Occurring every Thursday from 6–10pm at the Golden Gate Park institution, NightLife allows visitors to check out the museum for just $15 (a huge discount from the regular $35 charge), while also indulging in themed events featuring tasty drinks and food.
Last week, Cal Academy announced its live music schedule for the next five months—a diverse lineup that runs the gamut from grizzled garage rock acts to precocious pop music chanteuses.
Chrome Sparks, which blend a mix of hazy electronica and contemporary R&B, will open up the live shows on May 19. Lower Dens, a fierce and propulsive four-piece indie rock act from Baltimore, will play on June 16, followed by Ducktails, the nom de plume of Real Estate’s Matthew Mondanile, who is set to take the NightLife stage on July 14.
As part of coordinated effort with the Outside Lands Music Festival, emerging British pop star Låpsley will perform on August 4 at the Cal Academy, and on September 8 White Fence — the take-no-prisoners rock band fronted by Tim Presley — will perform. The NightLife live program for summer 2016 will close on October 13 with a gig by Dan Deacon, the joyous and irreverent computer-pop maestro.
It will be another stellar year for the Cal Academy NightLife event — make sure to enjoy the music and behave like an adult (no harassing the animals.)