Empyrean Ensemble presents new music for silent films

Details What: Empyrean Ensemble concert featuring new music written to accompany silent films When: 7 p.m. Monday Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $20 general, $8students; www.mondaviarts.org, (530) 754-2787 The Empyrean Ensemble — the resident professional new music group at UC Davis — will wrap up its season with a […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Wineaux: The perils of taste and other wine tales

“The Elephant’s Child,” a story about how the elephant got its trunk, and other Kipling tales of origin fascinated me as a child. No wonder, then, that I’ve created similar narratives for myself: How I started to cook; how I found — and lost — religion; how I became a mother of four (the one-sentence […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Obsolete books available for free

Birch Lane Elementary School is offering obsolete library books and textbooks to the community, beginning Wednesday, May 30. Books will be available after school dismissal outside the library while they last. For more information, email [email protected]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Bookstore expansion opens Friday

The expansion of downtown Davis’ popular bookstore, dubbed Avid Reader Active, will celebrate its grand opening Friday at 605 Second St. The store is two doors down from the longtime Avid Reader outlet at 617 Second St. Owner Alzada Knickerbocker says the new store features book selections for the “can-do” reader, including travel, sports and […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Jazz it up at Thursday Live! concert series

Davis Odd Fellows’ Thursday Live! concert series presents two jazz bands on Thursday, June 7 — Zorelli and The Jazz Patrol featuring Calvin Handy. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Admission is free and beer, wine and sodas will be for sale. All ages are […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Tickets on sale for Davis Music Festival

Mark your calendars! The second annual Davis Music Festival is fast approaching. The daylong extravaganza, which takes place across seven venues in downtown Davis and features 46 bands, runs from noon to midnight Saturday, June 23. The event, organized by the nonprofit organization Music Only Makes Sense, will raise funds to benefit local elementary, middle […]

June 07, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

June book sale slated this week

The Friends of the Davis Public Library will hold its next bi-monthly book sale starting Friday at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Some featured attractions in addition to the regular categories will be parent education books, vintage magazines, several sets of Harvard Classics and a large selection of books about wine and […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Davis soprano featured with Sacramento Choral Society

Just the ticket What: Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra, featuring Davis resident Katherine Jolly, in a program titled “European Traditions” When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Drive, Sacramento Tickets: $35 reserved, $25 general, half-price for students with ID; www.sacramentochoral.com, (916) 536-9065 Soprano Katherine Jolly — who grew up in Davis, and […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

This stunning musical is ‘Wicked’ good

Details What: National touring company production of “Wicked,” presented by California Musical Theatre When: 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, through June 17 Where: Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento Tickets: $110-$225; (916) 557-1999; tickets.com; www.calmt.com SACRAMENTO — After two years of teasing, California Musical Theatre finally brought […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

By the sea, by the sea

Dick Holdstock, left, and Allan Macleod will perform sea music from their Scottish and English home lands from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Berryessa Gap Wine Tasting Room, 15 Main St. in downtown Winters. Holdstock and Macleod are well known on both coasts, in Canada and in the United Kingdom as performers of […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

DMTC performers gather for reunion, fundraiser

Alumni from Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre will be back for a one-night-only performance Saturday. The cabaret event is a fundraiser for the Young Performers Theatre, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.  All YPT participants in the audience are invited to join the cast in singing a special finale number. The show, […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tickets on sale for second annual Davis Music Festival

Mark your calendars! The second annual Davis Music Festival is fast approaching. The daylong extravaganza, which takes place across seven venues in downtown Davis and features 46 bands, runs from noon to midnight Saturday, June 23. The event, organized by the nonprofit organization Music Only Makes Sense, will raise funds to benefit local elementary, middle […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Della Davidson: passing boldly into another world

Details What: “and the snow fell softly on all the living and the dead,” a dance performance in memory of Della Davidson When: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Main Theatre, UC Davis Tickets: $17-$19 general, $12-$14 students, children and seniors; http://theatredance.ucdavis.edu Art fulfills a wide range of functions for both viewers […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Hear bits of Graham’s new album at Palms concert

Forget the spring-cleaning metaphors. Though Jon Dee Graham chose “Garage Sale” as the title of his June 28 release on Freedom Records, the 11 songs it contains are anything but cast-offs. It’s just that, unlike the tracks on his seven previous solo releases, they weren’t carefully written in advance, clustered around a theme, then recorded […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,