KDVS Volunteer Meeting
Today, 6 p.m., free
Interested in volunteering at KDVS 90.3 FM? Here’s a chance to find out about Davis‘ own independent, freeform radio station (and potentially witness their incredible office space in Lower Freeborn). Visit their website, kdvs.org, for more information about the station.
Today, 7 p.m., free
John Natsoulas Gallery
Indie artist Stephen Yerkey is this week’s special feature at the John Natsoulas Gallery. A guitarist and vocalist based in San Francisco, Yerkey has a knack for bluesy riffs and soulful vocals.
Electro Boogie Down
Today, 9 p.m., free before 10 p.m., 21
Old Ironsides at 1901 10th St. in Sacramento
Head on over to Sacramento tonight if you’re into ‘80s-styled electro funk and boogie. The performers for the night – The Flower Vato, Check McNugal and Dogtones – are each KDVS DJs. Visit the event’s facebook page for more information.
Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps; Dewi Sant
Thursday, 10 p.m., $3-5
Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
These bands never fail to amuse me – Caroline Smith, the apparent lead, is entirely separated from the rest of the band in the title. She is not a Goodnight Sleep, but they still agree to play together. Talk about long-lasting divisiveness. Join them and Dewi Sant at Sophia’s for another impressive folk night.
Shayna & The Bulldog
Friday, 10 p.m., $3-5
Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
Davis‘ own Shayna & The Bulldog is playing on Friday. Unlike Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps, their name doesn’t imply more than two members, but don’t be fooled – expect a full fledged, multitalented four-piece. Check them out on Myspace for a preview – “Kids in a Movie” and “Broadway & Demonbreun” are definitely worth a listen.
Operation: Restore Maximum Freedom VIII
Saturday, 2 p.m., $10 ($8 presale)
23944 County Road 98
What the fuck is O:RMF anyway? KDVS 90.3 FM’s bi-annual music festival is happening on Saturday, and it’s truly a tough decision with San Francisco’s LovEvolution happening on the same day. Visit myspace.com/maximumfreedom for more information, including a complete list of the eleven bands scheduled to perform.
Saturday, 10 p.m., free
Little Prague at 330 G St. (check format)
On Saturday, Little Prague is holding a 15th year anniversary party, and Prague regulars Cold Shot are scheduled to perform a loud and sing-along-able polka set. The band allegedly wrote a new song inspired by Little Prague, which they plan to perform on Saturday.
Knock Knock; Dreamdate
Saturday, 10 p.m., $3-5
Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
Knock Knock is playing at Sophia’s and Sacramento this weekend. Minimalist pop-punk group Dreamdate isn’t. They are from Oakland though, which is pretty cool.
Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration
Sunday, 7 p.m., $6
The Chinese Students and Scholarship Fellowship is putting on its annual event for the Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration. Performances will include traditional Chinese arts as well as modern dances and a violin and piano trio performance. This may or may not mean moon cakes, but either way, this is the event of Sunday night.
ART / GALLERY
Junk 2 Genius
Friday, 4:30 p.m., free
Davis Art Center at 1919 F St.
Recycled art, propane torches and teams for all over Davis are coming together for this eco-friendly art show at the Davis Art Center. All ages are encouraged to attend. Read MUSE’s article for more information about the event.
THEATER / MONDAVI
Tim Feeney, Vic Rawlings
Today, 12:05 p.m., free
Mondavi Center, Grand Lobby
This week’s free noon concert will feature Tim Feeney, an amplified percussionist, Vic Rawlings on prepared cello. If you’ve never seen or heard such an instrument mod, definitely check it out. Resonant improvisation is to be expected.
Christine Brewer with the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, 2 p.m., $15
Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall
As always, the Mondavi Center never fails to bring impressive, world-class acts to Jackson Hall, and if you’ve never seen a show there, make it a goal to attend at least one. Grammy-award winning soprano Christine Brewer will by accompanied by the UC Davis symphony orchestra. This is also symphony orchestra conductor Christian Baldini’s first official performance – a perfect chance to witness UC Davis‘ new maestro. Check out MUSE’s interview with Baldini for more about the man himself.
JUSTIN T. HO can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.