San Francisco Guitar Quartet returns to Davis Art Center

The San Francisco Guitar Quartet returns to the Davis Art Center at 8 p.m. Friday for the concluding concert in the Art Center’s spring Classical Guitar Ensemble series. The Art Center is at 1919 F St. Committed proponents of new music as well as the classics, the quartet draws from a rich background of music […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

What’s ‘The Meaning of It All’?

Details What: “The Meaning of It All,” written by Davis resident Robert Lautz When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 27 Where: California Stage’s Wilkerson Theatre, 1725 25th St. (at R Street), Sacramento Tickets: $20 general, $15 seniors/students, $12 for groups of six or more;; (916) 451-5822 “The Meaning of […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Drama students host art auction

The Davis High School drama department will host an art auction from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at International House, 10 College Park. Proceeds will support the young thespians’ summer trip to the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Art by DHS students and community members will be displayed and put up for bids in a […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Author to discuss racism in juvenile justice system

Miroslava Chavez-Garcia will discuss her new book, “States of Delinquency: Race and Science in the Making of California’s Juvenile Justice System,” on Tuesday, May 15, in a talk hosted by the UC Davis Bookstore. The free public talk will run from 1 to 2 p.m. in the store’s special events room, next to the post […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

New Yorker writer Gopnik to speak at UCD

Author and New Yorker magazine writer Adam Gopnik will speak this week at UC Davis about drawing and food. Both talks are free and open to the public: * Wednesday: “Drawing Conclusions: Life Lessons Learned from Drawing,” 4:30 p.m., Nelson Gallery, Nelson Hall (formerly the University Club) on Old Davis Road. * Thursday: “The Table […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Origami folders to meet May 12

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in the Blanchard Room at Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis. First-time folders and more advanced folders are welcome. The first hour will be geared for beginners. For more information, email [email protected] or call (530) 753-6093.

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Davis High flutist featured on NPR’s ‘From The Top’

Flutist Margaux Filet — a senior at Davis High School — will be heard on NPR’s nationally broadcast showcase of rising young musical talent, “From the Top,” in early June. For the past five years or so, Filet has been listening to “From the Top” on Capital Public Radio, this region’s National Public Radio affiliate, […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Piano, flute featured in Chamber Music Society concert

Pianist Yoshikazu Nagai and flutist Mathew Krejci will be featured in a concert with the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. Nagai is a member of the piano faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Born in Germany, he grew up in […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

May show at Gallery 625 to feature abstract art

Image creation using oils, wax, digital painting and calligraphy form the artistic foundation for the group show at Gallery 625 this month. The gallery is in the County Administration Building, 625 Court St. in Woodland. The exhibition is titled “Abstractions: Outside the Lines” and offers an exploration of creative imagery inspired by nature, landscapes and […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

UC Davis stages Havel’s ‘The Memorandum’

Vaclav Havel’s 1965 satirical farce “The Memorandum” will get a 21st-century upgrade for its admission-free UC Davis premiere this week in Wright Hall’s Lab A. The show continues through Saturday, May 19. “The Memorandum,” directed by 2011 dramatic art and film studies graduate Alejandro Torres, meditates on the blunders and headaches of bureaucracy and office culture. […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Montoya featured artist at YoloArts fundraiser

Malaquias Montoya, a UC Davis professor emeritus in the Chicano Studies department, is the featured artist at Artistic Sensations, a fundraiser for YoloArts. “We are thrilled that Montoya will be attending Artistic Sensations, and showcasing his work,” said Mary Flohr Kaltenbach, event chairwoman. “His distinguished career and art, along with his dedication to education and […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

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 ,