In Pasadena, the Pacific Asia Museum’s Fusion Fridays are like an Asian summer festival, but with a flair that mixes cultures into a fine blend for an evening full of fun. This Friday, 19 July 2013, get ready for Korean dance and drumming and Thai dance.


The doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the party runs until 10:30 p.m. Expect color performances by the the Thai Community Art and Cultural Center who are doing an umbrella dance. At 9:15 p.m., the Kim Eung Hwa Korean Dance Company performs an Arirang dance and a three-drum dance with four drummers.


DJ Jeremy Loudenback will be spinning some tunes. For eats, the Grilled Cheese Truck and Mandoline Grill will be parked in the Pacific Asia Museum parking lot so you won’t go hungry. Angel City Brewery will be providing drinks at a cash bar set up in the courtyard.

Guests can also enjoy the museum galleries, which will be open all night long. A comprehensive list of thespecial exhibitions is here:

Fusion Fridays are free to members and $15 for nonmembers. Cocktail or Asian attire is encouraged for this indoor and outdoor event.

About Pacific Asia MuseumPacific Asia Museum is among the few institutions in the United States dedicated exclusively to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The museum’s mission is to further intercultural understanding through the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Since 1971, Pacific Asia Museum has served a broad audience of students, families, adults, and scholars through its exhibitions and programs.
Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 general, $7 students/seniors, and free for museum members and children under 12. Admission is free every 4th Friday of the month. For more information visit or call (626) 449-2742.