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Full Swing Ahead
6:00–6:30 p.m. (dance lessons) and 6:30–8:30 p.m. (live music)
The always-popular coach and choreographer Cynthia Glinka instructs, inspires, and entertains. With her dance tips and tricks, you won't miss a beat! Join us on the dance floor and learn some new moves, partner-dance style.
Jonathan Poretz and the Moodswing Orchestra. The "Rat Pack Is Back" alum Jonathan Poretz swings the songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Bobby Darin, and Tony Bennett. He is backed by Mike Young's 12-piece Moodswing Orchestra, known for its authentic covers of the greatest big bands of the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s. Bring your dancing shoes!
"Ruth Asawa: Roots of an Artist" documentary: World Premiere (38 min.)
7:15 p.m. doors open
There will be limited seating. Free tickets will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. Reservations will not be taken.
*Due to high demand for the world premiere, we are announcing two additional showings of "Ruth Asawa: Roots of an Artist" on March 11 in Koret Auditorium. It will be incorporated into our Friday Night programming. First screening will be at 6:30 p.m. followed by a 7:30 p.m. showing. It will be free and a first-come-first-seated basis.
The world premiere of the documentary film Ruth Asawa: Roots of an Artist tells the story of world-famous artist Ruth Asawa, who has been a tireless advocate for community art projects and art education in public schools. This film is a collaboration between filmmaker Bob Toy, Lola Fraknoi of Bethany Center, and the Academy of Art University. Asawa’s family and Toy, the film’s director, will be present to answer questions and to celebrate the life of the beloved San Francisco artist.
This Friday Night, construct a wire sculpture inspired by Ruth Asawa with de Young Artists.
Make a totem boat with January’s Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Ewing in her installation Spirit Boat Directions. Also, enjoy a poetry reading by Al averbach at 6:30 p.m. in the Kimball Education gallery.