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Monday, July 22, 2024

Artsweek

MUSIC

Undergraduate Composers Concert

Today, noon, free

Music 115

Ever tried to write your own song? FYI, it’s really, really hard. All the more reason to come check out a concert of works composed by undergraduate music students today at noon in Music 115.

Flatland Food Collective FUNKraiser

Friday, 7 p.m., $5-10

548 Oak Ave., Davis

Help support the upcoming Flatland Food Collective, an “ethically-sourced, cooperatively-run, sustainable café,” according to its Facebook event page. The event will feature live music, food, drinks, a raffle and a thrift sale. All who are inclined are also encouraged to donate items to the raffle.

Miss Lonely Hearts

Friday, 10 p.m., $3

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St.

Though their name would lead you to believe otherwise, Miss Lonely Hearts is actually made up of four guys. With an Americana/folk vibe, the quartet’s lyrics and melodies are tragic but beautiful, and sure to be remembered long after the show is over.

AT THE MOVIES

Pulp Fiction

Friday, 8 p.m., free

East Quad

Last week’s scheduled Pulp Fiction screening on the Quad was cancelled due to rain, so it has been moved to Friday. The original movie for tomorrow night, Mrs. Doubtfire, will be screened in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for updates. In the meantime, grab some tasty beverages (and don’t forget your watch) and make your way to the Quad to see one of the great cult classics of our lifetime.

THEATER/MONDAVI

Linda Bair Dance Company Presents: Burst

Tonight-Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., $10

Veterans Memorial Center Theater, 203 E. 14th St., Davis

In honor of National Dance Week and an especially prolific season, the Linda Bair Dance Company presents Burst, which will feature premieres of three new works and two of the company’s signature pieces. Linda Bair proves you don’t need to be based in a big city to have impressive talent.

David Sedaris

Tonight, 8 p.m., $12.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

This talk is currently sold out, and for good reason: David Sedaris is one of the funniest authors working today. From his memoirs of his unorthodox upbringing Me Talk Pretty One Day and When You Are Engulfed in Flames to short story collection Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modern Bestiary, you can always count on Sedaris to be sharply satirical and painfully hilarious. Get on the waiting list if you have to, because this is one lecture you do not want to miss.

Pablo Ziegler: Beyond Tango

Friday, 8 p.m., $12.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

Immerse yourself in the sultry sounds of Argentinean tango at Grammy-winning pianist Pablo Ziegler’s show. His 12-piece band continues the legacy of Astor Piazzolla’s New Tango Quintet of 1978 and develops the genre further for new generations.

Telemark Dance Troupe Annual Showcase

Tonight-Saturday, 8 p.m., $8

Wright Hall, Main Theater

Student dance group Telemark will perform its annual showcase, featuring Latin, ballroom, swing and more. Since it’s the group’s 20th anniversary, the show is sure to be even bigger and better than ever before.

Lucinda Childs: DANCE

Tuesday, 8 p.m., $12.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

Choreographer and dancer Lucinda Childs collaborated with composer Philip Glass and visual artist Sol LeWitt to create a multi-disciplinary work that illustrates the true power of dance. It is being performed at the Mondavi Center on Tuesday following its creation in 1973 and revival in 2009.

ART/GALLERY

Boots, Bags and Bikinis

Through June 3, free

Pence Art Gallery, 212 D St.

Sculptors Melissa Woodburn, Antonia Lawson and Carol Durham have created pieces reflective of female beauty, though they are anything but identical. Woodburn sculpts purses out of clay, Lawson’s bikinis are ceramic and Durham’s life-size mixed-media shoes represent their owner’s unique personalities. All works give new meaning and significance to the objects women take for granted every day.

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

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