Weekender: See, Play and Do This Labor Day Weekend

Kathy Butterly image
Kathy Butterly, Frill Seeker, 2015. Clay and glaze, 4 ½ x 4 ¾x 4 inches. Courtesy/Shoshana and Wayne Blank. (Image courtesy Shoshana Wayne Gallery). Butterly's work is on exhibition at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art through December.

Compiled and written by UC Davis News and Media Relations Intern Leigh Houck

Last chance as SFMOMA closes Warhol; take a road trip

SFMOMA in San Francisco offers their last weekend to “Meet Andy” in the exhibition Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again.

Explore the life of Warhol, from his instantly recognizable pop masterpieces to intimate drawings from his early years. Stretching across three floors of SFMOMA, and featuring a dozen works unique to SFMOMA, this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition reveals new complexities about the Warhol we think we know and introduces a Warhol for the 21st century. 

Can't make it during the day? Take advantage of late-night hours this Saturday, Aug. 31. The exhibition closes completely Sept. 2.

This weekend is also the last chance for the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art's “road trip” featured in the Arts Blog earlier this week.

Chalk it up in Sacramento, and other events in Davis and beyond

  • Davis Jazz Night, Natsoulas Gallery, Friday Aug. 30, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • This event invites you to “Start your weekend with two free sets of Big Band, Latin, and Swing jazz! Invite your friends and don't forget your dancing shoes!” Live music provided by New Harmony Jazz Band.  More here.
  • Chalk It Up! Festival, Fremont Park, Sacramento, Friday Aug. 31 to Monday Sept. 2, 10 a.m to 5 p.m. 
    • Artists will transform the sidewalks of Fremont Park into a canvas for their colorful chalk art during the 29th annual Chalk It Up! Festival. Aspiring artists can bring their own chalk or purchase chalk at the event, and decorate designated areas. While wandering among the art, visitors can also enjoy live music and treats from food and drink vendors.


  • In the Key of Davis, throughout Davis and UC Davis, all day, through fall (weather dependent)
    • Go on a scavenger hunt to find all six pianos placed by In the Key of Davis. Cheerful painted pianos invite anyone to play them.
  • Kathy Butterly’s ColorForm, through Dec. 29, and Landscape without Boundaries: Selections from the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, through Dec. 15, Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More about exhibitions.

Upcoming: A Sneak Peek

  • Mexican film screening “La Otra”, Crocker Art Museum, Thursday Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m. 
    • The Mexican film noir “La Otra” will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles. This film is the first in a series of five movies that will be screened on Thursdays this fall. Subsequent movies will feature indigenous voices and California history. Free for members, free with admission for nonmembers. 
      • More information about the fall movie series (9/5, 10/3, 10/24, 11/7, 12/5) at the Crocker here.
      • Want to hear about more movies at the Crocker Art Museum? Watch for the next Weekender in the Arts Blog.

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