Hear music on weekends at Monticello

Patrons at Monticello Cuisine will enjoy live music Friday and Saturday evenings throughout May. There is no cover charge. Bob Wren will play his octave mandolin and violin from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays, May 4, 11, 18 and 25. On Saturdays, pianist Donna Wren can be heard from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 5, […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Ballinger plays Sunday at I-House

Singer/songwriter Erica Ballinger will perform at Sunday’s music series at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. She is known for her bold, precise alto voice, smooth jazz-rock guitar playing, and intelligent songwriting. “From heavy metal ballads to African-American spirituals, Ballinger presents a style uniquely her own, both subtle and engaging,” a news release said. The […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Don’t take or buy wine from strangers

On a recent visit to The Big City, I was taking in the sights and sounds and smells of the Ferry Plaza Farmers market when I noticed a sign on a vendor’s table: “I never buy food from strangers.” Although my parents’ admonition “Never take food from strangers” had to do with fear of child-snatching […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Author will read from her first novel

Katherine Longshore of Davis, a young-adult fiction author, will celebrate the launch of her first book, “Gilt,” at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at The Avid Reader. The bookstore is at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. “Gilt,” which is set in the court of King Henry VIII, tells the story of Kitty Tylney, a […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

A damaging whitewash

Someone used white paint to vandalize a ceramic mural, created by FamiliesFirst children in the 1980s, on The Davis Enterprise pressroom building at Third and G streets. The vandalism was discovered Tuesday morning, along with a spray-painted drawing on a wall near Tibet Nepal and graffiti writing outside Davis Funeral Chapel on D Street, although […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Bernstein, Rutter pieces highlight chorale performances

The Davis Chorale, directed by Alison Skinner, and the Davis Children’s Chorale, directed by Rachel Kessler, will present two concerts of music by Leonard Bernstein and John Rutter twice this weekend. Performances are planned at 8 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. The program includes Rutter’s […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bands wanted for Celebrate Davis!

Celebrate Davis! is still looking for middle school and high school bands to participate in the event’s Battle of the Bands. If you, or someone you know, is interested in performing for 10,000 people at this community festival, email [email protected] with a band biography, sample of music (if possible), style of music and instrumentation. The […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UC Davis Symphony to feature new concerto, German baritone

Details What: UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, with German operatic baritone Wolfgang Brendel When: 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $12-$17 adults, $8 students; www.mondaviarts.org; (530) 754-2787 The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra presents a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday that will feature the premiere of a new concerto […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

This ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is lots of fun

Check it out What: “Little Shop of Horrors,” presented by the Sacramento Theatre Company When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May 20 Where: Main Stage, Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $15-$38; half-price tickets available one hour before each performance, subject to […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Comedy show comes to Luigi’s starting Monday

Bay area comedian Ray Molina has teamed with Australian comedian Tim Logan to produce and host a weekly comedy show at Luigi’s Slice, 213 E St. in downtown Davis. Launching Monday at 8 p.m. and continuing each week at the same time, The Comedy Space will showcase some of the best talent from Sacramento and […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Stroll through gardens, gallery

“Change is good, and sometimes in the garden it is even successful.” — Dale Brooks, garden owner I’m in the midst of pulling out more than 30 plantings in my Davis garden as I write this article. As I think about Dale’s quote in regards to his garden, one of those selected for the Pence […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Gourd Art Festival planned May 19-20

The 10th annual Gourd Art Festival is planned from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, at Greg Leiser Farms, 21886 Knights Road in Knights Landing. Artists from across California will showcase and sell their gourd art. The event also will feature vendors selling art supplies and tools, free live […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

NAMI-Yolo seeks entries for sunflower art contest

Ten years ago, NAMI-Yolo developed the Seeds of Hope program to help educate local communities about mental health issues and to raise funds for programs for mental health clients and their families. Using the sunflower as a symbol of light and hope, one of NAMI-Yolo’s goals is to provide an opportunity for the wider community […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Korean drama to be screened Friday

“A Brand New Life,” a 2009 South Korean drama directed by Ounie Lecomte, 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. […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,