Craft Center to host inter-dimensional exhibit

The Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis presents “2.5 Dimensional,” an exhibition of ceramic bas-relief sculpture by Craft Center instructor Joanna Kidd, from Jan. 7 to Feb. 8. There will be a closing reception for the artist from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. The exhibition features bas relief portraits in fragment, removed from […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC present ‘Follies’ on New Year’s Eve

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces the opening of the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical “Follies” with a special New Year’s Eve Gala. The show is directed and musically directed by Steve Isaacson with choreography by Jacob Montoya. The special holiday evening, which begins at 7:45 p.m., will include the preview of “Follies”; a catered buffet dinner from […]

December 20, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Greetings from the Western Front for Christmas

May I wish you all a Happy Christmas or, as one might say in Wales: Nadolig happus i chi gyd! Perhaps I shall not be able to bring you that greeting in future years unless we prevail in the War on Christmas. I understand from certain well-known conservative commentators on Fox News (spotted, accidentally, while […]

December 20, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Folk musicians jam Friday at Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday on the Wyatt Deck, on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow […]

December 19, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Colusa native covers Taylor Swift tunes

The Woodland Opera House will present Kaylee Starr in “Swift Country — a Tribute to Taylor Swift” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. With striking similarities to Swift both physically and vocally, Starr is at home performing this tribute concert to the Grammy Award-winning country diva. Starr will cover Swift’s top hits like “Love Story” […]

December 19, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

RootStock serves up holiday jazz

The Midnight Jazz Trio will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. The trio draws on local talent from Davis to provide an array of classic jazz music: Tim Pia on trumpet, Robert Blake on guitar and Travis Bradley on bass. The trio has a particular penchant […]

December 19, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

International Film Series plans double feature

A double feature of “The Phantom of the Opera” will be screened Friday as part the International Film Series. The total viewing time is just under four hours. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 6:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly […]

December 20, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis musicians come ‘Home for the Holidays’

That’s the ticket What: “Home for the Holidays” concert When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $20 general, $8 youths under 18; Watermelon Music, 207 E St., and Armadillo Music, 205 F St. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Davis. To celebrate, the ninth annual “Home […]

December 18, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Christmas Jug Band at The Palms on Wednesday

The Christmas Jug Band — “the kings of 100 percent acoustic folk-skiffle-swing holiday high jinks — brings its off-beat holiday cheer at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Tickets to the “All I Really Want For Christmas Is A Mayan Calendar Extension” tour are $20. The Christmas Jug Band featuring […]

December 18, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Winter Rhapsody Concert on Thursday

The Davis High School Concert Band and the Symphonic Band will be featured at the Winter Rhapsody Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St., under the baton of Davis High School band director Tom Slabaugh.

December 18, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Hobbit': An impressive journey

“The Hobbit” 4.5 stars Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Sylvester McCoy Rating: PG-13, for considerable violence, action and relentless dramatic intensity A decade after “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” and its stunning — but definitely well-deserved — 11 Academy Awards, […]

Waldorf concert celebrates the season

Local residents are invited to celebrate a joyous afternoon of music at Davis Waldorf School’s annual Winter Concert from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22. The concert will be at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Musical selections from the school’s strings and winds program will be featured, […]

December 20, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Photographs on display at Gallery 1855 through January

Israeli street photographer Gabi Ben-Avraham’s framed works will be on display at Gallery 1855 throughout January. The gallery, which is located in the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road, is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. There is a free open house and artist reception from 1 to 4 p.m. […]

January 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Simplifying the holiday — a complicated project

One of my favorite organizations is somewhat grandiosely called the Center for the New American Dream. Their mission — helping Americans “to reduce and shift their consumption, improve quality of life, protect the environment and promote social justice” — is, like most “missions,” also a bit grandiose, but they’re a great group of folks, both […]

December 13, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,