October is National Arts and Humanities month and to celebrate, the City of Davis organized art events for every day of the month. “Artober” is Davis’ effort to encourage community members to participate in this month’s plentiful artistic and cultural events in the streets, theaters and galleries of Davis. Exciting events are still to come for the last few days of the month, so don’t miss out.
Davis Shakespeare Ensemble presents Macbeth: The Radio Play
Inspired by radio plays of the 1930s, the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble will present Macbeth in a modernized format with live sound effects and an original contemporary score.
Oct. 24 to Nov. 3; 8 p.m. at UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo
Tickets are $15 for Adults, $12 for Students/Seniors and $10 for Children 12 and under.
From the Top at the Mondavi Center
From the Top, a weekly program broadcasted on NPR and PBS radio programming, will be featuring America’s talented musicians ages 8 to 18 at the Mondavi Center.
8 p.m. at the Mondavi Center, student tickets $31.50 / $23.50 / $17.50, regular tickets $45 / $35 / $24.
Friday, Oct. 26
Eddie Izzard at the Mondavi
Leading British stand-up comedian Eddie Izzard, who has sold out Madison Square Garden and Radio Music Hall with his absurd comic narratives, will be performing at the Mondavi Center.
8 p.m. at the Mondavi Center, student tickets $22.50 / $17.50 / $12.
Artist Talk with Roma Devanbu, “What I Don’t Know,” at the Pence Gallery
Artist Roma Devanbu will talk about her current elaborate paper cut-out sculpture installation at the Pence Gallery, along with a discussion of how her art guides larger philosophical questions about spirituality and existence.
7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St.; free.
Saturday, Oct. 27
Veterans’ Memorial Theatre
As part of “An Evening at the Vets” fall concert series, musician Belle Francisco performs a vibrant mix of folk, jazz, blues and rock that explores justice, human development, love and loss after a personal tragedy inspired her to pick up music as an emotional and creative outlet.
7:30 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Theatre, 203 E 14th St.; free.
Sunday, Oct. 28
Decoration at Davis Art Center
Halloween mask-decorating event at the Davis Art Center with paperboard skull masks and various decorating materials available.
3:15 to 4:15 p.m. at Davis Art Center, 1919 F St.; Free to participate, $2 to $3 suggested donation.
Monday, Oct. 29
Steve Wozniak at the Mondavi Center
Developer of the Apple computer and Silicon Valley icon, Steve Wozniak discusses his life and achievements in a conversation moderated by UC Davis College of Engineering Dean Enrique Lavernia.
8 p.m. at the Mondavi Center; student tickets $31.50 / $23.50 / $17.50 and regular tickets $63 / $47 / $35.
The Avid Reader: California Glaciers
Author and photographer Tim Palmer will discuss his book, California Glaciers, an exploration of the issue of climate change through words and incredible photographs of the icescapes that are fading away due to climate change.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Avid Reader, 617 Second St.; free.
Tuesday, Oct. 30
UCD folklorico group Danzantes Del Alma performance and “Day of the Dead”-themed activities at French Cuff Consignment
UC Davis’ own highly acclaimed folklorico dance group that represents the cultures of various Mexican regions will perform, accompanied by “Day of the Dead”-themed activities, at French Cuff Consignment.
7 p.m. at French Cuff Consignment, 130 G St.; free.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
El Dia de los Muertos Celebration in Downtown
This all-day celebration in Downtown Davis will include an altar for offerings of photos and mementos, Voice of the Wood performance, an El Dia Procession with participants invited to dress in traditional costume and makeup, Cesar Chavez Elementary Choir and Mariachi Puente performance, and a Dia de los Muertos poetry reading.
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in E Street Plaza and Downtown Davis; free.