Friday Nights at the de Young: San Francisco & Amsterdam | Golden Gate Park
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de Young Museum | 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA
Friday, May 31, 2013
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Amsterdam and San Francisco have a lot in common beyond being named the world’s top two destinations by Lonely Planet. Celebrate diversity, multiculturalism, and creative expression while exploring the themes these cities share.
Orange Nights at the de Young | May 31, 2013
6-8:30 pm: Live Performance, Music, and Dance Party (Wilsey Court) – Hosted by Mica Sigourney
- 6–6:20 pm: Lion dance by Kei Lun Martial Arts
- 6:30–7:15 pm: Performance by SF Gay Men’s Chorus
- 7:30–8:30 pm: Live Latin music by La Gente
6-8 pm: Art Making with Rickshaw Bagworks (Lobby) – Come visit San Francisco’s own Rickshaw Bagworks. View hand-sewn bags and make a bicycle pennant for your own special Dutch or San Francisco bike. These projects help visitors of all ages get up close and personal with the artistic process. Join the museum teaching artists to create an artwork of your own to take home. Game consoles invite visitors to engage with a specially curated selection of Dutch games, organized by Dutch Game Garden.
6-8:30 pm: Student Art and Dutch Bikes (Piazzoni Murals Room) – See a special exhibition of posters created by students from San Francisco’s California College of Arts during a workshop with Amsterdam-based graphic design team Cobbenhagen Hendriksen. Plus, see a display of Dutch bikes from My Dutch Bike.
7-8 pm: “Intimate Talks” | Amsterdam and San Francisco (Hamon Education Tower) – “Intimate Talks” and storytelling with San Francisco-based Dutch children’s book author Maria van Lieshout.
7-8 pm: Micro-Presentations on Amsterdam and San Francisco (Koret Auditorium) – These two cities have much in common: liberal politics, cultural diversity, and urban innovation, to name just a few. To celebrate the themes that link these two hubs of creative expression, join the Consulate General of the Netherlands and the de Young Museum for five fast-paced micro-presentations inspired by the favorite cities of both residents and visitors.
The moderator is Arne Bakker, UC Berkeley and presenters include:
- City bike culture: John Calaway, SF Bicycle Coalition
- Urban Sustainability: Gordon Feller, Meeting of the Minds
- HIV research: Pleuni Pennings, Stanford University
- Hippie movement and changing drug attitudes: David Presti, UC Berkeley