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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Arts Week


Search Party 2009: Grandmother Ham, Boxes, Order of the Golden Mirror, Captions

Today, 8 p.m., free

ASUCD Coffee House

Support your classmates and local music! Presented by The California Aggie, KDVS 90.3 FM and ASUCD Entertainment Council, this annual student musician search brings in up-and-coming bands of UC Davis to you. Check out page 4 for the scoop on this year’s winners!


Not An Airplane, Travis Vick, Ally Hasche

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

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Oh Travis Vick, I’d totally have a crush on you if I just were a couple of years younger. His airy, atmospheric acoustic folkthink Sufjan Stevens meets The Dodos with a hint of Elliot Smithis perfect for a warm spring night on the patio. Ladies and gentleman under 21, get your arses out on Balcony B for this show.


Buildings Breeding, BoomSnake, Ellie Fortune

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

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Last time BoomSnake came to Davis, they had to cancel their set, but I’m confident that this time I shan’t be disappointedtheir refined minimalism is something not to miss out on.


Jake Mann, The Spires, The Dazzling Strangers

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

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Ventura-based The Spires are slightly depressing, but in the best way possible. Jangly bedroom pop with just a hint of tweethink the loftiness of The Smiths mixed in with the shimmery pop stylings of Belle & Sebastian.


Elephant Micah, Marque Azreal, Sombra

Sunday, 7 p.m., donations accepted

Robot Rocket Residence

I hear Sunday’s going to be a scorcher, but hopefully things should be cooling down as this set starts in the evening. Indiana musician Joe O’Connell is the creative force behind Elephant Micah, who specializes in lo-fi pop.


Coho Live

Tuesday, 4 to 6 p.m., free

Coho II

Five performances for free! Almost as good as the two for 85 cents deal on breadsticks. Tuesday’s show features sets from Nick Chi, Osabear, Ben Yu, The Lab Notes and Joshua Jordan.



Rocky Horror Picture Show

Monday, 8 p.m., free

194 Chemistry

A costume contest will be held with a $100 prize (winners will be determined by the audience), so bust out the fishnets, red lipstick and leather and prep yourself for the Time Warp.



Expression Redefined

Today, 7 p.m. free

Griffin Lounge

The literary geniuses behind Nameless Magazine present this artistic showcase. In addition to readings from budding writers and posted artwork, ExDef will feature performances from improv/comedy group Birdstrike Theater and The Imaginary Zebra.



Face the Music and Dance

Today through Saturday, 8 p.m., $10 general admission, $7 with a student ID

Main Stage, Wright Hall

Telemark’s annual spring showcase puts the art of ballroom dancing front and center.


UC Davis Dance Team Showcase

Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., presale tickets are $12 general admission and $8 with a student ID, $15 general admission and $10 at the door

VeteransMemorial Center Theatre (203 East 14th St.)

Get spirited for this showcase, which features the UCD Dance Team as well as other local dance troupes. A silent auction and a rafflefeaturing prizes like Aggie Pack gift baskets, gift certificates and Dance Team memorabiliawill be held at 6 p.m.



Birdstrike Theatre

Friday, 7 p.m., free

1002 Giedt Hall

Free laughs? I say yes. This time, the Birdstrikers tackle the topic of pajama parties.


Parde Ke Peechein

Saturday, 6 p.m., presale tickets are $17 general admission and $15 with a student ID, tickets at the door are $20

Main Stage, Mondavi Center

South Asian Student Organization presents their annual culture show, which features traditional and modern dances from various countries in South Asia. Tickets can be purchased at mondaviarts.org.


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


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