Weekender: Valentine’s Day Weekend Offers Piano Duo, Wine ArtAbout and More

Duo performing on piano
The ZOFO Piano Duo will play Thursday and Friday of Valentine's weekend at UC Davis. (Carlin Ma/Photo))

This post compiled by Leigh Houck, UC Davis Media Relations Intern

The Department of Music presents the ZOFO Piano Duo performing “ZOFO-MOMA.” The ZOFO-MOMA Live Concert Experience unfolds as an aurally and visually stunning walking tour through a virtual museum of modern art. Against an ever-changing backdrop of contemporary paintings, 15 new ZOFO-commissioned duet compositions are revealed throughout the 72-minute continuous performance. One of the compositions is by UC Davis professor of music Pablo Ortiz. The duo is performing graduate student works on Thursday, Feb. 13 as a Shinkoskey Noon Concert, as well.

  • ZOFO Piano Duet, Ann E. Pitzer Center, UC Davis, Thursday, Feb. 13, 12:05 to 1 p.m., free
  • ZOFO Piano Duet: “ZOFOMOMA,” Ann E. Pitzer Center, UC Davis, Friday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m., $12 students/children, $22 seniors and UC Davis faculty/staff, $24 general admission

ArtAbout offers Wine Walk

2nd Friday ArtAbout, Downtown Davis, Friday Feb. 14, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., free

  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day by attending the ArtAbout with that special someone! Take a stroll through downtown, admire local art, and get to know local artists during Davis’ monthly ArtAbout. An average of 30 local businesses host art, and some even offer complimentary beverages and snacks for visitors to enjoy while perusing the works.
  • This month’s ArtAbout is extra special: it features the 2nd Annual Wine Walk. Participants are invited to stop by Pence Gallery to pick up a free glass and stamp card, and then find all seven tastings around town. Winos who find all seven will be entered in a drawing for a Downtown Davis gift basket.

On Sunday, Black History Month means a free family festival

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, Sunday, Feb. 16, noon to 4 p.m, free

  • The Crocker invites you to celebrate Black History Month with “a day of music, food, education, cultural connection, and art demonstrations.” Art offerings will include an opportunity to do hands-on art presented by the Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum. Attendees can also meet artist Akinsanya Kambon, whose work is featured in the current exhibition American Expressions/African Roots: Akinsanya Kambon’s Ceramic Sculpture.
  • More information here


Appreciation and Adaptation: Homage to Global Textiles, UC Davis Design Museum, Cruess Hall, Room 124, through April 18, free

  • An exhibition on world textiles opens late January. The exhibition, curated by Paul J. Smith, highlights “traditional textiles from Africa, Asia and South America” as well as “works by UC Davis students…[that are] highlighting the continuing relevance of traditional cultures and how they drive design thinking in new directions.”
  • More information on the exhibit, along with museum hours, here

Granville Redmond: The Eloquent Palette, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, through Sunday, May 17

  • An exhibition of work by painter Granville Redmond will be on display at the Crocker Museum through early May. Redmond’s work depicts the natural beauty of the California landscape, primarily in oils.
  • More information about the Redmond exhibition here


Culture for Community: Free Day, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, Thursday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • All seven floors of the SF MOMA will be open to the public on Culture for Community: Free Day. Culture for Community sponsors this event in celebration of Black History Month. Free with RSVP.
  • More information and reservations here

Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Jonathan Calm, Community Education Room, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum, Thursday, Feb. 27, 4:30 p.m. 

  • Visual artist Jonathan Calm, assistant professor at Stanford University, works with photography and video. At this Art Studio event, Calm will lecture on his book about American car culture and race, “African-American Automobility: A Green Book Journey.”
  • More information here

“Peter and the Starcatcher,” Main Theatre, Wright Hall, UC Davis, Thursday, Feb 27, through Saturday, March 7

  • The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance is performing “Peter and the Starcatcher,” an imaginative, award-winning prequel to Peter Pan. The play is co-directed by Mindy Cooper, UC Davis professor of theatre and dance, and Olivier award winner Toby Sedgwick. Tickets are $12 for students and seniors, $17 for faculty and staff, and $18.50 for general admission.
  • More information and tickets here

And, a Tweet we came across offers something to do this weekend at Verge in Sacramento. Check it out.

Tweet of Verge event


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