Wednesday, December 11
Walk with Warren
Noon to 1 p.m.
UC Davis Arboretum
Join Warren Roberts, Superintendent Emeritus of the Arboretum, famous storyteller and punster for an always engaging noontime exploration of the west end gardens. Meet at the Arboretum Gazebo, the event is free.
UC Davis Invisible Children Club fundraiser
5 to 9 p.m.
Raja’s Tandoor, 207 Third St.
Enjoy a meal and support Invisible Children, a non-profit organization that seeks to bring a permanent end to human rights atrocities. 20 percent of restaurant proceeds will go to the organization.
Men of Exotica
10 p.m. to Midnight
The Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd.
A team of Bay Area exotic male strippers are coming to Davis. The event is 18+ and the cover charge is $10.
Thursday, December 12
Davis Co-op Cooks the Books
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Blanchard Room, Mary L. Stevens Davis Branch Library
Join Julie Cross and Julie Loke of the Davis Food Co-op for a fun festive Christmas class. They’ll whip up a dish or two based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic tale, Little Women, that wouldn’t seem out of place in the 1860′s – or on your holiday table!
Friday, December 13
2nd Friday ArtAbout
5 to 11 p.m
Attend this monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions in Davis galleries and businesses. It’s a self-guided artwalk with refreshments.
Saturday, December 14
Buddhist Meditation Daylong Retreat
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 2704 Patwin Road
Attend a day of meditation and teaching given by Vipassana teacher John A. Travis. The day will consist of periods of sitting and walking meditation and instructions and talks by the teacher. It is appropriate for both beginning and seasoned meditators.
Sunday, December 15
Bone Marrow Drive in Honor of Jacy Franceschi
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dixon Montessori School, 33 North Almond Street, Dixon
Support a UC Davis alum who has leukemia. She is a wife and a mother of fou and a teacher who went to Haiti to give free dental care last summer. Donors between the ages of 18 and 44 are needed. Transportation can be arranged, please call Nicole Dubois at 797-301-9055 with any questions.
Pop-up Book History
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Pence Gallery, 212 D Street
Learn about the history of pop-up books and check out a pop-up book sale with Maria Winkler. The event is free.
Monday, December 16
7 to 9 p.m.
De Vere’s Irish Pub, 217 E. Street
Join Dr. Andy Quizmaster as he hosts his weekly celebration of knowledge, strategy and raucous company. Teams can have up to 6 players and should arrive early to secure a table. The event is free.
Tuesday, December 17
Sequences, Genomes, and Maps
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Check out this National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Discovery Workshop. Workshops will run Dec. 17 through Dec. 20 and attendees are welcome to register for more than one.