Friday Night at the de Young Museum

Feel like doing something wild on a Friday night? Then join us at Friday Nights at the de Young Museum for this exhilarating event on food, flowers, and Georgia O'Keeffe! Learn to sustain yourself on flowers during the next apocalypse! Watch someone be a badass, fruit-sculpting ninja! Feel your heart beat in time to staccato-ing violins! It's all happening at the de Young!

Below is a list of events that night:

Mixed-Media Art-Making Stations

Create a mixed-media project inspired by the art work of Georgia O'Keeffe. Every week, Friday Night at the de Young offers art making to encourage everyone, of all ages, to tap into their creativity.

Live Music: Real Vocal String Quartet

The Real Vocal String Quartet plays original songs and unique arrangements that pay tribute to music from Appalachia to Kenya or Brazil, with sparkling improvisation. String quartet, string band, vocal quartet, jaw-dropping improvising world-music collective… pick a box and the Real Vocal String Quartet will think outside it, with style.

Artist Demonstration: Food Sculpture by The Invisible Underground

Ever wonder how to sculpt a piece of food? Shawn Feeney and the Invisible Underground can show you! Check him out as he sculpts seasonal fruit all evening long.

Artist Demonstration: "Flowers as Food" with the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture

Edible flower tasting. Seasonal farmers' market treat: strawberries dipped in crème fraiche and rose-petal sugar. Flower-matching and other food games. Flower seasonality chart handout

Guest Lecture: "The Future of Food and Family Farmers: Thinking about Food Utopias," by Paul V. Stock, Professor, University of Kansas @ 7 PM

From pollinating bees to dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico, how we produce and consume food says much about our relationship with the air, water, plants, and animals that surround us and nourish us. Family farmers play a vital role in the system. We all have different and deeply personal answers about what constitutes good food that are shaped by traditions, experiences, nutrition, and community. So what's in your food utopia?

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  • Kosuke H.

    Thanks Karen for organizing the meetup. It was interesting event and great to meet you all. Cheers,

    2 · May 3, 2014

    • Joseph

      Yes, thanks Karen! Was a lot of fun.

      1 · May 3, 2014

    • Wale O.

      +1 Thanks for the fun night Karen!

      1 · May 3, 2014

  • Karen

    Outside, wearing bright red sandals. You can't miss me!

    2 · May 2, 2014

    • Karen

      We're outside by the cafe.

      May 2, 2014

    • Karen

      If you see the gift store, we're heading there.

      May 2, 2014

  • Karen

    Hi, everyone! I plan to get to the museum at roughly 6 PM tomorrow and will wait outside (in the courtyard area with the rock benches, just outside the door to the inside). I will post what I'm wearing and will wait until about 6:15 PM. In case you can't make it that early though, we'll make another trip out just before 7 PM. If you expect to get there later than 7 PM, feel free to keep us posted in the comments here, and hopefully we can arrange to meet up! See you all tomorrow! :D

    3 · May 1, 2014

  • Kosuke H.

    Is there a set location to find everyone?

    May 1, 2014

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