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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Artsweek

MUSIC

Dead Western Trio, Cole Moldy, Poppet, Ghost to Falco

Today, 7 p.m., donations to KDVS encouraged

802 Villanova Ave.

Support campus radio station KDVS 90.3 FM and be there for Dead Western Trio’s album release party and performances by Cole Moldy and Ghost to Falco. Visit the bands’ Myspaces for previews.

Jib Kidder, Megazord, Grandmother Ham

Today, 8 p.m., $5

Technocultural Studies Building

San Francisco-based Jib Kidder and Sacramento/Davis’ Megazord and Grandmother Ham will show off their music, accompanied by the Techocultural Studies Buildings’ projectors. Enjoy a little technology with your music tonight!

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers and Or, The Whale

Friday, 10 p.m., $4

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Two folk groups take the stage at Sophia’s this Friday. Nicki Bluhm has been compared to Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchell, and Or, The Whale is fresh off a performance at the South By Southwest music festival. For fans of modern folk music, this is a concert not to be missed.

VerBS, DJ Swoop, Mandeep Sethi, Beats Me, Motion Activated, Dogtones

Saturday, 8 p.m., $2-4

Delta of Venus, 122 B St.

Delta of Venus presents a night of L.A and Bay Area underground hip-hop. DJs Motion Activated and Dogtones are also set “bring the funk” to this showcase of hip hop music you’ve probably never heard before. If you’re looking to expand your hip hop repertoire, Delta of Venus may be the place for you this Saturday night.

God Equals Genocide, Fat Beavers, the Poonteens, the Enlows

Sunday, 7 p.m., small fee

1818 Haussler Dr.

The Haussler Haus presents four pop punk groups to finish up your weekend. There’s no better way to scrap the Sunday-night blues than a night of rebellious punk music, right?

THEATRE/MONDAVI

Arlo Guthrie

Today, 8 p.m., $17.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

With this show, entitled “The Guthrie Family Rides Again,” Arlo, son of folk icon Woody Guthrie, proves that his music is truly a family affair. Multiple generations of Guthries, accompanied by Arlo’s storytelling and anecdotes, are set to perform some of Woody’s most famous songs in a memorable retrospective.

Peter Schickele, PDQ Bach

Friday, 8 p.m., $12.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

Professor and humorist Peter Schickele is PDQ Bach, a fictional composer who satirizes the world of classical music in hilarious shows. Who knew there was anything remotely funny about Bach?

Vladimir Feltsman, piano

Saturday, 8 p.m., $17.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

Russian piano master Vladimir Feltsman played for the Reagan White House in the 1980s, and this Saturday he takes to the Jackson Hall stage. Bach, Beethoven and Chopin are all on the program for this night of classical music. See our article in MUSE for more information.

Lara Downes Family Concert: “Mudpies and Lullabies”

Sunday, 1 and 3 p.m., $15

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theater

We all know college students are still kids at heart, so a concert for kids, by kids, would no doubt be a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The performance will feature an 11-year-old pianist, a 16-year-old soprano, and elementary school chorus and theater groups.

ART/GALLERY

Shana Moulton

Today, 4:30 p.m., free

Technocultural Studies Building

Brooklyn video and performance artist Shana Moulton has screened her humorous, unique point of view of domestic spaces and consumer products all over the world. Now, she offers the rare opportunity to find out exactly how her vision comes to life.

Reception for Art Exhibition: Remnants

Saturday, noon, free

Craft Center Gallery, South Silo

A reception will be held for Craft Center director Jared Tolla’s new exhibition, Remnants. Tolla’s tiny sculptures are made out of leftover scraps and unwanted materials from the Craft Center, demonstrating the recycling of “old” ideas to make way for the new.

Starry Messenger: Marcel Duchamp’s Comet Haircut and Astronomy

Tuesday, 4:10 p.m., free

Art 210D

James Housefield, design professor, will explore master artist Marcel Duchamp’s little-known fascination with astronomy and the effect this had on his life and work. The guy shaved a star into his head; I’m guessing his love of astronomy was no joke.

ROBIN MIGDOL can be reached at arts@theaggie.org.

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