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Friday Nights at the de Young: When the World Came to San Francisco

Friday Night
October 30, 2015 -
5:00pm8:45pm

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.

Friday Nights 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.

The art table project this week features international flags represented at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Create an international flag or design your own unique flag to fly!

Abruzzese, Mapping: Alameda County Demographics
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

October 7, 2015 – November 1, 2015
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm plus Friday Nights until 8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception Friday Night, October 30, 6–8:30 pm: Join us in celebrating the artist’s residency with light refreshments

San Francisco–based artist Carlo Abruzzese transforms data from the US Census—demographic information that ranges from race, ethnicity, and religious affiliation to wealth, poverty, and unemployment—into compelling and meticulous paintings.

Art Smith with his biplane
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

When the world came to San Francisco, Edwardian dress was all the rage. According to Sears, "a sailor dress is always stylish." Evoke the era with costumes and accessories from the ACT Costume Shop and channel your best Charlie Chaplin or Lillian Gish for a portrait by photographer Jonathan Saunders

Pangea
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Pangea Futbol Club is a multinational band from San Francisco, California, formed in 2007. The band describes itself as a celebration of sounds from all around the globe, delivering a festive and contagious music that travels across genres and rhythms of different origins. From Flamenco to West-African, from South-American Cumbia to Middle Easter, the band visits styles and forms with no prejudgment and with absolute freshness. The band also makes special use of folk instruments from around the world like charango, ronroco, quena or dumbec.

Hypnosis Docent Tours
Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
6:30 pm

In this two part series, artists Cara Levine and Carissa Potter invite you to interact with the museum's exhibitions from a state of re-centered mind-body aptitude and oneness.

When the World Came to San Francisco
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

"When the World Came to San Francisco" (2015, 79 min.) is a drama-documentary about the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. Through a reenactment of Reyna Belasco Rosenthal (1895-1976) being interviewed by a reporter in 1965, she tells of the Vaudeville era at the turn-of-the-century, the great earthquake, Luisa Tetrazzini celebrating reconstruction, and finally, how the idea for the fair came about and visiting the fair itself.

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Friday Nights at the de Young: Picturing the Past

Friday Night
October 23, 2015 -
5:00pm8:45pm

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.

Friday Nights 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.

Make your own recycled camera using vintage magazines and postcards!

Abruzzese, Mapping: Alameda County Demographics
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

October 7, 2015 – November 1, 2015
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm plus Friday Nights until 8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception Friday Night, October 30, 6–8:30 pm: Join us in celebrating the artist’s residency with light refreshments

San Francisco–based artist Carlo Abruzzese transforms data from the US Census—demographic information that ranges from race, ethnicity, and religious affiliation to wealth, poverty, and unemployment—into compelling and meticulous paintings.

Rob Reich Quintet
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

1915 was an exciting time for San Francisco as well as a pivotal point for American music. The Ragtime Era was just about to give way to the immense popularity of Jazz and Blues. Tin Pan Alley was in high gear, producing songs like "Hello, Frisco!" and "San Francisco (At That San-Fran-Pan-American Fair)".

For this concert, accordionist Rob Reich and his quintet will perform a collection of tunes from the time, rejuvenated with new whimsical arrangements and a good dose of freedom and improvisation.

Ben Goldberg - clarinets

Ila Cantor - guitar

Tintype Portrait Demonstrations by Kari Orvik Tintype Studio
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:30 pm

Join San Francisco tintype photographer Kari Orvik for portrait demonstrations using the historic wet-plate collodion photographic process. Introduced in 1851, this silver-based process was used to create direct-positive images on glass or metal plates - each hand-poured before the image was taken, and developed in a darkroom immediately afterwards. 

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Friday Nights at the de Young

Friday Night
October 16, 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.

In the spirit of celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition and the opening of special exhibition Jewel City: Art from San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition, Friday Night visitors will make unique celebratory postcards inspired by the iconic world fair advertisements.

Abruzzese, Mapping: Alameda County Demographics
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

October 7, 2015 – November 1, 2015
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm plus Friday Nights until 8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception Friday Night, October 30, 6–8:30 pm: Join us in celebrating the artist’s residency with light refreshments

San Francisco–based artist Carlo Abruzzese transforms data from the US Census—demographic information that ranges from race, ethnicity, and religious affiliation to wealth, poverty, and unemployment—into compelling and meticulous paintings.

Ben Ahn
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Back by popular demand! Live Music by Ben Ahn.

In 1915, the `ukulele made its introduction to the continental United States at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. To celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the event, musician Ben Ahn will take the audience on a journey across time and genre on the musical instrument America has come to love. Listen and see how the `ukulele has evolved with music, as this show will have a taste of tunes for every generation.

van Rysselberghe, Garden of the Generalife in Granada
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

Nine years after San Francisco was rocked by the great earthquake of 1906, the city was the site of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, a world’s fair that included one of the largest art exhibitions ever presented on the West Coast. This talk gives an overview of the great “artquake” of 1915 and the aftershocks that are still being felt in San Francisco’s cultural institutions.

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Friday Nights at the de Young: 40 Years of Persistence in the San Francisco Arts Community

Friday Night
October 9, 2015 -
5:00pm8:45pm

Join ArtSpan at this special Friday Nights at the de Young with live art performances, video art, and an intriguing panel discussion that features several generations of San Francisco artists who persist in this changing city. From the disco days to the technology craze, we will celebrate 40 years of SF Open Studios and the artists who live and work in San Francisco.

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.

This week's theme focuses on San Francisco artists and art practice.  Join us at the art table and make your own sketchbook and learn about how artists work!

ArtSpan 40th Anniversary
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

ArtSpan Artists to represent each weekend of SF Open Studios

SFOS Weekend 1:

  • Wendy Robushi (Paper Assemblage, Bayview/Hunters Point neighborhood)

SFOS Weekend 2: 

SFOS Weekend 3:

ArtSpan 40th Anniversary
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

ArtSpan information table and SF Open Studio Guide Giveaway!

Abruzzese, Mapping: Alameda County Demographics
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

October 7, 2015 – November 1, 2015
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm plus Friday Nights until 8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception Friday Night, October 30, 6–8:30 pm: Join us in celebrating the artist’s residency with light refreshments

San Francisco–based artist Carlo Abruzzese transforms data from the US Census—demographic information that ranges from race, ethnicity, and religious affiliation to wealth, poverty, and unemployment—into compelling and meticulous paintings.

ArtSpan 40th Anniversary
Koret Auditorium
6:00 pm

Video art presentations will play in Koret Auditorium between 6–7 pm.

Featured artists include:

  • Brett Walker, selected shorts from "No Guage Filmmaking"
  • Andrew Paynter, Andrew Sumner, and Brett Walker, "Insifficiently Breathless"
  • Romy Randev, "Bardo"
  • Jon Fischer, "Postcard 28" and "Ideas at Ocean Beach"
Kugelplex
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Kugelplex is California’s rockin’-est purveyor of klezmer and old-world party music. Formed in 2001, the group plays wild, soulful dance music at events throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and beyond. Kugelplex has performed with Joan Baez, the Oakland Symphony, the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, and Frank London (founder of the Klezmatics) and many other artists.

Kugelplex:

Jason Ditzian (clarinet)

Dan Cantrell (accordion)

Lila Sklar (violin)

Eric Perney (bass)

Michael Pinkham (Percussion)

Max Baloian (guitar, enthusiasm)

SF Open Studio Art
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

Panel Discussion:"Persisting as an Artist in San Francisco" features several generations of SF Open Studios Artists and is moderated by Joen Madonna, Executive Director of ArtSpan.

Panelists include:  

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Friday Nights at the de Young: E wehe ana i ka maoli (uncovering what is real): an evening celebrating the artistry of Pacific Island tattoo

Friday Night
October 2, 2015 -
5:00pm8:45pm

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.

Taro Hattori, Dragging the Right Chord
Kimball Education Gallery
4:30 pm

September 2, 2015–October 4, 2015
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm* and Fridays 4:30–8:30 pm 
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception Friday Night, September 25, 6–8:30 pm: Join us in celebrating the artist’s residency with light refreshments

Tattoo implements and ink bowl.
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

Explore traditional and contemporary tattoo designs and motifs through the works of Sulu'ape Keone Nunes and Pacific Islander tattoo artists from around the Bay Area. 

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.

This week's art table project is inspired by tattoo art of the Pacific Islands.

Finn Gruva
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Born Haifine Latapu, Finn is an artist, a song writer, a composer, and producer for Gruva Music™. 

Sulu'ape Keone Nunes
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

Sulu'ape Keone Nunes is one of the leading experts on Hawaiian culture, customs, and kākau (tattooing). 

Nunes uses only traditional Hawaiian tools in his works and his protocols for practice are rooted in a long genealogical lineage. He studied under the late Su'a Sulu'ape Paulo (Samoa) in the use of traditional Polynesian implementations and under several Hawaiian kupuna (elders) in tattooing traditions. Nunes is also an educator and community leader, and he lectures and works internationally.

Sulu'ape Keone Nunes and Keli'i Makua
Wilsey Court
8:10 pm

Sulu'ape Keone Nunes, Kawika Au, Keli'i Makua, and guest tattoo artists show their designs in a tattoo showcase featuring works on skin and clothing. Guest artists include: Lomani Gaunavinaka; Humble Beginnings Tattoo (Sef Samatua, Chris Gonzalez, and Melissa Manuel); Andrew Kealoha; John Palega; and Soul Signature Tattoo (Joel Albanez and C.J. Gopez).

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Live Music by Owana Mahelalani-Rose Salazar

Owana Mahelalani-Rose Salazar
August 29, 2015 -
2:15pm3:00pm

Singer Owana Mahelalani-Rose Salazar is currently the only known female steel player in Hawai'i and is among the few wahine (female) slack key players. As a respected vocalist, kīhō’alu (slack key) and steel guitarist, Owana Salazar possesses the ability to reach out in song to imtimately embrace her audience. Her profound interpretations of Hawaiian classics, traditional and contemporary music, and jazz standards reflect her royal Hawaiian ancestry and upbringing in contemporary Hawai'i.

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Live Music of the Mediterranean by Agapi Mou

Agapi Mou
August 14, 2015 -
6:30pm8:30pm

Using violin, voice, clarinet, Greek lute (laouto), and percussion, Agapi Mou takes you on a listening tour of the diverse regional styles found in Greek music. Stops on the itinerary include the islands of Crete, Rhodes, Amorgos, Ikaria, Mytillini, as well as the mainland regions of Thrace, Macedonia, Epirus, and the Peloponnese. And lastly, because love and songs respect no boundaries, don’t be surprised by a cross-border stopover in Albania, Turkey, or perhaps Armenia.

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Fifth Annual SOME THING Tiara Sensation Pageant

SOME THING Tiara Sensation Pageant
September 25, 2015 -
6:30pm8:00pm

During the Fifth Annual SOME THING Tiara Sensation Pageant, our contestants will show their talents and abilities using their artistry to woo the audience and persuade the judges to crown one of them the next Tiara Sensation of San Francisco.

SOME THING is a weekly party that allows us to explore, open, and redefine drag performance through traditional lipsynch, dance, live singing, vaudevillian antics, and the creation of new personas (regardless of race, gender, or color).

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Visible Music Inspired by Turner: by Artist Peggy Gyulai and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra All-Star Quintet

Peggy Gyulai and San Francisco Chamber All-Star Quintet
September 18, 2015 -
6:30pm8:30pm

Inspired by the power and atmosphere of J.M.W. Turner's paintings, painter Peggy Gyulai joins five musical virtuosos from the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra to present a unique evening of live musical performance and painting.

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