Carnival organizers urge early ticket purchases

The carnival arrives in town this week and organizers are urging everyone to buy their daily passes in advance. Not only do prices go up 20 percent at the door, but a lower percentage of profits will go toward Emerson and Da Vinci junior high schools for their library technology upgrade. The carnival runs from […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davisite’s play hits the stage in Sacramento

Details What: “The Meaning of It All,” written by Davis resident Robert Lautz When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 27-May 27 Where: California Stage’s Wilkerson Theatre, 1725 25th St. (at R Street), Sacramento Tickets: $20 general, $15 seniors/students, $12 for groups of six or more; www.CalStage.org; (916) 451-5822 It will be […]

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

Outstanding performances highlight DMTC’s ‘Titanic’

Check it out What: “Titanic: The Musical,” presented by the Davis Musical Theatre Company When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays, through May 6 Where: DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis Tickets: $18 general, $16 students/seniors, $14 for groups of 10 or more; www.dmtc.org, (530) 756-3682 It was six years ago, […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Contra dance planned Friday at athletic club

Kick up your heels Friday starting at 8 p.m. at a contra dance at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. in Davis. 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 experience, and there’s always live […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Memoir chronicles family’s cycling journey across America

Learn more What: Matt Biers-Ariel presents his new book, “The Bar Mitzvah and the Beast” When: 4 p.m. Sunday Where: U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, Third and B streets, Davis Admission: Free; books ($16.95 plus tax) will be available for purchase and signing Glancing at the title, it may appear that “The Bar Mitzvah and […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

23rd annual conference celebrates ceramic art

Fans of ceramic art are in for a treat on April 27-29 when the 23rd annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art returns to Davis. More than 50 exhibitions will fill the downtown, between First and Fifth, B and G streets. Works by professional artists will be joined by art created by students […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Violinist’s concert raises funds for his tuition

An evening of classical and contemporary music performed by violinist Alexei Kodash, accompanied by Robert Bloch, is planned for 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, at First Street Real Estate, 423 First St. in downtown Davis. The event is a fundraiser for Kodash’s tuition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he will start an […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Woodland Chamber Singers honor mothers, veterans

Tickets are on sale now for the Woodland Chamber Singers’ spring concert, “A Dedication,” celebrating Mothers Day and Memorial Day. The concert will be presented twice — at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 12, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at the Pioneer High School Performing Arts Theater, 1400 Pioneer Ave. in Woodland. Tickets are $5 […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Greg Willett Trio makes it a Happy Thursday

Rominger West Winery invites local residents to celebrate Happy Thursday, the weekly happy hour event, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Guests may treat themselves to discounted wine by the glass, appetizers from Stone Soup Catering and jazz and pop tunes by the trio. For more information, visit www.romingerwest.com.

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Indie folk/roots/Americana duo come to Davis

Portland, Ore.-based duo Jenn Rawling & Basho Parks are celebrating the release of their debut full-length album, “Take The Air” (Waterbug Records), with a national tour that comes to Davis on Tuesday, April 24. They’ll perform at Armadillo Music, 205 F St. Rawling, a vintage American folk and old-time country singer, joins Parks, a string player […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Soul/blues artist performs Friday at The Palms

Award-winning vocalist/songwriter/harmonica icon Curtis Salgado will celebrate the release of his blistering Alligator Records debut CD, “Soul Shot,” with a performance Friday at The Palms Playhouse in Winters. Winner of the 2010 Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Artist Of The Year, Salgado mixes R&B, funk and blues with a delivery that is raw and […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Melodrama set for Winters dinner theater

Mark your calendars: On Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, the Winters Theatre Company will perform an original melodrama, “Green Gold of the Valley,” written by Germaine Hupe. This is a classic melodrama with evil villains, sweet heroines and handsome heroes. The audience will be encouraged to “boo” and “hiss” to their hearts’ content. Dinner will […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

An artistic glimpse behind the Cuban curtain

“Fashion is not something that exists in clothing only. Fashion has to do with ideas, with the way we live, with what is happening. Clothing tells the truth about an age.” — Bjork By E. Emmet Brady Heather Caswell has always envisioned The Wardro­be, her downtown Davis fashion boutique, as more than just a retail […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Chamber Music Society performs Saturday in Davis

Details What: Sacramento Chamber Music Society When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road Tickets: $28 general, $22 seniors, $12 students, available at the door Info: www.cmssacto.org The Sacramento Chamber Music Society will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis, repeating a concert it performed […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,