Early music specialists perform at DCC

Soprano Catherine Webster and violinist Maia Naomi Silberstein will return to Davis to perform songs and sonatas of early 17th-century Italy together with local early music specialists Elisabeth Reed, baroque cello, and Katherine Heater, harpsichord. Webster and Silberstein grew up in Davis and graduated from Davis High School in 1990 and 1985, respectively. Both were […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Henry V’ kicks off Davis Shakespeare Festival

The third annual Davis Shakespeare Festival will open this summer at the UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo, featuring Shakespeare’s play about the triumph of one of Britain’s most legendary kings: Henry V. Attendees “will see valiant heroism up close as the worldly King Henry rallies his outnumbered army to defeat France on its home turf,” a […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

DHS Jazz Band prepares tribute to Lange

The Davis High School Jazz Band will perform its final concert of the year, “Jazz on a Summer’s Eve XXII,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. This will be the final Jazz Band concert for director Fred Lange, who is retiring at the end […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

All-star night closes I-House music series

The Sundays @ I-House weekly cross-cultural music series will come to a close Sunday evening with an all-star performance featuring some of the acts that have performed over the past 3 1/2 months. The fun runs from 7 to 10 p.m. at International House, 10 College Park. Admission is free, but donations are accepted with […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pops Concert tickets on sale now

Tickets are on sale now for the Davis High School Pops Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Advance tickets are $6, available at Watermelon Music, 207 E St. in downtown Davis. Tickets at the door will be $8, available starting at 6:15 p.m. […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Enjoy music with your wine in Winters

Chicken & Dumpling is on the menu from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, a tasting room at 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. The acoustic blues duo features Charles “Chicken” Oriel on the guitar and Julia “Dumpling” Simon on the bass. They play the down-home, delta-style blues of Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Calling all beer lovers

What an opportunity comes your way! The fabulous Davis BeerFest, benefiting Citizens Who Care, happens on Saturday, June 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the shade of the arches at the Sudwerk brewery and restaurant, 2001 Second St. This is the eighth annual running of this legendary event. No self-respecting beer aficionado would dream […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Classic children’s story comes to Opera House stage

The Woodland Opera House will present a family-friendly production of “Go, Dog. Go!” opening Friday and running on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. through June 3. P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book comes to life on stage in an exploration of movement, color and space. The dogs delve into life […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

New book examines how American composers depicted the West

Details Who: Author Beth Levy reading from her book “Frontier Figures” and signing copies When: Noon Friday Where: Lounge at the UC Davis Bookstore in the Memorial Union Think about the open prairie, or the Western mountain ranges, and music comes to mind. Expansive music, evoking broad vistas. Music like Aaron Copland’s ballet scores “Billy […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Robinson signs his new book Saturday

Prize-winning novelist Kim Stanley Robinson, a longtime Davis resident, will read from his new book “2312” and sign copies at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. As the book’s title suggests, “2312” is set 300 years in the future, an era in which scientific and technological advances have […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Blue & White Foundation hosts Concert on the Green

Everything from gypsy music to polka, rock to Mexicali can be heard when Diego’s Umbrella headlines the Davis High School Blue & White Foundation’s fourth annual Concert on the Green. Gates open at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Wildhorse Golf Course, 2323 Rockwell Drive in Davis. Also featured are Beso Negro and Davis’ own […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Late photographer’s work will go on exhibit

An exhibition of the influential work of the late photographer Oliver Gagliani can be seen throughout June at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Community members can meet Gagliani’s daughter at a free open house and reception from 1 […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Songs, stories raise funds for Winters History Project

Original songs and stories about Yolo County history and farming by musician-farmer Bob Adams will help raise funds for the Winters History Project on Wednesday, May 30, at the Richard and Evelyne Rominger home north of Winters, 28681 County Road 29.’ As a musician, Adams grew up as a jazz pianist and bassist, and has […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Rock fans take a Sucker Punch

Davis musician Colin Stambusky is back in town with his hard-rock band Sucker Punch, performing at 9 p.m. Friday at the G Street Wunderbar, 228 G St. in downtown Davis. Patrons must be 21 and older. Adonis DNA, an Elk Grove band, will open the show.

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,