As the Fourth of July weekend gets underway, the current season of Friday Nights at the DeYoung at San Francisco’s DeYoung Museum continues into the month of July. And this week event gets into the occasion.
This week, it’s Firecracker Friday-Swing Dance Party Celebrating America. This program will feature master dance coach/hostess Cynthia Glinka, who will be on hand teaching partner dance stylings of the 1920’s. There will also be live music from Don Neely, vocalist Carla Normand, and the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra of San Francisco, all renowned for authentically performing the sounds of the 1920s.
July 10th’s event celebrates the special exhibition currently on view, J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free with live music from the genre-bending jazz band, Adam Theis & NOT a Brass Band, along with a guest lecture from Dr. Sheena Wagstaff of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Attention will soon turned to the exhibition Janet Delaney: South of Market on July 17th, as the program Art in City: The City in the Art, conducted by the DeYoung Museum and UC Berkeley’s Arts Research Center, concludes its run with an evening of art, performances, readings and music.
On the 24th, DeYoung Museum hosts World Music/World Art. The program will feature The Fifth Annual Fair Trade Bazaar, featuring products from international artisans. Visitors will be able to shop for items including jewelry, textiles and native handcrafts. There will also be live music and dance party from La Gente and Dholrythms Dance Company of Non Stop Bhangra. On the last day of July, it’s Visual Sound, again celebrating the J.M.W. Turner exhibition, with a film screening of the documentary Juan Jaula es John Cage, live music from StringQuake Trio and Mariachi Nueva Generación.
July’s events include Artist-in- Residence artists Chris Treggiari and Victoria Mara Heilweil, as well as a mixed-media art making station. Log on to deyoung.famsf.org.