There is a whole slew of things going on this weekend. Here’s a rundown of some good ones.
Number one on my planner is The Plait tonight at the Bridge PAI, a dance/music experimental piece starting at 8pm. I’m really excited about this for a few reasons. One being it involves Adam Smith (Invisible Hand, Great Dads, etc.), an incredible experimental musician/musician we are lucky to have in Charlottesville and Erik Deluca. Deluca is in the UVA Music Composition PhD program and years ago produced one of my most memorable electronic music interactivity moments. Along with this program, Deluca was also the Artist-In-Residence for the National Park Service resulting in this remarkable headline: “Composer to capture sound of the Grand Canyon”
On the dance side are equally creatively powerful sources: Katie Schetlick, a visiting dance lecturer at UVA and co-founder of the movement party, and Kristin Clotfelter, a dancer in the New York-based Susan Marshall & Company. Schetlick has been doing dance in Charlottesville not-long but brings a much-needed vitality and creativity to a local dance scene tragically more interested in Five Rhythms than Martha Graham or Merce Cunningham or Eiko and Koma.
It should be really fun, totally improvised music and dance based around a few basic themes. There’ll be two sets with a fifteen minute break in-between, sounds as though they’re encouraging people to come and go. Not sure about the cover, if there is one, but it shouldn’t be too expensive I’m guessing. Below is a video featuring one of the dancers, Kristin Clotfelter:
Above is a fabulous poster advertising tonight’s Corsair/Red Money/Everyone Dies In the End show at the Main Street Annex (across from Sidetracks, next to Escafe). Heavy rock/80s metal from Charlottesville’s own Corsair, who is getting ready for a European vinyl re-release of their catalog. You may remember they broke up for a minute when guitarist and bassist Marie and Jordan left the country, but they came back about a year ago and are playing shows again. That’s $8, starts at 9pm
NOTE FROM AMANDA: This show is technically priced at $8 for 21+ and $10 for under 21. Pricing discrimination based on age really annoys me and I put up a post on the event about it. Jeyon Falsini, the promoter for the Annex, (and one of the best guys in Charlottesville) reached out to me and wanted to make a “secret code” for nailgunners that will allow people under 21 to get in for $8. After you’re carded, say “that’s age discrimination!” and you’ll get $2 off. Give a big high-five thank you to Jeyon who cares enough to reach out about this.
I wrote about King: A Filmed Record in the MLK post on Monday, and it’s being screened Saturday at 2pm at Newcomb Hall for FREE. This film was briefly released in the 1970s then disappeared for a long time, just recently re-discovered. I’ve seen long clips and it seems really great. Also, if you haven’t seen a film at the cinematheque at the campus it’s fun.
Robert Jospé is playing at Fellini’s Saturday night as well, 10pm and it’s free. (I don’t think this is a regular gig, otherwise I wouldn’t have put it in.) Jospé is an incredible percussionist and drummer who came up with John D’Earth in the 70s and 80s. If you’re looking for something low-key and fun, this is a safe bet.
Sabrina (1954) directed by Billy Wilder, featuring Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, plays at The Paramount on Sunday at 2pm, and the Paramount website says tickets are $6? Sounds like a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon.