Davidson will host the Eight Southeast German Studies (SEGS) Consortium Workshop. The event will feature lectures and panel discussions that focus on Black German Studies, and the intersections of German culture and African diaspora. There is no charge to attend the talks and panels, which will run from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Smith 900 Room of the Alvarez College Union. For more information email email@example.com. Free
DONNA THE BUFFALO
Fronted by talented multi-instrumentalist/singer Tara Nevins, Donna the Buffalo has built a strong following on the East Coast thanks to tunes that wander to and from the genre overlaps of jam band rock, bluegrass and Americana. This show wraps up a fall/winter tour for the group that began in November. Closing nights are always fun to witness when you can. (Jeff Hahne)
I can remember being in college in the summer of 1994 and blasting Betty with my windows rolled down, cruising to my next class. From the opening splashes of “Wilma’s Rainbow” to the underwater-sounding vocals of “Biscuits for Smut” and the crushing rhythms of “Milquetoast,” Helmet put a new stamp on metal for me. For this tour, they’re playing the entire album live, followed by a second set of Helmet favorites. (Jeff Hahne)
Works by Kymia Nawabi, a first-generation Iranian-American artist from Brookyln, N.Y., will be on display. Nawabi combines a fantastical personal mythology with iconography and imagery from a variety of cultures. There is no charge to attend the exhibition, which will be on display in the Smith Gallery of the Belk Visual Arts Center. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. weekends. For more information call 704-894-2519.
Independent Curators International presents Project 35, a program of single-channel videos selected by 35 international curators. Each curator selected one work for this compilation, showcasing a variety of artists’ takes on the medium. There is no charge to attend the exhibition, which will be displayed in the Van Every Gallery in the Belk Visual Arts Center. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. weekends. For more information call 704-894-2519.