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Wednesday, April 24, 2024



CJ and the Canyons with Mad Mud

Today, 7 p.m., $5

John Natsoulas Gallery

This week’s performance at the John Natsoulas Gallery will feature Davis’ own CJ & The Canyons, a happy, upbeat group that is sure to please at least a few fellow Davisites. Mad Mud will also perform.

Islands with Jemina Pearl and Toro y Moi

Today, 7:30 p.m., $5

Odd Fellows Lodge

If you didn’t read yesterday’s preview, the ASUCD Entertainment Council is presenting Islands, an Indie rock band hailing from Montreal, Quebec tonight. For more information, visit the EC’s Facebook event page.

Rose Melberg|Kellarissa|Knock Knock|Dreamdate

Saturday, 8 p.m., $6

1050 20th St., #160 Sacramento

A Saturday night in Sacramento is sure to satisfy. Check out each of the bands’ MySpace pages for a thorough preview of what’s likely to come.


B HERE Art Exhibit

Tuesday, 10 a.m., free

Freeborn Hall

Gilead Sciences, the Asian American Association, Pi Alpha Phi and the Vietnamese Student Association are presenting an art exhibit aimed at raising awareness for Hepatitis B. Be sure to attend the exhibit to get your ticket for the Wednesday performance at 6 p.m., which will feature YouTube celebrities KevJumba and HappySlip (a genuinely entertaining Filipina comic). Many other performers will also be featured.


A Talk About Tezuka & Astro Boy

Today, 4 p.m., free

UC Davis, 1309 Surge III

Manga fans, come together: The Astro Boy franchise is about to hit the silver screen, and a lecture on the series is happening today at Surge III. Frederik L. Schodt, a notable manga and anime translator, will speak about Astro Boy and the franchise’s creator Osamu Tezuka. More details are available at calendar.ucdavis.edu.

DAVIS BICYCLES! Film Festival 2009

Saturday, 7 p.m., $5-10 donations encouraged

Davis High School, Brunelle Theater

Whether or not you walk, bike or drive to campus, Davis’ bike culture is unparalleled. Cycle enthusiasts of Davis should ride over to Davis High School on Saturday for a film festival of bikes. Get there at 6 p.m. for a pre-film ride. For more information, visit the festival’s Facebook event page.

Boppin’ at The Glue Factory; Audie and the Wolf screening

Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., free

194 Chemistry

This Tuesday, the EC is presenting a double feature at Chem 194 – two indie flicks that will surely provide for an enjoyable study break. Audie and the Wolf will begin at 8:30 p.m. Check out the EC’s facebook event page for more information about the double feature.


Rebecca Plack, soprano

Today, noon, free

Mondavi Center, Rumsey Rancheria Grand Lobby

Enjoy another free afternoon concert at the Mondavi Center (seriously, a great way to spend your afternoon) with soprano singer Rebecca Plack.

Sideshow Physical Theatre: Elephant’s Graveyard

Opens Friday through Nov. 1, 8 p.m., $15

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre

If you’re interested in contemporary theatre and dance, then you don’t want to miss Elephant’s Graveyard. Written and directed by Jade Rosina McCutcheon, the Mondavi Center will offer a Q&A session after the performance.

Monda Live

Friday, 7 p.m., $15

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

It’s that time of the year. For what, you ask? The Hong Kong Student Association Annual Singing Contest! The HKSAA will host a night of live traditional Chinese and Cantonese music. Visit mondaviarts.org for more information or to purchase tickets.

Emerson String Quartet

Saturday, 8 p.m., $17.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

Nationally acclaimed Emerson String Quartet comes to Davis to perform Schubert: Quartet in E-flat Major, D. 87, Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 9, Op. 117 and Dvorák: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 61. If any of that made sense to you, then go see them perform.

Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg

Wednesday, 8 p.m., $22.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

Contrary to what you might expect, Austria’s famed Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg is actually scheduled to perform pieces by Joseph Haydn and Franz Schubert. Sure, the Mozart experts might not be playing from their master’s repertoire, but this is going to be a classic Austrian night.

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


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