Friday Nights at the de Young programs 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. 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. The café offers a special Friday Night menu and specialty cocktails, and the observation tower is open until 8pm. Those seeking a more comprehensive experience may want to opt for the Friday Night Package which includes a pre-reserved spot on a docent-led tour of Ed Ruscha and the Great American West. The package also includes an exhibition ticket and a complimentary beverage. Tours begin promptly at 7pm and typically last 45–60 minutes. The cost of the package is $17 for members $17 and $25 for non-members. Programming and general admission to the permanent collection galleries are free of charge during Friday Nights at the de Young.
If You Go:
When: Friday, October 7 from 5 p.m.–8:45 p.m.
Where: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118