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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Artsweek

Live Music

UC Davis Student Chamber Ensembles

Today, 12:05 and 4:15 p.m.

Music Building Room 115

Free noon concerts are a blessing in disguise. Pick up some lunch at the Silo or the Coffee House, both nearby, and bring it to the music!

UC Davis Gospel Choir, Jeffrey Scott, Transparent

Today, 7 p.m., $14 for non-students and $7 for students

Freeborn Hall

Thursday is a busy day for the department of music, as another choir will take the stage across campus in the later evening. The Gospel Choir joined by guests will be performing No One by Alicia Keys and Psalms 1, a gospel-fusion jazz piece by Lumos.

Timosaurus; Blenderhead; Keith Cary, John Mahoney and Tony Passarell

Friday, 8 p.m.

Technocultural Studies Building

If the name Sam Osvopat rings a bell, it’s because he played solo at Delta in early September. But he’s back, joined by his fellow Oaklanders and free jazzing friends under the name Timosaurus. Also contributing to the wide stylistic range of this bill are Keith Cary and friends playing a fully improvisational set of jazz with an exotic instrument called The String Exciter.

Buildings Breeding, Hospital Kids, Lite Brite

Friday, 8 p.m., $5-10, 21

Coolcat Gallery in Sacramento

I don’t know what the legal age is in Nevada City, but these scraggly musicians are definitely older than kids! They’ve got enough sass that my mother would wash their mouths out with soap. If it wasn’t for the all-mighty B-squared, I’d say we had a children’s theme going on this bill.

A.P. Roots, The Animators, GrahamBand

Friday, 10 p.m., $3-5, 21

The G Street Pub

It would be hard to envision The Animators getting animated to these tunes, as they are considerably soft and emotional. The Brooklynites must love American Analog Set, The Velvet Teen, Juliana Theory in their quieter moments or perhaps something even cheesier. Until Friday I’ll be in my room, expressively screaming how do I get over you?

The Snobs, Birds & Batteries, Low Red Land

Friday March 21, 9 p.m., $5, 21

Old Ironsides in Sacramento

What’s not to love about a quasi-electronica, indie rock band? They’ve created one of the most emotionally charged and sentimental Heart of Gold covers I’ve ever heard, and they even balance that sound with some dance-y tunes. If Sacramento is just too long of a bike ride, be patient for B&B’s return to Delta the first week of spring quarter!

DJ Charlie

Saturday, 10 p.m., 21

The G Street Pub

He’s been holding it down Saturday nights at G Street longer than I can remember, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t keeping things fresh. Besides, everyone needs to dance the pre-finals blues away.

La Festa della Primavera

Saturday March 22, 9 p.m.

Delta of Venus

My, my, what an epic way to end the quarter and start the spring season! It’s as if an all-star roster was formulated out of the best of Davis’ ragers: Mr. Glass, Boy Wonder, DJ Serpico and Dog Tones, not to mention live jams from local band the Standard Tribesman. Operation: initiate spring break with the first-ever serving of margaritas at Delta, woot!

Agent Ribbons, The Lisps, Coal Beautiere

Saturday March 22, 9 p.m., $7, 21

Old Ironsides in Sacramento

There is something mystical and mesmerizing about this bill – maybe it’s the mental picture I conjure of bright red hair, the sound of a drawn out lisp and the lo-fi seduction of Nevada City artists. Either way, when you put together such imagery, it’s hard not to be pulled into this show.

Ganglians, Talbot Tagora, Standard Tribesman

Sunday March 23, 7 p.m., $5

Fort Douglass

Sacramento’s Ganglians are psychedelic healers, their tools being upbeat whistles, doo-wops and loosely-defined folk that eats up all your sadness. Joined by the more dance-y experiments conducted by Talbot Tagora and Standard Tribesman, no frowns will exit Fort Douglass.

Alas Alak Alaska!, Married in Berdichev, BDRMPPL, Whitman

Sunday March 23, 8 p.m.

The Firehouse

For the stragglers who had a crappy Saturday morning final, heading back to campus one more time won’t be so bad if you aren’t carrying a scantron. Just leave it to Denver’s BDRMPPL, a groovier Xiu Xiu spin-off. They’ll spread all kinds of electronic devices across the floor and mix up a chill-out concoction for you.

Beatbeat Whipser, Musee Mecanique, Travis Vick

Friday March 28, 9 p.m., $5

Delta of Venus

Cool as Folk is back on the map, moving from airwaves to live sound waves at the DOV. A night of (you guessed it!) folk music for one and all. The barefooted siblings produce a lighthearted, finger plucked sensation that touches on bluegrass and traditional folk.

GALLERY

Linda S. Fitz Gibbon: Earthly Delights

Friday, 7 p.m.

Pence Gallery

Davis resident and ceramic artist Linda S. Fitz Gibbon is celebrating over 15 years in her career! Come view her varied works, including portraits and a mastered art of texture.

READING / SPOKEN WORD

Rikki Ducornet, Brian Evenson

Today, 7 p.m.

126 Voorhies

Ducornet has nearly a dozen books under her belt, many of which are fondly regarded by literary critics. She is a versatile artist and performer, who has also done illustration for Robert Coover. Evenson creates a disturbing, violent tone but with narrative flair. It’s the last reading of the quarter offered by the English department!

Comedy Night

Today, 7 p.m.

Griffin Lounge

It’ll be a busy week for campus comedy, as this evening the Gridiron Gang will throw its best at the Griffin Lounge crowd. This event is sponsored by the Campus Unions Programs and will feature other comedians from the Bay Area.

Birdstrike VIII: Are You Watching?

Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., $2 in advance and $3 at the door

Social Science 1100

Last time this student comedy troupe threw a dealio like this, I was sitting on a bench outside SocSci without a ticket and without any hope of getting a laugh. Since that devastating experience, I haven’t laughed once. I look forward to having a chuckle-fest this weekend with two shots at getting in, so get out of my way if you see me near the door!

THEATRE / MONDAVI

Nights at the Circus

Today through Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., $ (?kb)

Wyatt Pavilion Theatre

When Moulin Rouge meets an Angela Carter novel, you know you’re in for quite a ride. Find out more about this sexually charged post-modern fairy tale on ___.

Shen Wei Dance Arts

Friday, 8 p.m., $37 for non-students and $14 for students

Jackson Hall at Mondavi Center

To supplement (RE-) and Folding, the dance company will take part in a pre-performance lecture at 7 p.m. and a post-performance Q&A. For more information on this modern dance company which beautifully captures cultural fusion in their movement, see ___.

Smiles of a Summer Night

Monday, 6:30 p.m., $10 for non-students and $5 for students

Mondavi Center

Ingmar Bergman is a renowned Swedish filmmaker who created the romantic comedy before Meg Ryan and Matthew McConaghey slaughtered it. Join UCLA professor Arne Lunde for a short talk, and then enjoy the screening of one of Bergman’s most influential works.

AT THE MOVIES

Across the Universe, Shaun of the Dead

Today only at 6:15 and 9 p.m. at Chem 194

Two movies for $1? Hot damn! Come early to guarantee a seat to this food and film night put on by the ASUCD Entertainment Council’s Campus Cinema.

The Bank Job

Now playing at the Davis Regal Holiday 6 on F Street.

Jason Statham is a badass, and that’s a fact. This time around the transporter is being seduced by a hometown model into a London bank hit that’s too good to pass up.

Zeitgeist

March 20 at 7 p.m. only at 600 4th Street

Conspiracy theorists, atheists and anti-capitalists unite! This film will explain to you why Christianity, American banks and imperialism suck.

Editor’s Picks:

Birdstrike VIII: Are You Watching?

Friday and Saturday at Soc Sci 1100

Nights at the Circus

Today through Sunday at Wyatt Theatre

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