Film series to screen ‘Waste Land’

“Waste Land,” a 2011 Brazilian/British film directed by Lucy Walker, Joao Jardim and Karen Harley, will be screened Friday, April 4, as part of the International Film Series. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

See ‘Gruesome Playground Injuries’ at UCD

The Man and Woman Theatre and the UC Davis department of theatre and dance present “Gruesome Playground Injuries” — a play by Rajiv Joseph — at 8 p.m. May 2-3 and 2 p.m. May 4 at the Arena Theatre in Wright Hall. This is the story of two “scar-crossed lovers.” The plot follows the lives […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

See Flower Power exhibit at Gallery 625

Gallery 625 welcomes spring with Flower Power, the first of several themed shows YoloArts will be hosting this year. This body of work includes paintings, photographs, ceramic and fiber art. The show will feature all things floral in this group exhibition opening Friday, April 4, and running through April 29. Photographers Rob Cain, Lavona Gelardi, […]

April 16, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sundays at I-House celebrates spring

The first of three evenings of the Sundays at I-House Celebration of Spring commences from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 30, with Tree-O at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. Local performer and producer James Williams hosts the return of the very popular cross-cultural open-mic hour; along with the evening’s featured group, Tree-O. The […]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Vandaveer, Dead Western to perform April 11

The Davis Live Music Collective announces an evening of live music showcasing Washington, D.C.-based Vandaveer, the globetrotting Americana project of folk-pop tunesmith Mark Charles Heidinger. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Peña Drive. Heidinger’s instantly unforgettable melodies are matched only by harmonies provided by longtime collaborator […]

April 08, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear live music at Monticello

Music stylings from jazz to classical will be served up during April at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. Bob Wren plays world music, Klezmer, jazz and more on the violin and octave mandolin from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays. From 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, Ken Kemmerling takes requests and plays standards […]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Public unveiling of Art Garage on April 3

The public is invited to the formal dedication of the First and F street Art Garage at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 3. All the participating artists, community members and volunteers who took part in the project will be on hand. The next phase will increase visibility and public safety with lighting on the E to […]

March 28, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Save water; Drink cider from cans

Three main topics dominate the beer press this week: the drought, of course, especially for western breweries, large and small; beer cans; and the astonishing success of cider. Of course cider is only related to beer in the sense that it is sold very much as beer is, in 12-ounce bottles and cans; it has […]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local dance theater kicks off 29th season

The 29th season of the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre continues with the premiere of “The Value of 1″ at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6. There are additional performances at 8 p.m. Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12. The program is choreographed to recorded text and a wide range of music including works by Ingrid […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Fourth Friday Feast returns to Winters

RootStock kicks off the Fourth Friday Feast with music from the Hey Nows! and food tastings from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.  The Hey Nows! are an acoustic-electric band that merge power pop attitude with Americana sensibility to create engaging music for listeners of all ages. The participating olive oil producers offering complimentary tasting during the festivities […]

March 26, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sing Out! a tribute to Pete Seeger

The music of folk artist Pete Seeger will be highlighted at this week’s edition of Thursday Live!, a continuing series of free concerts held the first Thursday of each month at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and is open for all ages to enjoy. Donations are […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Jungle Book’ set to open at Woodland Opera House

The Woodland Opera House will present its Theatre for Families production of Disney’s “Jungle Book, kids” opening Friday, April 4, and running through April 19. The show plays at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. The jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in the exciting Disney musical classic. Join Mowgli, Baloo, King […]

March 26, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local artist’s work on exhibit at Gallery 1855

Local artist Judy Yemma will have her “water” exhibit on display through April at Gallery 1855, 820 Pole Line Road. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is a free public open house and artist’s reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 13. For more information, call […]

March 26, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local pianists perform well at JPTAG

The Japanese Piano Teachers Association of Greater Sacramento music festival awarded trophies to 12 piano students from seven studios in the competition and 57 students from nine studios in Davis and surrounding areas in the evaluation during a March 9 performance in Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks. From four piano studios in Davis, three […]

April 09, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,