Jam with folk musicians in the Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 17 and 31, at the Wyatt Deck on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road). The site is next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, […]

January 09, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Symphonic Duo team up for benefit concert

Italian artists Francesco Attesti and Matteo Galli bring their Symphonic Duo tour to Davis at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at St. James Church, 1275 B St. Tickets are $30 general and $15 for students. The event is a fundraiser for Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines. Attesti started playing the piano at age 6 […]

January 21, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear Stelth Ulvang at Third Space

Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Third Space, 946 Olive Dr. The Lumineers were nominated in the best new artist category at the 2013 Grammy Awards. Local band Crow Canyon, featuring Davis High students, will open the show. For more information, visit www.thirdspacedavis.com.

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Take a musical journey with Webster, Gerber

Details Who: Chris Webster and Nina Gerber When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 Where: The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters Tickets: $20, available at Armadillo Music, 205 F St. in Davis Info: 530-758-8058 Take a trip down Apple Blossom Lane with Chris Webster and Nina Gerber. The duo will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Enjoy an evening at the ‘Cabaret’

In the know What: “Cabaret” Where: Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive When: Through Jan. 26, 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:15 p.m. Sundays Tickets: $18 general, $16 for students and seniors (55 and over); groups for 10 or more, $14 each Info: Visit dmtc.org or call 530-756-3682 Rating: Recommended for theatergoers age […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Live figure-drawing sessions resume at Art-is-Davis

Art-is-Davis Co-op, 222 D St. in downtown Davis, hosts live figure-drawing sessions every week. Mondays (6 to 9 p.m.) are dedicated to short poses for gesture and fast studies, and Tuesdays (6 to 9 p.m.) are three-hour poses for portrait and full figure work. The first and third weeks of each month are clothed sessions […]

March 14, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Call for local artists to join Studio Tour

Davis artists are invited to join the Davis Art Studio Tour, planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13. The tour is an opportunity for new and established artists to show their creations, develop new fans and sell art. Last year, 26 artists opened their studios for the weekend and the […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Dan Hicks to perform at The Palms on Friday

Dan Hicks is widely admired for his songwriting and ability to combine multiple styles of music into a satisfying whole. Hicks and his band The Hot Licks will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Hicks is an American original. Since the early 1960s, he has […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Auditions set for ‘Three Sisters’

The Art Theater of Davis will be having a second round of auditions for “Three Sisters” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Third Space, 946 Olive Dr. This will be an open audition time. For more information, contact [email protected]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Acme troupe puts a new twist on ‘K of D’

Laura Schellhardt’s “The K of D” seems a strange choice of a play for Acme Theatre Company because it was written as a piece for one woman, playing 16 different characters.

Director Maddy Ryen explains that “The author’s notes on the play say: ‘This play was originally created as a one-actor play. It might be performed with more than one actor. I look forward to seeing what that looks like.’ ”

Given the author’s blessing to shape the play to fit a full cast, Ryen was happy to have a script that would use 12 talented actors, rather than the smaller-cast shows that Acme often does in the wintertime.

“It has been quite interesting to see what it looks like,” Ryen says.

Hey-Nows! ready to rock RootStock

The Hey-Nows! — featuring Lee Milhous, Roger Trott, Nicolo Scozzari, Andrew Sisco and Andrew Curteman — will perform a free concert from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters. Milhous and Trott are both veterans of the Northern California rock music scene, having recorded and played in bands […]

January 09, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Top fiddlers to host workshop

Fiddlers Andy Lentz and Josh Rabie are collaborating to teach a fiddle workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at N Street Cohousing, 716 N St. in Davis. The goals of this two-hour workshop are to introduce students to bluegrass and old-time fiddling and explore the “chop” method of accompanying other musicians on […]

January 07, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Enjoy music, wine at Wine’d Down Thursday

The first Wine’d Down Thursday of the new year will feature the sounds of Chris Lee and Trena Thompson of Red Union Blue from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Sundstrom Hill Winery, 2744 Del Rio Place in Mace Ranch. Lee, a songwriter, has teamed up with vocalist Thompson, combining on rock, pop, folk and […]

January 07, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Clarinetist Eric Hoeprich returns home to perform with London Haydn Quartet

Clarinetist Eric Hoeprich — who attended Emerson Junior High and Davis High School as a teen in the late ’60s and early ’70s — returns this week for a concert at the Mondavi Center with the London Haydn Quartet. Hoeprich has returned to Davis at least twice in recent years. He was inducted into the […]

January 07, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,