October 21, 2012

Arts Around Ithaca (Week of Oct 22)

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Bonsai at Cornell Cinema, 7:15 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at 9:30p.m. at Willard Straight Hall: There’s nothing quite as awkward and exhilarating as first love. Both elements are brought to the table in this Chilean romantic drama about a young man named Julio, who can’t quite forget what went wrong in his first relationship. Inspired by Marcel Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past, the film is a nostalgic and whimsical love story that that many viewers will find touching and relevant. Fans of 500 Days of Summer: you won’t want to miss this. — Yana Lysenko

Glen Campbell, 8 p.m. on Thursday at the State Theatre: Glen Campbell is singing goodbye.  The country music legend known for over a dozen albums and singles, such as “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Wichita Lineman,” is on the final leg of his Farewell Tour.  Known in the beginning of his career for pop-country hits, a folky guitar, and a smiling face that put him in company with Elvis and Cher, Campbell, recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, now tours with three of his children and plays his early and recent songs with the kind of melodious, dreamy voice that is nostalgic of a past period.  Whether you’re an old or new listener, come hear the impactful singer and guitarist and witness 50 years of music history. — Meredith Joyce

Leo Villareal Lecture and Cosmos Tour, 5:15 p.m. on Monday at Milstein Auditorium: Artist Leo Villreal’s site-specific constellation of 12,000 LED lights, Cosmos, has turned the ceiling of the Johnson Museum’s Mallin Court into a profound, startling alternate universe. Following Villareal’s discussion of his new work at Milstein Auditorium, the installation will be unveiled to the public.  Villareal’s artistic credits include other dazzling transformations of public spaces,  notably Multiverse at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Cosmos was made possible by Lisa and Richard Baker ’88. — Daveen Koh

Original Author: Sun Staff