On Saturday, February 13, at 2:00 p.m., the African American Museum and Library at Oakland is hosting the opening of Patricia Montgomery’s Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement. An accomplished fabric artist, Montgomery has created quilted swing coats for each of the heroines represented. The exhibition will be on view until March 25, 2016. RSVP for the February reception at 510-637-0200.
Musician Gautam Tejas Ganeshan created dozens of new songs in the Carnatic South Indian tradition through his collaboration with Tree of Life/Subterranean ArtHouse. He now brings a concert of his “Story of This Place” compositions to Artist’s Television Access (ATA) for a 7 p.m. concert on February 12. The event announcement for Carnatic @ ATA: New Directions in Indian Classical Music notes: “South Indian music gets re-upped! Original songs along traditional lines + improvisations backed by tambura drone lutes + mridangam double drum & ghatam clay percussion.” Sliding scale ($7-$10) tickets are available. ATA is a small venue and purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.