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ARTober : A 31 Day Event Celebrating Arts & Entertainment

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ARTober is a month long celebration that will highlight Davis artists in the streets, galleries, studios and theaters. It’s Davis Downtown’s celebration of National Arts and Humanities month, all October long. ARTober  features 31 days of arts and culture in Downtown Davis and beyond, showcasing artists, performers, musicians, writers, arts organizations and arts partners.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Art / Exhibition Opening)
Gallery 1855, Davis Cemetery & Arboretum, 820 Pole Line Rd., 530-756-7807, gallery1855.weebly.com
Celebration of Life – Come out for the opening day of the community art exhibition, which runs from Oct. 1 – 31 with performances on Oct. 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., featuring BOB BRALOVE and Musical Friends.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Live Music / Farmer’s Market)
Davis Farmer’s Market, Central Park, 530-756-1695, davisfarmersmarket.org
Live music by Odd Man Out  – Folk/60s and 70s Rock

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Art and Science Talk / Networking)
UC Davis Plant and Environmental Sciences, 3001 PES (Plant and Environmental Sciences) Building
Inaugural UC Davis Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous – Lecture series on the fusion of art and science, featuring talks by Donna Billick, Dr. Diane Ulman, Bob Ostertage, Meredith Tromble/Jordan Van Aalsburg, and Dr. James P. Crutchfield. Moderated and organized by Ann Davidson. Free.

 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Poetry / Open Mic)
John Natsoulas Gallery
, 521 First St., 530-756-3938, natsoulas.com
Poetry Night and Open Mic – MC’d by Dr. Andy Jones

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4
4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Artist Reception / Studio Tour / Crafting / Art Demos)
Radiate Art Collective, 231 G St. (Studio 21, 26 and 29), radiate-art.com
ARTober Celebration – Drop by the Radiate Art Collective for a studio tour featuring Lauren Brandy, Stacie Frerichs, Amy & Bill Habicht, Kyle Monhollen, Schorré Oldham, Thelma Watherford, and Jan Wolf (Studio 21, 26, and 29). Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, view their work, and see coaster print demonstrations with Stacie Frerichs, and craft with the whole family at Jan Wolf ‘s studio. Music by the band, Bradriel, will be performed live in the courtyard. Free.

8 p.m. (Opera / Performance)
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, 9399 Old Davis Rd., 530-754-2787, mondaviarts.org
Rising Stars of Opera – Rising Stars of Opera presents San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellows, a select group of exceptionally gifted young singers who are gracing renowned opera house stages throughout the world. Now a celebrated Mondavi Center tradition, the Rising Stars of Opera performance will feature Adler alumnus tenor Brian Jagde and current Adler Fellows baritone Ao Li and bass-baritone Philippe Sly with arias and duets from Puccini’s Tosca and Verdi’s Don Carlo.

This special event is provided free to the community through the generosity of our dear Mondavi Center friend, Barbara K. Jackson. Free (Reserve Seats).

Opening Day (Film)
Varsity Theatre
, 616 Second St., 530-758-5284, davisvarsity.net
Populaire – 1958. Rose is a terrible secretary but a demon typist. Her handsome boss resolves to turn her into the fastest girl in the world. Director: Regis Roinsard.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5
DDDFWSC2013logosmallweb2 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Live Music)
Discover Downtown Davis, D Street between 1st and 2nd
Fall Welcome Street Concert – D Street will be closed off for a FREE concert featuring 6 bands: THE FAMILY CREST, Cold Eskimo, The Seshen, Races, Only You, and Big Tree. All ages. Free.

1 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Live Music / Art)
John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St., 530-756-3938, natsoulas.com
7th Annual Jazz and Beat Festival – The Beat Goes on! Experience an intimate festival filled with poetry readings and painting improvisation set to the rhythm of live jazz. Hosted by the Cultural Action Committee, this is a unique opportunity for attendees to experience exclusive performances, a thorough collection of Beat art, and later meet firsthand with the world-renowned poets, jazz musicians, and painters of the Beat Generation. Free.

10 a.m. and 2 p.m and 8:30 p.m. (Piano)
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, 9399 Old Davis Rd., 530-754-2787, mondaviarts.org
Stewart Goodyear, piano – Ludwig Van Beethoven wrote 32 piano sonatas between 1795– 1822—a span of more than 25 years. Acclaimed young pianist Stewart Goodyear will play the entire cycle, from memory, in less than 24 hours! Known for his imaginative playing (he is one of the rare classical musicians to always improvise his cadenzas when performing concertos from the classical period), Goodyear’s decision to tackle these masterworks in one day is an inspired choice. “The Beethoven piano sonatas are what compelled me to become a pianist, and I knew that my first solo recordings must start with all of them,” Goodyear says in the liner notes to his recording of the Beethoven cycle. “I cannot choose a group from these sonatas to record and feel whole. From the time I first heard them, I saw all the sonatas as a set, a retrospective of Beethoven’s art and his life.”
Program 1: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Op. 49, 1-2; Op. 2 to Op. 22 (includes “Pathetique”)
Program 2: 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Op. 26 to Op. 57 (includes “Moonlight,” “Pastoral” and “Appassionata”)
Program 3: 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. – Op. 78 to Op. 111 (includes “Hammerklavier” and the remarkable late sonatas)
$12.50 – $55.

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. & 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. (Crafting)
Davis Art Center
, 1919 F St., 530-756-4100, davisartcenter.org
Davis Art Center Elves Jewelry Jubilee – This ARTober, help the Davis Art Center get ready for the holidays by crafting with the whole family! In this free craft workshop, you will make simple and beautiful beaded jewelry for the Green Table in the Children’s Secret Store at our annual Holiday Sale.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6
ArtOber
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Arts and Crafts Fair / Crafting / Live Music)
Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair, Central Park, squaretomatoescrafts.com
Spooks, Spirits, and Students – Come out to the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair and look for Day of the Dead paintings by John Huerta, find skeleton dancers, demon cats, bad crows by Sally Parker, and discover crafts and foods by over 40 vendors! Arrive at noon to hear spooky stories and come any time to make your own polymer clay “sugar” skull pendants with instructor, Jamie Lund. Watch a live performance by Dasha Byers playing spooky, electronic, swing music.

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (String Quartet)
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, 9399 Old Davis Rd., 530-754-2787, mondaviarts.org
Alexander String Quartet – After a lively exploration of works by Franz Schubert, the acclaimed Alexander String Quartet turns to Zoltán Kodály and Bela Bartók, two Hungarian composers who dramatically influenced the sound of music in the 20th century. The Alexander String Quartet, a major artistic presence in its home base of San Francisco, is a fixture in the music capitals of four continents, securing its place among the world’s foremost ensembles. Admired for its interpretations of major classical works, the ensemble also established itself as an important advocate of new music through more than 25 commissions and numerous premiere performances. $24.50 – $54.

7 p.m. (Orchestra)
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, 9399 Old Davis Rd., 530-754-2787, mondaviarts.org
Asphalt Orchestra – Asphalt Orchestra unleashes innovative music from concert halls, rock clubs and jazz basements and takes it to the streets and beyond. Bringing together rock, jazz and classical players from New York City, this wild collective boldly fuses all sorts of sounds into one genre-bending but coherent melody. Unpack the Elephant is a wild musical ride driven by the tunes, and Asphalt’s band members physically bring the music to life. Configurations are created and torn apart; order is wrested from chaos; alliances are formed and lost. Rousing, ingenious, eclectic, Asphalt Orchestra reveals a new form altogether—a mobile-musical-dramatic ensemble, bringing its unstoppable sound and top-notch talent to the stage. $25 – $49.

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7
All day. (Public Art Walk)
Davis Public Art Walk, F St. to I St., Third St. to Fifth St.
Go on your own self guided tour to explore the public art in Davis! Check out the interactive art map or download the Downtown Davis Mobile App to have the Public Art Walk with Youtube clips at your fingertips!
Use the Transmedia Art Map
Featured works:

#13, Homage to Pieter Bruegel, the Elder by Davis Mural Team (mural)
#14, Museum View by Jennifer Pochinski (mural)
#15, No Parking by Ted Fontaine (mural)
#16, Collaboration by ceramics college students of California (sculpture)
#17, Village Farm by Victoria Smith (mural)
#18, Blue Blaze by Wes Horn (sculpture)
#19, Guardians of the Grape by James Chaffee (mural)
#20, Taking the Scenic Route by Mark Rivera (mural)
#21, Albino Bigfoot by Finley Fryer (sculpture)

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Free Dance Class)
Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place, 530-756-3949, trokanski.com
Michael Jackson’s Thriller – Celebrate Halloween by learning how to dance Michael Jackson’s Thriller! Take one to all four classes (whatever fits your needs)! All Ages. Free.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Jewelry / Artist)
Jeeba Handmade Jewelry, 221 G St., 530-758-1397
Meet the artist and check out the featured new designs for Fall.

7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Lecture)
UC Davis Buehler Alumni Center, AGR Room, Mtsaler@ucdavis.edu
Jane Franklin’s Spectacles: Or, The Education of Benjamin Franklin’s Sister – Benjamin Franklin famously wrote the story of his life, the story of a printer’s apprentice who runs away to become a statesman and a scientist. In this illustrated lecture, Lepore tells the story of Franklin’s long-forgotten sister, Jane, and meditates on what it means to write history not from what can be found, but from what has been lost. Part of the Eugene Lunn Memorial Lecture Series, Speaker: Jill Lepore (Harvard University Professor).

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Live Music / Farmer’s Market)
Davis Farmer’s Market, Central Park, 530-756-1695, davisfarmersmarket.org
Live music by Sidetracked  – Eclectic Folk

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
(Free Art Class. Max. 6)
Art-is-Davis, 222 D St., 530-867-7723, art-is-davis.com
Come learn about Pinhole Photography from students of Davis Senior High School and DaVinci Charter Academy. These students have built creative cameras and have made a variety of images with them. They will teach you how they work and share their excitement for the process. The public will be asked to vote for the most original and successful design. Contact sburke@djusd.net for more information on this fun event.

9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (Live Music / Recording)
RockBand University
, 720 Olive Dr., Suite H, info@rockbanduniversity.com, rockbanduniversity.com
Live in Studio A – RockBand University and KDVS 90.3 FM hosts a weekly, hour-long performance of a variety of local and touring bands. Performances are recorded live in RockBand University’s analog recording studio (Studio A) and rehearsal space, then are broadcast on 90.3 FM on Saturdays at 11 p.m. Come be a part of the audience and enjoy the variety of local and touring acts that come through!
Live music by Grupo Folklore (Sacramento, CA) – Mexican Folk.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11
All Day (Art / Art Walk / Artist Receptions / Live Music)
2nd Friday ArtAbout, Davis Downtown, artabout@davisdowntown.com, 530-756-8763, davisdowntown.com/2nd-friday-artabout
2nd Friday ArtAbout is a monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in Davis. All events are free, open to the public, and many include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to converse with featured artists. Pick up your own copy of the ArtAbout Guide to plan out your own self-guided tour of art, live music, demos, wine, and more! ArtAbout Guides can be found at any reception location, in the Davis Dirt, or online at davisdowntown.com/2nd-friday-artabout

8 p.m. (Ballet / Performance)
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, 9399 Old Davis Rd., 530-754-2787, mondaviarts.org
Ballet Hispanico – From its grassroots origins as a dance school and community-based performing arts troupe, Ballet Hispanico has grown into a world-class towering, influential institution. Elegant, lyrical and smart, under the leadership of Eduardo Vilaro, the company continues along the trail it has blazed for more than 40 years, exploring the Latino voice in modern dance. Included in the program are two of its most powerful works. Sortijas is an exciting duet by accomplished Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto that celebrates Latino tradition by representing the circular ties of family and friends linking communities together over generations. Mad’Moiselle by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa explores iconic male/ female images and gender identity in Latin American cultures. $25 – $49.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Art / Photography / Artist Reception)Ray Johnston's St. Petersburg, Russia
Ray Johnston Photography Studio
, 803 Second St. Suite 302 (Chen Building), 530-756-0499
The Seasons of Saint Petersburg, Russia – Come out for a very special reception and showing of Ray Johnston’s series of photography, capturing Russia in each of the four seasons! This show has been 2 years in the making and will be shown for only 2 nights (Oct. 11 and 12). Along with the work, enjoy refreshments, a wine tasting by Sundstrom Hill Winery, and outdoor Fall patio view of Davis from the third floor!

2 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Festival / Live Music)fotg poster web
Festival on the Green, Central Park, danny@davismusicfest.com
Festival on the Green – presented by Music Only Makes Sense and DHS Blue and White Foundation. Enjoy live music, food vendors, and a beer garden in the center of Davis Downtown! Watch performances by Be Calm Honcho, Extra Classic, Cherry Royale, Kingfisher/Sea Train, Midi Matilda, Radiation City, Rita Hosking and Cousin Jack, and West Nile Ramblers. Proceeds benefit Davis Schools. All ages. $15 limited presale showclix.com/event/fotg2013, $18 presale at Armadillo Music, $20 at the door.

 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. (Festival / Music / Dance / Performance)
International Festival, Veteran’s Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th Street, 530-902-4524, internationalfestivaldavis.org
International Festival – a free event, hosted by International House, featuring music, dance, food, craft sales, country tables, educational presentations, business and nonprofit tables. All Ages. Free.

12 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Trunk Show / Art)
The Wardrobe, 206 E St., 530-756-1128
Sympli Escape from Paris – a trunk show with Jacqueline Stone, one of the top apparel and accessory representatives in the United States. This event will be featuring art couture collections by Sympli, of Vancouver, Escape from Paris, a European artisan jewelry line, and Italca scarves, of Italy. Also, on display will be Danza! “Living Traditions in Mexican Ritual Masks” from the private collection of Larry Hoover, these distinct masks represent the diversity of traditional stories and messages depicted through their use on Day of the Dead.

8 p.m. (Jazz)
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, 9399 Old Davis Rd., 530-754-2787, mondaviarts.org
Ahmad Jamal – Like all great jazz masters, Ahmad Jamal plays music that feels both timeless and utterly of the moment. The pianist’s orchestral approach to small ensemble playing influenced generations of bandleaders, including trumpeter Miles Davis, who claimed Jamal as an inspiration: “He knocked me out with his concept of space, his lightness of touch, his understatement.” Jamal’s piano style unites expansive lyricism and trenchant grooves, and his repertoire draws on original tunes and surprisingly fresh interpretations of well-loved standards. In all, a Mondavi Center debut that is long overdue! $25 – $49.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Art Reception / Exhibition Opening)
Nelson GalleryNelson Gallery, Nelson Hall on the UC Davis Campus, 530-752-8500, nelsongallery.ucdavis.edu
Another California Community Opening – The Nelson Gallery invites you to our annual exhibition opening and launch of a new Project Space. Tour the reconfigured gallery and learn about a year of experimental programming including teaching in the galleries and special events scheduled throughout the 2013-14 academic year. For more information on the exhibition, please visit our website. Free. Campus parking is free.

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14
All day. (Public Art Walk)
Davis Public Art Walk, F St. to I St., First St. to Third St.
Go on your own self guided tour to explore the public art in Davis! Check out the interactive art map or download the Downtown Davis Mobile App to have the Public Art Walk with Youtube clips at your fingertips!
Use the Transmedia Art Map
Featured works:

#22, Splash by Kerry Rowland-Avrech (mural)
#23, Still Life with Billie Holiday by Guy Diehl (mural)
#24, The Cloaked Skateboarder by Finley Fryer (sculpture)
#25, Hidden Treasures by Myron Stephens (mural)
#26, The Quantum Sea by Joe Bellacerra (mural)
#27, LandMarks by Sara Post (sculpture)
#28, Windows by Kerry Rowland-Avrech (mural)
#29, Circus by Susannah Israel (sculpture)
#30, Sophie by Jean Van Keuren (sculpture)
#31, The Signs and Wonders of the Interdimensional Warrior by Alex Reisfar (mural)
#32, Blue Turns by John Toki (sculpture)

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. (Artist Talk)
Pence Gallery, 212 D St., 530-758-3370, pencegallery.org
Artist Talk with Cynthia Martin Kroener – Join painter Cynthia Martin Kroener as she talks about her travels near and far, to paint the beautiful African grasslands, peaceful shores of Lake Tahoe, or the temples of Mexico. Kroener’s recent exhibit, “Magic Lands” is on display at the Pence through November 3rd at the Pence. FREE.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16
Rubio
8 p.m. – 11 p.m. (Art / Artist Reception / Live Music)
Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St., 530-792-8066, monticellocuisine.com
ARTober with Alejandro Rubio – Have a beer with Alejandro Rubio and view seven of his paintings. Stay for Monticello’s Acoustic Open Mic!

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Free Dance Class)
Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place, 530-756-3949, trokanski.com
Michael Jackson’s Thriller – Celebrate Halloween by learning how to dance Michael Jackson’s Thriller! Take one to all four classes (whatever fits your needs)! All Ages. Free.

4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Live Music / Farmer’s Market)
Davis Farmer’s Market, Central Park, 530-756-1695, davisfarmersmarket.org
Live music by The Road Crew  – Folk Rock

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17
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10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Public Art / Art Demo / Contest)
Armadillo Music, nestware, Paulina’s Boutique
, 205 – 207 F St., 530-757-6400
F Street Screever Fest – Put your own mark on Davis Downtown and participate in or watch a sidewalk chalk art contest! Public welcome. Prizes. Refreshments. Good times. Free!

9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (Live Music / Recording)
The Tenderloins - Live at RockBand UniversityRockBand University
, 720 Olive Dr., Suite H, info@rockbanduniversity.com, rockbanduniversity.com
Live in Studio A – RockBand University and KDVS 90.3 FM hosts a weekly, hour-long performance of a variety of local and touring bands. Performances are recorded live in RockBand University’s analog recording studio (Studio A) and rehearsal space, then are broadcast on 90.3 FM on Saturdays at 11 p.m. Come be a part of the audience and enjoy the variety of local and touring acts that come through!
Live music by The Tenderloins (San Francisco, CA) – Transcendental Rock.

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Free Art Class. Max. 6)
Art-is-Davis
, 222 D St., 530-758-2312, art-is-davis.com
Free Watercolor Workshop – Don’t miss this opportunity to take a free art class with materials included! 2 hours of art instruction with Jan Walker. Sign up is required in the studio or via email: janwalker0514@gmail.com Max. 6 people.

8 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Poetry / Open Mic)
John Natsoulas Gallery
, 521 First St., 530-756-3938, natsoulas.com
Poetry Night and Open Mic – MC’d by Dr. Andy Jones

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Public Art / Art Demo / Contest)
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Armadillo Music, nestware, Paulina’s Boutique
, 205 – 207 F St., 530-757-6400
F Street Screever Fest – Put your own mark on Davis Downtown and participate in or watch a sidewalk chalk art contest! Public welcome. Prizes. Refreshments. Good times. Free!

8 p.m. (Piano)
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, 9399 Old Davis Rd., 530-754-2787, mondaviarts.org
San Francisco Symphony – With his highly virtuosic yet unpretentious style, pianist Martin Helmchen continues to make his impression on the international music scene. His capable hands master Schumann’s only completed piano concerto. Also on the program is Dvorák’s ambitious Symphony No. 7, a work which the composer vowed was “capable of moving the world.” $50 – $98.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
Cuteware Sun
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Art Demo / Crafting / Creating) $15.00 per project
Helmus + Baker Optometry, 353 Second St., 530-758-2122, helmusoptometry.com
Sun Face – Cuteware Ceramics and Helmus + Baker Optometry give you the opportunity to work with local artist, songwriter, poet, performer Heidi Bekebrede to create a ceramic smiling Sun Face of your very own! You can pick up your Sun Face at Helmus + Baker Optometry after it has been glazed and fired. $15.00 per project.

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Dance / Performance / Studio Tour / Class)
Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place, 530-756-3949, trokanski.com
Annual Open House – Come for some short performances by students and the resident contemporary companies (Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre and The Third Stage), free classes, prizes and refreshments. It’s a great opportunity to watch dance, participate in a class, talk to our faculty members and more! Free classes include Zumba Gold (Zumba for seniors or those whose bodies require a modified workout), Zumba Kids Junior (ages 3.5 – 6), as well as learning the dance to Thriller (which participants can later perform in a “dance/flash” in public, when we get closer to Halloween! Free.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Art / Artist Reception / Live Music)
Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St., 530-792-8066, monticellocuisine.com
Sketch Sunday – Join local and regional artists as they celebrate ARTober with the launch of Sketch Sunday at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine. The artists will gather to sketch on site, creating small works available for small prices, ranging from $25 to $50. Have a delicious farm fresh brunch and start or add to your collection of original art that you watch being created.
Get to know the artists whose work you may have seen in ArtAbout Davis or Sacramento’s Second Saturday. Talk with them as they explore the creative process before your eyes. Take home a truly unique piece to become a part of your home, office, or as a gift.

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21
All day. (Public Art Walk)
Davis Public Art Walk, A St. to F St., Davis Commons to Second St.
Go on your own self guided tour to explore the public art in Davis! Check out the interactive art map or download the Downtown Davis Mobile App to have the Public Art Walk with Youtube clips at your fingertips!
Use the Transmedia Art Map
Featured works:

#1, Stan, the Submerging Man by Finley Fryer (sculpture)
#2, Dreamer Dreaming in Eight Parts by Clayton Thiel (sculpture)
#3, The Stealth Angel by Finley Fryer (sculpture)
#4, Fragile Delivery by Victoria Smith (sculpture)
#5, Jack of Diamonds and Queen of Hearts by Patrick Siler (sculpture)
#6, Great Angel by Cedric Wentworth (sculpture)
#33, Wolf Pipe by Lisa Reinerston (sculpture)
#34, Trout Surf by Wes Horn (sculpture)
#35, Color Study for Cyclists by Charlie Schneider (art tunnel)

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22
MnozilBrass
8 p.m. (Brass Band)
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, 9399 Old Davis Rd., 530-754-2787, mondaviarts.org
Mnozil Brass – This is infectious, energetic, downright effervescent music that conveys joy and skill in equal measure, all rolled up with offbeat humor, physical comedy and serious chops (an a cappella-infused cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” anyone?). One glance at Mnozil’s YouTube videos (many of which have well over 1,000,000 views) quickly turns the curious into converts, but it is the unforgettable live experience that will create lifelong fans. $25 – $49.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Live Music / Farmer’s Market)
Davis Farmer’s Market, Central Park, 530-756-1695, davisfarmersmarket.org
Live music by Julie and the Jukes  – Blues

SFJAZZHighSchool6:30 p.m. (Jazz)
Mondavi Center Corin Courtyard Concerts, 9399 Old Davis Rd., 530-754-2787, mondaviarts.org
Mondavi Center SFJAZZ High School All-Stars – Mondavi Center High School SFJAZZ All-Stars, an eight-person ensemble of the Sacramento region’s most talented high school musicians, play SFJAZZ Collective charts and compositions and arrangements contributed by the members, under the direction of Mike McMullen, a Jazz Studies faculty member at California State University, Sacramento and the founding member of the Sacramento region’s premier jazz group, the Capital Jazz Project. Free.

SFJAZZCollective8 p.m. (Jazz)
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, 9399 Old Davis Rd., 530-754-2787, mondaviarts.org
SFJAZZ Collective – 2013 is a great year for the SFJAZZ organization. The new SFJAZZ Center opened in January in the heart of San Francisco’s performing arts district, and its flagship band, the SFJAZZ Collective, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. As soloists, composers and bandleaders, they represent what’s happening now in jazz. Hailing from Puerto Rico, New York, Venezuela, Philadelphia, New Zealand, Miami and Israel, the Collective’s multi-cultural lineup mirrors the explosion of jazz talent around the globe. The Collective has made a habit of providing fresh perspective on jazz repertoire through original arrangements of jazz legends from Thelonious Monk to Ornette Coleman. To celebrate in style, the octet will reach back into this rich songbook, polishing the gems from each of their preceding annual recordings and taking them out on tour. $25 – $49.

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Free Art Class. Max. 6)
Art-is-Davis
, 222 D St., 530-758-2312, art-is-davis.com
Free Basic Acrylics Class – 2 hours of art instruction with Marieke de Waard. What a great way to try your hand at painting! Sign up is required in the studio or via email: fransdewaard@hotmail.com Max. 6 people.

2 p.m. – 7 p.m. (Art / Live Music)
SPCA Thrift Store, 920 Third St., 530-758-0544
Come by the SPCA Thrift Store for an art reception and live music!

6 p.m. (Live Music / Recording)RBU on Live in Studio A
RockBand University
, 720 Olive Dr., Suite H, info@rockbanduniversity.com, rockbanduniversity.com
Live in Studio A – RockBand University and KDVS 90.3 FM hosts a weekly, hour-long performance of a variety of local and touring bands. Performances are recorded live in RockBand University’s analog recording studio (Studio A) and rehearsal space, then are broadcast on 90.3 FM on Saturdays at 11 p.m. Come be a part of the audience and enjoy the variety of local and touring acts that come through!
Live music by 4 RockBand University Bands (Davis, CA) – Musicians ages 11 to 16 will be covering a wide range of rock tunes (Iron Maiden, Beatles, Green Day, Hendrix, etc…) – Rock. All Ages. Free.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
6 p.m. (Live Music)
The Davis Graduate and RockBand University, 805 Russell Blvd, info@rockbanduniversity.com, rockbanduniversity.com
RockBand University’s Fifth Annual Halloween Concert – Four RockBand University bands will be gracing the stage at The Davis Graduate! Support our talented, young musicians and see just how hard they rock. Enjoy loud music, crazy costumes, and great energy. All Ages. Free.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Performance / Crafting)
Davis Art Center
, 1919 F St., 530-756-4100, davisartcenter.org
Voice of the Wood Family Halloween Show – A spooky, kooky show of skits, stories, songs and shenanigans! $6 All Ages ($5 if you are in costume!).
After the show, stay for a mask-decorating event in honor of ARTober! FREE to participate, $2 – $3 suggested donation for materials.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place, 530-756-3949, trokanski.com
Michael Jackson’s Thriller – Celebrate Halloween by learning how to dance Michael Jackson’s Thriller! Take one to all four classes (whatever fits your needs)! All Ages. Free.

MOMIX8 p.m. (Performance / Dance)
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, 9399 Old Davis Rd., 530-754-2787, mondaviarts.org
MOMIX Botanica – With an eclectic score ranging from birdsong to Vivaldi, BOTANICA reveals nature’s changing seasons. Elegant and beautiful interpretations evoke a vivid landscape of life, full of movement, color and wonder. Dance, large-scale puppetry and dramatic props all present dance at its most organic and inventive. Choreographer Moses Pendleton, in MOMIX’s signature illusionary style, created this entertaining multimedia experience called “eye-popping and mindboggling” by The New York Times. $25 – $54.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Performance / Crafting)
Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., 530-756-4100, davisartcenter.org
Voice of the Wood Family Halloween Show – A spooky, kooky show of skits, stories, songs and shenanigans! $6 All Ages ($5 if you are in costume!).
After the show, stay for a mask-decorating event in honor of ARTober! FREE to participate, $2 – $3 suggested donation for materials.

MOMIX3 p.m. (Performance / Dance)
Mondavi Center of the Performing Arts, 9399 Old Davis Rd., 530-754-2787, mondaviarts.org
MOMIX Botanica – With an eclectic score ranging from birdsong to Vivaldi, BOTANICA reveals nature’s changing seasons. Elegant and beautiful interpretations evoke a vivid landscape of life, full of movement, color and wonder. Dance, large-scale puppetry and dramatic props all present dance at its most organic and inventive. Choreographer Moses Pendleton, in MOMIX’s signature illusionary style, created this entertaining multimedia experience called “eye-popping and mindboggling” by The New York Times. $25 – $54.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 28
All day. (Public Art Walk)
Davis Public Art Walk, C St. to F St., Second St. to Fourth St.
Go on your own self guided tour to explore the public art in Davis! Check out the interactive art map or download the Downtown Davis Mobile App to have the Public Art Walk with Youtube clips at your fingertips!
Use the Transmedia Art Map
Featured works:

#7, The Keeper by Jeff Downing (sculpture)
#8, Polly by Wes Horn (sculpture)
#9, It can happen NOW… TO YOU by Bill Maul (mural)
#10, Royal Dance by Kerry Rowland-Avrech (mural)
#11, Flowers for Miss L by Kelly Detweiler (mural)
#12, Dehlia by Finley Fryer (sculpture)

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Jewelry / Artist)
Jeeba Handmade Jewelry, 221 G St., 530-758-1397
Meet the artist and check out the featured new designs for Fall.

3 p.m. – 7 p.m. (Costumes)
UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance, Wright Hall, Room 17, 530-752-0740
Enchanted Cellar Decade Costume Sale and Rentals – Choose from over 500 fine-crafted Department of Theatre and Dance costumes and accessories for sale with average price range $1-20. Rental outfits include hundreds of costumes from fairies and fauns to “Star Wars” characters and superheroes. Rent an entire outfit or separate pieces. New rentals include Zombies, New Ghouls and Ghosts, Neptune and his Mermaid Queen, Samari Lord and The Geisha. 50% discount on rentals for UC Davis students, faculty, staff and affiliates.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30
AnDaUnion
8 p.m. (Indigenous Instruments / Live Music)
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, 9399 Old Davis Rd., 530-754-2787, mondaviarts.org
AnDa Union – Hailing from the Xilingol Grassland area of Inner Mongolia, AnDa Union is part of a musical movement that is finding inspiration in old and forgotten songs. This vibrant young group of musicians and singers draw from a repertoire of enchanting music that had all but disappeared during China’s tumultuous recent past. Holding on to the essence of Mongolian traditions while creating a form of new music, they perform with indigenous instruments—the morin huur (horse-head fiddle), maodun chaoer (a three-holed flute), Mongolian versions of the lute and the mouth harp— combining different traditions and styles of music from all over Inner and Outer Mongolia. $25 – $49.

4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Live Music / Farmer’s Market)
Davis Farmer’s Market, Central Park, 530-756-1695, davisfarmersmarket.org
Live music by SLICE  – R&B, Latin Fusion

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31
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2 – 4:30 p.m.
Davis Downtown, Downtown Businesses with orange Treat Trail sign
Treat Trail – Davis Downtown has hosted this popular community tradition for many years. Families Trick-Or-Treat at local businesses for Halloween. Recommended for kids ages 10 and under. The event always occurs RAIN or SHINE!

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Varsity Theatre
, 616 Second St., 530-758-5284, davisvarsity.net
It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown – The Varsity Theater will be showing It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown on Oct. 31 for FREE!

2 – 4:30 p.m.
daydead2012webDavis Downtown, E Street Plaza, http://davisdowntown.com/2013-halloween-eldiadelosmuertos/
El Dia de los Muertos Celebration – Come to Davis Downtown’s E Street Plaza and enjoy the second annual El Dia de los Muertos Celebration. Sponsored by Davis Downtown, Tres Hermanas and El Burrito.
Dia de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican-American holiday dedicated to the ancestors; it honors both death and the cycle of life. In Mexico, neighbors gather in local cemeteries to share food, music, and fun with their extended community, both living and departed. The celebration acknowledges that we still have a relationship with our ancestors and loved ones that have passed away.
With it’s procession, performances and community altar, Davis Downtown’s El Dia de los Muertos Celebration will bring Davis schools, performers, businesses, artists and other community groups and leaders to the heart of Davis to give thanks to those who have touched our lives. We encourage all people of all ages to come dressed in traditional El Dia de los Muertos Dress and Costumes.

RBU-metalshow7 p.m. (Live Music / Recording)
RockBand University
, 720 Olive Dr., Suite H, info@rockbanduniversity.com, rockbanduniversity.com
Live in Studio A and Halloween Metal Show – RockBand University and KDVS 90.3 FM hosts a weekly, performance of a variety of local and touring bands. Performances are recorded live in RockBand University’s analog recording studio (Studio A) and rehearsal space, then are broadcast on 90.3 FM on Saturdays at 11 p.m. Come be a part of the audience and enjoy the variety of local and touring acts that come through!
Metal Halloween Show – 5 bands. All Ages. $5 at the door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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