PREVIEWS FROM page 71 specifically for this showing. McMillan is bringing her series of abstract figure paintings with a focus on movement, rhythm and light. Perry’s paintings of urban and landscape scenes in a representational style are executed in the exciting, and challenging, medium of pastels, which dates back to the 16th century. Rothgeb presents a recent awardwinning contemporary landscape approach in acrylic and acrylic ink. Five times the talent equals five times the tempting pieces to buy! For more information, call 4554988 or go to arthouseonr.com ARTHOUSE on R is at 1021 R St.
SHALL WE DANCE? Who can resist tapping their toes to a concert so aptly named? “Shall We Dance?” will be performed at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, at the All Saints Episcopal Church and will feature two of Sacramento’s premier harpists, Dr. Beverly Wesner-Hoehn and Emily Mader, in a fanciful concert that’s sure to inspire. Accompanied by a chamber ensemble conducted by Thomas Derthick, Dr. Wesner-Hoehn will present the “Malagueña Concertino” by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and her award-winning, college-age student Emily Mader will perform the shimmering “Dances Sacred and Profane” by Claude Debussy. There is a $15 suggested donation for those over age 12 at the door, and a reception where you can hobnob with the talent directly following the concert. For more information, go to allsaintssacramento.org All Saints Episcopal Church is at 2076 Sutterville Road.
(ART)SPACE CADETS Where can you see accomplished artists from Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco without leaving Sacramento? Swing by artspace1616 starting on Jan. 9 and get an eyeful. Los Angeles-based visual, conceptual and performing artist and photographer Joe Lewis received
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“Art Times Five” will run at the ARTHOUSE on R gallery from Jan. 8 through Feb. 12 and feature resident artists in the Gang of Five: Beverly Austin, Sue Chapman, Varya McMillan, Judith Perry and Lucia Rothgeb (whose painting is pictured)
his bachelor’s degree in 1975 from Hamilton College, where he was a Thomas J. Watson Fellow, and his master’s in fine arts in 1989 from Maryland Institute, College of Art. Lewis is also the co-founding director of Fashion Moda in New York, where he has curated and mounted numerous exhibitions and performance events. New York painter Jane Dickson received her bachelor’s at Harvard University in 1976 and is known for her dark images that utilize unusual materials such as AstroTurf, vinyl, sandpaper, felt and carpet, which evoke her “fascination with the power of artificial light, as well as ... surreal and sexually transgressive environments.” San Francisco-based Tomas Nakada is a multimedia mastermind—he works in paint, paper, wax, ink and sculpture—and has shown all over California, where he’s also an instructor at Humboldt State University. Don’t miss the opening reception at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9. For more information, call 849-1127. Artspace1616 is at 1616 Del Paso Blvd.
EAT. WATCH. REPEAT. Free films in exchange for good food? Sounds like the one and only second annual Eat on K presented by the Crest Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 9!
The event features a free screening of “Gone With the Wind” at 7:30 p.m. in exchange for the presentation of a receipt from a participating K Street restaurant and your email address. (Bring your appetite: the event is sponsored by Mother, Empress Tavern, Pizza Rock and K Bar.) Can’t get enough classic films at the Crest? Check out the Noir Nights Film Festival on Jan. 15 and 16. This two-day festival will kick off on Friday with a speakeasy soiree—noirinspired clothes encouraged—hosted by Empress Tavern in the theater’s own Wide-Angle Lounge from 6 to 7 p.m. The first movie to hit the giant screen will be Orson Welles’s “Touch of Evil” from 1958 at 7 p.m., and at 9:15 p.m. the evening will conclude with a special 35-millimeter film presentation of 1945’s “Mildred Pierce.” Saturday’s films will begin around sunset with a 5 p.m. presentation of Stanley Kubrick’s crime thriller “The Killing” from 1956, and continue at 7 p.m. as Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer and Kirk Douglas star in “Out of The Past” from 1947. The festival will finish with a 35-millimeter film Technicolor presentation of “Leave Her to Heaven” (1945) with Gene Tierney and Cornel Wilde. PREVIEWS page 74
The Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra and Sacramento Opera are performing again, much to Sacramento’s delight, with their collaborative Classics Series at 8 p.m. at the Community Center Theater on Jan. 16 and 23.