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Live Music and Dance featuring Carnaval San Francisco's La Gente All-Star Band

May 22, 2015 -
6:30pm8:30pm

Carnaval San Francisco comes to Friday Nights at the de Young Museum! Join us in Wilsey Court for live music and dance featuring La Gente All Star Band to celebrate the brilliance, diversity, and vibrancy of Carnaval. Hosted by Roberto Hernandez, Executive Producer of Carnaval San Francisco.

Performers for the evening include:

La Gente All Star Band

Sistas wit Style

2015 Carnaval San Francisco King & Queen, R. Jefferson Joseph and Rosa Mohr

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Live Music by Andrew Speight

May 15, 2015 -
6:30pm8:30pm

Andrew Speight is an internationally acclaimed saxophonist and educator. Originally from Australia, he relocated to the United States in 1990 to perform and record with jazz luminaries. That year, he was a prize winner in the Thelonious Monk Saxophone competition. Andrew is currently the leader and artistic director of the Generations Jazz Project. The Project resides at San Francisco State, the centerpiece being a jazz combo of undisputed jazz masters. Founding members included Jimmy Cobb, Ray Drummond, Ronnie Mathews, Eric Alexander, and Marcus Belgrave.

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Smilebooth

May 1, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm

Take a trek back in time to the 17th-century Renaissance and document your experiences in Elizabethan style! Smilebooth will be stationed in Wilsey court near the stage for live opera inspiration. Smilebooth will be accompanied by opera related accessories with which visitors may pose.

Smilebooth creates fun interactive photo experiences designed to engage users and amplify messages through social media using the latest photographic technology – enabling its users to document and share memorable moments captured at your event.

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de Young Art & Architecture Tour Package

April 25, 2015 -
2:00pm3:00pm
May 9, 2015 -
2:00pm3:00pm
May 23, 2015 -
2:00pm3:00pm
June 6, 2015 -
2:00pm3:00pm
June 20, 2015 -
2:00pm3:00pm
July 18, 2015 -
2:00pm3:00pm
August 1, 2015 -
2:00pm3:00pm
August 15, 2015 -
2:00pm3:00pm
August 29, 2015 -
2:00pm3:00pm
September 12, 2015 -
2:00pm3:00pm
September 26, 2015 -
2:00pm3:00pm

Enjoy a visit to the de Young with a pre-reserved spot on a docent led tour covering the museum’s rich history, its stunning architecture, and a selection of the masterpieces it holds.

Price includes the tour, a general admission ticket, and 20% off in the Museum Café.

Tours begin promptly at 2 pm. Discounts may not apply.

August 1, 2015 - 2:00pm

Friday Nights at the de Young: Cultural Encounters celebrating "Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture" and "J.M.W Turner: Painting Set Free"

Eyema byeri (the image of the ancestor), figure from a reliquary assemblage
June 26, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm

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 a miniature mask out of clay and recycled materials, inspired by special exhibition Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture.

Onye and the Messengers
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Onye and The Messengers are a 7 piece Afro Groove Dance Band. Under the inspiration of renowned Nigerian percussionist and performer, Onye Onyeamechi, amazingly diverse professional musicians collaborate, compose, and play music that is a celebration of body and soul. 

Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

Friday Nights at the de Young presents ART/FILM: Mr. Turner Up Close, a Fine Arts Museums and San Francisco Film Society collaboration.

Join us for a lively discussion on how art is portrayed in film with San Francisco Film Society Director Noah Cowan and FAMSF Curator-in-Charge of European Paintings Esther Bell. The discussion will feature clips from Mr. Turner, (2014, 150 minutes) and J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free.

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Friday Nights at the de Young Celebrates "J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free"

Turner, Snow Storm—Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth
June 19, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm

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.

Astor & Pollux
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

Open Studio Hours
June 3–28, 2015
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday Nights until 8:30 pm

Raw Shack (Musical Game Piece) 7–8 pm
Musicians including Bill Wolter, Ayla Xander Dozier, Shireen Amini, Gregory Hagan, Tina Fagnani, and Sheila Bosco perform Feeney's fast-paced and fun improvisational game piece, Raw Shack. Musicians have to quickly interpret written instructions on cue cards. 

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.

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Snow Storm—Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth, exhibited 1842
Wilsey Court
6:00 pm

Dave Dunning of Legend Theatrical will feature a contemporary light installation in Wilsey Court that draws inspiration from the use of color and motion in J. M. W. Turner's work.

Musical Art Quintet
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Live music by Musical Art Quintet featuring Jory Fankuchen, violin; Anthony Blea, violin; Charith Premawardhana, viola; Lewis Patzner, cello; Sascha Jacobsen, bass; Eric Garland, drums; Alex Murzyn, saxophone/clarinet; Nick Tocco, guitar; and Naje, vocalist.

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Peace—Burial at Sea, exhibited 1842
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

Sam Smiles will present the themes of the special exhibition J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free, namely that Turner was an audacious artist but also keenly engaged with the events and technological developments of early Victorian Britain.

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Friday Nights at the de Young: Revisiting South of Market: A Multigenerational Conversation about Change in the Bay Area

Janet Delaney, Merchantile Building, Mission at Third Street, 1980
June 12, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm

Friday Nights at the de Young, in partnership with the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley, presents three unique programs that celebrate and respond to Janet Delaney: South of Market, currently on view at the de Young. The events occur on June 5, 12, and July 17.

June 12, 2015: Part 2 - Keeping San Francisco Alive: A Frank Conversation

Astor & Pollux
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

Open Studio Hours
June 3–28, 2015
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday Nights until 8:30 pm

Music Inspired by Art 7–8 pm
Composer Gabriela Lena Frank will give a discussion and performance about Ira Arca, an artwork she commissioned from Feeney. Other musicians including Bill Wolter and Wally Scharold will play short vignettes inspired by Feeney's Musical Anatomy artworks.

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.

Inspired by Janet Delaney: South of Market, the art table activity will feature a community map of San Francisco. Draw your favorite destinations, memorable places, and community spaces to the map. Watch the map grow and change throughout the night!

Friday Night 2014
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

“Sustaining the Arts” will feature a dozen organizations working to bring awareness to displacement issues being faced from residents, artists, and arts organizations across the city. Join us in creating a place where we can discuss ideas and strategies about how to sustain cities and the arts.

Janet Delaney, Second at Market Street, 1986
Koret Auditorium
7:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion that aims to offer a historical and contemporary perspective on the role of the arts in urban planning and public policy in San Francisco. Discussion points will explore exemplary case studies, pivotal policy decisions, creative compromises, and new alternatives that affect the changing cultural life of our city.

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