Weekender: After Holidays, Music and Art Back on Schedule

Textiles in design museum
A new exhibition, "Appreciation and Adaptation: Homage to Global Textiles," opens later this month at UC Davis Design Museum, Cruess Hall, Room 124. The exhibition opens Jan. 23 and runs through April. (Justin Han/UC Davis).

Shinkoskey Noon Concert: The Noda Family Concert, Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center, UC Davis, Thursday Jan. 9, 12:05 to 1 p.m., free

  • The Noda Family Concert features UC Davis Lecturer in Music I-Hui Chen Chrisp on the piano. She will be performing works by Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, and Tchaikovsky.  
  • More information on this concert and other upcoming Shinkoskey Noon Concerts here

2nd Friday ArtAbout, Downtown Davis, Friday Jan. 10, 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. More information and a list of participating locations here

UC Davis colloquium explores tea and wine next week

A public event worth considering is the fifth annual global tea colloquium at UC Davis. The Global Tea Initiative for the Study of Tea Culture and Science is holding its colloquium next Thursday and Friday, Jan.16-17, at the UC Davis Conference Center. This year’s event, “The Great Debate: Discussion on Tea and Wine,” is co-organized with the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science (RMI). 

A part of the College of Letters and Science, the Global Tea Initiative focuses on both the culture and the science of tea from its origins in Asia and spreading to almost every continent on the planet. Unique in the world, the GTI fosters research and collaboration across the sciences, humanities and social sciences campus wide to explore the wide-ranging impact of tea on ceramics, gender roles, health practices and more all over the world.

For details, and to add to your calendar and RSVP, go here.

More Upcoming: film screening; design museum opens new exhibition

— Campus Film Screening of Thanks to Hank, Ann E. Pitzer Center, Thursday Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m., free 

  • UC Davis Cinema and Digital Media Professor Bob Ostertag pays homage to the late LGBTQ+ activist Hank Wilson in an original movie Thanks to Hank. Learn more about the screening and the film here

Appreciation and Adaptation: Homage to Global Textiles, UC Davis Design Museum, Cruess Hall, Room 124, opens Friday Jan. 23, running through April 18, free. The exhibition, curated by Paul J. Smith, highlights “traditional textiles from Africa, Asia and South America” as well as “works by UC Davis students…[that are] highlighting the continuing relevance of traditional cultures and how they drive design thinking in new directions.” More information on the exhibit, along with museum hours, here

— Winter Season Celebration, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Sunday, Jan. 26, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., free 

  • The celebration marks the opening of two new exhibitions at the Manetti Shrem (Stephen Kaltenbach: The Beginning and The End, and Gesture: The Human Figure After Abstraction/Selections from the Manetti Shrem Museum) as well as the installation of outdoor sculptures by Manuel Neri.  More about the exhibition and opening event is available here.

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