To the Arctic: Awesome footage, sobering message

Everybody falls in love with the up-close-and-personal footage of a mother polar bear and her two cubs, but my favorite sequence comes as the mom investigates a robot-controlled IMAX camera artfully concealed to resemble a floating chunk of ice. The bear, not fooled by this subterfuge for a second, hauls the contraption out of the […]

Members of San Francisco Symphony present Bach, Handel chamber works

Eight members of the San Francisco Symphony will perform Baroque chamber works by J.S. Bach and G.F. Handel in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall on Wednesday at 8 p.m. The program will feature three of the six Brandenburg Concertos by Bach — Nos. 1, 4 and 5 — as well as the “Water Music” Suite […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Telemark Dance Troupe showcases local talent

Telemark Dance Troupe, a ballroom dance group featuring students and professionals from the Davis and Sacramento, celebrates its 21st anniversary with its show, “Till the World Ends.” Performances are Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, in Wright Hall Theater at UC Davis. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Dollars hosts craft fair on May 6

Organizers of Davis Dollars, a community currency, are planning a craft fair with a strawberries theme from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6. It will be at the G Street Shopping Center at Seventh and G streets, just north of the Davis Food Co-op. The event is free and open to the public. […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Hardwater entertains at Picnic in the Park

Hardwater, a Davis-based band, brings its unique blend of pop, rock, folk and blues to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday. They’ll play from 5 to 8 p.m. alongside the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Fourth and C streets in downtown Davis. The local band features Kat Bowden (vocals and mandolin), Johnny Flores (drums), […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Rominger West Winery presents last Saturday, sustainable style

Rominger West Winery will host Last Saturday, its monthly event, on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at 4602 Second St., Suite 4, in Davis. Wine by the glass will be available starting at $5. Live music will be provided by Marty Cohen and the Sidekicks. This month, the winery is featuring green and sustainable […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Portrait painting workshop offered at Pence Gallery

The Pence Gallery is hosting an Alla Prima portrait painting intensive mini-workshop this weekend at the gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Students will explore aspects of single-pose portrait study. The fee is $120 ($10 off for members) and covers […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Immigrants and beer-drinking survivors pass on their genes

* Editors note: This column originally ran in 2006 The popularity of beer and the consequent success of the brewing industry, world-wide, is a result of evolutionary biology and, in the case of our own country, to the mass movement of people to these shores in the nineteenth century. A bold claim. This is a […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Robinson talks about his latest book, ‘2312’

Local writer Kim Stanley Robinson will discuss his newest book, “2312,” at 7 p.m. Saturday at a Davis Astronomy Club meeting at Explorit Science Center, 3141 Fifth St. There are no dues required to be a member of the Davis Astronomy Club. Anyone interested in astronomy is welcome to attend the meeting. Robinson, whose “2312” […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DCC participates in Global Art Project for Peace

This week, 15,000 artists, including two groups from Davis, are joining in a worldwide, multicultural celebration of peace and diversity. Organized through the 10th Biennial Global Art Project for Peace, thousands of messages of global goodwill and friendship will simultaneously encircle the Earth as artists exchange their personal expressions of a World at Peace. In […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Tonight’s Titanic survivor family lecture cancelled

Due to low ticket sales, the Davis Musical Theater Company cancelled tonight’s talk by Joan Randall, the daughter and granddaughter of Titanic survivors. Randall, whose mother was 4 when the ship sank, spent years piecing together her family history. She took a cruise April 15 to the accident site on the 100th anniversary of the […]

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Aggie Arts interns get inside look at Mondavi operations

An internship program at the Mondavi Center is promoting a student membership with perks, as well as community awareness of the discounts for students — whether they attend UC Davis, Sacramento City College or even high school — and free tickets to certain Mondavi Center events for first-year UCD students. The Mondavi internship program — known […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Aye, it’s time for the136th Scottish Games

Once more the pipes will be calling local lads and lasses to the 136th Annual Sacramento Valley Scottish Games and Festival. Starting this Saturday, April 28, the Caledonian Club of Sacramento, a Scottish heritage association, will host the Scottish Games and Festival at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland. The games, modeled after the traditional […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Bang discusses his new book on Guaraldi

Derrick Bang, author of the new book “Vince Guaraldi at the Piano,” discusses the influential San Francisco jazz pianist on the latest edition of the KDRT radio program “Davisville.” Guaraldi is known best as the composer and performer of music for the first “Peanuts” television specials. He wrote and performed “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” a […]

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