The Atherton Market is turning 3! Peter Hatch will kick off our morning at 9:45 with a brief talk and will follow with a signing of his latest work "A Rich Spot of Earth’: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello" until 11 am. The Mike Strauss Band will jam until noon, and chefs from Jim Noble's restaurant The Kings Kitchen will perform cooking demonstrations beginning at 11. There will be activities for the kids and shopping to do! It's a can't miss event. Free
They say you are either remembered or forgotten after death. But Emilio Stanzani falls somewhere between those lines. A renowned Swiss sculptor and artist (1906-1977), his abstract works continue to circulate the globe, yet little seems to surface about Stanzani himself (try a quick Google search and you'll see what I mean). That makes the new exhibit of his works, Appetite for Risk: Works by Emilio Stanzani, at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art all the more curious. Though small, the exhibit only contains 12 works created by Stanzani between 1956 and 1968, it provides insight into the styles of his works, which vary from abstract drawings, sketches and paintings that are polychromatic and shape shifting, to more representational sculptures of wood, stone and bronze. While you're there, be sure to check out the museum's main exhibit, Artistic Relationships: Partners, Mentors and Lovers, as well as other collections of mid-20th century artwork by big name artists. $4-$8 (free for members and children ages 10 and under)
It's not an exaggeration to say that love is in the air at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. The museum's latest exhibit showcases more than 50 pieces by some of modern art's most renowned figures including Joan Miró and Alexander Calder. Artistic Relationships digs deep to expose the ways these artists were connected to one another through shared passions and more personal circumstances. Many of them shared friendships, love affairs (ooh la-la!) and teacher/student relationships. Think of this as the closest you're ever going to get to a Midnight in Paris-type experience. $4-$8
The show is a celebration of talent form some of South Africa's young versatile performers, singers, dancers, drummers and marimba players. $25.50-$83
CAST presents ASSASSINS, one of Stephen Sondheim’s most interesting and memorable musicals, winner of the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Revival of a Musical. ASSASSINS opens in a fairground shooting gallery where, amid flashing lights, a collection of misfits is gathered. The proprietor of the game entices the crowd to play, promising that all their problems will be solved by killing a President. Among the infamous crowd is the who’s who of assassins and would-be assassins including John Hinckley Jr., Squeaky Fromme, Sara Jane Moore, John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald! $28 adult; $22 senior (60+); $18 student.
The Almost Famous Comedy Show is a diverse lineup of the area's rising comedic talents competing for YOUR vote! This Tuesday February 19th the previous 5 winners battle head to head in the finals and with this much talent it will be a tight race. This show marks the end of Round 2 so purchase your tickets now for your last chance to have a portion of the procedes donated to The Isabella Santos Foundation for kids with cancer. Tickets are $10 www.cltcomedyzone.com $10
AudioSYRUP is all about celebrating the connections between Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Culture & Hip Hop Culture. Through an EDM & Hip Hop Mixer, a Carolina Hip Hop Mini-Concert, EDM DJ Competition, & an EDM Afterparty we celebrate this connection. $5/$10