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 ,

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 ,