Merced Arts Wrap for April 18, 2014

UC Merced’s World Cultures Graduate Students Conference

UC Merced’s World Cultures Second Annual Graduate Student Conference is scheduled for 1 to 4:15 p.m. today inside the campus’ Classroom and Office Building, Room 113, at the 5200 N. Lake Road campus.

The conference will continue from 8 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Saturday inside the campus’ Social Sciences and Management building, in Room 104.

Rachel Klein, associate professor of history at UC San Diego, will give the closing address for the conference at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St. in downtown Merced. The event is free to the public.

Merced Symphony Spring Concert

The Merced Symphony is scheduled to perform its annual spring concert at UC Merced’s Lakireddy Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on April 26.

The program, sponsored by the Merced Symphony Association with Arts UC Merced Presents, will feature a program conducted by Music Director Henrik Jul Hansen with a guest appearance by the UC Merced Chorale led by Lorraine Walsh, according to a symphony press release.

The symphony will perform a world premiere of Kate Janzen’s “Concerto for Saxophone, Trombone and Percussion.” A graduate of California State University, Sacramento, Janzen has performed on piano and keyboard with the Merced Symphony for several years.

Tickets for the show are $35 general and $10 for students and may be purchased at the Multicultural Arts Center (645 W. Main St. in Merced), Merced Floral (2855 Park Ave. in Merced), Christina’s Fine Clothing (2852 G St. in Merced), Big O Tires (1261 W. 18th St. in Merced) and Goldsmith Jeweler (1828 Bellevue Road in Atwater).

For more information, call the Merced Symphony Association office at (209) 383-3277.

Bobcat Arts Show

The UC Merced annual Bobcat Art Show opened this month at the campus, showcasing a diverse array of art by students, faculty and staff.

A reception for the exhibition is scheduled from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the UC Merced Art Gallery at the 5200 N. Lake Road campus, according to a university press release.

All of the art can be viewed at Arts UC Merced Present’s Facebook page. The artwork that receives the most “likes” will receive the “Audience’s Award” at the reception.

Bonnie and the Bang Bang at The Partisan

Bonnie and the Bang Bang are scheduled to perform with Drew Peterson and The Dead Pigeons at 9 p.m. today at The Partisan at 432 W. Main St. in downtown Merced. Tickets are $5, ages 21 and up only. For more information, visit

Flashback at Star Club

The Star Club will feature Flashback at 9 p.m. today and Saturday, no cover, ages 21 and older only. The Star Club is at 1331 W. Main St. in downtown Merced.

Early Empires at The Partisan

Early Empires is scheduled to perform with special guests 9 p.m. next Friday at The Partisan at 432 W. Main St. in downtown Merced. Tickets are $5, ages 21 and up only. For more information, visit

Teo Gonzalez at the Merced Theatre

Spanish language comedian Teo Gonzalez is scheduled to appear at the Merced Theatre at 9 p.m. on May 2. The Merced Theatre is at 301 W. Main St. in downtown Merced. For more information, visit

Dance and Fashion Show at the Merced Theatre

A Multicultural Dance and Fashion Show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. May 3 at the Merced Theatre. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, the event will feature Hmong, Cambodian, Thai, Spanish and Portuguese dancing and fashion. Admission is $15. For more information, visit

Kenny Rogers to perform at the Merced Theatre

Country music legend Kenny Rogers is scheduled to perform at the Merced Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 9. Tickets for the show go on sale at 8 a.m. April 29. For more information, visit