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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Arts Week

Yolo Film Society film screening: The 400 Blows
Sunday, 7 p.m., recommended donation $2, all ages
Yolo Pleasure Dome (1401 Pole Line Rd)
Join the recently-formed YFS for their very first biweekly meeting and film screening. The evening’s viewing will be Francois Truffaut’s 1959 film The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cents Coup), a timeless classic of youth in rebellion and a landmark for French New Wave cinema.

EC Presents: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Wednesday, Jan 16, $2
Doors open 7 p.m., film starts 7:30 p.m.
Peter A. Rock Hall
ASUCD Entertainment Council presents another on-campus film screening with last year’s adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s popular coming-of-age novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. One of the year’s most praised films, it was directed by the author himself and stars Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller.

Live in Studio A: Sean O’Brien and His Dirty Hands
Tonight, 11 p.m. to midnight, free
KDVS Studio A, 14 Lower Freeborn Hall
Stop by for another weekly live performance at KDVS. This week, the featured artist is Sean O’ Brien and his Dirty Hands, the latest in a long series of California-based rock groups that Sean O’Brien has fronted over the past 25 years. The groups’ latest albums, Goodbye Game (2009) and Future Harvest (2012), received good press in Europe, and consist of an appealing blend of classic and alternative rock styles powered by O’Brien’s songwriting. Space in Studio A is limited, so come early.

Saturate Yolo
Friday, 7 p.m.
Davis Arts Center, 1919 F St.
Experience a uniquely “Yolo-centric” art display, a captivating display of iPhone photos taken in our county and subsequently altered to create an otherworldly effect. There will be more than 60 print photos for viewing, along with a rotating electronic installation displaying more. Much of the original photo content is user-generated by residents of Yolo County.

James Chafee Exhibition
Friday, 7 to 10 p.m., free
John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St.
Detroit native James Chafee, a former art instructor and editorial design artist for major Northern California newspapers including the Sacramento Bee, has since devoted his time fully to the pursuit of painting. In his enigmatic character portraits, said to be in the “figurative” style, we see human figures become impressionistic studies in color, mood and spatial configuration.

Friday, 8:10 p.m., (other showtimes Jan. 4 to Jan. 27), $9 to $18
Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Pena Drive Suite 10
DTMC enters its 29th year of existence with a performance of Stephen Sondheim’s musical, Follies, about the reunion of two struggling couples on the night that their favorite theater is to be demolished. The seven-time Tony Award-winning show is certain to kick off this year’s season on a great note.

Radium Girls
Friday, 8 p.m., $8 students, $10 seniors and $12 general admission
Pamela Trokanski Dance Studio, 2720 Del Rio Place
Part of Acme Theater’s 33rd Season, Radium Girls tells the harrowing true story of the factory girls who fell ill while painting luminous radium watches in the 1920s. We follow dial painter Grace Fryer as she stands up to the U.S. Radium Corporation to seek justice.

ANDREW RUSSELL can be reached at arts@theaggie.org.


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