Family Day: Strange Tales and Spooky AdventuresVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Celebrate Halloween at Asia Society Texas Center with a day of spooky, kid-friendly fun, featuring movies, a haunted ghost trail, trick-or-treating for Asian candy, ghost story writing workshops with Writers in the School (WITS), and design-your-own-yōkai (Japanese monster) workshops. From ghosts to aswang to fox spirits, families will embark on an adventure to discover supernatural characters and strange tales from across Asia.
Activities will be appropriate for all ages, with signage indicating any content that might be sensitive for younger participants.
Admission is free. Tickets must be purchased for the ghost story writing workshops and the yōkai design workshops.
Ghost Story Writing Workshop with Writers in the School (WITS)
Yōkai (Monster)-Design Workshop
11:00 a.m. | Film Screening: Mary and the Witch's Flower
11:30 a.m. | Haunted Ghost Trail Tour 1; Yōkai (Monster)-Design Workshop 1
12:00 p.m. | Ghost Story Writing Workshop 1
12:30 p.m. | Haunted Ghost Trail Tour 2
1:00 p.m. | Film Screening: Monster Hunt; Yōkai (Monster)-Design Workshop 2
1:30 p.m. | Haunted Ghost Trail Tour 3; Ghost Story Writing Workshop 2
2:30 p.m. | Yōkai (Monster)-Design Workshop 3
About the Films
Mary and the Witch's Flower
From Academy Award-nominated Hirosama Yonebayashi — animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Awa, Howl's Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty — comes a dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night.
A smash hit from China, Monster Hunt takes place in an ancient world where monsters rule the land while humans keep to their own kingdom. But when cute baby monster Wuba is born to a human father and the monster queen, humans and creatures alike set out to capture the newborn, and Wuba becomes the center of an epic adventure.
Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from Karen Chang, Greater Houston Community Foundation, and the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Generous funding also provided by the Friends of Asia Society Texas Center, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center.
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