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Wednesday, May 29, 2024



David Russell, cello

Today, noon, free

Music 115

Enjoy an afternoon of solo cello at this week’s Shinkoskey Noon Concert. David Russell will play Jonathan Harvey’s “Curve With Plateaux,” John Mallia’s “Dodo,” Andrew Rindfleisch’s “Quiet Music,” Sam Nichols’ “Monkey Fist,” Roger Zahab’s “Reaching After,” Helmut Lachenmann’s “Pression,” and Kaija Saariaho’s “Sept Papillons.” Whew.

Yolo Mambo

Tonight, 7 p.m., donations welcome

Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St.

Davis’ signature acoustic group plays a diverse lineup of music from all over the world, including jazz, Spanish guitar, Portuguese and French. Proceeds from tonight’s concert will benefit the National Prostate Cancer Support and Research Organization.

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, 8 p.m., $8

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

Current conductor Christian Baldini will lead the talented UC Davis Symphony Orchestra in Sibelius’ Symphony No. 7in C Major, while the venerable former conductor Dr. Kern Holoman will tackle Brahms’ Double Concerto featuring Andrea Segar on violin and David Russell on cello.


10 Things I Hate About You

Tonight, 7 p.m., $3 (2 for $5)

Sciences Lecture Hall

Aw, Heath Ledger, how we miss you. Reminisce about one of the most promising young actors with this Entertainment Council screening of Heath’s breakout film based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.


Spring Awakening

Wednesday, 8 p.m., $5 (preview)

UC Davis Arboretum, Wyatt Pavilion

You may have heard the music from the award-winning Broadway musical, but you’ve never seen Spring Awakening like this. It’s the original play, written by Frank Wedekind in 1891, which was banned in Germany for its sexually explicit content and frank exploration of rape, suicide and more. Look for a review in next week’s MUSE.

Joshua Bell

Wednesday, 8 p.m., $25

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

After a sold-out performance at the Mondavi Center in 2010, violin master Joshua Bell returns, joined by Sam Haywood on piano. On the program are Brahms’ Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano in A Major, Schubert’s Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C Major, and Grieg’s Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano in G Major.

UCD’s Got Talent Auditions

Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m., free

Olson 6

Do you juggle? Sing? Dance? Tell jokes? Head out to Olson 6 to try out for the Center for Student Involvement’s talent show, which will be held on Feb. 22. At the show, audience members will vote for their favorites and the winners will receive cash prizes up to $150.


El Círculo Espan?ol

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., free

Logos Books, 513 Second St.

Want to practice your Spanish skills? All are welcome to participate in a weekly Spanish conversation group at Logos Books. ¿Hola, c?mo estás? Bien, y tu? Yeah, that’s about all I remember from four years of high school Spanish. Maybe I’d better go.

La Table Française

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., free

Logos Books, 513 Second St.

Logos Books also hosts a weekly conversation group for French speakers. Brush up on your skills, experience French for the first time, or hey, just come and show off if you’re fluent. After all, French makes everything sound better, doesn’t it?

Splash of Color Fashion Show

Saturday, 3 p.m., $2 for students, $5 age 13+

Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave., Winters

Help support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by attending a fashion show organized by a senior at Winters High School. Donations will help fund the event and benefit the hospital.

Stitch x Stitch

Through Feb. 11, hours of operation vary

Craft Center, South Silo

UC Davis Master in Fine Arts in textile design Laura J. Reyes displays her intricate and delicate embroidery sketches at the Craft Center’s gallery. Embroidery may be one of the oldest traditional crafts, but Reyes’ work demonstrates how it can be made relevant to the 21st century.

Jerry Berry, photographs

Through Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday

Gallery 625, Davis Cemetery District Office, 820 Pole Line Rd.

Looking at the work of Jerry Berry, you may never guess that the colorful and abstract images are actually photographs. Berry’s work is decidedly more magical than realistic, which should make for a unique show at Davis Cemetery’s Gallery 625.

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


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