Pig out at the Farmers Market on Saturday

Oink, oink. Saturday is Pig Day at the Davis Farmers Market, one of the market’s most popular annual events. Visitors will find baby pigs, people in pig costumes and pig-out eats at the market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets in downtown Davis. “Pig Day is so unique, and […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

‘The Voice of the Cello’ concerts set this weekend

Sacramento Baroque Soloists complete their 10th season with “The Voice of the Cello” on Saturday and Sunday in Sacramento and Fair Oaks. Featuring cellists Michael Lawson and John Lutterman, the concert explores the range and intimacy of the cello. This year’s program will include late 17th century works by composers Vivaldi, Somis, Boismortier, Barriere and […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

It’s all about Guaraldi at Sunday reading, concert

Davis Enterprise film critic Derrick Bang will discuss his upcoming book, “Vince Guaraldi at the Piano,” during a jazz concert devoted to the San Francisco pianist/composer, taking place at 2 p.m. Sunday at Roseville’s Sherman Clay piano dealer, 771 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Suite 150. Bang will read short excerpts from his book — scheduled for […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Artists, photographers ‘mess with the dress’

In advance of the June wedding season, YoloArts and the Woodland Camera Forum are teaming up to present “Mess with the Dress,” a group exhibition at Gallery 625 all about reinventing, recycling and deconstructing that marital icon: the wedding dress. The show opens Friday and features the photographs, fiber art, digital collages, mixed media, reinvented […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Winters is alive with the sound of music

From 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters, will feature Midnight Jazz Trio, a Davis-based group that performs bossa nova and classical jazz music. Members are Tim Pia on trumpet, Robert Blake on guitar and Travis Bradley on bass. For more information, visit midnightjazztrio.com. And on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m., […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Friday Night Live features flutist

Flutist Ann Sheya will provide the atmosphere at Rominger West Winery’s Friday Night Live event this week, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Guests may enjoy wines by the glass at the winery tasting room, 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Sheya performs and teachers in Northern California; she is the principal flutist with Sacramento’s Camellia […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

University Chorus will sing modern English music

Details What: UC Davis University Chorus and Alumni Chorus singing works by living British composers When: 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $12-$19; www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787 The UC Davis University Chorus — joined by the Alumni Chorus — will perform three works by living British composers at […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Open-mic series continues at I-House

Mid-Winter @ I-House, an open-mic performance series, continues Sunday and features a performance by The Hollow Point Stumblers. Members Juan Kuffner and Kim Nguyen, international scholars at UC Davis, will perform songs of love, life, joy and sorrow; lyrics are sung in Yiddish, Ladino, Spanish and English. In addition to the featured performer, all comers […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Student artists honored for advertising skills

Proud students and parents gathered last Tuesday at the Veterans’ Memorial Center to celebrate their awards in The Davis Enterprise’s 15th annual Design-an-Ad competition. The yearly contest offers students a chance to design an original advertisement for local businesses. This year, 35 classes at 10 schools pitched products and services for 37 businesses. The winning ads […]

February 28, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

PopStar class starts March 29

Mini-Musicals director Mindy Manville will present the fourth annual PopStar course for students in grades 2-6 at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Each participant will be involved in presenting their own solo rendition of a pop song in a performance at the Art Center theater on […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn to compose better paintings in acrylics class

Join Lynne Cunningham as she experiments with acrylic paints in a class from 3 to 6 p.m. Fridays, March 2 and 9, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Participants will be painting on gessoed watercolor paper while learning this flexible and spontaneous painting medium. “Experience how exciting the potential is for your paintings,” […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

African singer Angelique Kidjo returns to Mondavi

Singer Angélique Kidjo — born in the sub-Saharan nation of Benin, and a popular advocate of African music for the past 20 years — returns to the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Friday for a performance in Jackson Hall. Kidjo first appeared at Mondavi in November 2004; since then, she has picked up a Grammy […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear The Honeybadgers at Thursday Live! concert

Watermelon Music’s “all-star band,” The Honeybadgers, will be back this week at Thursday Live! Opening Thursday’s dance concert at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis, will be The Twanglers. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. in the newly remodeled upstairs hall. All Thursday Live! shows are free and open to all […]

February 28, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Celebrate Happy Thursday at winery

Marty Cohen and the Sidekicks will perform at Happy Thursday, the weekly happy hour event at Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Guests will enjoy discounted wine by the glass and California comfort food by Stone Soup Catering while they listen to this three-piece Sacramento-based band, which includes Cohen, an award-winning songwriter and veteran […]

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