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Thursday, May 30, 2024



Happy Thursday with Mike Justis

Today, 4 p.m, free

Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St.

Enjoy your wine while watching the Mike Justis band perform. This Americana/Blues/Folk rock band began their career in northern Louisiana and sing songs with titles ranging from “Avantgarde Cowboy” to “Barroom philosopher.”

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside + Not An Airplane

Thursday, 9 p.m., $5

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St.

This 2-step/ Big Beat / Gospel band from Portland, Oregon sings songs that include “Danger,” “Not An Animal,” and “Write Me A Letter.” Watch them perform with indie/country band Not An Airplane. Not An Airplane’s songs include “As He Moved Away” and “Resolution and Rage.”

Garrett Pierce and Timothy James Wright

Friday, 8 p.m., free

Delta of Venus, 122 B St.

Lyrical/rock/soul artist Garrett Pierce’s songs include “Lion & Lioness,” “Tonight,” and “Mud Under My Feet.” Catch his performance with blues/down-tempo artist Timothy James Wright, who sings “Oh Louise” and “Margaurette.”

Odawas + Horns of Happiness

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

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St.

Come hear psychedelic band Horns of Happiness play with folk rock/psychedelic/lounge band Odawas. Hailing from Indiana, Horns of Happiness’ hit songs include “Joyous Laughing Wake,” “The Return,” and “Coal-Wasted Avalanche.” A band from Berkeley, Odawas has recorded hit songs such as “The Maddening of Raven” and “The Harmless Lover’s Discourse.”

Community Idol

Saturday, 7 p.m., $8

Richard Brunelle Performance Hall, Davis Senior High

Ryan Seacrest and Simon Cowell have nothing on Davis’ Community Idol competition, to be held this Saturday at Davis High. Singers over the age of 18 will perform and be judged by a panel including UC Davis alumnus and film composer Evan Monheit. Audience members can also vote on their favorites in the People’s Choice category, and all winners will receive cash prizes.


Hocus Pocus

Friday, 8 p.m., Free

UC Davis East Quad

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy star in this Halloween favorite about three witch sisters who transform a small boy into a black cat. Bring a blanket, snuggle up on the quad and get yourself in the mood for Halloween as you watch this movie!

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Friday, 8 p.m., free

International House, 10 College Park

Based on the memoir by French journalist Jean-Dominique Bauby, this movie chronicles Bauby’s life after suffering a massive stroke and developing locked-in syndrome. Interesting fact: the book was written by Bauby-while he was paralyzed– blinking his eyelids to code each individual letter for a scribe that transferred his story to paper.


Tilly No-Body: Catastrophes of Love

Tonight to Saturday and Wednesday, 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., $15

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theater

Come see this play about the internal life of Tilly Wedekind, wife of German playwright Frank Wedekind, woven together through personal letters, drama and original songs. Turbulent marriage, attempted suicide and premature death are just a few of the topics this multi-faceted play covers. See preview in today’s Muse.


Justine Kurland

Today, 4:30 p.m., free

Technocultural Studies Building

Landscape photographer Justine Kurland will speak about her work and her unique point of view. Her photographs are inspired by the desire to create the “perfect place,” and have taken her all over the American frontier. Read more about her Nelson Gallery exhibit “Wonderers” in today’s Muse.

Readings by Creative Writing Faculty

Tonight, 7 p.m., free

UC Davis Arboretum, Wyatt Deck

Come hear creative writing faculty members read their fiction and poetry at the peaceful Wyatt Deck of the arboretum, nestled in the redwood section. Nothing like unwinding after a long day with eloquent story-telling and cathartic surroundings.

Dyed Fabrics Workshop

Saturday, 10 a.m., $45

Pence Art Gallery, 212 D St.

Have you ever gone shopping and wished you could create the perfect fabric for that must-have item of clothing yourself? The Pence Gallery is offering a workshop on dying your own fabrics. Participants will learn techniques such as dye painting, stamping, stenciling, shibori and more.

ELENI STEPHANIDES can be reached at arts@theaggie.org.


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