Election Night Party
Tue, Nov 6 • 6pm – 11pm • YBCA
FREE WITH RSVP*
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Join YBCA and 2,000 of our closest friends to watch the 2012 election returns. Indulge in a luxurious massage and let go of the stress that has been culminating since January. Experience the joy, strength and talent of local artists — who also happen to be children and youth — performing with the San Francisco Rock Project and Destiny Arts Center. And either celebrate or drown your sorrows as we wait for the final results.
* RSVP online or sign in at the door
The San Francisco Rock Project is a nonprofit 501(c) foundation dedicated to providing musical education through live performance of rock music and providing intensive music instruction for young musicians 7–18 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our school combines private lessons in electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, keyboards and vocals with weekly group performance rehearsals to prepare students for live performances at local music venues, festivals and special events.
The Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company (DAYPC) is a multicultural group of teens that create original performance art pieces in collaboration with professional artists that combine hip-hop, modern, and aerial dance, theater, martial arts, song and rap. The productions are a dynamic, creative forum for the young people to express their fears, hopes and strategies for confronting challenging personal and social issues. The company has performed locally and nationally since 1993 for up to 20,000 audience members annually. The company has been the subject of a documentary film (2000) called A Place Named Destiny that was shown nationally at film festivals. In the 2010/2011 school year, Studio B Films, an Academy Award-nominated film company under the direction of David Collier and Suzanne LaFetra, is working on another documentary about the company that will premiere in 2013. The company will perform excerpts from numerous original productions in YBCA's event.
The artistic directors of DAYPC are Sarah Crowell and Rashidi Omari. DAYPC comes out of Destiny Arts Center, an Oakland-based nonprofit violence prevention and arts education organization that has been serving youth for 24 years through after-school, weekend and summer programs in dance, theater, martial arts, self-defense, performance and youth leadership at our Oakland center and in up to 45 East Bay public schools annually.
YBCA's programs are made possible in part by:
National Endowment for the Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.
Community Engagement and Youth Education Programs are made possible in part by:
The Bernard Osher Foundation, The Sato Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Panta Rhea Foundation, The Kimball Foundation, U.S. Bank, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Special Innovation Projects in 12-13 supported, in part, by generous grants from:
Association of Performing Arts Presenters and MetLife Foundation All-In: Re-imagining Community Participation Program, and EmcArts’ Innovation Lab for Museums in partnership with AAM’s Center for the Future of Museums and MetLife Foundation