Travel the world with I-House music series

From Rumi poetry to the reggae beat, guests at the International House’s Sunday night live music series are exposed to lots of different cultures and experiences.

That’s the idea, say producers James Williams and William Bruyette, and it’s been brought to life beautifully each week over the past couple of months by by talented singers, dancers and poets.

Designed as an informal cultural exchange of music, spoken word, art and food, the series is offered from 7 to 10 p.m. Sundays at I-House, 10 College Park in Davis.

Admission is free, but donations of any amount are appreciated. Refreshments are available for …

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Hear FluteSong Friday at winery

Live music by FluteSong, a quartet, will be featured at Rominger West Winery’s Friday Night Live event this week. The fun runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4. “Treat yourself to wine by the glass, starting for as little as $5, while enjoying live music,” a news release […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Folk musicians gather for a jam

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, on the Wyatt Deck on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis films join dozens of others at local festival

A short feature by Davis filmmaker Samantha Howard, another short by festival organizer Judith Plank, two international short films and the award-winning “Who Bombed Judi Bari?” will be among the movies showcased at the ninth annual Davis Film Festival. The event takes place Friday and Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

New Broadway musical examines growing up

The new Broadway musical “13” will grace the stage at the Woodland Opera House, opening Friday, April 20, and continuing Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through May 13. There will be an additional matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5. When his parents get divorced and he’s forced to move […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Awash in a sea of wine bottles

In response to chef Tony’s having waxed nostalgic about the Chianti of his youth, wine-lover Sue brought a bottle of Chianti — complete with basket — to a Tuesday tasting at Monticello. I opened it on the spot and poured samples for the folks sitting at the bar. “Hey, I like this,” everyone said, including […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

‘Artistic Sensations’ raises funds for Yolo art education

Artist Tony Natsoulas, whose “The Joggers” statue is one of downtown Davis’ most recognizable landmarks, is the featured artist at the eighth annual  “Artistic Sensations” fundraiser. The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the Willow Oak Fire District Hall in Woodland. Proceeds will be used to support YoloArts’ art […]

April 08, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Origami artists will gather at library

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 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.

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Tour Central Davis gardens on May 6 to benefit Pence Gallery

Community members who attend our annual Pence Gallery Garden Tour always enjoy the variety of plants, designs and uses of the selected gardens. This year’s tour, which runs from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6, continues to sample an area of Davis, this time Central Davis. Eight gardens were selected around the streets of […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Actor shines in fascinating portrayal of Barrymore

Check it out What: “Barrymore” by William Luce When: Through May 6, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Where: Sacramento Theatre Company’s Pollock Stage, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $15-$38;; (916) 443-6722 or (888) 478-2849 John Barrymore was born to […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

SF Opera’s ‘Elixir’ to screen on Monday

The Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theater will screen a high-definition recording of the San Francisco Opera’s production of Gaetano Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” (“The Elixir of Love”) at 7 p.m. Monday, April 9. The opera dates from 1832 and was set originally in Europe’s Basque region, but this production moves the setting to a small Italian-American […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Chorales join orchestra in May concerts

The Davis Chorale, the Davis Children’s Chorale and Chamber Orchestra will present “Grant Us Peace,” a concert featuring the Mass of the Children by John Rutter and Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein. The two concerts will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, and 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Davis United Methodist […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Acoustic tunes from The Syncopaths

N Street Music will host a house concert at 716 N St. in Davis for the nationally touring acoustic band, The Syncopaths, at 8 p.m. Friday, April 27. From dance floors to concert halls, the Syncopaths bring a fresh, contemporary spin to music and songs rooted in the Scottish, Irish and American folk traditions. With […]

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

Mondavi opens 10th season with 2 weeks of special events

The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis will start its 10th anniversary season this fall with two weeks of “opening events,” including some performers who are new to the center, several familiar favorites and two free events.

The new-to-Mondavi artists include singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt, who will perform Sept. 18, with soul/gospel singer Mavis Staples as an opening act.

Returning artists include jazz bassist Christian McBride, the first jazz artist to appear in Mondavi’s Studio Theatre, in 2002; the Alexander String Quartet, kicking off a cycle of Schubert concerts, marking the group’s 10th season as regular Mondavi performers; the San Francisco Symphony under conductor Michael Tilson Thomas …

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,