Sunday, December 21, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Jazz & Beat Festival coincides with Downtown Fall Welcome

By
From page A9 | October 01, 2013 |

Experience an intimate festival filled with poetry readings and painting improvisation set to the rhythm of live jazz as the seventh annual Jazz & Beat Festival returns to Davis on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5.

Hosted by the Cultural Action Committee, this is an opportunity for attendees to experience exclusive performances, a thorough collection of Beat art, and later meet first-hand with the world-renowned poets, jazz musicians and painters of the Beat Generation.

The event features a concurrent exhibition of Beat art at the John Natsoulas Gallery that will include paintings from the some of the most intriguing artists of the era. Visitors also will get to watch artists at work at two public venues.

Additionally, the Jack Kerouac Annual Poetry Contest will be held, offering the winner the chance to read his or her poetry at the conference as well as a cash prize to the first-, second- and third-place winners.

“Nothing says Davis like art and music in our dynamic downtown area,” said John Natsoulas, local gallery owner and Cultural Action Committee member. “It’s always amazing to get the support of the downtown community when putting together these events.”

The festival will feature live music and performances from noon to 11 p.m. at Davis Commons and the John Natsoulas Gallery at First and E streets. Visit www.natsoulas.com/schedule for a full schedule and other details.

“Davis Downtown appreciates and supports the Cultural Action Committee’s passion for the arts,” said Davis Downtown deputy director Nina Gatewood. “The Cultural Action Committee’s continued celebration of all art forms is commended. Davis Downtown looks forward to another successful celebration of jazz, poetry and the visual arts.”

The event comes at the end of Davis Downtown’s UC Davis Fall Welcome Week beginning Sunday, featuring special deals at nearly 80 local businesses and including an Instagram contest, a downtown rock concert on Saturday, Oct. 5, and the Square Tomatoes craft fair on Sunday, Oct. 6.

The concert will take place from 2 to 9 p.m. on D Street between First and Second streets and will feature The Family Crest, Cold Eskimo, The Seshen, Races, Only You and Big Tree.

The craft fair, featuring 40-plus vendors and a Halloween theme for October, runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Central Park, Third and C streets.

Visit http://davisdowntown.com/fallwelcome for more details.

Comments

comments

Enterprise staff

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    No-nonsense Musser voted Citizen of the Year

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Sharing a meal, and so much more

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Brinley Plaque honors environmental stalwart

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    What’s new at UCD? Construction projects abound

    By Tanya Perez | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Downtown crash results in DUI arrest

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

    March trial date set in Davis molest case

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

     
    North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    AP sources: Cops’ killer angry over Garner death

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Raul Castro: Don’t expect detente to change Cuban system

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Police seek help in finding runaway twin girls

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

    Pedal around Davis on weekly bike ride

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Supplies collected for victims of abuse

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Donors, volunteers honored on Philanthropy Day

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

    Enterprise plans Christmas, New Year’s holiday hours

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
     
    Luminaria display planned in West Davis

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Soup’s On will benefit NAMI-Yolo

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Surprise honor is really nice, dude

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

     
    Konditorei presents free holiday concert

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

    .

    Forum

    It’s not a pretty picture

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B4

     
    Google me this: Should I hit that button?

    By Marion Franck | From Page: B4

     
    E-cigs surpass regular cigarettes among teens

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

    Too late to pick a fight

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A10

     
    All police need to humanize

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    Are we only a fair-weather bike city?

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    Join us in making our world more just

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

    The electronic equivalent of war

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

     
    The Green House effect: Homes where the elderly thrive

    By New York Times News Service | From Page: A11

    .

    Sports

    Stenz shines as DHS girls take a tournament title

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Aggie Manzanares not quite finished carrying the rock

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    UCD women look to improve, despite game at No. 7 Stanford

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Second-half run spurs Aggie men to 8-1

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    49ers fall to San Diego in overtime

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B10

    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    .

    Business

    Sierra Northern Railway names CEO

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Sink your teeth into Vampire Penguin

    By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: A4 | Gallery

    Marrone Bio expands its product reach in Latin America

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    .

    Obituaries

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Sunday, December 21, 2014

    By Creator | From Page: B8