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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Artsweek

THIS WEEK IN DAVIS

Nada Brahma Music Ensemble

Saturday, 8 p.m., suggested $10-20 donation

Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St.

Professor Henry Louis Gates

Monday 8 p.m., $17.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

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UC Davis Concert Band

Wednesday, 7 p.m., $8

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

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MUSIC

Nada Brahma Music Ensemble

Saturday, 8 p.m., suggested $10-20 donation

Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St.

The Nada Brahma Ensemble improvises melodies from India on instruments including classical guitar, sarod, south Indian violin, 25-string guitar, and table. If you’ve never experienced Indian music that doesn’t accompany a lavish, off-the-wall dance number in a Bollywood movie, now’s your chance to hear it live.

Student Chamber Ensembles

Tuesday, noon, free

Music 115

Intimidated by huge, 100+ -piece orchestras? Then come to Tuesday’s free concert for the smaller ensembles of UC Davis. It’s sure to be an intimate and enjoyable listening experience. See preview in today’s MUSE.

UC Davis Gamelan Ensemble

Tuesday, 5 p.m., free

Delta of Venus Café, 122 B St.

Add some spice to your happy hour on Tuesday with a free performance by the Gamelan Ensemble. The group plays Indonesian and other styles of world music with traditional instruments.

THEATER/MONDAVI

Come Hell and High Water

Tonight – Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., $11

Wright Hall, Main Theater

Granada Artist-in-Residence Dominique Serrand has created a new work that explores the effect of a great flood on people and the landscape. Utilizing song and dance as well as drama and sets designed by graduate student Rose Anne Raphael, Come Hell and High Water promises to be like no other play you’ve ever seen before.

Berlioz: Te Deum

Sunday, 7 p.m., $8

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

Sunday’s concert will feature not one … not two … not three … but five choruses from Northern California, all onstage at the same time. UCD’s University Chorus and Alumni Chorus will be present, along with the Pacific Boychoir, Sacramento Children’s Chorus and Davis Children’s Chorale, with music provided by the University of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra. The program includes Berlioz’s Te Deum and Roman Carnival Overture, and Roussel’s Bacchus et Ariane, Suite No. 2.

Professor Henry Louis Gates

Monday 8 p.m., $17.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

One of the premiere scholars of African American history and identity, Henry Louis Gates is probably best known as the guy who was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct in 2009 when suspected of trying to break into a home, which turned out to be his own. Oh yeah, and President Obama invited him and the police officer who arrested him to the White House for the infamous “Beer Summit.” But Monday’s talk about African American lineage and history will surely be far more enlightening.

UC Davis Concert Band

Wednesday, 7 p.m., $8

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

Yeah! Three cheers for the Concert Band! I don’t mean to be biased, but as a former member of the Concert Band I’m partial to this talented group of musicians who love music and always put on a great show. Support fellow students and listen to an interesting selection of modern and classic pieces for wind instruments (that means no strings, like violin or cello, for the musically-naïve among you).

ART/GALLERY

Author talk: Benjamin Dangl, Dancing With Dynamite

Friday, 7:30 p.m., free

The Avid Reader, 617 Second St.

The full title of Dangl’s book is Dancing With Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America, and it explores the relationship between grassroots social movements and the government in Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and other Latin American countries. Dangl will discuss his work at this free event hosted by The Avid Reader.

El Círculo Espan?ol

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., free

Logos Books, 513 Second St.

Practice your Spanish skills in an informal setting at Logos Books. Perfect for those looking for fun, new vocabulary, or even some help studying for that final in a couple of weeks.

La Table Française

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., free

Logos Books, 513 Second St.

UC Davis students of all levels are welcome to practice their French at the Wednesday conversation group. Bonjour!

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

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