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.
Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity.
November 4–29, 2015
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm plus Friday Nights until 8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception Friday Night, November 27, 6–8:30 pm: Join us in celebrating the artist’s residency with light refreshments
Artists from Henna Garden Events & Entertainment will decorate guests in traditional henna style.
The Danzon was born in Matanzas, Cuba in the 1870s, and descended from the Contradanza, Danza Criolla, and Habanera styles. By the turn of the century, it became Cuba’s national dance, and beginning with the first decade of the 20th century, it held the distinction of being the first widely distributed Black music of the Americas, thanks to the fledgling recording industry and US companies such as RCA, Victor, Columbia, and Brunswick.
Back by popular demand! "When the World Came to San Francisco" (2015, 79 min.) is a drama-documentary about the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. The film is based on Reyna Belasco Rosenthal's (1895–1976) 1965 interview with a reporter, where she tells of the Vaudeville era at the turn-of-the-century, the 1906 earthquake, Luisa Tetrazzini celebrating reconstruction, and finally, how the idea for the 1915 world's fair came about and visiting the fair itself.