Weekender: Noon Concert is Memorial; Joshua Bell Plays Mondavi

Students in play photo.
Diego Martinez-Campos and Olivia Coca will star in the UC Davis production of "Three Penny Opera." Get ticket information below. (Courtesy photo/UC Davis)

Shinkoskey Noon Concert is Empyrean Ensemble today

Compiled by UC Davis News and Media Relations Intern Leigh Houck

This week’s Shinkoskey Noon Concert features the Empyrean Ensemble, directed by UC Davis Professor of Music Mika Pelo. Ensemble members Peter Josheff and Hrabba Atladottir will perform “September” for violin. The concert will also honor Larry Austin, a previous faculty member at UC Davis who passed away last year, by playing some of his pieces. There will also be a preview of Taproot New Music Festival Participating Composers. Noon, free. 

  • More information on this concert and other upcoming Shinkoskey Noon Concerts here.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

YoloArts 12th Annual Art Farm Gala, Hotel Woodland, Gallery 625, 436 Main Street, Friday Nov. 1, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., tickets $40-$250

  • Learn more about the Art & Ag Project and the Art Farm Gala in this Arts Blog story here.

Joomchi: Playing with Paper, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Saturdays and Sundays, Saturday Nov. 2 through Sunday Dec. 1, free

  • The Manetti Shrem Museum invites you to join artist Steph Rue to “Create a unique landscape using a traditional paper-felting technique called joomchi. We will be using hanji (Korean paper), a strong and durable material to explore a variety of ways to collage, felt and fuse paper into interesting textures.”​​  

Joshua Bell Violin Concert, Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Saturday Nov. 2, 8 p.m.

  • The world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell comes to Davis for one night. He will perform classical pieces from artists Franck, Schubert, Ysaÿe, and Bach on his 300 year old Stradivarius. He will be accompanied by Alessio Bax on piano.
  • Learn more and purchase tickets here.
  • Learn more about the Stradivarius’ history here.

Visitas Guiadas en Español/ Spanish Language Tours, Crocker Art Museum, Sunday Nov. 3, 1 p.m., free for members, free for nonmembers with admission

  • The Crocker invites you to join them for guided museum tours in Spanish: “Whether you are a native speaker or want to brush up on your language learning skills, explore the Crocker’s special exhibitions or permanent collection with a native Spanish-speaking docent. Meet at the admissions desk at 1 p.m.” Or, more apropos, “Disfruta de las exposiciones temporales o de la colección permanente del Museo Crocker en una visita guiada con un docente de habla hispana. Por favor de reunirse en el mostrador principal de la entrada a la 1 p.m.”
  • More information.


Works by Wayne Thiebaud, Natsoulas Gallery, Wednesday Oct. 30 to Saturday Nov. 30, free

  • Natsoulas Gallery invites you to celebrate Wayne Thiebaud’s 99th birthday by enjoying a retrospective that includes paintings and other works on paper. Opening reception Nov. 9, 7 - 9 p.m.
  • Learn more about Thiebaud and the exhibition here
  • Natsoulas Gallery address and hours


The Threepenny Opera, UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance, Nov. 14 through Nov. 23, 2 p.m. or 7 p.m., $12-$18.50

  • The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance presents “The Threepenny Opera,” showing from Nov. 14 through Nov. 23. The play is “...a criticism of capitalism and middle-class morality, set in a world of corruption with a score that draws upon opera, jazz and cabaret. Set in Victorian London, the musical focuses on the exploits of Macheath, an amoral criminal, who manipulates women and the law with equal dexterity.” The play contains adult themes and language. Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone (530) 752-2471 during weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or in person at the UC Davis Ticket Office.
  • Learn more about the performance here 
  • View performance times and purchase tickets online here 

​Happy Halloween: Social media art of the week

You know what's spookier than Halloween?

~riding without a bike light at night~

pumpkin bike


We have a Halloween-themed Reddit post from user @Spherical_Melon posted to UC Davis subreddit, photo of a retro bike pumpkin carving

“We carved the Davis bicycle into a pumpkin and lit it using a TAPS rear light.

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