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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Arts Week


Poetry in the Garden with Zach Watkins
Thursday, May 30, noon, free
Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum

A composer, musician and poet, Watkins graduated from CSU Hayward with a bachelor of arts degree in music and now lives in Sacramento. Come to the Arboretum for an afternoon of poetry with Zach “OmegaZ” Watkins.

SickSpits Poetry Slam
Tuesday, June 4, 7 p.m., free
Art Annex

The UC Davis-based collective spoken word artists invite you to their Third Annual Poetry Slam, featuring special guest performances by Michael Taber, Tha Dirt Feelin and DJ Odd Job. Poets can sign up to compete with their roughest, rowdiest two to three minute pieces.


Friday, May 31, 6 p.m., free
The Quad

Come out to ASUCD Exec & Entertainment Council’s first ever Lawntopia! Feel free to bring out lawn chairs and beach towels to the Quad to enjoy live musical entertainment. The headlining band, Radical Something, is an LA-based indie trio, blending hip-hop and rock with a California vibe.

UC Davis Chamber Choir Spring Concert
Friday, May 31, 6 p.m., free
Kleiber Hall

The UC Davis Chamber Choir, a student-run vocal ensemble, invites you to their spring concert. Singing largely chamber music, madrigals and occasional modern music, DCC’s a cappella repertoire this spring includes work by Eric Whitacre, spirituals, traditionals like “Down to the River to Pray” (think O Brother, Where Art Thou?), “Moon River” (think Breakfast at Tiffany’s) and other beautiful music.

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, June 2, 7 p.m., $6 student and $12 regular
Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

The UC Davis Department of Music presents the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra. They will perform selected pieces from Tchaikovsky with the Concerto Competition Award winner and Van Gils, the Composition Award winner, along with Dvorák’s Symphony No. 7 in D minor, op. 70.

Alicia Murphy
Wednesday, June 5, Noon, free
The Quad

A 21-year-old singer, songwriter, guitarist and drummer, Alicia Murphy performs quirky, catchy songs about random occurrences of everyday life. Enjoy this UC Davis student’s unique sound, dubbed “humble pop,” for free entertainment on the Quad.

Concert Band
Wednesday, June 5, 7 p.m., $6 student and $12 regular
Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

In their quarterly concerts at the Mondavi Center, the Concert Band performs classic works, transcriptions of symphonic pieces and pieces from band and wind ensemble. Made up of over 55 musicians, the Concert Band includes members from over 30 majors, alumni and community members. Come see their final performance of the year.


2013 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition
June 1 to 22, free
The Nelson Gallery

The MFA candidates in the Fine Arts Andrew Armas, Jason Engelund, Evan Jose, Sarah Julig, Andrea Muñoz Martinez, John Tronsor and May Wilson present their work at the Nelson Gallery on June 1. The installation runs until the end of June. Opening Reception is June 7, 5:30 p.m.


Monsters, Inc. screening
Thursday, May 30, 7:30 p.m., free
Rock Hall

ASUCD Entertainment Council hosts a screening of Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. Though they fuel their world through children’s screams, the monsters themselves are terrified of being contaminated by children. Enjoy the comedic antics and adventures of Sulley and Mike Wazowski once they discover Boo has followed them into their monster world.

Armadillo Music & KDVS Vinyl & Music Fair
Sunday, June 2, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., free
Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.

Here’s your chance to get your hands on some vintage vinyl, cassettes, CDs and DVDs. With over 50 tables, both vendors and customers in search of new music are welcome to buy, sell and exchange goods. Food will be sold and music will be provided by KDVS. Early birds can enter the event at 8:30 a.m. for a fee of $5.

— Cristina Fries


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