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Friday, March 1, 2024

Arts Week


KDVS Fundraiser Show
Friday, April 20, 8 p.m.
Luigi’s Slice, 213 E Street
$5, all ages
Come support KDVS at a local music showcase downtown this Friday. The Young Mings, Marlene Marlene, Ennui Trust and Mondo Babes are featured performers, and with a draw of music, pizza and beer, what more else could you want?

Buster Blue
Friday, April 20, 9:30 p.m.
Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E Street
$5, ages 21+
An emerging Americana Folk band from Reno, Nevada, Buster Blue is promoting their new album When the Silver’s Gone, which was recorded in the world-renowned Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City, Nevada. Using instruments that include horns, banjo, accordion, chains and buckets, the unique sound produced is influenced by Arcade Fire and Radiohead.


The Improvised Shakespeare Company
Thursday, April 19 to 21 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 22 at 3 and 7 p.m.
Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center
$42/$21 (student)
Creating a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style, The Improvised Shakespeare Company puts on a show based on audience suggestion. Seats for the audience are going to be on stage, and since there is no plan for any show, every single evening will be completely unique. Get ready for any sort of extravagant display of power struggles, sword-play, kings, princesses, insults and anything you want to suggest for the show you attend.

Empyrean Ensemble: Songs, Whispers, Tales and Utterances — New Works for Voice
Sunday, April 22 at 7 p.m.
Vanderhoef Studio, Mondavi Center
$20/$8 (child & student)
Although the show starts at 7 p.m., there will be a pre-concert lecture and discussion at 6:15 p.m. with guest composers. This will be an evening full of vocals and instruments that range from the cello to electronics.

The Shins
Monday, April 23 at 8 p.m., $35 (sold out)
Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center
Put on by Another Planet Entertainment in association with Entertainment Council, The Shins are set to take the stage on Monday night with guest Gardens and Villa. Formed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this indie rock band is now based in Portland, Oregon. This popular group just released Port of Morrow on March 20.


The Library Project
Wednesday, April 25, 3 and 5 p.m.
Shields Library
MFA candidate in choreography Christine Germain leads a community dance project in which her dance classes will perform a mostly silent dance routine in the library. The only sounds that will be heard are those created by the dancers’ own bodies and the rustling of paper costumes. Meant to enhance the library experience and make people more aware of the space in which they are studying as well as provide entertainment and inspiration, this event is part of a larger project of the UC Davis Institute for Exploration in Theatre, Dance and Performance.


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