Nazareth College is hosting a spectacular show. “Art of Circus” brings 30 iconic paintings to life through incredible acrobatics performed by an elite cast of renowned acrobats. Presented by Cirque-tacular Entertainment, come see a fresh take on various styles, time periods and stories that influenced the creation of beloved images. The performances are set to live music written by award-winning compose Jesse Elder. 7:30 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 19 in Callahan Theater. naz.edu
Golden Link Folk Singing Society is hosting award-winning songwriters Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson—better known as The LYNNeS.
The talented multi-instrumentalists hail from Canada, and together they fuse tight vocal harmonies and hauntingly gritty lyrics. In 2018 they won the Canadian Folk Music Award for English Songwriter of the Year and Ensemble of the Year.
Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters. She has 14 studio albums under her belt, has won four Canadian Folk Music Awards and a 2003 Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year. She’s even had a song nominated at the Grammy Awards.
Hanson has been playing music for the last decade, and she has branded her art as “porch music with a little red dirt.” So far she has released six albums and has won the Colleen Peterson Award for Songwriting.
The two are coming together for an exciting performance on Saturday Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Christian Reformed Church. goldenlink.org
Gallery Seventy Four is hosting an exciting event in conjunction with At the Crossroads: Activating the Intersection of Art and Justice. Guest are invited to Stay in Your Own Back Yard: A Long Table Conversation and Installation.
At this event, art and culture are employed to interrogate instances of hyper-segregation that exist to this day in Rochester. The initiative was founded and curated by Rachel DeGuzman of 21st Century Arts who collaborated with Kathryn Mariner, assistant professor of anthropology and visual and cultural studies at the University of Rochester.
Rochester recently ranked as the 14th worst place for African Americans to live in the country based on median income, unemployment and home ownership rate, according to 24/7 Wall St.
Features of the event include audio play of “Stay in Your Back Yard,” a screening of “Adam Knows Everything: The Disturbing History of the Suburbs,” featuring the game “Settlers of the Suburbs: Redlining Edition” and a game of Intergroup Monopoly: A Lesson on the Enduring Effects of Inequality.
The Long Table conversation was an idea birthed by artist Lois Weaver and inspired by the film “Antonia’s Line.” It’s an experimental public forum that’s all at once a performance, installation, roundtable, discussion and dinner party designed to facilitate an open dialogue through a gathering of people with similar interests. Important to the Long Table is an etiquette sheet, with rules like:
• There is no beginning
• The menu is up to you
• Talk is the only course
• It is a democracy
• There can be silence
• There can be laughter
• There is an end, but no conclusion.
Long Table is from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday Jan. 18. galleryseventyfour.org