"Modern Love," presented by the San Francisco Bay Guardian | Friday Nights at the de Young

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Paul Gauguin, The Seed of the Areoi, 1892. Oil on burlap, 36 1/4 x 28 3/8 in. (92.1 x 72.1 cm). The William S. Paley Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Ride your bike to the museum and park it safely with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition!

Featuring a smokin’ rock 'n’ roll set by
Ron Loney and the Phantom Movers | 7PM
Singer/guitarist Roy Loney, who was the frontman for the Flamin' Groovies during that band’s original rockabilly/R&B–inspired incarnation, continued in a similar vein in his solo career, rock 'n' rolling with the devotion of a true believer. After leaving the Groovies in 1971, Loney assembled the Phantom Movers and maintained the rootsy spirit he had brought to the band, emphasizing raw, unpretentious American grit immune to the whims of the commercial scene.

Art Speed Dating: Get a Free Taste of Speed Dating | 6PM
Discuss art while possibly meeting the one for you! San Francisco’s hottest speed-dating company, DateSwitch.com, will be putting on a free speed-dating event. Go on a number of first dates in one night—you decide who you see again for a second date!

Live Poetry from the Poetry Store | 6PM
The Poetry Store is an interactive experience where, in three minutes or less, you get a custom poem typewritten on beautiful paper about anything you want!

Visit the Guardian Table | 6PM
Come with your San Francisco modern love story and tell it to us in 500 words or less. The best story gets published in the Guardian and wins you dinner for two and passes to the de Young Museum. You can also write your story and turn it in at the Guardian table this evening. Submissions can also be emailed to SFBGpromos@sfbg.com; please write "Modern Love" in the subject line. The deadline is October 1, 2012.

Ticket Information

Public programs are free and open to the public. Tickets are required for gallery admission. This evening includes members-only preview hours for the The William S Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism. The special exhibition will be open to the public on Saturday, September 15.

Contact Information

Gregory Stock