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Caption: Highlights from 2013; photos by Cory Grace and John Tsantes.

Asia After Dark: Bollywood and Beyond

Hosted by the Silk Road Society
With beats by DJ Rekha

Saturday, June 7, 8 pm–12 am
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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Dance your way through the spectacle of the first Asia After Dark of 2014, featuring the sights and sounds of classic Bollywood, ancient India, and modern Indian American culture. At this event held in conjunction with the exhibitions Perspectives: Rina Banerjee at the Sackler and Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nationat the National Museum of Natural History, discover a myriad of Indian narratives while following the Asia After Dark mantra: "Art, Drink, and Be Happy."

After sundown, the gallery transforms into a dance floor for Indian-inspired beats by world-renowned Bhangra pioneer DJ Rekha. Guests can enjoy Bollywood films and curator-led tours of a contemporary installation by Indian American artist Rina Banerjee in its final weekend on view. Sip specialty cocktails while mingling under the stars, make fun photo booth memories, enjoy delicious Indian bites from food trucks, and expand your mind.

Want to experience it all for free? Join the Silk Road Society, our dynamic membership group for young professionals. You'll be invited to tours, cocktail receptions, and behind-the-scenes events.

Presented in conjunction with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

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


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Free to Silk Road Society members
$15 advance, $25 at the door (credit cards or cash)
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