Take a walking tour at Friday’s ArtAbout

Live music, art demonstrations and an opportunity to chat with featured artists highlight the monthly Second Friday ArtAbout event in downtown Davis and beyond. Two new venues join the slate of art viewings and artists’ receptions this month — Art-is-Davis and Davis Lofts. In addition, musicians enrolled in Rock Band Camp will perform a free […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Chorale welcomes new members

Getting ready for an exciting season of great choral music, the Davis Chorale is encouraging new singers to join. Auditions are ongoing. For an appointment, contact Alison Skinner at 530-574-8419 or [email protected] Prospective members and friends also are invited to meet members of the Davis Chorale and representatives of the board at a membership brunch from […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis artist to show work at Berkeley gallery

Davis artist Lynne Cunningham will show her paintings in a group show at The Collector in Berkeley beginning in mid-August. A selection of recent abstracts in the painter’s “City Vernacular” series, which are mixed-media paintings inspired by city forms, will be on exhibit from Aug. 15 through Sept. 21. A reception for the artists is planned […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Nachmanoff plays a benefit concert Thursday

Award-winning singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Dave Nachmanoff returns to Sundstrom Hill Winery for a benefit concert from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Wine’d Down Thursday. Proceeds will go to the nonprofit organization Esperanza Rising. Nachmanoff is a session musician who does studio work for others and also appears as a sideman for Al Stewart. He’s a talented […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Appalachian singing intensive kicks off choir season

Renowned folklorists from West Virginia — Carrie and Michael Kline — will lead a singing intensive on Aug. 23-24 in Davis called “Song in Sacred Community.” The Applachian duo is being hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis. “This is a rare opportunity to sing with Michael and Carrie Kline, who have a wealth […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear the Peter Franklin Band in the park

The Peter Franklin Band brings its eclectic mix of classic rock, folk rock, country rock, Americana music and kids’ songs to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday. The band includes Kevin Twitchell, left, guitar, harmonica and vocals; Bob Byrd, ukulele, harmonica; Bud Dangl (seated) vocals; Patrick Crain (behind Dangl), bass, banjo, vocals; Peter Franklin, guitar, […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Vedic chanting workshop at DAC

The Davis Art Center is hosting an introduction to Vedic chanting workshop called “Movement and Sound.” The class includes the use of gentle yoga techniques for improving the voice, breath and stamina for chanting. The class runs from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. For […]

September 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘2 Guns': 2 droll 2 be taken seriously

“2 Guns” 3.5 stars Starring: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Bill Paxton, Edward James Olmos, Paula Patton, James Marsden, Fred Ward Rating: R, for violence, profanity and brief nudity Witty banter enlivens this fast-paced action thriller By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic This summer could be subtitled The Revenge of the Comic Book. Or, perhaps, yet […]

August 02, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Pence hosts collage workshop, drawing group

Artists age 16 and older are invited to join a water media and collage workshop from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, with award-winning artist Gayle Rappaport-Weiland. She will demonstrate techniques and materials that are great for creating both realistic and abstract works on paper. The workshop will take place at the Pence Gallery, […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Acme takes on the Bard

Romeo (Margaret Starbuck), left, attempts to break up a fight between Mercutio (Miki Benson) and Tybalt (Eliza Buchanan) in Acme Theatre’s all-female version of “Romeo and Juliet.” The company’s two casts — all-female and traditional — will present the play Friday through Sunday and Aug. 8-11 at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Lescroart gives reading on Thursday

John Lescroart, a Davis resident and New York Times bestselling author, will read from his new novel, “The Ophelia Cut,” at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. A question-and-answer session with Andy Jones, host of the Poetry Night Reading Series, will follow. In addition, Lescroart will play […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Breweries also ignore the Fourth Amendment

Over the years, I have visited many breweries in many places. In all cases, I was subject to some level of scrutiny: I signed in by time and date; I was issued a visitor’s name tag, safety glasses and a hard hat. Several breweries required that I wear special shoes, remove my wedding ring and […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

British composer returns to California for concert

Davis Community Church presents Antony Baldwin, a British organist and choir master, in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Baldwin has composed and arranged nearly 100 published organ and choir compositions. A master organist and choir trainer, Baldwin holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from Oxford University. He was awarded his doctorate […]

August 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Monticello serves up musical dishes

Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St., has music on tap just about every day in August. Wednesdays are open mic nights with Jan Peters, from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Fridays — except Aug. 9 — feature Bob Wren on the violin and octave mandolin, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. On Aug. 9, Ken Kemmerling will […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,