Soprano Rebecca Plack to sing Chausson, Fauré with Chamber Music Society

Soprano Rebecca Plack — who grew up in Davis, has taught at her local voice studio and has given several well-attended recitals here in recent years — will be a guest with the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento this weekend, with performances Saturday, Sept. 22, at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis, and Sunday in the Music […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Davis Music Festival Revisted highlights three bands

Bummed out because you missed the second annual Davis Music Festival? Here’s your chance to catch three festival highlights: Opus Orange, Who Cares and Judgement Day. Davis Music Festival Revisited starts at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at G Street Wunderbar, 228 G St., in Davis, 530-756-9227. Tickets are $12 at the door, $10 in […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Walkin’ the Dawg at Picnic in the Park

Walkin’ the Dawg — Steve Wood, lead guitar, lead and harmony vocals; Dan Sadler, bass guitar, lead and harmony vocals; and Leigh Taylor, drums, lead and harmony vocals — bring their eclectic mix of classic rock ‘n’ roll from the ’60s and early ’80s to Picnic in the Park from 5 to 7 p.m. on […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Arbitrage': A fascinating, high-stakes poker game

“Arbitrage” Four stars Starring: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, Brit Marling, Nate Parker, Laetitia Casta, Stuart Margolin Rating: R, for profanity and brief drug use Alfred Hitchcock was famous for this trick. Deranged Robert Walker, intended to plant incriminating evidence — a cigarette lighter — to unjustly implicate Farley Granger in a murder, accidentally […]

Fall Festival is Oct. 27 in Central Park

The Davis Farmers Market Fall Festival — from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 — is a chance for kids to break out their costumes a tad early and wander around Central Park in Davis. This free family event includes a kids costume parade, sponsored by Sutter Davis Hospital, at 11 a.m. on […]

October 16, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mm, Mm, Good to perform at Village Homes

The Davis quartet Mm Mm Good — which includes Ron Goldberg, Wendy Silk, Meri and Meg Alison — is the featured act for Monday, Sept. 24, at the Village Homes Performers Circle. With deep roots in the Davis community, these multi-instrumentalists and singers have performed at the Davis Farmers Market, various local restaurants, charity events and […]

September 19, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Georgia O’Keeffe’ will be screened for International Film Series

“Georgia O’Keeffe,” a 2009 made-for-TV movie directed by Bob Balaban, will be screened Friday, Sept. 21, 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 […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Magician performs at storytelling time Sunday at I-House

“The Amazing Mr. Hasbeen” will return at 2 p.m. Sunday to perform for the International House Children’s Storytelling Program. Mr. Hasbeen is a magician who is known to many in Davis as Mark Nemmers, the owner of the former downtown bookstore Bogey’s Books. His clever magic show is designed to appeal to children and adults. […]

September 14, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Food for thought at Fallen Leaf Lake

Once in awhile one gains a new perspective, a slightly different way of looking at the world or a new appreciation for ideas one previously thought were settled and done. Turns out the factoids of life are not, even in those of advanced age, necessarily un-moveable. Three things changed for me, just a little bit, […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Hear Spangler Band at winery Thursday

Helen and Tim Spangler, aka the Spangler Band, will play from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sundstrom Hill winery, 2744 Del Rio Place in Mace Ranch. Their repertoire includes folk, rock, Americana and alternative music, with the focus on melody-driven songs. “Join them in the barrel room for an evening of music and […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

See the art of preserving history in Woodland

A multimedia arts festival and celebration of the diverse and layered history of the Cache Creek Preserve runs from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve, 34199 County Road 20, in Woodland. The “Restore/Restory: A People’s History Project,” co-sponsored by the UC Davis Art of Regional Change and the […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Lara Downes, Davis High students to present benefit concert

The 88 KEYS Foundation and the Davis Schools Orchestral Music Association are presenting a back-to-school benefit concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School. Proceeds will benefit music education in the Davis schools orchestra program as well as strengthen small music programs in local schools. The concert […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Ambitious season on tap for DMTC

Check it out What: “City of Angels” When: Friday, Sept. 14, through Sunday, Oct. 2; Fridays and Saturdays, 8:15 p.m; Sundays, 2:15 p.m Where: Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Peña Drive Cost: $18 general, $16 students/seniors Info:  530-756-3682 or Steve Isaacson, general manager and company leader, is very excited about the Davis Musical Theatre […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Free movies in the park on Saturdays

The Davis Sunset Rotary announces its Movies in the Park schedule for the fall. This free event is presented on a large inflatable screen in Central Park at sunset. “The Wizard of Oz” shows Saturday, Sept. 15, followed by “Back to the Future” on Saturday, Sept. 29, and finishing up with “Shrek” on Saturday, Oct. […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,