Myx Presents: Loaded
Tonight, 6:30 p.m., $10
Over half a dozen YouTube music sensations will come together for one night at Freeborn Hall in this Entertainment Council-sponsored event. Performers will include Andrew Garcia, Erika David, Summerbreeze and Michelle Martinez, among others. It’s a rare opportunity to see your favorite Internet talents live and in person – not in a four-inch-wide video.
Early Music Ensemble
Sunday, 3 p.m., suggested donation $6
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorne Ln.
Did you know UC Davis had an Early Music Ensemble? Well, now you do, so you might want to check out its concert this Sunday. Details about the ensemble’s repertoire or concert program are hard to come by on the music department website, so you’ll just have to go and be surprised.
Student Chamber Ensembles
Tuesday, noon, free
Come see your fellow Aggies perform in small groups in this free combined concert. These musicians sure know their stuff, and it’s always inspiring to watch someone play an instrument really well, isn’t it? It is for me, at least.
AT THE MOVIES
Tous les Matins du Monde
Tonight, 7 p.m., $5
Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theater
This 1991 French film (with English subtitles) is based on the true story of 17th-century composer Marin Marais, who looks back on his experiences as a musician and lover. The film stars Gerard Depardieu as Marais and features acclaimed viola da gamba player Jordi Savall, who plays all of Marais’s original compositions. It’s the perfect blend of film and classical music.
Tonight through Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., $14
Wright Hall, Main Theater
It’s your last chance to see Peter Lichtenfeld’s modern take on the Elizabethan classic Gallathea at Wright Hall’s Main Theater. The play deals with cross-dressing, unrequited love affairs, deception and more, and features costumes by designer Liz Galindo. It also incorporates video, text messaging and other multi-media elements to create a truly unique 21st-century theater experience.
Friday through Saturday, 8 p.m., free
UC Davis University Club, Old Davis Rd.
Six different experimental dance performers unite for this traveling show, which promises to provide a unique viewing experience at every performance. UC Davis alumni and others who inspire them will be among the performers. The first half of the performance will feature five-minute solo routines by each of the performers, and in the second half all will unite for one piece, choreographed by Dandelion Dancetheater co-director Eric Kupers. See preview in today’s Muse.
Saturday, 8 p.m., $17.50
Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall
Ornette Coleman is a jazz music legend, and if being an award-winning saxophonist and composer isn’t enough, he’s also credited with inventing “free jazz,” his own unique style of playing. In 2007, he also was the first person to ever win a Pulitzer Prize for completely improvised music.
Jeanine De Bique, soprano
Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., $17.50
Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theater
A native of Trinidad, Jeanine De Bique has performed with the Basel Opera in Switzerland, the New York Philharmonic and the Young Concert Artists Series in New York and Washington. She is one of the most promising young singers of today, so don’t miss this opportunity to hear her live.
Wayne Thiebaud in Conversation with Kenneth Baker
Today, 4:30 p.m., free
Buehler Alumni and Visitors’ Center
San Francisco Chronicle art critic Kenneth Baker will interview famed UC Davis artist Wayne Thiebaud in this free lecture at the Visitors’ Center. Both are famous around the country for their expertise and accomplishments in the art world, so their conversation is sure to be exciting and informative for any art lover.
Tonight, 7:30 p.m., free
Logos Books, 513 Second St.
The works of late, local poet Quinton Duval will be read by Duval’s close friend Sarah Phelan and Lynne Knight, who will also read some of her own works. This is the first in a series of three poetry readings at Logos Books.
Birds of a Feather
Tuesday, Dec. 23, free
Pence Gallery, 212 D St.
You see birds everywhere, but have you ever considered them to be art? Well, in this new exhibit at the Pence Gallery, that’s exactly what they are. Each piece in the exhibit is inspired by birds of all species and in all forms.
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