’13’ is a 10 with the right audiences

It’s fairly safe to say that the musical “13” with book and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown is never going to become a beloved classic that is brought back time and time again. An older couple talked to me before the show about how much they had loved the previous production of “South Pacific” and […]

April 23, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Misner & Smith, Souterrain highlight Thursday Live!

Classic and original Americana folk music from Misner & Smith plus an eclectic mix of folk and jazz from the Souterrain will be featured at Thursday Live! at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Misner & Smith — Megan Smith on the upright bass and mandolin; Sam Misner on guitar […]

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

Farm Fresh to You hosts Cinco de Mayo celebration

Farm Fresh To You, the organic produce home delivery service, invites the public to its farm in Capay for a Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday, May 5, from 5 to 11 p.m. The farm is at 23800 Highway 16. “This is a Cinco de Mayo celebration for the whole family, and we are excited to […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wine-tasting benefits The Belfry

The Belfry — the Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministry to UC Davis — will host a wine-tasting event on Sunday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Monticello, 630 G St. Five wines from local wineries — Capay Valley Winery, Putah Creek Winery, Marr Cellars, Simas Family Winery and Rominger West Winery — will be compared with […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Eight from ACGA’ showcases versatility, beauty of clay at Davis Art Center

One of the first art mediums used by children is clay — whether is comes in neon colors or is dug out of the yard. While the new exhibit features the same medium, it has much different results in the hands of skilled artists. Visitors can see the incredible shapes, textures and dynamic energy that […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Cellist Maya Beiser returns to Mondavi with new music inspired by Spanish golden age

Cellist Maya Beiser — who delighted a Mondavi Center audience in 2007 with her concert program “World To Come” — returns on Saturday, April 28, at 8 p.m. with a program of new music that draws multicultural inspiration from distant times. The music on Beiser’s current concert program “Provenance” — which is also the title […]

April 23, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

LA’s Lyris String Quartet visits Mondavi on Saturday

The Los Angeles-based Lyris String Quartet performs Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre — part of the group’s current visit to UC Davis as artists-in-residence in the music department. The Lyris String Quartet was founded in 2008. The group members are violinist Alyssa Park (who shot to fame in 1990 […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Auburn Symphony to play Russian favorites at Mondavi

The Auburn Symphony — which travels “down the mountain” annually to perform in the resonant acoustic setting of  the Mondavi Center — will present an all-Russian program on Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m. in Jackson Hall. On the program will be: The “Festive Overture,” written in 1954 by Soviet-era composer Dmitri Shostakovich. This brassy, […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Toy Story’ series featured in summer mini-musical camps at DAC

An animated classic is at the heart of the Davis Art Center Manville Mini-Musicals summer mini-camps, directed by Mindy Manville and choreographed by Breanne Frady. Mini-Musicals teach youngsters how to stage the song and dance portions of familiar shows and movies. This summer’s mini-camps kick off with a high-energy version of songs from all three […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

98th annual Picnic Day was fun in the sun

Thousands of visitors turned out for the university’s annual open house featuring animal events, live music performances, children’s activities, department exhibits and more.

After a wild and wet spring, the sun is expected to shine Saturday, hitting 87 degrees and bringing smiles to the faces of UC Davis students who have spent much of the past year organizing Picnic Day, the campus’ 98th open house. The event got its start in 1909, when the then-University Farm invited folks from the community to check out its dairy barn.

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

DMTC hosts talk by daughter of Titanic survivors, wine tasting

Joan Randall, the daughter and granddaughter of Titanic survivors,  lecture titled “In Search scheduled for tonight at the Davis Musical Theater Company Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive, was cancelled due to low ticket sales. Randall, whose mother was 4 when the ship sank, has spent years piecing together her family history. She took a […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMA screens ‘YERT’ on Tuesday

The award-winning movie “YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip): 50 States. 1 Year. Zero Garbage?” is a docu-comedy that screened to much acclaim in Davis on March 24 at a Cool Davis event. For those who missed it, Davis Media Access will show “YERT” at 7 p.m. Tuesday. DMA, at 1623 Fifth St., is the nonprofit […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Rainforest film to be shown Sunday at UCD

In keeping with the goal of Earth Day, a unique art-science fusion program titled “Mentawai: Listening to the Rainforest” will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday in the UC Davis Main Theatre. The event, free and open to the public, is affiliated with the UCD department of theater and dance and the UCD Art/Science Fusion […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wine tasting offered Sunday at Elevation Ten

Applegate Dance Company will celebrate its 20th anniversary season with a special wine tasting at Elevation Ten in Clarksburg from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Applegate Dance Company is a local, nonprofit organization directed by Davis native Lisa Applegate-Zimanyi. This year, ADC is celebrating its 20th season of supporting youth in the region with quality […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,