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Sunday, March 3, 2024

Arts Week


Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio
Feb. 13 through Feb. 15, 8 p.m., $19 to $42
Mondavi Center
Organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, with guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg and drummer Jamire Williams, will be playing sets for three straight days this week. Smith played with guitarist George Benson in the 1960s before embarking on a solo recording career. The Jazz Journalist Association gave him “Organ Keyboardist of the Year” on five different occasions.

San Francisco Symphony
Feb. 13, 8 p.m., $50 to $94
Mondavi Center
The SF Symphony, conducted by Musical America’s 2012 Conductor of the Year Jaap van Zweden, will play two works: the Violin Concerto in D Minor by Sibelius, which will feature a solo by Simone Lamsma, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. There will be a pre-performance talk with Boston Conservatory Music History Coordinator Elizabeth Seitz an hour before the show.

“Lights Low” with The Afterglow
Feb. 14, 8:30 p.m., $7
Sciences Lecture Hall 123
Come spend Valentine’s Day with some a cappella groups. The concert will feature performances from two UC Davis groups: The Afterglow, a male group, and The Spokes, a female group. Also performing are The UC Men’s Octet from UC Berkeley and The Hightones from UC Santa Cruz.

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra
Feb. 16, 7 p.m., $8 students and children, $12 to $17 adults
Mondavi Center
The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christian Baldini, will perform four works by Schumann, Berio, Sibelius and Ravel. Artist-in-residence Lucy Shelton, a soprano singer, will perform on the Berio and Sibelius pieces.

The Chieftains
Feb. 19, 8 p.m., $35 to $68
Mondavi Center
Acclaimed group The Chieftains has been performing traditional Irish music for over 50 years. During this time, they’ve played a concert for Pope John Paul II, won six Grammys and appeared on the soundtrack to Stanley Kubrick’s film Barry Lyndon.


2nd Friday HeArtAbout
Feb. 14, 5 p.m., free
Downtown Davis
Another monthly installment of an art-themed event in which several art receptions and events happen throughout the downtown area. This month features a romantic theme. You can find a guide to the events in this month’s ArtAbout in the Davis Dirt.

Classic Film Festival — The Apartment (1960)
Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m., donations encouraged
Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St.
The three-week long Classic Film Festival concludes with this 1960 Billy Wilder Best Picture winner. The film tells the story of C.C. Baxter, played by Jack Lemmon, a man who lets his bosses use his apartment for their affairs as well as his relationship with Fran Kubelik, played by Shirley MacLaine.


A Night of Shorts
Feb. 15, 8 p.m., admission by donation ($5 to $10)
Wright Hall, Lab A
Studio 301 Productions, a student-run theatre group, will present a one-act play along with two radio plays. Featured productions include “Lion Hunting” by Abbott and Costello, “Sure Thing” by David Ives and “Help Me, Doctor or: Oh The Place You Won’t Go” by Jonathan Goldstein and David Rakiff.


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