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Monday, May 20, 2024


Get your art fix this week in Davis


Open Mic Night IV

May 21, 6 to 8 p.m., free

UC Davis Coffee House

Come support fellow Aggies in doing what they do best, and maybe sip on a cup of Joe while you are at it! Though the acts are to be announced, previous open mics have featured musical performances, dance numbers and stand up. Open Mic Night is open only to students.

House Show

May 21, 8 p.m., $5

The Morgue

Catch some tunes from The Woolen Men (PDX), Andrew Diamond Folk Implosion and Wild Kings. The vibe for the night is a fueled blend of experimental rock and punk. Though admission is free, donations for the touring bands are appreciated!

KDVS’ Operation Restore Maximum Freedom Festival

May 23, 12 to 10 p.m., $10

Third Space

Check out some live music, treat yourself to some grub and make some art – all while supporting the UC Davis radio station. This will be KDVS’ fifteenth Operation Restore event, which is set to feature 18 bands, food by Raja’s Tandoor and Redrum Burger, beverages by Sudwerk Brewing Co. and crafts by the Sacramento Indie Craft Fair. Operation Restore aims to keep the music, especially our campus station and local music scene, alive.



UC Davis Film Festival

May 20, 10 to 11:30 p.m., price TBA

Varsity Theatre

An annual Aggie event, the Davis Film Festival showcases works of undergraduate and graduate students across campus.

Me, Earl and the Dying Girl

May 20, 7:30 p.m., free

Regal Davis Stadium 5

Join the ASUCD Entertainment Council for a free advanced screening of the 2015 Sundance Audience Award winner. The film follows a 17 year-old who finds escape from high school craze by making DIY film parodies. Me, Earl and the Dying Girl is the latest coming-of-age to sweep audiences.



ShortsNLongs MayMayMay Event!

May 20, 8 to 10 p.m., free

Third Space

Put yourself in someone else’s shoes for the night. ShortsNLongs is cozy space where the Davis community can share life experiences in story form. The month of May’s theme is “Not What I Expected,” which might or might not give you a taste of what you are in for.

Medieval Poetry & English History Workshop

May 21, 6 to 8 p.m., free

Logos Books

Take an evening to appreciate a classic art form. This medieval-themed workshop introduces some key steps to mastering Medieval English, as well as a taste of poetry throughout history!



Playing With Fire: One-act Comedies

May 20 and 21, 7 p.m., $18

Davis Veterans Memorial Center Theatre

Playing With Fire marks The Art Theatre of Davis’ fourth production. The show will feature three mini plays, each by different writers. From infidelity, to madmen and to retired life, Playing With Fire is set to be an eventful night.

God of Carnage

May 21 to 23, 8 p.m., $5 suggested donation

Wright Hall

Come support MFA students as they perform the dark comedy, God of Carnage. The play follows two sets of parents as they attempt to sort out a dispute between their children, only to find themselves unleashing their own inner child.

The Heart of Robin Hood

May 22 to 25, 7 p.m., free

Davis Arts Center

Presented by the Acme Theatre Company, The Heart of Robin Hood takes on the legendary tale with a new twist. Here, Robin Hood is no longer a hero to the impoverished. It is up to Marion to protect the people and to change Hood’s ways. The show is outdoors, so bringing blankets and lawn chairs is suggested. Also, stop by at 5:30 p.m. for the pre-show barbecue!

Graphic by Jennifer Wu.


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