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Live Music by Spok and Friends

Spok
September 4, 2015 -
6:30pm8:30pm

From Recife, Brazil, saxophonist Spok, leader of the groundbreaking "SpokFrevo Orquestra", brings together a group of expert musicians for a special evening of Brazilian rhythms at the deYoung.  

Spok was this year's honoree at Recife's gigantic Carnaval, and for many years has been an international ambassador for Frevo, the joyful Carnaval music from the state of Pernambuco.

September 4, 2015 - 6:30pm

Docent Tour: "Exploring Contemporary Art and Craft"

Flora Mace, and Joey Kirkpatrick, Fruit Still Life, 1997
October 2, 2015 -
12:30pm1:30pm
October 9, 2015 -
12:30pm1:30pm
October 16, 2015 -
12:30pm1:30pm
October 23, 2015 -
12:30pm1:30pm
October 30, 2015 -
12:30pm1:30pm
November 6, 2015 -
12:30pm1:30pm
November 13, 2015 -
12:30pm1:30pm
November 20, 2015 -
12:30pm1:30pm
November 27, 2015 -
12:30pm1:30pm
December 4, 2015 -
12:30pm1:30pm
December 11, 2015 -
12:30pm1:30pm
December 18, 2015 -
12:30pm1:30pm
December 25, 2015 -
12:30pm1:30pm

Join a museum docent for a tour on contemporary art and craft.

October 2, 2015 - 12:30pm

Live Music by Chico Pinheiro Trio

Brazil Camp
August 21, 2015 -
6:30pm8:30pm

Back by Popular Demand! Live Brazilian music by the Chico Pinheiro Trio in partnership with California Brazil Camp.

Born in São Paulo, guitarist, composer, and arranger Chico Pinheiro is considered one of the most expressive artists of Contemporary Brazilian Music. He returns to the de Young for the 6th year with his trio featuring Rafael Barata on drums, Scott Thompson on bass, and Chico Pinheiro on guitar.

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Live Music by Electric Violinist Kippy Marks

July 31, 2015 -
6:15pm7:00pm

Friday Nights at the de Young in partnership with Proud Festival Nation presents electric violinist Kippy Marks.

Improv-o-linist Kippy Marks has been delighting audiences for over three decades and is a powerhouse of an entertainer. Kippy Marks has become one of San Francisco’s New Now Next Artist who dazzles audiences with his lively performance and Unique style. Kippy is thrilled to show his EQUALITY WITHOUT EXCEPTION through his Gift of Music at this years 2015 pride celebration.

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Friday Nights at the de Young celebrates the pre-opening of "Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Ali‘i"

Friday Nights at the de Young
August 28, 2015 -
5:00pm8:30pm

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.

art-making
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.

To celebrate the pre-opening night of Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Ali‘i,de Young teaching artists will lead feather flower and feather hair adornment activities with visitors.

Mother & Child, Giles
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

August 5–30, 2015
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm plus Friday Nights until 8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception Friday Night, August 28, 6–8:30 pm

Ben Ahn. Photo by Dave Jeffords
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Fans have described Ben's style as a mix between diverse vocals and `ukulele virtuosity. He plays a diverse range of music and mixes in stories between songs. 

Born and raised on the island of Kaua`i, Ben studied piano, trumpet, and baritone before learning the four-stringed `ukulele. He graduated from Southern Oregon University with an MA in Teaching, a BA in Writing, with a minor in Human Communication. During that time, he recorded two independent albums with his band Melemana.

‘Ahu ‘ula (cape), pre-1861
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

Guest lecture by Adrienne Kaeppler, Curator of Oceanic Ethnology at the National Museum of Natural History / National Museum of Man, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. This lecture is presented in conjunction with special exhibition Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Ali‘i.

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Friday Nights at the de Young presents "A Night of Contemporary Creative Jazz"

Friday Nights at the de Young
August 21, 2015 -
5:00pm8:30pm

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.

art-making
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.

Join us at the art table and create your own contemporary art piece with foils, colors, and patterns!

Mother & Child, Giles
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm
August 5–30, 2015
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm plus Friday Nights until 8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Brazil Camp
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Back by Popular Demand! Live Brazilian music by the Chico Pinheiro Trio in partnership with California Brazil Camp.

Born in São Paulo, guitarist, composer, and arranger Chico Pinheiro is considered one of the most expressive artists of Contemporary Brazilian Music. He returns to the de Young for the 6th year with his trio featuring Rafael Barata on drums, Scott Thompson on bass, and Chico Pinheiro on guitar.

Lisa Mezzacappa
Hamon Education Tower—9th Floor
7:00 pm

San Francisco Bay Area composer and bassist Lisa Mezzacappa presents a preview of her new work “Glorious Ravage” as part of the free Friday Nights at the de Young series. Mezzacappa leads an ensemble of virtuoso wind players in a series of site-specific musical performances in the museum's Hamon Observation Tower. Presented in collaboration with Headlands Center for the Arts.

Kyle Bruckmann: oboe
Cory Wright: clarinet and saxophone
Vinny Golia: flutes, clarinets, saxophones
Darren Johnson: trumpet
Lisa Mezzacappa: acoustic bass and conduction

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