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By Soterios Johnson on May 20, 2019
 

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MUSIC

Members of the band posing for a photo.Lovelytheband: The Finding It Hard To Smile Tour
Thursday, May 23
7pm
Ace of Spades
1417 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Lovelytheband is an American indie pop trio from Los Angeles. They’ve opened for bands including 5 Seconds of Summer, but are now out on their own, touring in support of their debut album “Finding it Hard to Smile.” Their song “Broken” topped the alternative charts for a couple months last year.

Openers Flora Cash also perform.


Group photo of the Sons of Champlin.Sons of Champlin
Friday, May 24
7:30pm
Crest Theatre
1013 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

The Sons of Champlin started in 1965 in Marin County, rising from the wreckage of the Opposite Six, a locally popular R&B band from the pre-Beatle era. “Six” members, Bill Champlin and Tim Cain, added Terry Haggerty and the first of a series of drummers and bass players. The new band was named for the “front” man, Bill Champlin.

Openers Lydia Pense and Cold Blood also perform.


Fire dancer Maritza Cantor.Aloha Hawaii Live: Slack Key Guitar Magic
Sunday, May 26
5pm
Harris Center
10 College Parkway, Folsom, CA 95630

Aloha Hawaii LIVE “ON TOUR” features Hawaiian music and entertainment from the Islands of Oahu, Kauai, Maui and the Big Island. The 2019 Shows feature Jim “Kimo” West, Bobby Moderow, Aloha Polynesia Entertainment and Fire Dancer Maritza Canto performing traditional Hawaiian “Dances of Fire.” Slack Key Guitar Magic provides a unique Hawaiian Musical perspective to this great acoustic guitar tradition.


A portrait of Etana in front of a gray background.Etana
Wednesday, May 29
8pm
Harlow’s
2708 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816

Singer/songwriter Shauna McKenzie, a.k.a. Etana, returned to her birthplace Jamaica following a negative pop industry experience in the U.S. Her most recent album was nominated for a Grammy for best Reggae album. Etana says her influences include Air Supply, Dolly Parton (her mother listed to a lot of country music), Bob Marley and Sizzla.


A portrait of Brian Rice.Brian Rice and Friends: Brazilian Choro Music
Thursday, May 23
12pm
Ann E. Pitzer Center
Hutchison Drive & Cushing Way, Davis, CA 95616

Brian Rice is a highly acclaimed performer, educator, and recording artist and one of the most versatile percussionists in the Bay Area. Though best known as a specialist in Brazilian and Cuban music, Brian can be heard playing a multitude of styles and his percussion playing graces over 60 recordings.

Free (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)


A closeup of someone playing an electric guitar.JAZZ COMBOS OF UC DAVIS
Tuesday, May 28
2pm
Ann E. Pitzer Center
Hutchison Drive & Cushing Way, Davis, CA 95616

Free


A jazz band on stage,JAZZ BANDS OF UC DAVIS
Thursday, May 30
7pm
Ann E. Pitzer Center
Hutchison Drive & Cushing Way, Davis, CA 95616

Jacám Manricks, director


The Chamber SIngers on stage.Chamber Singers of UC Davis
Friday, May 31
7pm
Mondavi Center
Old Davis Road & Mrak Hall Drive, Davis, CA 95616

Caleb Lewis, conductor


Christian Baldini conducting the orchestra.UC Davis Symphony Orchestra: Breathtaking Motion
Saturday, June 1
7pm
Mondavi Center
Old Davis Road & Mrak Hall Drive, Davis, CA 95616

Christian Baldini, music director and conductor UC Davis Department of Music

This concert features winners of both the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition and Composition Award.

Schumann: Allegro affettuoso from the Piano Concerto in A Minor with Erica Mineo Winner of the Concerto Competition and undergraduate music student

Daniel Godsil: Cathedral Grove Winner of the Composition Award and UC Davis graduate student composer

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9


The Empyrean Ensemble on stage.Empyrean Ensemble Graduate Student Compositions
Sunday, June 2
3pm
Ann E. Pitzer Center
Hutchison Drive & Cushing Way, Davis, CA 95616

Mike Pelo, director UC Davis Professor of Music

Nathanial Berman, conductor
Works written by UC Davis graduate students:

Adam Strawbridge: aufheben
Joseph Vasinda: Everything Just Clicked Into Place…
Josiah Catalan: New Work
Daniel Godsil: Cenotaph I
Sarah Wald: Concerto in Miniature

Pre-concert talk with the composers at 2:15 pm.


A photo of Joyce Yang.Alexander String Quartet with Joyce Yang
Sunday, June 2
2pm
Mondavi Center
Old Davis Road & Mrak Hall Drive, Davis, CA 95616

Mozart Quartet No. 2 for Piano and Strings in E-flat Major, K. 493
Samuel Adams NEW WORK—Quintet for Piano and Strings
Brahms Quintet for Piano and Strings in F Minor, op. 34

The Mondavi Center is a proud co-commissioner of a new work by Samuel Adams for the Alexander String Quartet and pianist Joyce Yang. This special series event will take place in Jackson Hall, and present Adams’ quintet alongside two treasured pieces of chamber music by Mozart and Brahms. Robert Greenberg will not provide commentary for this event.


A promotional photo of New Kids on the Block.New Kids On The Block: The Mixtape Tour
Thursday, May 30
7:30pm
Golden 1 Center
547 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Multi-platinum selling pop super-group, New Kids On The Block, unveiled and epic lineup for their highly anticipated 2019 tour including Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Naughty by Nature. These five iconic acts will stop by Golden 1 Center for the MixTape Tour.


The three members of the band, one of them holding a guitar.The Record Company: All of this Life Tour
Wednesday, June 5
7pm
Ace of Spades
1417 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

The Record Company is a Grammy nominated American rock band from Los Angeles. The members are Chris Vos, Alex Stiff, and Marc Cazorla. Their music is influenced by blues musicians like John Lee Hooker, early punk bands like The Stooges, and rock bands like The Rolling Stones.


DESIGN

A promotional graphic showing an architectural drawing of a Streng home.2019 Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour
Saturday, June 1
10am – 4pm
Sacramento, CA 95815

This special-edition tour celebrates the 60th anniversary of Streng Bros. Homes, a Sacramento-based company founded by Jim and Bill Streng who built and sold over 3,500 modern homes in Sacramento, Yolo, and Placer Counties over the course of 30 years. The self-guided tour features a wide variety of Streng Bros. models with distinctive interiors that reflect the mid-20th century aesthetic and lifestyle. Homes along the 18-mile route are located in the neighborhoods of Eastridge (Citrus Heights), Overbrook and Evergreen Commons (Sacramento), and Homewood (Carmichael).

A rare 1959 custom modern home designed by architect Carter Sparks in Fair Oaks is also featured. Note: Instructions regarding the tour route and specific addresses will be provided via email after ticket purchase and before tour day.


DANCE

A dancer arching her back.Hatch: Danceworks in Progress
Thursday, May 30
6:30pm
Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Hatch returns for its eighth year at the Crocker to wow audiences with cutting edge dance performances throughout the museum by established and up-and-coming choreographers. Hatch offers a chance to see the creative process up close and includes a post performance audience Q and A. Taking inspiration from the exuberant, kinetic works in the exhibition Big Ideas: Richard Jackson’s Alleged Paintings, this year Hatch brings spectacle and movement that will re-frame the museum experience.


DANCE/FILM

Two Bolshoi dancers on stage performing a scene from the Carmen Suite.Bolshoi Ballet: Carmen Suite/Petrushka
Tuesday, June 4
7pm
The Tower Theatre
2508 Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95818

Carmen is as sensual and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one-act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug. The double-bill event for cinemas encapsulates and showcases the soul of Russian Ballet.


FILM

Thelma and Louise taking a selfie in their car with a Polaroid camera.Thelma and Louise
Monday, June 3
7pm
The Tower Theatre
2508 Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95818

Academy Award winner for Best Screenplay, Thelma and Louise follows meek housewife Thelma (Geena Davis) and independent waitress Louise (Susan Sarandon) on a short fishing trip that quickly becomes a flight from the law when Louise shoots and kills a man who attempts to rape Thelma at a bar. Ending with one of the most iconic moments in cinematic history, the two friends escape from the consequences of patriarchal society the only way they know how, in a film that broke down the walls of the traditional female buddy-comedy.


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