Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Nov. 18, 8 p.m., prices vary
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Grammy-winning trumpeter Irvin Mayfield will lead the 18-piece New Orlean Jazz Orchestra through New Orleans musical classics and works by Basie and Ellington. There will be a 7 p.m. pre-performance talk in Jackson Hall.
Instagon with Suzuki Junzo, Chopstick, and more
Nov. 23, 7 p.m., $5
The Morgue, 1919 Wahl Way
This house show will feature performances by bands Suzuki Junzo (touring from Japan), Chopstick, Instagon, Mulva Myiasis with the Dutchess and Friends.
Village Homes Arts & Crafts Fair
Nov. 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., free
Village Homes Community Cente, 2661 Portage Bay East
This craft fair features woodblock prints, functional pottery, nature artwork, jewelry, paintings, knitted goods, handmade books, beeswax candles and much more. Live music and free hot chocolate / cider will be provided.
Davis Art Salon: Synesthesia
Nov. 22, 7 to 9 p.m., free
Richard L. Nelson Gallery
The Davis Art Salon will be featuring artists who use synesthesia (the phenomena of intermingled bodily senses) as inspiration for their work. Attendees are encouraged to vote for their favorite artists. The winner will be given a week-long solo show in the Richard L. Nelson Gallery.
In addition to the art, Dr. Bryan Alvarez and Lauren Traetto will present research on and experiences with synesthesia. Food and musical entertainment will be provided.
THEATER AND DANCE
‘My Fair Lady’
Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 at 8:15 p.m., Nov. 23 at 2:15 p.m., $16
Nov. 22 at 2:15 p.m., $8
Both shows will be at DMTC Performing Arts Center
These two Broadway classics will be presented by Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre and will feature some of Davis’s best young talent.
LITERATURE AND POETRY
SickSpits November Open Mic: Featuring Mobility
Nov. 19, 7 to 9 p.m., free
TCS Building (Art Annex)
This week’s SickSpits will feature a performance by the Mobility dance troupe. Open mic sign-ups start at 6:45 p.m.
Nov. 20, 8 p.m., free
John Natsoulas Gallery
The featured reader begins at 8 p.m. and will be followed by an open mic at 9 p.m.
TedxUCDavis Salon: “Roots of Inspiration”
Nov. 22, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., $5
This event will highlight four speakers and two performers from the community who collectively examine the roots of inspiration and what it means to them.