Common House to stage ‘Prelude to a Kiss’

“Prelude to a Kiss,” a play by Craig Lucas, will be performed over three weekends at the UC Davis Arboretum by Common House Productions. Show dates are Oct. 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27. All performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors. Parking is available for $8 in Visitor Lot 5, […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Youth Flute Choir taking new members

The Davis Youth Flute Choir begins the fall season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Davis Art Center. Signups for the choir are available through the Art Center at or by calling 530-756-4100. Advanced flute students in ninth through 12th grades are eligible to participate. The first rehearsal will be followed by […]

September 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Celebration of Life Arts Festival returns to Davis

On Sunday, Oct. 13, the Davis Cemetery and the UC Davis Arboretum will host the fifth annual Celebration of Life Arts Festival at Gallery 1855, 820 Pole Line Road. The open house runs from 1 to 4 p.m. with performances beginning at 2 p.m. The free festival features live music and poetry performances and includes a […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Rock musical, ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ highlight 2013-14 UCD theater slate

The UC Davis department of theater and dance’s 2013-14 season includes three productions directed by internationally renowned Granada Artists-in-Residence, three student showcases, one Shakespeare on a Shoestring class production as well as unticketed Institute for Theatre, Dance and Performance programs that open up the artistic process to the community. Opening Nov. 21 is “Spring Awakening,” […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Young Performers Theater to hold auditions for ‘Schoolhouse Rock, Live!’

Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers  Theater will hold auditions for “Schoolhouse Rock, Live!” at 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, with callbacks at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25. All are at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. The musical is directed and choreographed by Helen Spangler, with musical direction […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Free Zumba class set for children

A free Zumba Kids Jr. class will be offered from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place. Zumba Kids Jr. classes are a dance and play party for little feet. This program is for 4- to 6-year-olds to be themselves, learn to socialize, move to […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Banjo band comes to Atria Covell Gardens

The Sacramento Banjo Band will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. The four-string banjos, with their clear melody, are what a person would expect to hear on a riverboat or in Dixieland jazz bands. They play songs from the turn of the 20th century. […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Nest plays host to new art work

The new show of art on display for September at The Nest restaurant at the Wild Wings Golf Course near Woodland will feature the works of Tissa Kappagoda, Judy Tischer, Alice Micheltorena and Suzanne Gerttula. The Nest is at the Wild Wings Golf Course, just outside the residential gate. Head west on Highway 16, past […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Get ready for the Great California Paint Out

The Great California Paint Out will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The workshop costs $25 and gives artists an opportunity to paint throughout downtown Davis in groups or individually. Those wishing to learn technique may work alongside one of several master painters: Marti Walker, Leslie Toms, Philippe Gandiol, Chella […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Free concert on E Street Plaza

Wealth of Nations — formerly known as David Hafter and Friends — will play original and folk rock music from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday on the E Street Plaza, in the 200 block of E Street in downtown Davis.

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The King’s Speech’ to be screened at I-House

“The King’s Speech,” a 2010 British film directed by Tom Hooper, 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 […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Yolo Mambo to play Picnic in the Park

Yolo Mambo bring its world music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets in Davis. Yolo Mambo’s transglobal rhythms will transport listeners to Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Cape Verde, France, Spain, New Zealand and across our country. A Picnic in the Park favorite, the […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

No maybe about it, Carly Rae Jepsen to play in Davis

In the know What: Carly Rae Jepsen When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: Mondavi Center Tickets: $39.50 Info:, 530-754-2787 “Call Me Maybe” is more than a hit pop song, it’s a cultural phenomenon. From the Justin Bieber/Selena Gomez dance video on YouTube, to Cookie Monster’s “Share it Maybe,” the song was omnipresent last summer. “Call Me […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Vocal Art Ensemble to play at Village Homes

The Vocal Art Ensemble is the featured act Monday, Sept. 23, at Village Homes Performers’ Circle at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Formed in February 2008, VAE won the 2012 American Prize for Creative Programming and Collaboration for featuring a cappella choral pieces aside intimate instrumentals and dance. The 22-voice […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,