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August Schedule for Friday Nights at the DeYoung

This Friday, the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco continues their Friday Nights at the de Young program through the month of August, beginning this coming Friday with Oakland Pride Night. This event continues the celebration of the exhibition Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay (on view until January 2015).

Organized by Oakland Pride and the East Bay Express, the event will feature an artist demonstration by artist Kelvin M. Young, who will demonstrate his painting process, which starts with raw canvas and applications of paint with various techniques including staining and dripping. Also featured that day is a screening of the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, where there will be prizes awarded to the best costumes and live music from instrumentalists Kippy Marks and Kymberly Jackson.

On August 15th and 22nd, there will be the two-part event Brazil Camp at the DeYoung. The organization from the small town of Cazadero, California brings the experience of Brazilian music and dance culture through a full-immersion educational program. Features on the first night include an artist demonstration from artists Calixto Robles and Alexandra Blum, and live music from Grupo Falso Baiano. Meanwhile, features of night two include live music from the Chico Pinheiro Group, one of the leading figures in modern Brazillian music. Both nights feature a Modernism Tour Package in the Herbst Exhibition Galleries.

Finally on August 29th, DeYoung will present the event Mixed Music Fusion, featuring the music of the Broken Shadows Family Band, and Oakland-based group featuring an all-star cast of musicians from divergent backgrounds, and whose music ranges from Americana to R&B and jazz, to classical Arabic.

All nights will feature mixed-media art making studios. Log on to for more information.

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