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Davis, California

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Arts Week

THIS WEEK IN DAVIS

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

Sept. 30, 8 p.m., $35

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

Wayne Shorter Quartet

Oct. 1, 8 p.m., $35

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

Closing Reception of Fall Opener

Today, 6 p.m., free

Room 124, Art Building

MUSIC

Tiesto

Oct. 4, 7 p.m., $40

UC Davis Pavilion

World famous DJ makes his way to small-town Davis! As his exclusive Northern California show, Tiesto will be sure to bring an entertaining and lively show at the UC Davis Pavilion. Don’t miss out on this epic night of dancing your night away.

CAKE

Oct. 6 and 7, 8 p.m., $37

Freeborn Hall

Entertainment Council is doing it big this year with two nights of CAKE. On Oct. 6 and 7, CAKE will bring its American Rock flavor and light up the Freeborn Hall stage.

ART/GALLERY

Closing Reception of Fall Opener

Today, 6 p.m., free

Room 124, Art Building

As the last gallery to be hosted at the “old nelson gallery”, seven Master of Fine Arts Candidates will showcase their artwork. Today’s closing reception will introduce the MFA class of 2012. Additionally, the artists will be in attendance to talk about their work.

The Fifth Annual Davis Jazz Festival: Beyond the Beat Generation

Oct. 5 through 29, varies, free

Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St.

The Natsoulas Gallery hosts its annual Jazz and Beat Festival which pays tribute to the historically significant period of American post-WWII writers and artists. The movement was inspired by Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Howl” in 1956. Be ready to get inspired.

THEATER/MONDAVI

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

Sept. 30, 8 p.m., $35

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

The mandolin is one of those instruments that you don’t see often in the context of Jackson Hall venue. Fourteen-time Grammy winner, Ricky Skaggs, brings folky and life-filled music through his skills with various instruments.

Wayne Shorter Quartet

Oct. 1, 8 p.m., $35

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

Jazz, let alone modern Jazz, is magical when witnessed live. Wayne Shorter will present his work with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers through Miles Davis’ ’60s quintet. The jazzy tunes from cellos and horns will play alongside Danilo Perez’ piano and John Patitucci’s bass.

LITERATURE/POETRY

The Poetry Night Reading Series presents Sandra Gilbert

Oct. 6, 8 p.m., free

Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St.

Along with serving as a venue for art and music, the Natsoulas Gallery also features live poetry reading on Thursday nights. Dr. Andy Jones will host the event presenting Sandra Gilbert who is an influential literary critic and poet.

The Philosopher’s Circle

Oct. 4, 8:30 p.m., free

Logos Books, 513 Second St.

Every Tuesday of the month, Logos Books hosts a Philosopher’s Circle which discusses “big questions”. The Philosopher’s Circle encourages all to join – students as well as community members – to discuss questions about life and religion, among other topics.

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

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