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Final Fridays feat. Live Painting with Sean Chuang & DJ + Paprika (2006) at The Frida Cinema!

Make the Bowers Museum your destination on “final Fridays” of the month, featuring after-hours access to Asian Comics: Evolution of an Art Form and a DJ spinning in the galleries. Attendees will be granted free General Admission for dressing up in cosplay!*

After Final Fridays in July and August, head over to The Frida Cinema for an anime screening! Receive free General Admission during Final Fridays with proof of your film ticket and receive a $3 discount for the film screening with proof of Final Fridays museum admission.

4 - 6 PM Live Painting with Sean Chuang, Asian Comics Artist! (FREE EVENT)

Watch a live painting demonstration by Asian Comics featured artist Sean Chuang, who is visiting direct from Taiwan! Delving into comic creation in 1998, Sean clinched the Youth and Annual Comic Award at the Golden Comic Awards in 2014 for 80s Taiwan Diary, vol. 2, which is featured in the exhibition. On July 27, the award-winning artist will present a lecture on his work at the museum.

4 – 8 PM Asian Comics: Members or cosplay $10 | Adults $28 | Seniors (Age 62+) and Students (12+) $25 PURCHASE TICKETS

Docents will be available in the Asian Comics exhibit from 4 - 6 PM. 

4 - 8 PM Dreamland Maid Café in the Key Courtyard

8:30 PM Paprika (2006) at The Frida Cinema PURCHASE TICKETS

“This is your brain on anime.” Immerse yourself in the surreal world of Paprika, directed by Satoshi Kon, where dreams and reality intertwine through groundbreaking animation. Dive into this critically acclaimed anime, based on Yasutaka Tsutsui's novel, that redefines the boundaries of imagination.

Film Screening at The Frida Cinema: $9 with proof of Final Fridays museum admission or $12 General | R, 90 MIN, Japanese with English subtitles

Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

*Cosplay restrictions will apply, click here to view Cosplay Guidelines.

Event details

July 26, 2024 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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TEL: 714.567.3600

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