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Friday Nights at the de Young

Friday Nights at the de Young Season 11
April 17–November 27, 2015

Friday Nights at the de Young programs 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 special Friday Night menu and specialty cocktails, and the observation tower is open until 8 pm. Artist Fellows, Artists-in-Residence, curators, scholars, and arts educators all play an active role in making Friday Nights an engaging museum experience for all.

Friday Nights at the de Young: The Grand Ceilidh presented in partnership with the Caledonian Club of San Francisco

Friday Nights 2014
May 29, 2015 -

Friday Nights at the de Young presents the Grand Ceilidh in partnership with the Caledonian Club of San Francisco to bid a fond farewell to Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Entertainment for the evening will feature performances by the Prince Charles (Caledonian Club of San Francisco) Pipe BandSt.

Trio of One Fiddler Michael Mullen
Wilsey Court
5:45 pm
Trio of One Fiddler Michael Mullen returns to the de Young for a proper Scottish celebration.
Set times
6:00–6:40 pm
Piazzoni Murals Room
5:45 pm

Join us in the re-incarnated Piazzoni Murals Room Scottish Pub co-presented with The Caledonian Club of San Francisco. Enjoy live performances from Valkyrie featuring Erin Ruth Thompson, and singer/comedian and Emcee Kristan Robbie Anderson performing jigs, reels, and pub favorites. 

Set times

5:45–6:15 pm "Charlie's Welcome"
6:15–6:45 pm 
7:00-7:20 pm feating Erin Ruth Thompson & Michael Mullen

Buchanan Court
6:00 pm

Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity.

All the Aces, Ben Venom
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

May 6–31
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday Nights 6–8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio

Thrill of It All

Tonight, join us in celebrating the artist's residency with refreshments.

Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

Smilebooth is back! Travel nearly 5,000 miles to the Scottish Highlands! Document your travels with Smilebooth in the museum's Scottish pub. Smilebooth will be accompanied by Scottish accessories and merry-makers with which visitors may pose.

Smilebooth creates fun interactive photo experiences designed to engage users and amplify messages through social media using the latest photographic technology–enabling its users to document and share memorable moments captured at your event.

Prince Charles Pipe Band
Wilsey Court
6:40 pm

Set times
6:45–7:00 pm
8–8:15 pm

St. Andrew's Guild
Wilsey Court
6:55 pm

Join us in paying homage to Mary Queen of Scots and hold court at the deYoung during the festivities on Friday May 29.

St. Andrew’s Guild is a non-profit educational group. The Guild travels to schools and Scottish Festivals to bring to life the Court of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland as it was in the year 1562.

Parker, Anti-Mass, 2005
Koret Auditorium
7:00 pm

"Left Coast goes to the de Young" presents new works by Jean Ahn, Nick Benavides, Jonathan Hollan, Emily Koh, Mei-Fang Lin, and Ryan Suleiman.

John Singer Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw
Herbst Exhibition Galleries
7:00 pm

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young with a pre-reserved spot on a docent led tour of Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Coupons and other discounts do not apply.

May 29, 2015 - 6:00pm

Support for Friday Nights at the de Young is provided by Hanson Bridgett, the Koret Foundation, and the Estate of Delores M. Schweizer. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Chronicle.

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