Dec. 3, 8:00 p.m., $37+
Six-time Grammy-award winning artist, Dr. John, will be performing a medley of his unique style of music. His sound reminisces the energy of his hometown of New Orleans and combines genres — jazz, R&B, funk, boogie woogie and psychedelic rock and roll.
Dec. 4, 4:00-6:00 p.m., free
Everson Hall Room 266
Musicologist Benjamin Piekut will be lecturing on his music research titled “Henry Cow, Rock Experimentalism, and the Vernacular Avant-Garde”.
Dec. 5, 8:30 p.m., prices vary from $5 to $10
123 Science Lecture Hall
This a cappella showcase will feature musical arrangements from UC Davis a cappella groups including the Liquid Hotplates, The Afterglow, Jhankaar at UC Davis, The Lounge Lizards, The Spokes, Cloud 9 of UC Santa Cruz and the Davis Chamber Choir.
Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (L.A.S.E.R.)
Dec. 4, 6:30-9:00 p.m., free
3001 Plant & Environmental Sciences, UC Davis
Four speakers will discuss the intersection of art and science, and the importance of continuing to offer cross-disciplinary courses at universities.
THEATER AND DANCE
Dec. 4, 5 and 6, 8:00-10:00 p.m.; Dec. 7, 2:00-4:00 p.m., $15
UC Davis Wyatt Pavillion Theatre
The Department of Theater and Dance will debut their fall musical this Thursday. This off-Broadway production will be directed by Kathy Morison.
Dec. 5, 7:15 p.m.; Dec. 6 and 7, 2:15 p.m., $8
Davis Musical Theatre Company
The DMTC presents the classic tale of orphan Annie, featuring the young talent of Davis.
LITERATURE AND POETRY
SickSpits Fall Poetry Slam featuring Roxy Azari
Dec. 3, 7:00 p.m., free
TCS Building (Art Annex)
Two rounds of slam poetry – one featuring student poets and another by traveling featured poet, Roxy Azari
Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting
Dec. 4, 6:00 p.m., free
This holiday parade begins at the Co-Op and ends at the E Street Plaza where the tree lighting will commence at 6:30 p.m., accompanied by musical performances. There will be free screenings of How The Grinch Stole Christmas at the Davis Varsity Theater (6:00 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.) as well as free horse-drawn carriage rides departing every 20 minutes from the 2nd Street curb.
Holiday Craft Auction
Nov. 12 – Dec. 5
UC Davis Craft Center
Bid for hand-crafted gifts at the Craft Center’s 13th annual Holiday Auction. Closing reception on Dec. 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., where the live auction items will be auctioned off starting at 6:00 p.m. Proceeds from the auction benefit the Craft Center programs.
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