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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Artsweek

Art extravaganzas this week in Davis

MUSIC AND OPEN MICS

Mixed Open Mic Night

March 3, 6 p.m., free

UC Davis Student Community Center

This showcase provides a space for mixed identifying and mixed heritage folks to express themselves through the likes of spoken word, music and dance. The event welcomes all identities to attend and/or participate.

Splinter Reeds

March 5, 12:05 p.m., free

Mondavi Center

Check out the original works of UC Davis’ graduate student composers! Splinter Reeds is a five-piece group of woodwind players that aim to defy the possibilities of reed instruments.

Thursday Live!

March 5, 7:30 p.m., free

Odd Fellows Hall

Jam to the live sounds of Bay Area singer-songwriter Claudia Russell’s original folk tunes. She will be performing with Bruce Kaplan; together, they are described as an expressive duo with impressionable guitar styles.

 

FILM

Horrible Bosses 2

March 4, 7:30 p.m., free

Rock Hall

If you are in need of a laugh, head over to Entertainment Council’s screening of Horrible Bosses 2. Dale, Kurt and Nick are back again with a new endeavor: to start their own business. Watch the trio scramble to put things together when they fall apart.

One Drop of Love

March 6, 7 p.m., free

UC Davis Student Community Center

One Drop of Love tells the story of how the concept of race manifested in the United States and its effect on the bond between Cox DiGiovanni and her father. Produced by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, the film is a multi-faceted compilation of video recordings, photographs and animation.

 

THEATRE

Robot Planet Rising

March 4, 8 p.m., $27 to $51

Mondavi Center

Come see theatre take a whole new form. Robot Planet Rising is a live-action graphic novel. How does this work, might you ask? Three actors voice will voice all the characters, while sound effects and music are provided by a Foley artist and a pianist. Additionally, more than 1,200 high-resolution comic book panels will navigate audiences’ eyes through the intergalactic journey.

Mulan Jr.

March 6 to Mar. 8, 7:15 p.m. or 2:15 p.m., $8

Davis Musical Theatre Company

See Mulan like you’ve never before! The Davis Musical Theatre Company will be presenting Mulan Jr., performed by the company’s young performers. Based on the 1988 Disney Film, this live performance is packed with action, dance and musical numbers. The show brings back classic Disney tunes, such as “Reflection” and “I’ll Make a Man Out of You.”

 

LITERATURE

Author Event: Garth Stein

March 7, 7:30 p.m., free

The Avid Reader

In celebration of his latest novel, A Sudden Light, Garth Stein will be stopping by The Avid Reader to sign copies. A Sudden Light covers a family’s journey that Stein unravels through intricate panoramas of the Pacific Northwest.

 

EDUCATIONAL

Mixed Myths

March 4, 6 p.m., free

UC Davis Student Community Center

As part of Mixed Heritage Week at UC Davis, Mixed Myths is a showcase that voices community members’ personal experiences with mixed identities. The event aims to expel misconceptions associated with mixed-identified peoples.

World War I Museum Night

March 5, 6 p.m., free

DaVinci Charter Academy

Witness the history of the first World War through the interpretation of the academy’s sophomore students. Through myriad exhibits, from photography to audiovisuals, the students aimed to ultimately answer the question: “How can a WWI museum of remembrance capture the causes and consequences of WWI and reflect how the national international policies affected human lives, psyches and the social, cultural and political developments of the world?”

Graphic by Jennifer Wu

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