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Arts Week: April 17, 2014

POETRY

Poetry Night Reading Series: Hannah Stein
April 17, 8 to 9:30 p.m., free
The John Natsoulas Gallery
The Natsoulas Gallery holds bi-monthly poetry readings and open mic nights. This week, Hannah Stein, a popular Davis-based poet, will feature her works, among them her most recent poem “A Broken Music,” which focuses on music, history and biographies.

DANCE

Elite Dance Company Showcase
April 19, 8 p.m., $5 to $7
The Arena Theatre
This annual showcase will take place in Wright Hall and will feature choreography from several types of dance including jazz and contemporary.

MUSIC

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
April 17, 12 to 1:00 p.m., free
Yocha Dehe Grand Lobby, Mondavi Center
This free performance from the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and actor David Moore sets Walter Mosley’s short story, “Reply to a Dead Man,” to music. The ensemble boasts flute, oboe, guitar, viola and bass which dramatically carry the audience through the narrative.

HellaCappella
April 18, 7:30 p.m., $10 to $20
Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall
UC Davis’ all-female a cappella group, The Spokes, will host the 10th annual HellaCappella performance. This night of music will feature groups from several colleges including UC Berkeley and University of Oregon.

DESIGN

Design Connections: Ruedi Baur
April 17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., free
Kleiber Hall
Highly-acclaimed designer Ruedi Baur, who has done work for The Louvre, Vienna Airport and most recently the New School in New York, will be lecturing on “Design in Context: From Visual Language to Orientation Systems.”

OTHER

Movie Showing: La Fanciulla Del West
April 18, 7:30 p.m., free
The International House
The International House will be hosting a screening of the movie La Fanciulla Del West as a part of their International Film Series. Come out for refreshments and enjoy the iconic opera.

UC Davis Powwow
April 19, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., free
The Quad
This will be the 42nd Powwow held by the Cross Cultural Center. Through celebrating the art, music and culture of indigenous people, the Powwow seeks to not only educate the community and campus but to empower youth.

Author Event: Microfiction in Miniature and World’s Smallest Book
April 19, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., free
The Avid Reader
Local writer Rick Palkovic will be signing and discussing his newest book, Limit 55. The book is a miniature book and consists of twenty-six 55-word stories accompanied by illustrations from his siblings. The Avid Reader will also be displaying a copy of the world’s smallest book and other miniature books at the event.

COLEMAN PERKINS can be reached at arts@theaggie.org.

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