Bowers Programs

Final Fridays: Asian Comics After Hours + Ghost in the Shell (1996) screening, DJ, and Q&A with Asian Comics Artist, Sonny Liew!

Make the Bowers Museum your destination on “final Fridays” of the month, featuring after-hours access to Asian Comics: Evolution of an Art Form, anime screenings, artist talks, and a DJ. Attendees will be granted free General Admission for dressing up in cosplay!* See Asian Comics and a film for $15! 

Q&A with Asian Comics Artist, Sonny Liew!

Joining us virtually from Singapore, Sonny Liew will discuss his graphic novel, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, in an interview with Rhonda Nalisnik, Chair of the Docent Guild Book Club Committee for Books at Bowers: Touring Through the Pages.

Ghost in the Shell (1996)

Based on the manga by Masamune Shirow, this digitally remastered feature film took the world by storm, introducing a new wave of Japanese animation through its mesmerizing cinematic expression. A movie that questions our own human existence in the fast-paced world of the information age, this remarkable, award-winning, cyber-tech thriller has gone on to become one of the leading Japanese animation films of all time.

4 – 8 PM Asian Comics: Members or cosplay $10 | Adults $28 | Seniors (Age 62+) and Students (12+) $25 PURCHASE TICKETS

4 - 8 PM DJ AJ Calzada will be spinning music in the Key Courtyard (FREE)

5 PM Q&A with Asian Comics Artist, Sonny Liew! Norma Kershaw Auditorium (FREE)

6:30 PM Ghost in the Shell: Cosplay $5 | Members $10 | General $15 | 82 MIN. | Unrated. Suggested 17+. Contains violence, language and brief nudity. Parental discretion advised. | Screening presented in Japanese with English subtitles. PURCHASE TICKETS


Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

*Cosplay restrictions will apply, click here to view Cosplay Guidelines.

Event details

May 31, 2024 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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Santa Ana, California 92706
TEL: 714.567.3600

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