The Weekender: Worth Doing and Seeing

Pedrito Martinez Group is playing at the Mondavi through the weekend. Courtesy photo

Hear about Punjabi Poetry

Nikki-Guninder Kaur Singh, an author and professor at Colby College, Maine, will discuss and maybe even recite a little Punjabi poetry at the Buehler Alumni Center, UC Davis, at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27.

Singh’s interests focus on poetics and feminist issues. She has published extensively in the field of Sikhism.

The talk is sponsored by UC Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies, the Office of Global Affairs, College of Letters and Science and the Yuba City Punjabi American Heritage Society. More information:

New and old music for six strings at Pitzer

Guitarist and faculty member Michael Goldberg will perform works by Antonio Lauro, Maurice Ohana, J.S. Bach and others, joined by Marc Teicholz (guitar), Anna Presler (violin) and Phyllis Kamrin (viola), on April 27 at 7 p.m. at the Ann E. Pitzer Center. $10 Students and Children | $20 Adults (Open Seating)

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Pedrito Martinez Group at the Mondavi

When the Pedrito Martinez Group takes the stage, a wave of pure energy embraces the audience. A tireless, incomparable performer, Cuban percussionist and singer Martinez heads a band whose sole mission is to raise the roof and share in the infectious joy of music making. Martinez has worked with a who’s who of musicians including Paul Simon, Eddie Palmieri, Sting and Wynton Marsalis, the latter of whom considers Martinez a “genius” and revelation to work with. 


 Tickets and other information.

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 8 p.m.

Sketchcrawl in the Arboretum

Meet on the south steps of Mrak Hall at 10:30 a.m., then set off along the Arboretum Waterway where you may want to sketch recent improvements in the east end: new concrete weirs that allow for a gentle flow of water, banks restored to a more natural look with new plantings, and new pathways.

Free and open to all, children included. All you need is something to draw with and something to draw on. Also consider brings a snack or two and perhaps a lightweight stool (because you may not find a bench where you want to draw). Meet back on the Mrak Hall steps to share at 1:30 p.m.

Sketch of stump. Getty Images

Drop in at the art studio at Manetti Shrem

If you are into experimenting, getting your hands sticky and trying something new,  Saturday drop-in Art Studio Labs are designed for you. Fun-loving, courageous and inquisitive explorers of all ages are invited to try out a range of materials and processes. Weekly questions will be presented to energize your thinking and creativity.

2-4 p.m. Saturday.

And, whether you are an experienced painter or a first-time mark-maker, come and explore working from life. Basics provided — costumed models, paints, charcoal, canvas boards — and you bring the ideas. Learn life drawing and painting techniques from our in-house artists, or follow your own creative path. Space is limited, so please call ahead to check availability, 530-752-8500.

2-4 p.m. Sunday

Continuing Exhibitions

• "Wayne Thiebaud: 1958–1968” at the Manetti Shrem Museum through May. 

• “¿¡Welcome?!” an exhibition exploring hospitality across cultures, through June 24 at the Manetti Shrem Museum.

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