Concert spans Haydn to Radiohead

Details Who: Magik*Magik String Quartet When: 8 p.m. Tuesday Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $30 general, $15 students;, (530) 754-2787 The San Francisco-based Magik*Magik String Quartet will give a concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center. This diverse foursome — a […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Sweet Nectar of Bass

I’ve been to a lot of concerts in my 32 years — from mainstream acts at large amphitheaters to underground basement shows and everything in between. But what I witnessed at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium last Friday night was the BEST SHOW I’ve ever seen. It may sound like hyperbole, but Bassnectar was that good. Blew […]

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Writers discuss challenging future trends at Whole Earth Festival

Two of this country’s most forward-looking writers — whose carefully researched books describing life in the future have won multiple awards — will speak Saturday at the Whole Earth Festival about where current trends might take us in coming centuries. Kim Stanley Robinson, a longtime Davis resident, and Paolo Bacigalupi, a Colorado author, will speak, take […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Honor Klisiewicz on her retirement

Mary Klisiewicz is retiring after more than 40 years of teaching music and directing choir at St. James School. A retirement party in her honor will run from 5:40 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in the St. James Memorial Center, 1375 B St. in Davis. Dinner will be catered by The Buckhorn and there […]

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Dixon May Fair celebrates ‘This is My Country’

From concerts by Snoop Dogg and Kellie Pickler to a livestock auction, racing pigs and carnival rides, the schedule is jam-packed at the 137th annual Dixon May Fair, which runs Thursday through Sunday. Although the fair officially opens Thursday, gates open at 4 p.m. Wednesday for the Snoop Dogg concert as well as carnival rides […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

USA Today ranks Davis No. 2 on list of top farmers markets

The Davis Farmers Market is No. 2 on USA Today’s recent list of the top 10 farmers markets in the country. The list, published Friday, has the market in Lewes, Del., as No. 1. “We loved being the only California market on the USA Today list,” market manager Randii MacNear said in a news release. […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

‘Foam': Bamforth pens new beer book

Foam capping a glass of beer is not just a frothy byproduct of the brewing process but a key component of beer quality and consumer satisfaction, writes highly acclaimed UC Davis brewing scientist Charles Bamforth in a new book, “Foam.” “Foam,” published by the American Society for Brewing Chemists, is the first in what Bamforth […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Breast cancer heroes to be honored at film screening

Local breast cancer heroes will be honored before a special screening of the move “FIVE” at the Varsity Theatre on Sunday, May 20. Sponsored by FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered), the event will feature a silent auction and breakfast, followed by a ceremony honoring five breast cancer heroes and concluding with the screening of […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | 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, 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 fellow […]

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Enjoy international folk dancing at Art Center

The Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., offers an ongoing class in traditional ethnic dance from around the world on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. The basic format of the class is simple, warm-up dances followed by instruction and practice of newer, more challenging dances. The class is suitable for beginning through advanced students. After […]

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Woodland Chamber Singers celebrate moms, veterans

The Woodland Chamber Singers, along with artistic director Lenore Turner-Heinson and accompanist Lori Jarvey, presents its spring concert, “A Dedication,” in two performances this weekend at Pioneer High School in Woodland. Showtimes are at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Pioneer, 1400 Pioneer Ave. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Velveteen Rabbit’ returns Sunday

In what is becoming a Mondavi Center tradition, the ODC/Dance company will once again present the ever-popular “Velveteen Rabbit” in Jackson Hall at 3 p.m. Sunday. Joining ODC/Dance, one of the Bay Area’s most acclaimed contemporary dance companies, are 10 young dancers from Pamela Trokanski’s Dance Workshop — Mia DiGenova, Kacey Hsu, Allison Luck, Kate […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Opera gets hi-def screening

The Mondavi Center’s series of high-definition opera screenings continues with the San Francisco Opera’s 2008 production of Gaetano Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor,” at 7 p.m. Monday in the Vanderhoef Studio Theater at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. The emotionally fragile Lucia is driven to madness when manipulated to marry a man she does […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

NPR’s ‘From The Top’ to audition young musicians

“From the Top,” the popular nationally syndicated  NPR radio program showcasing America’s best young classical musicians, will be at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. The show is seeking talent for the live concert recording at the Mondavi Center. Application and scholarship information is […]

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