Concert series highlights Fall Welcome

Davis Downtown presents the first Discover Downtown Davis Fall Welcome Street Concert series from 2 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, on D Street between First and Second streets. This event is free — with the help of sponsors First Northern Bank, Sophia’s Thai Kitchen and 2407 Graphics — and features The Family Crest, Cold Eskimo, […]

October 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Wines to drink while waiting for Il Papa

The new pope’s penchant for cold calling has encouraged me to wonder every time my phone rings if it might be Francis I on the other end. He could, for instance, be calling to congratulate me on my recent marriage to a Pope or to thank me for the many enthusiastic words in the last […]

October 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Celebrate winery’s crush at First Saturday

Sundstrom Hill Winery will celebrate the end of the 2013 crush at First Saturday, from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the winery, 2744 Del Rio Place, Suite 130, in Mace Ranch. Fermenting zinfandel and petite sirah grapes fill the winery, so that makes Saturday a perfect day to be outside for music and celebrating […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

New art workshops offered this fall

Starting this fall, new workshops will be offered at the Art-is-Davis co-op, 222 D St. in downtown Davis. Figure Drawing and Painting sessions are run by Seana Burke on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. These sessions are open to all ages, media and levels. Pre-registration is being taken for classes that include Drawing and Watercolor for […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Rush': Quite a ride!

“Rush” Four stars Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilder, Alexandra Maria Lara, Pierfrancesco Favino, Christian McKay, Julian Rhind-Tutt Rating: R, for profanity, nudity, sexual content, brief drug use and disturbing images Famed racetrack rivalry depicted in well-scripted drama By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Friends tell you what you want to hear. Enemies tell […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

ARTober comes to Woodland

YoloArts, the county’s arts council, has been cultivating a “farm to art” movement that culminates each year with an agriculture themed exhibition, Art Farm. Artists from Yolo, Placer, Sacramento, Sonoma, Yuba, and Solano counties are participating in this year’s enhanced Art Farm exhibition, a portion that will be juried for the first time. Rachel Teagle, […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Jazz & Beat Festival coincides with Downtown Fall Welcome

Experience an intimate festival filled with poetry readings and painting improvisation set to the rhythm of live jazz as the seventh annual Jazz & Beat Festival returns to Davis on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5. Hosted by the Cultural Action Committee, this is an opportunity for attendees to experience exclusive performances, a thorough collection of […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Movement and sound workshop at DAC

A Movement and Sound workshop is planned from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The instructor is Ann Rogers. No experience is necessary for this introduction to Vedic chant that uses seasonal chants, movement and breath work. The fee is $35 or individuals may use their […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear music at Third Space

Australian garage rocker Michael Beach brings his vibes to Third Space, 946 Olive Drive, on Saturday. Beach is also active in Melbourne’s Electric Jellyfish and Oakland’s Colossal Yes. Third Space underwent a makeover to tame the acoustics of the immense warehouse structure. Opening acts are Dirty Boots — Mike Diaz and Cheryl Martin — and […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Buyers come from afar for Davis Vinyl & Music Fair

Vinyl music lovers will want to circle Sunday, Oct. 20, on their calendars: Armadillo Music and KDVS, 90.3 FM, are co-hosting a Vinyl & Music Fair from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The event is free to the public, and vendors can purchase tables for $35 each […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

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 ,