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Friday Nights at the de Young: An Evening Organized by Artist Fellow Lexa Walsh

club poster for the Mr. T experience

Courtesy of the artist

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The de Young's Artist Fellow Lexa Walsh is organizing an evening of music and film highlighting Oakland artists and musicians who regularly performed at the former Heinz Afterworld Lounge, which she created and booked in the early 1990s. The archives of this club were highlighted during her residency in the Kimball Education Gallery.

For Walsh's fellowship, Mapping the Archive, she is in the process of developing a process-oriented map and archive of remarkable and sometimes underrepresented Bay Area art projects, venues, and opportunities.

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Friday Nights at the de Young public programs are free of charge. Tickets are required to view permanent collection galleries and the special exhibitions.


The Season Sponsor of Friday Nights at the de Young is Hanson Bridgett. Additional support is provided by the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

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(415) 750-7694
Photo of Adele Crawford's work
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

Adele Crawford's work investigates transience and impermanence. Drawing from an ever-expanding collection of commonplace materials, she explores elements of past and present. Selecting obsolete things, such as photographs from the 1800s, vintage books, or personal papers, she alters their appearance and creates for them a new intention. Process drives her work, which is slow, reflective, and repetitive as she dissects, alters, and reconfigures.

art making table
Buchanan Court
6:00 pm

Tonight, take a break in our record lounge to hear music "Live from the Afterworld" of the Heinz lounge, then create your own rock show poster. 

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

Heinz club poster
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

Browse through ephemera from the Heinz Club of Oakland collected for the Mapping the Archive project by Lexa Walsh. As de Young Artist Fellow, Walsh has been collecting, sorting, and archiviing remarkable and sometimes underrepresented Bay Area art projects, venues, and opportunities. 

Make a gig poster for your imaginary (or real) band.

Sit in the record lounge to hear tunes from the bands that rocked the club's Afterworld Lounge in the 90s. 


Daniel Popsicle band logo
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Daniel Popsicle was founded in 1999 by Dan Plonsey to play the music of El Cerrito. Most of the music that Plonsey has written for Popsicle is in one of three series: Music for Occasions of State, Color Music (intended for people to create art with), and the New Monsters, of which there are 165. Plonsey, born in Cleveland, Ohio, has lived in the Bay Area since 1984. In addition to writing music for his own groups, he is known for composing an opera with Harvey Pekar called Leave Me Alone!

Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

See an excerpt from the soon-to-be-released film First Friday, a documentary film by N’Jeri Eaton & Mario Furloni.

Photograph of band playing
Wilsey Court
7:45 pm

Kneel is a Neil Young tribute band formed by John Shiurba (Eskimo, Ebola Soup, Spezza Rotto, dotdotdot), Angela Coon (Ninewood, Toychestra, dotdotdot), Tom Scandura (Molecules, Surplus 1980), and Chris Daniels, who were thrown together 15+ years ago for a Vaccination Records Rock Lotto Night and never stopped loving Neil Young. Joined by guests Lexa Walsh and Berge Thomasian.