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KCRW Summer Nights at the Bowers Museum with DJs José Galván & Francesca Harding


Come hang with us for a night at the Bowers Museum. The event will feature live sets from KCRW DJs José Gavlán & Francesca Harding, a beer garden pop up, kids activities and more. Bowers is staying open late, so come explore! Bowers is staying open late, so come explore! The galleries will be free for the night for KCRW Members and Santa Ana residents, general admission required for additional groups. This is also the very very last day to check out the exhibition, Everest: Ascent to Glory before it closes.



6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | KCRW DJ Francesca Harding

8:00 PM – 9:30PM | KCRW DJ José Gavlán



Opened in 1936, the Bowers prides itself on showcasing world-class arts and cultures in a warm, inviting space located in the heart of Orange County. Bowers has been voted the 2021 winner for “Best Museum in Orange County” by LA Times and OC Register and has organized more than 50 special exhibitions in just the past 15 years in partnership with some of the greatest museums in the world. Highlights include blockbusters such as Terra Cotta Warriors (twice!), The Holy Land: David Roberts, Dead Sea Scrolls, House of David Inscription, Egyptian Treasures from the British Museum, and Guo Pei: Couture Beyond.



The newest project from Bowers Museum’s ongoing partnership with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), Everest: Ascent to Glory combines photographs, films, and over 30 artifacts from five expeditions leading up to and including the earliest successful attempt to climb the colossal mountain. Having marked the centennial of the first British reconnaissance expedition to Mount Everest (1921-2021), this holistic exhibition explores the history, resolute characters, unsung heroes – including Tibetan and Nepalese Sherpas – and changing technologies of the initial attempts to climb the tallest mountain on earth. Now on view through August 28, tickets are on sale at bowers.org.