Picture this: Four gentlemen in matching outfits walk into your home, office or place of business and announce that they are delivering a singing valentine. They hand the recipient a nicely wrapped flower and a personalized valentine card. Then, they sing two love songs in four-part barbershop harmony (such as “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”) to that […]
The Davis Art Center is introducing a new live-model sculpting class, “Rendering the Human Form,” with instructor George Grant. Class sessions are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 7-28, March 6-28, April 3-24 and May 1-22. The fee is $140 ($130 for nonmembers) per session and materials are provided. All skill levels are welcome, […]
The Friends of the Davis Public Library will have its bimonthly book sale starting Friday. Look for special donations from Sweet Briar Books, which recently closed its doors at 654 G St. Members only will be admitted between noon and 2 p.m. Friday; as always, shoppers may join at the door. The sale will be […]
Sorry, Mayor Bloomberg, but New York City won’t be the first city in the world to feature a transmedia walking tour through its busy streets. In a few short weeks, that honor will belong to Davis.
On Friday, Feb. 17, John Natsoulas, in collaboration with Monto H. Kumagai, a software developer, and Finley Fryer, a UC Davis graduate and local artist, will unveil the beginnings of a transmedia sculpture walk highlighting various pieces of artwork in key locations throughout downtown Davis.
The inaugural walk will take place …
Details What: “West Side Story” presented by California Musical Theatre When: Through Sunday, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento Tickets: Sold out, but inquire for turned-back tickets at the box office, (916) 557-1999 SACRAMENTO — From the […]
‘The Iron Lady’ 3 stars Starring: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Alexandra Roach, Olivia Colman, Nicholas Farrell, Richard E. Grant, Anthony Head Rating: PG-13, for some violent images and fleeting nudity Here’s the thing: This film’s title notwithstanding, Meryl Streep’s phenomenal performance notwithstanding, the politically tinged reviews and commentary notwithstanding, “The Iron Lady” is not about Margaret […]
Eight aspects of athleticism that are shared by both dancers and athletes will be showcased in the 2012 Davis Dance Project, “Athleticism & Dance,” to be presented next weekend at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop.
Performers will be members of the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre, The Third Stage Dance Company and several guest dancers. The performances will explore the shared worlds of the arena and the theater — sports and dance.
In 1998, the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre first presented “Athleticism & Dance,” a combination lecture, demonstration and performance that explored eight aspects of what it means to be an athlete in dance and how dancers share a lot in common with football, basketball and baseball players, as well as wrestlers, gymnasts and long-distance runners.
“This year, we decided that it’s time to bring it back!” Trokanski said in a news release.
Davis Odd Fellows Thursday Live! returns next week from its holiday hiatus and will feature two local Latin groups — Yolo Mambo and Som Nosso. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Admission is free and beer, wine and sodas will be […]
I began my new year of wine reading with Jay McInerney’s A “Hedonist in the Cellar.” I hadn’t set out to find it, but it was on the shelf in the library, looked fun. Instant gratification. It is fun. Known primarily as a novelist (“Bright Lights, Big City”), McInerney also wrote, until the magazine folded […]
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow […]
After a record-breaking attendance of more than 115,000 visitors last year, 28 Sacramento area museums will offer free or half-price admission all day Saturday, Feb. 4, during the 14th annual Sacramento Museum Day. New this year, 26 of the 28 museums will offer free admission whereas two destinations in residential areas — the Sacramento Zoo […]
Check it out What: Third annual Classical Guitar Ensemble Series: Santa Cruz Guitar Orchestra, Trio 7, Mobius Trio, San Francisco Guitar Quartet When: 8 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 3, March 9, April 6 and May 4 Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Tickets: $15 general, $10 students/seniors, $5 kids 12 and under; www.brownpapertickets.com Info: (530) 756-4100; [email protected] Imagine attending a live […]
HellaCappella, the eighth annual a cappella concert, will take place Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the ARC Pavilion on the UC Davis campus. Hosted by UCD’s all-female a cappella group, The Spokes, HellaCappella is a collaboration between a cappella groups of all shapes and sizes. Hailing from various Northern Californian universities, this year’s […]
Jill Sobule, the funny, smart and provocative singer-songwriter who is perhaps best known for the 1995 single “I Kissed a Girl” and her song “Supermodel” from the soundtrack of the 1995 film “Clueless,” will be at The Palms Playhouse on Thursday. Her folk-inflected compositions alternate between amusingly ironic, story-driven character studies and emotive ballads, a […]