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Arts Week: April 24, 2014

LITERATURE AND POETRY

Poetry in the Garden
April 24, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., free
UC Davis Wyatt Deck
Local poets Heera Kulkarni and Kenya Mitchell are set to perform original readings at this daytime event. There will be an open mic for anyone who would like to participate after the featured poets.

Author Event: Patchwork
April 26, 7:30 p.m., free
The Avid Reader
Local author Lena McNicholas will be reading from her new book Patchwork and will be discussing her life growing up in the Appalachia.

MUSIC

 Jonathan Nadel and I-Hui Chen
April 24, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., free
The Mondavi Center, Grand Lobby
Renowned tenor Jonathan Nadel and professional pianist I-Hui Chen will be teaming up to perform pieces from Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev as part of the Shinkoskey Noon Concert series.

ART

CA Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts
April 25 to 27, all day
John Natsoulas Gallery
This year marks the conference’s 26th anniversary. The event will host a variety of lectures on ceramics as well as highlight multiple artists and movements in the ceramics world. The event lasts all day and all ages are welcome to attend.

THEATRE

A Chorus Line
April 25 to May 18, times vary, $9 to $18
Davis Musical Theatre Company (DMTC) Performing Arts Center
DMTC is set to present their production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, A Chorus Line. The exciting musical follows the audition process of stage performers attempting to be hired as chorus members in a Broadway production.

FILM

Free Voice — Free Spirit
April 26, 10 a.m., $10 presale/$15 at door
Varsity Theatre
This documentary follows the work of Mouna Wilson, the creator of famous vocal workshop “Singing for Power.” The movie will highlight Wilson’s belief that everyone has the potential to sing. Wilson will hold a Q&A after the film screening.

DANCE

Danzantes del Alma Annual Show
April 26, 7 p.m., $10 presale/$15 day of/$13 student/$6 children
UC Davis Freeborn Hall
This event will feature four Mexican regional dances by UC Davis student-run Mexican Folklorico dance group Danzantes del Alma. All ages are welcome, including families and young children.

 

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