‘Coppélia’ delivers beautiful ballet and loads of laughs

Check it out What: “Coppélia,” the ballet Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. When: 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $15 general at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., or at the box office one hour before the performance By Shari Walter Looking […]

May 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sculpture exhibit at The Artery

The Artery’s gallery will feature “Earth Forms” — sculptural works of six artists — from June 7 to July 3. Featured artist Bob O’Neill uses a variety of stones, including marble, alabaster, soapstone and onyx. Artery members Norm Hinman and Patrick Mullen bring wood and glass to the exhibit. Guest artists Jeff Howell and Claudia […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Winters Shakespeare Workshops to host camp for teens

There is still time for teenagers to sign up for Winters Shakespeare Workshop — a five-week theater camp, culminating in a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” This summer the production will be set in Nashville in the 1970s. The camp runs 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, June 16-July 18, with performances at […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD showcases dramatic art design

Community members are invited to meet scenic designer Travis Kerr and costume designer Loree Sweger and discuss their work for stage and screen. Kerr and Sweger, both working toward their master’s in fine art degrees at UC Davis, will showcase their work from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at Wright Hall’s Main Theatre. […]

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Anonymous’ dance highlights women

“Anonymous,” a collaborative collection of stories illuminating womanhood, will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Main Theatre in UC Davis’ Wright Hall. This event is free. The multimedia, interdisciplinary collaboration using dance, projected video and original text, is directed by Jarrell Iu-Hui Chua. The process used in this collaboration elicits the […]

May 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sundstrom Hill celebrates first anniversary with First Saturday fun

Sundstrom Hill Winery will celebrate its first anniversary with a rollicking First Saturday celebration from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the winery, 2744 Del Rio Place, Suite 130, in Mace Ranch. Music will be provided by Frankie and the Fabletones, a group dedicated to authentically recreating the golden age of rock-n-roll singing known as […]

May 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Fast & Furious 6′: Accelerating nicely

“Fast & Furious 6″ 3.5 stars Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Sung Kang, Jordana Brewster, Luke Evans, Gina Carano, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Gal Gadot Rating: PG-13, and somewhat generously, for intense and relentless violence, action and mayhem, along with occasional profanity and sensuality Gear-grinding franchise still delivers a high-octane […]

May 24, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Pop goes the Picnic

The Davis Farmers Market will host Picnic Pops from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Picnic in the Park. This year’s Picnic Pops features Da Vinci/Emerson/Holmes Junior High School Bands (5-6 p.m.), followed by the Davis High School bands (6-7 p.m.) and the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh (7-8 p.m.). Music is sponsored and funded by […]

May 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Chorale to sing interfaith vespers on June 2

The Davis Chorale, under the direction of Alison Skinner and accompanied on the piano by Ellen Deffner, will perform an interfaith vespers service at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Davis Community Church. The service will feature choral music and congregational hymns, celebrating sacred music of different styles from various countries in different languages. Austrian […]

May 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Briggs whistles way to I-House

Sacramento native Milt Briggs will combine his love of music and nature with vocals, whistling, poetry and stories at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9, as part of the International Children’s Storytelling Program. The event is free for members of International House, Davis. Non-members are asked for a $2 donation per child or $5 for a family. […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

International Film Series returns to I-House

“Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” a 2011 Chinese-American film directed by Wayne Wang, will be screened Friday, June 7, 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 […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Black Cedar Trio performs at the Davis Art Center

The Black Cedar Trio — Kris Palmer (wood flute), Nancy Kim (cello) and Steve Lin (guitar) — will play its wide range of music at 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, as part of the Davis Arts Center’s Classical Guitar Series. The program features a Baroque trio sonata by the German flute master, Johann Joachim Quantz, […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

All-star finale for Sundays at I-House

The second season of Sundays at I-House, an ongoing fundraiser benefiting International House, Davis, concludes its Countdown to Summer at 7 p.m. Sunday with four featured performers for its festive all-star finale. There will be no open mic at this event. I-House is at 10 College Park in Davis. The evening kicks off with Clarence […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DHS choirs to give final concerts of the year

Local music enthusiasts have a two more chances to hear offerings from various Davis High School singing groups. The Spring Choral Concert is at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The concert will feature the Advanced Treble Choir, Concert Choir and DHS Madrigal Singers. All three choirs […]

May 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,