ARTS & LEISURE

What, Where, When

Friday

Introduction to contemporary dance – for adults – workshop conducted by Andreea Novac – Body Fly Gym – 7 pm – 14-16 Parintele Galeriu Street

Tales in jazz with Dan Ardelean and Cezar Ghioca – ArtJazz Club – 9 pm – 23A Nicolae Balcescu Blvd. (Orizont Art Gallery – Basement)

Take It Easy Hospital (Iran) – Control Club – 9 pm – 19 Academiei Street

Opening act: Aeroport.

Take It Easy Hospital is an indie band, banned in Iran, whose members were forced to seek political asylum in the UK.


Saturday

The 5th edition of the Valentine’s Day Charity Ball – Ghika Palace – 5 Doamna Ghica – “The honorary guests’ list includes Oana Paveluc, Miss Universe Romania 2010”

Art classes for children – Mora Art Gallery – 39 Grigore Mora Street

Nine Inch Nailes Tribute Concert – Fabrica Club – guest artists: Razvan Ristea – drums (Luna Amara); Mihnea Ferezan – guitar/ backing vocals (Luna Amara); Janin “Jan” Pasniciuc – guitar/ backing vocals (Dekadens/-ex Zebre, Partizan); Victor “Vava” Ferezan – bass/ backing vocals (Tep Zepi); Stefan Zaharescu – vocal (Kistvaen, Domination, Dwarf Planet). Opening act: Semiosis.


Sunday

TNB Conferences – Cristian Teodorescu: Lost Memory – the National Theatre’s Atelier Hall – 11 am – “The topic of this conference – which is also the theme of the novel ‘Medgidia, orasul de apoi’/ ‘Medgidia, The Town at the End of the World’ – occurred to me after some journeys throughout the country, during which I realized we know nothing or close to nothing about our grandparents’ generation. The spoliation and the annihilation of the middle-class in Romania led not only to the erasure of a world, with all its faults and merits, from collective memory, but also to a rupture between generations and the breakdown of an entire system of values, whose effects we feel to this day in the attempt to recreate a local middle-class”.

Avant’n’Gard – Green Hours 22 jazz-café – 8:30 pm – 120 Calea Victoriei – avant-garde/ experimental/ green hours – with: Maria Balabas – keyboard, vocal; Mihai Balabas – violin, guitar, sound effects; Calin Torsan – blowing instruments; Gabriel Balasa – percussion.

Tapinarii band will be on a tour across the country, titled “Anti Valentine’s Day”.


Concert dates:

Cluj – Irish Music Pub – February 10

Timisoara –Club Bunker – Feb 11

Craiova – Café Play – Feb 12

Constanta –Club Doors – Feb 13

Bucharest – Club A – Feb 14


Friday & Saturday

Carole Bouquet, reading & film retrospect

For the first time in Romania, the French actress and model Carole Bouquet will offer a public reading from Antonin Artaud at the Odeon Theatre today and tomorrow, starting 7 pm.

On this occasion, the French Institute will host, Friday to Sunday, a retrospect including five of the actress’s best films.

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