Today, 5 p.m., free
Armadillo Msuic, 205 F St.
Portland singer-songwriter Shelley Short will give an in-store performance at Armadillo Music tonight.
Cinco de Mayo Dance Party feat. Zapato Viejo & Friends
Tonight, 7:30 p.m., free
Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St.
Feliz Cinco de Mayo! All ages are invited to enjoy free music in celebration of one of Mexico’s biggest holidays. Zapato Viejo performs Latin American songs with traditional and contemporary instruments.
Tonight, 8 p.m., $18
UC Davis can has RJD2? Yes! After canceling his first scheduled concert in January due to weather-related travel issues, hip-hop giant RJD2 will finally take the Freeborn stage tonight. All tickets from the original date are still valid and more are available. Don’t miss out on the chance to see one of music’s great innovators in person.
Friday, 8 p.m., $5 to $15 donation
Davis Art Center, 1919 F St.
The Davis Art Center’s annual Classical Guitar series concludes with Trio 7. Included in the group are Davis guitar instructor and performer Matthew Grasso, who helped organize the series, Eric Rasmussen and Matthew Foley. If you haven’t already gotten in on the DAC’s sweet guitar action, now’s your last chance to experience the beauty and fun of classical guitar performances.
American Bach Soloists
Monday, 8 p.m., $17
Davis Community Church, 412 C St.
The American Bach Soloists’ American Bach Choir, led by UC Davis’ Jeffrey Thomas, will perform Bach’s Magnificat in D Major and Antonio Lotti’s Mass for Three Choirs.
Monday, 9 p.m., free
KetMoRee, 238 G St.
Davis world music staple Yolo Mambo will take its signature style to KetMoRee on Monday. The band’s music, inspired by cultures around the world, could be a nice change from the restaurant’s typical mood music, so check it out.
AT THE MOVIES
Tonight, 7:15 p.m., free
Dining Services’ sustainability coordinators will offer a free screening of the food industry documentary Food Inc. tonight in Regan Main, in the Segundo housing area. Attendees can enjoy free vegan and vegetarian pizza, popcorn, fruit and beverages. RSVP to Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THEATER / MONDAVI
Roby Lakatos Ensemble
Tonight, 8 p.m., $12.50
Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall
Roby Lakatos will bring his unique hybrid of classical standards and bohemian stylings to the Mondavi Center tonight. Lakatos has performed all over the world and is part gypsy violinist, part jazz improviser and part classical maestro. His concert promises to be one-of-a-kind and a treat for fans of any musical genre.
The Moby Dick Variations
Tonight to Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., $12
Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theater
The theater and dance department presents this original work by master of fine arts directing candidate John Zibell. Herman Melville’s classic tale of Captain Ahab and the great whale Moby Dick is reimagined from the perspectives of multiple characters in the book and the audience will be invited onstage. See preview in today’s MUSE.
Professor Henry Louis Gates
Monday, 8 p.m., $17.50
Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall
Renowned Harvard scholar Professor Henry Louis Gates’ lecture was rescheduled to Monday after a few months’ delay. You may remember the infamous “Beer Summit” incident, in which Gates was accused by a white police officer of breaking and entering while attempting to climb in the window of his own home. After weeks of heated debate, President Obama invited both to the White House to discuss the issue. Monday’s talk will delve into the history and culture of African Americans.
ART / GALLERY
Author talk: Dr. Beth Rose Middleton, Trust in the Land: New Direction in Tribal Conversation
Tuesday, noon, free
Memorial Union Bookstore
UC Davis Professor of Native American studies Dr. Beth Rose Middleton will discuss her new book at the Bookstore. The book details the Native American land conservation movement and is geared toward conservationists, government officials and anyone interested in land conservation, not just Native peoples. A Q&A session and signing will follow the talk.
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