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Events
Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 7:30 – 9:30pmMondavi Center for the Performing Arts
SAYS Showcase: Hip Hop, Spoken Word, & Poetry | Using poetry for healing, community building, bringing people together

Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS), home of the National Youth Poet Laureate, is a social justice movement based at UC Davis that empowers youth and transforms education by creating platforms for critical literacy, access to higher education, youth voice and civic engagement. In this special SHAPE collaboration, SAYS partners with UC Davis Chicano Studies students, local hip hop artists and poets to shine a light on spoken word as a bridge to unite, embrace, and improve the bonds of community.  Featuring hosts Patrice Hill and Denisha Coco Blossom and DJ Lady Char.
 

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 4 – 6pmMondavi Center for the Performing Arts
School of Education Commencement
Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 10am – 12pmMondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Commencement
Saturday, September 24, 2022 | 7:30 – 9:30pmMondavi Center for the Performing Arts
“Weird Al” Yankovic: The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour

Almost four years after his first foray into unfamiliar concert territory with his highly-acclaimed Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, “Weird Al” Yankovic is pressing his luck again, this time with The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour. The tour marks Weird Al’s long-anticipated return to the concert stage after his hugely successful Strings Attached Tour in 2019 where he performed each night alongside a full symphony orchestra.

Once again drawing from his back catalog of 14 studio albums, Weird Al promises to deliver a different set list every night, with no two shows the same. As before, rather than focusing on the hits from his career, the show will feature Yankovic’s non-parody material—the somewhat more obscure pastiches and original songs that have largely escaped the pop culture radar but are adored by his long-time fans. And like the last Vanity Tour, he is leaving behind the high-octane theatrics that he’s known for and going bare-bones—no costumes, no props, no video screens … just Al and his band of almost four decades in smaller, more intimate venues, hanging out on stage, playing music.
 

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