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Chinese Martial Arts

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Asia After Dark: Chinese Martial Arts
Saturday, August 17, 7–11 pm
Freer Gallery of Art
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Suggested attire: Chinese-inspired dress

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Must be 21 years old with valid photo ID to attend.


Advanced ticket sales are now closed.

A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door for $30 General Admission or $20 for Silk Road Society members, and can be bought using cash, credit or debit between 7-10 pm or until sold out.

Tickets: $30 Door
Silk Road Society: $20 Door
Ticket includes one free drink

Ticket Policy

All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

Asia After Dark tickets are sold in advance for $25 and are available on this webpage beginning one month prior to the event date. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $5 more using a debit or credit card payment. We accept VISA, Master card, Discover, and American Express. Each ticket includes one free drink

Up to five tickets can be ordered at a time online. Tickets can be picked up at the will-call tables 15 minutes before the event starts and until one hour before it ends. There is no admittance after this time. All tickets in each order will be distributed together (not individually). Any member of the party can pick up tickets with the transaction number on the email receipt. The person who placed the order can pick up tickets with either the email receipt or a photo ID. A photo ID is required to enter the museums.


Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: Enid A. Haupt Garden, 1050 Independence Ave. SW
Freer Gallery of Art: 1150 Independence Ave. SW; rain: 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW


Check-in for the Freer Gallery of Art will begin at the south entrance of the Freer (1150 Independence Avenue SW). Check-in for the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery is located in the Enid A. Haupt Garden, at 1050 Independence Avenue. In the event of inclement weather, please check this page for check-in location updates or changes.

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The Freer|Sackler is currently closed for renovations, updates, and gallery reinstallation. The popular exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan is still on view in the International Gallery. (Enter through the Ripley Center.) Please join us for our weekend-long reopening celebration on October 14 and 15, 2017.