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Davis, California

Friday, March 1, 2024

Arts Week


One for the Team, Zach Harju

Today, 8 p.m., $3 general admission, free with a UC Davis ID

UC Davis Coffee House

The last weeks between midterms and the start of finals is a trying time for all. When you’re in mental overdrive, there’s nothing better than some physical distraction, so I suggest that you dance your stresses away. Perfect solution: One for the Team, whose upbeat tunes brings to mind equally cutesy, equally poppy acts like Mates of State.


Michael Vermillion, Kelli Schaeffer, Boxes

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

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

It’s a troika of great acts tonight at everyone’s favorite Thai-restaurant-moonlighting-as-a-musical-venue location. Portland’s always good for folk, and with the same alluring qualities as Ingrid Michaelson and Anni Rossi, Kelli Schaeffer is no exception. And for those who missed out on Search Party last week, make sure to check out Davis duo Boxes!


Santigold, Amanda Blank, Trouble Andrew

Friday, 8 p.m., $20 in advance, $25 day of show

Empire Events Center in Sacramento

Santigold can only be summed up with one word: fierce. A mix of dub, synthy new-wave and energetic dancefloor, Santi White will make this trip worth the quarter-Benjamin you’ll fork over, the sweat you’ll lose dancing and the bevy of high school teenyboppers sure to pack the place.


The Golden Cadillacs, The Bottom Dwellers, Matt & George & Their Pleasant Valley Boys

Friday, 8 p.m., $5

Luigi’s Fun Garden in Sacramento

Google tells me that a Golden Cadillac is one part Galliano liquor, one part light cream and two parts Creme de Cacao. But with their alt-country twang, I’d say that Sactown group the Golden Cadillacs is more cold brew than creamy cocktail.


Shotgun Party, Misner & Smith

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

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Swing to jazz to danceable country, Shotgun Party vocalist Jenny Parrot has a voice brassy and sassy enough to handle any genre and make it the band’s own. The soft, mandolin-driven bluegrass of San Francisco duo Misner & Smith (also known as Sam Misner and Megan Smith) should complement it well.


Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk, Blue Sabbath Black Fiji, Mucky The Ducky, Multi-Peace

Saturday, 7 p.m., donations accepted

DAM Haus

So Baby Birds Don’t Drink may have gotten some attention from the A.V. Club’s year in band names (they were categorized under “Cutesy Bullshit”), but the band’s music is something more to write home about. With an experimental spirit to their psych rock, the band makes me think that we’re not in Kansas anymore.


The Submarines, Red Cortez

Wednesday, $10 general admission, $5 with a UC Davis ID

UC Davis Coffee House

The Submarines have an impressive resume, at least when it comes to how many television shows their songs have been in: “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Gossip Girl,” “Nip/Tuck” and an iPhone commercial (check out the track “You Me and the Bourgeoisie” and you’ll recognize it). It’s not hard to see why – the duo’s cutesy pop is pretty much universally acceptable.



Sin Nombre

Now playing at Varsity Theatre on Second Street

This Spanish-language film follows the story of Casper, a gang member who loses his girlfriend by accidental murder and the consequences that follow.



The Long and Short of It

On display until Friday

Nelson Gallery (Art Building)

Explore the issue of scale in different mediums, including sculpture painting and photography.



San Francisco Symphony

Today, 8 p.m., $70 general admission, $35 with a student ID

Jackson Hall

Tonight’s event features conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and pianist Yuja Wang, who was heralded as “extravagantly gifted on every front” by the San Francisco Chronicle.


Nathan the Wise

Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., free

University Club Dance Studio

Directed by graduate student Claire Blackstock and senior dramatic art major Amber Nolan, this workshop follows a group of racially and religiously diverse people – including a Jewish merchant, a Christian knight and a Muslim sultan – and explores how their lives intersect. To reserve a seat, pick up a ticket at the Freeborn Box Office.


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


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