktail, business, or formal Asian attire and get ready to mingle with LA's finest.

This event is in celebration of the exhibition: China Modern: Designing Popular Culture 1910 – 1970. Featuring: complimentary wine, beer and cocktail reception sponsored by Carnivo XO and Pacific Asia Museum, live jazz music from the Ark Sano Quintet, DJ Tony Cheung and DJ Yuki spinning music from the 1930s to today, gourmet food trucks on site, strolling fashion show and raffle prizes.

Active Cultures

Active Cultures

Come out of hibernation for a dynamic winter series that explores the diverse cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands through food, drink, art, fashion and history! Each evening pairs two experts from the world of art and culture, presenting on his or her area of expertise. Conversation continues over drinks and a select food tasting.

Active Cultures: Bite Size Conversations, Bold Ideas
Winter 2010 – 2011
Select Fridays
7:00 – 10:30 pm

Friday, October 22, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Shanghai Jazz and Street Food - Bangkok to LA

Corey Combs - Composer, Bassist and Director of Education at SFJazz.
Robert Danhi - Celebrated Chef, Author and Food Historian.

Friday, November 19, 7-10:30pm
Holding on to History in China & The Art of Sumo in America
Jonathan S. Bell, a heritage professional with years of experience in China and Andrew Freund, Director of USA Sumo. The evening will feature a live sumo performance by elite- level sumo wrestlers, including the three-time World Sumo Champion.

Friday, December 10, 7-10:30pm
Martin Wong from 'Giant Robot' covers Asian American Pop Culture
on everything from instant ramen to marinated bugs and Asian American gangsters.

$10 general public, free for members. Includes museum admission and tasting. Cash Bar.