Today, 12:05 to 1 p.m., free
Take a midday break from class and unwind with some classical music. On the program is Wolf’s Italian Serenade, Haydn’s String Quartet op. 50, no. 5 (“Dream”) and Wade’s String Quartet No. 4.
Classical Guitar and Flute
Today, 4 p.m., free
Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second Street, Suite 4.
Enjoy wine and appetizers while listening to classical guitarist Elizabeth Bush and flutist Sue Sheya. For more information, visit romingerwest.com.
Today, 7 p.m., free
John Natsoulas Gallery
Check out these L.A.-based bands tonight at the Natsoulas Gallery. Visit their Myspace pages for a preview.
Folk Music Jam Session
Friday, Noon, free
Wyatt Deck, Old Davis Road
Acoustic musicians, unite! All skill levels and members of the Davis community are invited to break out their fiddles, guitars, banjos and more in a lunchtime jam session in the Arboretum. Or come just to listen to the chill melodies of your favorite acoustic instruments.
The Great Republic of Rough and Ready
Friday, 7 p.m., free
Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St, Suite 4.
Singer Elissa Spencer and guitarist Sam Stein are The Great Republic of Rough and Ready, a folk music duo that re-imagines Americana songs of old into hauntingly original melodies. Wine tasting and appetizers also offered.
Tuesday, 12 p.m., free
The Entertainment Council kicks off its Spring Quad series with a concert by avant-garde pop/rock group Hosannas (formerly known as Church). The laid-back Quad atmosphere lends itself nicely to concerts this time of year, and the noon start time means you can enjoy music and relaxation on your lunch break.
San Francisco Conservatory Guitar Trio
Wednesday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., free
The highly talented group of classical guitarists will perform UC Davis graduate student composer Garret Shatzer’s piece, “The Transition,” as well as other works.
AT THE MOVIES
Monday, 6 p.m., $5
Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre
Directed by Terry Zwigoff, Ghost World is a live-action interpretation of the popular graphic novel by the same name. Scarlett Johansson stars as the socially-challenged high school grad who meets Steve Buscemi’s lonely record collector.
THEATER / MONDAVI
Wednesday, 8 p.m., $17.50
Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall
The legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famer makes a rare solo appearance, a must-see for any music lover. Costello’s unique exploration of many different musical styles, including pop, new wave, country and jazz, is sure to inspire fans of all musical genres.
Lionel Loueke Trio
Wednesday through Sunday, Apr. 10, 8 p.m., $17.50
Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theater
The jazz guitarist will perform his new album, Mwaliko, joined by bassist Massimo Biolcati and drummer Ferenc Nemeth. With Herbie Hancock as his mentor and a rich cultural heritage for inspiration, you know this guy’s good.
Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., free
This annual performance of works by graduating MFA Acting candidates is not Acting 101. Taking on such complex topics as alcoholism, German expressionism and chaos, these students are already on their way to Hollywood.
Jerry Schimke: See What I See Around UCD
Opens Monday, 8 a.m to 5 p.m. daily, free
Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center
Photographer Jerry Schimke displays his “fanciful” photographs of the UC Davis campus and surrounding areas in this exhibition, starting Monday and continuing to May 28. How does one make the likes of Chem 194 or Wellman Hall fanciful? Visit the Alumni and Visitors’ Center to find out.
Niu Pasifik: Urban Art From the Pacific Rim
Opens Tuesday through June 13, free
C.N. Gorman Museum
Enjoy artwork from the diverse cultures of the Pacific Rim in this unique exhibit at the Gorman Museum. Contemporary artists from New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Australia and Hawaii present art in a wide range of mediums, including tattoo, street fashion, textile and animation. Sounds like the perfect tropical getaway – and you don’t even need to leave Davis.
ROBIN MIGDOL can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.