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Monday, April 22, 2024

Arts Week

Poetry Night Reading Series presents the Science Singers at the John Natsoulas Gallery
Thursday, March 15, 8 p.m., free
John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St.
A group formed as a result of the UC Davis arts and science fusion program, which created the course “Science and Society 42: Earth, Water, Science and Song,” Wendy Silk and the Science Singers perform alongside musician and doctoral candidate Tony Dumas. Exploring a variety of musical genres, the class showcases music that conveys the understanding of the class material and lyrics about everything from the scientific method to spatial and temporal variation.

2012 Community Concert Series: High Drama on the Keyboard
Sunday, March 18, 4 p.m.
Davis Commnunity Church, 412 C St.
$10 suggested donation
David Deffner, the director of music at Davis Community Church and an accomplished organist with a doctorate in church music from Northwestern University, plays in an organ recital this weekend as part of Davis Community Church’s 2012 Community Concert Series. Deffner has performed with the Sacramento Symphony Orchestra, the Camelia Symphony, the Sacramento Area Bach Festival and the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra.

Focus on Indian Dance
Wednesday, March 21, 8 p.m.
Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center
$20/$10 (student)
This evening event features acclaimed Kathak master Rachana Yadav and students of the Kalanjali Dancers of India schools in Berkeley, Lafayette and Sacramento. Yadav will perform a new solo work, “Samvet,” which expresses the maturation of a typical Indian through the lens of the five elements of nature. The Kalanjali dancers will perform excerpts from their full-length “Osiris and Isis,” a folk dance and a classical Indian piece.

Alexander String Quartet
Sunday, March 18, 2 p.m. (sold out) & 7 p.m.
Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center
$49/$24.50 (student)

The Real and The Imagined: Prints and Sculpture
March 9 to April 3, Monday to Saturday 10 to 6 p.m., Sunday 12 to 5 p.m.
The Artery, 207 G St.
Artists Christopher Dewees and Shannon Marie Moore play off each other’s styles to provoke audiences. Moore’s sculptures showcase fantasy and myths while Dewee’s artwork uses real-life organisms and objects as “printing blocks” for his images.

Seeing Sound
March 9 to April 15, Tuesday to Sunday, 11:30 – 5 p.m.
Pence Gallery, 212 D St.
Offering a highly interactive experience, this exhibit features work by seven artists and musicians from the Sacramento area. This experience requires visitors to look, play and listen, all while blurring the line between sound and visual art.


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