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 […]

March 28, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

ITDP presents ‘The Space Between’

The UC Davis Institute of Exploration in Theater, Dance and Performance presents “The Space Between” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, and 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Arena Theatre in Wright Hall. This new choreography by graduate student Brandon Gonzalez is an ongoing exploration into the phenomenological experience of space and human relationship. This […]

February 19, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Trokanski offers dance classes for seniors

As part of their community outreach program, the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre funds free classes for seniors 65 and older at the PTDW facility, 2720 Del Rio Place in Davis. The Second Wind dance class combines a jazz warm-up with ballet and contemporary technique at a technical level appropriate for mature movers who may have […]

January 28, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC holding auditions for ‘A Chorus Line’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces auditions for the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “A Chorus Line.” Auditions will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 2, and Monday, March 3, with callbacks at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive. The show will be directed by John Ewing, and […]

February 11, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘August: Osage County’ — Summer of discontent

“August: Osage County” Four stars Starring: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Margo Martindale, Sam Shepard, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Misty Upham Rating: R, for frequent profanity and earthy dialogue, and brief drug content Strong cast has a field day with dysfunction family dynamics By Derrick Bang […]

January 24, 2014 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

WOH to hold auditions for ‘Millie’

The Woodland Opera House is holding auditions for “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, and Monday, Feb. 17, at the Opera House, 340 Second St. in Woodland. Callbacks will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Fourth Street Studio. Auditions are open to individuals ages 20 to 60. Individuals should bring […]

February 13, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear jazz at crafts fair

Enjoy the sounds of New Harmony Jazz Band between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair on Sunday, Feb. 2, in Davis’ Central Park, Third and C streets downtown.

January 24, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Dessert fundraiser at DMTC

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces its fourth annual Dessert Auction Fundraiser, just in time for the sweetest holiday of the year, Valentine’s Day. The auction will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive. Bring a dessert, cake or anything sweet, or bid on the wide […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,