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By Soterios Johnson on June 7, 2018

 

 

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THEATER

 

Graphic art image of a man and a woman kissing under an umbrella while it is raining.
Courtesy Broadway at Music Circus

Singin' in the Rain
Tuesday, June 12-Sunday, June 17
Broadway At Music Circus
1419 H St, Sacramento, CA 95814

The film, starring Gene Kelly as a dashing leading man in Hollywood’s golden age, is considered “The Greatest Movie Musical of All Time.” But have you ever seen it live? With glorious dance sequences, riotous comedy routines and unforgettable songs – including “Make ‘Em Laugh,” “Good Morning” and the show-stopping title song – you don’t want to miss this classic. Broadway At Music Circus premiere.

 


A title card reading "The Ladies Foursome" with a graphic of three teed up golf balls and one tee with the golf ball missing.
Courtesy B Street Theater

The Ladies Foursome
Tuesday June 19–Sunday, July 22
B Street Theater at the Sofia
2700 Capitol Ave., Sacramento, CA 95816

One of your B Street favorites returns to Capitol Avenue! The Ladies Foursome follows four women as they navigate the ups and downs of life on the links. During this outrageous round of golf the women discuss life, love, men, sex, and careers. Golf lovers, don’t miss this heartwarming comedy!


DANCE

A photo of a prima ballerina backed by four other ballerinas.
Courtesy Sacramento Ballet

The Genius of Balanchine by Sacramento Ballet
Saturday, June 14-Tuesday, June 17
7:30pm
The Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for The Arts (The Sofia)
2700 Capitol Ave., Sacramento, CA 95816

Experience a wealth of brilliant excerpts from George Balanchine in the new intimate setting of the Sofia theater.


A photo of Little Red Riding hood seemingly floating over a man with a hat sporting wolf ears.
Courtesy Northern California Dance Conservatory

DOUBLE FEATURE 2018: La Boutique Fantasque & Into the Woods by the Northern California Dance Conservatory
Saturday, June 16
1–4pm and 6:30-9:30pm
Harris Center for the Arts
10 College Pkwy, Folsom, CA 95630

Talented young dancers open with the classic ballet telling a whimsical tale set in an enchanted toy shop in 19th century France, bringing the stage to life with strength, grace and humor. Next, venture Into the Woods for a multi-genre dance experience, a witty and wildly theatrical re-invention of the story as you've never seen it before!


Two young dance students dancing.
Courtesy MPAA

10-Year Anniversary of MALKO PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY
Sunday, June 17
6:30pm–9pm
Harris Center for the Arts
10 College Pkwy, Folsom, CA 95630

Celebrate the 10-Year Anniversary of MALKO PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY with a special performance from celebrities of “Dancing With The Stars” and a variety of local dance studios who will showcase their best dancers of all age groups in numerous styles of solo, group and partner dances! This event will feature "Dancing with the Stars" performers Anna Trebunskaya and Dmitry Chaplin; Blackpool Finalists Evgeny Malko and Anna Shahbazyan performing American Smooth; and Blackpool Finalists Roman Italyankin and Alexandra Bokova performing International Latin.


MUSIC

The Davis Music Fest 8 logo.

Davis Music Fest 8
Friday, June 15-Sunday, June 17
Various venues in Davis, CA

The Davis Music Festival provides music fans an experience of discovery as it hosts 40 bands over 3 days, in multiple venues all over downtown Davis.

The varied lineup avoids divisive categories based on genre, promoting musical exploration. But, for those who like lists, the Fest will feature traditional rock, psych pop, unsigned indie discoveries, folk music, funk, bluegrass, and more. Over 40 separate acts will spread across 7 venues over three days: a family-friendly but raging Friday evening kickoff at Sudwerk Dock Store, Saturday’s multitude of sets at Armadillo Music, Sophia’s Thai Bar, Odd Fellows Lodge, and expanded outdoor stages at the Pence Gallery, with extended sets on Sunday at Delta of Venus, and Woodstock’s, perfect for those who can’t bear to let the music go.

This annual fundraiser for the Davis School Arts Foundation is put on by the Davis Live Music Collective, a local nonprofit supported by an army of volunteers, and several prominent business and private sponsorships.


A promotional photo of the four members of the band Blue October.
Photo courtesy of Blue October

Blue October
Friday, June 15
7pm
Ace of Spades
1417 R St., Sacramento, CA 95811

Alternative rock band Blue October, originally from Houston, Texas, is best known for their platinum singles "Hate Me" and "Into the Ocean" from their 2006 platinum album "Foiled."


Justin Townes Earle wearing a cap and round-rimmed glasses.
Courtesy justintownesearle.com

Justin Townes Earle
Thursday, June 14
8pm
Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub
2708 J Street, Sacramento, CA, 95816

Justin Townes Earle, considered a forefather of Contemporary Americana, is on tour in support of his seventh album, “Kids in the Street.”


John Butler Trio
Courtesy johnbutlertrio.com

John Butler Trio +
Tuesday, June 19
7:30-10:30pm
Crest Theatre
1013 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814

The Australian roots/rock band has upped their number to five (hence the +).  Their current tour is in support of their upcoming studio album, due for release this fall.


Dave Bass playing the piano.
Courtesy davebassmusic.com

Dave Bass Afro-Cuban Sextet
Monday, June 18
7pm
Sacramento Masonic Temple
1123 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

At this performance, pianist and composer Dave Bass focuses on the pure Afro-Cuban tradition and has assembled a powerful ensemble as well-suited for listening as for dancing on the Masonic Temple’s spacious dance floor.


A promotional poster for the event.

2nd Central American Festival
Sunday, June 17
10am–7pm
Ben Ali Shrine Center
3262 Marysville Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815

Join the 2nd Central American Festival! Live music by Banda Blanca, Fuego Latino, from Miami El Fuu and guest artists. There will also be food, raffles, games and entertainment for the entire family.


CULTURE

Promotional poster for the event.

Sacramento's 16th Annual Juneteenth Celebration
Thursday, June 14
5:30–8:00pm
California State Library Fragrance Garden
900 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Sacramento's annual celebration reception commemorates the date when Union Soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas and proclaimed that the Civil War had ended and slavery was abolished. On June 19, 1865, the residents of Galveston were the last ones to be informed of the Emancipation Proclamation, two-and-a -half years after it was signed.

The event is free with RSVP.


ART

Promotional artwork for show.
Courtesy of the Crocker Art Museum; artwork by Betye Saar

Hopes Springing High: Gifts of African American Art
Showing through Saturday, July 14
Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

The Crocker has installed an exhibition of recent acquisitions and promised gifts of art by African American artists.

The title takes its name from the poem "Still I Rise" by acclaimed poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou. As in Angelou’s poem, they honor the strength and resiliency of African Americans, elevating their voices and highlighting their contributions to art and the Museum’s growing collection.

A majority of the artists featured in this exhibition are artists who worked from 1950 to the present day: Romare Bearden, Beauford Delaney, Hayward Ellis King, Evangeline Juliet “EJ” Montgomery, Betye Saar, Sam Gilliam, Elizabeth Catlett, Norman  Lewis, Richard Mayhew, Faith Ringgold, Alison Saar, Alma Woodsey Thomas, Allen Stringfellow, and Mickalene Thomas.


Stick figure drawing depicting and adult and child stading on the left and holding a sign saying "Welcome!" and an adult and four children (one of them on the adult's back) walking toward the other two.
Courtesy the Jan Shrem and Manetti Shrem Museum of Art; artwork by Dan Perjovschi

Welcome?
Ends Tuesday, June 17
Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art
254 Old Davis Rd, Davis, CA 95616

Hospitality entails responding to the call at the door and opening up one’s home to a guest who will either accept or refuse the invitation to come in and enter.  Absolute, pure, or unconditional hospitality, however, entails inviting anyone, including an unexpected guest or stranger, into one’s home, and on a larger scale, opening the gates to cross national borders for everyone, challenging the host’s identity, and creating a high-risk or precarious situation.

Curated by Susette Min, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, this exhibition explores the double-edged nature of hospitality – the desires and fears of enacting and receiving the act of hospitality. Featured artists include Andrea Bowers, Daniel Martinez, Dan Perjovschi, Kameelah Jana Rasheed, and Jin-me Yoon. Co-sponsored by the Mellon Initiative in Comparative Border Studies at UC Davis and the Manetti Shrem Museum. 


A photo of artist Kenojuak Ashevak's Radiant Owl.
Courtesy the C.N. Gorman Museum; artwork by Kenojuak Ashevak

Contemporary Prints
Ends Saturday, June 16
10am–3pm
1316 Hart Hall, Davis, CA 95616

At the heart of the C.N. Gorman Museum Collections are the works on paper. Through the generosity of the artists, the museum has been honored to serve as a repository for several large Native American print portfolios, as well as gifts by individual artists and collectors.

The exhibition features a selection recently acquired works by Gina Adama, Norman Akers, Neal Ambrose-Smith, Kenojuak Ashevak, Marwin Begaye, Corwin Clairmont, Joe Feddersen, Fred Hogstrom, Linley B. Logan, Da-ka-xeen Mehner, Sue Pearson, Napatchie Pootoogook, Pudlo Pudlat, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Wendy Red Star, C.Maxx Stevens, Glory Tacheenie-Campoy, Marie Watt, Melanie Yazzie, Raymond Zada and current UCD Graduate Students.


CULTURE/THEATER/MUSIC

A graphic of the Rainbow Flag with information about the event.

ArtMix - Pride the Musical
Thursday, June 14
6-9:30pm

"All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” Take a journey through LGBTQ history with Britney Spares and friends as we remember why we celebrate Pride. Enjoy acts by Green Valley Theatre Company, the Underground Theatre Company, and more during this evening of drama and drag, singing and mingling, mocktails and cocktails, big stories and little lies!

ArtMix is for guests 21+


A promotional poster for the event.Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus Presents "Think Pink!"
Friday, June 15-Saturday, June 16
8-10pm
C.K. McClatchy High School
3066 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95818

The Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus takes to the concert stage to harmonize with the mission and goals of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

The two strong hearts of SGMC and the Susan G. Komen Foundation will embark on a musical journey wrapping a harmonious voice around the tenacious human spirit as it converges with seemingly insurmountable odds; offering hope, compassion and greater awareness to the real-life experiences one faces in the midst of battling cancer.

It is their intention to offer support for those undergoing treatment, to uplift the lives of those who have succumbed to the disease and to joyfully celebrate the victories of those who are now cancer free. THINK PINK! will become a larger than life soundtrack reflecting upon life’s poignant moments where our humanity is exposed; bringing greater harmony to our fears and joyously celebrating one’s greatest triumphs.