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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Arts week


Space Jam
Tonight, 7:30 p.m., free
Science Lecture Hall 123
The Entertainment Council presents this classic film in which hall of fame basketball player Michael Jordan attempts to escape the world of basketball only to be drawn into an epic game between cartoon animals. Come for the nostalgia; stay for the Bill Murray cameo.


HellaCappella 2013
Friday, 7:30 p.m., $12 to $15 regular, $9 to $12 student
Mondavi Center
The Spokes present a showcase of a cappella groups from Northern California. Featured groups include The Spokes and The Liquid Hotplates, UC Berkeley’s Men’s Octet, The Golden Overtones, DeCadence and Dil Se, UC Santa Cruz’s Cloud 9 and University of Oregon’s On the Rocks.

Monday, 8 p.m.
Mondavi Center
Indie icon Morrissey’s long delayed tour finally arrives in Davis. Expect the set to consist of solo hits such as “Everyday is like Sunday” as well as his some of his work with The Smiths. The opening act is Kristeen Young, who has previously opened for Morrissey on his 2006 tour.

The Alabama Shakes
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Mondavi Center
The rock group performs in Davis. Their album, Boys and Girls, was ranked as the 34th best album of 2012 by Rolling Stone and their song “Hold On” was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance. The opening act is Michael Kiwanuka, who won the BBC Sound of 2012 poll.


Thomas A. Cahill at The Avid Reader
Saturday, 7:30 p.m., free
The Avid Reader, 617 Second St.
Author Thomas Cahill visits The Avid Reader to discuss his book, Ark: Asteroid Impact. The first in a trilogy, Ark tells the story of a band of Californians who work to survive a cataclysmic asteroid impact.


Urinetown: The Musical
Friday and Saturday, 8:15 p.m., Sunday, 2:15 p.m. $18 regular, $16 student
DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive
The Davis Musical Theatre Company presents their rendition of the 2001 Broadway smash that won the Tony Award for Best Score and Best Book. According to last week’s article by Cristina Fries, Urinetown “pokes fun at government bureaucracy, corporate industries and Broadway musicals themselves through parodying them in almost every scene.” Director Steve Isaacson describes this show as, “Terrible title, terrific show.”


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