Extended through spring – Bruce Nauman: Blue and Yellow Corridor
Sep 27 2018 – Apr 14 2019 all-day
Extended through spring - Bruce Nauman: Blue and Yellow Corridor @ Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art |  |  |

Coinciding with the opening of Bruce Nauman’s (MFA ’66, UC Davis) retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this exhibition features the first realization of a participatory environment Nauman conceived in 1970. The work is a narrow passageway that wraps around an existing room, combining colored fluorescent light and closed-circuit video to manipulate the viewer’s perceptual experience. An adjacent gallery includes artworks that situate the corridor within the artist’s career. Guest Curator: Ted Mann

Creditline: Bruce Nauman, Blue and Yellow Corridor, 1970-71/2018, fluorescent light, two video cameras, two video monitors, and painted wallboard. Courtesy of the Artist and Sperone Westwater, New York. Installation view, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, University of California, Davis. Photo: Cleber Bonato. © 2018 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Jan 21 – Apr 21 all-day

January 21, 2019 – 12:00 pm – April 21, 2019 – 4:00 pm
Celebrating the long and distinguished careers of UC Davis Design Professor Emeritus Helge Olsen and his wife Birgitta Olsen, “Weaving & Woodwork” combines Helge’s wood furniture design with Birgitta’s woven wall tapestries. Complementing one another, their work reflects their Scandinavian upbringing, training and design aesthetic. When seen together it possess a compelling harmony of form and function.

The exhibition runs January 21 through April 21 with an official opening and presentation on January 24 at 6 p.m. that is free and open to the public. The event features Kjetil Fallan, guest scholar in the Department of Design and a leading scholar on Scandinavian related design.

The Design Museum, part of the College of Letters and Science, is in Cruess Hall, Room 124. It is free and open weekdays noon to 4 p.m. and Sundays 2 to 4 p.m.

Davis Downtown Annual Meeting
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Downtown business owners:

The Davis Downtown Annual Meeting offers a special opportunity for downtown business owners to mix and mingle while helping guide the future of downtown Davis. At the annual meeting we will share the successes during the past year and outline our goals for 2019-2020.

We will also be electing downtown business owners and representatives to the board of directors. The board of directors help build the vision for our downtown. At this meeting, we will say farewell to our exiting board members and welcome the new board members to the team.

Help with the fun!

Interested in sponsoring the 2019 Davis Downtown Annual Meeting?

Provide small prize, gift basket, or gift card for our raffle and be featured on our Annual Meeting posters and communications.

Current sponsors are

  • Davis Farmers Market
  • Boheme Hip Used Clothing
  • Abaton Consulting – Website Design Studio
  • Royal Guest Hotels
  • First Street Real Estate
  • Three Mile Brewing
  • Mishka’s Café
  • Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
  • F St Dispensary
$5 Friday! – Friday, Jan 25, 2019
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm
$5 Friday! – Friday, Jan 25, 2019 @ Watermelon Music (The Melon Ball) | Davis | California | United States

Every third Friday is $5 Friday! Come see a local band at a price anyone can afford! Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8.

This month we present Hardwater & Muddy Waiters!

All tickets sold at the door, cash only.

Winter Season Celebration
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Winter Season Celebration @ Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

Join us for a festive event celebrating the Manetti Shrem Museum’s Winter Season featuring the opening of Xicanx Futurity. Meet the artists whose creative spirits bring together past and present to shape the future. Panel discussion with exhibiting artists at 2:30pm and a special performance by the Xicana collective In Lak Ech. Everyone is invited to celebrate and be inspired!

Xicanx Futurity
Jan 29 – May 5 all-day
Xicanx Futurity @ Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

The Manetti Shrem Museum’s second faculty-curated exhibition – Xicanx Futurity – focuses on the work of six Xicana artists: Celia Herrera Rodríguez, Felicia Montes, Gina Aparicio, Gilda Posada, Melanie Cervantes and Margaret ‘Quica’ Alarcón. These artists engage in an intergenerational dialogue that centers indigenous forms of communal and hemispheric ceremony, rooted in sacred relations. Collectively, their respective artistic practices inform an emerging conceptual and aesthetic decolonial social practice within
Chicana/o/x Art.
Guest curators:
Carlos Jackson, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Chicana/o Studies
Susy Zepeda, Assistant Professor, Department of Chicana/o Studies
María Esther Fernández, Chief Curator, Triton Museum of Art

Creditline: Celia Herrera Rodríguez, Mitote, 2010. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: María Esther Fernández and Victoria Sarkisian.

Comedy Night: Mike E. Winfield – Friday, Feb 1 @ 8pm
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Comedy Night: Mike E. Winfield – Friday, Feb 1 @ 8pm @ Watermelon Music (The Melon Ball) | Davis | California | United States

Watermelon Music Presents:
Frighteningly Creative! Some of the many words used to describe rising star Mike E. Winfield.

His comedy is refreshing and relatable in a way that makes him a comedic genius. Hailing from Baltimore, MD, Mike E. moved to California to pursue comedy and to escape the rough streets of Baltimore, remembering how he found a gun under his Mom’s pillow as a child, and thought,

The comedy scene felt natural to him and he embraced it raking up credits such as The Late Show with David Letterman, a reoccurring role on NBC’s The Office, Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo on Netflix, an Emmy Nomination, and multiple movies in post production, one with the rapper DMX called PIMP. And somehow in the midst of rising to the top, he had to grow up quick because he fell in love and married an older woman with a child. That was actually the problem, he wasn’t ready to be a husband, so he made many mistakes, which he adamantly denies. He has since learned and developed a bond with his stepson, whom he jokingly refers to as StepMAN because they’re close in age. He takes his ups and downs in his life and marriage and turns them into jewels he releases on stage. He often jokes about the age difference and his wife treating him like a kid, for instance in the grocery store she yells in front of everyone, “You better not throw anything extra in the shopping cart.” His response? “Well that’s hard for me to do while I’m sitting in it!!”

See more at mikewinfield.com

Tickets: $20 (Buy Now!!)

Show starts at 8pm, doors open at 7:30.

**The Melon Ball is a BYOB venue

Van Larkin LIVE – Saturday, Feb 2 @ 8pm
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Van Larkin LIVE – Saturday, Feb 2 @ 8pm @ Watermelon Music (The Melon Ball) | Davis | California | United States

Watermelon Music Presents:

Van Larkin
It was the hurricane season, in Blackwater 1994 when Van Larkins, a ten year old Australian discovering his gift for music, began what was to be a journey of musical exploration and discovery. Van’s father, an artist and musician, introduced his son to the guitar, which was to become Van’s instrument of choice and access to share his music with friends, family and soon after, a world-wide audience of music connoisseurs.Van Larkins plays a modern fusion of traditional styles with a “one man band” approach incorporating bass, rhythm, melody and harmony. Van’s music has transitioned from Metallica to finger-style acoustic guitar, playing transpositions of 400-year-old harp songs.He is now signed as a solo artist with CandyRat Records and completed his first solo album in May 2012. During that time Van has toured New Zealand twice where he recorded his first album with internationally-renowned guitarist Andrew White and played at the Acoustic Masters Series held in Hamilton where he opened three of the shows and also played with Nigel Gavin. Van has also toured America and Canada and in July 2011 performed at the prestigious Canadian Guitar Festival in Kingston, Ontario.

Over 2 Million collective views on YouTube
Signed to Candyrat Records USA
Labelled #1 Modern Fingerstyle Guitarist in Australia
3 Full Length Studio Albums Released in America, and World Wide
Endorsed by: Elixir Strings, LR Baggs Pickups, G7th Capos, K&K Pickups, Kallquist Guitars (Plays “Van Larkins Signature” Kallquist Guitars), Guitar Pro
Has performed at Canadian Guitar Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Woodford Folk Festival (QLD, Australia), Sydney Guitar Festival, Melbourne Guitar Show.
Performed with Phil Emmanuel, Don Ross, Jon Gomm, Michael Fix, Antoine Dufour, Trace Bundy, Calum Graham, Trevor Gordon Hall, Maneli Jamal, Andrea Valeri


Cinder Moon – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBOrGTG6qSY

Eye of the Tiger – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJxuuVBiaZ4

Honey – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o4jWtYSG_A


Website: https://www.vanlarkins.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VanLarkins/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vanlarkins/

Tickets: $15 (Buy Now!!)

Show starts @ 8pm, Doors open @ 7:30.

The Conversation: “Immigration: Migrant Rights and Humanizing Detention and Deportation”
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm
The Conversation: "Immigration: Migrant Rights and Humanizing Detention and Deportation" @ Davis Old Fellows | Davis | California | United States

Join us for The Conversation
“Immigration: Migrant Rights and Humanizing Detention and Deportation”
Robert McKee Irwin
Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Co-director of the Mellon Institute in Comparative Border Studies
Coordinator of Humanizando la Deportación

Caitlin Patler
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Poverty Research, the Migration Research Cluster, the Social Control Cluster, and the Human Rights Program

The Conversation will begin with presentation and discussion with Robert McKee Irwin and Caitlin Patler. Irwin specializes in Mexican/Mexican American Cultural Studies and Border/Migration Studies. Patler’s research focuses on migration, inequality and crimmigration. She is currently conducting two longitudinal and mixed-methods research studies on immigration detention, deportation, and the intersections of immigration and criminal law, and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Davis Downtown Marketing Committee Meeting
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Davis Downtown Marketing Committee Meeting @ Hunt Boyer Mansion | Davis | California | United States

Join us on the first Thursday of each month to discuss marketing activities for downtown Davis. Meeting is open to all interested.

Meetings are typically held at the Hunt Boyer Mansion, 604 2nd St, downtown Davis. 9am to 10am.

Meeting locations and times are subject to change.




Marketing Committee Agenda

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Hunt-Boyer Conference Room, 604 2nd Street, Downtown Davis


Item # Agenda Item
Roll Call
Public Comment
Minutes Review
Quarterly Mixer
City of Davis Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Shop Small Saturday 2018
Window Decorating Competition
Chalk Festival
Annual Events Calendar/Review/Events to Begin Planning for Next Year
New Business