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By Karen Nikos-Rose on October 17, 2019

This weekend, you can start with a free noon concert, move on to more music, learn more about Robert Arneson's iconic "Palace at 9 a.m." and even get your Halloween costume. See the new news about the UC Davis costume shop below.

This collection of events was compiled by News and Media Relations Interns Leigh Houck and Ellen Caminiti

Arneson’s 'The Palace at 9 a.m' subject of museum talk

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2:30 p.m.

  • The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, UC Davis, invites you to join in a lively conversation about Robert Arneson’s Alice series and the making of “The Palace at 9 a.m.,”  the centerpiece of the exhibition Landscape Without Boundaries. In conversation with Founding Director Rachel Teagle, the artist’s widow, Sandra Shannonhouse, will share her perspectives on the importance of this series as well as her personal reflections on the UC Davis and Bay Area art scene in which she and Arneson were active participants.
  • Related content on the Arts Blog here

Music, music and more music

Shinkoskey Noon Concert: Trois Bois’ Madrigals and Pastorales, Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center, Thursday Oct. 17, 12:05- 1 p.m., free

  • This week’s Shinkoskey Noon Concert, Trois Bois trio performing Madrigals and Pastorales. This concert of wind trios from the 20th century and the Renaissance features David Granger, lecturer in music, on the bassoon, along with Laura Reynolds on the oboe and Patricia Shands on the clarinet.
  • More information on this concert and other upcoming Shinkoskey Noon Concerts here.

Performance by Luca Pisaroni and Jonathan Ware, Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday Oct. 17, 8 p.m.

  • Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni, one of the most charismatic and versatile singers performing today, shares his distinct talent with the Mondavi Center audience. He will be accompanied by Jonathan Ware on the piano.
  • Learn more about the artists and other information. 

Performance by Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Zakir Hussain, and Rakesh Chaurasia, Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Friday Oct. 18, 8 p.m.

  • There’s a bit of the sorcerer in Béla Fleck (banjo), Zakir Hussain (tabla), Edgar Meyer (double bass), and their special guest Rakesh Chaurasia (bansuri – Indian flute).  Most musicians hope at most for proficiency in their chosen form, but these gentlemen move from bluegrass to Western classical.
  • Learn more about the artists and listen to a clip of their music here.

Costume Sale, Drawing, and Silent Auction at the Enchanted Cellar Saturday

Friday, Oct. 18 to Saturday, Oct. 19

  • The Enchanted Cellar at UC Davis will be having a sale, drawing, and silent auction this weekend for their stock of Halloween costumes. According to their Facebook event information, the Cellar will be open 11 a.m. until 8 p.m both Saturday and Sunday. Wright Hall Basement on the Davis campus.
  • Learn more about the past and future of the Enchanted Cellar in this UC Davis Magazine story

We Are Here: A Festival of Contemporary Native American Art at Crocker

Sunday Oct. 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., free

  • The Crocker Art Museum invites you to “experience and celebrate Native American art, culture, and traditions during this afternoon of dancing, music, art demonstrations, hands-on activities, gallery interactives, and a Native artisan marketplace.” This festival celebrates two exhibitions currently at the Crocker: When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California and Pueblo Dynasties: Master Potters from Matriarchs to Contemporaries.

  • Learn more about the event and the exhibitions at the Crocker here.

Upcoming events: Thiebaud and more

  • Works by Wayne Thiebaud, Natsoulas Gallery, Wednesday Oct. 30 to Saturday Nov. 30, free
  • Natsoulas Gallery invites you to celebrate Wayne Thiebaud’s 99th birthday by attending a retrospective that includes a variety of paintings and other works on paper by Thiebaud. An opening reception will be held  Saturday, Nov. 9, 7 - 9 p.m.
  • Learn more about Thiebaud and the exhibition 
  • Natsoulas Gallery address and hours.

Art-related social media post of the week

In Davis, the leaves are falling and the weather is getting colder. Aggies bundle up with cozy outerwear, but certain ceramic members of the campus are still out in the cold. UC Davis student and Reddit user @ghostocelot made a toasty beanie for an Egghead sculpture on campus. See photo below.

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Beanie on Egghead