Tribute to the Cockettes: Piano Bar & Live Performances | de Young
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de Young Museum | 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Friday, September 19, 2014
Friday Nights at the de Young | Fall 2018Becca BanditFuncheapSeptember 19, 2014 | 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Tonight, they celebrate Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay with a tribute to the Cockettes, the theater troupe Friedkin documented in a series of photographs on view in the exhibition.“Following the Thread,” by Artist-in-Residence Adele CrawfordKimball Education Gallery6:00 pm
Adele Crawford’s work investigates transience and impermanence. Drawing from an ever-expanding collection of commonplace materials, she explores elements of past and present. Selecting obsolete things, such as photographs from the 1800s, vintage books, or personal papers, she alters their appearance and creates for them a new intention. Process drives her work, which is slow, reflective, and repetitive as she dissects, alters, and reconfigures.Mixed-Media Art-Making StationsBuchanan Court6:00 pm
Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone, of all ages, to tap into their creativity.Piano Bar and Live Performances by the ThrillpeddlersWilsey Court6:30 pm
Show-stopping numbers first performed by the Cockettes, the theater troupe documented in the early 1970s in photographs on view in Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay, are brought to life again. The stars of the Thrillpeddlers, including original members of the Cockettes, recreate scenes from “Pearls over Shanghai,” “Hot Greeks,” “Vice Palace,” and “Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma,” which took place in front of the old de Young building many years ago.Film Screening: A Tribute to the CockettesKoret Auditorium7:00 pm
David Weissman, producer and co-director (with Bill Weber) of the 2002 documentary The Cockettes, will present film clips of the legendary Cockettes, including the 1971 classic, Tricia’s Wedding, along with some other select Cockettes stories and delights.