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Tuesday, February 20, 2024



What’s Cooking in the UC Davis Library

Today at 3 p.m., $10 donation required

Shields Library

Artsy or not, this event includes wine. The tour is limited to 30 people, visit brownpapertickets.com/event/99059 to make a donation and reserve a space.

Food as Muse: Lively Writing About Taste

Tuesday at 4 p.m., free

126 Voorhies

Janet Fletcher, food and wine writer, shares her expertise on writing mouth-watering articles. The former San Francisco Chronicle staff food writer has written and co-written 20 books on food and wine.

Poetry Night at Bistro 33 presents John Boe

Wednesday at 8 p.m., free

Bistro 33, 226 F. St.

UC Davis poet, storyteller and University Writing Program professor John Boe will read from a collection of his poems and stories in what may be a packed house at Bistro 33.


Joe Goode Performance Group, Wonderboy and 29 Effeminate GesturesWednesday through Friday at 8 p.m., $17.50 students and $35 general

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre

Joe Goode, a master of both puppets and choreography, tells the story of a sensitive super hero in a multifaceted performance.

Joshua Bell, violin & Jeremy Denk, piano

Saturday, 8 p.m., $25

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

If you like the film The Red Violin check out the Mondavi Center Saturday for a performance by Joshua Bell, who helped perform the music for the film. He will be joined by pianist Jeremy Denk. For more information, visit mondaviarts.org.

“The American Piano”

Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., $15

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre

This two-part series will feature works by Scott Joplin and John Cage. For more information visit mondaviarts.org.

Copland, the Piano, and Politics

Sunday at 2 p.m., $15 students and $30 general

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre

Artistic director Joseph Horowitz, along with the UC Davis department of Music, is presenting this political and artistic talk about composer Aaron Copland. Read our article in MUSE for more information.


Screening of The Spanish Apartment

Monday at 8 p.m., free

Chem 194

Next week is International Film Week, and the Entertainment Council is kicking it off with The Spanish Apartment – a 2002 comedy set in Barcelona. Visit the Entertainment Council’s Facebook group for links to each screening’s event page.

Screening of The Science of Sleep

Tuesday at 8 p.m., free

Chem 194

If you missed The Science of Sleep back in 2006, check out the EC’s second screening of International Film Week. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Screening of Let the Right One In

Wednesday at 8 p.m., free

Chem 194

The third EC screening for International Film Week will feature Let The Right One In, a bloodthirsty 2008 Swedish horror film


Hindustani Vocal EnsembleToday, 12:05 p.m. to 1 p.m., free

115 Music Building

Check out a free event today at the Music building for the Hindustani Vocal Ensemble, a Shinkoskey Noon Concert.

EMOTIONS: Electronic Dance Party

Today, 9 p.m., $5 students, $8 at the door and $10 general, 18+

The Grad

Sure, it isn’t at Freeborn, and it isn’t the next Mystery or Unity. Actually, this is a little upsetting. Either way, you’ll either love it or feel awkward as hell. Try not to throw up everywhere this time.

UC Davis Gamelan Ensemble

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

115 Music Building

The Gamelan Ensemble is back for a free noon concert on Tuesday. Visit music.ucdavis.edu for more information.

KDVS presents: Caroliner Rainbow, Hans Grusel’s Krankenkabinet, Mucky the Ducky, & Mama Buries

Saturday at 8 p.m., $5-10 sliding scale

John Natsoulas Art Gallery

I don’t always agree with the New Yorker’s Alex Ross, but Caroliner Rainbow is worth a listen. Mucky the Ducky is a personal favorite. Check them out on Myspace for a preview.


Saturday at 8 p.m., $5 students, $8 general

Freeborn Hall

If a capella is your thing, here’s the place to go. It definitely isn’t mine, but I’ll be there anyway.

JUSTIN T. HO, VANNA LE and LAUREN STEUSSY can be reached at arts@theaggie.org.


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