Friday Nights at the de Young

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
Cost: Free


Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.