The Friday Nights at the DeYoung program at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco rolls on into the month of July, with themes that draws into everything from the current exhibitions now on view (including Anthony Friedkin), to an upcoming multidisciplinary festival. And here is what is to come this month.
This week on July 11th, Friday Nights at the DeYoung presents Las Chicas de Esta Noche. It is a celebration of DeYoung’s current exhibition Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay. Programs include stand-up comedy from Marga Gomez and a film screening of a film on not only Friedkin’s current exhibition, but also the gay culture in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the late 1960s and early 1970s, presented by KQED Arts.
Then on July 18th comes !La Milonga del Modernismo! This is an annual tango party, featuring a guest appearance from the renowned Trio Garufa, who will be on hand in re-creating the tango dance halls of Buenos Aires in Wilsey Court. Attendees will be invited to participate, as well as watch and enjoy. In addition to music, the event will also feature a screening of 1997 musical drama Doble o Nada (Double or Nothing).
Finally on July 25th, DeYoung will present MEX I AM: live it to believe it. In partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, this is a launch of the four-day multidisciplinary festival, showcasing the best perfoming arts, culture and ideas from Mexico from July 31st to August 3rd. Information for this event can be found at www.mexiam.net. Features of this event include a fair trade bazaar and live music from group Los Cenzontles and flautist Horacio Franco.