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Davis, California

Friday, June 14, 2024

Arts Week


MFA Art Studio Exhibition opening reception
Friday, June 7, 5:30 p.m., free
Nelson Gallery
2013 Master of Fine Arts candidates in Art Studio present their work at the Nelson Gallery, located in Nelson Hall. Come view the works by talented artists Andrew Armas, Jason Engelund, Evan Jose, Sarah Julig, Andrea Muñoz Martinez, John Tronsor and May Wilson.


University Chorus Concert
Friday, June 7, 7 p.m., $8 student, $12-17 regular
Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center
The UC Davis Department of Music’s University Chorus will perform folk songs, traditionals, Shaker tunes, Randall Thompson’s setting of “Alleluia,” American spirituals in arrangements by Moses Hogan and works by contemporary and popular composers Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen.

Desert Noises
Friday, June 7, 9 p.m., $5 ages 21+
Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St.

With musical influences like Fleetwood Mac, Tame Impala and Tom Petty, these indie rockers create rich, jangling tunes that mimic the majesty and ruggedness of the American landscape. Along with The Parson Red Heads and Said the Whale, these bands are in the midst of a west coast tour. Enjoy a night of indie rock on the deck of Sophia’s Thai Kitchen.

Tom Brosseau & Tom Watkins
Saturday, June 8, 9:30 p.m., $5 ages 21+
Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St.

Tom Brosseau’s threadbare folk music joins with Grammy Award-winning Tom Watkins (from Nickel Creek and supergroup Works Progress Administration). This duo comes together to bring you a night of indie-folk and bluegrass music.


Davis Shakespeare Ensemble presents ‘As You Like It’
Thursday, June 13, 8 p.m., $10 – $15
UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo, 1 Garrod Drive

Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s second annual summer productions presents one of The Bard’s most celebrated comedies. Don’t miss the laughs, the romance and live mountain music in this production, influenced by Appalachian culture and music.


Author event: ‘As She Left It’ with Catriona McPherson
Friday, June 7, 7:30 p.m., free
The Avid Reader, 617 Second St.

Author Catriona McPherson will discuss her new paperback fiction, As She Left It, a story about uncovering secrets and revealing characters’ dark pasts. Copies of her book will be available for purchase.

Davis Flea Market
Sunday, June 9, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., free

Second Annual Creative Writing Farewell Reading
Wednesday, June 12, 7 p.m., free
Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum

Graduating writers from the Creative Writing MA program will read selections from their theses in the second annual graduate reading on Wyatt Deck. Come enjoy the works of fiction and poetry by these talented student writers. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

— Cristina Fries


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