Presented by Dale’s
Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor After Hours
7-10PM // Jemison Galleries
Celebrate Japanese culture with the Museum as we welcome our newest exhibition, Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor. Art On The Rocks is the perfect time to see Lethal Beauty, where you can visit the exhibition through the night for free (included with Art On The Rocks admission).
Discovering Sake Short Films
Back of Contemporary Gallery
8PM // Sake: History and Culture
8:30PM // Sake Production: Sakura Masamune & Sake Production: Nechi Otokoyama
Find out how this national drink, traditionally used at celebrations, is now being enjoyed across the globe. Check out these Discovery Channel clips, which uncover the secrets of some of Japan’s most famous Sake brewers. You will learn about the rice, water, climate, and customs that make each Sake so distinctive. Also, Junior Patrons will enjoy sake cocktails from the talented mixologist Steva Casey. Become a Junior Patron for entry into the VIP tent and to receive your free sake cocktails!
Southern Femme & Saks Fifth Avenue Present A Japanese-Inspired Fashion Show
9PM // Oscar’s Café
Enjoy a Japanese fashion show inspired by Lethal Beauty. From traditional kimonos of the Geishas to today’s runway looks, these Japanese-inspired fashions are sure to transport you far from Birmingham! The show, produced by Southern Femme, will be accompanied by traditional Japanese musicians and DJ Coco.
Live Music: The Kopecky Family Band
10PM // Upper Terrace
The Kopecky Family Band – a non-traditional family, at that – is dynamic, and they wield an equally dynamic slew of instruments. Their thoughtful songwriting is supported by a diverse backdrop of sound. Their musical canvas is covered with broad brushstrokes, including clanging tambourines and guitars, booming percussion, intelligent string instruments, and triumphant horns. These six bandmates swap their musical tools without a second thought, creating an emotive, adventurous, and energetic environment onstage.
ALL NIGHT // Oscar’s Café
DJ Coco has been moving dance floors all over the world for well over a decade. Having played in some of the hippest bars and clubs, from London to Miami and Barcelona to Ibiza, DJ Coco has been a regular fixture at many of the Southeast’s largest events. This summer, he is celebrating the Art On The Rocks with a mix of Japanese pop culture music, setting the scene perfectly for all of our themed events.
Junior Patrons VIP Tent
ALL NIGHT // Upper Plaza of Sculpture Garden
Junior Patron members can be found in a prime location, in a VIP tent right next to the band! Become a Junior Patron member to enjoy food and drinks, including Back Forty Beer Company’s exclusive beer, made just for Art On The Rocks! The special beer, Fuzzy Belly, is a blend of Frecklebelly IPA and the current seasonal, Paw Paw’s Peach Wheat.
The Art of Sake Cocktails
8-10 PM // JP VIP TENT // Upper Plaza of Sculpture Garden
Demonstrations at 8:30 and 9:30PM
Mixologist Steva Casey takes you behind the bar and gives you an insider’s look into how sake can add depth and body to your cocktails. Learn about the varieties of sake that exist and how they can fit into any mixologists’ cocktail making repertoire. Under Steva’s guidance, guests will enjoy two exclusive sake cocktails and a recipe to try it at home!
Continue the Collaboration with Magic Chromacity
ALL NIGHT // Bohorfoush Gallery
Be a part of Brooklyn artist Amanda Browder’s upcoming Chromacity project, which will debut at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts and the Alys Stephens Center this summer.
Yellowhammer Creative Prints In Action!
ALL NIGHT // Upper Plaza of Sculpture Garden // Prints for sale ($10)
Born out of Birmingham, Yellowhammer Creative specializes in custom design and fabrication. As artists and designers, they are always looking for a good challenge and new ways to express their craft. Yellowhammer Creative will be creating screen-prints, available for sale, throughout the evening.
Samurai Photo Booth
ALL NIGHT // Jemison Galleries
After you visit our summertime exhibition, Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor, jump into our samurai armor photo booth and share your photos with #BMASamurai!
Photo Booth By The Simple Booth
ALL NIGHT // 8th Avenue Lobby
More details to come!
Edible Installation By The Baking Bandits
ALL NIGHT // Oscar’s Café
The Bandits strike again! This local pop-up bakery is building an edible work of art inspired by a piece from our American Gallery. Can you guess which one? Admire the Bandits’ incredible artistic talents and savor the delicious treats that have made them so well known (and well loved!) in Birmingham.
ALL NIGHT // 8th Avenue Lobby
When visiting the various activities around the museum, keep a look out for a volunteer with yellow “Enter to WIN” slips. Fill it out, take it to the Bromberg’s table in the 8th Avenue Lobby, and be entered to win a beautiful piece of Bromberg’s jewelry!
HOW TO WIN:
Visit performances and activities throughout the entire museum and snap a photo to share on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using both #ArtOnTheRocks and #Brombergs.
The more performances and art activities you visit, the more photos you can share, and the more chances you have to win a piece of beautiful Bromberg’s jewelry!
Winners will be chosen based on creativity of photos.
- Attend the event for free
- Enjoy one drink ticket
- Park for free in the Museum lot