Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera to perform music from superhero classics


Tickets are on sale for the Superhero Soundtrack Spectacular! where the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera is ready to perform haunting music from favorite superhero classics like Marvel, Superman and Spider-Man.

Come dressed as your favorite superhero or villain for the concert experience while listening to some of the most memorable themes from The Avengers, Batman, Wonder Woman, Man of Steel, The Incredibles, Supergirl and X-Men.

The show will take place June 4 at 8 p.m. at the SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center, located at 1301 L St. in Sacramento. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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The Crocker Art Museum will present “Wayne Thiebaud: A Celebration, 1920-2021” from May 29 to August 7.

The exhibit, originally titled “Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints and Drawings,” previously opened in Sacramento in 2020 before the museum was forced to close amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The show now returns to The Crocker, located at 216 O St. in Sacramento, after a national tour with 18 newly acquired works added to the show celebrating the artist’s life.

The exhibition overlaps with “Twinka Thiebaud and the Art of Posing”, which runs from June 19 to September 11 and explores the artistic modeling career of Twinka Thiebaud, Wayne’s daughter. Twinka has posed for several important photographers and artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, including her father who is represented by 13 works in the exhibition.

Several public programs support and add context to Wayne Thiebaud: A Celebration, including a celebration of life on Saturday, May 28, which includes a public remembrance led by Congresswoman Doris Matsui and other close friends of the artist. .

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Congressman John Garamendi announced the winners of this year’s Congressional High School Art Contest during a ceremony at UC Davis earlier this week.

The winner from Yolo County was Jannoula Eerkens, a student at Davis Senior High School, for their play titled “Serene”.

“Each year, I am always amazed by the incredible talent and quality of art we receive for the Congressional High School Art Competition,” Garamendi said in a press release. “This competition is a team effort. Our panel of independent judges performed the difficult task of selecting the winners. Teachers, parents and mentors worked behind the scenes to offer encouragement, guidance and inspiration. Above all, these students knew they were artists and photographers with something important to say. Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year’s High School Convention Art Contest.

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The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts in Davis named Chris Oca production manager just before the building’s 20th anniversary season.

Since the building opened, Oca has held various technical roles for the parent presentation program. In his new role, he will oversee all technical departments, training and safety reviews.

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UC Davis’ Department of Theater and Dance will present the Spring 2022 edition of “Outside the Lines” where new dances created by student choreographers will take center stage.

The program includes work by doctoral students Ann Dragich, Diego Martinez-Campos, and Edward Talton-Jackson, as well as work by undergraduate students. All choreographies were developed under the direction of Professor David Grenke. The choreographers have found inspiration for their works in various sources.

“My piece Cuerpatura #2 is inspired by the conceptualization of ‘safe distance,'” Martinez-Campos said in a press release. “In this work, the performers negotiate spatial intervals by destabilizing the relationship with each other.

Performances will take place May 19-21 at 7 p.m. in the main theater at Wright Hall.

Adult tickets are $10, faculty/staff tickets are $8, and student/senior tickets are $5. Tickets can be purchased at the UC Davis box office, located on the north side of Aggie Stadium, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, by phone at 530-752-2471 during the same hours or online at theatredance.ucdavis. edu.

Center Stage is a column exploring the arts in and around Yolo County.


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