Takeover: Dhaya Lakshminarayanan @ Asian Art Museum, San Francisco [13 July]

Takeover: Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

18:00 - 21:00

 Facebook event page
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St, San Francisco, California 94102
Part of TAKEOVER, Thursday Nights

Dhaya Lakshminarayanan's long last name will TAKEOVER the Asian Art Museum. Watch as the exhibits are overtaken by exotic syllables, sounds and letters.

For this one-night-only event, stand-up comedian, storyteller and mischief-maker Dhaya Lakshminarayanan literally takes over the museum to share stand-up comedy, comedian-led fauxcent (fake docent) tours and a bizarre participatory Dada Amar Chitra Katha reading. With the help of the ever talented Atsuko Okatsuka, Andrew Orolfo, Imran G-i, David Nguyen, Irene Tu, and Kelvin Kumarr (DJ koo mar), Dhaya will make sure this will be a night to remember.

On July 13, enjoy a stand-up comedy club experience comedians in Samsung Hall. Take an informative, yet fake, tour of the exhibits led by fauxcents (docents who are unqualified to lead anything, but are very very funny). Participate in Dada Amar Chitra, a highly interactive absurdist and hilarious interpretation of comic book art and stories which have taught Hindu mythology and Indian history to millions of children of the Indian diaspora. WIN PRIZES in Dj-led dancing and dance-offs including Bollywood, Gangam Style, and the appropriately AsianArt Museum-themed SEOUL TRAIN line.

Laugh at history. Lampoon tradition. Learn in a funny way.


6:00 — DJ koo mar spins and dance-offs, dancing, and dance competitions for PRIZES

6:15 PM – Welcome

6:30 PM – Dada Amar Chitra

7 PM – SAMSUNG Comedy Club featuring Irene Tu, Atsuko Okatsuka, and the mastermind of tonight’s TAKEOVER, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

7:30 PM – Fauxcent tours led by comedians Andrew Orolfo, Imran G, and David Nguyen.

8:15 PM – Fauxcent tours led by comedians Irene Tu, Andrew Orolfo, Imran G, and David Nguyen.

8:15 — DJ koo mar spins and dance-offs, dancing, and dance competitions for PRIZES

8:30 PM – Dada Amar Chitra

Dhaya Lakshminarayanan was named one of twenty “Women to Watch” in 2016 by KQED Arts in its series celebrating women artists, creatives and makers who are pushing boundaries; the 2016 winner of the Liz Carpenter Political Humor Award (previously awarded to Samantha Bee, Wanda Sykes and satirist/humorist Mark Russell); one of the “16 Bay Area performers to watch in 2016” by SF Weekly; one of “The Bay Area’s 11 Best Standup Comedians” by SFist; Best Comedian 2013 in the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s “Best of the Bay” Readers’ Poll; and Grand Prize Winner of Comedy Central Asia’s “The Ultimate Comedy Challenge” filmed in Singapore. She hosted the premier year of the Emmy award–winning series “High School Quiz Show” on PBS’s WGBH. She is a frequent comedic storyteller on NPR’s Snap Judgment and is currently the host of San Francisco’s monthly Moth StorySLAM. Prior to funny and show business, Dhaya was a venture capitalist, management consultant and two-time MIT graduate. You can indeed call her a nerd.

Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Asian Art Museum:

APAture 2017: Performing Arts Showcase
Asian Art Museum
Interdisciplinary Writers Lab Reading
Asian Art Museum
In Conversation with The Propeller Group
Asian Art Museum
Chef’s Tasting: State Bird Provisions Cookbook
Asian Art Museum
Jin Teok: Pioneer of Korean Fashion
Asian Art Museum
Teens Take Over the Liz
Asian Art Museum
Family Fun Day
Asian Art Museum
Merola in the City: Asian Art Museum Couture Korea tour
Asian Art Museum
Artist Workshop: Kristian Kabuay
Asian Art Museum
Holiday Artisan Market
Asian Art Museum

The most anticipated events in San Francisco :

Wharf Fest Chowder Competition
Fisherman's Wharf
Nor Cal Corgi Con - Fall Edition 2017
Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Oakland Raiders vs. Dallas Cowboys
Oracle Arena and Oakland Alameda County Coliseum
Full Moon Hike at Lands End
San Francisco, CA, United States
Lumpia Palooza
SoMa StrEat Food Park
Ice Skating Under the Stars!
San Francisco, CA, United States
Trevor Noah - San Francisco, CA (SOLD OUT)
The Masonic
The Great Xscape Tour
Oracle Arena and Oakland Alameda County Coliseum
Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour
Oracle Arena and Oakland Alameda County Coliseum
The most popular events in your news feed!