The Davis Jazz and Beat Festival is filled with poetry readings and painting improvisation set to the rhythm of live jazz. Hosted by the Cultural Action Committee, this is an opportunity for attendees to experience exclusive performances, see a collection of Beat art, and meet first-hand with the world-renowned poets, jazz musicians and painters of […]
Award-winning Americana/folk duo Misner & Smith — Davis residents Sam Misner and Megan Smith — will play a special CD release show at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Misner & Smith have been winning over fans with top-notch songwriting, musicianship and extraordinary vocal harmonies for years. They […]
Wealth of Nations — featuring David Hafter and Chris Stabenfeldt — will play music from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, on the patio of Little Prague, 330 G St. The concert will move indoors in the event of rain.
Texas fiddler, songwriter and singer Warren Hood and his five-piece band will play Western swing, country and Americana at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Tickets are $15. Palms audiences first encountered Hood’s blazing and soulful fiddling when he was a member of Bay Area-based acoustic favorites […]
The comedy duo 2030 — which features Davis High School graduate Brent Pella — will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the City Hall Tavern in downtown Davis for UC Davis College Night. The tavern is at 226 F St.
The Winters Theatre Company will present Jean Shepherd’s “A Christmas Story,” a comedy adapted by Philip Grecian, from Nov. 23 through Dec. 8. Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the 1940s Midwest follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. All the elements […]
Candy Taylor Tutt of Woodland is one of 13 artists included in this year’s “Thirteen For Halloween” show in Berkeley. Created by Bay Area artist Alexandra von Burg, the annual event showcases artisans whose work focuses on Day of the Dead, Halloween and ghoulish creations ranging from sweet to spooky. The preview party is from […]
Disney On Ice presents “Passport to Adventure” at Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena from Wednesday, Oct. 9, through Sunday, Oct. 13. The show features an international team of award-winning figure skaters, high-energy choreography and a colorful set that captures four unusual worlds. Shows are at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 9-11; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and […]
The UC Davis art studio program has announced the 12th season of its Visiting Artist Lectures. The series, organized by graduate student artists and members of the art faculty, brings noted practitioners from across the country for a brief residence at UCD that includes a public lecture and instructional activities. The following lecturers will appear […]
The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s show “Nightingale” was honored with “Best of Fringe 2013″ recognition by the San Francisco Fringe Festival, where “Nightingale” was performed four times during the festival’s September run. “Nightingale” — a piece involving movement, text, music and projections — was developed by the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s co-artistic director Gia Battista, who was […]
“The Tango Lesson,” a 1997 European film directed by Sally Potter, will be screened Friday 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 promptly at 8 p.m. There is […]
Yolo County artist Rebecca Ryland’s work is on display at Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada’s Woodland district office, 725 Main St., Suite 206. The public is invited to come and see it. Ryland’s artwork invokes scenes of Yolo County, including stills of the Yolo Basin and the farmland surrounding Winters. “Our office is pleased to partner with […]
Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 603 G St., has harvested another crop of musicians for October. On Wednesdays, Jan Peters will emcee an acoustic open mic from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Bob Wren plays a wide array of styles on his violin and octave mandolin from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays. Ken Kemmerling jazzes things up on […]
ARTober, a monthlong celebration, spotlights the talent and creativity of artists throughout Davis and shares the Mondavi Center’s world-renowned performances. As part of National Art & Humanities Month, Davis Downtown joins artists, galleries and businesses to bring attention to more than 65 art events taking place in Davis during October. Throughout the month, the public […]