Crow Collection After Dark: Manga Madness
Friday, March 18, 2011, 6PM – Midnight | FREE
Dress as your favorite anime character and enjoy a manga filled evening featuring Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy, comic book artist demos, and karaoke.
Chill Bubble Tea
6 – 9 PM | Trammell Crow Center Plaza
Enjoy complimentary samples of bubble tea, a favorite drink across Japan and Asia. Complimentary supplies limited. Full sized beverages are available at the discounted rate of $3 each.
Tour of the Exhibit Motion Pictures: A Handful of Drawings by Katsushika Hokusai
6 – 6:30 PM | Link Asia Gallery
Join Crow Collection docent Ken O’Dell to explore the drawings of the Japanese master Hokusai and view mounted warriors, dancing misfits, and scribbling courtesans.
A-Kon® Information Station
6 – Midnight PM | Arbor Walk
Meet staff from A-Kon®, North America’s longest running anime convention and learn about A-Kon® 22, coming to Dallas June 10 -12 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. For more information, visit www.a-kon.com
Comic Artist Demonstration
6 – 7:30 PM | Mezzanine
Meet comic artist Josh Rose and watch as he reveals the secrets to making your own manga comics.
Anime Face Painting for Children
6 – 7:30 PM | Arbor Walk
Let the artists of Your Enchanted Face transform you into your favorite Asian-inspired cartoon character, including Hello Kitty and Pikachu. Face painting available on a first come, first served basis.
Truck Show: Breathe Deep Designs
6 - 8 PM | The Lotus Shop
Meet artist Deepa Lal from Breathe Deep Designs and experience meaningful semi precious jewelry designs from India.
Art Activity: Kawaii Origami
6 – 8 PM | Arbor Walk
Create your own adorable cartoon characters using the Japanese art of paper folding. Supplies limited.
Kamishibai Story Telling
Presented by the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth
6 PM & 7 PM | Jade Room
Before giant robots and space ships filled the pages of Japanese manga, hero characters were seen on the streets of Japan in kamishibai. Join storyteller Mamiko Abe from the Japan-American Society of Dallas/Fort Worth as she bring to life stories of good conquering evil.
Film Screening: Astro Boy
6:30 – 8:00 PM | Grand Gallery
Based on the original Japanese manga series by Ozuma Tezuka, Astro Boy is a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant but troubled scientist after the loss of his son. Powered by positive energy, Astro Boy learns the importance of kindness, compassion, and selflessness in the face of life’s obstacles. 94 min. Rated PG for some action and peril, and brief mild language.
Lecture: The Art of Manga
8:15 – 9 PM | Grand Gallery
Join comic artist and art historian Josh Rose for enlightened lecture on the history of anime and manga.
Film Screening: The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga
9 – 9:45 PM | Grand Gallery
Watch this short documentary on the life and career of Ozamu Tezuka, the prolific artist who changed the face of Japanese culture forever. 45 min. Not Rated.
Karaoke with DJ Mark Ridlen
10 - 11:30 PM | Grand Gallery
Join DJ Mark Ridlen for a multimedia karaoke experience while sampling complimentary Asian beer. Supplies limited; must show proof of age to be served alcohol.
Crow Collection After Dark is presented in partnership with Chill Bubble Tea and The Dallas Observer.