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Tuesday, May 28, 2024



“The Beginner’s Ear” with Ian Howell, countertenor

Today, noon, free

Music 115

Ian Howell, countertenor, Karl Wohlwend, guitar and John Cozza, piano, present a unique program of seemingly unrelated songs that actually blend together perfectly. The audience is encouraged to actively listen and allow the music to transport them in a meditative experience.

Elders, Foales, Wreck and Reference, Body Swap

Friday, 8 p.m., $5

The Bombshelter, 720 Anderson Ave.

The Bombshelter welcomes four indie bands from Davis, Sacramento and San Francisco for a last show before those pesky finals. The bands provide little information about their styles of music on their respective Myspaces and websites, so come and be surprised.

Graves Bros. Deluxe, San Kazakgscar, Doc Holler

Friday, 8:30 p.m., free

Delta of Venus, 122 B St.

Delta of Venus welcomes three unconventional bands to the stage on Friday night. All three draw inspiration from a variety of eclectic sources, such as bluegrass, Bollywood and New Orleans.



Monday, 7 p.m., free

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theater

Icelandic band Sigur Ros is beloved around the world for its ethereal, haunting sound, but few fans know much more about its members than the music they make. Heima documents two of Sigur Ros’ concerts and gives a rare peek into the inner-workings of the band.



Today – Saturday, 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m., $14

Wright Hall, Main Theater

Fall Artist-in-Residence Lucy Gough directs this unique show, which is part radio show and part stage performance. The show is made up of two parts: Mapping the Soul and Hinterland, and will be broadcast live on KDVS 90.3 FM. It’s sure to be a one-of-a-kind show. See preview in today’s Muse.

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra Works

Tonight, 7 p.m., $8

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

Esteemed conductor Christian Baldini leads our own Symphony Orchestra in a concert of works written for chamber orchestra. Pieces include Elgar’s Sospiri, op. 70, Mahler’s Adaggietto from Symphony No. 5 and Schubert’s Symphony No. 3 in D major.

University Chorus

Friday, 8 p.m., $8

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

Artist-in-residence Ian Howell, countertenor, joins director Jeffrey Thomas and the University Chorus for a rousing end-of-quarter concert. On the program are two works by Bernstein, Chichester Psalms and Missa Brevis, and a new work by music professor Pablo Ortiz.

Alexander String Quartet

Sunday, 7 p.m., $22.50

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theater

The Alexander String Quartet has traveled the world for the last 30 years, performing classics by Beethoven, Mozart and more. At the Mondavi Center on Sunday they will play seven works by Beethoven and remain after the concert for a Q&A session with the audience.

Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano

Sunday, 7 p.m., $12.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

The holiday season doesn’t really begin until you hear your first Christmas song interpreted in full mariachi style. Luckily for us, the acclaimed Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano is coming to the Mondavi Center for a special holiday concert that will include dancers in full regalia in addition to the band. See preview in today’s Muse.


“Coming Together in Difficult Times: Farmworkers’ Lives in Photographs”

Tuesday through Dec. 17, free

Tsao Gallery, Davis Art Center, 1919 F St.

Davis Art Center’s December exhibit examines the lives of farmers in Yolo County’s Knights Landing. Photographs were taken by residents and their children, and the exhibit shows the everyday lives and struggles in this local, rural town.

“Sticky Business: Art of the Honeybee”

Now through Dec. 23, free

Pence Art Gallery, 212 D St.

You may not have noticed, but the honeybee population is in decline, and conservationists want to know why. This exhibit at the Pence Gallery combines conservationist messages with art of all mediums inspired by the honeybee.

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


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