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Live Music and Dance by Non Stop Bhangra

Bhangra Dance Lesson. Image by Odell Hussey Photography.
June 17, 2016 -
6:30pm8:30pm

Imagine a scene from a Bollywood movie in the middle of a thumping dance floor, swirling colors, the rhythm of pounding feet, & the relentless energy of brilliant beats—that's Non Stop Bhangra.  Hosting a monthly production for almost 12 years and voted as one of the best dance floor nights in San Francisco, Non Stop Bhangra is a unique experience that celebrates the beautiful and vibrant spirit of Bhangra, a traditional folk music and dance from Punjab, India.

Friday Nights at the de Young presents "Sunlit Memories and Dark Gardens"

Friday Nights at the de Young
May 27, 2016 -
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.

Dark Garden Party: Image by ShootThatKlown and Leah Vass.
Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
6:00 pm

Oscar’s Inspirations in Tableaux Vivants:  Lovely Flowers, Dangerous Plants and fashion vignettes featuring the artistry of Dark Garden Unique Corsetry.

ViVA MADRE TiERRA: Live music and performances by Carnaval San Francisco

Image created by Amie Valle.
May 20, 2016 -
6:30pm8:30pm

Carnaval San Francisco 2016 theme "ViVA MADRE TiERRA" celebrates Mother Earth's prevalence in many cultures worldwide as the manifestation of the natural world. She is the life-giver and the sustainer of life: from womb she gave origin to all plants, animals, and people.  

On May 20, 2016 Carnaval San Francisco will celebrate the life of Oscar de la Renta with a live sneak preview of the the traditional costumes, music, songs created for the parade with a special focus on Oscar de la Renta’s homeland, the Dominican Republic.


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Around the World with Oscar

Behind-the-scenes fitting with Oscar de la Renta, Spring 2013.  Image courtesy of Oscar de la Renta LLC.
May 6, 2016 -
6:00pm8:30pm

This magical evening will immerse guests in the rich global influences that inspired Oscar de la Renta’s designs. In Wilsey Court, video and audio will swirl throughout the space with flavors from Spain to China, while live performances by Fat Chance Belly Dance and Alafia Dance Ensemble will highlight the evening. A range of international costume pieces will be available for guests to try on and be photographed in against a choice of green screen backgrounds, putting them inside de la Renta’s world via a photo booth by LiveImage.

Around the World with Oscar

Orange and metallic striped silk chiffon, raspberry silk gauze. Spring1982. Image courtesy of Kent State University Museum.
May 6, 2016 -
6:00pm8:30pm

This magical evening will immerse guests in the rich global influences that inspired Oscar de la Renta’s designs. In Wilsey Court, video and audio will swirl throughout the space with flavors from Spain to China, while live performances by Fat Chance Belly Dance and Alafia Dance Ensemble will highlight the evening. A range of international costume pieces will be available for guests to try on and be photographed in against a choice of green screen backgrounds, putting them inside de la Renta’s world via a photo booth by LiveImage.

Docent Lecture: "Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective", by Carmen Mahood

Oscar de la Renta evening dress, spring 2012. Emerald-green silk taffeta
May 8, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm

This world premiere retrospective of Oscar de la Renta’s work celebrates the life and career of one of fashion’s most influential designers. The exhibition includes more than 130 pieces produced over five decades, and is presented in collaboration with the house of de la Renta and the designer’s family. These garments are organized into thematic sections: early work; Spanish; Eastern; Russian; garden influences; daywear and eveningwear; ball gowns and red carpet ensembles.

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