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Motown the Musical

Jan 5, 2018 - Jan 7, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Adapted from the 1994 biography of R&B impresario Berry Gordy, this jukebox musical chronicles the rise and fall of Motown Records—the Detroit-based record company that put artists like Diana Ross, The Temptations and Stevie Wonder on the map. The New York Times calls the show “a musically vibrant trip back to the glory days of Detroit” with more than 50 songs performed,...

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Wayne Thiebaud, 1958-1968

Jan 16, 2018 - May 13, 2018

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art will host this exhibit featuring more than 60 works from the time when artist Wayne Thiebaud—whose evocative, nostalgic paintings of foods like cakes, pies and hot dogs have made him one of the most celebrated living artists in the world—was part of UC Davis’ then-nascent art department and began developing his signature...

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Scott Kelly

Jan 17, 2018

Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly holds the American record for most days spent in space, after returning to Earth from a yearlong stint on the International Space Station in March 2016. Since then he’s been participating in a NASA study with his twin brother, Mark, to examine the effects of long-duration space flights on the body. At this Sacramento speaking engagement, Kelly will touch...

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Schoolhouse Rock Live Too!

Jan 20, 2018 - Feb 3, 2018

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

Schoolhouse Rock jump-started many a Saturday morning during the ’70s and ’80s, using animation and catchy tunes to edutain kids (and more than a few adults) on topics like science, economics and government. The Roseville Theatre Arts Academy resurrects the erstwhile program to tell the story of Nina, the owner of a down-on-its-luck diner whose sister is due to return home from...

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Sacramento Philharmonic

Jan 20, 2018 - Jan 27, 2018

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

Back-to-back concerts by the Sacramento Philharmonic will feature Russian classics in the masterful hands of SoCal pianist Andrew von Oeyen. Case Scaglione, assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic, will conduct the Jan. 20 program, which will include Modest Mussorgsky’s frantic and bombastic Night on Bald Mountain, best known from the Disney classic Fantasia; Tchaikovsky’s...

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Sérgio Mendes

Jan 20, 2018 - Jan 21, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

“The man who put go-go boots on Brazilian music,” according to Billboard, keyboardist Sérgio Mendes first turned heads and perked up ears with his breakout 1966 hit “Mas Que Nada.” He would go on to reinvent a number of pop songs into bossa nova and samba tracks, like The Beatles’ “The Fool on the Hill.” The three-time Grammy winner and his band...

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Circa

Jan 26, 2018

The Australian circus troupe Circa brings two shows to the Mondavi Center beginning on Jan. 26 with Il Ritorno, an acrobatic spectacle with “real emotional pungency,” according to The Guardian. The seven-member company carries out multi-person balancing feats, aerial stunts and floor work to musical vignettes performed by a live chamber orchestra, including an excerpt from Claudio...

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Circa

Jan 28, 2018

Circa returns to the Mondavi Center for its second performance of the weekend titled Carnival of the Animals, which is set to the 14-movement piece of the same name by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. The septet of acrobats will tumble, balance, juggle and twirl to represent animals like chickens, fish, kangaroos, zebras, butterflies and caterpillars—all against an animated...

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Katy Perry

Jan 31, 2018

Since releasing her breakout album One of the Boys in 2008, Katy Perry has consistently crushed music records—for instance, this year she became the first artist to have three songs go diamond (10 million-plus sales). Her G1C appearance—which follows the launch of her fifth LP, Witness—will feature oversized props (think giant salt and pepper shakers sprinkling confetti) and...

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