Shame on us for neglecting to mention, until now, the Pacific Asia Museum’s Fusion Fridays series. So far, the Museum has celebrated the art and culture of India and Pakistan, Japan, and Thailand with special exhibitions, live music, dancing, gourmet food trucks, and a general air of sophisticated hobnobbery. This Friday’s focus is on China. More specifically, Shanghai. More specifically, 1930s Shanghai, with corresponding attire—which means button-down wrap skirts and three-piece suits, I guess. Modern cocktail attire is also acceptable. The featured exhibit is “China Modern: Designing Popular Culture 1910-1970.” Improbably, there’s an open bar—nice to know cultural institutions can still throw a party in these arts-unfriendly times.
Fusion Fridays – An Evening in 1930s Shanghai
Friday, August 27, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Pacific Asia Museum
46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena
$15 in advance; $20 at the door