Mixed-media exhibit at Craft Center Gallery

A reception for the artists featured in the Craft Center Gallery’s current exhibition, “Crafting on the Clock,” is planned from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the gallery in the South Silo Building on the UC Davis campus. The mixed-media exhibit features works by current and recent Craft Center managers and has been on display […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Stoker': A chilling family affair

“Stoker” 3.5 stars Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver, Alden Ehrenreich Rating: R, for violence, disturbing sexual content and brief nudity Unhealthy relationships fuel this macabre, provocative thriller By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic In Chan-wook Park’s corrosive view of the universe, blood isn’t merely thicker than water; it positively […]

Davis High alum Chris Clark releases jazz album featuring original tunes

Davis High alumnus Chris Clark, a 2005 graduate, has released a jazz album titled “Cedar Wisely” on the Songlines label. Clark grew up in Davis — his parents still live here — and attended West Davis Elementary, Willett Elementary, Emerson Junior High and Davis High. He played with multiple school ensembles and was a pianist […]

April 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

YoloArts’ Gallery 625 hosts ‘Go Figure’ exhibit

YoloArts and Gallery 625 present a group exhibition of new works featuring 11 artists from Yolo County and the region on the gallery’s main floor. The show, “Go Figure,” is a mixed-media study of the human figure in the landscape in a wide range of media. The regional artists featured in the show are Victoria […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Alexander String Quartet, lecturer Robert Greenberg mark 10th anniversary at Mondavi

The Alexander String Quartet and lecturer Robert Greenberg — who have been regulars at the Mondavi Center since the performing arts complex was dedicated in 2002 — will mark their 10th anniversary at the venue with a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14. The concert will feature two works that are extremely diverse in […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Auburn Symphony visits Mondavi with prize-winning pianist

A celebrated guest artist will appear with the Auburn Symphony for the Placer County orchestra’s annual visit to the Mondavi Center at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14. Pianist Chu-Fang Huang, the 2011 winner of the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, among other accolades, will perform Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor at the […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mondavi to host screening of three one-act operas by Puccini

The Mondavi Center will host what you could call a trifecta — a high-definition screening of three one-act operas by Puccini — at 7 p.m. Monday, April 15, in Jackson Hall. Grouped under the title “Il Trittico,” the program offers a broadcast of the San Francisco Opera’s highly regarded productions of “Il Tabarro,” “Suor Angelica” […]

April 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of brew: How beer gave us civilization

A nicely colored illustration in the New York Times of March 17 shows two dozen or so Neanderthal-looking folk enjoying a party; they have ample supplies of beer in kegs, bottles and cans, many of which, empty, litter the landscape. It looks like any ordinary stand-up cocktail party or fraternity kegger with people gathered in […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Thursday Live! features Western swing, bluegrass

Bonanza King and Biscuits and Honey will perform for free at Thursday Live!’s Western swing and bluegrass show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. “Western swing is a first for Thursday Live! We’re really excited to add it to the long list of musical […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Celebrate cultures Sundays at I-House

The second season of Sundays at I-House, an ongoing fundraiser benefiting International House, Davis, continues from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday. The event features cross-cultural open-mic performances of music and spoken word and takes place at I-House, 10 College Park. A variety of performers from Davis will comprise the majority of the evening’s entertainment. The […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

East-West guitar summit rolls into Davis

The East-West Guitar Summit featuring Matthew Montfort and Matthew Grasso will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. These two master guitar players — with unusual approaches to combining Indian and Western traditions — are versatile musicians and composers, who bring years of experimentation and unusual […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Bobby McFerrin returns with blues, bluegrass and old spirituals from new album

Details Who: Bobby McFerrin in concert When: 8 p.m. Friday, April 5 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $35-$82 general, $17.50-$41 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 Singer-songwriter Bobby McFerrin returns to the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, with his band for a concert that will feature much of […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Students’ art accepted for congressional competition

The office of Congressman John Garamendi is now accepting submissions for the annual Congressional Art Competition. The deadline to submit artwork is 5 p.m. Friday, April 19. All high school students who live in California’s 3rd Congressional District — which includes all or portions of Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

RootStock show features Davis singer

Davis singer/songwriter Steve Kotarek will give a free concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. With a love for acoustic rock and folk music, Kotarek’s range spreads across all musical genres. Armadillo Music recently featured him during the Second Friday ArtAbout and he also appeared on the […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,