This Saturday night the Weisman throws the inaugural WAMplified! bash, an evening that fuses live music with current exhibits. Headlining the musical half of the evening will be indie popsters Mates of State, a keyboard-and-drum duo who have been around for over a decade but gained greater recognition after the release of their critically acclaimed 2006 album, Bring It Back, and a 2007 stint as the house band for NPR's This American Life. Bandmates Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel are also husband and wife, and they sing about the strains of being married while approaching middle age in a way that only partners can. But this party isn't just for disillusioned thirtysomethings; guests can also play video games in the game room, sip cocktails from the bar, and snack on appetizers. At the stroke of midnight, curator Diane Mullin and exhibition artist Lisa Bradley will lead revelers on a tour of the current visiting show, "To Have It About You," which features pieces from the massive collection of husband-and-wife art enthusiasts Dorothy and Herbert Vogel.
Sat., Dec. 12, 9 p.m., 2009