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Art, Drink, and Be Happy!

Thursday, June 4
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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Indulge your senses in Asia and get your weekend started in style at the newest after-hours series at the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries. Explore the arts of Asia, sip cocktails, and mix and mingle to Persian electronic drum-and-bass music by DJ Delbar from RadioJavan.com. Enjoy food tastings from area restaurants, dance performances by the Silk Road Dance Company, hands-on art activities, and raffle prizes.

Cash 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.

6:30 PM: Ticketing for event; galleries open
6:30-9 PM: Hands-on art activities, ImaginAsia classrooms
6:30-10:30 PM: Taste Persian delights by Mie N Yu and Johnny's Kabob
6:30-11:30 PM: DJ Delbar from RadioJavan.com
7, 7:30 & 8:30 PM: EncounTOURS in exhibition galleries
8 & 9:30 PM: Performances by Silk Road Dance Company
Ongoing: Raffle drawings

The Sackler Gallery shop will remain open for the duration of the event.

Featured Exhibition

The Tsars and the East: Gifts from Turkey and Iran in the Moscow Kremlin
Organized by the Sackler Gallery in collaboration with The Moscow Kremlin Museums, this exhibition presents some sixty-four objects offered as lavish gifts and tributes by the Ottomans and Safavids to the Tsars through large embassies, diplomatic missions, and trade delegations. More info

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The Freer|Sackler is closed for renovation and reinstallation. The popular exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan is still on view in the International Gallery. (Enter through the Ripley Center.) Join us for our reopening celebration on October 14–15, 2017.