New downtown spaces debut at Second Friday ArtAbout

This month’s Second Friday ArtAbout features the debut of Open Door Art Studios in Court ‘N’ Cedar, 231 G St., a grassroots project that gives local artists a place to create and share their work, and The Work Shop, 213 E St., Suite F, a drop-in work space for anyone who needs to work on various […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Art, music and theater due at winery

Rominger West Winery will be all about the arts Friday — artwork by Barry Focha, live jazz and pop music by the Greg Willett Trio and a theater performance by the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble. The winery, at 4602 Second St., Suite 4, will be open from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Focha is the featured artist […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Country-rock trio plays acoustic show Saturday at The Palms

Their name may conjure up Southern California beaches, but I See Hawks in LA has a distinctly local appeal, thanks to its song, “Yolo County Airport.” Hear the band release its sixth CD, “New Kind of Lonely,” Saturday evening at The Palms Playhouse in Winters. Old Californio will open the show. I See Hawks In […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Calvin Handy & The Jazz Patrol play at I-House

Calvin Handy & The Jazz Patrol are the featured performers at Sunday’s Mid-Winter @ I-House music series. Open-mic sessions also are planned during the event, which runs from 7 to 10 p.m. at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. All ages are welcome. The Handy quintet has an eclectic approach to jazz standards, is known […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Experimental rock shakes the Mondavi Center

Check it out Who: Explosions in the Sky and Zammuto When: 8 p.m. Sunday Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $29.50;; (530) 754-2787 Prepare to have your mind blown and ears ringing as instrumental post-rockers Explosions in the Sky and experimental rock band Zammuto hit the town for an 8 p.m. […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Live music continues at RootStock

Local musicians from the group Finding Fable have begun hosting an open-microphone night at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. The Thursday event, from 7 to 9 p.m., is an opportunity for budding musicians to showcase their talents. To sign up, contact Lori Hawk at [email protected] The next open mic is scheduled for Thursday, April […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

A cappella concerts inspired by poetry masters

“Inkspell — Choral Music Inspired by Masters of Poetry” is the theme of the Vocal Art Ensemble’s spring concert series. The ensemble, under the artistic direction of Tracia Barbieri, conjures an alchemy of song and stage: Poems penned by Shakespeare, Frost and Rumi magically weave into luminous vocal textures and choral masterpieces bubbling with beauty and humor. Two […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Mike Justis Band makes it a Happy Thursday

The Mike Justis Band are the featured performers at Rominger West Winery’s Happy Thursday gathering this week. All are invited to join the fun from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Guests will enjoy local wine, discounted by the glass, the music and appetizers provided by Stone Soup Catering in downtown […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Director of National Science Foundation speaks at UCD

Subra Suresh, a distinguished engineer and professor, will speak at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at UC Davis’ Mondavi Center. Suresh is the director of the National Science Foundation and leads the only federal agency charged with advancing all fields of fundamental science and engineering research and education. He oversees […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Concert, reception will honor Lange’s retirement

The annual Davis High School Bands’ Senior Concert, which traditionally honors the accomplishments of graduating seniors, will have special meaning this year as it also will include a celebration of the distinguished career of director Fredrick Lange, and will be his last concert as conductor of the Symphonic Band. The concert will begin at 7:30 […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sac Choral Society presents Walton oratorio

The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra will present a spring program titled “English Grandeur” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Sacramento Community Center, 1301 L St. in Sacramento. Conductor Donald Kendrick will give a pre-concert talk, at 7 p.m. The program features dramatic, ceremonial music from the 20th century, performed by a large chorus and […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Concerts feature Vietnam War verses engraved on Zippo lighters

Details What: “Zippo Songs” by composer Phil Kline When: 8 p.m. Saturday (plus a post-performan Q&A with the musicians) and 2 p.m. Sunday (preceded by a 1 p.m. discussion with Kline) Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $37 general, $18.50 students;, (530) 754-2787 During the Vietnam War, countless American […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Anderson-Gram Duo plays at Wednesday’s market celebration

The Anderson-Gram Duo — featuring Gayle Anderson-Gram on vocals, guitar and percussion, and Bob Gram on vocals and guitar — will play folk and Americana music at Wednesday’s Picnic in the Park, alongside the Davis Farmers Market. The free music, sponsored by the Davis Food Co-op, will run from 5 to 7:45 p.m. in Central […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,