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Pokémon Go Scavenger Hunt

Pokémon Go at the de Young
August 13, 2016 -
10:00am3:00pm

Pokémon Go at the de Young

Pokémon trainers of all ages are encouraged to join us on the grounds of the de Young to explore our eight Poke stops and gym.

Stop by the Family Welcome Station in Wilsey Court for directions and to enjoy a complementary art activity in the galleries. Children who complete the activity will receive a prize.


The Pokémon Go Scavenger Hunt is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and is in no way associated with Niantic, Inc. ©, Pokémon. ©, Nintendo © Creatures Inc. ©, or GAME FREAK inc ©.

6th Annual Tiara Sensation Pagaent

Club SOME THING's Tiara Sensation 2015 at the de Young museum
September 30, 2016 -
7:00pm8:00pm

Contestants show their artistic talents to woo the audience and persuade the judges to crown one of them the next Tiara Sensation of San Francisco.

SOME THING is a weekly party that explores, opens, and redefines drag performance through lipsynch, dance, live singing, vaudevillian antics, and the creation of new personas (regardless of race, gender, or color).

Live Projected Touchscreen Painting

Jeremy Sutton (left) and Peggy Gyulai doing live painting during Friday Nights at the de Young
October 7, 2016 -
6:00pm8:30pm

From Monument Valley to Silicon Valley

Using innovative digital paint technology generously provided by Touchjet, artists Jeremy Sutton and Peggy Gyulai will paint on a projected touchscreen surface that spans the breadth of Wilsey Court. Their live painting will build up a scene inspired by the exhibition, Ed Ruscha and the Great American West. Museum visitors will experience painting with the Touchjet POND projector and the Corel Painter Mobile app.

Poetry Performance by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía

Alejandro Murguía
September 16, 2016 -
6:30pm6:45pm

Poetry Performance by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía with an introduction by curator, artist, and community activist, Rene Yanez.

Murguía will take about the origins of his short story, The Other Barrio and about the 1975 Gartland Hotel fire, and the start of gentrification in the Mission District of San Francisco. He will read one or two paragraphs from the story, and then recite two poems: "Mission Vision" and "Silicon City."

Live California Surf Music by the Aquavelvets

AquaVelvets. Photo by Grace Kelly Corbin
September 2, 2016 -
6:30pm8:30pm

The Aqua Velvets are one of the world's premier surf instrumental bands. Their sound is a blend of surf, latin rhythms, blues, lounge exotica, and free-form improvisation. Originating in San Francisco in the early 1990s, the Aqua Velvets released their first CD in 1992 on the indie label Riptide/Heyday Records. They were signed to Atlantic Records in 1995 with the release of Surfmania, and they are currently signed with Milan Records with which they have released Nomad and Guitar Noir.

Live music by Brazil Beat and special guests

Sarah Cabral, Alex Calatayud, and Eva Scow of Brazil Beat with Klaus Mueller and Scott Thompson
August 26, 2016 - 6:30pm

Longtime collaborators Sarah Cabral, Alex Calatayud, and Eva Scow present their project Brazil Beat. With a focus on the jazz music of Brazil, the group traverses between classics from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s while mixing in a uniquely contemporary repertoire. Special guests include New York City-based pianist Klaus Mueller and long-time collaborator and Bay Area rock star Scott Thompson on bass.

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