February 3, 2013

Arts Around Ithaca (Week of Feb 3, 2013)

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AER at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at The Haunt: Known for their reggae, pop, indie rock and rap sound, AER plays a significant portion of their set without the aid of a computer, featuring exquisite riffs on guitar and voice. AER’s debut album came out last summer, following its popular single “Floats my Boat” and their iTunes chart-topping EP What You Need. The duo has also opened for stars such as Mac Miller, Shwayze, Hoodie Allan and Cris Crab. — Kaitlyn Tiffany

Side by Side: The Science, Art, and Impact of Digital Cinema at 7 p.m. at Cornell Cinema: According to the documentary Side by Side, we are in the the major moment of film history. As we are transitioning from film to digital, cinema is figuring out what it’s supposed to be. Side by Side is here to document it. Will 3-D last? Why are Steven Soderbergh and David Lynch considering quitting film? This unbiased look at where film has been and where it is going is essential for anyone who cares about the moving image and the direction in which it’s moving. Narrated by Keanu Reeves, Side by Side features Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Steven Soderbergh, David Fincher and Lena Dunham. — Meredith Joyce

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Bailey Hall: This week, the Cornell Concert Series has invited the Berlin philharmonic wind quintet to play Bailey Hall. Since 1988, this legendary fivesome has redefined the sound of the classic wind quintet. With concert dates all over the world and a repertoire covering the entire span of chamber music, the concert is a must for anyone who loves chamber music, plays a wind instrument or simply loves music. The Washington Post has called the quintet’s performance “a concert not to be forgotten.”— Arielle Cruz

Beauties and Beasties in Children’s Book Illustrations, Feb. 2 to May 5 at the Johnson Museum: “There is nothing outside the text,” you may say in your Goldwin Smith Hall seminar, but there was a time when you tore through books only because of the vivid pictures that accompanied the words. Admit it: Stephen Gammell’s chilling illustrations for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark were responsible for 75 percent of your childhood nightmares. The Johnson Museum recognizes this impressionable artwork with Beauties and Beasties in Children’s Book Illustrations, an exhibition that showcases original paintings, drawings and designs by such famed illustrators as Garth Williams and Maurice Sendak. — Zachary Zahos

Original Author: Sun Staff