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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Arts Week

MUSIC
ASUCD EC presents: TIPPER // KRADDY // JOE DADDY
Tomorrow at 8 p.m.
Freeborn Hall, $16 (general)/$12 (student)
Entertainment Council brings TIPPER, a prodigy of electronic music tracing back to the UK rave scene of the late 90’s, and KRADDY, an LA based electronic music artist who brings the sound of underground to new audiences. This will be a loud and exciting night in addition to the events during the first night of Whole Earth Festival.

Vocal Art Ensemble
Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m.
United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road
Sunday, May 13 at 4 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road
Suggested donations of $6 to 20
Vocal Art Ensemble, a Davis-based a cappella choral group, performs this weekend at various locations. Poems by Shakespeare, Frost and Rumi will be utilized, and poetry enactments will be directed by Russell St. Clair of Daedalus Performance Company.

Spring Quad Show Series: Oak & Gorski
Tuesday, May 15 at 12 p.m.
West Quad, free
Entertainment Council brings Oak & Gorski, a group with the cello as the lead instrument. After creating their own unique brand of “cello rock,” Oak & Gorski have four albums under their belt and a variety of major placements on television and film. This group has self-booked 12 national and international tours and sold over 30,000 albums — notably, they’ve even shared the stage with Sara Bareilles, Mumford & Sons and Far East Movement.

ART/GALLERY
Summer Solstice SUNday 2012: Call for artists & participants
Tomorrow
If you’re a musician or a designer or involved in the advancement of solar energy, interested in showing your art or creating sun-themed sculptures, tomorrow is the last day to get involved with Summer Solstice SUNday 2012, a festival at the East Area Water Tank. This event takes place June 24 and celebrates the shadows on the new kinetic art installation, Same Sun, falling into place for the first time. Email sofia@lcmuralanddesign.com. More information can be found at http://davistank.blogspot.com.

Gallery 1855: Photographic Works of Pete Eckert
Open House & Reception: Sunday, May 13 at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
On display throughout May 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday
Davis Cemetery District Office, 820 Pole Line Road
Internationally acclaimed artist Pete Eckert, founder of the Blind Photographer’s Guild, is celebrated in an exhibition of his framed photographic works in order to both intrigue and inspire the public.

THEATRE/MONDAVI
Studio 301: RENT
Tonight through Sunday, May 13 & May 17 to 20
8 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Wyatt Pavillion, $16 (general)/$14 (student)
Studio 301 Productions brings the world-famous Tony-and-Pulitzer-Prize-winning rock musical RENT to Wyatt Pavillion starting tonight. The show is directed by Mitchell VanLandingham with musical direction by Elizabeth Tremaine and stage manager Marissa Saravis.

The Memorandum
Tonight to tomorrow at 8 p.m., May 12 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, May 17 to May 19 at 8 p.m.
Wright Hall, Lab A, free
The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance’s Institute for Exploration in Theatre, Dance and Performance presents The Memorandum, written by Vaclav Havel, translated by Vera Blackwell and directed by Alejandro Torres. The production will integrate projections, live video, wacky props, physical comedy, artificial words and the festivities of a massive office party.

Magik*Magik String Quartet
Tuesday, May 15 at 8 p.m. $30 (general)/$15 (student)
Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center
The Mondavi Center Aggie Arts Program presents the Magik*Magik String Quartet, a subset of the San Francisco based Magik*Magik Orchestra. Their mission is to attract new listeners and participants to the orchestral experience. During their Mondavi debut, this performance will explore the duality between chaos and order by performing pairings of music illustrating the contrasts that exist within musical styles.

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