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Monday, June 24, 2024

Arts Week

THIS WEEK IN DAVIS

The Who’s Tommy

Today, 8 p.m., $15

Main Theatre, Wright Hall

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Music on the Green with Kevin Devine

Friday, 6 p.m., free

Central Park, 401 C St.

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UC Davis Jazz Band, “Guest Artists”

Wednesday, 7 p.m., $8

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre

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MUSIC

The Chillage People

Today, 10 p.m., $5

Tres Hermanas, 805 Second St.

It’s Thursday and what better way to celebrate the long week than getting your dance-on on the dance floor? Tonight will be the debut performance of The Chillage People – a group of student composers who just love music and creating contagious electronic beats. The night will feature a range of soul in an eclectic mix.

Music on the Green with Kevin Devine

Friday, 6 p.m., free

Central Park, 401 C St.

There are not many things better than a free concert on the grass, on a warm spring evening. Friday evening, Entertainment Council presents its annual Music on the Green concert event. This year features Kevin Devine, a Brooklyn native with a touch of mellow blues and folk. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and someone to cozy up with.

STAND, Mayday: A Call for Solidarity

Today, 5 p.m., $5

Central Park, 401 C St.

Join a good cause and you get to enjoy good music while doing so? Win-win? Yes. Today in Central Park downtown, STAND (a student anti-genocide coalition) presents its annual concert event. There will be live music by local musicians and a capella groups and spoken-word performances by SickSpits.

AT THE MOVIES

UC Davis Film Festival

Wednesday to Thursday, 8:30 p.m., $7

Davis Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St.

Local artists and truth-seekers will reveal their artistic research and epiphanies through film and cinematography at the UC Davis Film Festival. The technocultural studies, film studies and art studio departments joined forces to create a night that will certainly make you laugh, cry and gasp in awe with a variety of film categories.

THEATER/MONDAVI

The Who’s Tommy

Today, 8 p.m., $15

Main Theatre, Wright Hall

‘Tommy, can you hear me?!’ Get ready to rock out to America’s rock n’ roll Broadway musical. The production is presented by the UC Davis department of theatre and dance as a part of their chosen spring piece. With The Who being a classic in American music, there will be no shortage of intensity as you hear the verses of each song pulsing to the thick beat of heavy guitars and the ensemble cast.

UC Davis Jazz Band, “Guest Artists”

Wednesday, 7 p.m., $8

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre

Let that heart-warming feel of jazz and blues take you over in a performance by composer, arranger and saxophonist Gregory Yasinitsky with UCD’s Jazz band. Yasinitsky has worked with Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Louis Bellson and other renowned musicians in the industry. Musical guests Carlos Medrano (congas) and Tim Acosta (trumpet) will be joining Yasinitsky for the night of smooth music.

The Empyrean Ensemble

Monday, 7 p.m., $8

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre

Need a good de-stressor? What’s better than the sounds of strings and piano melodies to soothe the nerves? The Empyrean Ensemble understands how to create visual music through beautiful repertoire and precision of instruments. They will be premiering compositions by UCD’s music department of graduate student composers.

LITERATURE/POETRY

Sickspits Poetry Slam featuring VerBS & Keno

Friday, 7:30 p.m., free

Art Annex, Technocultural Studies Building

Words. Words. Words. The power of words. Friday night, spoken word group Sickspits will present a night filled with enlightenment and good sensations. Special guests include VerBS from the Patron of the Movement II and Keno from Sacramento. Watch, listen and be prepared to verbally show some love.

Presentation by Author Mark Jerng

Wednesday, noon, free

Memorial Union, The Bookstore Lounge

UCD English professor Mark Jerng will speak about his new book entitled Claiming Others. Jerng tackles the controversial subject of transracial adoption and the issues of race and nationality and how adoption plays into these two factors. There will be a Q&A and book signing after the presentation.

UYEN CAO can be reached at arts@theaggie.org.

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