April events: Fishmas, Dark Sky Week stargazing, films at sea

By Mary Forgione

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Welcome to The Wild. DJ Javier finds time to surf three or four times a week in his much-loved Santa Barbara, which is remarkable considering he runs his fashion line of T-shirts, shorts and hats called Canto Vision, works as art director at SeaVees shoes, has created some of the city’s newest landmark murals and is about to have his first child. The 28-year-old graphic artist also recently collaborated on a project with the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara.

The museum asked him to design something that reflects his take on Santa Barbara, to develop a theme that’s close to his heart and speaks to his community. Javier, known for melding inclusive themes into his works, designed a beach towel decorated with stylized surfers. “I think a towel is like an [art] print that you can

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Celebrate Black History Month 2021 in Flint with art exhibits, movies and virtual events

FLINT, MI — Celebrating Black History Month may look and feel a lot different this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

But there are still ways you can celebrate the culture in Flint.

Here are the events planned throughout February to honor and celebrate Black history:

-Genesee District Library

20th Anniversary Black History Celebration

The Genesee District Library and ABC12 have partnered for a virtual 20th Anniversary Black History Celebration set to air 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11.

The 60-minute segment can be watched here.

The show will include music from the a cappella group, Linkin’ Bridge, who performed at the brunch in 2018 and were finalists in season 11 of the NBC reality competition show “America’s Got Talent.”

Voices of Service, finalists in season 14 of “America’s Got Talent” will also perform, and Dr. Traci Currie, who presented at the 2016 Brunch, will share a powerful poem.

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Editors’ Picks: 16 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From David Hammons at the Drawing Center to Duke Riley on the Great Molasses Flood

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting events and digitally, as well as in-person exhibitions open in the New York area. See our picks from around the world below. (Times are all EST unless otherwise noted.)


Launching Monday, February 1

Courtesy of Paradice Palase and Jen Shepard

1. Launch of apparel editions + art under $800 at Paradice Palase, Brooklyn

Paradice Palase is doubling down on it’s efforts to highlight affordable art by launching a new platform, apparel editions, where they are pairing limited-edition artist-designed t-shirts with artworks by Paul Anagnostopoulos, Emily Oliveira, Mitchell Reece, and Jen Shepard. All works are available for under $800 and are an excellent way to collect and support fabulous young artists.

Price: Free
Time: Ongoing

—Neha Jambhekar


Tuesday, February 2

Nina Katchadourian, composite of stills from <em>Orientation Video</em> (2020). Photo courtesy of Catharine Clark Gallery.

Nina Katchadourian, composite of stills from

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Project [BLANK], Dance Film, False Cast And The Symphony

Our picks for art and culture this weekend include a new gallery space in Hillcrest, Project [BLANK]’s new performance work, a short dance film filmed in Nigeria and the Symphony.

A still from the dance film

Credit: Ridwan Adeniyi and Jacob Jonas

Above: A still from the dance film “Kaduna” features dancers Victory and Marvel Abinum. The short film screens as part of the Films.Dance festival, through Sunday, Jan. 31.

There’s an exciting blend of art and culture out there this weekend, including a bite-sized dance film viewable on demand, livestreamed performances from beautiful venues, in-person gallery visits and even a new outdoor sculpture installation that involves a little hike.

‘Kaduna’: Films.Dance Festival


Brothers Victory and Marvel Ebinum set some stunning choreography about family and connection against the sometimes lush and sometimes stark landscapes of Kaduna, Nigeria, where the brothers are from. Films.Dance is a project out of the Los Angeles-based Jacob Jonas

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