Friday Nights at the de Young

Friday Nights at the de Young: Awesome San Francisco Bay Area

Awesome orchestra
May 30, 2014 - 6:30pm8:30pm

Tonight's theme centers around the best and the brightest of the San Francisco Bay Area.

art making at the de Young
Museum Lobby
6:00 pm

Be inspired by the best of the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoy making a related art project.

Ian Kuali'i
Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
6:00 pm

Paper artist and de Young Artist Fellow Ian Kuali'I shows his skill and talks about his work.

orchestra
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

The Awesöme Orchestra Collective is the Bay Area's most adventurous new orchestra. Its mission is to seek out musical adventures and find innovative ways to make orchestras more accessible to our communities.

Live Music: SambaDá

sambada band
May 23, 2014 - 6:30pm8:30pm

Considered by many fans to be the West Coast’s hottest Brazilian band, SambaDá musically unites the Americas. Based in the rich musical traditions of Brazil, SambaDá also incorporates salsa and cumbia and blends them playfully with funk and reggae beats. Brazilian natives Papiba Godinho and Dandha da Hora bring profound knowledge and respect for Brazilian music, and together with the entire band, they present a unique musical sound with a universal appeal.

Friday Nights at the de Young: San Francisco Carnaval!

Carnaval dancer
May 23, 2014 - 6:30pm8:30pm

Tonight's theme centers around the Brazilian tradition of Carnaval, with a San Francisco flair.

art making at the de Young
Museum Lobby
6:30 pm

Be inspired by Carnaval and make a related art project.

sambada band
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Considered by many fans to be the West Coast’s hottest Brazilian band, SambaDá musically unites the Americas. Based in the rich musical traditions of Brazil, SambaDá also incorporates salsa and cumbia and blends them playfully with funk and reggae beats. Brazilian natives Papiba Godinho and Dandha da Hora bring profound knowledge and respect for Brazilian music, and together with the entire band, they present a unique musical sound with a universal appeal.

Koret Auditorium
6:30 pm

Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, Marcel Camus’s Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the 20th-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was an international cultural event.

Performance: Live Music by FOG with a special presentation by Steve Silver’s "Beach Blanket Babylon"

FOG logo
May 16, 2014 - 6:30pm8:30pm

6:30–7:15 pm: Live music by FOG
7:15 pm: Special performance by a cast member from Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon
7:45–8:30 pm: Live music by FOG

FOG is a San Francisco group with a deep tradition in jazz and improvised music, featuring Brian Melvin on drums, Jeff Chimenti on piano, Brad Buethe on guitar, and Peter Barshay on bass. The group blends beautiful renditions of music by the Beatles, the Grateful Dead, Peter Gabriel, Bob Marley, Paul Simon, and Bob Dylan with original compositions. 

Friday Nights at the de Young: Forty Years of Steve Silver's "Beach Blanket Babylon"

singer from stage show
May 16, 2014 - 6:30pm8:45pm

Tonight, we celebrate 40 years of comedy, music, and fun with Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon. Find the special display of two hats from the show in Wilsey Court.

art making at the de Young
Museum Lobby
6:30 pm

Be inspired by the grand hats featured in Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon and make your own hat for the evening's festivities.

FOG logo
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

6:30–7:15 pm: Live music by FOG
7:15 pm: Special performance by a cast member from Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon
7:45–8:30 pm: Live music by FOG

FOG is a San Francisco group with a deep tradition in jazz and improvised music, featuring Brian Melvin on drums, Jeff Chimenti on piano, Brad Buethe on guitar, and Peter Barshay on bass. The group blends beautiful renditions of music by the Beatles, the Grateful Dead, Peter Gabriel, Bob Marley, Paul Simon, and Bob Dylan with original compositions. 

Monterey Pop poster
Koret Auditorium
7:00 pm

On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey would propel the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few among a wildly diverse group of performers that included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, the Byrds, Hugh Masekela, and Ravi Shankar. In his characteristic vérité style, D. A.

Spoken Word: "The Red and the Black, Native and African Americans: Mixing the Traditions", featuring poets Devorah Major, Kim Shuck, and others

work of art by El Anatsui
May 9, 2014 - 7:00pm8:30pm

Vision Series: Black History at the de Young
The Red and the Black, Native and African Americans: Mixing the Traditions

Spoken-word performances featuring San Francisco poet laureate Devorah Major, Native American poet Kim Shuck, Indira Allegra, Marvin K. White, and others.

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