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40 Years of “Beach Blanket Babylon” Celebration | Friday Nights at the de Young

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 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


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.

Friday, May 16, 2014
40 Years of Beach Blanket Babylon | Friday Nights at the de Young | Fall 2018

The de Young Museum celebrates 40 years of comedy, music, and fun with Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon. Find the special display of two hats from the show in Wilsey Court.

Schedule for May 16, 2014

6:30 pm: Performance: Live Music by FOG with a special presentation by “Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon” – Wilsey Court

  • 6:30–7:15 pm: Live music by FOG
  • 7:15 pm: Special performance by a cast member from Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon
  • 7:45–8:30 pm: Live music by FOG

FOG is a San Francisco group with a deep tradition in jazz and improvised music, featuring Brian Melvin on drums, Jeff Chimenti on piano, Brad Buethe on guitar, and Peter Barshay on bass. The group blends beautiful renditions of music by the Beatles, the Grateful Dead, Peter Gabriel, Bob Marley, Paul Simon, and Bob Dylan with original compositions.

7 pm: Film Screening: “Monterey Pop” (1968, 78 min.) – Koret Auditorium
On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey would propel the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few among a wildly diverse group of performers that included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, the Byrds, Hugh Masekela, and Ravi Shankar. In his characteristic vérité style, D. A.

6:30 pm: Mixed-Media Art-Making Stations – Museum Lobby
Be inspired by the grand hats featured in Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon and make your own hat for the evening’s festivities.


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Cost: FREE*
*Programs are free and open to the public, but does not include admission to the museum's galleries.
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Lectures & Workshops, Live Music, Movies, San Francisco, Theater & Performance
Address: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA

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