Read ‘Macbeth’ with ensemble on Wednesday

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble welcomes Shakespeare lovers to a group reading and discussion of “Macbeth” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday upstairs at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. No prior knowledge of Shakespeare is necessary, just a willingness to read, learn and play, a news release said. Admission is $10 for […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davisite curates futurist art exhibition in Sacramento

Marie-Clare Treseder, a Davis High School graduate, is curating an exhibition this spring at the Appel Gallery in Sacramento, titled “Futurist Art: The Singularity and Space.” The show opens Sunday and will be up through April 30 at 931 T St. in Sacramento. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and by appointment. […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Misner and Smith play The Palms

That’s the ticket Who: Misner and Smith and the Edie Ladin Band When: 8 p.m. Thursday Where: The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters Tickets: $15 each, available at Armadillo Music in Davis or at the door Misner and Smith — a popular Americana duo with Davis roots — will share the bill at The […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The luck of the Irish

The Celtic group Riggity Jig will ring in St. Patrick’s Day in style on Saturday at Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant, 330 G St. in downtown Davis. From left are David Riggs, fiddle; Jim Coats, mandolin; Josh Ray, guitar; Kyle Wallin, djembe; and Lee Riggs, penny whistle. They’ll play from 6 to 8 p.m. in the […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘A Separation': Appearances can be deceiving

“A Separation” 4 stars Starring: Peyman Moadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Sarina Farhadi, Shahab Hosseini Rating: PG-13, for dramatic content Although ostensibly a drama — albeit a rather austere one — writer/director Asghar Farhadi’s “A Separation” also has elements of a classic mystery. “A Separation” won an Academy Award on Sunday for best foreign film and was […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Art and Craft Fest seeks participants

Organizers of the new Davis Art and Craft Fest are seeking local artists and crafters to show and sell their work. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 23, on the E Street Plaza in downtown Davis. It will be held in conjunction with Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Challenge weekend and […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Mount to discuss delta efforts at RCD dinner

The Yolo County Resource Conservation District will host its annual dinner on Wednesday, April 11, with a special presentation by Jeff Mount, a UC Davis geology professor. The event will run from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Hotel Woodland, 436 Main St. in Woodland. Wine tasting and live music by the Putah Creek Muckrakers, […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Free ‘King Corn’ screening slated at UC Davis

Have you been wondering why so many Americans are overweight? Or why certain foods are so cheap? Have you heard that our average life expectancy is going down, not up? Two college friends set out with director Aaron Woolf in search of answers to these questions and were surprised by what they discovered. You will […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Blame Sally brings ‘countrified folk rock’ to The Palms

San Francisco’s Blame Sally continue their U.S. tour with a performance at 8:30 p.m. Friday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. This follows a year that found the rock/folk-tet rise from “Bay Area phenom” (Santa Cruz Sentinel) to “a remarkable success story” (San Luis Obispo New Times) with the release of “Speeding […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Cross-dressing comedy featured in ‘Leading Ladies’

Details What: Winters Theatre Company’s production of “Leading Ladies” When: Opening gala at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Other shows are at 8 p.m. Saturdays, March 10 and 17; 2 p.m. Sundays, March 11 and 18; and 8 p.m. Friday, March 16. The March 17 show is a dinner theater benefit for the Winters Rotary Club. Where: Winters […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Poignant stories told in ‘Asian Voices’

Check it out What: “Asian Voices Greatest Hits” When: 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday Where: Multipurpose room at the new Student Community Center, UC Davis Admission: Free, but seating is limited Be advised: The show contains some adult language and material A fierce Chinese-American woman who wants to change the world yet is haunted by […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Patterson to perform house concert on March 17

Diane Patterson will perform a house concert at the N Street Cohousing’s Common House in Davis at 8 p.m. Saturday. Patterson is a singer/songwriter who performs folk/rock/alternative music that has been described as “Joni Mitchell meets Ani DiFranco.” As a promoter of sustainable living, upcycling and open space technology, this intimate performance is appropriately “green” […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hear klezmer music Sunday on authentic instruments

An evening of klezmer music with Veretski Pass is planned Sunday at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Doors open at 7 p.m. The featured performers include Cookie Segelstein, on 19th century violin and viola; Stuart Brotman, on bass, basy and baraban; and Joshua Horowitz, on tsimbl and 19th century accordion. […]

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

Freak folk show set Saturday at G Street Wunderbar

Details What: Seth Faergolzia, formerly of Davis; and John Lundington; and Be Brave Bold Robot Where: G Street Wunderbar, 228 G St. in downtown Davis When: 10 p.m. to 1:15 a.m. Saturday Cost: No cover charge; only those age 21 and up will be admitted Musicians Seth Faergolzia and John Ludington, along with Be Brave […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,