Talk of the Town: Snark Puppy at Mondavi, Art Auctions in Sacramento, Davis

Catch UC Davis Gorman Museum Grand Opening next Friday

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Snarky Puppy will perform next week at the Mondavi Center. Tickets start at $25. (Courtesy photo)

Snarky Puppy performs at Mondavi next weekend, get tickets now 

Sept. 21, 2023, 7:30 p.m., Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center 

Here's a chance to see the performance of Snarky Puppy, a multi-faceted, genre-hopping band.

The Texas-bred/New York-based Snarky Puppy suddenly found itself held up by the press and public as a major figure in the jazz world.

As the Mondavi website describes it, Snarky Puppy isn’t exactly a jazz band. It’s not a fusion band, and it’s definitely not a jam band. It’s probably best to take Nate Chinen of The New York Times’ advice, as stated in an online discussion about the group, to “take them for what they are, rather than judge them for what they’re not.”

If you would like to check out their music ahead of time, you can do so here and below in this blog. Tickets are available for purchase here.

PBS KVIE art auction features live art on display

Art will be on display at the KVIE Sacramento station through Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Live auction on-air and online Sept. 29 through Oct. 1

The PBS KVIE Art Auction is an annual broadcast and livestream event celebrating the artwork of Northern California artists and California masters.

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"Alone" is a work by Naomi Bautista of Davis. It is featured in the PBS arts auction. (Courtesy photo)

Opening next week

Outside of Gorman Museum, UC Davis

The UC Davis Gorman Museum of Native American Art Grand Opening is next Friday and Saturday.

Friday, Sept. 22, will include a ribbon cutting and dedication from noon to 2 p.m., and the following day, Sept. 23, there will be a celebratory event from noon to 4 p.m.

In celebration of the grand opening and 50th anniversary the museum will feature an exhibition of contemporary artworks by California Native American artists. 

Photo by Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis

Over 270 works of art have been selected for entry into the 2023 auction. Tune in to KVIE Channel 6 to participate in or view the auction in real time and support local artists. You can view the pieces for bidding, along with more information for volunteering, seeing the art, viewing online on Channel 6, bidding and donating on the website here. The station is located at 2030 W El Camino Ave., Sacramento, 95833

Pence Gallery art auction previews exhibit 

Through Sept. 23, Pence Gallery, Davis

The Pence Gallery’s annual Art Auction offers the best in contemporary art, all up for display at the gallery, and online for silent auction bidding. Preview fantastic sculptures, paintings, photography, textiles, jewelry, and more by 130-plus regional artists online here and at the Pence Gallery itself. Bidding closes Sept. 23 at 8 p.m.

Following the auction, there will be an Art Auction Party Sept. 23, 6 – 8:30 p.m., with food from Dos Coyotes Border Café, Local Kitchens and Nugget Markets, beverages by Fiddlehead Cellars and Sudwerk Brewery, live music, and a silent auction on gift baskets. Event tickets are available for purchase online at $35 for Pence members, $45 for non-members here. Pence Gallery is at 212 D Street.

‘The Tudors’ at de Young/Legion of Honor in San Francisco 

Through Sept. 24, Legion of Honor

Take a visit to the Legion of Honor to view “The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England.” The exhibition follows the development of the arts in England from Henry VII’s seizure of the throne in 1485 to the death of his granddaughter Elizabeth I in 1603. The exhibition traces the evolution of courtly taste in Tudor England, culminating in the distinctly English Elizabethan style. Purchase tickets here. Legion of Honor is at Lincoln Park 100, 34th Avenue (at Clement Street) San Francisco.


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