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Free Friday Nights at the de Young | 2011 Grand Opening

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Friday, January 14, 2011 - 5:00 pm to 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Programs are free and open to the public, but does not include admission to the museum's galleries

Event Details

The sixth season of the free Friday Nights at the  de Young Museum kicks off on January 14, 2011 with live music, art workshops, live painting and special lecture on “Absinthe: History in a Bottle”

Live music by wild jazz band Le Chat Lunatique
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Wilsey Court

As unpredictable, fearless, and entertaining as their namesake, Le Chat Lunatique purveys an addictive genre they call “filthy, mangy jazz,” a signature sound that makes you want to smoke and drink too much—if only you could get off the dance floor.

“Absinthe: History in a Bottle”
7:00 p.m.
Koret Auditorium
Special lecture by Barnaby Conrad, author and Fine Arts Museums Trustee.

Tableaux Vivants
6:00–8:30 p.m.
Piazzoni Murals Room
Hang out with artists Berthe Morisot (Peggy Gyulai), Vincent van Gogh (Jeremy Sutton), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Jef Valentine), and Paul Gauguin (Marius Starkey). Watch them paint and have your portrait taken.

Art making with Mademoiselle Kim
6:00–8:45 pm
Hands-on art making for all ages.

January Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Ewing
6:00–8:45 p.m.
Artist Studio/Kimball Education Gallery
Visit January artist-in-residence Jennifer Ewing and her installation Spirit Boat Directions.

About Friday Nights at the De Young
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 cafe 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. All Friday Night programming is free unless otherwise noted.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*Programs are free and open to the public, but does not include admission to the museum's galleries
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