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Saturday, April 13, 2024



East meets West: Japanese fish prints by Christopher Dewees

Feb. 12, 5:30 to 8 p.m., free

Rominger West Winery

Learn how artist Chris Dewees creates art through his own unique technique. Rominger West Winery will serve complimentary wine and appetizers.

“Memories and Shadows” Art Opening Reception

Feb. 12, 6 to 8 p.m.

International House 10 College Park

This opening reception will commence a month-long art exhibit until March 5. The exhibit will feature artist Kristen Rose Jones and her mythical pieces using watercolor as her medium. Come to the opening reception to meet Jones and enjoy complimentary wine.


Saturday, Feb. 13, 6 to 10 p.m.

Upper Playground Sacramento

Enjoy this new art show opening Saturday until Mar. 6 by Amanda Lopez. Lopez was inspired by the Dia de Los Muertos which is evident in a lot of her pieces. Death is an apparent strew between each portrait as she tries to link life and death together through art. For more information, visit amandalopezphoto.com.


Dances for Non-Fictional Bodies (excerpt) and Blue Jointedness

Feb. 12 to 20, 8 p.m., Feb. 21, 2 p.m., $11

Vanderhoef Studio Theater

The UC Davis Department of Theatre & Dance will present back-to-back pieces choreographed by Jess Curtis and Nina Galin. These Master of Fine Arts candidates collaborate in exploring the human body and where each joint and part meet.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Feb. 14, 7 p.m., $17.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

No plans for singles awareness day or with your date/significant other? Les Ballets Trockadero is coming to Davis and will be bringing a comedic tale to an otherwise cliché holiday. Don’t know what Trockadero is? It is pretty much a cast of men dressed up in women’s clothing. What a drag right? Amuse yourself and come watch this show!

The Chieftains

Feb. 17, 8 p.m., $17.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

The Chieftains and special guests Los Cenzonteles will be performing their world-renowned Irish music at the Mondavi. Mexican meets Irish in a fresh take on traditional music.


Composer is Dead Family Concert

Feb. 13, 1 and 3:30 p.m.

Brunelle Auditorium, Davis High School

Fans of Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events may be brave enough to attend the Davis High School Symphony Orchestra’s performance featuring a Lemony Snicket story and music composed by Nathaniel Stookey. What does VFD stand for? Very Fun Davis-high-school-performance. But really, e-mail me if you know what it really stands for. Anyway, for more information e-mail composerisdead@dsoma.org or to purchase tickets visit Watermelon Music.

Autumn Sky (Sacramento) & Meredith Axelrod (San Francisco)

Today, 8 p.m., free, accepting donations

The Greenhouse

Sacramento-based Autumn Sky and San Francisco-native Meredith Axelrod will be performing live at The Greenhouse in downtown Davis. If you like folk and blues, you’re going to like this double-act.

Aaron Godwater + Nat Lefkoff + Marissa Moriel + John Fern

Feb. 13, 7 p.m., free, accepting donations

The Shack

Enough said. Check ’em out on Myspace for a preview.

Shinkoskey Noon Concert: Susan Lamb Cook, cello, with Jolán Friedhoff, violin, and Natsuki Fukasawa, piano

Today, 12:05 to 1 p.m., free

115 Music

If you enjoy Bach, Mendelssohn and Schumann, you will enjoy this free noon concert.

Happy Thursday: Mike Justis Band

Today, 4 p.m.

Rominger West Winery

Want to take a listen from local musicians Mike Justice and Kathy Barwick? Come down to Rominger.

Davis Comedy Jam

Today, 7 p.m., Free

Art Annex

Enjoy a completely free comedy event that the Entertainment Council and Comedy and Consciousness is hosting. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show will start at 7 p.m. Come hear W. Kamau Bell, Hari Kondabolu and Janine Brito talk about social justice issues with a comedic take.

Singles Awareness Night

Today, 9:30 p.m., $5 at the door, $12 general admission

The Grad

Support the Cal Aggie Camp and celebrate Valentines Day among fellow singles! There are a few things you should know. You have to be 18+ to dance, 21+ to drink (duh) and doors will open at 9:30 p.m. and close at 1:30 a.m. To purchase pre-sale tickets, it will be $3. There will be an auction in which you can bid for a date – all proceeds will go to Cal Aggie Camp. Here is a list of people who have willingly let themselves be auctioned off: Eli Yani, Chris Dietrich, Laura Kroeger, Justin Gold, Previn Witana, Levi Menovske, Don Ho, Trevor Taylor, Dana Percoco, Amy Hartstein and Shawdee Rouhafa.

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


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