Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista brings exotic sounds to Mondavi cabaret

Brazilian-born percussionist Cyro Baptista will visit the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre — configured in the club-like cabaret setting — with his Banquet of the Spirits trio for four shows this week, at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Since arriving in the United States in 1980, Baptista’s sonic curiosity and intense rhythmic drive have spurred […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Hear Over Forte in the park Wednesday

Over Forte will play traditional jazz, Dixieland, pop, blues and swing music at Picnic in the Park from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Formed in 1996, the band is a Picnic in the Park favorite that also performs at the Woodland Farmers Market, the Yolo County Fair, Woodland’s […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

See ‘The Mission’ on Friday at I-House

“The Mission,” a 1986 British film directed by Roland Joffe, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film Series. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 p.m. There is no charge, […]

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Hear music Thursday and Friday at RootStock

RootStock welcomes local talent to its Winters tasting room on Open Mic Night on the third Thursday of each month. From 7 to 9 p.m at 22 Main St., singers, songwriters, pickers and unplugged musicians are invited to share their talent. On Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., RootStock visitors will enjoy classic easy-listening jazz […]

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Hear everything from hip-hop to punk rock at Saturday festival

Details What: KDVS’ Operation Restore Maximum Freedom When: 1-10 p.m. Saturday Where: Plainfield Station, 23944 County Road 98 Tickets: $10, available at the door and in advance at Delta of Venus, 122 B St., and Records, 1618 Broadway in Sacramento KDVS’ Operation Restore Maximum Freedom is the antithesis of the typically overpriced, corporate summer music […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD prof talks about north state communes

Jesse Drew, associate professor of cinema and technocultural studies at UC Davis, will discuss her new book, “West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California,” on Wednesday evening at Baggins End, the UCD dome homes community. The gathering begins at 7 p.m. with a potluck dinner, followed by the presentation at 7:45 p.m. in […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

DCC choirs perform English choral music

Most Americans are familiar with the pomp and circumstance of English royal weddings. One of the reasons we are drawn to these occasions is the sheer beauty of the choral music. The choirs of Davis Community Church, under the direction of David Deffner, will present a festival of English choral music on Sunday. The concert […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sale of artwork at hospital benefits scholarships

The work of 20 local artists is on exhibit in the main hallways of Sutter Davis Hospital, 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis. Featured through the end of May are pastel portraits by Joanne Jensen. Funds raised by the sale of the work supports scholarships for young people entering the medical field. For more information, […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

DMTC hosts auditions for ‘Joseph’

Auditions for the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice hit, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” will take place Sunday and Monday, May 20-21, at the Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. Callbacks are Tuesday, May 22. With direction by Steve Isaacson and choreography by Jacob Montoya, “Joseph” retells the bibical story from the […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sunny, hot and happening at Whole Earth

The 43rd annual Whole Earth Festival continues Sunday with drumming and tie-dye, crafts and vegetarian-friendly goodness that locals and visitors have come to expect.

The event features dozens of musical acts and speakers, about 160 crafts booths, 40 education booths and 17 vegetarian-friendly food booths.

For all the fun on the UC Davis Quad there also will be, as ever, a political undercurrent to the free, three-day event expected to attract about 30,000 people.

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Natsoulas asks community to help public art flourish

You can help What: Flourish Davis: a benefit to support art in public places When: 6 p.m. Saturday Where: John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St., downtown Davis By the end of the day Sunday, Davis artist William Maul, in collaboration with several other local artists, will have completed the first mural of a 10-piece series that will […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Discuss ‘The Alma Drawings’ on Tuesday

A screening of “The Alma Drawings” and a discussion afterward are planned at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East in Davis. The event is sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Living in Davis and The Wisdom Bridge, A Home for Intercultural/Interfaith Celebration and Harmony. Alma Rumball lived […]

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Alumni to join students at Emerson/Da Vinci band concert

Jeff Dupertuis, longtime music teacher at Emerson/Da Vinci Junior High School, will conduct his last Emerson/Da Vinci concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Dupertuis will  teach solely at Davis elementary schools next year, so this concert is an opportunity to honor the time […]

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‘Dark Shadows': A toothless remake

“Dark Shadows” Three stars Starring: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Bella Heathcote, Jonny Lee Miller Rating: PG-13, and somewhat generously, for comic horror violence, profanity, drug use and considerable sexual candor The casting is divine, the one-liners are appropriately snarky, and Johnny Depp’s slow takes […]