UPDATE #1: Advance tickets have SOLD OUT! Which means you will have to purchase your tickets for $20 (CASH ONLY) at the door but there will be a limited number. Please arrive early to stand in line to buy/pick up your tickets from will-call. We will meet at the north entrance (National Mall side) of the Freer Gallery of Art, located at Jefferson Dr. and 12th Street, SW. Look for the balloon!
WHAT: Asia After Dark Party! (http://www.asia.si.edu/asiaafterdark/090309.asp#)
WHEN: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 6:30-10:30 PM
WHERE: FREER GALLERY OF ART
Map and directions (http://www.asia.si.edu/visitor/drivingmap.htm)
Closest Metro: Smithsonian - Blue/Orange Line
TICKETS:$18 in advance $20 at the door. I suggest purchasing in advance here (http://www.asia.si.edu/asiaafterdark/tickets.asp)! (Limited number available at the door; cash only) Includes one free drink ticket!
5:30 PM: We will meet at the main entrance of the Freer Gallery, National Mall side. Look for the red balloon!
6:15 PM: Ticketing begins at the main entrance of the Freer Gallery of Art, National Mall side
*Pink Line Project: text-messaging scavenger hunt
*DJs Yellow Fever
*Art activities: Make your own "peacock shock" art
*Asian Pacific American short films
*Photo-op with cardboard cut-out of founder Charles Lang Freer
*Meet Leyland's butler (actor Jonathan Watkins) as he tells the intriguing story of Leyland, artist James McNeill *Whistler, and the Peacock Room
8:00 & 9:00 PM:
*Boogie Bots dance performance
Suggested Attire: Peacock colors or your favorite peacock accessories
~ Cash (only) bar is available for wine, beer, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the evening. You must be at least 21 years old with a valid ID to attend this event.
~ Indulge your senses in Asia and join us for an evening of art, dance, and creative fun in the Freer Gallery of Art. Dress in your favorite peacock colors and prepare to be "shocked" by the beauty of Freer's crown jewel, Whistler's Peacock Room, named a "masterpiece of American art" by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn a bit of Freer history. Take part in our text-message scavenger hunt hosted by The Pink Line Project. Sip a specialty drink, The Golden Peacock, and sample delicious food from Bangkok Joe's and Mie N Yu in Georgetown and Asia Nine in Chinatown. Saunter into the Freer courtyard and watch new wave dance by Boogie Bots, contestants from MTV's America's Best Dance Crew, and dance the night away to DJs Yellow Fever as they spin fusion beats. Short films from the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival will also play continuously in the Meyer Auditorium. And look out for our founder Charles Lang Freer—you might just get to have your photo taken with him. Art, Drink, and Be Happy!