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Pasatiempo - - Onstage This Week -

Based in East Lans­ing, Michi­gan,

Moyin­dau is a quar­tet (sax­o­phone, pi­ano, cello, and drums) that unites jazz, con­tem­po­rary clas­si­cal mu­sic, and folk. Made up of Alex Kreger, Kevin Bene, Su­sanna Mend­low, and Ran Ptas­nik, Moyin­dau shapes clas­si­cal sounds into grooves that re­main rec­og­niz­able yet com­pletely dis­tinc­tive. The ab­sence of a bassist pro­vides the group with the op­por­tu­nity to ven­ture away from the tra­di­tional roles of a rhythm sec­tion, al­low­ing each in­stru­ment to serve mul­ti­ple func­tions, cre­at­ing con­stantly shift­ing sonic tex­tures. Moyin­dau per­forms at 7 p.m. on Sun­day,

Jan. 2, at Lit­tle Wing at The Candyman (851 St. Michael’s Drive, 699-5470). En­trance is $5 to $10.

If all you want to do is dance be­fore the

year ends, Corazón (401 S. Guadalupe St., 983-4559) has you cov­ered. Team Ev­ery­thing is throw­ing “ the Last

Dance Party of 2010” on New

Year’s Eve — that’s Fri­day, Dec. 31 — start­ing at 9 p.m. A three-part DJ-blast­ing show­case is sure to have peo­ple mov­ing all night. The evening be­gins with Sattva and con­tin­ues with David Last (left), a DJ and mu­sic pro­ducer from Brook­lyn who is known for dance­floor mu­sic blend­ing funk and ev­ery­thing un­der the sky into an ir­re­sistible party. The mid­night hour will be sound­tracked by

Numb­tron, a lo­cal team ready to bring in the New Year loudly. Tick­ets, $10, are avail­able at www.cora­zon­santafe.com. If you see fire­works on New Year’s Eve, you may be mes­mer­ized. If you see ac­cor­dion­ist Ron “Dadou” Ro­manovsky and his band,

Wel­come to Bo­hemia, per­form any other day of the year, you’ll be klezmer­ized. Of­fer­ing clas­si­cal and tra­di­tional Euro­pean mu­sic along with Ro­manovsky’s orig­i­nal com­po­si­tions, Wel­come to Bo­hemia blends foot-stompin’ tunes with a sense of hu­mor. Brace your­selves for those credit card bills to start rolling in with a lit­tle mu­si­cal lev­ity and catch the en­sem­ble for a post-New Year’s con­cert from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sun­day, Jan. 2, at Louie’s Corner

Café (229 Gal­is­teo St., 820-2253). There is no cover, but tips and the wear­ing of berets are ap­pre­ci­ated. Just over two years ago, the

First Pres­by­te­rian Church (208 Grant St.) in­stalled a three-man­ual, 41-rank, me­chan­i­cal-ac­tion or­gan built by the C.B. Fisk com­pany of Glouces­ter, Mas­sachusetts. This fine in­stru­ment can be heard ev­ery Fri­day in a free, half-hour recital be­gin­ning at

5:30 p.m. On Fri­day, Dec. 31, Linda Raney, the church’s mu­sic di­rec­tor and or­gan­ist, rings out the old and rings in the new by play­ing or­gan mu­sic in­spired by bells, in­clud­ing Louis Vierne’s much-loved

Car­il­lon de West­min­ster. Do­na­tions are wel­come. For in­for­ma­tion on this con­cert or the TGIF se­ries in gen­eral, call 982-8544, Ext. 16.

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