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By Karen Nikos-Rose on October 3, 2019

This week, the Weekender is divided into two parts to accommodate many events, including the Mondavi concert Monday with the Hendrix Tour, an artist talk at Manetti Shrem Museum of Art Saturday and our usual week finale: Art Tweet of the Week. For events Thursday and Friday, see Weekender 1.

Experience Hendrix at Mondavi Monday night

Get your tickets now. Hailed by critics and fans alike as the “Guitar Event Of The Year,” the multi-artist celebration known as the Experience Hendrix Tour is set to hit the Mondavi Center stage at UC Davis on Monday, Oct. 7. Hear timeless Jimi Hendrix classics such as “Purple Haze,” “Foxy Lady,” “Voodoo Child” and “Little Wing.” This special concert features performances by legendary artists who come together to pay homage to the one and only Jimi Hendrix.

Artists include Billy Cox (from Jimi Hendrix Experience / Band Of Gypsys), Joe Satriani, Jonny Lang, Dweezil Zappa, Doyle Bramhall II, Eric Johnson, dUg Pinnick (from King's X), Chris Layton (from Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble), Mato Nanji (from Indigenous), Ana Popovic, Kenny Aronoff, Calvin Cooke (from The Slide Brothers), Chuck Campbell (from The Slide Brothers), Henri Brown, and Kevin McCormick.

Here about the experience from his bassist, Billy Cox.

Tickets available here.

'NEW ERA' Artist Doug Aitken, Rising Stars of Opera, both Saturday

Let UC Davis fill your day and evening on Saturday with an artist talk and opera. Both are free.

Doug Aitken, a Los Angeles artist and filmmaker who is featured in the West Coast premiere of the Manetti Shrem Museum Presents NEW ERA, an Installation by Doug Aitken, will speak Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. The event is free. According to the talk's description on museum website, “with a profound knowledge and understanding of the history of 20th-century avant-gardes, experimental music and cinema, and an intimate kinship with the protest movements of the late 1960s, Aitken has invented a unique aesthetic that transforms viewers into collaborators.” More about the exhibition here.

The Barbara K. Jackson “Rising Stars of Opera” concert is that night at 8 p.m.

The performance will start at 8 p.m., and will feature San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows as well as the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra. 

Since its inception in 2010, the Barbara K. Jackson Rising Stars of Opera concert has featured vocal artistry, stirring arias and a glimpse at the opera stars of tomorrow.

The concert is free, but tickets are required. While the performance is sold out technically, Mondavi staff encourages those interested to show up to fill in for no-shows.

Poetry by Gujarati poet at International House Monday evening

Panna Naik, a Gujarati poet, is widely recognized and celebrated by the literary establishment both in India and United States. She will speak and read poetry at 6 p.m. at the UC Davis International House. Her latest book The Astrologers Sparrow is a volume of poetry in English. More information from Middle Eastern and South Asia Studies Department here. 

Enjoy events in and around the region Saturday and Sunday

di Rosa Days, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, Saturday, Oct. 5

  • Access a variety of arts events and activities, as well as enjoy a snack and beverage, at the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

International Festival Davis, Davis Community Park, Sunday, Oct. 6, noon to 5 p.m. 

  • Come enjoy the beautiful fall weather in Central Park and watch dance performances from cultures around the globe. A variety of cultural cuisines and crafts will be available for purchase. For more information, visit their website

Art tweet of the week

The tweet of the week this week features and links to a story about something you can do on the UC Davis campus this weekend. Read all about it, retweet to encourage this coverage, and then go enjoy the exhibition and the artist talk (see details above) Saturday.

Read about this technology-art fusion exhibition at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. This was last week's "Ticket" front page in The Sacramento Bee.

Sac Bee Tweet

Have a great weekend, and if looking for stuff to do Thursday and Friday still, read Weekender 1.