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Friday Nights at the de Young presents de Young Dance-Off: Salsa

Image courtesy of Rueda Con Ritmo. Photo by Yana Khalfin
June 3, 2016 -
5:00pm8:45pm

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.

Image courtesy of Rueda Con Ritmo. Photo by Yussef Breffe
Wilsey Court
5:00 pm

Ryan, Sidney, and Rueda Con Ritmo offer two hour-long Cuban salsa and Rueda classes, starting at 5 and 6 pm. At both hours, four instructors will teach four different levels simultaneously. Beginners are welcome in any Level 1 class in Wilsey Court.


5–5:50 pm Rueda Con Ritmo Dance Class 1 (four levels taught simultaneously)

Wilsey Court - Intro/Beginning (Level 1) Cuban salsa and Rueda

Outside patio - Levels 2 and 3 Cuban salsa and Rueda

Piazzoni Murals Room - Level 4 Cuban salsa and Rueda

 

James Turrell, Three Gems, ca. 2005
Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
5:00 pm

Visit James Turrell's Three Gems in the Osher Sculpture Garden during its optimal viewing time—at sunset! Open 5–8:45 pm, best view times are around sunset.

In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to review Three Gems, the “skyspace” sited in a grass-covered hill in the Osher Sculpture Garden. The work was approaching its tenth anniversary at the de Young, having been installed during the opening of the new building in 2005.  

Photo by FAMSF
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.

Image courtesy of Luis Medina. Photo by Mick Guzman
Wilsey Court
6:00 pm

Hosted by emcee Luis Medina

Image courtesy of Campania All Stars. Photo by Sidney Weaverling
Wilsey Court
7:00 pm

The internationally acclaimed dance group, Compañia All Stars of Santiago de Cuba come to San Francisco to teach dance classes to museum visitors in collaboration with local dance troupe Rueda Con Ritmo. The All Stars also perform their innovative choreography throughout the evening. Under the direction of Jorge Luna Roque, they have toured Europe, Mexico, and the United States, and are now coming to the West Coast for the first time, hosted by local dance group Rueda Con Ritmo and sponsored by Brava! for Women in the Arts.

Friday Nights at the de Young presents "Sunlit Memories and Dark Gardens"

Friday Nights at the de Young
May 27, 2016 -
5:00pm8:45pm

Les Fleurs du Mal:  A Couture Installation by Dark Garden Unique Corsetry. Floral Design by Susan Bell.

Tiffanie Turner, Dutch Study 1
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

May 4–29, 2016
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays until 8:45 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception: Friday May 27, 2016, 6–8:30 pm

Image by ShootThatKlown and Leah Vass
Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
6:00 pm

Oscar’s Inspirations in Tableaux Vivants: Lovely Flowers, Dangerous Plants and fashion vignettes featuring the artistry of Dark Garden Unique Corsetry.

Photo by FAMSF
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.

Amanita in her garden. "Dangerously Ever After" book cover
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm
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.
Notte Voci. Image courtesy of the artist
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm
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.

Around the World with Oscar

Orange and metallic striped silk chiffon, raspberry silk gauze. Spring1982. Image courtesy of Kent State University Museum.
May 6, 2016 -
6:00pm8:30pm

This magical evening will immerse guests in the rich global influences that inspired Oscar de la Renta’s designs. In Wilsey Court, video and audio will swirl throughout the space with flavors from Spain to China, while live performances by Fat Chance Belly Dance and Alafia Dance Ensemble will highlight the evening. A range of international costume pieces will be available for guests to try on and be photographed in against a choice of green screen backgrounds, putting them inside de la Renta’s world via a photo booth by LiveImage.

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