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Sunday, May 26, 2024



Rovar17, Emese, Sixteen Sixteen, Sagan Genesis

Tonight, 7 p.m., $5

Cypress House, 1114 Cypress Ln.

Hungarian artists Rovar17 and Emese will perform at the Cypress House along with Sixteen Sixteen from The Closet and Sagan Genesis of Davis’ The Womb. There will also be DJ sets in between the performances, so get ready to dance.

Band of Horses

Tonight, 8 p.m., $30.50

Freeborn Hall

North and South Carolina-based rock band Band of Horses has performed at Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Hollywood Bowl and major venues all over the world, and now the group is coming to Freeborn Hall. This is rock with soul – something fans of all music genres can appreciate.

KDVS Music Video Contest

Friday, 5:30 p.m., free

Kleiber Hall

The KDVS Music Video Contest has finally come to an end, and the awards ceremony will be held Friday night. Check it out to see a showcase of the submissions, and witness the awards ceremony for selected winners. Cupcakes and a live performance are rumored. Visit the contest’s Facebook event page for more information.

Sonic Avenues, Poonteens, Magi-Kool Doods

Friday, 7 p.m., small cover charge

Haussler Haus, 1818 Haussler Dr.

Venture out to the Haussler Haus for Montreal “power pop” band Sonic Avenues, local pop punk staple The Poonteens, and punk comedy band Magi-Kool Doods. All in all, it’s a night for all you Davis local enthusiasts out there.

The California Honeydrops

Friday, 10 p.m., $4

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

The California Honeydrops got their start playing on the streets and subway stations in Oakland; now, they’re gaining a reputation for their unique sound that combines roots, blues and even New Orleans jazz. Catch them at Sophia’s before they head off to a performance in Spain.

The Expendables

Tuesday, 6 p.m., $15

Freeborn Hall

The Expendables describe their music as a combination of reggae, metal, punk, and ska, so a trip down to Freeborn on Tuesday to find out what the heck that sounds like seems to be in order. They will be joined by Ease Up and Big B at the show.


University Chorus: Brahms, Durufle, Rutter

Friday, 8 p.m., $5

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

Jeffrey Thomas conducts some of UC Davis’ best singers in the University Chorus’ final performance of the school year. On the program are Brahms’ 4 Gensänge, opus 17, Duruflé’s Messe Cum Jubilo and Rutter’s Requiem.

Empyrean Ensemble: New Music from Davis

Wednesday, 7 p.m., $9

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theater

The university’s ensemble-in-residence, the Empyrean Ensemble specializes in music by new composers and are some of the best new music performers in Northern California. Wednesday’s concert will feature works by six UC Davis graduate students. A pre-concert lecture will begin at 6 p.m.


UC Davis Theatre & Dance Design Showcase

Tuesday, 3 to 7 p.m., and Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m., free

Regency Square, 508 Second St.

Go see the work of theatre and dance department master of fine arts students. These creative and talented individuals will display their design work for the stage and screen – check out what they’ve created and talk with them about their work.

Emmarie Bartelme, Jean Varda, Myron Stephens

Wednesday, July 3, free

John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St.

The Natsoulas Gallery presents a new exhibit this Wednesday featuring three talented artists. Emmarie Bartelme has become well-known for her paintings of horses and other subjects in a semi-abstract style, while Jean Varda works with mosaics and Myron Stephens creates pop surrealist paintings.

Liz Murray: Tactile Hues

Through June 4, free

Craft Center Gallery, South Silo

Artist Liz Murray’s creations are a fascinating combination of fashion and art. Each piece is made of natural fibers and dyes which inspired the garment’s overall form. Hurry and check it out at the Craft Center before the exhibition ends on June 4.

Fashion Technology and Experimental Textiles by Dr. Kinor Jiang

Through July 16, free

UC Davis Design Museum, Walker Hall

Dr. Kinor Jiang is professor of textiles at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and his work is currently on display at the Design Museum. Using experimental fabrics made of metal and even chemically treated, his pieces are inspired by traditional forms yet fashion-forward at the same time.

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


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