Top 5 Arts Events for January 9-15: Dr. Ordovich’s Grand Exhibition, Itzhak Perlman, “Saving Banksy,” YabYum Music Awards & More

Niki D'AndreaJanuary 4, 2017
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#2: Itzhak Perlman at Mesa Arts Center, January 12:
The world-renowned violinist visits the Valley to perform a program of Vivaldi’s “Sonata in A Major for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2 RV 31,” Beethoven’s “Sonata for Violin and Piano in F Major, No. 5, Op. 24 “Spring,” Schumann’s “Fantasiestücke, Op. 73” and Stravinksy’s “Suite Italienne for Violin and Piano” arranged by Dushkin. $50-$90. 7:30 p.m. January 12 at Mesa Arts Center.

Saving Banksy poster#3: “Saving Banksy” at FilmBar, January 13:
This documentary tells the story of an art collector’s attempts to save street artist Banksy’s “Haight Street Rat” mural from destruction (which includes six-figure offers from art dealers and snubs from museums) as well as the larger story of illegal graffiti artists. People interviewed for the film include renowned graffiti artists Ben Eine, Revok, Blek Le Rat, Anthony Lister, and Doze Green. Tickets and show times TBA. Opens January 13 at FilmBar.

#4: 2016 YabYum Awards Show at The Trunk Space, January 14:
YabYum Music and Arts’ first ever awards show boasts a bill of bands that make Phoenix proud: Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, Fairy Bones, decker, Nanami Ozone, and Phantom Party. Local weed-lovin’ character Hotrock Supajoint hosts the awards ceremony, which takes place in the new digs for longtime indie art venue The Trunk Space. Free. 6 p.m. January 14 at The Trunk Space.

#5: SF Jazz Collective at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, January 13:
The award-winning jazz ensemble with players from all over the world performs “Music of Miles Davis.”
$19.50-$69. 8 p.m. January 12 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

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