What would have been John Cage's 100th birthday on Wednesday is being celebrated around the globe throughout the year. Here's a selective listing:
John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding Pictures, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, Sept. 4-Dec. 16
Happy Birthday: A Celebration of Chance and Listening, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Ore., Sept. 5-Nov. 17
Cage 100 Festival in Santa Monica, Jacaranda, various locations, Sept. 6-10
Cage: John Cage Centennial, various locations, Seattle, Sept. 7-9
John Cage & Friends: An Other Minds Film Festival, Roxie Cinema, San Francisco, Sept. 22
"Freeman Etudes," János Négyesy, violin, UC San Diego, Oct. 3
"Not Wanting to Say Anything About Marcel: John Cage Plexigram," Stanford University, Palo Alto, exhibition through Nov. 11. Cage concerts and symposium, Oct. 10-12
"Cage-O-Rama: A Centennial Celebration in Music," Pomona College, Oct. 27
"Cage at UCLA," Performances, lectures and panel discussions, Hammer Museum, Dec. 2,
U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada
"John Cage Centennial Festival Washington, D.C.," various locations, Sept. 4-10
"John Cage at 100! A Celebration Concert," Symphony Space, New York City, Sept. 5
"John Cage Centennial Birthday Celebration," University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Sept. 5
"John Cage 100th Birthday Gathering," Danspace, New York City, Sept. 5.
"John Cage Variety Show Big Band," the Stone, New York City, Sept. 5.
"John Cage 100th Birthday Concert," Webster University-Moore Auditorium, Webster Groves, Mo., Sept. 5
"An Opening of Doors — Music of John Cage in Celebration of his 100th Birthday," Montreal, Sept. 5
"Sound & Silence: John Cage Composing Himself," exhibition includes concerts and a symposium, Northwestern University, Sept. 5-Dec. 21.