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Davis, California

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Arts Week


Laurel Ensemble

Today, 12:05 p.m., free

Mondavi Center, Rumsey Rancheria Grand Lobby

Another impressive free noon concertUC DavisLaurel Ensemble, a faculty-comprised clarinet, flute, viola, cello and piano ensemble, will perform pieces by Beethoven, Rebecca Clarke and Martinu. Visit music.ucdavis.edu/events for parking info, in case you somehow forgot where the Mondavi Center was.


Mumlers; Buildings Breeding

Today, 10 p.m., $3-5

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Mumlers and Buildings Breeding have seen a lot of Aggie press within the past year or so, but that doesn’t mean we’re tired of them. Mumlers, a San Jose-based outfit, will perform along with Davis/Sacramento-based Buildings Breeding for a nostalgic night, because alasBuildings Breeding is calling it quits after four more shows. Catch their second-to-last Davis performance tonight.


Davis Jazz Artists Festival: Beyond the Beat Generation

Saturday, 7 p.m., free

John Natsoulas Gallery

Poetry, art and jazz mix at the Natsoulas Gallery’s Beyond the Beat Generation festival. A reception will be held Saturday night. Read Muse’s article for more information on the festival.


Missouri Mule; Leopold and His Fiction

Friday, 10 p.m., $3-5

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Davisown Missouri Mule is a country, blues-ish four-piece; Leopold and His Fiction is a San Francisco-based folk group. Join them for an indie evening at Sophia’s.


Capybara; Sea of Bees; Fine Steps

Saturday, 7 p.m., free (donations welcome)

1315 L St.

Ah, another backyard house show. KDVS is presenting Sacramento performers Sea of Bees and Fine Steps, as well as Missouri’s Capybara, who is currently touring around the area. Check out the event’s Facebook event page for more information, as well as links to each band’s Myspace.


Lady A and Her Heel Draggers

Saturday, 10 p.m., $3-5

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Don’t you hate heel draggers? Ugh. The noise they make when their shoes drag across the ground is just unbearable. Or is that shoe draggers? Either way, talk about a non-appealing band name. But if you’re into country western swing, this night just might be for you. Check them out on Myspace for a sample of the San Francisco-based band.




Friday, all day, free

Downtown Davis

Yes, Friday is this month’s Second Friday. This means downtown art, pho phree, all day long. For more information on the 13 events, visit davisdowntown.com.



Opens Today through Nov. 13, 7 p.m., free

Davis Art Center

Earthy and earthlyEarth-inspired art and environmentally conscious work will be shown at the Tsao Gallery at the Davis Art Center starting today. After all, you can’t spellearthwithout art. I honestly never noticed this before. Following the exhibition’s opening, an artist’s reception will be held on Friday at 7 p.m.


Collective Imagination meets The Sound of Fashion

Friday, 7 p.m., free

The Wardrobe at 206 E St.

Napa-based mosaic artist Sofia Harrison will present her glass and textual-centric work. KVMR 89.5 FM (Nevada City) DJ Joel Brungardt will spin some eclectic tunes for the evening.


GEO-MORPH Reception

Friday, 7 p.m., free

Pence Gallery at 212 D St.

If you haven’t checked out the Pence Gallery’s GEO-MORPH exhibition yet, here’s a chance to visit its reception. The exhibition features 13 local and national artists whose workspecializes in geometric and biomorphic abstraction.The exhibition continues until Nov. 15.


Marie-Thérèse Brown

Friday, 7 p.m., free

The Artery and 207 G St.

Figurative artist Marie-Thérèse Brown’s work will be featured at The Artery’s Second Friday vein, and if you’re into California coastal scenery, this might be the venue to visit. Live music will also accompany the evening.



Lyle Lovett; John Hiatt

Tuesday, 8 p.m., $27.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

Four-time Grammy award winner Lyle Lovett, an American country singer-songwriter and guitarist, will join blues guitarist John Hiatt at the Mondavi. Check out next week’s Muse for a review of the concert.


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


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