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A Rich Lineup of Cultural Offerings

Feb. 1, 2016 - A rich lineup of cultural offerings historic photographs and fashions -- check.

Cutting edge dance -- right here.

Art critic from one of the best magazines in the world -- yep.

Brand new play about the 2015 Baltimore riots -- we have that.

Finalist for 2015 Man Booker Prize -- she’ll be here.

First performances of famous composer’s works in 400 years -- that too.

Those are some of the cultural offerings at UC Davis in early 2016. If you like orchestral works by Beethoven you can find that along with genre-busting theatre, dance and visual arts, and a solid lineup of acclaimed writers. 

Ongoing

The Image of Fashion: A Photographer’s Legacy, through Feb. 26. Paul W. Hollingshead (1896–1974) worked in fashion photography in New York during the 1920s then settled in Woodland, California, where he operated a photo studio until 1969. His work documents evolving styles in fashion and photography. Clothing and accessories from the museum collection will be paired with the photographs Cruess Hall, Design Museum.

Heroes/Ghosts: Annie Ross, through March 11. Annie Ross, a graduate of the Native American Studies department, returns to UC Davis for this solo exhibition reflecting upon urban and state-sponsored violence, climate change and how aboriginal logic works, informs, and prevails in its midst. She is an associate professor in First Nations Studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. She will give a gallery talk on Feb. 10 at 3 p.m., Hart Hall, C.N. Gorman Museum

Basement Gallery, works by undergraduate students, video and performance pieces. Through Feb. 5, Room 60, Art Building.

California in Song, an exhibit of sheet music of songs about California from the Special Collections Department at Shields Library, through winter quarter.

February

Pacific Edge Chamber Ensemble. Feb. 4, 12:05, Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.

An exhibition by artists from Michoacán, Mexico: Ramon Viera's intricate wood engravings of religious and mythical themes and Nacho González Calleja's photographs of sugar cane workers. Feb. 5 – March 31, with opening reception on Feb. 5, 6 – 8 p.m. Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer (TANA), 1224 Lemen Ave., Woodland.

Open Mic Night Under the Stars featuring poets, musicians, comedians and others. Feb. 6 they changed date at 6 – 8 p.m., Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum.

Annie Ross, whose show “Heroes/Ghosts” is at the Gorman Museum, will give a gallery talk Feb. 10, 3 p.m., Gorman Museum.

Tanya Vegvary Plescia, Piano. Feb. 11, 12:05, Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.

LASER, Leonardo Arts Science Evening Rendezvous, presentations by artists, scientists and artist/scientists. Feb. 11, 7 – 9 p.m., Plant and Environmental Sciences Building, Room 3001.

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra plays Ginastera’s Ballet Suite from Panambí; Nielson Clarinet Concerto, with soloist Maximiliano Martín, principal clarinetist of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra; and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major. Feb. 13, 7 p.m., Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. See Department of Music for times and ticket information.

Sandra Lim, author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque and The Wilderness, and Fanny Howe, author of 20 books of poetry and prose, a finalist for the 2015 Man Booker Prize and winner of the Ruth Lily Poetry Prize from the Poetry Foundation for lifetime achievement. Feb. 16, 7 p.m., Room 126, Voorhies Hall. 

Chamber Music of Johannes Brahms. Feb. 18, 12:05 p.m., Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. 

Visiting Artists Lecture Series: Eileen Quinlan is a photographer whose abstract imagery is grounded in feminist history and material culture. Feb. 18, 4:30 p.m., Room 107, Art Annex.

Empyrean Ensemble, “Young and Restless Part 1,” premieres of new works by graduate composition students. Feb. 21, 7 p.m., Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. See Department of Music for times and ticket information.

Derek Kwan, Percussion. Feb. 25, 12:05 p.m., Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. 

Time Is Passing By, a dance production with students, directed by visiting artist John Jasperse who has created dances for the Baryshnikov Dance Foundation White Oak Dance Project, the Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv and the Lyon Opéra Ballet. Feb. 25 – March 6, Main Theatre, Wright Hall. See Department of Theatre and Dance for times and ticket information.

March

UC Davis Humanities Institute Book Chats Series: Larry Bogad, theatre associate professor, Tactical Performance: Serious Play and Social Movements. March 2, noon, Room 228, Voorhies Hall.

Early Music Ensemble, works by Josquin, de Rore, Monteverdi, Pablo Ortiz, Ross Bauer and Poulenc. March 2, Davis Community Church, 412 C St. See Department of Music for times and ticket information.

Carrie Hennessey, Soprano, and Malcolm MacKenzie, Baritone, with John Cozza, Piano. March 3, 12:05 p.m., Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.

Romeo and Juliet, performed by an undergraduate acting class. March 3 – 6, Arena Stage, Wright Hall. See Department of Theatre and Dance for times and ticket information.

Baroque Ensemble. March 4, 7 p.m., The Episcopal Church of Saint Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane. See Department of Music for times and ticket information.

Ellen Ruth Rose, Viola, Terrie Bane, Violin, and Thalia Moore, Cello. March 10, 12:05 p.m., Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.

Peter Schjeldahl, long-time art critic for The New Yorker, will give the Betty Jean and Wayne Thiebaud Endowed Lecture. March 10, 4:30 p.m., Buehler Alumni Center. 

Urinetown by student theatre group Studio 301. March 10 – 13, Wyatt Pavilion Theatre. See Department of Theatre and Dance for times and ticket information.

B-More, by master of fine arts directing student Robert Greg Pierotti, examines race and police violence through the lens of the 2015 Baltimore uprisings. March 11 – 13, Wyatt Pavilion Theatre. See Department of Theatre and Dance for times and ticket information.

Dancing in Sepia by Raissa Simpson, master of fine arts dance student and artistic director of Oakland’s PUSH dance company and “Outside the Lines 2,” a process-oriented dance presentation. March 10 – 13, Main Theatre, Wright Hall. See Department of Theatre and Dance for times and ticket information.

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra and University and Alumni Choruses perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and works by Mozart. March 13, 7 p.m., Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. See Department of Music for times and ticket information.

“Design-by-Design,” juried student competition, March 28 – April 29, Cruess Hall, Design Museum.

Contemporary Experience/Political Expression: Australian Aboriginal Printmakers at Cicada Press, the first exhibition by Australian Aboriginal artists at the museum. March 29 – June 3, Hart Hall, C.N. Gorman Museum.

Gramercy Trio. March 31, 12:05 p.m., Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. 

April

Lungs by Duncan MacMillian, honors undergraduate project. April 1 – 3, Lab A, Wright Hall. See Department of Theatre and Dance for times and ticket information.

Julie Sze, professor and director of American studiesFantasy Islands: Chinese Dreams and Ecological Fears in an Age of Climate Change. April 4, noon, Room 228, Voorhies Hall. 

Kyle Bruckmann, Oboe. April 7, 12:05 p.m., Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. 

Visiting Artists Lecture Series: Charles Atlas has been a pioneering figure in film and video for four decades. April 7, 4:30 p.m., Room 107, Art Annex. 

Creative Writing Program Reading Series: Garth Greenwell, author of a novella, Mitko, and a novel, What Belongs to You. April 12, 7 p.m., Room 126, Voorhies Hall.

Nikki Einfeld, Soprano. April 14, 12:05 p.m., Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. 

Visiting Artists Lecture Series: Joseph Del Pesco is a contemporary art curator and arts writer and director of the Kadist Art Foundation in San Francisco. April 21, 4:30 p.m., Room 107, Art Annex. 

Sadie Glass, Horn. April 28, 12:05 p.m., Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. 

May

Kyle Stegall, Tenor, with Derek Tam, Piano. May 5, 12:05 p.m., Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. 

First year master of fine arts exhibition. May 6, 6 – 9 p.m., Beatnik Studios, 723 S St., Sacramento. 

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra performs Stravinsky’s Scherzo à la russe, Koussevitzky’s Double Bass Concerto and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5.  May 7, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. See Department of Music for times and ticket information.

UC Davis Humanities Institute Book Chats Series: Eric Rauchway, professor of history, The Money Makers: How Roosevelt and Keynes Ended the Depression, Defeated Fascism, and Secured a Prosperous Peace. May 11, noon, Room 228, Voorhies Hall.

Gamelan Ledba Budoyo. May 12, 12:05 p.m., Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. 

Creative Writing Program Reading Series: Sarah Manguso, author of two collections of poetry and four books of nonfiction, including Ongoingness: The End of a Diary. May 12, 7 p.m., Room 126, Voorhies Hall. 

Selection of works from master of fine arts final year students. May 15 – June 15, Embark Gallery, Ft. Mason, San Francisco. 

Chamber Music of Johannes Brahms. May 19, 12:05 p.m., Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. 

Social Life: The Musical, is the world premiere of an electro-pop driven story about a family so saturated in technology and social media that they lose human connection with one another. Directed by Mindy Cooper. May 19 – 28, Main Theatre, Wright Hall. See Department of Theatre and Dance for times and ticket information.

Empyrean Ensemble, “Young and Restless Part 2,” new works by graduate composition students. May 23, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. See Department of Music for times and ticket information.

First year master of fine arts exhibition. May 6 and 24, 6 – 9 p.m., Beatnik Studios, 723 S St., Sacramento. 

Ryan Enright, Organ. May 26, 12:05 p.m., Room 115, Music Building. 

June

Hindustani Vocal Ensemble. June 2, 12:05 p.m., Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. 

MFA Thesis Exhibition. June 3 – 19, Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S St., Sacramento.

- Jeffrey Day, content strategist, Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies Division