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Friday Nights at the de Young: Oakland Pride Night

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Tonight, Friday Nights at the de Young celebrates Oakland Pride and special exhibition Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay, a series of eloquent and empathetic portraits that convey pride, dignity, and the expression of love between people of the same gender. 

This evening's program is organized in partnership with Oakland Pride and the Easy Bay Express

Join us every 2nd Friday of each month through October—July 11, August 8, September 12, and October 10—to celebrate sepcial exhibition Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay with the thoughtful programs curated by the Friedkin | Haring Advisory Committee.

Ticket Information

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.

Contact Information
Public Programs
(415) 750-7694
Artist Kelvin Ming Young
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

Kelvin Ming Young will demonstrate his painting process, starting with raw canvas, and applying paint with various techniques, including staining, dripping, and other techniques.

families making art
Buchanan Court
6:00 pm

To celebrate Oakland Pride, create a mixed-media art project inspired by the photographs of Anthony Friedkin and the Bullycide Project, led by CJ Grossman.

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

Artwork by Adela Akers
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

Textile artist Adela Akers is moving her studio to the de Young. Visitors to the new studio will learn how each choice in her art-making process contributes to the unique character and quality of her work.

movie poster
Koret Auditorium
6:30 pm

A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Directed by Jim Sharman and starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick. (1975, 100 minutes, rated R)

Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed in costumes inspired by The Rocky Horror Picture Show! Keep it family friendly please. The costume contest will begin at 6:30 pm and the film will be screened at 7 pm.

Kippy Marks playing the violin
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Enliven your evening with an electric violin performance by Kippy Marks, who has been delighting audiences worldwide with his lively and energetic stylings for over two decades and currently has 9 projects to his credit.

Kippy is proud to announce a new release due out in August 2014  titled "Under The Covers." With this new release, Kippy serves up hits like “Under the Covers,” “Locked out of Heaven,” and “Call Me Maybe,” just to name a few. This new release is packed with energy, love, and fun and is bound to be one of your favorites.

visitors looking at Robert Rauschenberg painting
Herbst Exhibition Galleries
7:00 pm

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young along with a pre-reserved spot on a docent led tour of Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection.

Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Discounts may not apply.

Kymberly Jackson
Wilsey Court
7:30 pm

Kymberly Jackson began her quest for the perfect instrument at an early age and discovered her musical soul mate in the flute. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kymberly (also known as Kj) began classical training at the age of 12 and continued to master the instrument through her formal education. Graduating from Mills College in Oakland and receiving a masters degree in music, Kj was afforded an opportunity to study under world-renowned classical flutists Angela Korregelos and Priscilla Call.