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Saturday, April 20, 2024



Missouri Mule, Not an Airplane

Today, 7 p.m., Free

John Natsoulas Gallery

As a part of John Natsoulas Gallery’s Thursday night concert series, Davis based Missouri Mule and Sacramento’s Not an Airplane will be playing tonight. The event is open to all ages and will be free (accepting donations).

El Chon, Water Cooler, Rilli Vanilli Spine

Friday, 8 p.m., Free

John Natsoulas Gallery

KDVS and the Natsoulas Gallery host a reunion between El Chon, Water Cooler and Rilli Vanilli Spine. This music will be performed at one of Davis’ most respected art venues.


The Man Who Knew Too Much

Monday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m.; 8 p.m., $5

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre

In Mondavi’s Focus on Film series, the Vanderhoef Studio will be playing a double bill of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much in its classic black and white 1934 debut at 6 p.m. and its color 1956 version at 8 p.m. Tickets are just $5 for students. To see what other films the Mondavi will be featuring this quarter, visit mondaviarts.org.


Birthday Dance Party

Friday, 7-11 p.m., free

Delta of Venus

KDVS Presents: Shannon and the Clams, Larry & the Angriest Generation, The American Splits and plenty more DJ’s to spin in between. Facebook already has 100 confirmed guests so this event is planning to be one in the books.

Composer Colloquium: Oscar Bianchi

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 3:10-5 p.m., Free

115 Music Building

Oscar Bianchi is from Columbia University and has quickly gained the respect of many as one of the most talented composers of his generation. Through a grant from Meet the Composer, this performance is able to take place at our University.


UC Davis Violin Festival-Recital

Friday, 7 p.m., $9

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre

Playing Mozart, Debussy and Brahams, Fritz Gearhart (violin) and John Cozza (piano) will be performing classical pieces directed by UC Davis faculty affiliates Dan Flanagan (concertmaster of Sacramento Philharmonic and opera) and Michael Sand (first musical director of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra of SF).

UC Davis Violin Festival-Baroque Recital

Saturday, 7 p.m., $18

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre

After performing the night before, Michael Sand and Dan Flanagan (festival directors) will be concentrating pieces from the Baroque period.

Spirit of Uganda

Sunday, Jan. 24, 3 p.m., $12.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

A company of 22 East African performers will be coming to the Mondavi Center this Sunday. The message of peace and the awareness of AIDS are expressed through dancing, music and the spirits of the children whose ages range from eight to 18. Returning for a third encore, Spirit of Uganda will be an impressionable message. There will also be a post-performance Q&A. Read our article in MUSE for more information.

Empyrean Ensemble: Program Two

Sunday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m., $9

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre

Featured ensemble members include Ellen Ruth Rose, Chris Froh and Tod Brody who are just a few of the highly talented performers in California. They will be performing reptorie by Pablo Ortiz, Laurie San Martin as well John MacCallum, Wayne Peterson and John Cage.

Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m., $12.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

Similar to Pilobolus, this dance company who hail from London, New York and many other internationally acclaimed ballets will be touring West Coast for the first time. As one of the Director’s Choices, Morphoses will also have a post-performance Q&A.

Miguel Zenón Septet

Wednesday-Saturday, Jan. 27-30, 8 p.m., $17.50

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre

Already very limited in tickets, Septet has won a fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation. He is recognized as an extremely talented jazz musician with high caliber. He is said to bring a different take on jazz in the genre. If you are curious as to what I am talking about, Youtube him – but be quick since seats are selling fast.

THIRDeYE Theatre Festival

Wednesday-Sunday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m., $14 general admission, $10 with a student ID

Wyatt Pavilion

The THIRDeYE Theatre Festival will be featuring three individual works by UC Davis students. For more information, read the preview in MUSE.

KAREN SONG can be reached at arts@theaggie.org.


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