You could circle the globe to keep up with Philip Glass events this year.
First, there was his 75th birthday celebration which, technically, won't end until his birth date of Jan. 31. Last January, he debuted his Ninth Symphony at Carnegie Hall in New York; next January, his new opera "The Perfect American," about the death of Walt Disney, is to premiere in Madrid.
In between there's a lot more, including an appearance this weekend on the Central California coast during a two-day version of his longer Days and Nights Festival. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Glass is to participate in a Q&A with director Godfrey Reggio before an outdoor screening of his 1982 film "Koyaanisqatsi" at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur. Then he's to appear in a duet concert with kora (an instrument described as a Gambian harp) musician Foday Musa Suso at the Sunset Center in Carmel starting at 7 p.m. Saturday.