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Hit List: Best Music, Art & Culture Mar 8-14

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SINSATIONAL: L.A. metal trio Sinicle come to The Caravan this week.

SINSATIONAL: L.A. metal trio Sinicle come to The Caravan this week.

Sheltering two illegal immigrants from postwar Italy comes with unexpected consequences for Eddie and Beatrice Carbone in Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge, opening this week at The Pear Theatre. Also this week: John 5, guitarist for Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie brings big, scary guitars to The Ritz Dash Berlin drop the bass at City National Civic and L.A.’s Sinicle shred at The Caravan.

Calligraphy
Wed, 8pm, $35-$59
Lucie Stern Theatre, Mountain View
Even the most impeccably drawn swatches of ink fade with time, but the beauty and grace of deft strokes are eternal. In appreciation of aging, Calligraphy tells the story of two estranged sisters and their two daughters—who must navigate the challenges of clashing cultures and their prideful mothers, as well as their own busy, modern lives. In an attempt to reunite their aging parents, who live on opposite sides of the Pacific, the two women confront tradition, prejudice and their tangled heritage. TheatreWorks stages this intimate and sensitive comic drama in Mountain View. (DSJ)

Sinicle
Thu, 10pm, Free
The Caravan, San Jose
Originally from Reno, but now based in L.A., the aptly named Sinicle clearly know a thing or two about debauchery and cynicism. After more than a decade on the grind—and a number of EPs and demos—the boys have finally released their first proper LP, Angels & Demons. Combining elements of ’90s thrash with bluesy, Southern metal riffage, Sinicle have attracted positive reviews and shared the stage with metal legends Exodus, Ghoul and Otep. One wonders how often the band visits the Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip, former haunt of Lemmy Kilmister. They’d make an ideal backing band for the late Motörhead frontman. (NV)

W&W
Thu, Mar 9, 10pm, $20-35
Pure Lounge, Sunnyvale
Willem van Hanegem and Ward van der Harst came together in 2007 to form a Dutch production and DJ duo, transcending the boundaries of electro and house music. W&W combines elements of trance with the high energy of progressive house to create a sound all their own. In 2014, they topped the Beatport charts with No. 1 hit “Bigfoot,” which generated a massive amount of international plays on radio stations and carried them to festivals all over the world. Championed by the likes of Hardwell, David Guetta and Armin van Buuren, W&W are a force to be reckoned with in the world of EDM. (BS)

Beau Roulette
Fri, 12pm, Free
Seeing Things Gallery, San Jose
Growing up in Los Gatos, in the shade of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the budding shutterbug Beau Roulette had plenty of picturesque views to train his camera lens on. But as a skater who came of age in the ’90s, he was less interested in shooting rolling hills and more into capturing heelflips. These days—in addition for shooting commercially for brands like Levi’s and Soylent—Roulette has rediscovered natural beauty, and merged it with what he learned documenting the urban jungle. In this new show, “Subtle Tease,” Roulette juxtaposes the harsh light of lasers on the female form and angular, synthetic structures against natural landscapes. (NV)

A View from the Bridge
Fri, 8pm, $35
The Pear Theatre, Mountain View
Sheltering two illegal immigrants from postwar Italy comes with unexpected consequences for Eddie and Beatrice Carbone. Set in 1950s America, A View from the Bridge is a story of forbidden love and its endless fallouts, though it has timely ties to today’s immigration debate. As Eddie’s obsession with his wife’s niece, Catherine, grows beyond appropriate paternal concern and affection, he challenges Rodolpho, the undocumented immigrant she has fallen in love with—accusing him of using her to gain citizenship. Eddie’s anger eventually ends up impacting his entire community in ways he never intended. (DSJ)

John 5
Fri, Mar 10, 8pm, $15+
The Ritz, San Jose
As a solo artist, John 5 has recorded seven heavy metal guitar albums, working with the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ozzy Osbourne and Slash. He was also the guitarist for Marilyn Manson before becoming the guitarist for Rob Zombie, a heavy metal band known for weaving horror and suspense elements over complicated beats and killer storylines. His music follows the simple formula of anger, death, sex, demons, drugs and satanic chaos. With his hair-raising guitar riffs, Wes Borland-style face paint and tattoos from head to toe, John 5’s stage presence invokes the fear that keeps metalheads throwing those devil horns in the air. (BS)

Dash Berlin
Sat, 9pm, $45+
City National Civic, San Jose
With thumping bass, entrancing beats and a kaleidoscopic light show, the electronic dance music of Dash Berlin is scientifically calibrated to keep the dance floor packed. Ealke Kalberg, Sebastiaan Molijn and Jeffrey Sutorius comprise this Dutch DJ trio, though Sutorius often rocks shows on his own. The outfit first emerged in 2007 with “Till the Sky Falls Down.” Their 2014 album We Are: Part 1 climbed to No. 6 on Billboard’s Top Electronic/Dance Albums. Dash Berlin’s use of guest melodic vocals, paired with their trance productions, earned them the No. 15 spot on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list in 2010 and No. 8 in 2011. (VS)

Boris Giltburg
Sat, 7:30pm, $30+
Trianon Theatre, San Jose
His technical mastery and artistic sentiment will leave the audience in awe. You can see, hear and feel his dedication as he tickles the piano keys. And yet, Boris Giltburg makes it all look easy. Born in Moscow and raised in Israel, Giltburg honed his craft with the legendary Israeli classical pianist Arie Vardi. His creativity and force earned him first place at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2013. He has played with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra, and now his classical tunes will soar in San Jose. (VS)

Meklit Hadero
Sat, Mar 11, 8pm, $20
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford
San Francisco-based Meklit Hadero is an Ethiopian-American singer and songwriter known for her soulful performing style and inspiring message of hope and self-empowerment. Her unique sound blends jazz, folk and East African influences. Outside of music, she has been a Senior TED Fellow since 2011, and a co-founder of the Nile Project with Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis. Hadero has participated in two artist residencies with the Nile Project, uniting musicians from 11 countries all along the Nile Basin. Returning to Bing Concert Hall for the first time since 2015, her sensuous, gentle sound will make for a stunning night. (BS)

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