Pioneer HS Choir teams with West Valley Chorus for a musical fundraiser

The Pioneer High School Choir will join again with the West Valley Chorus to stage a music show fundraiser at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Pioneer, 1400 Pioneer Ave. in Woodland. This year’s theme is  “A Tribute to Great American Composers.” Proceeds will go to Pioneer High’s music and theater arts programs, which have been […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Feminist Film Festival celebrates art, activism and entertainment

The Davis Feminist Film Festival will bring a new selection of cutting-edge films linking art and social issues to the Veterans’ Memorial Theater on Thursday and Friday, April 11-12. This grassroots event will showcase narrative, documentary and experimental work and exposes audiences to perspectives often missing from mainstream media and culture. The films featured this […]

April 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hattie Craven, 12, debuts CD at The Palms

Hattie Craven, 12, may be one of the youngest performers to grace The Palms Playhouse stage, but she is already a seasoned performance veteran. Hattie will debut her newest album, “Eleven,” at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at The Palms, 13 Main St. in Winters. The recording — which features 11 songs recorded in her […]

April 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Neon Lite plays Saturday at Sundstrom Hill Winery

Sundstrom Hill Winery welcomes back to the barrel room Neon Lite, a Davis band whose repertoire includes many familiar harmonies from the 1960s and ’70s — from the Eagles to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young — that listeners will remember and enjoy. Neon Lite will perform from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the family-owned […]

April 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD’s Livon Ghermezi performs at I-House

UC Davis student, guitarist, singer/songwriter Livon Ghermezi is the featured performer at Sundays at I-House at 8 p.m. this Sunday at the International House, Davis at 10 College Park. Ghermezi has been performing in Davis for two years. Her vocal style is melodic and hearkens back to troubadour folk/rock. Currently a UCD undergrad student studying […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD MFA candidates heat up with ‘Hot Country’

Solo Explorations 2013 presents new individual pieces by graduating master of fine arts acting candidates Bobby August Jr., Maria Candelaria, Susan-Jane Harrison and Aaron Jessup in “Hot Country.” The artists are set against a stark landscape: a varied shifting terrain, the map of political events, transit across the seas. The four solo performers split identities: […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear talking dogs in Spanish on UCD stage

Based on Miguel de Cervantes’ tale of two talking dogs and on José Ortega’s theatrical adaptation, “El Coloquio de Los Perros” (“The Colloquy of the Dogs”) is produced by Grupo de Teatro La Poltrona and presented by the UC Davis Institute for Exploration in Theatre, Dance and Performance. Adrienne Martín, a professor in the UCD […]

April 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

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:; 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;, 530-754-2787 For […]

April 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,