French film to be screened Friday

“My Afternoons with Margueritte,” a 2010 French film directed by Jean Becker, 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 […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Cloud Atlas': Fair to partly opaque

“Cloud Atlas” 3.5 stars Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, James D’Arcy, Susan Sarandon, Keith David Rating: R, for violence, profanity, nudity, sexuality, drug use and often disturbing dramatic intensity Shirley MacLaine will adore this film, and I’m sure she already has done her part to […]

The Artery hosts ‘Threads Entwined’ exhibit

“Threads Entwined” celebrates twin sisters Jan Schubert and Jill Scher as they display their recent felted, woven and wax pieces at The Artery, 207 G St., through Dec. 4. The artists will be feted at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. The sisters’ work shares a common thread: the exploration of […]

October 30, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Fractalicious!’ to be presented at UC Davis

The Transversal Theater Company will present “Fractalicious!,” a performance created by synthesizing various forms of media, at 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 5-6, in Lab A of Wright Hall at UC Davis. The presentation is coordinated by the UCD Institute for Exploration in Theatre, Dance and Performance. “Fractalicious!,” produced by Bryan Reynolds, combines various […]

November 01, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Men of Worth to give a concert at WOH

Men of Worth, which features Scotsman Donnie Macdonald and Irishman James Keigher, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. The duo is an international act with two decades of touring experience. Performing at concerts and festivals, and having recorded seven albums, Men of […]

November 08, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Baroque concert features Capitol Chamber Players

The Capitol Chamber Players will open the 2012-13 season at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Congregation B’nai Israel, 3600 Riverside Blvd., in Sacramento. The concert, “Baroque & Haydn with a Fugue,” will feature works of baroque composers J.S. Bach, Handel and Zipoli, and a classical work of Haydn. Performers are Rona Commins, soprano; […]

November 13, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Downtown Woodland plans First Friday Art Walk

Stained glass, funky chairs, paintings and sculpture will be just some of the featured art at Woodland’s First Friday Art Walk on Nov. 2. Many of the locations host receptions with refreshments including local food tastings. Most of the exhibitions will be available for viewing throughout November. The Historic Woodland Downtown Business Association and YoloArts […]

November 02, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis artists show at Sacramento Arts Festival

Six Davis artists will showcase their talents at the 15th annual Sacramento Arts Festival, starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Sacramento Convention Center, 14th and J streets. Artists include Adi Braeman, glass beads/jewelry; Robin Lynde, mixed media; Tom and Sara Post, ceramics; David Levy, wood creations; and Darlene Riel, photography. The three-day […]

October 26, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Rowland headlines Blues Harvest

Kyle Rowland, recently named Best Prodigy Musician by the Best of Blues 2011 Backroad Blues, will headline the 11th annual Blues Harvest fundraiser Friday, Nov. 2, for the Yolo Adult Day Health Center. The Blues Harvest organized by Friends of Adult Day Health Care, which supports the center that is now in its 28th year […]

October 30, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

West Nile Ramblers at Thursday Live!

Biscuits and Honey and The West Nile Ramblers will play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, as part of Thursday Live! at the Odd Fellows upper hall, 415 Second St. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. The West Nile Ramblers — Alex Roth, guitar, vocals; Andy Lentz, fiddle, vocals; Scotty Prowalsky, stand-up bass; […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Harvest’ some art at fifth annual gala Nov. 2

The creative expressions and food production of Yolo County’s artists and farmers comprise the main event of the fifth annual Art Farm Harvest Gala — a fundraiser for YoloArts’ Art and Ag Project — at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Gallery 625 at 625 Court St. in Woodland. The gala will feature the work […]

October 30, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Jon Pardi performs at Yolo County Fairgrounds

Recording artist and country singer Jon Pardi returns to the Yolo County Fairgrounds at 6 p.m. Friday at Waite Hall. Born and raised in the Dixon, Pardi said he enjoys playing music in this part of California. Local artists The Terry Sheets Band, The Cripple Creek Band and Allan Lopes will share the stage with […]

October 25, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

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 ,