Listen to Americana music at house concert

Glenn Houston and Travis Jones, founders of the Americana band Houston Jones, will perform folk, bluegrass, blues and gospel at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at a Bill Wagman house concert in Davis. In 2000, Houston and Jones began performing as a duet, honing their chops and developing their repertoire as part of their plan […]

April 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

S.F. Symphony harpist to appear with Chamber Music Society

Check it out What: Sacramento Chamber Music Society When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20 Where: Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road Tickets: $28 general, $22 seniors, $12 students, available at the door Info: www.cmssacto.org; 916-443-2908 Harpist Douglas Rioth — a member of the San Francisco Symphony for decades — will perform with the Sacramento Chamber […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: A cab by any other name

Say “cab” and most wine lovers immediately fill in the rest: cabernet sauvignon. But another cab grape grows and ripens in the shadow of its more “noble” sister: cabernet franc. A grape with its own charms and challenges, cab franc often supplies just a small fraction of a cab blend. It rounds out the sometimes […]

April 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Film offers a peek at life in Kazakhstan

“Tulpan,” a 2008 multinational film directed by Sergey Dvortsevoy, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film Series. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 p.m. There is no charge, […]

April 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Weekend computer workshop for kids

Davis kids ages 10 to 16 can learn to program their own computer games at Davis Code Camp from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Pence Gallery. The camp is $30 to cover expenses and limited to the first 10 who sign up. For more information or to register, call 530-723-6760 or […]

April 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

One-man band at RootStock

Ron Goldberg brings his one-man folk, blues, country, rock, calypso and jazz show to Rootstock, 22 Main St. in Winters, for a free concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5. Goldberg has been performing locally since his move to the region in 1975. He sings and plays a diverse variety of styles accompanying […]

April 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Veteran maestro Herbert Blomstedt to lead San Francisco Symphony at Mondavi

Details Who: San Francisco Symphony, led by maestro Herbert Blomstedt When: 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, with a 7 p.m. pre-concert talk by Scott Foglesong, chairman of musicianship and music theory with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $55-$99 general, $27.50-$49.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 For […]

April 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Double bill to light show plus jazz-funk trio

The Mondavi Center will host an unusual double bill — featuring a 1960s-style psychedelic light show, as well as a set by veteran jazz-funk trio Medeski, Martin and Wood — on Saturday, April 20, at 8 p.m. The Joshua Light Show draws on the experience of media designer Joshua White, who designed lighting at the […]

April 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Arlo Guthrie to offer solo concert as tribute to his father Woody

Throughout his own career, Arlo Guthrie (born in 1947), has honored his late father, Woody Guthrie (1912-1967), in song as well as in life. During last year’s centennial observance of Woody’s birthday, Arlo embarked on a new solo tour, titled “Here Comes The Kid,” which extends through 2013. This continues the celebration of Woody Guthrie’s […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Chorale moves to Brunelle for Saturday concert featuring classics, recent works

That’s the ticket What: Davis Chorale, performing Bach, Mozart and two recent compositions by Ola Gjeilo When: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13 Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $15 general, $10 students, $20 for priority seating, available from Chorale members; at Watermelon Music, 207 E St.; or at the […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sketching/watercolor workshop offered at Pence

Instructor David Lobenberg, adjunct art professor at Sacramento City College, will lead students in the fine art of easy and elegant sketching overlaid with colorful watercolor washes to create personalized artistic “snapshots.” The two-day class will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, April 7 and 14, at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. […]

April 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

What in the … Blue Blazes at Picnic in the Park on Wednesday

Blue Blazes will play their blend of ’50s rockabilly and blues, with a few ’60s surf instrumentals for good measure, starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Picnic in the Park. The family-friendly celebration is part of the Davis Farmers Market, which is open from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Blue Blazes features Dave Atkinson (lead guitar […]

April 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC holds auditions for ‘Cats’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces auditions for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical “Cats.” Auditions will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday April 21, and Monday, April 22. Callbacks will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. The show is directed by Steve Isaacson, with choreography by Pam Lourentzos. All auditions and performances are at DMTC’s Performing […]

April 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mixed-media exhibit at Craft Center Gallery

A reception for the artists featured in the Craft Center Gallery’s current exhibition, “Crafting on the Clock,” is planned from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the gallery in the South Silo Building on the UC Davis campus. The mixed-media exhibit features works by current and recent Craft Center managers and has been on display […]

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