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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Arts Week


Monsters of Accordion

Today, 8 p.m., $10

Luigis Fun Garden in Sacramento

This accordion-based group is definitely taking the stage at Luigis Fun Garden tonight. There is sure to be enough accordion to last audiences for months. Check them out on Myspace for a provocative preview of what youll likely see and hear.



Thursday, 7 p.m., free

John Natsoulas Gallery

Instagon is returning to the Natsoulas Gallery after their appearance last Friday, so if you missed this effected, experimental jam band, nows your chance to check them out at their own show. Judging from their singles, itll likely be less noise-ish than last Friday (and therefore much more digestible for the more general bored and party-less Davisite).


Garret Pierce; The Moore Brothers

Thursday, 10 p.m., $3

Sophias Thai Kitchen

Davis own Garret Pierce, a spacey, soulful acoustic soloist, will perform a set at our familiar Sophias deck. The Moore Brothers, currently on a U.S. tour in support of their new releaseAptos. Check them out on Myspace for more information.


Eat Skull; Kurt Vile; Ganglians; GGreen

Friday, 8 p.m., free (donations welcome)

2309 L St. in Sacramento

Four bands are hitting the Funcastle show on Friday, presented by KDVS. Philadelphias Kurt Vile has a cool enough name to headline the show himself – and to think three other bands are performing too! More information about the show and bands is available at the events Facebook event page.


Nels Andrews; Bri Anne Michelle

Friday, 10 p.m., $3

Sophias Thai Kitchen

Folk singer Nels Andrews comes straight from Brooklyn, New York. Andrews is currently on tour throughout California (from Culver City to Berkeley), but he wont be for long – our foreign readers might see him in Amsterdam and London, so catch him here while you can. Mellow vocalist Bri Anne Michelle will also appear – this should be an impressive night.


Arboretum Music: Folk Music Jam Session

Friday, 12 p.m., free

The Arboretum

If you didnt check out our article about the Jam Session last Monday, do your online Aggie homework. Or you could bring your folk music, folk skills (or lack thereof) and/or folk-filled iPod to the Arboretum for a relaxing, mellow break from whatever youre doing on Friday.


Black Heart Moon; Drew Grow and the Pastors Wives

Saturday, 10 p.m., $3

Sophias Thai Kitchen

This weeks final night at Sophias will feature two Portland groups – one is slow and mellow, the other is significantly livelier. You can predict which is which (unless you cheat with their Myspace pages).



Thinking in Layers

Opens Wednesday, free

Davis Art Center

Thinking in Layers, an exhibition featuring local artists and layered artwork, is opening for a month in the Tsao Gallery of the Davis Art Center. Stay tuned next week for an informal reception with the artists. For more information, visit davisartcenter.org.



Kenny Kane; Ross Turner

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

Bistro 33

Comedian, motivational speaker and dancer Kenny Kane – a Davis alum and former Aggie Pack Master of Ceremonies – will perform at Bistro 33s comedy night. Hosted by Joe Tobin, the night will also feature comedian Ross Turner.


Jenny Overman

Wednesday, 9 p.m., free

Bistro 33

ThisOne Woman Poetry Show will feature New York/Oaklands Jenny Overman, who will present her piece entitledWorries on Wall St. and Mr. Jones – a narrative of Overmans tenure in the Big Apple as well as deeper social and economic issues in both the region and the nation. Visit the nights Facebook event page for a detailed description of the poet and her work and interests.



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


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