Point of Brew: A weekend of rugby in Las Vegas

I spent last weekend in Las Vegas. I was there with my two sons to attend the USA International Seven-a-Side Rugby Tournament. The sevens tournament is staged by the International Rugby Board and is known officially as the HSBC (a primary sponsor) Sevens World Series. The competing teams are the national rugby teams of each […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear Evertree, Musial at First Saturday

Evertree, an alternative folk rock duo based in Northern California, will play at Sundstrom Hill Winery from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The duo features Lori Hawk, a singer-songwriter, vocalist and keyboardist, and Sam Hawk, a singer-songwriter, 12-string guitarist and bassist. They play a blend of originals and unplugged classic rock favorites. Michael Musial, a […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Enjoy valentine clay family fun

This Sunday, artist Heidi Bekebrede will lead two sessions of the popular valentine clay workshop at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Participants will have 75 minutes to make and paint some special keepsakes for their loved ones. Session A starts at 10 a.m. and Session B follows at noon. Adults and children ages […]

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Wonderland brings vibrant blues to The Palms

Texas-based blueswoman Carolyn Wonderland combines soulful vocals, tremendous guitar-playing, diverse songwriting and a thoroughly engaging stage presence into a deliciously potent whole. Wonderland and her band will be performing at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. Wonderland throws her whole self into her music. On guitar and lap steel, she […]

January 29, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Third Space concert looks to make it rain

Through a series of astrological circumstances and telekinetic dream-state communications, Davis’ one-man band — Lurk — has assembled a potent program of musicians at the all-ages art space Third Space, 946 Olive Drive. This happening takes place at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. Admission is a suggested donation of $5. “I’ve played ragers, weddings, whatever. […]

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Celebrate music, pets at RootStock

The Alley Gallery will hold its opening reception for “The Love of Pets” art exhibit 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters. During the opening exhibition, local musician Belle Francisco will perform. RootStock also will offer tastes of both red wine blends from Casey Flat Ranch that won Double Gold […]

January 28, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Artery showcases 40 years of love

The Artery marks 40 years of fun, friends and artistic excellence with an anniversary celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Valentine’s Day is an appropriate time to celebrate this love affair with art and artists. Reflecting the theme, the gallery is filled with members’ creations that are heartfelt, interesting, amazing and fun. […]

January 29, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DHS senior named finalist in YoungArts photography program

Pooja Tripathi has always had a feel for the camera. Realizing her talent for conceptual photography in elementary school, she quickly climbed through photography class at Davis High and summer programs such as CSSSA to further her career. Tripathi is a finalist in the 2014 YoungArts program in photography, a national foundation that seeks to […]

January 28, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Stories on Stage Davis series features Milliken, Mergen

The Stories on Stage Davis series will present author Kate Milliken and her debut collection of short stories, “If I’d Known You Were Coming,” and author Alexa Mergen’s short story, “Learning to Swim,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. Milliken’s stories take place in California and are emotionally […]

January 29, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Winters Theatre to present ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

The Winters Theatre Company will present Frank Capra’s classic, “You Can’t Take It With You,” through March 23 at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. The play will run at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10 general and $6 for seniors and children 12 and under. The Sycamores […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis High Idol finalists set to perform

The top 10 contestants for the Advanced Treble Choir Idol competition — selected in preliminary rounds on Friday and Saturday — are set to compete for the title of Davis High Idol. This year’s judges say Davis High Idol shows especially promising talent with Kelly Ragsdale, Mandy Chen, Emily Knighton, Elena Neale-Sacks, Dustin Choi, Jamie […]

January 28, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

First Friday Art Walk returns to Woodland

A growing tradition in downtown Woodland, First Friday Art Walk returns with a bang Feb. 7 with a great lineup of events. Leading the evening-long program is the innovative Nancy Ostrovsky, one of the true pioneers of “performance painting.” Ostrovsky’s “Paintings to Music” are done live on stage with musicians as they play. She has […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear live music at Monticello

February features plenty of live music at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. On Fridays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Bob Wren will play styles from jazz to Baroque on the violin and octave mandolin. Ken Kemmerling plays popular tunes and requests on the piano from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturdays. From 11 a.m. to […]

January 28, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

MFA students show off their moves

The public is invited to view several performances by UC Davis masters of fine arts candidates. There will be multi 30-minute solo performances and one hourlong collaborative performance by candidates Lindsay Beamish, Mary Ann Brooks, Peet Cocke, Andrea del Moral, Deirdre Morris and Amanda Vitiello-Jensen in two programs at different locations. The first programs are […]

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