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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Arts Week: April 10, 2014 to April 16, 2014

April 12 is UC Davis’ 100th Picnic Day, which will feature a huge variety of events on and off campus. A thorough schedule can be found at picnicday.ucdavis.edu.


2nd Friday ArtAbout
April 11, 5 to 11 p.m., prices vary
Downtown Davis
This is a special pre-Picnic Day edition of the 2nd Friday ArtAbout which features artistic events on display throughout the downtown area. This month features wine tastings at Whole Foods and the Davis Food Co-Op as well as live music at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine.

Design Department Fashion Show
April 12, 1:30 to 3 p.m.; $5 general, $3 student
Freeborn Hall
The UC Davis Fashion and Design Society will present their work at a runway show. The show will feature collections by senior students and individual articles by lower division students.

Davis Dance Revolution 2014
April 12, 7:30 p.m.; $15 student, $20 regular, $7 children
Freeborn Hall
The 10th annual edition of the Picnic Day dance contest will, as always, feature competitors in the traditional and modern dance categories. Modern dancers will include Mobility, Agape and Popping Club, while traditional dancers will include Sunatya, Davis Ballet Company and Vintage Dance Troupe.

“Water” by Judy Yenma
April 14, 1 to 4 p.m., free
Gallery 1855, 820 Pole Line Road
A free open house at Gallery 1855 will exhibit a collection of images by Judy Yenma that focus on water. While water has come up recently due to the drought, Yenma claims that she began working on this collection because water makes her feel relaxed.


Davis Feminist Film Festival
April 10 at 7 pm, local films
April 11 at 6 pm, international films
Suggested donations: $5 for students, $10 for non-students
Veterans Memorial Theatre, 203 E. 14th St.
This film festival focuses on independent films — whether they’re narratives, documentaries or experimental — that address issues of social inequality. The first night will feature films by Jesse Dizard, Sally Tran and Trisha Gum among others, while the second night will feature works from France, Kosovo and Italy.


Vandaveer and Dead Western
April 11, 7:30 p.m., $15 at door
Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Pena Drive
The Davis Live Music Collective presents two bands. Vandaveer is an alt-folk band from Washington, D.C. with four albums under their belt. Dead Western is a psych-folk band from Sacramento whose members include a UC Davis alumnus.

The John Scofield Uberjam Band with the Joshua Light Show
April 12, 8 p.m., tickets $25 to $49
Mondavi Center
This jazz funk outfit will rock Davis on the night of Picnic Day. The band features guitarists John Scofield and Avi Bortnick who performed on Scofield’s 2002 album Uberjam and his 2013 album Uberjam Deux. They will be joined by the light show of Joshua White, a man who worked on light shows at the Fillmore East in the 1960s.

French Cassettes
April 14, 12 p.m., free
The Quad
The first of the Entertainment Council’s noon shows this quarter will feature SF-based indie rock band French Cassettes. They’ve been around since 2006 and they make music that’s perfectly fitting for a sunny day.


MFA Thesis Performances
April 10 through April 13, 6 p.m.; April 12, 11 p.m.; April 13, 3 p.m.
Suggested donation: $5
Around Wright Hall Lab A and Wyatt Theater, UC Davis Arboretum
This program features two sets of performances, each roughly 90 minutes and representing the work of three MFA students. The first program, which begins in Lab A, features the work of Lindsay Beamish, Deirdre Morris and Mary Ann Brooks. The second program, which begins in the Wyatt Theatre, features the work of Peet Cocke, Andrea del Moral and Amanda Vitiello-Jensen.


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