After Hours

Experience the museums at night with programming combining art, film, music, food, and more. Each event may feature films, pop-up concerts, tours, art making, and food and drink from local vendors.

Solstice Saturday logoSolstice Saturday

Saturday, June 23, 5:30 pm–12 am

Celebrate the 2018 summer solstice at this special after-hours event, with museums open until midnight across the Smithsonian. At the Freer|Sackler, experience the art and cultures of Asia through outdoor performances, art making, and unique tours, and enjoy late-night access to our exhibitions. This event is part of Smithsonian Solstice Saturday.


Fridays, July 13, 20, 27, and August 3, 5–8 pm

You’re invited to experience relaxed summer evenings at the Freer. On select Fridays in July and August, enjoy live music on the museum steps, drinks on the plaza, Asian flavors by local chefs, and evening access to our exhibitions. Plus, catch a Made in Hong Kong Film Festival screening starting at 7 pm. The twenty-third annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival is coorganized by the Freer|Sackler and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office.