Deborah Wong, Ethnomusicologist
Jan. 8, 3 p.m., free
Everson Hall 266
Join ethnomusicologist Deborah Wong in observing Thai and Asian American music. Wong will specifically discuss how ethnomusicology handles sexual themes among cultures.
Jan. 17, time and ticket prices TBA
OK Sweetheart’s music is a soothing blend of indie folk and ’60s soul. Behind OK Sweetheart is singer-songwriter Erin Austin, who created the musical project after working with the Oklahoma music community. Keep up with Third Space’s Facebook page to learn more about the event.
Jan. 19, 7 p.m., $27 to $51
Spend the evening with Jazz vocalist Gregory Porter, who tells moving stories through song. Porter develops a distinct sound by blending traditional Jazz elements with elements of soul, folk and R&B.
SickSpits CUPSI Qualification Slam
Jan. 7, 7 p.m., free
TCS Building (Art Annex)
Come hear the top Fall Slam participants and core SickSpits members dish out some rhymes for a spot on the SickSpits Slam Poetry team. In March, the team will compete against other U.S. college slam poetry teams in part of the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI).
Love and Terror in the Middle East
Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m., free
The Avid Reader
Love and Terror in the Middle East is a book that aims to find peace amid the current conflicts within the Middle East. Join author Dr. Frank Romano in his pursuit to understand and unite the perspectives of different cultures.
Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m., free
Hear the works of Mary Zeppa and Stanley Zumbiel, two poets based in Sacramento. The reading is part of the Quinton Duval Poetry Series, which is currently in its fifth year at Logos Books. Refreshments will be provided.
Jan. 9, 5 p.m., free
Take a stroll through downtown to view the creations of various Davis community members. There will be live music, artist meet-and-greets and refreshments.
Jan. 27, 7 p.m., free
Kicking off the Music and Words festival, Construction is sound artist David Coll’s latest project. The two-part event showcases the compelling fusion of music and installation art.
Jan. 8 to Jan. 11, 7 p.m. or 2 p.m. (matinee), $8 to $10
Veterans Memorial Theatre
Stop Kiss, a play by Diana Son, captures the relationship of two young women, whose love is threatened by homophobia. The story highlights not only the bliss of young love, but also the women’s fight to claim their lives.
International Film Series
Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m., free (donations welcomed)
The International House will be showing The French Minister, a 2013 comedy by Bertrand Tavarnier. The film documents the antics of Arthur Vlaminck, a French yuppie who has newly joined the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.