UC Davis Film Festival
Tonight at 8:30 p.m., $7
Davis Varsity Theatre, 616 Second Street
Produced in association with UC Davis Cinema and Technocultural Studies and co-sponsored by Art Studio, the UC Davis Film Festival consists of short films and plays. This will be an evening of unpredictable and exciting short student films that include comedy, drama, animation, documentaries and more.
Spring Quad Show Series: Plastic Villains
Today at noon, free
Plastic Villains performs as part of Entertainment Council’s Spring Quad Show Series today on West Quad. This band is described as “a bunch of friends who came together, jammed and had fun making music in a San Francisco basement, realized they all rocked and started a band.”
Occupella: LocalTones 2012
Tonight at 7 p.m., $5 presale, $10 at the door
Featuring The Spokes, The Liquid Hotplates, The Lounge Lizards and The Afterglow, this night will be filled with talent and entertainment. MC’d by UCD’s Birdstrike Theatre and hosted by The Spokes and The Afterglow, this non-political event is for all parties and denominations.
Monday at 7 p.m., free
Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portgage Bay East
This monthly open mic is an opportunity for anyone to present stories, music and dance as well as watch performers. Usually an acoustic show, sometimes people bring small amplifiers. Tends toward folk music, but all styles are encouraged and welcomed. Featured performer is Five Three Oh.
White Fang, Fine Step, Sneeze Attack, Bad Daddies
Tuesday at 8 p.m., $5
Luigi’s Fun Garden, 214 E Street
Spring Quad Show Series: Marlene Marlene
May 30 at noon, free
A group that has worked together since September of 2010, Marlene Marlene spent its time combining musical interests and backgrounds to develop their own distinct alternative rock identity. Drawing inspiration from groups like The Strokes and The Ramones, they strive to provide great music and enjoy playing live for those who will listen.
UC Davis Jazz Bands
May 30 at 7 p.m., $12 (general)/$8 (student)
Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center
The UC Davis Department of Music presents the UC Davis Jazz Bands show, directed by Delbert Bump.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
May 28 at 7:30 p.m., free
Davis Art Center, 1919 F Street
What does Shakespeare have to do with football, rap, bad Scottish accents and cooking shows? Watch this play that visits each of Shakespeare’s works to find out! Bring a picnic dinner or enjoy BBQ at 6:30 p.m.