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Saturday, July 20, 2024



Missouri Mule, Marissa Moriel

Tonight, 10 p.m., $3

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Davis Americana/folk band Missouri Mule will play its last show tonight at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, joined by Marissa Moriel (formerly of another now-defunct Davis band, Olive Drive). Fans of Missouri Mule, and even those who have never heard them before, shouldn’t miss this last opportunity to see them perform together.

Old Man Markley, Ben Lewis

Friday, 10 p.m., $3

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Old Man Markley blends folk, bluegrass and punk – an intriguing combo, no? Band members play the mandolin, banjo, harmonica and even the cowbell and washboard. Ben Lewis is a Davis folk musician and should be a nice complement to the band.

Man/Miracle, Grand Lake, Katie Delwiche

Saturday, 9:30 p.m., $3

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Sophia’s leaves folk and Americana for rock on Saturday night. Oakland-based Man/Miracle will be joined by fellow Oakland/San Franciscans Grand Lake and Davis’ Katie Delwiche. Delwiche describes her music as “Chinese pop/death metal/lounge,” so she and the other bands should make it an interesting night.

Special Interest, One Eyed Rhyno, Hotwire, J St. Jazz Cats, Yolo Mambo

Saturday, 5 p.m., $10

Wildhorse Golf Course, Outdoor Driving Range

Some of Davis’ favorite young bands are set to perform at this fundraiser for Davis High School. One Eyed Rhyno features three high school students and Hotwire is made up of four middle school students. But don’t let their ages fool you – these groups know how to put on a great show.

An Evening of Traditional Japanese Music

Tuesday, 7 p.m., free

Zen Toro Japanese Bistro and Sushi Bar, 132 E St.

Stop by Zen Toro for some great Japanese cuisine and listen to Naoko, a master of traditional Japanese instruments the koto and shamisen. You may be stuck in Davis for finals, but you can imagine you’re across the globe in beautiful Japan for a night.


UC Davis Symphony Orchestra Family Concert

Tonight, 7 p.m., $5

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

Our Symphony Orchestra is always great, but this concert is sure to be extra-special because it features the winners of the Composition Competition and the Concerto Competition. The orchestra will also perform works by Piazzolla and Liadov.

All’s Well That Ends Well

Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., free

Wyatt Pavilion Theater

The Integrated Studies Honors Department presents the Shakespeare classic at the Wyatt Pavilion Theater. And, unlike most Shakespeare productions you’ll see, it’s absolutely free. Listen to the English playwright’s sharp and witty words and get your brain ready to spew eloquence at those essay finals.

Linda Bair Dance Company: “Shorts/Feature”

Thursday and Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., $10

Veterans Memorial Center Theater, 203 E. 14th St.

The Linda Blair Dance Company is currently in residence at the Davis Art Center, and at this performance will perform a mix of five short dances and the feature premiere of narrative dance piece “Some Strange Hotel Room.” Inspired by Jack Kerouac, love, death and more, the performance is sure to be both entertaining and inspiring.


2010 MFA Show: “Dance, you monster, to my soft song”

Friday, 5:30 p.m., free

Pence Art Gallery, 212 D St.

Second-year graduate students in the UC Davis Master of Fine Arts program will have their work displayed at the Pence Gallery for all of us to admire. Art by students Joshua Pelletier, Hyung Mo Chu and Christopher Woodcock will take the form of installation, photographs, drawing and sculpture.

Txell Genescà: “Little Beats of Life”

Friday, June 11, 6 p.m., free

International House, 10 College Park

Spanish photographer Txell Genesca premieres her new exhibit at the International House next Friday. Her photography concentrates on nature and travel, and reminds us that beauty is everywhere. Friday’s opening reception may even give you the chance to talk with Genescà about her career and inspiration.

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


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