Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling into manholes. Give the most overworked sense a vacation with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a VIP admission to the premiere of Fusion Fridays on May 13 (a $20 total value) at Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena. The celebration begins at 7:30 p.m., and galleries will remain open until 10 p.m. The VIP admission, special to Groupon customers, includes admission for one adult (a $15 value) and a drink ticket redeemable for one beer or wine (a $5 value), plus a 10% discount at the museum store. More drink tickets can be purchased at the event.
Pacific Asia Museum, which first opened its doors in 1971, is one of four U.S. institutions dedicated to the multilayered arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Immerse yourself in the multihued surroundings during the Fusion Fridays premiere, taking in more than 15,000 pieces of historical art dating back more than 4,000 years while sipping on a cocktail, nibbling gourmet nosh, and celebrating the museum's 40th birthday with complimentary cupcakes. Boogie-worthy tunes and lessons in Bollywood and belly dance abound as partygoers and ancient statues try their hips at shimmying moves. Don snazzy cocktail attire or your best museum hat while mingling among permanent collections, which include more than 800 Japanese, Chinese, and Pacific Island graphic-art prints inspired by culture, politics, religion, and scenes from Ghostbusters.
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