Hear live music at crafts fair

There will be live music at the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, in Central Park. From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the sounds of 1930s jazz will be heard from Ephraim George (clarinet), Ken Kemmerling (piano and vocals), Jason Votaw (drums) and David Carey (percussion). From 1:30 […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Paintings on display at Davis Senior Center

Throughout August, the Davis Senior Center hallway will feature a display of paintings, in all media. Artists highlighted this month are Donald Harting, Ann Privateer, Mary Ann Montague, Sandi Matthys, Sally Besser, Ruth Eisele, Rita Hoots, Ken Hoots and Mary Ann Davivier. Watercolor painters meet from 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays except in July […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Francisco returns to RootStock

Winters musician Belle Francisco will play a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, in the back room at RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters. The Yolo County singer/songwriter writes and performs all-original music that is an eclectic blend of blues, folk, jazz and rock styles. Based in Winters, Francisco performs both […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Blank Tapes return to Davis

The Southern California trio The Blank Tapes is bringing its ‘60s style psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll with a beach-party vibe all the way to Northern California. Fans of early Beatles, The Kinks and The Velvet Underground will dig the band’s groovy sound. The Blank Tapes, along with pals Mystic Braves and Hindu Pirates, will perform […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Chamber Music Society announces highlights of new season

The Chamber Music Society of Sacramento has announced highlights of its 2013-14 season, which is titled “Songs of the Earth.” The group’s Davis performances are on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. The Sacramento performances are on Sunday evenings, and are usually presented at 7:30 p.m. in Sacramento […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett returns to Mondavi, this time with his Large Band

That’ s the ticket Who: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band When: 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11 Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis Tickets: $35-$65 general; $17.50-$32.50 students Info: www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 By Han-ah Sumner In 1996, singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett introduced himself to his audience at New York’s Madison Square Garden as […]

August 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Take a walking tour at Friday’s ArtAbout

Live music, art demonstrations and an opportunity to chat with featured artists highlight the monthly Second Friday ArtAbout event in downtown Davis and beyond. Two new venues join the slate of art viewings and artists’ receptions this month — Art-is-Davis and Davis Lofts. In addition, musicians enrolled in Rock Band Camp will perform a free […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Chorale welcomes new members

Getting ready for an exciting season of great choral music, the Davis Chorale is encouraging new singers to join. Auditions are ongoing. For an appointment, contact Alison Skinner at 530-574-8419 or [email protected] Prospective members and friends also are invited to meet members of the Davis Chorale and representatives of the board at a membership brunch from […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis artist to show work at Berkeley gallery

Davis artist Lynne Cunningham will show her paintings in a group show at The Collector in Berkeley beginning in mid-August. A selection of recent abstracts in the painter’s “City Vernacular” series, which are mixed-media paintings inspired by city forms, will be on exhibit from Aug. 15 through Sept. 21. A reception for the artists is planned […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Nachmanoff plays a benefit concert Thursday

Award-winning singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Dave Nachmanoff returns to Sundstrom Hill Winery for a benefit concert from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Wine’d Down Thursday. Proceeds will go to the nonprofit organization Esperanza Rising. Nachmanoff is a session musician who does studio work for others and also appears as a sideman for Al Stewart. He’s a talented […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Appalachian singing intensive kicks off choir season

Renowned folklorists from West Virginia — Carrie and Michael Kline — will lead a singing intensive on Aug. 23-24 in Davis called “Song in Sacred Community.” The Applachian duo is being hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis. “This is a rare opportunity to sing with Michael and Carrie Kline, who have a wealth […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear the Peter Franklin Band in the park

The Peter Franklin Band brings its eclectic mix of classic rock, folk rock, country rock, Americana music and kids’ songs to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday. The band includes Kevin Twitchell, left, guitar, harmonica and vocals; Bob Byrd, ukulele, harmonica; Bud Dangl (seated) vocals; Patrick Crain (behind Dangl), bass, banjo, vocals; Peter Franklin, guitar, […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Vedic chanting workshop at DAC

The Davis Art Center is hosting an introduction to Vedic chanting workshop called “Movement and Sound.” The class includes the use of gentle yoga techniques for improving the voice, breath and stamina for chanting. The class runs from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. For […]

September 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘2 Guns': 2 droll 2 be taken seriously

“2 Guns” 3.5 stars Starring: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Bill Paxton, Edward James Olmos, Paula Patton, James Marsden, Fred Ward Rating: R, for violence, profanity and brief nudity Witty banter enlivens this fast-paced action thriller By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic This summer could be subtitled The Revenge of the Comic Book. Or, perhaps, yet […]

August 02, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,