Local helps exhibit blossom at Alcatraz

Former Davis resident Catherine Watters — daughter of longtime residents Jim and Janine Stevens — is a co-founder of the Alcatraz Florilegium, an exhibition of botanical drawings and paintings documenting the plants of the Gardens of Alcatraz, which opened this month. The exhibition, a project of Northern California Society of Botanical Artists in collaboration with […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local soprano to give recital at San Francisco Conservatory

Soprano Rebecca Plack, a longtime resident of Davis, will give a recital at 2 p.m. Sunday at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Plack’s recital is titled “I’ll Change Your Tune: One-Upsmanship in 19th Century Song,” and will feature works by composers Hugo Wolf, Claude Debussy and Robert Schumann, who in several instances wrote their […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Les Miserables’ comes to Woodland Opera House

The Woodland Opera House will present Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production of Boublil and Schonberg’s classic musical “Les Misérables” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 13 through Oct. 6. The show is underwritten by the Woodland Opera House Guild. Originally adapted from Victor Hugo’s timeless novel, “Les Misérables” is the epic story that recounts […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DAC adds Bulgarian dance class

The Davis Art Center is offering an eight-week Introduction to Bulgarian Folk Dance class from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 10 to Oct. 29. Students will learn easy traditional and contemporary folk dances from Bulgaria in a fun social environment. The class will begin with simple dances and steps and progress through fast […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Make a Mad Dash to Picnic in the Park

Mad Dash bring their rock ‘n’ roll dance music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Music starts at 5 p.m. and is sponsored by Davis Food Co-op. The market is open from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Summer season is in full swing with plenty of melons, apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums, […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local artist perform at Fringe Festival

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble will be performing “Nightingale” at the San Francisco Fringe Festival. The fantastical narration and live music capture the imagination on a quest for self empowerment. The show runs at 9 p.m. Sept. 7, 1 p.m. Sept. 14, 7 p.m. Sept. 15 and 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at the EXIT Theatre, 156 […]

September 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Time for ‘Everybody Dance Now’

No matter how you move, all dancers are invited to register for the fourth annual DHS Jazz Choir dance competition. Ten solo or duet dancing acts from the Davis Joint Unified School District junior or high schools will compete for cash prizes in “Everybody Dance Now” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in the Brunelle […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear stories read on Pence Gallery stage

Stories on Stage Davis will present the works of authors Valerie Fioravanti and Michelle Woods at its inaugural performance on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. The suggested donation is $5. A melding of contemporary fiction […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Grandmaster': All the right moves

“The Grandmaster” 4.5 stars Starring: Tony Leung, Ziyi Zhang, Wang Qingxiang, Zhang Jin, Shang Tielong, Song Hye Kyo Rating: PG-13, for violence, drug use and brief profanity Lavish biography also is a slick martial arts drama By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic This is the “Dr. Zhivago” of martial-arts epics. The parallels are so striking […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Davis Arts Center adds classes

Davis ceramic artist and teacher Linda S. Fitz Gibbon is offering several new classes this fall at the Davis Art Center. Some are not in the printed catalogue. There are both morning and afternoon Kinder Clay sessions, while All Ages Clay is a daytime class that can accommodate adults, parents/grandparents and youths, as well as […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Worlds Apart’ exhibit at YoloArts’ Gallery 625

Artists seek inspiration from all places around them when it comes to the creative process. Artist Juan Cantavella calls himself “an emerging artist.” An architect by education and trade, Cantavella is a self-taught artist. The paintings in “Worlds Apart” offer a juxtaposition of the landscapes and cultures of Venezuela and America — two places he […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

16 Davis artists chosen to show in KVIE Art Auction

KVIE’s art curator, D Neath, announced Wednesday that 16 Davis artists — who submitted their art to the annual juried competition — were chosen to be included in KVIE’s Art Auction collection. Celebrating KVIE Public Television’s 32 years of creating an accessible venue to bring art into the homes of Northern Californians, the KVIE Art […]

August 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Monticello dishes out live music

From jazz to rock, Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St., is serving up live music all month. Open mic for acoustic music is hosted by Jan Peters from 8:30 to 11 p.m on Wednesdays. Bob Wren (violin and octave mandolin) plays an eclectic mix from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays. Jazz is on tap […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

A canvas of emotions

Davis visual artist Lynne Cunningham was selected for the Capital Artists’ Studio Tour. She paints contemporary and abstract expressive works. Cunningham will be co-hosting — with 4 Artist @ the Railroad Tracks — the free event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15, at the Open Studio, 4330 24th St. in Sacramento. […]

August 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,