‘Dial M for Murder’ is a sharp thriller

Details What: “Dial M for Murder” When: Through March 25, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Where: Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $15-$38, with discounts for students, seniors and groups; (916) 443-6722 or www.sactheatre.org When the lights go […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Restorative justice is focus of film, talk

A film screening and discussion about restorative justice are planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Friends Meeting House, 445 L St. in Davis. “Beyond Conviction,” tells the story of three crime victims on a journey toward healing and resolution. The film follows participants in a pioneering program run by the state […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Chamber Music Society performs music by Brahms, others on Saturday

The Chamber Music Society of Sacramento will present a concert featuring music by Brahms, Saint-Saëns, Chopin and Handel at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. Some changes have been made to the program that was announced at the beginning of the season. Pianist Dmitriy Cogan will still appear, but flutist Mathew […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Alive and Kickin’

No need to drive across the causeway to see a cool show, the music scene is alive and well here in Davis. Last night had something for everyone- rock, metal and electronic music- all within a few blocks. I started the night out at Luigi’s Fungarden at 213 E St. The sister location to Sacramento’s […]

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Spend an evening at the Coconut Grove

Local residents are invited to enjoy jazz entertainment and a dinner catered by Dos Coyotes at the annual “An Evening at the Coconut Grove” fundraiser for the Davis High School bands. The event runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Emerson Junior High Indoor Commons, 2121 Calaveras Ave. in Davis. The award-winning DHS […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UC Davis actors give a modern twist to Lorca’s famous play

Check it out What: “The House of Bernarda Alba,” based on translation by Chay Yew, written by Federico García Lorca and directed by UC Davis Granada Artist-in-Residence Juliette Carrillo When: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, March 8-18 Where: Main Theatre, Wright Hall, UCD Tickets: $17/$19 general, $12/$14 students, children and seniors; www.mondaviarts.org; (530) 754-2787 […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

UC Davis grad stages one-woman show in Sacramento

Check it out What: “My Spiritual Death, a Comedy Show,” by Katie Rubin When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento Tickets: $20 general, $18 for Capital Stage subscribers; (916) 995-5464 or www.capstage.org Katie Rubin may just be one of the busiest performers you’re likely to meet. She is just […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Comedy | Tagged ,

Memorable songs, dramatic heft in ‘South Pacific’

That’s the ticket What: “South Pacific” When: Through April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, plus a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, March 24 Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: $25 general, $23 for seniors and students and $12 for youths 17 and under; balcony tickets are $15 general […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Mike Justis Band featured at Happy Thursday

Come celebrate Happy Thursday, the weekly happy hour event at Rominger West Winery, featuring discounted wine by the glass, catering by Stone Soup and lively tunes by the Mike Justis Band. The winery is at 4602 Second St., Suite 4, in Davis. Happy Thursday runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. each week. The second Thursday of […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Deffner plays organ recital at Davis Community Church

Mozart called the pipe organ the “king of instruments,” if not for its impressive power, perhaps for the wide range of its sounds and the resulting capability to convey a wide breadth of emotion and mood. Calling his program “High Drama on the Keyboard,” David Deffner will perform evocative music in his organ recital at […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Connors’ watercolors on exhibit at I-House

In 2006, Davis artist Matt Connors, decided to sketch and paint his favorite places in and around Davis. “Things seem to change so rapidly, that I wanted to capture scenes and give them a permanency,” said the 74-year-old artist. Six years later, Connors completed hundreds of sketches and paintings and selected a sampling for his […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Guitar series starts with Trio7 on Friday

Local seven-string guitar act, Trio7, continues the Davis Art Center’s third annual Classical Guitar Ensemble Series with a performance Friday. Trio7 is known for presenting works by composers who are not associated with the guitar, and playing the pieces on extended seven-string guitars. The band also likes to entertain audiences with renditions of popular movie […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Squeals of delight at market’s Pig Day celebration

Piglets for petting, piggy banks for painting, pig noses for wearing — it’s all about our porker friends at Pig Day at the Davis Farmers Market. Here, Charlotte Sikes, 3, marvels at her pig pop Saturday with mom Belinda and twin sister Margaret. Thousands of people flocked to Central Park to enjoy the children’s arts […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

All are welcome at Soup ‘n’ Song

Senior citizens will gather at noon Tuesday to sing “the oldies” at the monthly Soup ‘n’ Song event at Davis Community Church’s Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. in downtown Davis. The event begins with a light lunch followed by singing around the piano with David Deffner and Judy Gabor.

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,