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  • Harris Center for the Arts

    South Korean ensemble SamulNori performs Tuesday night at the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College.

  • Bonhams

    “Grapes of Wrath,” published in 1939, is hailed today at UC Davis.

  • Jorg Fleige

    Solano County’s Rockville Trails Preserve will be explored in a hike Saturday.

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Published: Friday, Mar. 7, 2014 - 12:00 am
Last Modified: Friday, Mar. 7, 2014 - 12:06 am



‘The Grapes of Wrath’

What: To celebrate its 75th anniversary, John Steinbeck’s novel “The Grapes of Wrath” will be discussed – along with the larger social, cultural and historical issues it raises – in a symposium hosted by the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance. (For details on the concurrent theater production at UC Davis, see theater listings, Page 12).

When: 10:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. today

Where: Lab A, Wright Hall, UC Davis Campus

Cost: Free



Choral music

Stanford and Mendelssohn

What: The Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra will present “European Masterworks,” including the West Coast premiere of Charles Villiers Stanford’s “Stabat Mater” and Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2. Five soloists will be featured.

When: 7 p.m. pre-concert talk; concert 8 p.m.

Where: Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento

Cost: $35-$45; students half price

Information: (916) 808-5181;


Guided hike

Rockville Trails Preserve

What: Do a moderate hike and learn from a knowledgeable docent about the human history of Rockville Trails Preserve – from Patwin Indian charm stones to pioneer rock walls. Registration required.

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Rockville Trails Preserve, Suisun Valley Court, near the intersection of Rockville and Suisun Valley roads

Cost: Free

Information: (707) 745-1913;


Evaluation Day

What’s that keepsake worth?

What: If you’ve seen “Antiques Roadshow,” you know there could be a fascinating story behind that artwork on your wall. Here’s your chance to learn more. Thanks to the Art Service Group, evaluators will focus on artwork, artifacts, maps, antique jewelry and more. Appointments are required.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento

Cost: $10 per item or five items for $45

Information:; for appointments, call (916) 808-7752


Korean music and dance

SomulNori in Folsom

What: The SomulNori ensemble has been dazzling audiences since 1978 with its drumming, music and dance – all the while keeping alive the traditions of ancient Korea.

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Harris Center for the Arts, Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway, Folsom

Cost: $12-$39

Information:; (916) 608-6888

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