Marty Cohen Brothers
Today, 4 p.m., free
Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St. Suite 4
Guests of age can enjoy happy hour wines while listening to the Marty Cohen Brothers, a trio from Sacramento. The band performs three-part vocal harmonies backed by acoustic and bass guitar and plays original tunes as well as covers of songs by folk-pop artists such as Neil Diamond and Bob Dylan.
Barry Weaver and DJ Dan
Tonight, 9 p.m., free
Park Ultra Lounge, Sacramento
The Park Ultra Lounge presents a night of music by dance music greats Barry Weaver and DJ Dan. Get your heart pumping to high-energy beats, remixes and the hottest new tracks in downtown Sacramento.
The California Honeydrops
Friday, 10 p.m., $5
Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
The California Honeydrops combine the relaxed California attitude with rhythm and blues, gospel, and even New Orleans jazz. With a newly-released album, “Spreadin’ Honey,” their concert at Sophia’s is sure to showcase their unique sound and musical energy with a few brand-new songs.
Matt & George and Their Pleasant Valley Boys
Saturday, 6:30 p.m., $8
Veterans Memorial Theater
This unique group plays traditional bluegrass from 1947 and earlier. The band features guitar, banjo, fiddle and more, and the sound is truly authentic. They even perform one track, “Heavy Traffic Ahead” backed with “I Hear a Sweet Voice Calling” on 10″ vinyl at 78 RPM.
Typhoon, Y La Bamba, Cannons and Clouds
Saturday, 9:30 p.m., $7
Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
Celebrate your first weekend of fall quarter with a show by indie-folk Portland-based bands Typhoon and Y La Bamba, and San Francisco’s Cannons and Clouds. Chill out on Sophia’s patio and enjoy some great music while getting geared up for the quarter ahead.
Tuesday, noon, free
UC Davis West Quad
The Entertainment Council presents its first free quad show of the year. Jesse Barrera is the former bass guitarist of San Diego-based rock band My American Heart. Utilizing guitar, piano and mellow vocals, Barrera is coming into his own as a solo artist.
AT THE MOVIES
Tonight, 7 p.m., free
Davis Varsity Theater
The Entertainment Council wants you to attend a free screening of one of this fall’s most anticipated upcoming movies – only they won’t tell you what it is. You’ll have to go to the Davis Varsity Theater tonight at 7 p.m. to find out.
THEATER / MONDAVI
Wednesday, 8 p.m., $17.50
Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright discusses the inside world of White House politics and current affairs in this talk moderated by professor of political science Larry Berman. Using her famous wit, humor and intelligence, Albright is sure to present a unique and fascinating point of view. She will also take questions from the audience.
ART / GALLERY
Out of the Woods
Until Oct. 5, free
The Artery, 207 G St.
The Artery, a downtown artist cooperative, is currently displaying unique artworks by Jeanne Oster and Norm Hinman. Oster uses pine needles to weave baskets, while Hinman uses pieces of wood from the interiors of dead trees to create vessels and sculptures.
Junk 2 Genius
Today, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., free
Tsao Gallery, Davis Art Center, 1919 F St.
On Sept. 10, teams gathered to create sculptures made completely out of donated junk, including old computer parts, metals, fabrics and bike parts. Working under a strict time limit, each team created a truly unique piece of art out of decidedly non-traditional materials, and those sculptures are currently on display in the Davis Art Center’s Tsao Gallery.
ROBIN MIGDOL can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.