‘Peter and the Wolf’ presented at family concert

The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra will offer a festive springtime Family Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall, with Provost Ralph Hexter appearing as the narrator in Sergei Prokofiev’s popular piece “Peter and the Wolf.” Also on the hourlong program will be two winners of this year’s UC Davis Symphony Orchestra […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Poetry in the garden accompanied by music

The UC Davis Arboretum invites fans of good writing and beautiful gardens to enjoy a reading by poet Justin Desmangles, with musical accompaniment by Harley White Jr., at noon Thursday. Desmangles, a native of Sacramento, is host of the weekly radio broadcast, “New Day Jazz,” on KDVS, 90.3 FM. His poetry and journalism have appeared […]

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Detroit steel, Davis asphalt

The monthly Cruise-In at The Marketplace Shopping Cente — a show of 60 to 80 classic cars, trucks, military vehicle and motorcycles, both foreign and domestic — returns Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the West Davis shopping center, Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard.

There is no cost to show a car, and visitors are invited to talk with owners in the informal setting. Refreshments will be available.

The Cruise-In continues on the third Tuesday of each month through October

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Studio 301 presents ‘Rent’ at UC Davis

Studio 301, a Davis-based theater troupe, will present “Rent,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock opera by Jonathan Larson, Thursday through Sunday at UC Davis’ Wyatt Pavilion. The curtain time is 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 general and $14 for students and may be purchased at the Freeborn Hall ticket […]

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Celebrate Davis! expands Family Fun Zone

It’s back! Celebrate Davis!, a community festival hosted by the Davis Chamber of Commerce, takes place from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday in Community Park. The event features more than 100 booths hosted by Chamber member businesses and community organizations, live music and food vendors, and a fireworks show. In addition to the information, fun and […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Woodland Community Band to present concert

The Woodland Community Band will present a spring concert with the River City Concert Band at 7 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St. Admission is free. Each band will perform several selections and then the two bands will join to play one piece — “March Royale” by […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista brings exotic sounds to Mondavi cabaret

Brazilian-born percussionist Cyro Baptista will visit the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre — configured in the club-like cabaret setting — with his Banquet of the Spirits trio for four shows this week, at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Since arriving in the United States in 1980, Baptista’s sonic curiosity and intense rhythmic drive have spurred […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Hear Over Forte in the park Wednesday

Over Forte will play traditional jazz, Dixieland, pop, blues and swing music at Picnic in the Park from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Formed in 1996, the band is a Picnic in the Park favorite that also performs at the Woodland Farmers Market, the Yolo County Fair, Woodland’s […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

See ‘The Mission’ on Friday at I-House

“The Mission,” a 1986 British film directed by Roland Joffe, 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 no charge, […]

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Hear music Thursday and Friday at RootStock

RootStock welcomes local talent to its Winters tasting room on Open Mic Night on the third Thursday of each month. From 7 to 9 p.m at 22 Main St., singers, songwriters, pickers and unplugged musicians are invited to share their talent. On Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., RootStock visitors will enjoy classic easy-listening jazz […]

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Hear everything from hip-hop to punk rock at Saturday festival

Details What: KDVS’ Operation Restore Maximum Freedom When: 1-10 p.m. Saturday Where: Plainfield Station, 23944 County Road 98 Tickets: $10, available at the door and in advance at Delta of Venus, 122 B St., and Records, 1618 Broadway in Sacramento KDVS’ Operation Restore Maximum Freedom is the antithesis of the typically overpriced, corporate summer music […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD prof talks about north state communes

Jesse Drew, associate professor of cinema and technocultural studies at UC Davis, will discuss her new book, “West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California,” on Wednesday evening at Baggins End, the UCD dome homes community. The gathering begins at 7 p.m. with a potluck dinner, followed by the presentation at 7:45 p.m. in […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

DCC choirs perform English choral music

Most Americans are familiar with the pomp and circumstance of English royal weddings. One of the reasons we are drawn to these occasions is the sheer beauty of the choral music. The choirs of Davis Community Church, under the direction of David Deffner, will present a festival of English choral music on Sunday. The concert […]

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Sale of artwork at hospital benefits scholarships

The work of 20 local artists is on exhibit in the main hallways of Sutter Davis Hospital, 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis. Featured through the end of May are pastel portraits by Joanne Jensen. Funds raised by the sale of the work supports scholarships for young people entering the medical field. For more information, […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,