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USC Pac Asia Museum has Fusion Friday tonight!

This Friday, July 18, from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m., stop by the USC Pacific Asia Museum to unwind, dine and be entertained. You can even dance a bit on the portable dance floor. This is the second to the last Fusion Friday of this summer.

Samurai re-enactment featured at July 18, 2014 USC Pacific Asia Museum's Fusion Friday.
USC Pacific Asia Museum

You may or may not like K-pop, but what about listening to something more traditional--Korean drums and gongs. Then be transported back to Japan as you watch a samurai reenactment. Have your camera phone ready to photo ops.

Feeling artistic? Have some hands-on fun, using traditional hanji paper and folk designs to create beautiful artworks, courtesy of the Korean Cultural Center.

Not feeling artsy? You can step on to the dance floor while the DJ spins some tunes.

You won't be able to enjoy Japanese or Korean food, but this is all about fusion. This Fusion Friday will feature Pasadena's legendary Pie 'n Burger and India Jones food trucks on site. Cocktail attire is encouraged for this indoor and outdoor event designed for adults.

Thanks to Scavenger Hunt Presenting Sponsor Wells Fargo, participants in the hunt can enter a drawing to win a $100 gift card, and prizes from the Museum Store. You must be present to win.

This weekend you can see the popular "The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America" which features my favorite usage of fortune cookies. This exhibit has been to popular that it has been extended until August 17. Also on view will be the multimedia exhibit by Israel-based artist Penny Hes Yassour, "I Am Writing You Tomorrow." The installation is a homage to Chinese ink painting and calligraphy. This exhibit ends August 24.

Another exhibit is "A New Way Forward: Japanese Hanga of the 20th Century which ends in April of next year.

Each evening is free for museum members and $15 for nonmembers.

Tickets can be purchased at

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