San Francisco is a wonderful city because there are so many hidden surprises tucked away in every neighborhood. From Specs in North Beach to Gallery 16 in SOMA to Paxton Gate in the Mission, all anyone has to do is look carefully and they’ll find a surprise in some darkened retail nook.
The Friday Night program at the De Young Museum is one such find. For the past several years Renee Baldocchi and the Education Department have been programming some of the most eclectic, interesting, artistic finds you’re likely to come across in San Francisco.
One week you might see an experimental film in the Koret Auditorium and the next you’ll be enjoying a belly dance ensemble in the gargantuan Wilsey Court. If you have children, there are a wide range of very engaging and entertaining activities for them as well. And it’s free!
Oh yeah, there’s also some art there too. Programs usually start at 6:30, but check their website for details on upcoming events.
What: Friday Night Programs
Where: The De Young Museum, Golden Gate Park
When: Friday nights, check the site for the exact time (events are in reverse chronological order, so you might have to scroll down to see the current events)
Cost: Free! You’ll have to buy a ticket to visit the museum’s galleries, though.