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The low-down on all things art this week in Davis


Open Mic Night

April 23, 6 p.m., free

UC Davis Coffee House

Come check out and support some talented Aggies as they show their stuff through music, standup, improv, poetry and more.

Music of the World Ensembles of UC Davis

April 24, 7 p.m., $20

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Come out for some captivating live music and learn a thing or two about ethnomusicology. The performance features four UC Davis world music ensembles devoted to the melodic styles of Brazil, India, Indonesia and Korea.


The Art of Being an Aggie

April 21 to 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., free

Buehler Alumni Center

In this photography exhibit, UC Davis alumna Sharon Dianne Hollingshead reinterprets the black-and-white works of her late father-in-law. Using pens and oils, Hollingshead puts color into vintage photos of cityscapes, street life and water scenes. The exhibit also features a painting of the Arboretum as a way to show Aggie pride.


Film Screening: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’

April 22, 7:30 p.m., $2

Sciences Lecture Hall 123

ASUCD Entertainment Council will be presenting a screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. In this flick, you can catch Captain Jack Sparrow and blacksmith Will Turner as they ungracefully, yet hilariously rescue Elizabeth Swann from Sparrow’s undead allies.

Film Screening: ‘Documented’

April 23, 6:30 p.m., free

Student Community Center, Meeting Room D

Documented is a documentary that follows Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas after pronouncing himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times. The film showcases his journey from the Philippines to America, his work as an immigration reform activist and his mission to reunite with his mother after not seeing her for 20 years. The screening will be followed by a discussion on the film’s themes.


‘What Doesn’t Kill Us’

April 21, 10 to 11:50 a.m., free

3114 Hart Hall

Join author Brandy Lien Worrall as she reads excerpts from her memoir, What Doesn’t Kill Us, which observes her family’s history with the Vietnam War, as well as her personal battle against Stage III cancer. The reading will be followed by a Q&A / meet-and-greet session and a book signing.

Author Event: Annelies Zijderveld

April 24, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., free

The Avid Reader

Join author and food blogger Annelies Zijderveld as she debuts her first book, Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea. The book explores ways in which tea can add flavor to foods from appetizers to cakes. Tea will be served to guests!


Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

April 24 to 26, 8 p.m. or 3 p.m., $12 to $18

Pamela Trokanski Performing Arts Center

Ever wonder what to do during a zombie apocalypse or life events just as intense? Check out some survival tactics, courtesy of the Pamela Trokanski Performing Dance Theatre.

‘The Wizard of Oz’

April 24 to May 17, 8:15 p.m. or 2:15 p.m., $16 to $18

Davis Musical Theatre Company

Join Dorothy and Toto in trekking the yellow brick road with their charismatic pals. The Davis Musical Theatre Company will be putting on a live production of The Wizard of Oz. Staying true to the MGM film, the production will feature the classic tale and tunes, such as “Over the Rainbow” and “If I Only Had a Brain.”


Culture Night: Mexico

April 24, 6 to 9 p.m., free

International House

Join the International House in exploring traditions and customs of Mexico. The evening will include fruitful hands-on activities, each of which highlight an aspect of Mexico’s rich culture. Activities include live music by Mariachi Cielito Lindo, poetry readings, snacks, crafts and more.

Graphic by Jennifer Wu.


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