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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Arts Week

Night of Blues
Saturday, 7:30 p.m., $8 (advance) | $10 (at the door)
Veterans Memorial Theater, 203 East 14th St.
The City of Davis, Community Services Department celebrates a night of blues with the sounds of Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and Bessie Smith (to name a few). Blue Blazes and The Hucklebucks will lead in the performances and tributes to some of the greatest Chicago and Mississippi blues artists in history.

Jon Pardi
Saturday, 8:30 p.m., $15 (advance) | $20 (at the door)
The Davis Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd.
Relatively new to the country music scene, Jon Pardi is a recording artist from Nashville under the large record label EMI. On Saturday, Pardi will perform a high-energy set which will combine a unique combination of classic rock and country music. To purchase tickets in advance, visit davisgrad.com.

An Intimate Evening with the Glowmen
Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m., $7
Science Lecture Hall 123
In conjunction with The UC Men’s Octet of UC Berkeley, The Afterglow (all-male a capella group in Davis) will host a show dedicated to Valentine’s Day. As The Afterglow states: “Be prepared for a love-y, dove-y evenin’ of music, heartache and lust!”

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Saturday, 7:30 p.m., $2 (students) | $3 (non-students)
Giedt 1001
As a part of Entertainment Council’s annual event, the screening of the iconic Rocky Horror Picture Show will attract a large crowd of dedicated fans of the film. A cast of young performers will be acting out the movie as audience members watch the film to encourage public participation.

The Edge Festival Auditions
Today, 6-10 p.m., free
Wyatt Theatre
The Edge Festival is an annual event that takes place April 12 to 22. As usual, the choreographers and writers of these performance pieces (five-minute monologues, songs, scenes, etc.) need participants to make the devised pieces come alive. Auditions will be held today and all students and faculty are encouraged to audition.

Unity Clap Theatre: De Colores De La Educación
Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 9:30 p.m., free
Wright Hall 101, Lab A
Unity Clap Theatre, a relatively new student Theatre and dramatic arts organization, presents its first show with De Colores De La Educación. The show will be lead by an improvisation piece directed by Ashley Cook and then followed by a one-act comedy directed by Felix Cuma and Lupe Vergara.

The Basement Gallery
Friday to Feb. 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., free
Art Building
Starting Friday, The Basement Gallery and the UC Davis art studio department will begin hosting the annual Winter Art Show. In this exhibition, students will display their best work for an opportunity to win various scholarships to attend various prestigious interdisciplinary art programs. However, the public is welcome to view the artwork while the gallery is open.

Tickets available for spring concerts:

DIM MAK’s Dead Meat Tour: Steve Aoki, Datsik & Special Guest
March 14, 6:30 p.m., $25
Freeborn Hall
Tickets are on sale now. The show is presented by Entertainment Council. Student pre-sale tickets have officially been sold out; however, general admission tickets are still available. Visit the Freeborn Ticket Office or ticketmaster.com to purchase tickets.

U.S. Premiere of Blanche Neige
March 17 at 7 p.m., March 18 at 3 p.m., $20/$32/$37.50 (students)
Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center
As the official U.S. premiere of the internationally acclaimed ballet, Blanche Neige, tickets will be sold out quickly. Make sure to get your tickets today. Visit the Mondavi Box office (hours: noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday) to purchase tickets in advance.

Bon Iver
April 17, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), $29.50 (limited student tickets) | $39.50 (general admission)
Freeborn Hall
Yes, the rumor is true: Bon Iver is coming to Davis! Tickets for this event will go on sale starting Sunday (general admission for $39.50) at 10 a.m. on tickets.com and Monday (limited student tickets for $29.50) at the Freeborn Ticket Office. For student tickets, you are required to bring a student I.D. and there is a maximum of two student I.D. cards per purchase; cash only. Be sure to get in line early since the show is anticipated to sell out quickly. The show is presented by Entertainment Council.

The Shins
April 23, 8 p.m., $35
Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Mondavi Center Ticket Booth or on ticketmaster.com. The show is presented by Entertainment Council, Another Planet Entertainment and the Mondavi Center. Tickets for this show are also selling fast, so reserve your seat now.


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