Enroll now for Children’s Tree-Lighting Choir

The Davis Children’s Tree-Lighting Choir is now accepting enrollment in preparation to sing at the city of Davis downtown tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. This will be the 15th year for the choir to sing at this fun community event, which also features the Davis High School Madrigals and Jazz Choir. Director […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Alkali Flats to play free outdoor show

The Alkali Flats — a Sacramento-area band known for their cowboy hats and their feisty mix of hillbilly/honkytonk music — will give a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, in the Corin Courtyard at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. The courtyard is the patio area adjacent to the box office. The Fusion […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Chamber Music Society of Sacramento comes to Davis

The opening Chamber Music Society of Sacramento concert, featuring a variety of “Songs of the Earth,” is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Sacramento State’s Capistrano Hall. The second concert is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. September’s concerts feature the Ariel Quartet, playing Beethoven’s […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC to hold auditions for ‘Oliver’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces auditions for Lionel Bart’s classic musical “Oliver!” Auditions will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, and Monday, Sept. 16, with callbacks on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Jean Henderson Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis. The show will be directed and choreographed by Jan Isaacson. Bring a prepared […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Yolo County art scholars to be recognized

Fourteen high school students from Yolo County will be recognized at a special reception Friday in Woodland. These students from Davis, Woodland and West Sacramento spent four weeks in the  intensive pre-college program known as California State Summer School for the Arts in Valencia. The students attended the California Institute of the Arts, an accredited […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sign up now for Davis’ Community Idol

Are you someone with undiscovered amazing vocal talent? Are you craving your 15 minutes of fame in the spotlight? If so, consider entering as a contestant in Davis’ Community Idol competition! At 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, a local singing superstar will be crowned on the Brunelle Performance Hall stage at Davis High School. DHS’ […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Winery celebrates its ties with schools

School has started but there are still students in need of school supplies. Sundstrom Hill Winery is collecting school supplies at its First Saturday event, Sept. 7. Drop off any school supplies between 1 and 5 p.m. and receive a 10 percent discount off a purchase of any bottle of wine. All teachers and school […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local helps exhibit blossom at Alcatraz

Former Davis resident Catherine Watters — daughter of longtime residents Jim and Janine Stevens — is a co-founder of the Alcatraz Florilegium, an exhibition of botanical drawings and paintings documenting the plants of the Gardens of Alcatraz, which opened this month. The exhibition, a project of Northern California Society of Botanical Artists in collaboration with […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local soprano to give recital at San Francisco Conservatory

Soprano Rebecca Plack, a longtime resident of Davis, will give a recital at 2 p.m. Sunday at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Plack’s recital is titled “I’ll Change Your Tune: One-Upsmanship in 19th Century Song,” and will feature works by composers Hugo Wolf, Claude Debussy and Robert Schumann, who in several instances wrote their […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Les Miserables’ comes to Woodland Opera House

The Woodland Opera House will present Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production of Boublil and Schonberg’s classic musical “Les Misérables” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 13 through Oct. 6. The show is underwritten by the Woodland Opera House Guild. Originally adapted from Victor Hugo’s timeless novel, “Les Misérables” is the epic story that recounts […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DAC adds Bulgarian dance class

The Davis Art Center is offering an eight-week Introduction to Bulgarian Folk Dance class from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 10 to Oct. 29. Students will learn easy traditional and contemporary folk dances from Bulgaria in a fun social environment. The class will begin with simple dances and steps and progress through fast […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Make a Mad Dash to Picnic in the Park

Mad Dash bring their rock ‘n’ roll dance music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Music starts at 5 p.m. and is sponsored by Davis Food Co-op. The market is open from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Summer season is in full swing with plenty of melons, apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums, […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local artist perform at Fringe Festival

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble will be performing “Nightingale” at the San Francisco Fringe Festival. The fantastical narration and live music capture the imagination on a quest for self empowerment. The show runs at 9 p.m. Sept. 7, 1 p.m. Sept. 14, 7 p.m. Sept. 15 and 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at the EXIT Theatre, 156 […]

September 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,