Freer and Sackler Galleries in Washington DC present Asia After Dark: Asian Pop Rock.
AFTER HOURS – Asia After Dark: Asian Pop Rock
Thursday, September 23, 6:30-10:30 pm
Sneak a peek at stunning video and photography in Fiona Tan: Rise and Fall. Meet Zac Holtzman and Senon Williams from the Cambodian pop-rock band Dengue Fever. Get creative with the Pink Line Project to the eclectic Asian grooves of DJs Yellow Fever.
Score first dibs on limited-edition Peacock Room T-shirts by Anna Sui.
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, located at 1050 Independence Avenue S.W., and the adjacent Freer Gallery of Art, located at 12th Street and Independence Avenue S.W., are on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day, except Dec. 25, and admission is free.
The galleries are located near the Smithsonian Metrorail station on the Blue and Orange lines. For more information about the Freer and Sackler galleries and their exhibitions, programs and other events, the public is welcome to visit www.asia.si.edu. For general Smithsonian information, the public may call (202) 633-1000 or TTY (202) 633-5285.
$18 advance (asia.si.edu/asiaafterdark)
$20 at the door (limited number; cash only).
One free drink included. Must be 21 with valid photo ID to attend
Saturday, September 25, 7 pm
Freer, Meyer Auditorium
Pre-performance tour: Arts of the Indian Subcontinent and the Himalayas, 6:15 pm
Yoga master and hip-hop artist MC Yogi was named “one of the brightest lights coming out of the North Bay music scene” by Pacific Sun. Layering beat-boxing with sacred chanting, he creates a unique blend of Indian music and mythology and infectious rhythm.
Free tickets required. Visit www.asia.si.edu/events/ticketinfo.asp for details.
Freer, Meyer Auditorium
Seating begins 30 minutes before showtime on a
first-come, first-served basis.
Sleepwalking through the Mekong
Friday, September 24, 7 pm
In Person: Zac Holtzman and Senon Williams of Dengue Fever and Director John Pirozzi
Follow pop-rock band Dengue Fever’s tour of Cambodia. The group performed with local musicians and found a vibrant modern country very different from the tragic images with which it is often associated. (dir.: john pirozzi, united states, 2007, 68 min., video, english and khmer with english subtitles)
The Golden Age of Cambodian Cinema
Sunday, September 26, 2 pm
In Person: Davy Chou
View rare clips and learn about Cambodian cinema of the 1960s and 70s from filmmaker and Cambodian cinema specialist Davy Chou, grandson of famous Cambodian movie producer Van Chann.
Images (Top to bottom): Dengue Fever; DJs Yellow Fever; The Changeling, 2006 (still), two-channel digital installation, 12 minutes. Courtesy of the Artist and Frith Street Gallery, London; MC Yogi; The Golden Age of Cambodia Cinema.