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November 12, 2014

Arts Roundup: Music, film — and ‘Meet the Mammals’

It’s a packed week in the arts, with a diverse array of options to suit any fancy. The UW World Series has a music-themed weekend with Jon Kimura Parker on Friday night and Touré-Raichel Collective the next. Also, don’t miss the last film in the Climate Change and Nuclear Risks: A Speaker & Film Series presented by the Burke.

Jon Kimura Parker

Pianist Jon Kimura Parker performs in Meany Theater Nov. 14.

Jon Kimura Parker
November 14 | Meany Theater
Insightful and energetic, Parker is one of today’s most sought-after pianists. As an Officer of The Order of Canada, he has performed for Queen Elizabeth II, the United States Supreme Court and the Prime Ministers of Canada and Japan. Parker is also artistic advisor of the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. More info.

Meet the Mammals
Nov. 15 | Burke Museum
Ever wanted to touch a bat? Or get close to a tiger? Meet hundreds of specimens from the Burke Museum’s extraordinary mammalogy collection. There will be activities for the whole family, including many specimens that can be held or touched. Mammal experts will be on hand all day to answer questions and talk about the amazing diversity of mammals. More info.

“Sweet Charity”
Through Nov. 23 | Meany Studio Theater
For its inaugural production, the UW’s Musical Theater program brings to the stage Neil Simon’s tender, poignant and funny look at the love adventures —or rather misadventures—of the gullible and guileless Charity Hope Valentine. The ideal vehicle to demonstrate the collaborative spirit on which the Musical Theater program is founded, this production will allow the strength of each member of the cast and creative team to shine. More info.

Creative Time Summit
Nov 14-15 | Henry Art Gallery Auditorium
Consider the intersection of art and social justice during a weekend-long screening of the 2014 Creative Time Summit. This year’s conference in Stockholm will “investigate the challenges of migration, the growth of extreme nationalism and homophobia, the uses of the public sphere, [and] the fluid line between surveillance and our interpersonal selves.”

Touré-Raichel Collective
Nov. 15 | Meany Theater
Malian guitar virtuoso Vieux Farka Touré and Israeli superstar Idan Raichel join together to create masterworks of collaboration and improvisation. The group’s live concerts reflect the natural spontaneity and free-form creative music that crosses boundaries of country, culture and tradition. More info.

Miró Quartet
Nov. 18 | Meany Theater
In its second decade, this American quartet continues to captivate audiences with its fresh perspective and mature approach. The program includes a newly commissioned string quartet by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gunther Schuller. More info.

Film: “Moana, the Rising of the Sea”
Nov. 19 | Burke Museum
As part of the Burke’s Climate Change and Nuclear Risks: A Speaker & Film Series, this film juxtaposes moving images of sea levels rising in Oceania with poetry, music, dance and drama. It is also based on a stage production of the same name and is a meditation on cultural loss, displacement and our collective responsibility to each other. More info.

Jazz Innovations Part I & II
Nov. 19-20 | Brechemin Auditorium
Student jazz ensembles pay homage to icons of jazz and break new ground with original progressive jazz compositions. More info.

Poster Session – Master of Design Theses
Nov. 20 | Art Building, Spaces 120 + 122
Second-year graduate students from Industrial Design, Interaction Design, and Visual Communication Design in the School of Art will present their thesis topics in poster format. Prospective students are welcome. More info.

3D4M BFA Show: Avila
Nov. 18-22| Ceramic and Metal Arts Building
Graduation exhibition by three-dimensional forum Bachelor of Fine Arts student Hannah Avila. More Info.

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