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Monday, October 18, 2021

Artsweek

MUSIC

Shinkoskey Noon Concert: Languages of the Baroque

Today, noon, free

Music 115

Enjoy music of the Baroque period at the first noon concert of the new quarter. Free music by talented Aggies to chill out in the middle of the school day? Nothing wrong with that.

Jake Mann & The Upper Hand

Tonight, 8 p.m., free

Delta of Venus, 122 B St.

Singer-songwriter and bassist Jake Mann, who got his start in Davis, returns to favorite venue Delta of Venus for a free show with his band, The Upper Hand. Mann has just released a brand-new, full-length album titled Parallel South, and his new material should showcase his signature evocative lyrics and melodic sensibilities. Zulu Time and The Countless Others will also perform.

Ill Imperial and Fissure Projection

Tonight, 8 p.m., $5

John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St.

Northern California-based alternative hip-hop duo Ill Imperial will perform at the Natsoulas art gallery, of all places, tomorrow night. If you’ve never experienced hip-hop and rap surrounded by works of art before, it’s sure to be a unique experience.

KDVS New Volunteer Meeting

Tonight and Monday, 7 p.m., free

Wellman 119

All students and community members are invited to an informational meeting about how to get involved with campus radio station KDVS 90.3 FM. Learn about all departments and even how to be a DJ. Who knows? You could be the next Casey Kasem.

Folk Music Jam Session

Friday, noon, free

Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum

Bring your instrument of choice and jam with other like-minded musicians on picturesque Wyatt Deck at this Arboretum tradition. All skill levels are welcome. If playing’s not your thing, just drop by and listen.

KDVS Dance Party

Friday, 9 p.m., cover fee

Delta of Venus, 122 B St.

KDVS 90.3 FM presents a night of music spun by local DJs. LeBaron, Oddjobs, Dogtones and more will play the latest in rap, boogie, funk and more. Plus, you get two-for-one beers until 10 p.m.

Nick Jaina

Saturday, 8 p.m., $5

521 Rutgers Dr., Davis

Multi-talented and well-traveled musician Nick Jaina returns to his Sacramento-area roots with this intimate house show in Davis. Jaina has toured the United States and Europe solo and with an ever-evolving band. Currently, he is composing a ballet to be performed by members of the New York City Ballet.

AT THE MOVIES

Black Swan

Today, 4:30, 6:45, 9 p.m., $9.25

Varsity Theater, 616 Second St.

Today’s your last chance to see the psychological thriller Black Swan here in Davis. Natalie Portman is mesmerizing as a repressed ballet dancer who can’t quite distinguish what’s real as she prepares to star in Swan Lake. Darren Aronofsky’s best film in years will leave you guessing up to the very end.

THEATER/MONDAVI

Joe Mejia

Friday, 7 p.m., $10

University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd., Davis

Do you love Chris Rock, Ellen Degeneres and Dane Cook? Is your favorite TV show “Saturday Night Live?” Then you will probably enjoy a comedy show by Joe Mejia, who will perform at University Covenant Church on Friday. Mejia specializes in “clean humor” for all ages, but if you’re accustomed to the expletive-laden anecdotes of Robin Williams or Russell Brand, this could be a nice change of pace.

Mixed and Mastered LIVE Comedy Tour

Saturday, 8 p.m., free

Delta of Venus, 122 B St.

Your weekend of comedy in Davis can continue at Delta of Venus Saturday night with a show by Bay Area comedians Sam Meeker and Drew Pult. Meeker has performed all over Northern California with his stand-up act, and Pult is a self-described “crippled comedian – the funniest thing on four wheels.” You know you want to see this guy in person.

ART/GALLERY

American Folk Art & Roy De Forest Opening Reception

Tonight, 7 p.m., free

John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St.

The Natsoulas Gallery kicks off 2011 with an exhibit honoring the late Roy De Forest. De Forest joined the UC Davis art faculty in the 1960s and participated in the famous California Funk movement. His artwork is colorful, thought-provoking, irreverent and even fanciful. Attendees of the opening night reception will be treated to live music in addition to some of De Forest’s greatest works.

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

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