BRIEFS: Indian music concert raises funds for school

By February 24, 2011

An evening of Indian classical music by Ustad Shafaat Khan beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday will raise funds for Sahaya International, a nonprofit based in Davis, to construct a second level on the Mother Teresa School in India. The performer, Ustad (“Maestro”) Shafaat Khan, has distinguished himself by being the first known artist to have attained simultaneous excellence in performing the sitar, surbahar and tabla.

Doors at the International House, 10 College Park, open at 6:30 p.m. There will be a brief intermission with refreshments. A suggested donation is $20 for adults and $10 for children and students. For more information, visit http://www.sahaya.org.

Post’s art on exhibit at The Artery

Sara Post’s ceramics, paintings and prints are on exhibit as “Close to Home” through March 8 at The Artery, 207 G St. in downtown Davis.

Post offers her tribute to the beauty, the fascination and even strangeness of houses and gardens. She looks at walls, windows, doors and rooftops; the spaces they create and the landscape they define.

She works in a variety of media and techniques, including ceramics, painting, printmaking and collage. “I love working across media and freely using the materials that best express the idea of any particular piece of art work,” she said in a news release.

For more information, call The Artery at (530) 758-8509 or visit http://www.theartery.net.

DHS Madrigal auditions coming up

Audition applications for the Davis High School Madrigal Choir must be postmarked by Friday, March 4, organizers announce. A pre-audition meeting is set for 4 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in room PA-8 at the DHS Instructional Performing Arts Building to answer any questions. Attendance is optional.

Auditions will take place during the week of March 21. All students will complete the sight singing part of the audition on March 21 and will have a scheduled audition to follow, between 4 and 9 p.m. March 21 and 22 and 3 and 9 p.m. March 23. Callbacks will follow later that week.

All information and forms are available at http://www.madrigalchoir.org. For more information, e-mail Debbie Coppinger at [email protected]

Taste wine at the Davis Food Co-op

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of top-notch French wines from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 4. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit One Farm at a Time.

One Farm at a Time raises the funds and awareness needed to ensure the sustainability of local family farms for future generations. Current efforts are focused on establishing an agricultural easement that will protect Good Humus Produce in the Capay Valley as an organic farm into perpetuity.

For more information, e-mail Julie Cross at [email protected] or call the Co-op at (530) 758-2667.

Madrigal workshop deadline nears

The Davis High Madrigal Singers will present their annual choral workshop from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19, in Room PA-8 in the Instructional Performing Arts Building on the DHS campus. Sign-in and late registration will begin at noon.

This annual musical outreach event is intended for youngsters in grades kindergarten through nine. The cost for the afternoon is $25 per person or $40 for siblings; the workshop includes musical games, instruction and choreography, a snack and a concert with the Madrigals to be presented in the Brunelle Performance Hall at 4 p.m.

Registration fliers are available in school offices. The deadline to reserve a workshop T-shirt with your registration is Wednesday. Registrations postmarked after this date will not receive a T-shirt, but are still welcome to participate.

A limited number of half scholarships are available; contact workshop coordinator Mindy Manville at (530) 753-2042 or [email protected]

Celebrate photo exhibit with Kennedy

An exhibition of framed photographic works by Gene Kennedy will be on display at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road, throughout March. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Community members are invited to a free open house and reception for the artist from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday March 20. This is the third Sunday of the month, a departure from the normal open house pattern.

For more information, call (530) 756-7807 or visit http://www.daviscemetery.org.

Indian classical fusion concert set

The Nada Brahma Music Ensemble will perform Indian classical fusion music from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St., Suite B, in Davis.

Original ragas (melody forms) and talas (rhythmic cycles) are 100 percent improvised. The ensemble’s creator, Matthew Grasso, has developed his own style — a synthesis of classical guitar, sarod, and south Indian violin — and performs on a 25-string guitar with percussionist Alex Jenkins on traditional tabla of North India. The music is cyclical with complex patterns and shifting shades of intensity.

A donation of $10 to $20 will be asked at the door.

Winter presents ‘The Foreigner’

What happens when a painfully shy Englishman is mistaken for a “foreigner” in southern Georgia? The locals believe he doesn’t understand a word of English and manage to spill all their secrets in front of him. Audience members will find out if he can help save the rustic lodge and its colorful inhabitants in a Winters Theatre Company production of Larry Shue’s “The Foreigner” this spring at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave.

Tickets for the gala opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, are $15. For all other performances — at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, April 2-9, and 2 p.m. Sundays, April 3 and 10 — are $10 general and $6 for seniors and students.

For more information or reservations, e-mail [email protected] or call (530) 795-4014.

Enterprise staff

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