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Saturday, April 20, 2024



The Definite Articles, An Angle, Audrye Sessions

Today, 6 p.m.

Central Park

The yearly Music on the Green is back to take over Central Park in downtown Davis. This year features several UC Davis alumni in various pop, indie and folk-related genres.

Whole Earth Festival

Friday through Sunday

UC Davis Quad

It’s the hippie’s version of Picnic Day, and it’s going to take over your campus this weekend. Enjoy live music, food and crafts from all over the world at this incredibly eclectic, free-spirited and fantastically fun festival. More information can be found at wef.ucdavis.edu.

The Pyronauts

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

The G St. Pub

Slick back that pompadour and throw on some OP corduroy short shorts with your favorite Hawaiian shirt for a rockabilly-surf inspired set. The Pyronauts may not come from the warmest waters, but their Dick Dale-esque songs with long-winded solos will get you hot and bothered for a quality spy film.

Casey Neill and the Norway Rats, Run On Sentence

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

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

It’s the Decemberists season for Davis shows we’ve already hosted their previous female drummer Rachel Blumberg, and now we have current female member Jenny Conlee in another Decemberists-related ensemble.

Open Mic at the Colleges

Friday, 8 p.m.

147 Colleges at LaRue

Bring your poetry, music, spoken word and any type of performance that involves being at the microphone out to the Colleges. It’s a free-speech event by the bonfire.

78 Beatles, Mucky the Ducky, Many Many Blogs

Saturday, 5 p.m.

Old Firehouse

Okay, I’ve got some good news and some bad news: The good news is that this is a Craig Fergus Presents showcase of KDVS DJ musicians, free of charge. The bad news is that there won’t be any free chocolate soymilk like there usually is at this venue. More good news, however, is that you’re likely to get your fix of parking tickets read aloud, live blogging and much, much more.

Hillstomp, Patrick Ferris

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

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

There’s been a long absence of the local young blues fanatic Patrick Ferris, a UC Davis student and steel guitar-playing extraordinaire. And he’s the perfect precursor to a night of hillstompinwith a taste of Portland’s impressive bluegrass. Hopefully the weather will be nice enough to make this a shirtless evening out on the patio.

Alicia Keys

Sunday, 7 p.m., $37.75-$123.25

ARCO Arena in Sacramento

The braided R&B pianist will most likely take your breath away as she belts out numbers so good it hurts the soul. I hope that she changes through a wide array of headwear between songs. Just make sure you don’t bring up gangsta rap with her.

Eisley, The Myriad, Vedera

Tuesday, 8 p.m., $15 in advance and $18 at the door

The Empire

They’re cute, they’re Texans, and guess what else – they’re all related! You can’t lose with those kinds of qualities. Witness cuteness at the utmost level with rock-pop’s Eisley, a band that started out by opening for Coldplay and now attracts its own huge audiences.


Tuesday, 8 p.m., $15

The Palms Playhouse in Winters

Guitarist and Hawaii resident Makana has sailed the seas and is touring the mainland this spring. Witness his delicate guitar and voice which hits styles of slack key guitar while touching on folk, rock, ethnic, bluegrass and so much more. He is considered one of the greatest living slack key guitar players, so don’t miss this unique opportunity!


Joseph Grigely

Friday, 4:30 p.m.

University Club

The visiting artist lecture series nears the end with this highly accomplished and multidisciplinary artist and cultural theorist. Grigely will draw from is experiences in both realms of work for this intimate campus lecture.

Faces of Yolo Hospice

Friday, 7 p.m.

Pence Gallery

Hospice is an often-overlooked profession since it’s hidden within the homes of the sick and dying. In order to expose this realm of work and its many wonders, there will be black and white photographs from Yolo County hospice, supplemented with narratives from interviews taken with patients and nurses.

(waning) Extended Ambient Set

Saturday, 6:30 p.m.

Center for Contemporary Art in Sacramento

Second Saturday is back for the month, so if WEF isn’t your thing, the weekend won’t be a total bust. Art by painter Boyd Gavin and UC Davis professor Matthias Geiger will be at this location. Other live music and art exhibits will mark the Sacramento area, such as Bodytribe, The Blue Lamp and Javalounge for Joshua Hunt’s work. For more information on the events, visit sacramento-second-saturday.org.



Today through Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., $15

Davis Veterans Memorial Theatre

Spotlight Dance & Fitness is a group of both professional and amateur ballroom, Latin and swing style dancers, many of which are UC Davis students and alumni.Floorcraftis its sixth annual performance and will include choreography by Ron Montez, who has been featured on the television showSo You Think You Can Dance.

UC Davis Baroque Ensemble

Friday, 8 p.m., $6 for students and $12 for non-students

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Baroque music explores periods of classical and European musicianship, typically post-Renaissance. The in-residence ensemble here at UC Davis will take the stage for an annual performance of Bach, Vivaldi and more.

Khayaal: Dreams Unfold on Stage

Saturday, 5:30 p.m., $15 for students and $18 for non-students

Jackson Hall at Mondavi

It’s an evening of UC Davis performers from the South Asian Student Organization (SASO), taking on the various realms of Indian dance from the modern, folk and classical perspectives.


Young @ Heart

Opens Friday at the Varsity Theatre on Second Street.

Just because you’re old doesn’t mean you’re unable to be hip. These geezers sing covers of Coldplay, Sonic Youth and more. The 2007 documentary by Stephen Walker has won an award at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Asian American Film Festival

Today through May 16

194 Chemistry

It’s time to throw out everything you preconceived about Asian Americans and enjoy quality films all for free. For a full schedule see aaafilm.org or the feature and event information on page __.

Be Kind Rewind

Wednesday at 8 p.m.

123 Sciences Lecture

Jack Black, Mos Def and Danny Glover under the instruction of Michel Gondry? That’s a trippy thing to imagine, but anything works for me when it’s free.

Editor’s picks

Whole Earth Festival

Friday through Saturday, UC Davis Quad

Hillstomp, Patrick Ferris

Saturday, Sophia’s

This week in Davis:

Audrye Sessions

Whole Earth Festival

Be Kind Rewind


Take one, or many, of the opportunities to view free Asian American films this week. Schedule inside.


Your favorite Marvel Comics metal man has fused with the silver screen!


Take your picnic basket out to Central Park today for a free concert with An Angle, The Definite Articles and Audrye Sessions.XXX


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