Curtis On Tour returns to Mondavi

Curtis On Tour — a chamber group featuring faculty artists and advanced students from the famed Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia — will perform three times in the Vanderhoef Studtio Theatre at the Mondavi Center during the coming week. At 11 a.m. Thursday, there will be an hourlong student matinee performance ($12 teachers, $8 […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Free noontime gamelan performance at UC Davis

The UC Davis Gamelan Ensemble will give a free lunchtime concert at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday in Music 115 on the UC Davis campus. Gamelan refers to a traditional style of music from Indonesia, as well as describing the set of instruments themselves.  The instruments used by the ensemble for this performance come from the western […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Festival celebrates Capay’s almond blossoms

For nearly 100 years, the annual Capay Valley Almond Festival has showcased the bucolic valley in full bloom for spring.

Collectively hosted by the communities of Rumsey, Guinda, Brooks, Capay and Esparto along Highway 16, this one-of-a-kind regional festival traverses a 21-mile route, with each location offering different activities and unique atmosphere.

This year’s Almond Festival is scheduled for Sunday, March 11.

The almond trees begin to flower in February and continue through March, creating a stunning backdrop for the event’s numerous activities.

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Dinner to benefit YIIN’s work with migrant children

Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network will host a fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 24, in the Parish Hall at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis. Mary Philip will prepare an Indian dinner. Entertainment will be provided by the Folklorico Latino de Woodland and the Zapato Viejo Band. There will also be a raffle. […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Events Listing | Tagged ,

‘Nexus Stage’ presents first live band in digital studio

“Nexus Stage,” a local live music show on Davis Community Television, will present its first live band with the studio’s new state-of-the-art digital sound and video equipment on Saturday night. The new band Box of Screws — a three-piece band that combines original material with an eclectic selection of cover tunes, with elements of reggae/ska, new wave, classic rock and […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UC Davis Jazz Bands perform Wednesday

The UC Davis Jazz Bands, directed by Delbert Bump, will give their winter quarter concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center. Tickets are $12 general, $8 for students, available at or (530) 754-2787.

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Early music to be featured at St. Martin’s

Two ensembles from UC Davis — the Early Music Ensemble directed by David Nutter and the Baroque Ensemble directed by Phebe Craig and Michael Sand — will partner for a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday for a concert that primarily will focus on music from several centuries ago. The concert will be at St. Martin’s […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Read ‘Macbeth’ with ensemble on Wednesday

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble welcomes Shakespeare lovers to a group reading and discussion of “Macbeth” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday upstairs at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. No prior knowledge of Shakespeare is necessary, just a willingness to read, learn and play, a news release said. Admission is $10 for […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davisite curates futurist art exhibition in Sacramento

Marie-Clare Treseder, a Davis High School graduate, is curating an exhibition this spring at the Appel Gallery in Sacramento, titled “Futurist Art: The Singularity and Space.” The show opens Sunday and will be up through April 30 at 931 T St. in Sacramento. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and by appointment. […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Misner and Smith play The Palms

That’s the ticket Who: Misner and Smith and the Edie Ladin Band When: 8 p.m. Thursday Where: The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters Tickets: $15 each, available at Armadillo Music in Davis or at the door Misner and Smith — a popular Americana duo with Davis roots — will share the bill at The […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The luck of the Irish

The Celtic group Riggity Jig will ring in St. Patrick’s Day in style on Saturday at Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant, 330 G St. in downtown Davis. From left are David Riggs, fiddle; Jim Coats, mandolin; Josh Ray, guitar; Kyle Wallin, djembe; and Lee Riggs, penny whistle. They’ll play from 6 to 8 p.m. in the […]

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

‘A Separation': Appearances can be deceiving

“A Separation” 4 stars Starring: Peyman Moadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Sarina Farhadi, Shahab Hosseini Rating: PG-13, for dramatic content Although ostensibly a drama — albeit a rather austere one — writer/director Asghar Farhadi’s “A Separation” also has elements of a classic mystery. “A Separation” won an Academy Award on Sunday for best foreign film and was […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Art and Craft Fest seeks participants

Organizers of the new Davis Art and Craft Fest are seeking local artists and crafters to show and sell their work. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 23, on the E Street Plaza in downtown Davis. It will be held in conjunction with Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Challenge weekend and […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Mount to discuss delta efforts at RCD dinner

The Yolo County Resource Conservation District will host its annual dinner on Wednesday, April 11, with a special presentation by Jeff Mount, a UC Davis geology professor. The event will run from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Hotel Woodland, 436 Main St. in Woodland. Wine tasting and live music by the Putah Creek Muckrakers, […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,