Zip through Shakespeare at Acme’s free show

Check it out What: “The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged),” presented by the Acme Theatre Company When: 7:30 p.m. Friday through Monday, with a barbecue at 6:30 p.m. Where: Davis Art Center outdoor stage, 1919 F St. Admission: Free It’s Memorial Day weekend, and that means it’s time for Acme Theatre Company’s gift to […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Folk musicians gather for a jam

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck, located on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Film examines justice system inequities

“The Cooler Bandits,” a film that follows the story of four teenagers arrested in 1991 for a string of robberies of fast-food restaurants, will be screened at 5:10 p.m. Thursday in 194 Young Hall at UC Davis. The event is sponsored by the UCD Religious Studies Program. “They became a media sensation, infuriating police and […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Creative ambition runs high at 12th annual UC Davis Film Festival

Details What: 12th annual UC Davis Film Festival When: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday Where: Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St., downtown Davis Tickets: $7, or $10 for a two-night pass Info: http://theatredance.ucdavis.edu View past years’ winning films: http://theatredance.ucdavis.edu/season/videos.aspx By Janice Bisgaard Talented UC Davis filmmakers will showcase their work at the 12th annual UC Davis […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Hear oud stories Saturday

Gari Hegedus, a master of string instruments — both plucked and bowed — in Balkan and Middle Eastern music, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. West. Tickets are $13 in advance — available by emailing [email protected] or calling (530) 867-1032 — or $15 at the […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pickin’ on the patio

The Narrow Gauge String Band returns to Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant, 330 G St. in downtown Davis, with an evening of bluegrass music from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The local band — Bruce Eldridge on banjo, Mark Brothers on bass, David Riggs on fiddle and Ken Eldridge on guitar — plays a variety of […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Auditions set this weekend for Barnyard Theatre

Barnyard Theatre will be holding auditions for its summer productions Sunday and Monday, May 28. The company will present a mainstage production of Meghan Brown’s “Psyche,” a darkly humorous retelling of the Greek myth, and a workshop of Briandaniel Oglesby’s “Dammed,” an original work being developed about a family’s struggle to come together during the […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Ready, aim, fire! Cannon sounds to highlight ‘1812’ performance

That’s the ticket Who: UC Davis Concert Band and Campus Band When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $12 general, $8 students; www.mondaviarts.org, (530) 754-2787 Kaboom! Kaboom! Kaboom! The UC Davis Concert Band will put a vast ensemble onstage — some 120 instruments in all — and utilize […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

In Montoya’s new mural, flying mortarboards become doves

Malaquias Montoya’s murals can be seen in Los Angeles, Oakland and Berkeley, and throughout Yolo and Solano counties. And, now, for the first time, he has painted one on his home campus: UC Davis, where he joined the faculty in 1989. The mural, “The Practice of Freedom,” ushers people into the Student Community Center’s south […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Guaraldi featured on local jazz program Tuesday

In celebration of a new biography, “Vince Guaraldi at the Piano” by Davis author Derrick Bang, music composed and performed by Guaraldi, as well as his works performed by other artists, will be featured in a local jazz radio program on KDRT, 95.7 FM. The program, “Jazz After Dark,” hosted by Don Shor, will air […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

It’s all about love Sunday night at gallery performance

“A Small Evening About Love” will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Love in all its grandeur and messiness is the theme of the night. Artists, most of them local, will address the subject through dance, poetry or prose. The seed of the idea […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Davis High, Holmes orchestras, cellist Cho receive Downbeat awards

The Davis High School Symphony Orchestra, the Holmes Junior High Advanced Orchestra, and cellist Eunghee Cho, a senior at Davis High School, were recognized this month with awards from Downbeat Magazine. The awards were announced in the magazine’s June issue, currently on newstands. Cho was selected as a winner in the High School Classical Soloist […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

See ‘Avatar’ under the stars at UC Davis

The Arboretum Ambassadors and UC Davis Entertainment Council present Movie Night in the Arboretum at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on the lawn at Lake Spafford, next to Mrak Hall. Bring a blanket and enjoy the Academy Award-winning movie “Avatar” under the stars. There is no charge for the movie; parking is available for $7 in Visitor […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,