Stringed instruments rule Thursday Live! on Feb. 7

The Feb. 7 Thursday Live! show will feature guitarist Matt Grasso with Trio Seven and cellist Dan Barker. Thursday Live! is a continuing series of concerts held the first Thursday of each month at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. All shows are free and open to all ages. The shows start at […]

February 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Nor any drop to drink

Yesterday I saw my first “YES on measure I” yard sign; predictably it was in a yard that hasn’t been watered for several years. That reminded me I must soon decide how I will vote on the water issues facing our community. In such case most of us turn to what we know and brewers […]

January 17, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Woodland Opera House presents Houston Jones with Stevie Coyle

The Woodland Opera House presents Houston Jones with very special guest Stevie Coyle in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the theatre, 340 Second St. Members of Houston Jones are Glenn “Houston” Pomianek on lead guitars and harmony vocals; Travis Jones on lead vocals, rhythm guitar and harmony vocals; Peter Tucker on percussion […]

January 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Camp Shakespeare is as you like it

Camp Shakespeare is back for its third year. The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble will hold its camp that features theater games, acting workshops and a special camp production in the UC Davis Arboretum. This year, there is an added session just for teenagers. This year’s campers will journey into the forest of Arden for one of […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Former Grateful Dead keyboardist’s art on exhibit at Gallery 1855

Bob Bralove, former keyboardist for the Grateful Dead, will have his work on display at Gallery 1855 throughout February. Gallery 1855 located in the Davis Cemetery office, 820 Pole Line Road, is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is a public reception and open house from 1 p.m. to 4 […]

January 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Award-winning Claire Lynch Band brings bluegrass to The Palms on Wednesday

International Bluegrass Music Association Vocalist of the Year Claire Lynch will bring her band and winsome mix of bluegrass, Americana and country to The Palms at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23. Tickets are $20. A creative force in bluegrass music, Lynch is a pioneer who pushes the boundaries of the genre. The Claire Lynch Band […]

January 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Anpil Pot’ showcases photographs of post-earthquake Haiti

“Anpil Pot,” Haitian Creole for “many doors,” is a collection of recent photographs of Haiti on display through Feb. 22 at UC Davis’ Buehler Alumni Visitors Center. The show uses doors as a metaphor to introduce the viewer to the people, places and finer texture of this fascinating island, bypassed by tourism and prosperity. This collaborative […]

February 01, 2013 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Locals to perform at DHS Factor

Some of Davis High’s most talented people will have the chance to present their skills to the community Thursday at the first annual DHS Factor talent show. Nine groups of performers will sing, dance, beatbox and play music for a prize. The contest will take place at 7 p.m. in the Brunelle Performance Hall at […]

January 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Trokanski Dance Theatre takes next step in Name that Dance

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre is inviting everyone in the community to help Name that Dance and, in doing so, help decide the content and direction the choreography of the PTDT’s 2013 spring concert. As part of Trokanski’s interest in creating new ways of connecting dance to the community experience at large, she has created […]

January 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

McCutcheon brings favorites to The Palms on Sunday

John McCutcheon’s clear tenor voice, mastery of instruments — guitar, hammered dulcimer, fiddle, autoharp, banjo and piano — and supreme ability to connect with audiences have made him one of the most beloved folk musicians working today. McCutcheon will return to The Palms Playhouse for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan.20. Tickets are $25. […]

January 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

WOH’s ‘Godspell’ is the perfect mix of revelry and reverence

Check it out What: “Godspell” Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St. When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 3 Tickets: $25 general, $23 seniors and children under 17, $12 students, adults in balcony $15, children in balcony $7 Info: Visit or call 530-666-9617 “Godspell,” the musical based on the […]

January 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Bark! The Musical’ is a howling good time

That’s the ticket What: “Bark! The Musical” Where: Sacramento Theatre Company’s Pollock Stage, 1419 H St. When: 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 17 Tickets: $15-$38 Info: Show is rated PG-13 for mild language and adult situations; “Bark! […]

January 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

International Film Series to screen ‘Le Grand Voyage’

“Le Grand Voyage,” a 2013 multinational film, directed by Ismaël Ferroukhi will be screened Friday 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 at 8 p.m. There is […]

January 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,