Friday Nights at the de Young

Friday Nights at the de Young presents de Young Dance-Off: Swing Part 1

Cynthia Glinka leads swing dance lessons at the de Young.
July 1, 2016 -

Friday Nights at the de Young are after-hours art happenings that include a mix of live music, dance and theater performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demonstrations, hands-on art activities, and exhibition tours. Local artists conduct drop-in workshops, debut new commissions, display their art in the Kimball Education Gallery, and take part in conversations about the creative process. The café offers a delicious prix-fixe menu and specialty cocktails, and the Hamon Tower observation level is open until 8 pm.

Jane Kim, details from From So Simple a Beginning: Celebrating the Diversity and Evolution of Birds, 2014–2015
Kimball Education Gallery
1:00 pm

June 1–July 3, 2016
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays until 8:45 pm
Artist Reception: Friday June 24, 2016, 6–8:30 pm

Museum visitor shows off their art on a Friday Night at the de Young.
Buchanan Court
6:00 pm

Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity.

This week, create a greeting card with teaching artist Indira Urrutia.

Presentation: “A Tour of Princess Amanita’s Dangerous Garden” and Vignette by Dark Garden Unique Corsetry

Amanita in her garden. "Dangerously Ever After" book cover
May 27, 2016 -
Presentation: A Tour of Princess Amanita’s Dangerous Garden by author Dashka Slater
6–6:20 pm and 7:20–7:40 pm
Princess Amanita loves dangerous things, especially her garden which is said to be the most dangerous in the world. Glimpse the botanical bonanza that lies in the royal backyard of this most unusual princess—heckleberries, stink lilies, and swinging mace vanes—alongside a variety of other poisonous, prickly, stinky, and downright unpleasant  plants.

Live Music by "Notte Voci" and Albert Behar

Notte Voci. Image courtesy of the artist
May 27, 2016 -
Live music by “Notte Voci” and Albert Behar.
6:30–7:15 pm and 7:40–8:30 pm
Notte Voci is a professional classically-trained group of singers comprised of 4 artists from various opera and theater companies throughout the Greater Bay Area. They present a program of operatic solos, duets, and ensembles that span opera, musical theater & art songs.
About the singers:
Soprano Kristin Genis-Lund has performed extensively throughout California.


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