‘Fast & Furious 6′: Accelerating nicely

“Fast & Furious 6″ 3.5 stars Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Sung Kang, Jordana Brewster, Luke Evans, Gina Carano, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Gal Gadot Rating: PG-13, and somewhat generously, for intense and relentless violence, action and mayhem, along with occasional profanity and sensuality Gear-grinding franchise still delivers a high-octane […]

May 24, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Pop goes the Picnic

The Davis Farmers Market will host Picnic Pops from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Picnic in the Park. This year’s Picnic Pops features Da Vinci/Emerson/Holmes Junior High School Bands (5-6 p.m.), followed by the Davis High School bands (6-7 p.m.) and the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh (7-8 p.m.). Music is sponsored and funded by […]

May 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Chorale to sing interfaith vespers on June 2

The Davis Chorale, under the direction of Alison Skinner and accompanied on the piano by Ellen Deffner, will perform an interfaith vespers service at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Davis Community Church. The service will feature choral music and congregational hymns, celebrating sacred music of different styles from various countries in different languages. Austrian […]

May 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Briggs whistles way to I-House

Sacramento native Milt Briggs will combine his love of music and nature with vocals, whistling, poetry and stories at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9, as part of the International Children’s Storytelling Program. The event is free for members of International House, Davis. Non-members are asked for a $2 donation per child or $5 for a family. […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

International Film Series returns to I-House

“Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” a 2011 Chinese-American film directed by Wayne Wang, will be screened Friday, June 7, as part of the International Film Series. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Black Cedar Trio performs at the Davis Art Center

The Black Cedar Trio — Kris Palmer (wood flute), Nancy Kim (cello) and Steve Lin (guitar) — will play its wide range of music at 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, as part of the Davis Arts Center’s Classical Guitar Series. The program features a Baroque trio sonata by the German flute master, Johann Joachim Quantz, […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

All-star finale for Sundays at I-House

The second season of Sundays at I-House, an ongoing fundraiser benefiting International House, Davis, concludes its Countdown to Summer at 7 p.m. Sunday with four featured performers for its festive all-star finale. There will be no open mic at this event. I-House is at 10 College Park in Davis. The evening kicks off with Clarence […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DHS choirs to give final concerts of the year

Local music enthusiasts have a two more chances to hear offerings from various Davis High School singing groups. The Spring Choral Concert is at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The concert will feature the Advanced Treble Choir, Concert Choir and DHS Madrigal Singers. All three choirs […]

May 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DHS grad to give recital in Carmel

Clarissa Lyons, a Davis High School graduate and winner of the 2012 Carmel Music Society Vocal Competition, returns to the coastal city for an 8 p.m. recital Friday, May 31, at the Sunset Center. While at DHS, Lyons sang with the Madrigals. For more information, visit http://www.carmelmusic.org/concerts_2012-13/09-clarissa-lyons/index.html.

May 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Capital Stage mounts rare production of Ibsen’s ‘Hedda Gabler’

Check it out What: “Hedda Gabler” Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays through June 16 Tickets: $24-$35 general Info: 916-995-5454 or www.capstage.org Ordinarily, Sacramento’s Capital Stage specializes in contemporary plays, usually with contemporary settings. But for the next few weeks, the company is […]

May 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Holoman returns to conduct Dvorak, Tchaikovsky with UCD Symphony

The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra will wrap up the 2012-13 season with a 7 p.m. concert Sunday, June 2, in Jackson Hall. And as is always the case in June, when the orchestra plays the final program of the season, there will be moments of recognition for those students who are about to leave UCD […]

May 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Four locals sing at Carnegie Hall

The Sacramento Valley Sweet Adelines International Chorus — which boasts four local singers — has been invited to perform in Carnegie Hall in New York City. Laurie Halen, Judy Halloran, Michelle Igo and Mary Surkala will join 74 other women on stage. Their songs will be reflective of barbershop music as well as contemporary a cappella […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local photographers work published in online magazine

Davis photographer Andrea Stone is one of seven artists featured in the May/June issue of LensWork’s online publication — LensWork Extended #106. “In a world where it seems nearly impossible to create something uncommon and original, Andrea Stone has managed to do just that with her ‘City Reflections Project,’ ” a news release stated. Stone’s […]

May 31, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Raise a glass for charity at Beerfest

The annual Davis Beerfest takes place this year from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Sudwerk parking lot, 2001 Second St. The event is again shaping up to be a terrific happening and a major fun time. We have 40 confirmed breweries attending so there will be no shortage of beers. The […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,