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Davis, California

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Arts Week


Relient K, Owl City, Runner Runner

Today, 8 p.m., $18 in advance, $20 day of show

The Boardwalk in Orangevale

I was born secular, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t appreciate the agreeable, if not catchy, pop punk of Ohio group Relient K, even if they make the occasional illusion to the man upstairs. They certainly are sneaky about it, those ones.



Today, 8 p.m., $10 in advance

Freeborn Hall

Other than the Wellman Pit during Whole Earth Festival, I don’t see electronic music getting its fair share of attention on campus. This scarcity changes with UNITY, a rave presented by newly formed student group Electronic Music for Change. All proceeds go to the UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Any UC Davis ticketholder can bring one guest; tickets will not be sold at the door.


Weinland, Shelley Short, Kevin Lee

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

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Get ready for a night of raging out on the town – and by raging, I mean a night of quiet folk on Sophia’s red tinted porch. Fans of Loch Lomond and Horse Feathers should easily find a friend in the stripped down sounds of Weinland. Meanwhile, Portland native Shelley Short specializes in country-twanged folk lullabies.


Order of the Golden Mirror, Lynus, David Houston

Friday, 8 p.m., $5

Luigi’s Fun Garden in Sacramento

What? You didn’t see Order of the Golden Mirror when they had a set at the Coho earlier this month? The group has onstage presence, to say the least; don’t miss out on their glam-rock antics as the eight-piece group dominates the stage at everyone’s favorite pizza place-turned-music venue.


Shayna and the Bulldog, Buxter Hoot’n

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

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Davis band Shayna and the Bulldog earned themselves the rare – but not impossible – rating of 5 by an Aggie arts reviewer. Check out page 4 for the reasoning.


Lydia, Play Radio Play, Eye Alaska, Brave Citizen

Saturday, 8 p.m., $5

Luigi’s Fun Garden in Sacramento

Lydia reminds me of the kind of music I would listen to in high school, a place I reached long after my boy band phase and shortly after rejecting the emo scene. The band balances the whimsy emotion of the Decemberists with the catchiness of Copeland for a mature mix suitable for anyone in grade 10.


Tyler Hilton, Keaton Simons, Liz Hackett

Saturday, 8 p.m., $13 in advance, $15 day of show

The Boardwalk in Orangevale

Tyler Hilton started out as an actor playing music stars – notably, that one singing dude in teen drama “One Tree Hill” and as a young Elvis Presley in Walk the Line. In other words, pretty boy pop rock at its prettiest.


Burglars, Brother Time, Jon Bafus

Saturday, 10 p.m., free

Technocultural Studies Building (formerly Art Annex)

The kids of KDVS are plenty knowledgeable it comes to music, so when some basement insiders make their own stuff, I trust that it should be good.


The California Honeydrops

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

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Besides being appreciative of their rootin’ tootin’ all around good timey blues music, I’m especially grateful that the Oakland group is nothing like the California Raisins. That would just be creepy.



Tournées Festival of French and Francophone Films

Friday to Sunday, 7 p.m., free

Technocultural Studies Building

Sure, you can watch any ol’ Ron Howard summer blockbuster, but where’s the fun in that? Plus, this is free! Presented by the film studies program, this year’s festival kicks off with Elle S’Appelle Sabine (Her Name is Sabine).



2009 MFA Exhibition

Opens tomorrow at the Nelson Gallery

Five graduating students in the MFA program will present their work – Julia Elsas, Crystal Hauter, Cynthia Horn, Evie Leder, Josh Short. An opening reception will take place Friday at 6 p.m.


Co/Lab Exhibit Reception

Today, 5 p.m., free

The Art Lounge (Memorial Union second floor)

The art and design collective of Co/Lab was founded back in 2006, and the artistic kiddies today continue to work together.



Private Eyes

Today through Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m., $14 general admission, $12 with a student ID

Wyatt Pavilion Theatre

A comedy of suspicion featuring layers of deception and lustful affairs? I’m intrigued, to say the least. MFA candidate Candice Andrews directs. Tickets can be purchased online at theatredance.ucdavis.edu.



Birdstrike Theatre XII: Freedom Fighters

Friday, 7:30 p.m., $2 in advance, $3 at the door

123 Science Lecture Hall

Can giggles help win the fight for freedom? Student improv group Birdstrike Theatre has the answers. Purchase tickets in advance at the Freeborn Box Office.


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





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