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Cultural Encounters: Friday Nights at the de Young presents Erik Jekabson Quartet + Strings, Closing Reception for Ken Holden, and the de Young Poetry Series

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On Friday nights, the entire museum is open until 8:45 p.m. Friday Nights at the de Young offers a variety of interdisciplinary arts programs, including live music, poetry, films, dance, tours, and lectures. The café is open with a special Friday Nights dinner menu, and a no-host cocktail bar is serving drinks. There are art making activities for everyone. Programs are subject to change.

Wilsey Court
6:30–7:15 and 7:45–8:30 p.m.
Erik Jekabson Quartet and Strings
play modern jazz. Erik Jekabson has led and performed with bands in New Orleans, New York, and around the country. Featuring Erik Jekabson, trumpet; Dayna Stephens, tenor sax; Anthony Blea, violin; Charith Prewardhana, viola; John Wiitala, bass; Smith Dobson, drums.

Koret Auditorium
7:00 p.m.
The de Young Poetry Series
presents a book signing and reading with Bay Area poets Andrew Joron, Rachel Loden, and C. S. Giscombe. Click here for more information.

6:00–8:30 p.m.
Hands-on art making for everyone
with Art Diva Kim Erickson. Create a brooch inspired by nature.

Artist Studio/Kimball Education Gallery
6:00–8:30 p.m.
Closing Reception for Ken Holden’s installation Visual Interpretations in Photography.

Join fine arts photographer Ken Holden to learn what a photo anagram is and how to interpret an environment with an impressionistic eye. Bring your camera to experiment with photo anagrams and impressionism.

Partner, Donor, Sponsor Credits
Friday Nights at the de Young is supported by the Koret Foundation. Friday Nights at the de Young is part of the Fine Arts Museums’ Cultural Encounters initiative, generously funded by The James Irvine Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Columbia Foundation, and the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation.

Programs are subject to change.



Ticket Information

Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Museum general admission is always free to members; regular admission fees apply for non-members to visit the galleries. The de Young Poetry series is free to members and students with a valid I.D.; $5 general.

Contact Information

Nicole Schach