Stretching the limits of functional ceramics at Davis Art Center

The newest exhibit at the Davis Art Center, “Stretching Function,” will showcase 11 clay artists who illustrate how functional ceramic forms can be interpreted, manipulated and metaphorically or literally extended, or “stretched.” The public is invited to view the exhibit and meet the artists from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday during the Second Friday ArtAbout. […]

October 12, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Brewers have much to teach us about QC and QA

I hate going into bookstores: It just costs too much to get out. That’s how I came to own a book called “The Price of Civilization” by Jeffrey D. Sachs. I’ve read just enough of this book to know that the price of civilization is high. Sachs’ recommendations, among other things, include these ideas: those […]

October 11, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

‘Enron’ takes fanciful look at real-life collapse

Check it out What: “Enron” When: Through Oct. 21 Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento Tickets: $20-$32; call 916-995-5464 or visit [email protected] Those wacky Enron guys are back again, singing and dancing their way into your hearts. Enron, the granddaddy of all bankruptcy cases, is remembered using music, dance and video in a clever play […]

October 11, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Chris Proctor at Barnyard Acoustic Music Festival

Chris Proctor, winner of the U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, as part of the Barnyard Acoustic Music Festival at the Village Homes Community Center, 2653 Portage Bay Ave. East. The concert is co-sponsored by Barnyard Theatre and the UC Davis Friends of Acoustic Music. Proctor, […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Woodland musical will have you in the ‘Pink’

The Woodland Opera House Theatre for Families presents “Pinkalicious, the Musical,” which opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. The show runs through Nov. 4 with performances Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Based on the children’s book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, “Pinkalicious” is the story of a […]

October 16, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Emerson show honored with award plus multiple nominations

The drama program at Emerson Junior High is basking in the recognition extended to former Emerson student Sean Pendergrass, who was honored recently with a regional Elly Award for his performance in last May’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” at Emerson. The show also was nominated in seven other categories in the Ellys’ education division, […]

October 16, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Spend an evening — or more — at the Vets’

Free concerts in a variety of musical genres, from blues to rock, folk to classical, kick off Saturday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. The third annual series, dubbed An Evening at the Vets’, is co-sponsored by the city of Davis Community Services Division and Woodland Healthcare Davis. The concerts begin at […]

October 11, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Sketchcrawl encourages drawing downtown

In the spirit of the California Paint Out and the theme of Artober comes the sketchcrawl on Sunday, Oct. 21. The sketchcrawl is free and open to anyone with an interest in drawing. It’s a good excuse to get out and draw with — and learn from or be inspired by — others who also […]

October 16, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Outlaw country original Billy Joe Shaver at The Palms on Friday

Billy Joe Shaver, whose music kick-started the vibrant outlaw country music movement, returns to The Palms at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Shaver is widely credited with creating the outlaw country music that grew from Texas, and with playing a vital role in modern honky-tonk and gospel. He is known for his songs “Old Five and Dimers […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

RootStock celebrates the ‘Roots to Wine’ passport weekend

RootStock tasting room, 22 Main St. in Winters, is hosting its second annual passport weekend, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday with the Mike Justis Band. 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 band features longtime friends Kathy […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UC Davis wants input on new art museum

A community forum to discuss the shaping of the UC Davis art museum will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St. in downtown Davis. The development of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art is a major undertaking. By the […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Holdstock and Macleod play The Palms on Saturday

Dick Holdstock and Allan MacLeod will celebrate the release of their new CD at a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Holdstock and MacLeod have sung the traditional music of their English and Scottish homelands at The Palms for as long as the local venue has existed. […]

October 11, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wine’d Down at Sundstrom Hill

The Sundstrom Hill Winery welcomes Peter Franklin on the keyboard, guitar and banjo, with Kevin Twitchell on the guitar and harmonica, for Wine’d Down Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. The winery is at 2744 Del Rio Place in Mace Ranch. Franklin and Twitchell create a special blend of country, folk and classic rock from the […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Baroque gala at Davis Community Church

The Mother Lode Friends of Music — the classical music performance society serving the central foothills — and Davis Community Church Concert Series present a gala concert of Baroque choral music at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. in Davis. The concert includes cantatas by Telemann and Buxtehude, […]

October 09, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,