In this writer's humble opinion, Wolf Parade is one of the most unique and appealing bands to emerge in the past decade.
Sadly, the Montreal band is not making it to our neck o' the peninsula, but if you're feeling frisky, it'd well your worth your while to head out to Orlando's Social to catch these majestic snowbirds of the indie pop scene.
And if you have a chance, get ahold of the band's 2010 release. Orlando Weekly writer Bao Le-Hu aptly describes Expo 86 as "humming with motion, mass and heart" ... "their most cohesive and forceful work yet." Bao goes on to say that the CD earns Wolf Parade earns a designation among todays most accomplished indie rock bands. Agreed. The show is 8 p.m. at the Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $20-$22; 407-246-1419. Ogre You Asshole (!) opens.
Meet New Mexico artist Dan Namingha today when he pops in on his exhibition, Symbolism, at HCC-Ybor, presented in celebration of Native American Heritage month. The reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. includes refreshments and a talk from Namingha on his work and heritage at 7 p.m. The gallery is located on the first floor of the college's performing arts building, and the exhibition can be seen through Nov. 29. HCC Performing Arts Building is at the corner of Palm Avenue and 14th Street, Ybor City. 813-253-7674. For more information, e-mail Carolyn Kossar at [email protected]
Commemorate Kristallnacht tonight by seeing the Florida Holocaust Museum's free performance of Trust in the Journey: Becoming Family, a play about Marie and Jeannette, sisters from Antwerp, Belgium, who were just 9 and 5 years old when they began a life on the run from the Nazis in 1940.
The young girls hid in France until caught by the Nazis and put into a deportation camp. With the help of the underground they were smuggled out of the camp and taken to a safe hiding place. Eventually they escaped, without their mother, across the mountains to Barcelona, Spain. In 1944 they journeyed to the United States and were placed in an orphanage until a foster home could be found for them in Rhode Island, becoming the state's first refugee children from the Holocaust. Performance is at 7 p.m. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. 727-822-3590.