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Performance by Las Chicas de Esta Noche

July 11, 2014 - 6:30pm8:30pm

Las Chicas de Esta Noche—Lulu Ramirez, Persia, and Vicky Jimenez—will delight museum visitors with their dance performances, singing, lip-synching, and gorgeous costumes while comedian Marga Gomez lights up the stage with her insights and brilliant humor. 

This event is organized in collaboration with René Yañez, co-founder of Galería de la Raza, curator, and activist.

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Live Music by the Broken Shadows Family Band

Broken Shadows Family Band.
August 29, 2014 - 6:30pm8:30pm

The Oakland-based Broken Shadows Family Band is an all-star cast of musicians from divergent backgrounds. Musical ingredients in their family recipe include Western European, classical Arabic, Slavic choral, and Americana music as well as sounds from Macedonia, Ethiopia, classic jazz, and R&B. They’ve created a truly unique sound, balancing the old with the new, telling human stories over grooves that beg to be danced to.

August 29, 2014 - 6:30pm

Friday Nights at the de Young: Mixed Music Fusion

Broken Shadows Family Band
August 29, 2014 - 6:00pm8:30pm

Tonight the de Young presents fresh music sounds of the Broken Shadows Family Band, led by Darren Johnston.

Artwork by Adela Akers
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

Celebrate the residency of August Artist-in-Residence Adela Akers and her installment Traced Memories. Light refreshments served.

Buchanan Court
6:00 pm

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

Broken Shadows Family Band.
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

The Oakland-based Broken Shadows Family Band is an all-star cast of musicians from divergent backgrounds. Musical ingredients in their family recipe include Western European, classical Arabic, Slavic choral, and Americana music as well as sounds from Macedonia, Ethiopia, classic jazz, and R&B. They’ve created a truly unique sound, balancing the old with the new, telling human stories over grooves that beg to be danced to.

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.

August 29, 2014 - 6:00pm

Live Music by the Chico Pinheiro Group

Chico Pinheiro
August 22, 2014 - 6:00pm8:30pm

One of the leading figures in modern Brazilian music, guitarist, composer, and arranger Chico Pinheiro was born in São Paulo. Self-taught, Pinheiro started playing the guitar and the piano when he was seven years old. After starting to perform professionally at age 15, he rounded out his musical education with a stay in Boston, where he received his music degree from Berklee College of Music, studying with legendary teachers Mick Goodrick and Hal Crook and winning several academic and musical prizes during his studies.

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Live Music by Grupo Falso Baiano

Grupo Falso Baiano
August 15, 2014 - 6:30pm8:30pm

Grupo Falso Baiano is a choro group that offers a window into the history and diverse culture of Brazil. One of Brazil's earliest popular musical forms, dating to the late 1800s, choro is similar to jazz in reflecting the melding of African rhythms. Choro's melodic and harmonic structure resembles Baroque classical music.

Grupo Falso Baiano includes Zack Pitt-Smith, reeds; Brian Moran, 7-string guitar; Ami Molinelli, percussion; and Eva Scow, mandolin.

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Live Music by Kymberly Jackson

Kymberly Jackson
August 8, 2014 - 7:30pm8:30pm

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.

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Docent Tour: "Around the World in 50 Minutes"

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Join a museum docent on a tour of our collections of art from around the world.

August 29, 2014 - 11:00am

Fourth Annual Tiara Sensation Pageant

Tiara Sensation contestants on stage
September 26, 2014 - 6:00pm8:30pm

During the Fourth Annual SOME THING Tiara Sensation Pageant, presented in partnership with SOME THING, contestants will use their talents to develop a look and a performance of up to seven minutes that will woo the audience and persuade the judges to crown one of them the next Tiara Sensation.

Contestants' names and details to follow.

September 26, 2014 - 6:00pm

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