Reyes reads poetry Thursday at gallery

Carlos Reyes, a noted poet and translator who lives and works in Portland, Ore., is the featured poet at the Poetry Night Reading Series at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. Reyes is a frequent traveler and has given many readings internationally, including at the Bangalore International Centre, as well […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mumbo Gumbo returns to The Palms on Friday, April 27

Northern California favorites Mumbo Gumbo will bring their big, joyful sound to The Palms — 13 Main St., Winters — for a jubilant concert and dance party on Friday, April 27. While much of their early music was based in the Louisiana sound, their music has broadened to include Latin, African, reggae grooves, country- and […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Exhibit open to local artists

“Slice: A Juried Cross-section of Regional Art” is looking to showcase the best in art in all media by artists in California. The juried art exhibit will be on display at the Pence Gallery from June 8 to July 8. There are no size restrictions, and the entry fee is $35 — $30 for Pence […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Interfaith Musical presents ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

For its 10th anniversary, the Interfaith Musical — which began as a peace-building effort after 9/11 and after the Iraq war began — highlights three major faiths as it performs “Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat” on back-to-back Sundays. Performances are free and will be Sunday at 10:10 a.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Warmth of Other Suns’ selected for book project

By Dave Jones In reading “The Warmth of Other Suns,” the recently announced Campus Community Book Project for 2012-13, third-year UC Davis student Samantha Huynh said she especially liked the personal accounts of people who participated in the Great Migration. It was an event that changed the face of America: 6 million blacks fleeing the […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Join Dance Dance Davis flashmob performance

Davis residents of all ages are invited to join Dance Dance Davis, a community project presented by the UC Davis Institute for Exploration in Theatre, Dance and Performance and organized by Shelly Gilbride, Ph.D., a UCD theatre and dance alumna and local arts consultant and dancer. Gilbride seeks to recruit at least 100 Davisites to […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Madrigals to sing at charity concert Thursday

The Davis High School Madrigal Singers will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the stained-glass setting of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1017 11th St. in Sacramento. This will be the third year that the Mads have been invited to give a spring concert at the cathedral. A free-will offering is […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local Tree-O performs at I-House

The Davis-based Tree-O of Rick Palkovic (mandolin/Dobro), Jamie Knapp (bass) and George Haver (guitar) are the featured artists as the International House-Davis, 10 College Park, hosts open-mic night on Sunday, starting at 8 p.m. Tree-O is a contemporary and pop-flavored folk-Americana trio. The group will present a set of original tunes from its first CD, […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

’13’ is a 10 with the right audiences

It’s fairly safe to say that the musical “13” with book and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown is never going to become a beloved classic that is brought back time and time again. An older couple talked to me before the show about how much they had loved the previous production of “South Pacific” and […]

April 23, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Misner & Smith, Souterrain highlight Thursday Live!

Classic and original Americana folk music from Misner & Smith plus an eclectic mix of folk and jazz from the Souterrain will be featured at Thursday Live! at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Misner & Smith — Megan Smith on the upright bass and mandolin; Sam Misner on guitar […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Farm Fresh to You hosts Cinco de Mayo celebration

Farm Fresh To You, the organic produce home delivery service, invites the public to its farm in Capay for a Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday, May 5, from 5 to 11 p.m. The farm is at 23800 Highway 16. “This is a Cinco de Mayo celebration for the whole family, and we are excited to […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wine-tasting benefits The Belfry

The Belfry — the Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministry to UC Davis — will host a wine-tasting event on Sunday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Monticello, 630 G St. Five wines from local wineries — Capay Valley Winery, Putah Creek Winery, Marr Cellars, Simas Family Winery and Rominger West Winery — will be compared with […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Eight from ACGA’ showcases versatility, beauty of clay at Davis Art Center

One of the first art mediums used by children is clay — whether is comes in neon colors or is dug out of the yard. While the new exhibit features the same medium, it has much different results in the hands of skilled artists. Visitors can see the incredible shapes, textures and dynamic energy that […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Cellist Maya Beiser returns to Mondavi with new music inspired by Spanish golden age

Cellist Maya Beiser — who delighted a Mondavi Center audience in 2007 with her concert program “World To Come” — returns on Saturday, April 28, at 8 p.m. with a program of new music that draws multicultural inspiration from distant times. The music on Beiser’s current concert program “Provenance” — which is also the title […]

April 23, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,