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Exhibit: Asian American Activism: From the 1960s to the Present

Peter J. Shields Library 100 NW Quad Davis

THRU December 23. PETER J. SHIELDS LIBRARY. Exhibit traces the Asian American Activism movement from the 1960s to the present, with a focus on the University of California, Davis campus. Using documents, photographs, and oral histories recordings, this interactive exhibit strives to diversify online sources for Asian American History and ethnic studies.


Democracy by Participation: The Life and Legacy of Cruz Reynoso

Peter J. Shields Library 100 NW Quad Davis

THRU December 23. SHIELDS LIBRARY. Democracy by Participation highlights the life and career of Cruz Reynoso (1931-2021), the first Chicano Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, former professor at the UC Davis School of Law, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Downtown Davis: Shop Small Weekend

Downtown Davis E Street Plaza, Davis

‘Tis the season to celebrate old traditions—and make new ones! Whether you buy a festive sweater from a local boutique or grab a hot beverage from your favorite café, your […]

Call to Artists! Pence Gallery Emerging Artist Award 2023

Pence Gallery (Pence) 212 D St., Davis

The Pence Gallery announces that its Emerging Artist Award 2023 is now open for application via This award supports the creation of new work by emerging artists in California […]

$25 – $30

William T. Wiley Exhibition

John Natsoulas Center for the Arts 521 1st St., Davis

THRU JAN 7. John Natsoulas Center for the Arts. A member of the UC Davis studio art faculty and a participant in the Bay Area Funk Movement, Wiley produced an iconic body of work.

California Funk to Figuration: A New Narrative Mythology

John Natsoulas Center for the Arts 521 1st St., Davis

THRU JAN 7. John Natsoulas Center for the Arts. A thrilling exhibition of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by the leading 20th-Century Funk artists from California and Chicago.

Woven Air: Dhakai Jamdani Textile From Bangladesh

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

“Woven Air: Dhakai Jamdani Textile From Bangladesh,” an exhibition of traditional Bangladeshi textiles noted for a weaving technique that creates surface decorations, opens at the UC Davis Design Museum on […]


Pence Gallery (Pence) 212 D St., Davis

Interwoven is an exhibit by a group of artists who have been meeting for several years to pursue shared questions of making art in our time. Members originate from places […]


Marguerite Schaffron and Bunny Cunningham Exhibition

Gallery 1855 820 Pole Line Rd, Davis

Gallery 1855 November Artists! Monday through Friday 8am - 3pm Artist Statement for Marguerite: During my walks in nature, I often see people and creatures. The Mind’s Eye are a […]

Robert Arneson 30 Year Memorial Exhibit at Natsoulas

John Natsoulas Gallery 521 1st St, Davis

The John Natsoulas Gallery is proud to present a new exhibition in honor of Robert Arneson (Sept. 4, 1930 – Nov. 2, 1992). Commemorating the 30-year anniversary of the passing […]

Don’t Fence Me In: Paintings by Jan Walker

Pence Gallery (Pence) 212 D St., Davis

Jan Walker’s paintings celebrate the beauty and freedom of the wild horses who roam the Western states. As an artist, she is deeply inspired by their strength, and the bonds […]


Alan Menken’s “A Christmas Carol” at DMTC

Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center 607 Pena Dr., Davis

Underwritten by Georgia Paulo. This Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens musical is based on the classic Dickens tale of evolving Ebenezer Scrooge’s “Bah Humbug” attitude toward Christmas to that of joy […]

$16 – $18

Pence Gallery Holiday Market

Pence Gallery (Pence) 212 D St., Davis

Make holiday shopping easy with art-based goods from Pence Gallery. Open daily 6–9p. Special hours on Dec. 24 (11:30a–3p).


Art Spark

Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis 254 Old Davis Road, Davis

Spark your creativity with drawing, stitching, painting, collaging, and more at this weekly workshop through Dec. 18. Free


Sharon Joyce Presents: A Christmas Story

Woodland Opera House 340 2nd Street, Woodland

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie in his quest for a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the Christmas tree. Holiday fun for the whole family. Every Fri/Sat @7:30p. Every Sun @2p. $9–30

$9 – $30