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 ,

‘Dogs of War’ tweaks Shakespeare to highlight working class

In the know What: “The Dogs of War” Where: Wyatt Pavilion Theatre, UC Davis When: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $5 donation suggested at the door; limited seating — first-come, first-served Rating: PG-13 Shakespeare’s comedies do boffo box office at summer theater fests. And the tragedies can draw a crowd — when a […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Summer’s eve jazz concert Wednesday

The Davis High School Jazz Band — fresh from its festival performance at Disneyland — will perform its “Jazz for a Summer’s Eve” concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Music director Tom Slabaugh will lead the band through a series of jazz standards. A donation of $10 […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Tickets going fast for Country 4 Coaches II

Last year, 3,000 country music lovers poured into the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland to scream, cheer and dance as some of their favorite performers played their hits. On Friday, May 31, Country 4 Coaches is back to raise more money for sports programs at Woodland public schools. Event organizers say tickets are selling fast, […]

May 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Children’s Chorale to sing in Memorial Day weekend concert

That’s the ticket What: “Let Freedom Ring,” music and poetry about Abraham Lincoln featuring the Davis Children’s Chorale, among other performers When: 4 p.m. Sunday Where: St. Francis Church, 112 26th St., Sacramento Tickets: $10-$40, with active military and children 18 and under are free; www.cameratacalifornia.net The Davis Children’s Chorale will take part in a […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

YoloArts receives National Endowment for the Arts grant

YoloArts is one of 817 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an National Endowment for the Arts works grant, NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced in a news release. YoloArts will receive $15,000 to support Art Farm: Opening Juried Exhibition and Festival, which will feature the new work of Northern California artists inspired by farming, farmland […]

May 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Justis comes to RootStock

The Mike Justis Band will perform a free concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at ​RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters. Justis and his band, based in Northern California, have been playing their brand of folk, blues and Americana music for more than 30 years. The Mike Justis Band consists of Steve McLane, electric and acoustic […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DHS Concert Choir places second

The Davis High School Concert Choir, under the direction of Karen Gardias, competed at The Music In the Parks Festival at American Canyon High School on Saturday. The choir performed three songs and placed second in the competition. It also was awarded the Esprit de Corps trophy for overall good citizenship and representing the school […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

June lineup set for Monticello

For a free side of music, enjoy meals at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St., in June. Wednesdays features acoustic open mic night, from 8:30 to 11 p.m. hosted by Jan Peters. Bob Wren plays his octave mandolin and violin from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays. Saturdays, June 1, 8 and 29, feature Ken Kemmerling […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear Me and Him at winery Thursday

Sundstrom Hill Winery welcomes Kurt Roggli and Martin Lewis to the winery for Wine’d Down Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. The winery is at 2744 Del Rio Place, Suite 130, in Mace Ranch. Well known in the Davis music scene, guitarists Roggli and Lewis, otherwise known as Me and Him, are a favorite at […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery appeals to area artists

The Pence Gallery is making an appeal to all artists to submit their art for the gallery’s upcoming show. Artists may turn in up to three images of artwork in any medium for the  second annual Slice juried exhibit. The display, which will run June 14-Aug. 11, is a regional cross-section of the best in […]

May 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Notorious Shank Brothers play Picnic in the Park on Wednesday

The Notorious Shank Brothers will bring their classic bluegrass music to Picnic in the Park at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Band members — Al Shank, mandolin and vocals; Ken Eldridge, guitar and vocals; Erik Shank, five-string banjo and vocals; and Kim-Xuan Nguyen, bass and vocals — have been together since 2006 and have been a fixture […]

May 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local artists’ work on display at Natsoulas

Work by Beth Winfield, Kanna Aoki and David deCristoforo Sr. will be on display from May 29 to July 6 at John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. There will be an artists’ reception June 14. Winfield is a local artist known for her poetic landscapes, and Aoki’s work might be described as abstract realism. DeCristoforo […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,