Ceramic show set at UCD Craft Center

The UC Davis Craft Center, which is part of Campus Recreation and Unions, is hosting “Prakruti” by Latika Jain, a ceramic show and sale from Sept. 30 to Nov. 1. Jain’s work is iconic in nature with architectural elements. Her forms have mysterious recesses and openings that lead the viewer on a visual journey following […]

September 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

See Odd Man Out at Picnic in the Park

Odd Man Out brings its eclectic mix of folk rock, country rock and Americana music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets in Davis. The band — which features Lenny Goldberg, lead guitar; Bruce Koller, drums and vocals; Mike Adams, bass […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Dr. Kulka’s cardboard box

About 30 years ago, a fond mom bought a box full of old postcards for her son who collected them (and other things). It turned out that the box was a personal archive of one Dr. Dora Kulka that contained, in addition to perhaps 1,000 postcards, many family photographs and letters dating from 1910 to […]

September 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Art show honors firefighters

The art show titled “Tame the Flame,” honoring local firefighters, will be on display throughout October at The Nest restaurant at the Wild Wings Golf Course. The show will feature photographs from members of the Woodland Camera Forum, on the theme of firefighting, firefighters and the equipment used to “Tame the Flame.” A Second Saturday […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

It’s A Beautiful Day at The Palms on Friday night

It’s A Beautiful Day, featuring David LaFlamme’s trademark violin and time-tested songs, formed in San Francisco in 1967 during the Summer of Love. On Friday, Sept. 27, at 8:30 p.m. It’s A Beautiful Day will return to The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Tickets are $20. It’s A Beautiful Day is most famous […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC’s ‘Spamalot’ leaves audiences laughing

Check it out What: “Spamalot” Where: Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 6. Tickets: $18 for general; $16 for students and seniors (55 and over) plus a $2 facility fee per ticket. The show is recommended for ages 8 and up […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Artery highlights earth and fire

Ceramic artist Susanne Kubler French and sculptor Ira Jones employ earth and fire to create their show, which can be seen Oct. 4-29 at The Artery, 207 G St. in downtown Davis. An artists’ reception is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout. Kubler French teaches ceramic […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Woodland’s ‘Les Misérables’ is a must-see production

Check it out What: “Les Misérables” When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 6 Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: $25 for adults, $23 for seniors age 62 and older and $12 for children 17 and under. Balcony tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children. The show […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

High Strung mixes it up at Picnic in the Park

High Strung bring its eclectic mix of acoustic Americana music to Picnic in the Park from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets in Davis. High Strung — which features Ray Delgado, guitar and vocals; Phil Minas, bass and vocals; Wayne Smith, guitar and vocals; […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Proctor closes out Barnyard Acoustic Music Festival

Chris Proctor, winner of the U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, will perform as part of the Barnyard Acoustic Music Festival at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in the historic Schmeiser Barn west of Davis. This final barn concert of the year is co-sponsored by Barnyard Theatre and the UC Davis Friends of Acoustic Music. The […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Three bands heat up Sophia’s

Vikesh Kapoor, Widowspeak and Pure Bathing Culture will perform at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St. in downtown Davis. Kapoor, a stylized crooner, will be celebrating his newest album, “The Ballad of Willy Robbins,” which will be released Oct. 15. Tickets for this 21-years-old-and-over show are $7 in advance […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

A jazzman swinging to rhapsody and back

Hear him locally Who: Pianist Ahmad Jamal When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $25-$49 general, $12.50-$24.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2787 Special feature: The UC Davis Jazz Combo will give a free outdoor performance at 6:30 p.m. in the Corin Courtyard adjacent to the […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Five Three Oh! plays Thursday at winery

Davis-based acoustic trio Five Three Oh! will perform Thursday at Sundstrom Hill Winery for Wine’d Down Thursday. Relatively new to the Davis music scene, the group features Chris Pilon (guitar and vocals), Michael Ann Pedone Reilly (guitar and vocals) and Eileen Jaffe (vocals and kazoo). From folk to blues to original tunes, their wide-ranging mix […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DHS conductor Angelo Moreno nominated for a 2014 Grammy

As a father, a teacher and a musician, Angelo Moreno has a lot on his plate. However, the Davis music educator has found a way to make all of them work. He bridges his passion for music with a respect for the importance of family and relationships. “My job is my lifestyle,” Moreno said. “In […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,