Vinyl and Music Fair returns June 2

The Armadillo Music and KDVS 90.3 FM Vinyl and Music Fair runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The free public event features vinyl, CDs, music memorabilia and more. Tables are on sale now for $35 each. For more information, call Armadillo Music at […]

May 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Culture Co-op to host art exhibit

The “Let Our Voices Be Heard” project and book, sponsored by the Davis-based Culture Co-op, is an effort to spread ideals of expressive freedom and social tolerance. The exhibit will be celebrated at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the International House, Davis, 10 College Park. Created during the past […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Chorale hosts Sunday Vespers

The Davis Chorale, under the direction of Alison Skinner and accompanied on the piano by Ellen Deffner, will perform an Interfaith Vespers Service of choral music and congregational hymns, celebrating sacred music of different styles from various countries in different languages. Vespers is at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. […]

May 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Acme present free weekend performances

Acme Theatre Company presents “Bullshot Crummond” in a free Memorial Day weekend run outside the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The production — by Ron House, Diz White, John Neville-Andrews, Alan Shearman and Derek Cunningham — centers around Captain Hugh “Bullshot” Crummond, a dashing British officer and a man with “a nose for intrigue.” He […]

May 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Interfaith musical event in Woodland

An interfaith choir concert will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at 815 Pioneer Ave. in Woodland. The event will feature several choirs from Davis and Woodland that have come together to share their love of music. It is free and is open to the public.

May 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD student’s film debuts at the Varsity

In the know What: “Part-Time Thief” Where: Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St. When: 10:45 p.m. Saturday Tickets: $5 Rating: There is no official rating, but director Stephen Leung say PG to PG-13. It is not violent or dark. Stephen Leung is a typical senior majoring in biology/chemistry at UC Davis. However, he has another side – […]

May 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

RootStock to host Bonanza King

RootStock is hosting an open-mic night from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, followed by a free performance by Bonanza King from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. RootStock is at 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Bonanza King is an eclectic country swing band fronted by singer Kari King. They play a wide variety of country-related […]

May 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

OXALA to perform at Village Homes

OXALA, a recently formed trio of Davis musicians who enjoy Portuguese music, will perform from 8:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 27, at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle. The group will play an impressionistic rendition of what they consider Portuguese musical poetry, the genre popularly known as Fado. The selection will include classics popularized by […]

May 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Legendary lyricists

Barry “The Fish” Melton of Country Joe and The Fish joined Canned Heat during Saturday’s free Whole Earth Festival on the UC Davis Quad. The celebrated band from Woodstock rocked for nearly two hours, including two encores. Whole Earth co-chair Brett Lemke was responsible for procuring Canned Heat, whose song “Going Up the Country” topped […]

May 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Children’s Chorale to perform Sunday

The Davis Children’s Chorale, a premiere chorus of area singers ages 8-15, will present its spring concert “All For Love” at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane. The chorale is under the direction of Janie Knudsen along with director emeritus Rachel Kessler. They will be accompanied by Ashley Barmore, […]

May 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Vedic chanting workshop offered

“Movement and Sound” is an introduction to Vedic chanting from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The workshop will feature gentle yoga techniques for improving the voice, breath and stamina for chanting. No experience is necessary. The cost is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers. […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Lara Downes, Davis High orchestra team up for family treat by Dr. Seuss

Details What: Family concert featuring “Gertrude McFuzz,” performed by pianist Lara Downes and the Davis High School Symphony Orchestra When: 3 p.m. Sunday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis Tickets: $15-$35 general, $7.50-$17.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 Mondavi Center audiences enjoyed last year’s family concert by pianist Lara Downes and others, […]

May 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Vocal Art Ensemble marks fifth anniversary with ‘Godai’

Check it out What: “Godai,” presented by the Vocal Art Ensemble When and where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Ave. in Sacramento; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road; and 4 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at the Davis United Methodist Church, […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Aggie Arts interns bring composer/performer Hauschka to Mondavi

The artist known as Hauschka — who performs what is dubbed “post-classical music” on a prepared piano, with various objects inserted in the strings to create unusual effects — will perform at the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. The performance is organized by the Aggie Arts interns, a group […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,