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Artsweek: March 31, 2011

MUSIC

Marina Horak, piano

Today, noon, free

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Marina Horak takes the stage in today’s free Shinkoskey Noon concert with an exciting program of piano classics. The program includes Scarlatti’s Two Sonatas, Beethoven’s Sonata in E-flat Major, op. 31, Jana?ek’s Sonata 1.X (“From the Street”) and Mati?i?’s Sonata (1960).

Beauty and the Beats

Thursday, 8 p.m., $3 or free with purchase of ticket to Davis Feminist Film Festival

Tacos and Beer, 715 Second St.

DJ Purr, Lady Mix-a-lot and DJ StraightNasty will spin the beats at this benefit for the upcoming Davis Feminist Film Festival. Dance the night away and help support one of Davis’ great film events of the year

The California Honeydrops

Friday, 10 p.m., $5

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St.

Frequent Sophia’s performers The California Honeydrops have become well-known in the Bay Area for their unique blend of jazz, Americana, blues and more. The San Francisco Weekly named them the best R&B/Soul band in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their new album Spreadin’ Honey is now available.

Henry Wolfe

Saturday, 9:30 p.m., $5

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St.

The former frontman of NYC indie band Bravo Silva, Henry Wolfe, will play a solo set at Sophia’s this Saturday. His new album just dropped on Monday and he was named on of the Los Angeles Times’ 2011 Faces to Watch in music.

Funk Night featuring Seamoose and Dirty Boots

Wednesday, 9:30 p.m., $3

Tacos and Beer, 715 Second St.

Grab some $1 beers and chill out at Tacos and Beer’s weekly Funk Night, this time featuring Davis-based reggae/funk/rock band Seamoose and hip hop/soul band Dirty Boots, from San Francisco. What else have you got to do on a Wednesday night, huh?

AT THE MOVIES

The Social Network

Thursday, 7 p.m., free

Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center, AGR room

The movie about how a socially awkward Harvard sophomore created the website that changed the world was robbed of a Best Picture win at this year’s Oscars, but that doesn’t mean it’s not fabulous. Great performances, a thumping electronic score and Aaron Sorkin’s rapid-fire dialogue make The Social Network one of the most exciting and thought-provoking films of the year. The Student Alumni Association is hosting the screening and will provide snacks and drinks.

THEATER / MONDAVI

The Sonnet Project

Thursday – Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., $8

UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble presents an original piece directed by senior English major Gia Battista. The show explores many of Shakespeare’s sonnets, combining current students, alumni, performance art, music and more.

Branford Marsalis Quartet and Terence Blanchard Quintet

Friday, 8 p.m., $17.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

As part of the Capital Public Radio Jackson Hall Jazz series, Friday’s event will feature a double bill of two of the most invigorating groups in jazz, the quartet and quintet of Branford Marsalis and Terence Blanchard. Blanchard has composed music for two Spike Lee films and Marsalis leads one of the most renowned jazz quartets in the world.

Takacs Quartet featuring Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano

Saturday, 8 p.m., $17.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

The acclaimed classical quartet will be joined by 22-year-old piano prodigy “Nobu,” who is, if you can believe it, blind since birth. The program will feature works by Bartok, Haydn and Schumann.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m., $17.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

The Alvin Ailey Dance Company blends modern dance with African culture to create an experience that is completely unique. The company will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Revelations, a piece that uses traditional spirituals to pay homage to African American culture.

ART / GALLERY

“Least Favorite: Josh Greene” Opening Reception

Thursday, 5:30 p.m., free

Nelson Gallery (formerly University Club), Old Davis Rd.

Josh Greene is a San Francisco-based art humorist. His exhibit at the Nelson Gallery features text-based works in which his family offers critiques of his work. It’s sure to be a funny and enlightening exhibit.

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

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