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Live Performances by Soul Nubian (Rashad Pridgen) & House of Nu Benetton (Rashad Pridgen, Noah James & Spulu Simote-Motumanu Pulu)

Rashad Pridgen
November 7, 2014 - 6:15pm8:30pm

Rashad (Soul Nubian) Pridgen & House of Nu-Benetton (Rashad Pridgen, Noah James, and Spulu Simote-Motumanu Pulu) perform their uniquely contemporary and delightfully infectious AfroHouseHop. 

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Live Music by Cascada de Flores

Cascada de Flores performing
October 6, 2014 - 6:30pm

Cascada de Flores presents music in celebration of life, death, and love, inspired by the troubadours of Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and beyond. With Arwen on voice, rhythm guitars, and dance, Jorge Liceaga on voice and lead guitars, Saúl Sierra-Alonso on bass and leoncita, and Kyla Danysh on violin and voice, Cascada de Flores contributes this important memorial with song, strings, zapateado, and heart.  

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Music and Art Installations by Dana Albany, Will Allen & Kateri O'Neil, Rebecca Anders, Haideen Anderson, Deidre DeFranceaux, Tucker Eason, Michael Rauner, Justin Young, and DJ Justin Credible, Hosted by $teven Ra$pa

Monica Maduro. Photograph by Drew Altizer
October 18, 2014 - 9:30amOctober 19, 2014 - 5:00pm

In celebration of Monica Maduro, What Tethers Us? continues through the weekend with the following art installations:

Deep Water, paintings by Deidre DeFranceaux
Deep Water is a series using depictions of water to represent psychological and emotional states. "When in deep water, become a diver."

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Friday Nights at the de Young: What's Your Issue?

Untitled (Apartheid) by Keith Haring
November 14, 2014 - 6:00pm8:30pm

This evening is hosted by Marke B. and features presentations by AIDS Housing Alliance, Kiss My Black Arts, LYRIC, and others, along with in-gallery talks, performances, and more. The museums thank the Keith Haring Advisory Committee for co-organizing Friday Nights at the de Young programs celebrating Keith Haring: The Political Line.

Art-making at the de Young
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.

Leonard Tebegetu, painting of woman
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

Leonard Tebegetu creates a body of sculptural and architectural work influenced by sustainable construction techniques. Working with locally sourced natural materials as well as recycled manmade materials wherever possible, Tebegetu shares an economically feasible process for the average person with no specialized construction skills to create functional and beautiful structures. Visitors to the gallery are invited to learn basic construction and fabrication techniques. 

Go behind the scenes with the artist with the Periscope Project. 

Wilsey Court
6:00 pm

CJ Grossman shares community responses about suicide by teens who have been bullied. Through visual aids and conversation, she educates visitors about ways to help prevent bullying.


SFBG in Exile Best of the Bay cover
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

Visit Bay Area activist tables and get involved! Participating organizations include AIDS Housing Alliance, Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Taking a Stand SF, and the Guardian in Exile Issues Fair calls out: Earthjustice, #NOART, Kiss My Black Arts, LYRIC, Coalition for Women Prisoners, and SNAG.

Flyer image by DJ Bus Station John
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Perhaps the most important DJ in the San Francisco gay scene in the past decade, Bus Station John has been the musical conduit for a huge cultural reawakening. Called “the godfather of bathhouse disco,” he’s revered throughout the dance music world for his inimitable blend of rare 1970s and early 80s soul, boogie, garage, funk, Italo disco, Hi-NRG, and NYC no-wave.

Marga Gomez performing at the de Young in July 2014. Photo by Robbie Sweeny
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Join us for a provocative evening with GLAAD award-winning comedian and performance artist Marga Gomez.

Marga Goemz is a GLAAD award winner and triple winner of the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s “Best of The Bay Comedian Award.” She is also one of the first openly lesbian comedians in the nation. Armistead Maupin has called Marga Gomez "Astonishing!" Robin Williams praised Marga as “a Lesbian Lenny Bruce.”

Koret Auditorium
7:00 pm

The Universe of Keith Haring is a documentary by the filmmaker Christina Clausen about the artist Keith Haring. In the film, the legacy of Haring is resurrected through colorful archival footage and remembered by friends and admirers such as artists Kenny Scharf and Yoko Ono, and gallery owners Jeffrey Deitch and Tony Shafrazi. The film was produced by Paolo Bruno, Erica Ellena, and Ian Ayres. Through interviews with collaborators and friends such as the choreographer Bill T.

Xandra Ibarra
Herbst Exhibition Galleries
7:00 pm

Pop-Up performances in the exhibition, featuring DavEnd and Xandra Ibarra at 7 and 7:45 pm.

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