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Clint Davidson ‘Respond and React’ exhibition opens at 934 Gallery

Clint Davidson’s exhibition of new paintings at 934 Gallery finds the artist getting, in many ways, back to the roots of his art, so it makes sense that the title is derived from a song by the Roots. “‘Respond and React’ describes the process in which the art was made,” Davidson said in an interview at an Olde Towne East coffee house. “The name comes from the title of a Roots song that I thought very concisely explained the way I was making these [works].”

Since graduating from CCAD in 2000, Davidson has made his mark making street art, murals and signs. His work includes the Franklinton mural at 400 West Rich, the Milo Arts mural adjacent to 934 Gallery and the Glen Echo birds mural, as well as the logos for Seventh Son Brewing and Yellow Brick Pizza.

Jared Mahone at Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza Ne-Hi plays Spacebar Local indie rockers WV White at the Summit French horror film ‘Raw’ at Gateway Film Center Pamela and Her Sons plays Double Happiness Cassidy Rae Marietta’s ‘Babe With the Power’ opens at Gallery at Gateway Film Center Liberty Deeps Down at A&R Music Bar CCAD MFA Thesis exhibition reception at Beeler Gallery Performance Art Exploratorium at Wild Goose Creative April Sunami ‘From the Depths’ exhibition opens at 831 Gallery The Pinkertones at Skully’s Music-Diner The 77’s play the Rumba Cafe Saturday

Operators play Ace of Cups

Though the title of Operators’ debut album, Blue Wave, may bring to mind a sunny day at the beach, frontman Dan Boeckner depicts a more dystopian scene on the record’s synth-laden, sax-punctuated title track. “I felt a blue wave coming on,” Boeckner sings, but instead of welcoming the tide, he seeks refuge from ever-present digital screens. “Something release me from in this glow,” he implores.

“I could feel this impending breakage in the American political system, and a lot of it was centered around how people interacted with each other politically online, with really divisive, partisan politics. ... At the same time, I was trying to write about this ambient depression you feel when 60 to 70 percent of your personal interactions are lived out online,” Boeckner said by phone recently, calling from the road in Ontario.

Ghost Shirt, Miranda Sound reunite for co-headline show at Rumba Cafe ‘This Inspired That’ exhibition reception at Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Doc Robinson video shoot at Dude Locker Mister Moon, Betsy Ross at Spacebar The Weeks plays the Basement New Vision Dance Co. ‘Up Close and Personal’ at Garden Theater Hakim Callwood ‘Naïve’ solo show at 129 Studios Hello Luna at Big Room Bar Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band at Woodlands Tavern Sunday

Red Herring Productions’ ‘The Road to Mecca’ at Franklinton Playhouse

A fictionalized tale based on the real-life story of Helen Martins, an Afrikaner in rural, apartheid-era South Africa, “The Road to Mecca” finds the main character increasingly removed from her longtime community of Afrikaners, as she feeds her growing fascination with light by making sculptures of ground glass. Her community, in the person of Marius, the local pastor, expresses concern for her well-being, suggesting she leave her home and move into a senior-care facility. Helen’s young friend, Elsa, a teacher and activist, encourages her to keep making her art, reinforcing the metaphor of light versus dark.

Selector Dub Narcotic at Kafe Kerouac Ex-Nihilo plays Rumba Cafe Golden Death Music at No Culture Zao at Double Happiness