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By Karen Nikos-Rose on March 12, 2020

Thursday and Friday: No noon concert, but other music

A note about Coronavirus concerns: Please check with the venue or sponsor of each event before attending in case there has been a sudden cancellation. As of today, Thursday March 12, The Mondavi Center has canceled performances in March. Read details here. Watch the Arts Blog for further updates on arts and music events.

The music goes on at UC Davis with concerts by the concert, jazz and vocal groups tonight through Friday. For those with health concerns you don't have to miss the music — all will be live streamed here.

Frances Stark: Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Thursday, March 12, 4:30 p.m. through 6 p.m., free [POSTPONED] The museum is open regular hours. 

  • Jazz Bands of UC Davis, Ann E. Pitzer Center, UC Davis, Thursday, March 12, 7 p.m., $12-$24
  • The UC Davis Department of Music invites all to join them for their Winter Concert. Come listen to “UC Davis jazz bands play in the 'big-band' tradition and often feature songs by Great American jazz legends and fusion arrangements by Michael League of Snarky Puppy.”
  • Learn more and buy tickets here

Schola Cantorum & Chamber Singers, Ann E. Pitzer Center, UC Davis, Friday, March 13, 7 p.m., $12-$24

  • The UC Davis Department of Music invites you to join them for their Winter Concert. Chamber singers directed by UC Davis Lecturer in Music, Caleb Lewis, will “perform a 12th-century piece by Hildegard von Bingen along with music by Bach and Haydn, George Gershwin, contemporary Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo, and others.”
  • Learn more and buy tickets here

2nd Friday ArtAbout, Downtown Davis, Friday, March 13, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., free

  • Take a stroll through downtown, admire local art, and get to know local artists during Davis’ monthly ArtAbout. An average of 30 local businesses host art, and some even offer complimentary beverages and snacks for visitors to enjoy while perusing the works. Learn more here

CANCELED: Dreamers’ Circus, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center, UC Davis, Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14, 8 p.m., $10-$40

  • “Described as ethereal Nordic folk music, Dreamers' Circus is composed of three close friends and members of the Danish String Quartet whose bond informs their powerfully connective music. Using traditional instruments (piano, accordion, violin and cittern), Dreamers' Circus evokes reminiscence while remaining present and relevant.”
  • Learn more and buy tickets here

CANCELED: Les Ballets Trockadero, Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center, UC Davis, Friday, March 13, 8 p.m., $12.50-$85

  • “Celebrating more than 40 years of presenting their playful, but decidedly rigorous, view of traditional, classical ballet en travesti, the Trocks return to the Mondavi Center stage with their inspired blend of loving knowledge of dance, comic approach and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces.”
  • Learn more and buy tickets here https://www.mondaviarts.org/event/2019-20/les-ballets-trockadero-de-monte-carlo

Ongoing

Artist-Led Workshops “Paper Theaters, Imagined Spaces,” Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Saturdays and Sundays, Saturday, March 7, through Sunday, March 29, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., free

  • Attend workshops at the Manetti Shrem this month led by artist Elizabeth Corkery. You are invited to “Join artist Elizabeth Corkery in the studio and explore ways of creating small-scale theatrical environments inspired by the design of Victorian toy theaters. Learn the basics of making these paper structures and set your own mini-stage! Using a variety of narrative and thematic prompts, Elizabeth will introduce methods of combining collage, monoprint and stencil techniques to design and make paper theater scenery.” These workshops are free and no RSVP is required.
  • For more information on upcoming Artist-Led Workshops and Salons, visit the museum site.

Appreciation and Adaptation: Homage to Global Textiles, Design Museum, UC Davis, through April 18, free (watch for a “Lunchable” column on this next week in the Arts Blog.)

  • UC Davis Arts describes the new exhibition at the Design Museum: “The exhibition features traditional textiles from Africa, Asia and South America collected by Paul J. Smith, Director Emeritus of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. These items have inspired contemporary design works by UC Davis students that are also showcased, highlighting the continuing relevance of traditional cultures and how they drive design thinking in new directions.” The Design Museum is open noon. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
  • More information on the exhibition here

Feathered Relations: Works by Marwin Begaye, C.N. Gorman Museum, UC Davis, through Friday, June 19, free

  • The Gorman Museum describes the new solo exhibition: “...Marwin Begaye (Diné) includes prints, wood blocks, and multi-media works to create a conceptual homage to birds. For the artist, birds are about our relationships – to nature, to one another, to culture. Begaye is an internationally exhibited printmaker, painter and nationally recognized graphic designer. As Associate Professor of Painting and Printmaking at the University of Oklahoma’s School of Visual Arts, his research has been concentrated on issues of cultural identity, especially the intersection of traditional American Indian culture and pop culture.” The museum is open noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
  • More information on the exhibition here

American Expressions/African Roots, Crocker Art Museum, through July 5, free with admission

  • “American Expressions/African Roots” is a ceramic exhibition by Sacramento-born artist Ankinsanya Kambon. Kambon is “a former Marine, Black Panther, and art professor who uses the Western-style raku technique — a challenging, dangerous, and unpredictable process that creates prismatic and iridescent glaze finishes.” The exhibition will be on display at the Crocker through July 5.
  • Learn more about Kambon’s work and exhibition here

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