New exhibit at Pence Gallery plays with ‘Seeing Sound’

Recently, I read an article about a famed violinist from Germany who saw bright colors when she played specific musical passages. Diagnosed with synesthesia, where one sense involuntarily triggers a response in another sense, she saw this condition as actually improving her musical performances. While synesthesia is a relatively rare phenomenon, the idea of representing […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

South Indian musicians perform Friday

South Indian classical music vocalist Sikkil Gurucharan will present a lecture-demonstration followed by a concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the TCS/Art Annex Building on the UC Davis campus. He will be accompanied by a traditional full live ensemble, featuring Lakshmi Balasubramnya on violin and Vignesh Venkataraman on percussion (mridangam). The event is sponsored […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson returns to Mondavi with all-Liszt program

Details Who: Pianist Garrick Ohlsson, performing Liszt When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $35-$72 general, $17.50-$36 students; www.mondaviarts.org, (530) 754-2787 Garrick Ohlsson — who performs at the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Friday — established his reputation as a fine pianist decades ago, for his interpretation of […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

All ages welcome at contra dance

The third Friday of the month is coming, and you know what that means: a contra dance at 8 p.m. at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. A free lesson for beginners starts at 7:30 p.m. Newcomers also will receive a half-off coupon toward their next dance. Contra dancing requires no partner and no […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

ArtAbout expands to 31 venues

Four new venues join the circuit for the Second Friday ArtAbout, a monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in downtown Davis and beyond. Live music or a disc jockey will be featured at Armadillo Music, Davis Laser Center, Delta of Venus, Lily’s Boutique, Monticello Cuisine, Natsoulas Gallery, Pence Gallery, Ray Johnston […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Celebrating Dr. Seuss

Davis Fire Capt. Bobby Weist reads to students in Mark Simi’s class at North Davis Elementary School on Friday. Guest speakers were reading to children all over the campus in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday that day. Weist read “Gustaf the Gold Fish” to students. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

DHS drama department presents ‘Tartuffe’

Just the ticket What: DHS drama department production of ‘Tartuffe,’ a fundraiser for the thespians’ summer trip to the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and March 15-17; 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $15 general, $10 students; at the door or […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

‘Dial M for Murder’ is a sharp thriller

Details What: “Dial M for Murder” When: Through March 25, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Where: Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $15-$38, with discounts for students, seniors and groups; (916) 443-6722 or www.sactheatre.org When the lights go […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Restorative justice is focus of film, talk

A film screening and discussion about restorative justice are planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Friends Meeting House, 445 L St. in Davis. “Beyond Conviction,” tells the story of three crime victims on a journey toward healing and resolution. The film follows participants in a pioneering program run by the state […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Chamber Music Society performs music by Brahms, others on Saturday

The Chamber Music Society of Sacramento will present a concert featuring music by Brahms, Saint-Saëns, Chopin and Handel at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. Some changes have been made to the program that was announced at the beginning of the season. Pianist Dmitriy Cogan will still appear, but flutist Mathew […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Alive and Kickin’

No need to drive across the causeway to see a cool show, the music scene is alive and well here in Davis. Last night had something for everyone- rock, metal and electronic music- all within a few blocks. I started the night out at Luigi’s Fungarden at 213 E St. The sister location to Sacramento’s […]

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Spend an evening at the Coconut Grove

Local residents are invited to enjoy jazz entertainment and a dinner catered by Dos Coyotes at the annual “An Evening at the Coconut Grove” fundraiser for the Davis High School bands. The event runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Emerson Junior High Indoor Commons, 2121 Calaveras Ave. in Davis. The award-winning DHS […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UC Davis actors give a modern twist to Lorca’s famous play

Check it out What: “The House of Bernarda Alba,” based on translation by Chay Yew, written by Federico García Lorca and directed by UC Davis Granada Artist-in-Residence Juliette Carrillo When: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, March 8-18 Where: Main Theatre, Wright Hall, UCD Tickets: $17/$19 general, $12/$14 students, children and seniors; www.mondaviarts.org; (530) 754-2787 […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

UC Davis grad stages one-woman show in Sacramento

Check it out What: “My Spiritual Death, a Comedy Show,” by Katie Rubin When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento Tickets: $20 general, $18 for Capital Stage subscribers; (916) 995-5464 or www.capstage.org Katie Rubin may just be one of the busiest performers you’re likely to meet. She is just […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Comedy | Tagged ,