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Sunday, April 21, 2024



Mirah, Girls in Trouble

Tonight, 9 p.m., $5

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St.

Let’s here it for the girls! Tonight Sophia’s welcomes two female indie pop acts: Mirah, from San Francisco, and Girls in Trouble, from Brooklyn, New York. Mirah has been compared to Regina Spektor, while singer-songwriter Alicia Jo Rabins’ project Girls in Trouble blends music with stories of women in the Old Testament.

The Universal Steve, San Kazakgascar, Smoke Shovelers

Saturday, 4 p.m., cover fee

Delta of Venus, 122 B St.

For a relaxed musical afternoon, head to Delta of Venus on Saturday. The café welcomes frequent performer San Kazakgascar along with fellow Davis act, The Universal Steve.

KDVS Soul Night

Wednesday, 5 p.m., free

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St.

Starting at 5 p.m., 20 percent of profits from the restaurant and bar will benefit campus radio station KDVS 90.3 FM. At 9 p.m., DJs Tim “Kicksville” Matranga, Don Sequitur, Mr. Glass, Mr. T and Jess will perform.

Wooster, Seamoose

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

Tacos and Beer, 715 Second St.

Santa Cruz-based Wooster will join Tacos and Beer regulars Seamoose on Wednesday night. Wooster’s sound can be described as a mix of blues, reggae and soul. The band has previously performed at the Whole Earth Festival and the Domes.


Davis Feminist Film Festival

Tonight-Friday, 6 p.m., $10

Veterans Memorial Theater, 203 East 14th St.

View short films from independent filmmakers around the world that deal with topics of gender, sexuality and more at the Veterans Memorial Theater tonight and tomorrow. There will also be a silent auction and, tonight, a Q&A with a co-producer of one of the films.


Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain, & Edgar Meyer

Tonight, 8 p.m., $17.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

With master musicians Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer on the banjo, tabla and bass, respectively, you know this will probably be unlike many concerts you’ve seen before. The three jump from world to bluegrass to jazz with ease, resulting in a highly entertaining experience.

Gold Coast Trio

Friday, 8 p.m., $8

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theater

Rachel Vetter Huang (violin), Susan Lamb Cook (cello) and Hao Huang (piano) are the Gold Coast Trio. Friday’s program will include Beethoven’s Trio in B-flat Major, op. 97 (“Archduke”), Martinu’s Trio in D Minor, Zwilich’s Trio and Brahms’ Trio in C Major, op. 87.

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra Picnic Day Performance

Saturday, noon, free

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

In between the parade, food booths and Doxie Derby, be sure to stop by the Mondavi Center for the annual free Symphony Orchestra concert. The ensemble will play Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, featuring Lois Brandwynne on piano.

7th Annual Davis Dance Revolution

Saturday, 7 p.m., $13

Freeborn Hall

A Picnic Day favorite since 2004, Davis Dance Revolution brings together UC Davis dance groups from different cultures and styles into one great show. This year’s performers will include Lion Dance Club, Breakdance Club, Japanese American Student Society, and more. Get your tickets fast before they sell out.

Empyrean Ensemble: “Meanwhile in Europe”

Sunday, 7 p.m., $8

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theater

The Music Department staple of modern music performance, the Empyrean Ensemble, will perform an eclectic lineup of pieces from composers all over the world. Steingrimur Rohloff’s piece The Sinus Experience II was commissioned for the Empyrean Ensemble’s flute, clarinet, vibraphone, violin, viola, cello and piano.


Michael Radin: Playing with Perspective

Through April 21, free

Pence Gallery, 212 D St.

You only have one more week to stop by the Pence Gallery and view Davis photographer Michael Radin’s incredible photos. Some were taken at 50 miles per hour, resulting in blurred fields that play with motion and perspective.

James Magee in concert with Bob Ostertag

Monday, 7:30 p.m., free

Technocultural Studies building (Art Annex)

Sculptor, painter, architect and poet James Magee is perhaps unlike any artist you’ve ever heard of before. As part of his art, Magee creates titles that often sound more like poetry, and his recitation becomes part of the art itself. On Monday, Magee will recite some of his titles, accompanied by music from Technocultural studies professor Bob Ostertag.

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


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