to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 9. Your yard may be dried up, but your social life doesn’t have to be: Work up a sweat getting down to live music by Bonanza King and DJ Larry Rodriguez, cool off and “become one” with the art in Charlie Schneider’s interactive performance, discover fun ways to save water in style, and enjoy food and drink discounts during happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. (As usual, drink specials are only $5 all night.) The event is free for museum members and free with general admission for nonmembers. For an afternoon of timeless tunes, check out the Classical Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, featuring William Feasley on guitar. Inspired by the art of David Ligare (on display at the museum through Sept. 20), renowned guitarist Feasley will perform a program of works by neoclassical composers, including contemporary compositions by California-based Peter Madlem and 20th century works by Mexican composer Manuel Ponce. Space is limited, so reserve your tickets in advance by calling 808-1182. The concert is $6 for museum members; $10 for students and Capital Public Radio members; and $12 for nonmembers. Can’t get enough jazz? Don’t miss Jazz Night featuring singer Clairdee at the Crocker at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 16. Curated and hosted by Vivian Lee, regional jazz “matriarch,” Jazz Night will take place this summer every third Thursday through September. Let Clairdee serenade you from the Main Stage with her unique style combining jazz, pop, gospel, rhythm and blues. The performer is unmatched at both delighting and educating audiences, given her background as a teaching artist with SFJAZZ and the San Francisco Symphony, a faculty member of the Jazzschool Institute (now known as the California Jazz Conservatory) in Berkeley, and a performer at renowned venues that include Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Monterey Jazz Festival. If you get to the festivities early, the Café Stage will feature the garage soul band Current Personae at 5:15 p.m.; the band describes its sound as
Ceramics artist Dana Bilello-Barrow gets “Below the Surface,” literally, in her first solo show of the same name, on exhibit July 11 through Aug. 3 in the main gallery at Arthouse on R
“reminiscent of Erykah Badu’s early days, Jill Scott before she became an actress and Stevie Wonder’s funky period.” Don’t miss it! Tickets are $7 for museum members; $12 for Capital Public Radio members and students; and $14 for nonmembers.
Join fellow gamers, artists and trivia buffs for a night of pub trivia, drawing games, tours of the galleries and a cash bar for this “adult playdate.” Back by popular demand, get your gaming on at the Twisted Sacratomato Salon, which returns to the Crocker from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 23. Join fellow gamers, artists and trivia buffs for a night of pub trivia, drawing games, tours of the galleries and a cash bar for this “adult playdate.” The event is free for museum members and free with general admission for nonmembers. Find out what really happens when young people are in charge at “The Takeover: An Art Jam by & for Youth” from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday,
July 30. But it’s not as scary as it sounds: The program, celebrating its third year as the meeting point of the art, vision and culture of local youth, is offered in partnership with Sol Collective and Low En Theory Collaborative. It’s also free for teens, free for museum members and free with general admission for nonmembers. For more information on all Crocker events, call 808-1182 or go to crockerartmuseum.org The Crocker Art Museum is at 216 O St.
It wouldn’t be summer in Sacramento without Music Circus, performed in the circus-tent-cumclimate-controlled-theater-in-theround Wells Fargo Pavilion. This month, don’t miss “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Peter Pan” as they take River City by storm. On July 7-12, revel in the musical that made a star out of Dick Van Dyke and gave the world such classic tunes as “Put on a Happy Face,” “One Last Kiss,” “A Lot of Livin’ To Do” and too many more to recount (or hum) here. This production of “Bye Bye Birdie” will be headed by director Glenn Casale (who’s also the acting artistic director of California Musical Theatre, which produces Music Circus) and features choreography by Randy Slovacek. The cast will feature heavy-hitters, including Janine DiVita, seen on Broadway in “Grease,” “Anything Goes” and “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” who plays long-suffering PREVIEWS page 58
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MORE THAN SKIN DEEP Ceramics artist Dana BilelloBarrow gets “Below the Surface,” literally, in her first solo show of the same name, on exhibit July 11 through Aug. 3 in the main gallery at Arthouse on R. The local potter is known for her unique surface treatments and large-scale site-specific installations, inspired by the natural and organic ability of rivers and oceans to mold our environment. The show will feature the sculptural and fluid vessel forms that have become BilelloBarrow’s signature. Meet the talented artist in person at the Second Saturday opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on July 11. For more information, call 455-4988 or go to arthouseonr.com Arthouse on R is at 10th and R streets downtown.
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