Concert benefits Davis Youth Flute Choir’s upcoming trip to Korea

Details What: Davis Youth Flute Choir When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Tickets: $5 in advance at DAC; $10 at the door The Davis Youth Flute Choir, under the direction of flutist Maquette Kuper, will perform a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Davis […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Studio Jazz series continues with The Bad Plus

The Mondavi Center’s Studio Jazz series — which presents rising talent in a cabaret-style setting in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre — continues with The Bad Plus, performing nightly at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, April 18-22. This trio — featuring pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King — formed in 2000, and […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Anoushka Shankar to combine Indian, flamenco influences in Tuesday concert

Details Who: Anoushka Shankar’s “Traveller: A Raga-Flamenco Discovery” When: 8 p.m. Tuesday Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $35-$55 general, $17.50-$27.50 students;, (530) 754-2787 “I have loved flamenco music as a listener for many years,” Anoushka Shankar told The Enterprise in a recent phone interview. And more recently, she has […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

BEAM plays classic rock Friday in Dixon

A Dixon High School 1970s reunion of sorts will take place Friday evening at the Dixon Veterans Hall, 1305 N. First St., when Dixon High graduate Bob Martino and his Woodland-based band BEAM perform. The fun runs from 6 p.m. to midnight. According to hall manager Greg Coppes, “Each time BEAM has entertained, the crowd […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Beer could define one’s cultural bubble

The Davis High School lacrosse team has 13 wins and 0 losses on the season, so far, and is ranked among the top teams in California. I mention this for three reasons: 1) Grandson Sam, who first appeared in this column as a tiny newborn more than 16 years ago, is now an imposing defenseman […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Free bags, free books at Food Co-op on Earth Day

The Davis Food Co-op will celebrate Earth Day 2012 on Sunday, April 22, by giving free reusable bags to the first 2,500 shoppers. The Co-op also will host its first Earth Day book exchange from 2 to 6 p.m. that day in the conference room at the store, 620 G St. in downtown Davis. Bring […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Davis artist wins People’s Choice Award

Davis artist Susan von Borstel won the People’s Choice Award at the 22nd annual Cattlemen’s Western Art Show in Paso Robles earlier this month. Her booth displayed her oil paintings on natural stone. Von Borstel has been painting on stone for 10 years after being inspired by old stone buildings during a horseback tour of […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Artist leads ‘Drawing Closer to Nature’ workshop Sunday

The UC Davis Arboretum invites artists of all skill levels to participate in a drawing and painting workshop with Peter London from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Employing simple, expressive art media in a safe and supportive setting with a few like-minded folks, participants will learn to create images that explore the connections between […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

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 ,