Shinkoskey Noon Concert: Marimba One
Today, 12:05 to 1 p.m., free
Mondavi Center, Rumsey Rancheria Grand Lobby
Enjoy a free noon concert at the Mondavi Center Lobby today. In honor of Grace Noda’s 90th birthday, works composed and arranged for marimba will be played by Keiko Abe, Evelyn Glennie, Chris Foh and some UC Davis students. So go out to Mondavi in honor of Grace Noda who has made the music department’s new marimba, “Marimba One” possible.
Composer Colloquium: Kurt Rohde & Jennifer Coates
Today, 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., free
203 Music Building
Lectures? Bore. Take a break and walk over to the Music Building where you will find Kurt Rohde and artist Jennifer Coates speak about their collaborative puppet theatre project at the American Academy in Rome last year. It won’t cost you a cent.
Violin Festival – Lecture Demonstration: “The Violin and the Dawn of Recording,” with Dan Flanagan, violin
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 12:05 to 1 p.m., free
115 Music Building
The actual festival will kick off on the Jan. 21 for three days, but the lecture demonstration will fill you in on all the details. Attend to find out more!
Composer Colloquium: Nader Abbassi & Reza Vali
Jan. 20, 10 a.m. to noon, free
115 Music Building
Conductor and composer Nader Abbassi along with Reza Vali from Carnegie Mellon University will discuss composing music inspired by Middle Eastern instruments. This event is co-sponsored by the Sacramento Philharmonic.
KDVS presents: Glass Cake & South China & A Good Pillow
Jan. 17, 8 to 10:30 p.m., donations
The Greenhouse, 928 J St., Davis
South China hailing from Biddleford, Main and Glass Cake from our friendly neighbor, Berkeley now welcomes an addition to the scheduled performances. Davis/Bay area fave, A Good Pillow will now be opening at The Greenhouse on Sunday for Glass Cake and South China. Michelle Shofet (Glass Cake), an acoustic solo alongside South China duo Jerusha and Jeremy Robinson will make for a talent packed evening.
KDVS presents: Rubber (o) Cement, MOM, Grandmother Ham
Jan. 15 8 to 11p.m., donations
UC Davis, TCS Building
Since you n00bz (freshman) will most likely get lost finding the TCS building, a little hint: it is located behind the Art building. You won’t want to miss returning performer Grandmother Ham along with Rubber (o) Cement, Mom, Terror Apart and e-sound scape. KDVS promises the first attendees some fruit punch – incentive to attend perhaps? It’s fruit punch!
Jan. 16, 8 to 11 p.m., $15
Jan. 17, 2 p.m.
Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre
The intimate space of the Vanderhoef studio will surely allow for an intimate evening on Saturday night. The Albers sisters have been a trio performing first at malls and now even venues such as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, National Theatre in Taipei, Severance Hall and Weill Recital Hall. Touring all over the country and now Davis, you will have two chances to hear this chamber ensemble perform.
“Moon Over Buffalo” auditions
Today, 7 p.m.
Winters Community Center
Tonight is the last night for anyone who wants to audition for “Moon Over Buffalo,” a comedy about four men and four women written by Ken Ludwig. Auditions started yesterday but you still have one more opportunity to be a part of the performances that are scheduled for the weekends of Mar. 12 and Mar. 21. For more information, call Howard Hupe at (530) 756-6187.
“Awakening Joy” book signing and reading
Jan. 16., 7 p.m., free
1114 21st St., Sacramento
Author James Baraz will be reading and signing his new book “Awakening Joy: 10 Steps That Will Put You on the Road to Real Happiness (Bantam).” Kind of seems like a self help book if you ask me…
Poetry Night; Brett Eugene Ralph
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 9 p.m.,
Bistro 33, 226 F. St., Davis
Alas! A poetry reading by Brett Eugene Ralph. Hosted by Andy Jones, the poetry reading will have an open mic session at 10 p.m. *Snap* *Snap*
KAREN SONG can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.