Contra dancing at DAC on Friday

The Davis Athletic Club is hosting a contra dance at 8 p.m. Friday. Free beginners’ lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 1809 Picasso Ave., followed by the dance at 8 p.m. Mavis McGaugh is the caller, and the music is provided by The Angell Brothers (Barry and Thomas). A $10 donation for adults, $8 […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: The juicy jollity of a birthday windfall

My April birthday brought me a $100 check from my mother with a note: Enjoy a glass of wine for me. I don’t think she meant me to spend the whole $100 on a single glass, but I couldn’t resist the easy opportunity (and after all I’m just doing what my mother tells me, right?) […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

National Piano Guild awards certificates to Davis pianists

The National Guild of Piano Teachers awarded certificates to 172 piano students — ages 5 to 60 and older — from 13 piano studios in Davis, during a live audition at Music Stream Center. The Piano Guild, a nonprofit organization founded in 1929 by Dr. Irl Allison, is a division of the American College of […]

May 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Art fundraiser helps DHS program

The Davis High photography exhibit/sale will have its opening from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 24, on the third floor of the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Black-and-white film 8-by-10-inch images, framed and unframed, from students’ final portfolios will be for sale. These museum-quality prints will range from $10 to […]

May 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Radin’s photos on display at Gallery 1855

An exhibition of the photographic works of Michael Radin will be on display at Gallery 1855 throughout June. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. The show features works from three series: “Stretching My Perspective,” a study of motion parallax around trees; “Flash Exposure,” a study of bombs bursting in air; […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Former UCD professor’s art work on display at Gallery 1075

Matt Connors, a former UC Davis professor of pediatrics, will exhibit his watercolor and mixed-media works, “The Path Through Northern California,” at Gallery 1075 in West Sacramento through June 3. Connors creates a network of familiar Northern California landscapes. The gallery, at 1075 West Capitol Ave., is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Vinyl and Music Fair returns June 2

The Armadillo Music and KDVS 90.3 FM Vinyl and Music Fair runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The free public event features vinyl, CDs, music memorabilia and more. Tables are on sale now for $35 each. For more information, call Armadillo Music at […]

May 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Culture Co-op to host art exhibit

The “Let Our Voices Be Heard” project and book, sponsored by the Davis-based Culture Co-op, is an effort to spread ideals of expressive freedom and social tolerance. The exhibit will be celebrated at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the International House, Davis, 10 College Park. Created during the past […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Chorale hosts Sunday Vespers

The Davis Chorale, under the direction of Alison Skinner and accompanied on the piano by Ellen Deffner, will perform an Interfaith Vespers Service of choral music and congregational hymns, celebrating sacred music of different styles from various countries in different languages. Vespers is at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. […]

May 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Acme present free weekend performances

Acme Theatre Company presents “Bullshot Crummond” in a free Memorial Day weekend run outside the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The production — by Ron House, Diz White, John Neville-Andrews, Alan Shearman and Derek Cunningham — centers around Captain Hugh “Bullshot” Crummond, a dashing British officer and a man with “a nose for intrigue.” He […]

May 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Interfaith musical event in Woodland

An interfaith choir concert will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at 815 Pioneer Ave. in Woodland. The event will feature several choirs from Davis and Woodland that have come together to share their love of music. It is free and is open to the public.

May 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD student’s film debuts at the Varsity

In the know What: “Part-Time Thief” Where: Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St. When: 10:45 p.m. Saturday Tickets: $5 Rating: There is no official rating, but director Stephen Leung say PG to PG-13. It is not violent or dark. Stephen Leung is a typical senior majoring in biology/chemistry at UC Davis. However, he has another side – […]

May 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

RootStock to host Bonanza King

RootStock is hosting an open-mic night from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, followed by a free performance by Bonanza King from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. RootStock is at 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Bonanza King is an eclectic country swing band fronted by singer Kari King. They play a wide variety of country-related […]

May 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

OXALA to perform at Village Homes

OXALA, a recently formed trio of Davis musicians who enjoy Portuguese music, will perform from 8:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 27, at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle. The group will play an impressionistic rendition of what they consider Portuguese musical poetry, the genre popularly known as Fado. The selection will include classics popularized by […]

May 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,