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Docent Lecture: "Thirty-Minute Spotlight: The Ancient Maya and the Roots of our Addiction to Chocolate", by Mina Shea

Plate with monkey and cacao pods, 600–900 AD
November 1, 2016 -

Did you know that the ancient Maya were passionate about chocolate? Through narratives on Maya ceramics and their hieroglyphic writings, we discover that the Maya treasured chocolate and recent discoveries provide scientific verification.

Reading by Gary Kamiya

Cool Grey City of Love
October 21, 2016 -

Author Gary Kamiya will be joining Musical Art Quintet for a special evening celebrating our city, San Francisco. Kamiya will read George Sterling's poem, The Cool, Grey City of Love, as well as three of his own pieces preceding each of the movements of Sascha's chamber compositions entitled Sin City (on the Barbary Coast), Earthquakes (on the city's many transformations) and Dancing on the Brink of the World (on the city's natural splendor).

Photo Booth by Suzhou Travel

Humble Administrator’s Garden
October 21, 2016 -

From Chinatown in San Francisco to the city of Suzhou in China, immersion in the rich culture of the Far East is an eye-opening experience. Suzhou Tourism invites you to transport yourself to the "Venice of China" through a photo booth experience that will allow you to take a picture or two of your "travels" in the city - no visa required. Share your photos on social media with the official hashtag #TravelSuzhou.

Forró Dance Class

Bruno and Michelle Solis
October 28, 2016 -

Bruno and Michelle Solis have been dancing for over four years together and are currently teaching Forró and Samba de Gafieira in Berkeley at Brasarte. 

Come dance in a traditional Northeastern Brazilian style!

Film Screening: "Labyrinth" starring David Bowie

The Labyrinth, 1986
October 14, 2016 -

Labyrinth (1986, 101 minutes) is a fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, executive produced by George Lucas, and based upon conceptual designs by Brian Froud. The film revolves around 15 year-old Sarah's (Jennifer Connelly) quest to reach the center of an enormous otherworldly maze to rescue her infant brother Toby, who has been kidnapped by Jareth, the Goblin King (David Bowie).

Artist Demonstrations: ArtSpan's Visual Art Revolution celebrating SF Open Studios 2016

October 14, 2016 -

SF Open Studios, the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, is an annual month-long art happening in October and November that showcases more than 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios.

ArtSpan artists represent each weekend of SF Open Studios 2016. See them all tonight at the de Young and in their studios on the following weekends:

Live Music by Classical Revolution

October 14, 2016 -

Live music celebrating revolutionary artists Ludwig van Beethoven and David Bowie by The Beethoven Symphony also known as Classical Revolution. Classical Revolution celebrates their 10th anniversary and performs the complete Beethoven Symphonies in various venues around the Bay Area, including at Friday Nights at the de Young, where they perform Symphony No. 7 in A Major and renditions of revolutionary David Bowie, featuring local guest musicians.


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