Country singer kicks off big-name series at The Davis Graduate

Check it out Who: Country singer David Nail When: 8:30 p.m. Friday Where: The Davis Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd. Tickets: $22 presale, visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com; $27 at the door; patrons must be 18 or older Put on your cowboy boots and hats, country music fans, and head to The Davis Graduate, the premier country spot in town. […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Bass-baritone Eric Owens comes to Mondavi, direct from the Met

Details Who: Bass-baritone Eric Owens and pianist Robert Spano When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $35-$72 general, $17.50-$36 students; www.mondaviarts.org, (530) 754-2787 For bass-baritone Eric Owens, his role as Alberich the dwarf in the Metropolitan Opera’s current production of Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle of operas, […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Grammy-winning album has multiple links to UC Davis

The album “Lonely Motel: Music from Slide” — which picked up a Grammy Award  on Sunday night for Best Small Ensemble Performance — features artists with multiple links to UC Davis. Composer Steven Mackey, who also plays electric guitar on the album, earned his bachelor’s degree in music in 1978 at UC Davis. Mackey came […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Conversations with Writers series brings Klinenberg to UC Davis

The UC Davis University Writing Program Conversations with Writers Series presents Eric Klinenberg, social scientist, who will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in 126 Voorhies Hall at UCD. Klinenberg is professor of sociology, public policy and media, culture and communications at New York University, and editor of the journal Public Culture. His new […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Winters author to speak Monday at library

The public is invited to meet Winters author Dorothy O’Neil at 7 p.m. Monday in the Community Room at the Winters Public Library, 708 Railroad Ave. in Winters. O’Neil, author of “Images of America: Winters,” which was published in 2009 by Arcadia Books, will share her experiences and many of the images she collected while […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

A quirky double bill at Mondavi

Quirky singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III — who shot to fame with his earthy far-left field hit “Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road” in 1972 — will team up with acoustic guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center. Wainwright’s idiosyncratic body of work includes 2010’s Grammy-winning […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The 2011 Oscar shorts: Tiny sparks, mighty flames

Oscar shorts Four stars Starring: all sorts of folks Rating: unrated, but certainly appropriate for all ages Oscar season — just a few weeks to go! — means it’s time for another cherished part of the annual ritual: the road-show program of Academy Awards short subjects. Until quite recently, access to these short films remained […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

It’s circus time!

Circa members Scott Grobe and Emma McGovern embrace in a dance on the shoulders of Jarrod Dewey as others rehearse maneuvers in The Pavilion at UC Davis on Wednesday afternoon in preparation for their performances Saturday and Sunday at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit www.mondaviarts.org.

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Salsa Night April 27 benefits Davis Bridge Foundation

Save the date! The Davis Bridge Educational Foundation’s annual Salsa Dinner and Dance will take place Friday, April 27, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Dinner will be provided by Guadalajara Taqueria, live music by Zapato Viejo and dance instruction by Fiesta Dance N’ Fitness. Tickets are $50 each or […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Wineaux: How do I love thee? Let me count the wines

I love Davis. I love Rebecca. I love chocolate. I love my kids. I love my grandkids. I love wine. I love my friends. I love my neighborhood. (Unlike most folks polled about electronic use, I do not love my cell phone.) We use the word “love” to express such disparate feelings that it must […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

MFA candidates present choreographies

Two new back-to-back choreographies by graduating master of fine arts candidates Folawole and Kevin O’Connor will be showcased this month in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. O’Connor’s piece fuses live vocal, music, dance and aerial rope circus arts in an examination of what community means in contemporary society. […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Poetry comes to life through dance

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre and The Third Stage Dance Company are pleased to present, in collaboration with Davis Poet Laureate Allegra Silberstein, “Entering,” a performance of poetry reading and dance. The collaborative venture will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop’s in-house theater, 2720 Del Rio Place in Davis. […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Author will speak Sunday at Covell Gardens

Author Vicki Ward will speak about her book, “Life’s Spices from Seasoned Sistahs,” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in Davis. Her talk is free and open to the public. Black Issues Book Review describes “Seasoned Sistahs” as “a book that is peppered with candor, dabbed with sassiness and covered […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Teen’s artwork exhibited at clinic’s gallery

Sixteen brush and ink drawings with accompanying bilingual text that documents how social reform is changing the lives of Latinos are on exhibit this month at the Davis Community Clinic. The show, “Como Si Fuera Una Culebra/As If It Were A Serpent,” features the work of Henry Anker, a junior at Davis High School and a […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,