Performing Arts

Plays, concerts

Decoding Chinese Opera: Why So Shrill?

Classical Chinese drama, or opera, can be a challenge for the uninitiated. Many Western and Chinese audiences want to like it but then get lost in the clashing gongs and cymbals.

This talk breaks down the visual cues of staging, costumes, music, and rap that make this vibrant art form a UNESCO-recognized Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage.

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To the Farallons: A Mermaid's Tale @THPS

Delight in a fairy tale puppet show featuring a rolling backdrop (or crankie) set in the Gold Rush era beneath the waves at the Farallon Islands and in the city of San Francisco. Sing sea shanties, mermaid melodies, and create sound scapes for the hand-printed paper world. Ages 4-8. 

This program will be held indoors at the Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch. Registration required:

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Musical Story Time Park Tour

Please join us Thursday mornings at 10:30am for live music, movement activities, and stories with our story time band. For children ages 2-6, but younger and older children are welcome.

Bateman Mall Park, 3027 Colby St.
Thursdays, June 2nd and June 9th

George Florence Park, 2121 10th St.
Thursdays, June 16th and June 23rd

Virginia-McGee Totland, 1644 Virginia St.
Thursdays, June 30th and July 7th

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Summer Jazz Concert with Saxophonist Oluyemi Thomas @THPSouth

Oluyemi Thomas was born in Detroit, Michigan. He studied at Wastenaw College in Ann Arbor Michigan. As a creative composer, performer, recording artist, educator and engineer. Mr. Thomas seeks to express his abiding love for the hidden power of art. He expresses this with the Bass Clarinet, Saxophones and Percussion. Oluyemi also has over twenty years teaching music in schools,workshops, private lessons and performances.      



This event is Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Please wear a mask to this outdoor event.  

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