Jazz & Beat Festival coincides with Downtown Fall Welcome

Experience an intimate festival filled with poetry readings and painting improvisation set to the rhythm of live jazz as the seventh annual Jazz & Beat Festival returns to Davis on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5. Hosted by the Cultural Action Committee, this is an opportunity for attendees to experience exclusive performances, a thorough collection of […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Movement and sound workshop at DAC

A Movement and Sound workshop is planned from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The instructor is Ann Rogers. No experience is necessary for this introduction to Vedic chant that uses seasonal chants, movement and breath work. The fee is $35 or individuals may use their […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear music at Third Space

Australian garage rocker Michael Beach brings his vibes to Third Space, 946 Olive Drive, on Saturday. Beach is also active in Melbourne’s Electric Jellyfish and Oakland’s Colossal Yes. Third Space underwent a makeover to tame the acoustics of the immense warehouse structure. Opening acts are Dirty Boots — Mike Diaz and Cheryl Martin — and […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Buyers come from afar for Davis Vinyl & Music Fair

Vinyl music lovers will want to circle Sunday, Oct. 20, on their calendars: Armadillo Music and KDVS, 90.3 FM, are co-hosting a Vinyl & Music Fair from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The event is free to the public, and vendors can purchase tables for $35 each […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Ceramic show set at UCD Craft Center

The UC Davis Craft Center, which is part of Campus Recreation and Unions, is hosting “Prakruti” by Latika Jain, a ceramic show and sale from Sept. 30 to Nov. 1. Jain’s work is iconic in nature with architectural elements. Her forms have mysterious recesses and openings that lead the viewer on a visual journey following […]

September 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

See Odd Man Out at Picnic in the Park

Odd Man Out brings its eclectic mix of folk rock, country rock and Americana music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets in Davis. The band — which features Lenny Goldberg, lead guitar; Bruce Koller, drums and vocals; Mike Adams, bass […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Dr. Kulka’s cardboard box

About 30 years ago, a fond mom bought a box full of old postcards for her son who collected them (and other things). It turned out that the box was a personal archive of one Dr. Dora Kulka that contained, in addition to perhaps 1,000 postcards, many family photographs and letters dating from 1910 to […]

September 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Art show honors firefighters

The art show titled “Tame the Flame,” honoring local firefighters, will be on display throughout October at The Nest restaurant at the Wild Wings Golf Course. The show will feature photographs from members of the Woodland Camera Forum, on the theme of firefighting, firefighters and the equipment used to “Tame the Flame.” A Second Saturday […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

It’s A Beautiful Day at The Palms on Friday night

It’s A Beautiful Day, featuring David LaFlamme’s trademark violin and time-tested songs, formed in San Francisco in 1967 during the Summer of Love. On Friday, Sept. 27, at 8:30 p.m. It’s A Beautiful Day will return to The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Tickets are $20. It’s A Beautiful Day is most famous […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC’s ‘Spamalot’ leaves audiences laughing

Check it out What: “Spamalot” Where: Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 6. Tickets: $18 for general; $16 for students and seniors (55 and over) plus a $2 facility fee per ticket. The show is recommended for ages 8 and up […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Artery highlights earth and fire

Ceramic artist Susanne Kubler French and sculptor Ira Jones employ earth and fire to create their show, which can be seen Oct. 4-29 at The Artery, 207 G St. in downtown Davis. An artists’ reception is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout. Kubler French teaches ceramic […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Woodland’s ‘Les Misérables’ is a must-see production

Check it out What: “Les Misérables” When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 6 Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: $25 for adults, $23 for seniors age 62 and older and $12 for children 17 and under. Balcony tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children. The show […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

High Strung mixes it up at Picnic in the Park

High Strung bring its eclectic mix of acoustic Americana music to Picnic in the Park from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets in Davis. High Strung — which features Ray Delgado, guitar and vocals; Phil Minas, bass and vocals; Wayne Smith, guitar and vocals; […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Proctor closes out Barnyard Acoustic Music Festival

Chris Proctor, winner of the U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, will perform as part of the Barnyard Acoustic Music Festival at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in the historic Schmeiser Barn west of Davis. This final barn concert of the year is co-sponsored by Barnyard Theatre and the UC Davis Friends of Acoustic Music. The […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,