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Friday, May 17, 2024



Waiting for Bruce, Newz Makers

Tonight, 7:30 p.m., free

Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St.

All ages are welcome to attend this free show by two local cover bands. Waiting for Bruce sticks to blues classics, and Newz Makers play classic rock and R&B. Drinks will be sold inside.

Turvey, Mona & Janaki, Byron & Ilan, The Telling, Morgan S. Woolf (comedy)

Tonight, 8 p.m., $3 to $10 donation

Tacos and Beer, 715 Second St.

Tacos and Beer has a full lineup of live music, DJs and stand-up comedy tonight. Donations will help support efforts to save the Domes housing, which will close this summer.

Yolo Mambo

Friday, 7 p.m., free

Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St.

Can you believe it’s already time for another 2nd Friday ArtAbout? Well, it is, and that means you again have the opportunity to hear Yolo Mambo perform at the Natsoulas Gallery. If you’re downtown on Friday night, don’t forget to stop by.

Shearing Pinx, Gaarth, Wreck & Reference, World Losers

Friday, 8:30 p.m., $5 to $6

The Hub, Sacramento

KDVS presents Vancouver’s Shearing Pinx and an eclectic lineup of black metal, metallic and psych-punk bands.

Keep HOPE Alive feat. Seamoose, Zion I, SOJA

Sunday, 8 p.m., $19

UC Davis Freeborn Hall

Charitable organizations, including the Sheila Kar Health Foundation and Davis H.O.P.E Foundation, come together to promote awareness to helping those in need. Three Bay Area artists will perform and Professor Charles Bamforth will host the concert. See the preview in today’s MUSE.


The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

Friday, 8 p.m., $25

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

Musicians from more than 20 countries make up The Silk Road Ensemble, which was started by famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 2000. The ensemble is also a nonprofit organization that hopes to bridge the gap between nations through music. The concert on Friday is currently sold out, but you may get on the waiting list for any returned tickets.

Lara Downes, piano

Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., $17.50

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theater

Frequent Mondavi Center performer Laura Downes will perform a piece entitled, “Long Time Coming: The Music of Duke Ellington and David Sanford.” The show combines spoken word, music and film to reflect on Ellington’s legacy and continued impact of American music.

Sarah Silverman Live

Sunday, 7 p.m., $12.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

Get ready, Aggies: Sarah Silverman is coming to town, and the gloves are off. The comedienne, actress and author (don’t tell me you’ve never seen her hilarious music video “I’m F***ing Matt Damon”) will no doubt sound off on everything from her life and upbringing to pop culture and current events at Sunday’s stand-up performance. For mature audiences only.

China Philharmonic Orchestra

Tuesday, 8 p.m., $22.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

In the big scheme of China’s thousands-of-years-old history, the China Philharmonic Orchestra is shockingly young – it was established in 2000 – but it has quickly emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the symphonic music world.

Max Raabe & Palast Ochester

Wednesday, 8 p.m., $12.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

If you’ve ever seen (and loved) the classic musical Cabaret, you’ll want to see Max Raabe and the Palast Ochester on Wednesday night. The Berlin-based ensemble brings Weimar-era cabaret to back to life with accurate yet modern interpretations of that unmistakable jazzy sound.


Engendered opening reception

Friday, 6 p.m., free

Delta of Venus, 122 B St.

The Davis Feminist Film Festival’s feminist art show, entitled Engendered, will hold its opening reception at Delta of Venus. Artists include Michelle Steen, Cassandra Sechler, Julia Litman-Cleper, Naomi Vanderkindren and Allison Wachtel, among others. Get psyched for the upcoming film festival and discover new artists at the same time.

Author talk: Elizabeth Freeman, Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Histories

Wednesday, noon, free

Memorial Union Bookstore

UC Davis professor of English Elizabeth Freeman will discuss her new book, which examines the effects of time and history on queer identities and struggles. The talk will be followed by a book signing and Q&A session.

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


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