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Davis, California

Monday, May 20, 2024

Arts Week


Dirt Nasty, Andre Legacy, Beardo

Today, 8 p.m., $15 in advance, $17 day of show

The Boardwalk in Orangevale

Some people are so bad that they’re good, and Dirt Nasty may or may not be one of those people. It all just depends whether you’re into obnoxious rap songs that feature topics such as cocaine, itty-bitty baby dicks and bestiality.


Tin Cup Serenade

Today, 10 p.m., $3, 21

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

We’re facing the heat of midterm season, people. My remedy? Soothe the senses with a cool drink and even cooler lounge jams with San Francisco band Tin Cup Serenade, whose bluesy jazz are more southern bayou than Bay Area origins would let on.


Whitman, John Thill, Nicole Kidman, Stellaluna, A Good Pillow

Friday, 6 p.m., donations accepted

Robot Rocket Residence

A night of DIY folk kicks off the season at everyone’s favorite backyard venue. Traveling from the faraway lands of Phoenix, AZ is Stellaluna, whose lighthearted twee brings to mind a Kimya Dawson meets Anni Rossi incarnate. Showgoers will be sure to gather around tight to hear the sweet, soft-spoken vocals and sassy lyrics of lead singer Frances.


Knock Knock, Silver Darling, Missouri Mule

Saturday, 8 p.m., $5

Luigi’s Fun Garden in Sacramento

As much as I love to take advantage of any opportunities to be cheesy, I’ll pass on the knock knock jokes. Sactown group Knock Knock make picture perfect indie popand it’s not too bad on the ears, either. Fans of Vampire Weekend and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, this one’s for you.


Olive Drive

Saturday, 9 p.m., $5, 21

The Stag in Woodland

Olive Drive may pay homage to their hometown of Davis, but their understated pop is a bit more reminiscent of our Northernly friendsnamely, Canadian indie collective Broken Social Scene. Those searching for that perfect lazy day at the park song, check out “Born Again, and Again on the band’s MySpace.


Underscore Orkestra

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

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

As the group themselves have said, it’s not just a band, it’s an orchestra. This ensemble from Portland fuses Balkan, Klezmer, Gypsy jazz and swinga worthy lesson in world music.


Tech N9ne, Murs, Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun

Monday, 7:30 p.m., $30 in advance, $35 day of show

The Boardwalk in Orangevale

There’s a reason why Los Angeles rapper Murs has run such a successful 2008 hip-hop presidential campaign: He’s damn good! From his work with Atmosphere’s Slug as one half of Felt to his solo work, Murs makes a case for smart and catchy hip-hop; someone with enough charisma to own up to hisBad Man!” cockiness.


Oak & Gorski

Tuesday, noon, free

The Quad

A free show that features a cello- and guitar-playing duo of cuties? Sounds good to me.


Abe Vigoda, Hawnay Troof

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., $5 general admission, free with a student ID

UC Davis Coffee House

Thank the Entertainment Council for bringing not just one, but two shows on Tuesday! Balancing out the poppy rock of the afternoon Quad show will be the no wave,tropicali punkof Abe Vigoda in the evening.




100% In Focus: Life Under the Lens

On display now

The Art Lounge (second floor of the Memorial Union)

This year’s student juried art show, presented by Campus Unions, exhibits works celebrating the UC Davis Centennial. A reception presenting the winners will take place on Monday at 6 p.m.



See What I Wanna See

Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 7 p.m., $18 general admission, $15 with a student ID

California Stage (2509 R St. in Sacramento)

Death, rape, murderthis isn’t your typical musical fare. Sacramento theater group Artistic Differences present this production, which is based on three short stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa.


Poetry Night

Wednesday, 9 p.m.

Bistro 33

This installment of Poetry Night at Bistro 33 brings Rick Campbell, author of Setting the World in Order (a winner of the Walt McDonald Prize), The Traveler’s Companion and A Day’s Work. An open mic segment will follow after Campbell at 10 p.m.


RACHEL FILIPINAS can be reached at arts@theaggie.org.


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