First Friday Leo Bar: Arts, Beats, and Brass PartyVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Free admission, fun, and culture at a unique after-hours happy hour
Start your weekend with some art and culture—Asia Society's First Friday Leo Bar happy hour is a unique opportunity to see the acclaimed exhibition The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India for free! The museum stays open late from 6–9 p.m., offering free admission, exhibition tours, drink specials, late night holiday shopping at AsiaStore, music, and more.
- FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION
- EXHIBITION TOURS of The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India
- DRINK SPECIALS by Great Performances
Happy hour prices from 6–7 p.m.
- INDIAN STREET FOOD available for purchase
- FESTIVE CRAFTS
- LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
- SILVER NEEDLE TEA TASTING by Lucy Yung
- ASIASTORE SPECIAL HOLIDAY SHOPPING DISCOUNTS
20% off all purchases
Free admission. Cash bar.
Live Music Line-up:
6:30 P.M. Tongues in Trees
Indie dream pop and Indian rhythms collide in the band Tongues In Trees – Soundcheck (WNYC)
Samita Sinha: vocals
Grey McMurray: guitar
Sunny Jain: drums
7:15 P.M. Arun Ramamurthy Trio
Arun Ramamurthy Trio brings a fresh approach to age-old South Indian classical repertoire. The Carnatic canon is remixed as the group expands on the traditional compositions in explosive, improvisational flights of fancy.
Arun Ramamurthy: violin
Sameer Gupta: drums
Perry Wortman: bass
8:30 P.M. Jina Brass Band
Dhol and brass fervor reflected off the streets of India and resonating on the asphalt of NYC.
Sunny Jain: dhol
Pawan Benjamin: soprano saxophone / shehnai
Mike Bomwell: baritone saxophone
Reut Regev: trombone
Kenny Bentley: sousaphone
THE REVOLUTION CONTINUES…improvised tableau with Kuldeep Singh at 6:00 P.M., 7:00 P.M., and 8:15 P.M.
Reflecting on the exhibition, The Progressive Revolution, performer and visual artist Kuldeep Singh, along with Jordan Alleman on the fretted banjo, bring three short performance acts in an improvised tableau. In which they construct the characters from these paintings and extend them to our present concocted identities.Together they re-tell the tales of people, the land and plurality of Indian and American soils.
Exhibitions on view at the museum:
The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India, September 14, 2018–January 20, 2019
A landmark exhibition of spectacular oil paintings from the 1940s to 1990s, by members of the Progressive Artists' Group. At a time of massive political and social upheaval, these artists gave visual form to the idea of India as secular, diverse, international, and united.
Tuan Andrew Nguyen: Letters from Saigon to Saigon, September 7, 2018–January 6, 2019
A recently acquired series of nine photographs by Tuan Andrew Nguyen, the works capture a correspondence between a young Vietnamese rapper and African American rapper Saigon.
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Presented in part by State Bank of India, proud Supporter of the Season of India.
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