Fall is in the air at the Oats Park Arts Center
Tickets are still available for Las Cafeteras, a Los Angeles group that will perform at 8 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Oats Parks Arts Center’s Barkley Theater.
Earlier in the day, Las Cafeteras will have a conversation with music aficionados at 3 p.m. The conversation is free. Individual tickets for their evening performance, though, are $17 members, $20 nonmembers. To purchase tickets, call 775-423-1440 or email@example.com. Tickets are also available at Jeff’s Copy Express and ITT@Naval Air Station Fallon. All seats are reserved. The box office, Art Bar and galleries open at 7 p.m. with her performance at 8 p.m.
The next fall musical performance on Nov. 3 features Kugelplex, a San Francisco-based six–piece Klezmer ensemble who play the traditional celebratory instrumental “old world soul” music of East European Jews.
Las Cafeteras’ performances have crossed-genre and musical borders as they have played with bands such as Mexican icons Caifanes, Lila Downs, Colombian superstar Juanes, Los Angeles legends Ozomatli, folk/indie favorites Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Las Cafeteras remix roots music and tell modern day stories to create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East L.A. sound and positive message. Las Cafeteras sing in English, Spanish and Spanglish and add a remix of sounds, from rock to hip-hop to rancheras.
Las Cafeteras’ new album, “Tastes Like L.A.,” reflects the band’s diverse influences and attempts to represent the multiple layers of life in Los Angeles’ Eastside
The Oats Park Arts Center’s two exhibits will be open for viewing on Sept. 22.
Kirk Robertson’s “Homage to Collage: Mixed Media Works from Three Decades” and Jay Schmidt’s “The Middle of Nowhere: Recent Sculptures, Paintings and Collaborations” are two widely acclaimed exhibits.
Robertson’s exhibit features collage and assemblage, described by the late writer, poet and columnist as two of the most important creative strategies in 20th century art. Schmidt’s paintings are swaddled in colors, bombarded with madness, with the obsessiveness of modern-day consumerism, commercialism and war-mongering.
In October for the first three Fridays, the Arts Center will show classic John Hughes-directed movies from the 1980s.
“Sixteen Candles” on Oct. 5 is the first of a veritable onslaught of teen angst comedies that gave the world “The Brat Pack.” “The Breakfast Club” on Oct. 12 is known as the “quintessential 1980s film, a coming-of-age comedy-drama.” Wrapping up the series is an all-time favorite, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” on Oct. 19. This film stars Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller, a high-school slacker who spends a day off from school with Mia Sara and Alan Ruck. “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” became one of the top-grossing films of the year, receiving $70.1 million over a $5.8 million budget.
On Nov. 17 will be readings of award-winning poetry by Reno writer, Gailmarie Pahmeier, the 2017-18 recipient of the Nevada Arts Council’s Major Project Fellowship, the most prestigious individual grant awarded by the NAC.