Wilsey Court

Piano Bar and Live Performances by the Thrillpeddlers

drag performer
September 19, 2014 - 6:30pm8:30pm

Show-stopping numbers first performed by the Cockettes, the theater troupe documented in the early 1970s in photographs on view in Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay, are brought to life again! The stars of the Thrillpeddlers, including original members of the Cockettes, recreate scenes from "Pearls over Shanghai," "Hot Greeks," "Vice Palace," and "Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma," which took place in front of the old de Young building many years ago.

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Artist Demonstration by Favianna Rodriguez

Favianna Rodriquez
July 25, 2014 - 6:00pm8:30pm

Join visual artist and activist, Favianna Rodriguez, as she celebrates the resiliency, courage, and determination of immigrants who come to the United States. Rodriguez will be sharing her popular art project “Migration is Beautiful” by completing a life-size mural with the image of a monarch butterfly, the longest traveling insect that migrates through Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The artist explains: "The monarch butterfly represents the beauty of migration and the fundamental right that living beings have to freely move.

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Live Music by Kippy Marks

Kippy Marks playing the violin
August 8, 2014 - 6:30pm7:15pm

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.

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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.

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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.

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