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HEAR FIRST: A Native Story Walk

Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area 45211 County Rd. 32B

YOLO WILDLIFE BYPASS AREA. An immersive audio piece centering local Native culture and history. HEAR FIRST is on available at—take it outside and enjoy on a walk or bench. Free


Cultural Crossroads: Recent Aquisitions from the Jo Ann C. Stabb Collection

Design Museum, UC Davis Room 124, Cruess Hall University of California, Davis

THRU DEC 1. UC DAVIS DESIGN MUSEAM (CRUESS HALL, ROOM 124). Exhibit features exquisite African ceremonial textiles, Miao costumes from southwest China, & various Japanese kimonos displayed alongside contemporary textile work. these aesthetically unique objects convey a cultural crossroads in the world of design. 12p–4p. Free


Malaquias Montoya & the Legacies of a Printed Resistance

Manetti Shrem Museum (Shrem) 254 Old Davis Rd.

THRU MAY 6, 2024. MANETTI SHREM MUSEUM. Activist artist & UC Davis Professor Emeritus Malaquias Montoya embraced political printmaking to advocate for social justice. His role as a print educator resulted in artistic collaborations & partnerships with various featured artists. Free


Deborah Butterfield: P.S. These are not horses

Manetti Shrem Museum (Shrem) 254 Old Davis Rd.

THRU JUNE 2024. MANETTI SHREM. The artist’s first solo museum exhibition in California since 1996, P.S. These are not horses surveys Butterfield’s career from her most recent wildfire sculptures to rarely seen ceramics made while a student at UC Davis. Free


Undercover / Ayanah Moor

Manetti Shrem Museum (Shrem) 254 Old Davis Rd.

THRU JAN 14. MANETTI SHREM MUSEUM. This exhibition portrays abstraction as a way to rethink our inherited modes of communication & interpretation of visual art. Consider how these recent paintings offer a platform for meaningful questions around race, gender, sexuality & the visual. Free


Amber Aguirre: Year of the Rabbit

John Natsoulas Gallery 521 1st St, Davis

THRU DEC 2. JOHN NATSOULAS GALLERY. An exhibition featuring 365 ceramic rabbits, each one uniquely capturing a different reflection of the human experience. Aguirre, a celebrated ceramic artist known for depicting the human condition, is donating proceeds from the collection to the UCLA Brain Cancer Research Center in honor of her daughter, Kailei. Free



Pence Gallery (Pence) 212 D St., Davis

THRU DEC 1. PENCE GALLERY. Four artists from Siskiyou County–Belinda Hanson, Chris Clother, Cathy Valentine, & Carol Jenkins–work in distinctly different media, addressing the changes they’ve encountered over the past three years. Through installations, mixed media, paintings, & assemblage, they address their relationship with nature, light, & the vagaries of life as they know it. Free


Art Exhibit by Stan Padilla : Presente en el Sagrado Azul

International House (I-House) 10 College Pk.

THRU NOV 30. INTERNATIONAL HOUSE. Stan Padilla, a Yaqui/Chicano multi-media artist, Indigenous Educator, & cultural activist, showcases his renowned work. Free


Michael Rowden Exhibition

Gallery 1855 820 Pole Line Rd, Davis

THRU NOV 30. GALLERY 1855. Featuring paintings by artist Michael Rowden. These dreamy works represent the duality of hope & pain, a reflection of the struggles Rowden himself has experienced. 8a–3p. Free


Pence Gallery Holiday Market

Pence Gallery (Pence) 212 D St., Davis

THRU NOV 24. PENCE GALLERY. Featuring over 60 local artists' soaps & lotions, candles, scarves, hats, & original works of art. Enjoy a cache of rare vintage jewelry as well. 11:30a–5p.


Call for Artists! Pence Gallery Emerging Artist Award 2024

Pence Gallery (Pence) 212 D St., Davis

PENCE GALLERY. Applications are open for the Emerging Artist Award 2024.  This $4000  award supports the creation of new work by emerging artists in California and the opportunity to share that work through an exhibit and an artist talk in January 2025. $25—30

$25 – $30

Alicia Eggert: This Present Moment, 2019–2022


THRU JUNE 2024. MANETTI SHREM. Eggert uses language & time as her mediums, playing with our experience of time, using the effects of neon signage. Free


Michael Mikolon: Garments

Pence Gallery (Pence) 212 D St., Davis

PENCE GALLERY. This collection of drawings delves into the intricate relationship between clothing, identity, and the stories they carry. 11:30a—5p. Free

Event Series Nursery Volunteer Day

Nursery Volunteer Day

Native Plant Nursery 3373 Sackett Ln, Winters

NATIVE PLANT NURSERY, WINTERS. Volunteer & learn about the amazing plants of Putah Creek & meet like minded people! Every Weds. Register online. 9a–12p. Free

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Special Thanksgiving Market

Central Park 5th and B Streets, Davis

DAVIS FARMERS MARKET. Enjoy a special Pre-Thanksgiving Market with extended hours and a bounty of seasonal produce, flowers and table décor, olive oil, honey and wine. Several bakeries will have fresh-baked items like pumpkin, apple, pecan and berry pies and pumpkin cheesecake; breads, stuffing mixes and cookies. 12p—5p.

Featured Featured Event Series Community Kirtan & Meditation

Community Kirtan & Meditation

Davis Community Church (DCC) 412 C Street, Davis

DAVIS COMMUNITY CHURCH. Weekly Mantra Meditation guided group. Mantras are ancient healing sounds that take our minds away from the stresses of modern day life, and give our minds and hearts real rest. 6p—7:30p. Free

Event Series Weekly Guided Group Meditation

Weekly Guided Group Meditation

Davis Community Church (DCC) 412 C Street, Davis

DAVIS COMMUNITY CHURCH. Join us for a weekly group guided Mantra Meditation and let your worries melt away. Mantras are ancient healing sounds that takes the mind off of the stress of modern day life, and gives minds and hearts real rest. 6p—7:30p. Free/Donations Accepted

Event Series Figure Drawing Group

Figure Drawing Group

Pence Gallery (Pence) 212 D St., Davis

PENCE GALLERY. Drop-in, self-guided sessions with a nude model every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. Limited to 10 participants. Register online. 6:30p–9p. $22

Event Series As You Like It

As You Like It

University of California Davis Davis +1 more

WRIGHT HALL. “All the world’s a stage” and much more when the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance presents William Shakespeare’s comedy "As You Like It." Set in the contemporary world where everything including gender is fluid, the production is directed by alum Josy Miller. 7p—9:30p. $5—15

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