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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Arts Week

Studio 301: RENT
Tonight through Sunday
8 p.m., Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.
Wyatt Pavillion, $16 (general)/$14 (student)
Studio 301 Productions brings the world-famous Tony-and-Pulitzer-Prize-winning rock musical RENT to Wyatt Pavillion starting tonight. The show is directed by Mitchell VanLandingham with musical direction by Elizabeth Tremaine and stage manager Marissa Saravis.

The Memorandum
Tonight and May 19 at 8 p.m.
Wright Hall, Lab A, free
The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance’s Institute for Exploration in Theatre, Dance and Performance presents The Memorandum, written by Vaclav Havel, translated by Vera Blackwell and directed by Alejandro Torres. The production will integrate projections, live video, wacky props, physical comedy, artificial words and the festivities of a massive office party.

Faith Prince Acting Workshop
Tomorrow, 1 to 4 p.m., $35 at the door
Arene Theatre in Wright Hall
Tony Award-winning actress Faith Prince and acting coach/director Natasha Burr will teach a workshop on auditioning and the entertainment business. Participants must have a memorized monologue or song to work on.

Poetry Night Reading Series: Dana Gioia
Today at noon
The John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 1st Street
Dana Gioia, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning poet, essayist, translator, and critic. He received his B.A. and M.B.A. from Stanford University and an additional M.A. in Comparative Literature from Harvard University.

A Small Evening About Love
Sunday, May 20 at 7 p.m., free
The John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 1st Street
Linda Bair and Jore Morejon present “My Hands/ Tus Brazos,” a passionate exploration in dance of love in a long term relationship. Poetry will be performed by Jill Stengel, Corey Rue and others. Readings will be by Ann Murray Paige and Dave Griffin. “The Break-Up Letter” will be a hilarious look at ‘leaving and leaving and leaving.’

Operation Restore Maximum Freedom XII
Saturday, May 19 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Plainfield Station, 23944 Country Rd. 98
All ages, $10
KDVS presents its 12th annual music festival this weekend. This is a non-profit, community based, multi-genre music festival where all proceeds from ticket sales go directly to bands and the venue. There will be shuttles and bike runs back and forth to Plainfield Station all day. For more information at www.kdvs.org.

Flourish Davis
Saturday, May 19, 7 p.m.
The John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 1st Street
Flourish Davis is a benefit and silent auction event in support of the arts. The Cultural Arts Committee is throwing a landmark launch party and silent auction to help Davis flourish artistically.


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