Drop-in art making led by professional teaching artists and educators. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Don Neely, vocalist Carla Normand, and the ten-piece Royal Society Jazz Orchestra of San Francisco are renowned for authentically performing the sounds of the 1920s.
Master Dance Coach/Hostess Cynthia Glinka will be your guide on the dance floor as she inspires, entertains, and instructs swing dance partner stylings of the '30s and '40s.
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.
Trio Garufa is an international ensemble dedicated to performing authentic Argentine music. They have performed across Argentina, Colombia, Canada, and at US venues such as Yoshi’s Jazz Club, Chicago Symphony Hall, and Teatro Leon de Greiff. Trio Garufa's repertoire includes Classic Argentine tangos from the golden era, as well as Argentine folklore music, modern tangos from Piazzolla, electro-tango, and original compositions.
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.
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