Country Club Gallery in Oakley is sponsoring a Saturday night screening party for SONIC ORPHANS, film archivist Bill Daniel's collection of "lost music films" from 1965-1987 that contains abandoned, forgotten, found and now-presented-raw-without-editing footage containing the Beatles, Sonic Youth, Avengers, Johnny Cash, Butthole Surfers and others. Most are silent. Admission is $5 for the event, which starts at 7 p.m. and will include a discussion of "orphan films."
The Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati is still accepting reservations for its July 17th luxury-motor-coach guided tour of Columbus, Ind. -- considered one of the most architecturally progressive, Modernist cities in America and a tourist destination for architecture fans from all over.
Reservations are required for the day-long trip, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., so save your spot early.
Besides being one of Cincinnati's most important arts patrons, Alice Weston is also a photographer. Her series 'Silent Testimony: Photographs by Alice Weston of Ohio's Native American Earthworks' is on display this month at the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati.
The Contemporary Arts Center on Saturday will have an event so big it can only be called THE EVENT. A fundraiser for the museum, it celebrates Shepard Fairey's return to the CAC where his hugely popular 'Supply and Demand' retrospective. The real "event" portion occurs in the Backstage District alleyways behind the CAC for a street party with music, including DJ sets by Fairey himself. 10 p.m. Saturday for the public.
Neither high-fashion nor surreptitious, Gary Lee Boas' photos have a raw, pop, in-your-face directness that — in this age of controlled security-cautious access to the famous — makes them seem from a far more distant past than the 1970s. Country Club gallery is opening 'Gary Lee Boas: Sentimental Journey' with a 7-9 p.m. Friday reception. It runs through July 3.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings play the Southgate House Monday and also headline the Nelsonville Music Festival (at Hocking College in southeast Ohio) on Saturday night. The nine-piece band, complete with horn section, is touring in support of their fourth album, the new 'I Learned the Hard Way.' Show starts at 9 p.m.
Director Jon Favreau and writer Justin Theroux deserve credit for trying to infuse the sequel to 2008's 'Iron Man' with equal parts pleasure, wit, intelligence, silliness, self-awareness and steely action-movie grit. In other words, Favreau tries to make it a worthwhile vehicle for the acting ability of his star, Robert Downey Jr., succeeding enough to make this enjoyable by the standards of summer-movie comic-book adaptations/sequels. Grade: B-.
Carl Solway Gallery's 'Works from the Gallery Collection' show, which features mostly limited-edition prints but has variety, is a treasure trove of contemporary (and modern) art's biggest names: Lynda Benglis, Willem De Kooning, Jim Dine, Jasper Johns, Joan Miro, Judy Pfaff, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol and many more. Through July 30.
The Cincinnati Art Museum’s latest photography exhibit, Vegas 360 by Cincinnatian Thomas Schiff, continues through Sept. 26. It features large-scale full-color panoramic images of the famous 24/7, neon-lit Vegas Strip shot with a custom-made Hulcherama 360 camera mounted on an extended tripod, rotating 360 degrees or more on its axis to expose film in a continuous strip as it turns.
U-turn Art Space features a solo exhibition of recent sculptures, installations and works by Zach Rawe, an Art Academy of Cincinnati graduate. As part of the show conceived for the space, a "battlefield" demarcated by duct tape will run the length of the gallery, with objects representing American excess on one side and sculptures using industrial, raw materials meant to provoke a calmer, more neutralized viewing experience on the other. Through May 29.