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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Artsweek

MUSIC

Folk Music Jam Session

Friday, noon, free

Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum

Connect with fellow musicians in the picturesque Arboretum at this chill jam session. All ages, instruments and skill levels are welcome.

Jandek

Friday, 8 p.m., $15

Veterans Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St.

Legendary music outsider Jandek rarely gives concerts, but if you’re a fan, rejoice: he’ll be performing in Davis on Friday at the Veterans Memorial Theater. Jandek will be accompanied by a band made up of local musicians Christian Keifer, Alex Jenkins and Greg Brucker. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see one of blues/rock’s most mysterious and enigmatic performers.

East-West Divan Orchestra

Monday, 5 p.m., free

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theater

This unique ensemble features Israeli, Arab and Spanish musicians who come together to prove that music can bring all people together. The program includes Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A Major and Prayer – A Tribute to Edward Said.

AT THE MOVIES

Jurassic Park

Friday, 5 p.m., $3

Chemistry 194

When’s the last time you watched Steven Spielberg’s classic about theme park dinosaurs that come to life? I think I caught 20 minutes of it on the Sci Fi channel about a year ago, so clearly I need to watch it in its entirety on the big screen in Chem 194. You should, too. Popcorn is included in the price of your ticket.

THEATRE/MONDAVI

Rumors

Tonight to Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., $10

Wyatt Pavilion, UC Davis Arboretum

You’ve still got one more weekend to see Studio 301’s production of Neil Simon’s comedy Rumors. Watch what happens when one wealthy couple’s anniversary party goes terribly awry and their invited guests don’t exactly play it coy. Get ready to laugh it up!

Gallathea

Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., $12 to 14

Wright Hall Main Theater

Professor Peter Lichtenfels directs this modern take on John Lyly’s Elizabethan classic about mistaken identity, love and sex. The production will feature live video projection, text messaging, Skyping and outrageous costumes designed by Liz Galindo. It’s truly theater for the 21st century.

Delfeayo Marsalis Group

Tonight to Friday, 8 p.m., $12.50

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theater

Master jazz musician and brother of trumpeter Wynton Delfeayo Marsalis will take the stage with his band and will also invite musicians from local schools to jam onstage with them. Tonight, it’s Davis High School’s turn. Thursday will feature Emerson Junior High, Rio Americano and River City Highs. Friday will be Pioneer, Dixon and Folsom High Schools.

Christopher O’Reilly, piano

Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., $17.50

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theater

If you’ve ever wondered how your favorite songs by Nirvana, REM and Tears for Fears would sound on a piano, here’s your chance to find out. Pianist Christopher O’Reilly will interpret these rock and roll favorites and more in a concert entitled “Out of My Hands.” The Saturday performance is currently sold out, but tickets may still be available on the waitlist.

UC Davis Jazz Bands

Wednesday, 7 p.m., $8

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theater

The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra is great and all, but the Jazz Bands are just as deserving of praise. Their concert on Wednesday is sure to be the epitome of cool.

ART/GALLERY

Photographs by Anne Miller

Through Nov. 30, artist reception Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m., free

Gallery 1855, 820 Pole Line Rd.

Though her art may look like abstract paintings, it’s actually photographs. Anne Miller has captured odd, unexpected and everyday found objects and turned them into shapes and colors of all kinds.

“The Interior of Art”

Tuesday, 4:10 p.m., free

Everson 157/159

Art professor Blake Stimson will discuss container and box art from the European Middle Ages to the 1960s, concentrating on the influential work of Vito Acconci. This progression influenced conceptual art that we see today.

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

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