Free outdoor dance lesson for kids to precede ‘Gertrude McFuzz’

As a warm-up for the 3 p.m. performance of “Gertrude McFuzz” on Sunday, May 19, by pianist Lara Downes and others in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall, there will be a free event outdoors on the Corin Courtyard on the Mondavi Center’s north side. Titled “Kids in the Courtyard,” the event will include an introductory dance […]

May 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Dogs of War’ looks between the lines of Shakespeare

In the know What: “The Dogs of War” Where: Wyatt Pavilion Theatre, UC Davis. When: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, May 16-18 and 23-25; and 2 p.m. Sundays, May 19, 26 Tickets: Suggested $5 donation at the door; limited seating — first-come, first-served. Rating: PG-13 Using the text of Shakespeare’s “Wars of the Roses” plays, “The Dogs […]

May 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Trokanski offers summer dance workshops

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theater is hosting a two-week summer intensive at the Pamela Trokanski Dance workshop, in conjunction with several other summer programs. As as the nonprofit dance company looks forward to its upcoming 29th season, it is focusing on community outreach for training dancers who might someday join the troupe, dancing with either the […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Byrne’s photographs on display at Davis Art Center

The Davis Art Center will host an exhibit of photographs by Susan Cohen Byrne. Byrne has lived in rural Yolo County for more than 35 years, and her photographs express her passion to create enduring images of the beauty of the area. Meet the artist at the ArtAbout reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday […]

May 07, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Trio Seven to perform at DAC

The Davis Art Center Guitar Ensemble Series continues with a performance by Trio Seven at 8 p.m. Friday, May 17. Now in its third year, Trio Seven is an all extended seven-string ensemble that covers a range of styles, from baroque to romantic to impressionistic to modern. Trio Seven performs works by Dvorak, Rachmaninov, Debussy, […]

May 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear music at Monticello on Mother’s Day

Treat mom to a special meal with music at Monticello, 630 G St., on Sunday. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and features music by Bob and Donna Wren, who play Mozart piano, violin sonatas with Baroque and Irish flavoring. Dinner is from 5 to 8 p.m. and features music by Ken […]

May 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

NPR’s Ira Glass to speak at Mondavi on May 18

Ira Glass, host of the long-running NPR series “This American Life,” speaks at the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in conversation with novelist/speaker/accordionist Daniel Handler, who is known in some circles as Lemony Snicket, author of books for younger readers. Glass was named Best Radio Host in America by Time magazine in […]

May 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Picnic in the Park gets Sticky

Sticky Vikki & the Pinecones bring their rockabilly music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday. From their humble beginnings at the Trailer Park and No Tell Bar to the bright lights of San Francisco and Los Angeles, the band will get people dancing to songs about trains, laundry and how they need a kiss. […]

May 07, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Woodland High music, art featured at Second Saturday Art at the Nest

The Woodland High School jazz band will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at The Nest at Wild Wings Golf Club, on Highway 16 in Woodland. The WHS art department has put together an exhibit titled “Flight” that features 25 pieces. For more information, call 530-661-4716.

May 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Hiding Place’ to be performed in Davis

One-Way productions, an award-winning theater company, will present a new play based on the best-selling book “The Hiding Place.” Performances will take place the weekend of June 13 at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The play is set in World War II-era Holland, as Corrie ten Boom and her family […]

May 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Arts fundraiser is slated for Friday

The Yolo County Arts Council’s annual art education fundraiser is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at T.S. Glide Ranch, 36355 Russell Blvd. This year’s event, themed “Artistic Sensations,” features buffet dinner, local wines, silent auction, live music and entertainment. Local artist Alejandro Rubio will be recognized and his work exhibited at Artistic Sensations. A […]

May 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wine’d Down at Sundstrom Hill

This week’s Wine’d Down Thursday at Sundstrom Hill Winery will feature the acoustic trio from Red Union Blue: songs by Chris Lee, vocals by Trena Thompson and guitar by Rich Desideri. They and other Red Union Blue band members have a large local following at clubs and venues throughout the greater Sacramento area. The band’s […]

May 07, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Author to present his book about Arneson

The Nelson Gallery will host art historian and professor Jonathan Fineberg in a celebration of his new book on the late Robert Arneson, renowned artist, sculptor and ceramicist who taught art at UC Davis for four decades. Fineberg will give a lecture and sign books at 4 p.m. Thursday. Fineberg’s new book, “A Troublesome Subject,” […]

May 07, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,