Best Bets for Thursday, June 13, 2019


For one day only, you can catch Kelsey Graywill’s artist residency project, Layers of Dreamscapes, at the Rubenstein Arts Center. Her project involved creating 3D-printed topographical models of her landscape paintings. The studio (Painting Studio, room 236) is open from 5pm-8pm. As a bonus, free Guasaca will be served.


Eric Hirsh and his quartet play every second Thursday at Arcana. Hirsh is a founding member of one of our favorite locally formed bands, The Beast, and also a director of  Orquesta GarDel, a large-format salsa band. I’ll let him describe his residency:

from Facebook:

Join me and my quartet every second Thursday of the month at Arcana.

Going on a year-long artistic journey: I’ll challenge myself to write new music or cover a new song each month. I’ll invite special guests for unique collaborations.

This is ‘jazz’ music. Sort of. Contemporary classical? Minimalist acoustic techno? ChamberSoul™? Doesn’t matter. The pieces are dynamic, emotional, introspective, and come from the heart. And the musicians are amazing.

Arcana is such a welcoming, safe place, with unique cocktails.

His residency runs through December. Admission is free and the first set starts at 8pm.


The American Dance Festival‘s program, Icons, features three works by masters in the field of modern dance- Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Paul Taylor.

from the ADF site:

Three giants of American modern dance, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Paul Taylor, will share a program of works, two of which originally premiered at ADF. Graham 2 will perform Martha Graham’s Diversion of Angels (1948) with a romantic score by Norman Dello Joio and themes from the infinite aspects of love. Stephen Petronio Company will appear in Merce Cunningham’s Tread (1970). With decor designed by Bruce Nauman, Tread is a playful dance filled with unexpected partnering, human entanglements, and all of the choreographic complexity that defines Cunningham’s work. Lastly, Taylor 2 will dance Paul Taylor’s Piazzolla Caldera (1997), Taylor’s exploration of the sizzling, sultry culture of tango.

Performances are as follows:

  • Thursday, June 13 at 8pm
  • Friday, June 14 at 8pm, with a post-performance discussion
  • Saturday, June 15 at 7pm

Tickets are $12-$49.

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