Arts and entertainment calendar, Feb. 14

Galleries

The Pence Gallery presents its first-ever juried exhibit of watercolor paintings by master artists from across the U.S., selected by artist Sandy Delehanty. “Water + Color National Juried Exhibit 2020” features 38 paintings completed exclusively in watercolor or gouache (opaque watercolor) by 20 artists from Feb. 14 to March 31. Delehanty will share her insights into jurying, as well as her own art, from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in a free talk. In the upstairs gallery, “The Printed Realm” is a group exhibit featuring 21 artists who all work in printmaking. A reception for both exhibits is from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout in downtown Davis.

Galley 1855 presents the photography of Dennis Ariza through February. The galley, on the grounds of The Davis Cemetery at 820 Pole Line Road, is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 530-756-7807, email [email protected] or visit www.daviscemetery.org.

A variety of traditional textiles from around the world will be on view in the UC Davis Design Museum exhibition “Appreciation and Adaptation: Homage to Global Textiles” through April 18. This installation features items such as rugs, garments and cloth purses from Africa, Asia, South America and Central America, all collected by Paul J. Smith, director emeritus of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, during his travels around the world. It also includes contemporary work by UC Davis Design students. The museum is in Cruess Hall, Room 124. It is free and open from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays. For more information, visit arts.ucdavis.edu/design-museum.

“Postal Migration” features the mixed-media artwork of June Daskalakis through March 31 at YoloArts’ Gallery 625, at 625 Court St. in Woodland. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and by appointment. For more information, contact YoloArts at 530-309-6464.

The Artery presents “North Coast Visions: A Photographer and A Painter,” with the work of photographer Jock Hamilton and painter Adele Shaw, through Feb. 24. A reception is from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, and the artists will talk about their art beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. The Artery, 207 G St. in Davis, is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and until 9 p.m. Fridays.

The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis presents “The Manetti Shrem Presents NEW ERA, an Installation by Doug Aitken,” a multi-channel video installation of moving images, expanding architecture and surrounding sound running through June 14. The museum’s winter season features two shows. “Stephen Kaltenbach: The Beginning and The End” and “Gesture: The Human Figure After Abstraction: Selections from the Manetti Shrem Museum.” The museum is at 2654 Old Davis Road, Davis. Admission is free. For more information, call 530-752-8500 or visit manettishrem.org.

The work of Anne Lincoln is on display at Hotel Winters, 12 Abbey St. in Winters. The ongoing exhibition features contemporary paintings that celebrate the landscape of Northern California. The show includes large finished paintings and a selection of smaller works will be available for purchase. More information about the artist and her works can be found at https://www.annelincoln.com.

 

Film

The UC Davis department of music presents a screening of the beloved 1939 film classic “The Wizard of Oz” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Pitzer Center. Audience members can come dressed up as their favorite Oz character. Prizes will be awarded for the best individual and group costumes. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and children under 12. They are available at the Mondavi Center Ticket Office in person or by calling 530-754-2787 from noon to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Tickets are also available at mondaviarts.org.

 

Theater

“Pump Boys and Dinettes” is on stage at the Sacramento Theatre Company’s Pollock stage, 1419 H St. in Sacramento, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 16. Tickets are $25-$40, available at tickets.sactheatre.org, 916-443-6722 or in person at the theater box office.

Capital Stage’s “Alabaster” runs at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 23, at Capital Stage, 2215 J St. in Sacramento. Tickets are $32 to $44, available at capstage.org or by calling 916-995-5464.

“Of Mice and Men” opens Friday, Feb. 21, at the Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St. in Woodland, and plays at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 15. The show is recommended for mature audiences. Reserved seats are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors 62 and up and $12 for children 17 and under. Balcony tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children. Tickets are available online at www.woodlandoperahouse.org or by calling 530-666-9617.

“Peter and the Starcatcher,” the award-winning stage prequel to “Peter Pan,” will be presented by the UC Davis department of theater and dance at 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 27 to March 7, in the Main Theatre, Wright Hall. Tickets are $18.50 general, $17 for faculty and staff and $12 for students and seniors. They may be purchased at the UC Davis Ticket Office on the north side of Aggie Stadium, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, by phone at 530- 752-2471 during the same hours or online at theatredance.ucdavis.edu.

Winters Theatre Company presents “The Miracle Worker” at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. in Winters. The gala opening is at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, and includes cheesecake, champagne, coffee and soft drinks. Tickets are $15 for everyone. Other showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 29. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and children 12 and under. Tickets will be available for purchase on the Winters Theatre Company website at http://winterstheatre.org by mid-February. For more information, visit the website, email [email protected] or call 530-795-4014.

 

Music

The ZOFO-MOMA Live Concert Experience arrives at the Pitzer Center on the UC Davis campus for a 72-minute performance at 7 p.m. Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14. ZOFO, a duo consisting of pianists Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Kakagoshi, will perform 15 recently commissioned musical works for piano-four-hands (one keyboard, two performers). Behind the musicians will be a big screen with images of contemporary artwork created by visual artists from the same country as each piece of featured music. Tickets are $24 general and $12 for students, available in advance online at www.MondaviArts.org and at the door.

Kindred Spirits, a six-piece band that plays a wide variety of songs from folk-rock to blues, to almost country to reggae, will play a free, all-ages show from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Armadillo Music, 207 F St. in downtown Davis.

Cellist Eunghee Cho, a 2012 graduate of Davis High School, returns to his hometown for his annual Mellon Music Festival, this year a concert of romantic music on Valentine’s Day (Friday, Feb. 14) at 7:30 p.m. in the Melon Ball performance space at Watermelon Music, 1970 Lake Blvd., Suite 1. Also performing will be pianist Tomomi Sato and violinist Tatjana Roos. Tickets are $15 if reserved in advance online and $20 at the door. There are also free tickets for “kids and students,” which must be reserved online in advance at www.mellonmusicfestival.com.

Dirty Cello will bring blues, bluegrass and rock to The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters, at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Tickets are $20 in advance, $24 at the door if not sold out and $12 with student ID, available at Armadillo Music in Davis, Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters, Davids’ Broken Note in Woodland and online via The Palms’ website and through Eventbrite. For more information, visit palmsplayhouse.com or dirtycello.com.

Musical duo Love Eternal returns to Woodstock’s Pizza, 219 G St. in Davis, for a free performance of reggae, soul, funk and rock music beginning at 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. Jahred and Shawna Namaste have been performing for nearly 20 years. Recently relocating from Hawaii to Sacramento after losing access to their home in the volcanic eruption of Kilauea, Love Eternal brings their music across the West Coast and beyond. The duo utilizes the latest looping technology to create live soundscapes of guitar, keys and drums. More about Love Eternal can be found at www.loveeternal.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/loveeternalmusic.

The Davis High School Symphony Orchestra will perform its annual “kids outreach concert” from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Brunelle Performance Hall on the Davis High School campus, 315 West 14th St. in Davis. The program includes a story-oriented piece for orchestra, dancers and a narrator titled “Robin Hood” and a performance of American composer George Gerswhin’s masterpiece from 1924. Tickets are $5 for kids (under age 18) and $10 for adults (age 18 and up), available at the door.

The South African male a capella vocal ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo visits the Mondavi Center at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. The group emerged in the 1960s, during the apartheid era, began touring parts of Europe in the early 1980s, and in 1985 and they collaborated with Paul Simon on his “Graceland” album. They sang at Mandela’s inauguration as South Africa’s president in 1994. Tickets for the group’s Mondavi Center appearance are $49-$25 general, with discounts for students and children, available at www.MondaviArts.org or 530-754-2787.

Opineismyname will play a free, all-ages show from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Armadillo Music, 207 F St. in Davis. Performing original music with smooth R&B influences fused with hip-hop and soul, Opineismyname has a powerful, yet soothing voice, with danceable tunes.

Tempest will bring their high-energy Celtic folk rock back to The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters, on Saturday, Feb. 15 starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 in advance, $26 at the door if not sold out and $12 with student ID, available at Armadillo Music in Davis, Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters, Davids’ Broken Note in Woodland or online via Eventbrite and The Palms’ website. For more information, visit palmsplayhouse.com and tempestmusic.com.

Electro-acoustic Americana virtuosos RAQIA will play a free, all-ages show from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Armadillo Music, 207 F St. in Davis. RAQIA seeks to create sanctuary and connection with the natural world through music.

The Michael Doucet Trio will bring quintessential Louisiana music to The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. Tickets are $24 in advance, $28 at the door and $12 with student ID, available at Armadillo Music in Davis, Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters, Davids’ Broken Note in Woodland, online via The Palms’ website and Eventbrite and at the door if not sold out. For more information, visit palmsplayhouse.com and beausoleilmusic.com.

Tom Peron’s 60th Birthday Concert is planned for 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb 20, at The Melon Ball at Watermelon Music, 1970 Lake Blvd. in West Davis. The doors will open at 7:30 p.m. Peron and this group of musicians, who have been playing together over the past 40 years, will perform a variety of jazz classics. Tickets are $20, available at Watermelon Music, online at watermelonmusic.com or at the door. The Melon Ball is a B.Y.O.B venue.

Slack-key guitarists Led Kaapana and Fran Guidry will perform at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21. Tickets are $22 in advance, $26 at the door and $12 with student ID, and are available at Armadillo Music in Davis, Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters, Davids’ Broken Note in Woodland, online at palmsplayhouse.com and at the door if not sold out.

Busy Lighthouse will play a free, all-ages show from 8 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Armadillo Music, 207 F St. in Davis. The band’s different styles include alternative, hard rock, grunge, punk, experimental and indie.

The Beach Fossils, an indie-pop quartet from Brooklyn, will perform at the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, sponsored by the ASUCD Entertainment Council. Tickets are $37 general and $27 for UC Davis students and are available at www.MondaviArts.org or by calling 530-754-2787, and at the door.

Jimmy Toor Trio will bring multi-cultural rhythms and lofi beats from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Root of Happiness Kava Bar, 211 F St. in Davis.

Frank Barter will play a free, all-ages show from 8 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Armadillo Music, 207 F St. in Davis. The rock ‘n’ roll artist is often compared to singer-songwriters like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger and Jackson Browne.

Rhythmtown-Jive will bring their Mardi Gras MamboFest show to The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters, on Saturday, Feb. 22, starting at 8 p.m. The K-Girls and Vicki Randle will join them. The dance floor will be open. Tickets are $20 in advance, $24 at the door and $12 with student ID, available at Armadillo Music in Davis, Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters, Davids’ Broken Note in Woodland, online via The Palms’ website and Eventbrite, and at the door if the show is not sold out. For more information, visit palmsplayhouse.com, rhythmtown-jive.com and bigbangbeat.com.

Pam & Josh will bring music from then and now with signature harmonies to the Village Homes Performers’ Circle on Monday, Feb. 24, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay East in Davis. Signups for the open-mic portion begin at 6:45 p.m., with signup performances from 7 to 8:15 p.m. The featured act performs from 8:30 to 9 p.m. No tickets or reservations are required. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/villagehomesperformers/.

“A Night at the Coconut Grove,” the Davis High School Band Boosters 28th annual fundraiser for DHS Bands, is from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave. in West Davis. Groups performing include the Emerson, Harper and Holmes Junior High School Jazz Bands, a Celia Cottle Jazz Band, the DHS Jazz Band and DHS Jazz Combos. Guests will enjoy dinner, mocktails, a silent auction and a raffle. Tickets are $50 for adults, $25 for students and $15 for performers. To purchase tickets, visit http://groups.dcn.org/dhsbandboosters.

 

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