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Friday, April 12, 2024



Marilyn Nonken

Today, 12:05 p.m., free

Music Building, room 115

Today’s free noon concert will feature Marilyn Nonken on piano, performing works by David Rakowski, Richard Beaudoin, Elizabeth Hoffman and Richard Festinger.

Sleepy Beach; Aerosols; G.Green

Saturday, 8 pm., free (donations encouraged)

2309 L St.

If you like that lo-fi indie recording feel, you might like Sleepy Beach. Aerosols, a trio from San Francisco, is a twangy trip. G.Green are Davis regulars, so check them out on Saturday if you’re feeling out of the Davis indie loop, or if you don’t have any friends.

Elizabeth Busch

Sunday, 5 p.m., free (donations encouraged)

Davis Art Center

Elizabeth Busch is a classical guitarist who will be featured in a classical guitar recital this Sunday at the Davis Art Center. The solo recital will feature pieces by Isaac Albéniz, Carlo Domeniconi, Astor Piazzolla and more.

Ally Hasche; Shannon Harney; Brad P

Tuesday, 7 p.m., free

John Natsoulas Gallery

Acoustic vocalist Ally Hasche is coming back to the Natsoulas Gallery, reminding me of why I should actually give folkish singer-songwriters a shot. Shannon Harney, an equally impressive vocalist, will also take the stage. Brad P’s retro stylings will have you wondering why you didn’t come up with his lyrics first – check this man out on Myspace for some honest, down to earth tracks.

Half-Handed Cloud; Yolo County

Tuesday, 8 p.m., free

633 M St.

KDVS presents Half-Handed Cloud, a Berkeley-based creation of John Ringhofer on the tail end of a state spanning tour. Check this guy out on Myspace for an audiolicious sample. Joining him will be Yolo County, an appropriately named three-piece from Davis High.


Pane Amaro

Saturday, 7:30 p.m., $10

6821 Fair Oaks Blvd.

Drive on out to Carmichael this weekend for featured Italian film Pane Amaro, an Italian-American documentary. Film director Gianfranco Norelli will present the film, along with co-producer Suma Kurien. For more information, visit italiancenter.net.

Bondu Saved From Drowning

Monday, 6 p.m., $5

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theater

Wild Ocean

Monday, 7 p.m., free

2 Wellman

Your loyal and trustworthy ASUCD Entertainment Council is presenting Wild Ocean on Monday – and fer free, wouldn’t you know it? Sure, this nature film about sardines might not be shown on an IMAX screen, but 2 Wellman is at least relaxing, right? Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.



Today, 8 p.m., $17.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

Tonight’s performance at the Mondavi Center will feature Pilobolus, a clever and exotic group of dancers. Check out our article in Muse for a preview of the performance.

Paul Dresher Ensemble Production of Schick Machine

Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m., $15

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theater

Composer Paul Dresher is performing at the Mondavi Center for a show experimental sound designers and audiophiles won’t want to miss. His solo work features dynamic, stage-spanning and unexpected instrumentation – check this guy out on Youtube for a glimpse at what he can do.

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Saturday, 8 p.m., $17.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

Conductor Nicholas McGegan along with Susan Graham will lead this entirely Purcell performance, featuring pieces from The Tempest, Chacony in G Minor, Suite from Abdelazer and Dido and Aeneas. Visit mondaviarts.org for more information.

Empyrean Ensemble

Sunday, 7 p.m., $9

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theater

Sunday marks the season opener for this UC Davis “ensemble-in-residence,” the Empyrean Ensemble. The performance will feature pieces by Steve Blumberg, Ross Bauer, Aaron Copland, Ed Jacobs and Seung-Ah Oh. Visit music.ucdavis.edu for more information.

Tribes; Corpo Ilicito

Wednesday through Nov. 22, 8 p.m., $13

Main Theater

Two performances, featuring the years’ first Granada Artists-in-Residence, will be held at the Main Theater next week. A Sunday performance at 2 p.m. will also follow. Read Muse’s preview today for a glimpse at the performance, and check out the paper next Thursday for an interview with the cast.

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


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