‘FLIGHT OUT OF TIME’ RECEPTION AT KALA
The Kala Gallery, 1060 Heinz Ave., is hosting a reception Thursday at 6 p.m. for the artists of “Flight Out of Time,” an exhibition of contemporary prints by Barbara Foster, Jimin Lee and Japanese “Living Treasure” artist Tadayoshi Nakabayashi. The work of these master printmakers spans cultural and generational boundaries with visually compelling observations of the natural world, the passing of time and simple aspects of domestic life. The exhibit continues until March 17. For more information, 549-2977, www.kala.org.
OEBS PREMIERE OF ‘FIRE AND ICE’
The Oakland East Bay Symphony presents the world premiere of the next Magnum Opus commission “Fire and Ice,” by Pierre Jalbert on Friday at 8 p.m. at the Paramount Theater, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. Jalbert has been awarded two BMI and three ASCAP Foundation prizes, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the coveted Rome Prize in composition. In addition, this concert will showcase the winner of this year’s Young Artist Competition, violinist Margot Schwartz. Tickets are $15-$62. For more information, 652-8497, www.oebs.org.
‘NATHAN THE WISE’
TheatreFIRST brings Nathan the Wise to the Old Oakland Threater, 481 Ninth St. This small, game troupe with high production standards and an ambitious, socially aware repertoire based on an internationalist perspective, have come close to outdoing themselves with this outstanding show, through March 4 in Oakland. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Tickets $21-$25. For details, 436-5085, www.theatrefirst.org.