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Davis, California

Saturday, July 20, 2024



Pilipino Time ’08: Time to Get Happy!

Friday, 7 p.m., $10 in advance and $12 at the door

Performance Arts Theatre, Davis High School

As far as I know, people of all races may attend this Pilipino-intensive performance, and I promise that all will enjoy it! Expect the best from the hip-hop dance squad MK Modern and song by the MK Choir. Other performers include Anak, High Notes and Leejay Abucayan. This event benefits the Pilipino Outreach and Retention Coalition for Education.


Relay for Life Benefit Concert

Today, 8 p.m., $3-5

Delta of Venus

Running is one way to fight cancer, and rocking out is another. The benefit show features music by student acts Unit Panic, Startropics (fresh jubilance blaring out the Caldecott Tunnel) and Sex Funk & Danger. The show will be opened up with standup from Birdstrikers Alison Fields and Gregory Gaye, as well as music spun by DJ Josh Krey.


Manacle, Planets, O Lucky Man!, Buildings Breeding

Friday, 8 p.m.

Old Firehouse

I have to say that although I am a loyal Buildings Breeding fan, I have one tiny unfulfilled dream – seeing them play the Sparklehorse cover! At Friday’s indie-poppin’ show, will y’all do me a favor and chant Piano Fire in between every song during their set? And a side note: fans of SWIMS, Tera Melos or Minus the Bear will thoroughly enjoy Manacle’s mathy, finger-taptastic set!


Kouta & the Red Barn Roots Band

Friday, 8 p.m.

Delta of Venus

Rooted in music from long ago, this local ensemble will bring a ’60s psychedelic, accordion-filled flavor to the wooden, art-embellished walls of the DOV. And very importantly, this show is free, so you can waste most of your money on drinks!


The Federation

Friday, noon

The Quad

What is hyphy? They’re from the Bay Area, so does that mean they are hyphy? Hopefully I get my questions answered at this Entertainment Council noon Quad show or by reading the story on the front page!


Diego’s Umbrella, 40 Watt Hype

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

The G Street Pub

Can hype be measured in units of power? If so, this Latin/hip-hop group out of Fresno exerts 40 Jules of energy a second. Hopefully this scientific mindf*ck will lure you into the darkened depths of G Street tomorrow evening.


The Suga Shack feat. Semilla, The Friendly Creatures, Fu!Shang and the Jalapeño Chocolates


Delta of Venus

Two free nights at the DOV sound like a particularly wonderful weekend in my opinion – especially when each evening’s performances are so vastly different. Saturday’s lineup includes live music from soul and funk bands as well as live poetry. By the sounds of these band names, this get-together will be bundles of fun!


Dead Western, Ora Cogan, Gabriel Saloman and Aja Rose Duo, Joseph Davancens

Sunday, 8 p.m., $4

Delta of Venus

Well, you’re most likely wondering who the heck all these people are. I don’t have answers, but I can confirm this show projects darkness and tranquility of folk song.


Drew Danburry, Sterling Riot, TBA

Sunday, 8 p.m., $4

Old Firehouse

Quirkiness is in store for those who come out of their studying caves for a short time Sunday evening. Folk punk meets sex rock from local openers Sterling Riot to SoCal’s Drew Danburry. And as promised, the show coordinators will be offering you chocolate soymilk if you come early enough. I advise that you provide the cookies.




American Folk Art Exhibition

Saturday, 7 p.m.

John Natsoulas Center

Festive, crafty and telling of our colorful history, American folk art is a genre that everyone can understand and appreciate. This exhibit surveys and thoroughly explores the realm of experiment and untrained artistry, drawing from inner necessity and daily occurrences.




Cornered: Joe Wenderoth

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

The Book Collector in Sacramento

He holds it down in Davis, but does this quirky professor have the balls to bring his tragic poetry to Sacramento? The answer is yes.




The Eroica Effect

Friday, 8 p.m., $65 for non-students and $32.50 for students

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Andrew Manze will give a pre-performance lecture on Beethoven’s Eroicasymphony before he conducts the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra into full-out performance of both Beethoven and Brahms pieces.


Anoushka Shankar

Saturday, 8 p.m., $39 for non-students and $19.50 for students

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

She’s the elegant and talented daughter of sitar legend Ravi Shankar, following in his footsteps. Come experience a sampling of her Grammy-nominated collection Rise, which captures both the traditional and contemporary aspects of the family trade.


You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Friday through Sunday

Wyatt Pavilion Theatre

A play about Charlie Brown? Good grief! More information on this musical can be in the article about Studio 301.



Sunday, 7 p.m., $55

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Yeah, it’s really the frisky feline musical scurrying its way into the land of allergies, Davis in the springtime. Kleenex not provided.




Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Opens Friday at the Varsity Theatre

Now here’s a movie you can take your mother to if she’s coming to visit this weekend – a tale of an adorably dressed London governess finding a new life in a new acquaintance – American singer and actress Delysia Lafosse. Grab an ice lolly and stick it through this film for your mum.


Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Monday only at 7:30 p.m. at the Varsity Theatre

It’s the story of heartbreak we all know and love, and it includes some babelicious actors to drool over. Check Entertainment Council’s Facebook Group for more information.


Editor’s Picks:

Relay for Life Benefit Concert

Today at Delta of Venus

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Monday at the Varsity




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