Merry glow-round

UC Davis students Bicky Singh and Amanda Bahamonde experience the 
centrifugal force of the Himalaya ride Thursday night at carnival that continues today through Sunday at the vacant Hunt-Wesson Cannery grounds at 
Covell Boulevard and J Street. The carnival is a fundraiser for Emerson and Da 
Vinci junior high schools for their library technology upgrade. […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

The Raid: Redemption — It’ll leave you breathless

‘The Raid’ Four stars Starring: Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Yayan Ruhian, Ray Sahetapy, Doni Alamsyah, Pierre Gruno Rating: R, for profanity and relentlessly brutal, bloody violence This sucker hits the ground running — literally — and never lets up. Cinema has a grand tradition of stylish few-versus-many action thrillers, with notable highlights including “Zulu,” “Rio Bravo” […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sac State students produce One-Acts

Sacramento State’s Dramatist Society presents four one-act plays produced by students. Performances consist of two plays each. “Birdbath” and “The Game” will be staged April 24 to 28, and “The Bear” and “Best Foot Forward” are May 1 to 5. Performances are at 6 p.m. each night, plus a 2 p.m. matinee April 28 and May […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Movie highlights power of vegan diet

Big Screen Cinema will have a free screening of “Forks over Knives” on Monday, April 30, in the Blanchard Room of the Davis Public Library, 315 East 14th St. at 6:30 p.m. The documentary film traces the journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional biochemist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a former […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Waldorf School hosts May Faire Celebration

Davis Waldorf School invites the community to attend a spring celebration on Saturday, with games, food and festivities, including a May King and Queen and a traditional maypole dance. The May Faire celebration opens at 9 a.m. for garland-making, hair-braiding and treats from the school’s bakery. The maypole procession performed by Waldorf students begins at […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Andy Jones reads at Woodland library poetry series

Andy Jones, founder of the Poetry in Davis reading series, will be the featured reader at a Woodland Poetry event on Wednesday at the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St. Inspiring Words-Poetry begins at 7 p.m. in the library’s Leake Room. Following Jones’ reading, there will be an open mic. This month’s event will be […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

New works by local composers featured by Empyrean Ensemble

The Empyrean Ensemble — the professional ensemble based at UC Davis that focuses on presenting edgy new music in concert — will perform several pieces exploring ways to use words and music in a concert on Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center. The multi-disciplinary “Conference of the Birds […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Million Dollar Quartet’ shakin’ up Sacramento

There’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on over at the Sacramento Community Center. A lot of grey haired people are dancin’ and clappin, whoopin’ and hollerin’ like it’s 1956. And, in fact, it is. On stage, that is. “Million Dollar Quartet” recreates a famous night shortly before Christmas in 1956 when Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Make a mad dash for Picnic in the Park

Rock and roll, from oldies to current top-40 songs — will fill Central Park on Wednesday, April 25, as Mad Dash plays at Picnic in the Park. The music, sponsored by the Davis Food Co-op, runs from 5 to 8 p.m. alongside the Davis Farmers Market. Band member Michael Gregory writes the band’s original material […]

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

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with DMTC’s ‘Alice’

Heed the White Rabbit’s advice, and don’t be late! The Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre invites local audiences to take a trip down the rabbit hole as it brings Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s classic, “Alice in Wonderland,” to life on stage. This musical adaptation features a mad tea party, talking flowers and a […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Folk music jam session set at Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Blind photographer’s work goes on exhibit

Pete Eckert, founder of the Blind Photographers Guild, will show his work in May at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Eckert is internationally known and has won many awards. He will be honored at a free reception and open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13. […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Performers Circle meets Monday evening

James Smith and Friends — Jamie Knapp, Rick Palkovic, Goran Muhlert and Lucas Silva — will be the featured act at Monday’s Village Homes Performers Circle gathering. The free monthly open-mic event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. The featured act will play at about […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sign up soon for summer theater camp at Woodland Opera House

The Woodland Opera House is taking registration for its youth summer theater camp, Show Biz Kidz. The program is designed to be an introduction to theater performance for area youths ages 5 to 18. Students will spend four weeks studying musical theater techniques, including, singing, dancing, voice projection, characterization, theater terminology, theater etiquette and professionalism. […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,