Woodland Opera House will present the last production of the season
The Woodland Opera House will perform its final main stage production of the 2021-22 season beginning June 17.
“Bye Bye Birdie,” inspired by Elvis Presley and his enlistment in the U.S. Army in 1957, tells the story of teen idol Conrad Birdie enlisting in the military. With an energetic score and lively dancing, the well-known musical remains as fresh and vibrant as ever.
The show will run at the Woodland Opera House, located at 340 Second St., through July 10 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online at woodlandoperahouse.org, in person at the box office, or by calling (530) 666-9617.
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Davis’ artery is set to feature a mother-daughter art exhibit that encompasses a central theme of nature.
Painter and sculptor Cathie James-Robinson and painter Amanda Cadelago will both follow this common theme while showcasing their own unique style in their Second Nature: A Mother and Daughter Art Exhibition.
James-Robinson will present nature in many forms ranging from 2D to 3D to panoramic landscapes. She will also exhibit clay sculptures to accompany her paintings focusing on local habitats and wildlife.
Cadelago will explore the central California coast through acrylic paintings to capture the ever-changing flora, rock formations and sea.
The exhibition will take place at the Artery, located at 207 G St., from June 3-27. A meeting with the artists will take place on June 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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The Woodland Opera House is offering a $500 scholarship to a 2022 high school graduate who has benefited from its education program and/or participated in Woodland Opera House productions.
Applicants must submit an essay outlining future educational plans, what they have learned from their experiences at Woodland Opera House and how it has prepared them for the future. Emails should be sent no later than Friday, June 17 and should be sent to [email protected]
The applicant must be enrolled in an instructional program at the College of the Arts in the fall of 2022 and intends to focus on the performing arts such as dance, music, theater and communications.
The annual scholarship will be awarded during the “TV Tunes” performance of the educational program Show Biz Kidz at the Opera House on July 15.
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The John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis will present a new exhibition focusing on the paintings of Boyd Gavin.
Gavin, a permanent resident of Sacramento, earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Santa Cruz and his master’s degree from Sacramento State. His work has appeared in several places, including the Crocker Art Museum and the Caldwell Synder Gallery in San Francisco.
Gavin’s use of geometric depth and nostalgic imagery create neighborhood atmospheres, transporting viewers directly into his paintings.
“This show was largely inspired by the gardens, pools and neon lights of West Sacramento’s once-iconic motels,” Gavin said in a press release. “This extinct roadside culture, a scourge of all urban planners past and present, offered travelers a theme that was part of a purposely constructed ersatz domesticity on a human scale.”
The exhibit will be open June 8 through July 23 at the John Natsoulas Gallery, located at 521 1st St. An opening reception will be held June 11 at 7 p.m.
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