May 17, 12 p.m., Sudwerks (2001 Second St.)
$10 pre-sale, $15 at the door
The new installment of KDVS’ annual music festival will feature 18 different bands on two stages. The festival will feature Love Cryme, Gentlemen Surfer, Michael RJ Saalman, Tha Dirt Feelin’, Dank Ocean, Whiskey Business and more. FULL DISCLOSURE: The writer works for KDVS.
San Francisco Symphony
May 15, 8 p.m., Mondavi Center
$50 to $107
The San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, will perform three pieces: Lemminkäinen’s Homeward Journey by Sibelius, Bartok’s Violin Concerto No. 2 and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4. Elizabeth Seitz, a music history coordinator from the Boston Conservatory, will give a pre-performance talk at 7 p.m.
Lara Downes: Billie Holliday Remembered
May 17, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., Mondavi Center
$47 to $51
Pianist Lara Downes pays tribute to the musical legend in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Holliday’s birth. The concert will feature solo piano performances of famous songs including “Strange Fruit” and “God Bless The Child.”
UC Davis Film Festival
May 14 and May 22, 10 p.m., The Davis Varsity Theatre (616 Second St.)
$7 per night, $10 two night pass
The 14th annual UC Davis Film Festival features works from students in a variety of genres, including comedy, documentary, animation and experimental.
A Chorus Line
May 16 and May 17, 8:15 p.m.; Sunday, 2:15 p.m., DMTC Theatre (607 Pena Drive)
$9 to $18
Local musical theatre company presents A Chorus Line, a Pulitzer Prize winning musical about auditions for a Broadway show. This production was directed by John Ewing.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
May 16, 7:30 p.m.; May 17, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; May 18, 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Theatre (203 E. 14th St.)
$15, tickets available at Davis Arts Center (1919 F St.)
Local ballet group Hanneke and Company, under the artistic direction of Hanneke Lohse, presents a ballet version of Shakespeare’s comedic tale of mischievous forest spirits.
Seussical: The Musical
May 16 and May 17, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., Wyatt Pavillion
$12 general, $10 student, $5 children under 10
Studio 301 presents their production of the family friendly Broadway musical. The musical was inspired by the works of Dr. Seuss and features characters such as The Cat in the Hat and Horton the Elephant.