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Davis, California

Friday, May 17, 2024

Arts Week


Mayyors; Ebonics; Gestapo Khazi

Tuesday, 8:30 p.m., $5

The Hub at 1819 23rd St., Sacramento

Gestapo Khazi, a surfer-esque four-piece with a talented rhythm section, will join Mayyors and Ebonics on Tuesday for an eclectic night at the Hub in Sacramento. Check them out on Myspace for a preview.


Your Yellow Dress; A Good Pillow

Thursday, 7 p.m., free

John Natsoulas Gallery

Your Yellow Dress is a folky, acoustic duo with a dedicated horn player. This might be immediate cause for skepticism, but horn sounds can go either way when it comes to folkas long as they don’t sound like a middle school band practice. A Good Pillow is a self-describedlo-fi/bedroom projectby Davis Nguyencheck out his Myspace for a list of his musical themes and more descriptive adjectives. More performers are slated to perform as well.


The Charles Albright XXXperience; Defektors; Sex Church

Thursday, 8:30 p.m., free

300 Room Lounge at 900 W. Capitol Ave., Sacramento

Don’t be fooledDefektors, a funky punk troupe from British Columbia, doesn’t utilize any alternate Canadian spelling methods. Rather, they intended to misspelldefectorsby replacing the C with a K, branding their own unique spin on what you thought was already intense and defiant. But why stop there? Add more rebellious novelty withDephektors,or completely shift paradigms withDephlektorz.Keep this in mind when you see their show.


Color of Love; Joel Smith and Hands of Plenty; Dame Satan

Thursday, 10 p.m., $3 21

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

From what it seems, Color of Love is a peaceful, folk/acoustic foursome with a taste for vocal harmony. Dame Satan makes clever use of keyboard pads, while still adhering to traditional folk philosophy. Spokane’s Joel Smith himself enjoys his guitar strumming and plucking, but we’ll see what the Hands of Plenty can provide.


Summer Folk Music Workshop Concerts

Friday through Sunday, 7 p.m., $135 for three classes

Davis Art Center

If Sophia’s folk nights aren’t enough, check out the Summer Folk Music Workshop at the Davis Art Center on Friday to get your fill of folk music instruction in the guitar, upright bass, musical saw and more. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. each day. Check out our featured article for more information.



Friday, 10 p.m., $3 21

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

If you haven’t heard of Taarka, you’re in for a treat. This Garrison Keillor-worthy group is a mix of virtuosity and bluegrass cohesion, with plenty of guitar work and violin grooves to go around. Check out their songArtic Meltdownon the group’s Myspace for an impressive glimpse at what you’ll see and hear on Friday.


J. Irvin Dally, Kevin Andrew McLemore, Katie Delwiche

Saturday, 10 p.m., $3 21

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

J. Irvin Dally is a bit of a revered Davis veteran. A multi-instrumentalist whose talent matches his exceptional organizational and songwriting ability, Dally successfully deviates from any norm and creates compelling sounds in his own unique fashion. Singer-songwriter Katie Delwiche utilizes plucked electric guitars and double voice layer monophonya common technique that above all succeeds in sounding redundant.



Friday, 8 p.m., $10

Rominger West Winery at 4602 2nd St.

Randall Miller’s 2008 Bottle Shock, starring Alan Rickman and Chris Pine will be shown at the Rominger West Winery on Friday. The film features roles played by UC Davis graduates, if Rickman’s role in a wine-based film isn’t enough of a selling point.



Curtain Call at City Hall Comedy Show

Tuesday, 8:30 p.m., $5

Bistro 33 at 226 F St.

This week’s comedy night at Bistro 33 will feature Robert Mac of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Comedy Central, as well as Comedy Central’s DJ Mervin. For more information, visit bistro33comedy.com.


Alice Anderson

Wednesday, 9 p.m., free

Bistro 33 at 226 F St.

Bistro 33s notorious Poetry Night is back with a poetry reading by Alice Anderson, a prolific poet whose work has been featured in multiple notable publications. Poet and songwriter Patrick Grizzell will open the night, and as always, all those interested in performing during the 10 p.m. Open Mic session are encouraged to arrive early. For more information, visit her Facebook event page or bistro33.com.



JUSTIN T. HO can be reached at arts@theaggie.org. 


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