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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Arts Week

MUSIC
Ok Vancouver Ok, Hawk Jones & Magic Bullets
Saturday, April 7 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 8 at 11 p.m., free
Robot Rocket Rez, 633 M St.
These three groups are set to perform music that encompasses blues, folk, punk and rock music. Donations are encouraged and all ages are welcome.

DANCE
Jess Meets Angus
Tonight and tomorrow, 8 p.m., free
Wright Hall, Lab A
Part of the Just Between Us — The Generation Project, this show encompasses the work of UC Davis Ph.D. candidate Jess Curtis and Scottish performer Angus Balbernie. The show focuses on being men “of a certain age” through theatrical dance and dialogue.

THEATRE/MONDAVI
Davis Shakespeare Ensemble Presents: Relapse
Today and Saturday, April 7, 12 and 14 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 8 and 15 at 7 p.m.
John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St.
Friday, April 13 at 8 p.m.
Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St.
$15/$12/$10
In a retelling of the Orpheus myth with Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Relapse emerges as a devised work by Gia Battista. The journey takes the audience to the Underworld through music, movement and sonnets.

Focus on Opera Film Series: The Elixir of Love
Monday, April 9, 7 p.m.
Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center
$20/$10 (student)
During this specific Focus On Opera high-definition screening session, The Elixir of Love will be shown. Sung in Italian with English subtitles, the event includes a behind-the-scenes interview at intermission. Running 158 minutes, this comedy by Donizetti celebrates innocence in a small Italian-American community in the Napa Valley in 1915.

Sherman Alexie: The Partially True Story of the True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Wednesday, April 11, 8 p.m.
Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center
$40/$20 (student)
Named one of The New Yorker’s 20 top writers for the 21st century, author, poet and screenwriter Sherman Alexie takes part in UC Davis’ Campus Community Book Project. The New York Times Book Review called him “one of the major lyric voices of our time.” He wrote and produced the film Smoke Signals based on his book, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. His first novel, Reservation Blues, won Booklist’s Editor’s Choice Award for Fiction, while The Toughest Indian in the World won the 2001 PEN/Malamud Award that honors excellence in the art of storytelling.

POETRY
Poetry Night Reading Series: Scot Siegel & Laurie Glover
Tonight at 8 p.m., free
John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First Street
Professor Laurie Glover and poet Scot Siegel take part in the twice-monthly poetry event every month. Dr. Glover’s work has appeared in journals such as Feast, Nimrod, Terrain and Women’s Studies. Currently, she is completing her first full-length collection of her poetry, Three Worlds. Her most recent book, California (On the Road Histories) was published in 2011. Poet Siegel’s second full-length poetry collection, Thousands Flee California Wildflowers, was released in 2012. He was awarded a fellowship-residency from Playa in 2012 and has received awards and commendations from Aesthetica Magazine, Nimrod International and the Oregon Poetry Association.

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