Friday Nights at the de Young : Carnaval | GG Park
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
Friday Nights at the de Young the museum stays open late and hosts all sorts of interesting events, concerts, art projects and lectures. Although regular admission prices still apply to visit the museum’s galleries, all of the events below are in the public spaces of the museum are completely free and open to the public
Wilsey Court – 5:30–8:45 p.m.
Carnaval’s Many Cultures, with a Mission Twist: Visual Euphoria, organized by Roberto Hernandez. Immerse yourself in a digital installation of Mission murals and outstanding Carnaval photographs and meet Carnaval artists featured in Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo.
5:50 PM – Zumba by Jaime Martinez of Latin American Workout
6:10 PM – Latin All Stars
7:00 PM – Mixtiso
7:15 PM – Tradicion Afro Peruana
7:35 PM – Loco Bloco
7:55 PM – Sista-wit-Style
8:10 PM – Tambores de Colombia
8:25 PM – Foga Na Roupa
Hands-on art making for everyone, with “art diva” Kim Erickson. Construct a Carnaval headdress inspired by the museum’s Mesoamerican art collection.
Koret Auditorium – 7:00 p.m.
Special talks organized by Annice Jacoby.
Annice Jacoby, editor of Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo will speak on the Mission’s celebratory mural tradition that captures the annual revelry of Carnaval. Director, cultural historian, and author Judy Slattum leads journeys investigating art and ritual all over the world. She will explain the Dionysian roots of Carnaval and the elements of raucous abandon that still permeate the festivities today. Lou Dematteis, acclaimed photojournalist, and writer Willy Lizarraga will tell the story of Carnaval’s origin in San Francisco. Performances will include archival images, Mestre Beiçola playing pandeiro, and Carnaval dancer Akiva Anders.
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