Hear Regal Beezers at the Farmers Market, twice

The swinging piano and violin music of the Regal Beezers returns to Davis twice in the coming week. From 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, the band will play for shoppers at the pre-Thanksgiving Davis Farmers Market. They’ll be at the market shed in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. At Saturday’s Farmers Market on Nov. […]

November 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Delivery Man': Return to sender

“Delivery Man” Two stars Starring: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders, Andrzej Blumenfeld, Bobby Moynihan, Simon Delaney, Adam Chanler-Berat Rating: PG-13, for thematic elements, sexual content, drug use, profanity and brief violence Truly clumsy script derails listless light comedy By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic In a case that was argued before a Kansas judge […]

November 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Holiday season kicks off with ‘The Nutcracker’ ballet

What: “The Nutcracker” ballet Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater When: 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-30, and 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 Tickets: $15, available the Davis Art Center, or at the door Info: Call 530-756-4100 By Shari Walter Thanksgiving is almost here, and as family and friends gather to celebrate, […]

November 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sign up now for the 2014 Davis Art Studio Tour

Applications and information for the 2014 Davis Art Studio Tour are available now at www.davisartstudiotour.com and at The Artery, 207 G St. in downtown Davis. The tour is open to all Davis artists. This is a great opportunity for new and established artists to show their creations, develop new fans and sell art. Twenty-six artists participated […]

December 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Film Festival kicks off monthly series

The Davis Film Festival announces a new monthly film series on the first Monday of each month, starting Dec. 2, in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Davis Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. A feature-length film and a short will be shown beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: There and back again, a brewer’s tale

Modern travel is a marvel: On Monday this week, we had breakfast in Sydney and dinner in Davis. Some 7,500 miles or 12,000 kilometers separate these two cities, yet that distance can be spanned in a single leap by modern aircraft carrying more than 400 passengers in relative comfort at nearly 600 mph or 1,000 […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Chamber Choir performs early Friday evening

The Davis Chamber Choir, a campus/community vocal group, will perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Room 115 of the UC Davis Music Building, with Andrew Hudson directing. The 60-minute program will feature “adventuresome music for Christmas, Epiphany and New Year’s,” including pieces by Samuel Barber, Benjamin Britten, Anton Bruckner, John Tavener, Heinrich Schütz, Thomas Tallis […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Cleaves returns to The Palms on Thursday

Austin-based singer and songwriter Slaid Cleaves will return for a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Cleaves weaves the musical traditions of his native Maine and adopted hometown of Austin, Texas. With a rich, slightly dusty baritone voice, Cleaves unerringly finds the right vocal approach to […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Rootstock to feature open mic night and The Bonanza Kings

RootStock is continues its open mic night from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday evening hosted by Sam and Lori Hawk. This is a free service to the local music community. The open mic night provides an opportunity for musicians of all skill levels, from the beginning student to the seasoned professional, to forget the demands […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DHS Symphonic Band plays Tuesday

The Davis High School Symphonic Band will play under the direction of Tom Slabaugh at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS. Donations will be accepted at the door. The “Something Borrowed” production is an eclectic mix for all tastes.

November 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Musicians gather for a folk jam

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck, on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road) next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and […]

November 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Craft Center to host show and auction

The Craft Center announced its 12th annual Gallery Staff Show and Silent Auction, which runs now through Dec. 6. Proceeds benefit Craft Center programs. The show features handcrafted gifts just in time for the holidays. The gallery will be full of jewelry, glasswork, textiles, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, photography, painting, drawing, screen printing and mixed media. […]

November 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Empyrean Ensemble to perform modern American works fusing music, poetry and science

In the know Who: Empyrean Ensemble When: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, with a pre-concert talk at 6:15 p.m. briefly describing each of the musical works Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $20 adults, $8 students and children; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 The Empyrean Ensemble — the professional “new music” […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UC Davis Symphony celebrates some different ‘B’s’

That’s the ticket Who: UC Davis Symphony, performing Britten, Bartók and Brahms When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $12-$17 adults, $8 students and children; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 On Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall, the UC Davis Symphony […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,