DMTC hosts auditions for ‘Joseph’

Auditions for the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice hit, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” will take place Sunday and Monday, May 20-21, at the Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. Callbacks are Tuesday, May 22. With direction by Steve Isaacson and choreography by Jacob Montoya, “Joseph” retells the bibical story from the […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sunny, hot and happening at Whole Earth

The 43rd annual Whole Earth Festival continues Sunday with drumming and tie-dye, crafts and vegetarian-friendly goodness that locals and visitors have come to expect.

The event features dozens of musical acts and speakers, about 160 crafts booths, 40 education booths and 17 vegetarian-friendly food booths.

For all the fun on the UC Davis Quad there also will be, as ever, a political undercurrent to the free, three-day event expected to attract about 30,000 people.

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Natsoulas asks community to help public art flourish

You can help What: Flourish Davis: a benefit to support art in public places When: 6 p.m. Saturday Where: John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St., downtown Davis By the end of the day Sunday, Davis artist William Maul, in collaboration with several other local artists, will have completed the first mural of a 10-piece series that will […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Discuss ‘The Alma Drawings’ on Tuesday

A screening of “The Alma Drawings” and a discussion afterward are planned at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East in Davis. The event is sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Living in Davis and The Wisdom Bridge, A Home for Intercultural/Interfaith Celebration and Harmony. Alma Rumball lived […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Alumni to join students at Emerson/Da Vinci band concert

Jeff Dupertuis, longtime music teacher at Emerson/Da Vinci Junior High School, will conduct his last Emerson/Da Vinci concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Dupertuis will  teach solely at Davis elementary schools next year, so this concert is an opportunity to honor the time […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Dark Shadows': A toothless remake

“Dark Shadows” Three stars Starring: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Bella Heathcote, Jonny Lee Miller Rating: PG-13, and somewhat generously, for comic horror violence, profanity, drug use and considerable sexual candor The casting is divine, the one-liners are appropriately snarky, and Johnny Depp’s slow takes […]

Davis Community Folk Orchestra performs

The Davis Community Folk Orchestra, a class offered through the Davis Adult School, will present its final concert of the school year at 7 p.m. Thursday at King High School, Seventh and B streets. Admission is free. The repertoire includes traditional folk tunes from many different parts of the world. The community is welcome.

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Children’s Chorale to perform Saturday

The Davis Children’s Chorale will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday under the direction of Rachel Kessler, who is retiring as the group’s longtime leader. The concert will take place in the Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 
421 D St. Donations will be accepted with gratitude.

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Choral leader is ready for a third retirement

Details What: Davis Children’s Chorale, directed by Rachel Kessler When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. Admission: Donations will be accepted with gratitude Saturday’s pre-Mother’s Day concert by the Davis Children’s Chorale is something of a swan song for longtime director Rachel Kessler. She’ll soon turn leadership of the […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cookbook authors will sign copies on Saturday

Just in time for Mother’s Day gift-giving, cookbook authors Georgeanne Brennan and Ann Evans will sign copies of “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” on Saturday at the market. They’ll be at the market booth from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” (Mirabelle Press, $24.95) celebrates […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Author to discuss music of American West

Beth Levy will discuss her new book “Frontier Figures: American Music and the Mythology of the American West” at noon Friday, May 25, in the UC Davis Memorial Union’s Bookstore Lounge. In her book, Levy, an associate professor of music at UCD, explores “how the American West, both as physical space and inspiration, animated American […]

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Meet blind photographer at open house Sunday

Pete Eckert, founder of the Blind Photographers Guild, will show his work in May at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Eckert is internationally known and has won many awards. He will be honored at a free reception and open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. The gallery […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Dance, dance, Davis

Piper Byun, 2, the daughter of flashmob organizer Shelly Gilbride of the UC Davis Institute for Exploration in Theatre, Dance and Performance, watches dancers twirl around her Wednesday evening in Central Park. An estimated 200 people ranging in age from elementary schoolchildren to senior citizens danced to the beat of “Bang Bang,” played by Jenny […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Origami artists gather Saturday at library

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in the Blanchard Room at Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis. First-time folders and more advanced folders are welcome. The first hour will be geared for beginners. For more information, email [email protected] or call (530) 753-6093.

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,