“Motown: The Musical” comes to Sacramento for a two-week run at the Community Center Theater. The show spins off from Berry Gordy’s 1994 autobiography “To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown.”
Youvensky Despeignes used to spend hours a day at home drawing pencil-and-ink abstractions on cheap notebook paper, his aspirations as a painter frustrated by a lack of opportunities in Haiti where a rich artistic heritage has suffered decades of decline.
Block by Block is a Crocker initiative that aims to bring art engagement to communities where it might otherwise be lacking. At a series of block parties, families can find ribbon dancing, drumming circles, spoken word performances, a traveling Crocker exhibit and more.
Three decades after its founding, Blockhead Skateboards will be given a proper retrospective treatment Friday, May 6, at The Brickhouse Gallery & Art Complex in Oak Park with a show includes classic decks, photos, original art and ad layouts.
In Marisa Wegrzyn’s affable yet weightless play “Mud Blue Sky” now at B Street Theatre’s Main Stage, we follow the flight attendants beyond the terminal, going inside their lives on regular layover at a bland hotel near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.
Calidanza Dance Company will perform “Viva,” a program of Mexican culture, dance and music, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Crest Theatre (1013 K St., Sacramento). The event celebrates Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day by relating the sacrifices of women during the Mexican revolution. Accompanying the dance company will be Orgullo Regional, a Sacramento-based Regional Mexicano trio.
B Street Theatre will break ground later this month on a new $29 million complex – the product of 11 years of fundraising and planning to move one of the region’s premier arts organizations from the edge of midtown to a roomier, more prominent location on Capitol Avenue.