Harmony against Hunger concert Saturday

Pianists Sandra Brown and Helen Twiss team up at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, for Harmony Against Hunger at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27072 Patwin Road, Davis. The duo will play classics like “Billy the Kid” and “Porgy and Bess.” Tickets, which are available at the door, are $20 adult, $15 students with […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hauntings continue at Wright Hall

Check it out What: “The Haunt” at Wright Hall When: Thursday through Sunday and Tuesday through Wednesday, Oct. 30-31; hauntings are every 15 minutes between 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.; dancing is from 7:30 p.m. to midnight Where: Various locations in Wright Hall at UC Davis Cost: $15 ($10 for dance only) Tickets: Sold only at […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Great American Beer Festival and other elections

The Great American Beer Festival, held in Denver each year, is by far the largest beer festival and competition in the world; it is organized by the Brewers Association, which is a trade organization focusing mostly on the craft brewing industry. The numbers for the GABF are truly astonishing: Almost 50,000 beer enthusiasts attend this […]

October 25, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Free art show and festival at Peregrine School

Peregrine School celebrates the arts with a free show and festival from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at its elementary school, 1909 Galileo Court, Suite C, in South Davis. Entertainment for the fourth annual student art show includes Tha Dirt Feelin, a Caveman Variety Show, a Day of the Dead altar and a student art […]

October 26, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Off the hook blues at RootStock

Bluesman Clarence Van Hook and guitarist and songwriter J. Cedar team up for a free concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Van Hook, who works on his ranch in Guinda, plays locally and in the Bay Area. While being known best as a bluesman, his current […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC presents ‘A Christmas Carol’

A haunting, high-stepping, holiday retelling of the classic Dickens tale “A Christmas Carol” by Alan Menken will be presented Nov. 16-Dec. 9 by the Davis Musical Theatre Company. The musical by Menken, an Oscar- and Tony-winning composer (“The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Little Shop of Horrors”), and Tony-winning lyricist Lynn Ahrens (“Seussical,” “Ragtime”) seamlessly […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wozniak to discuss founding of Apple, future of tech industry

As part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the UC Davis College of Engineering, tech industry pioneer and philanthropist Steve Wozniak will speak at the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29. Wozniak was a co-founder of Apple Computer in 1976, and thereby played a role in the creation of the personal […]

October 25, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Pacific Guitar Ensemble performs at The Palms

Spearheaded by Peppino D’Agostino and David Tenenbaum, the newly formed Pacific Guitar Ensemble brings together eight talented musicians, creating a fresh take on familiar classics and blending them with original compositions. The Pacific Guitar Ensemble will showcase its sound at 8 p.m. Friday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters, as part of the […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Chamber Music Society features Mozart, Mendelssohn, Fauré this weekend

The Chamber Music Society of Sacramento performs music by W.A. Mozart, Felix Mendelsssohn and Gabriel Fauré at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. The concert will be repeated at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Capistrano Hall on the Sacramento State campus in Sacramento). Featured artists will include flutist Mathew Krejci […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Jolly to sing recital in Davis on Nov. 4

In addition to her appearance with the Sacramento Choral Society on Sunday, soprano Katherine Jolly has a recital coming up the following Sunday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Road in Davis. Tickets are $20 general and $15 for students. “This will be my first piano-voice recital in Davis […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis soprano Katherine Jolly to appear with Sacramento Choral Society

Soprano Katherine Jolly — who grew up in Davis and again is making this community her home — will appear with the Sacramento Choral Society at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1017 11th St. in Sacramento. On the program will be Antonio Vivaldi’s popular setting of the “Gloria” (RV 589), […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Comedian Eddie Izzard visits Mondavi on Friday

Quirky British comedian and film star Eddie Izzard, regarded one of the foremost stand-up comics of this generation, will perform at the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Friday. In his performances, Izzard takes ideas and situations and extrapolates them into bizarre, tangential, absurd and surreal comic narratives — many fans group Izzard with the style […]

October 25, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Drucker’s concert helps Davis ‘Lighten Up’

Singer-songwriter Karen Drucker is bringing her “Lighten Up” show to Davis at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Created to entertain a variety of audiences, the show combines her inspirational up-tempo songs, comedy songs, routines and chants. Admission to the concert, which is hosted by the Unity […]

October 26, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Downtown Woodland looking at future for the First Friday Art Walk

The Historic Woodland Downtown Business Association invites the public to its general membership meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday to talk about the future of art in downtown Woodland. Danielle Thomas, executive director of YoloArts, will lead a visioning conversation about the First Friday Art Walk program at the meeting. The downtown business association is looking […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,