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Robots, Performance Art & Live Music | Friday Nights at the de Young

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Friday, October 18, 2013 - 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.

de Young Museum | 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA

Event Details

Friday Nights at the de Young | Fall 2018

One of San Francisco’s most celebrated after-hours museum events returns for a fall season of 2018.

These nine Friday Nights feature free admission to the main-level galleries highlighted by a reinterpretation of contemporary art in their permanent collection and new acquisitions called Specters of Disruption. In addition, Friday Nights will offer reduced-price tickets of $14 to the exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions from 6–8:30 pm.

Through social-media moments and in-person dialogue, visitors can engage and commune with the art and with one another in a warm and welcoming setting. Enjoy specialty drinks and mocktails, coffees, teas, and snacks. Bring your friends. Strike a pose at the selfie wall. Listen to music. Make art. Activities take place from 6–8:30 pm.

Event Schedule | Friday, October 19, 2013

6-8:30 pm: Closing Reception: Artifice, by the Urbanauts, Sean Orlando and Matthew Passmore
The Urbanauts—Sean Orlando and Matthew Passmore (Rebar)——are back at the deYoung Museum for the final phase of their Artist Fellows project: Artifice

6-8:15 pm: Soundscape: F’kir (Dream Shovel) with a live performance from 6 to 6:30 pm.
This soundscape will accompany you as you begin your sensory explorations around the de Young.
Dream Shovel, composer and musician, is a producer and DJ who blends bass culture, renegade psychedelic techno, and ambient soundscape, using music to move the audience in a journey through darkness, recognition, and heart.

6-8:15 pm: Live Music: Shovelman
Shovelman is a junkyard beatnik, a shovel guitar-wielding surrealist folk superhero. Armed with a collection of pawnshop effects pedals and an old barn shovel-turned-slide guitar, Shovelman plays old-fashioned folktronica-grooves looped straight out of the ground. The sounds of Mississippi Delta blues from the electro-psychedelic future collide with the antiquated rubble of lyrical one-man-band hoboetry. Shovelman has become famous in San Francisco, where he currently resides, as well as on the West Coast festival circuit, opening for bands including Primus, Beats Antique, Sean Hayes, and Reggie Watts.

Performance Installation by Bad Unkl Sista
6:30–6:50 pm | Osher Sculpture Garden
7:15–7:35 pm | Marcus Garden of Enchantment
Bad Unkl Sista is a performance installation ensemble that fuses butoh-inspired choreography, improvised music, couture costuming, and physical-theater elements to produce site-specific experiences that seek to move each witness to a state of extraordinary and memorable being.

6:30-8:30 pm: Interactive Robots by Kal Spelletich
Kal Spelletich founded Seemen, his interactive machine art performance collective, in 1988. Since then, he has performed, exhibited, and lectured worldwide, collaborating with Survival Research Labs and a wide spectrum of countless others, from punk rock bands to scientists, politicians to NASA. He curates exhibits and is involved in politics.

6:30-8:45 pm: Live Music by LoveBomb Go-Go
The LoveBomb Go-Go Marching Band of Portland, Oregon, are “intergalactic freaks” on a mission to mend, with music, the divisions of civilization, seeking universal equality and striving to reestablish purposefulness for each and every life.

LoveBomb Go-Go is not your typical marching band. They play only original music drawn from many influences, including Balkan brass bands, the second-line street bands of New Orleans, DIY projects from all over the world, and the avant stylings of 1960s and ’70s American groups like Parliament Funkadelic and the Sun Ra Arkestra. They are now entering their second year, having in the space of one short year gone from street performance to playing for 13,000 at the World Naked Bike Ride; from Monday night at Burgerville to warming up for Grammy Award winners Rebirth Brass Band; from emerging out of the blue to playing Seattle’s popular Folklife and Bumbershoot festivals.

6:30-8:15 pm: Live Music by Gabriel Goldberg | Osher Sculpture Garden
Gabriel Goldberg is a San Francisco–based composer and musician who has been said to have the voice of an angel. The exotic qualities of his instrumentation stem from his studies of the relationships among music, resonant spaces, and spiritual experience, and he creates immersive aural experiences in site-specific concerts.

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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Address: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA