What are your Friday night plans?

Friday Nights at the de Young are after-hours art "happenings" that include a mix of live music, dance and theater performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demonstrations, hands-on art activities, and exhibition tours. Local artists conduct drop-in workshops, debut new commissions, display their art, and take part in conversations about the creative process. The café offers a special Friday Night menu and specialty cocktails, and the observation tower is open until 8 pm. Artist Fellows, Artists-in-Residence, curators, scholars, and arts educators all play an active role in making Friday Nights an engaging museum experience for all.

If you haven’t checked out a Friday Nights event yet, be sure to join the de Young this Friday, August 19, for “California Brazil Camp Part 1”, featuring live music by Chico Pinheiro Trio. Born in São Paulo, guitarist, composer, and arranger Chico Pinheiro is considered one of the most expressive artists of Contemporary Brazilian Music. He returns to the de Young for the 7th year with his trio featuring Celso Alberti on drums, Scott Thompson on bass, and Chico Pinheiro on guitar.

After hours is when all the fun happens. To learn more, check out the website and the Facebook event page. Here’s to more art-filled Friday nights!

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