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 ,

‘Star Trek Into Darkness': Still voyaging boldly

“Star Trek Into Darkness” Four stars Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller Rating: PG-13, for intense sci-fi action and violence Beloved sci-fi franchise uncorks another slick, fast-paced adventure By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Director J.J. Abrams’ audacious 2009 re-boot […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Ola Podrida to play at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Ola Podrida will perform at 10 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St. in downtown Davis. The Austin-based band, led by soundtracker David Wingo, is touring in support of its new album “Ghosts Go Blind,” which was just released. This is Ola Podrida’s first tour in three years. Tickets are $5. […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Fast-rising tenor Michael Fabiano will sing at Mondavi on May 23

Just the ticket Who: Tenor Michael Fabiano in recital with pianist John Churchwell When: 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23 Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $35-$58 general, $17.50-$29 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787   Tenor Michael Fabiano — fresh off a pair of much-praised appearances with the San Francisco Symphony earlier this month, […]

May 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD ensemble presents ‘As You Like It’

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s fourth annual summer production ventures into the forest of Arden for one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated comedies, “As You Like It,” to be presented at the UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo on Garrod Drive. Inspired by Appalachian culture and music, the ensemble packs laughs, romance and live mountain music into this adventurous […]

June 07, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

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 ,