THURSDAY, JAN. 30
Opening Reception for “A Kind of Ache,” an exhibit of works that considers the role of longing in how artists reinterpret their subjects, sources and surroundings; 5–7 p.m., Handwerker Gallery, Gannett Center (the exhibit runs through March 6).
SATURDAY, FEB. 1
9th Annual Wheels for Women Cabaret, featuring music, poetry and dance to benefit victims of domestic violence in Kerala, India ($10 adult/$5 student suggested donation); 7 p.m., Clark Theatre, Dillingham Center.
“Ithaca Sounding 2020” festival finale, featuring music by Julius Eastman; 7 p.m., Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center.
SUNDAY, FEB. 2
“When it is Hard to be Human: Lessons from the Holocaust,” a panel featuring noted authors Eva Fogelman, Roald Hoffmann and Dan Schwarz exploring why some individuals in the midst of the Holocaust were compelled to risk their lives to defend and protect their neighbors; 3 p.m., Presser Room, Whalen Center.
Fourth Annual Ithaca Big Band Summit, featuring jazz ensembles from Ithaca College, Cornell University and Ithaca High School; 2 p.m., Ford Hall, Whalen Center.
TUESDAY, FEB. 4
Rachel S. Thaler Concert Pianist Series performance by Nikolai Lugansky, silver medalist in the 10th International Tchaikovsky Competition, playing works by Beethoven and Franck; 8:15 p.m., Ford Hall, Whalen Center.
“The Most Dangerous Year,” an Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series showing of the documentary about families with transgender kids who fought a wave of discriminatory anti-transgender legislation sweeping the nation; 6 p.m., Textor 103.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5
“Violin Composition Project,” featuring works composed and performed by School of Music students; 8:15 p.m., Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center.