Enjoy international folk dancing at Davis Art Center

The Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., offers an ongoing class in traditional ethnic dance from around the world on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. The basic format of the class is simple, warm-up dances followed by instruction and practice of newer, more challenging dances. The class is suitable for beginning through advanced students. After […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘John Carter': Thud and blunder

‘John Carter’ Two stars Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Mark Strong, Dominic West, Ciarán Hinds, James Purefoy and (voices only) Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton and Thomas Haden Church Rating: PG-13, for relentless fantasy violence and action What a slab of meat. A clumsy, disorganized and bone-stupid script is the biggest problem afflicting “John Carter,” but […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Souterrain, West Nile Ramblers to perform on ‘Nexus Stage’ show

Lauren Norton and her band, The Souterrain, will perform along with The West Nile Ramblers from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday on “Nexus Stage,” a live local music show on Davis Community Television. Norton, originally from Ireland, is a graduate student at UC Davis. The Souterrain, a three-piece folk group from California, features Norton on guitar and […]

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Woodland church to host ‘IndoctriNation’ screening, talk

The star and director of the award-winning movie, “IndoctriNation,” judged best Christian documentary film of 2012, will speak at 10 a.m. Sunday at Calvary Chapel Woodland. The film discusses “the reality of immoral values being pushed in the public schools that should concern parents,” a news release said. Calvary Chapel Woodland is at 1580 Case […]

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Authors Scott, Tolley to give talk at Esparto Library

Authors James Scott and Tom Tolley will discuss their new book, “Mather Field” — an overview of the Sacramento Valley’s early history, with a specific focus on the Mather area — at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Esparto Library’s Wintun Room. The event is sponsored by Yolo County’s Esparto Regional Library and the Friends of the […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Senior Center hosts ceramic butterfly workshop

Celebrate the first day of spring by having some creative fun with clay in a workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Local artist Heidi Bekebrede, creator of Cuteware, will lead participants through step-by-step instructions on making a clay butterfly to hang on an interior […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

UC Davis Symphony soon heads to Spain

Details What: UC Davis Symphony Orchestra When: 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $12-$17 general, $8 students; www.mondaviarts.org; (530) 754-2787 The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra gives a “bon voyage” concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Mondavi Center — and then they’re off on a tour of Spain. The […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: The politics of wine-tasting

I missed the annual St. James wine-tasting event. Again. The word “missed,” though, suggests that I had a family emergency or a previous engagement — or that I just forgot to go, as I forgot to go to the inaugural Davis Flea Market. But there was no emergency, and no previous engagement, though I could […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

I-House music series continues Sunday

Julia Van Horn, a Davis native, will sing songs ranging from American folk to Musica Popular Brasileira and international pop Sunday evening at International House, Davis. Several performers from Davis’ music scene will collaborate with her, as well as some musicians who are new to the community. The Mid-Winter @ I-House music series takes place […]

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Custom Neon plays at Little Prague

Custom Neon, a local favorite, will play classic rock from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant, 330 G St. in downtown Davis. The band’s repertoire includes classic rock favorites from the 1960s and ’70s as well as more recent material. Band members are Chris Stabenfeldt on vocals and saxophone, Tom Burris on […]

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Enviro docu-comedy will screen in Davis

“Your Environmental Road Trip,” an award-winning docu-comedy following three friends through 50 states in “one wild year,” will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. A reception with producer Mark Dixon precedes the screening, at 6:15 p.m. The program is presented by the […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Origami folders will gather at library

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. First-time folders and more advanced folders are welcome. The first hour will be geared for beginners. For more information, email [email protected] or call (530) 753-6093.

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Photography Club meets next week

Judith Monroe, a mixed-media artist with a background in traditional and alternative process photographic techniques, will be the speaker at this month’s meeting of the Davis Photography Club. The meeting begins at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Monroe has incorporated mixed media into her […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

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 ,