Sunday, October 22, 2017

Animated Events: Japanese Cultural Weekend at the DIA

Don't want to wait in line for three hours to get your ticket at YoumaCon but still want to do something Japanese-related that weekend? Need a break from the crowds at Youma but don't want to drive too far from the convention center? Not enough cash to do Youma this year but don't want to be left out of all the Japanese-related fun? (tickets for Thor: Ragnarok all sold out that weekend...)

Not a problem!

The Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit Film Theater is showing Makoto Shinkai's masterwork your name. on Saturday and Sunday, November 4th and 5th at the DIA's Detroit Film Theater.

Don't miss the opportunity to see this film on the big screen.

And while you're at it, the DIA is reopening their Japanese wing and celebrating the whole weekend with Japanese Cultural Events. Why not make a day out of it? :) From the DIA's flyer:

"A full schedule of cultural events accompany the opening weekend of the new Japan gallery. Master Japanese artists will fill the galleries demonstrating traditional Japanese crafts and presenting other forms of the country's heritage."

Events include: Japanese sweets, Japanese Teatime, Japanese Doll Making, making Washi Paper, and many others.

Events are on the DIA's website. Film times, along with links to pre-order tickets, will be posted on the DIA's website soon, but can also be purchased at the DIA's box office.

The Detroit Institute of Arts (and Detroit Film Theater) is located at: 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit.