A Night of Blues slated at Vets’ Theater

The city of Davis Community Services Department invites local residents to A Night of Blues beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The concert begins with the rocking sound of the Blue Blazes playing songs by Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins and Eddie Cochran, along with the […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Kick up your heels at contra dance

Contra dancing continues in Davis on the third Friday of every month at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. A free lesson for beginners starts at 7:30 p.m. Newcomers also receive a half-off coupon toward their next dance. Contra dancing requires no partner and no experience, and there’s always live music. Robin Steen is […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Flower Whisper’ blends ancient traditions, modern techniques

Davisites can learn more about Chinese culture at an exhibition of 25 mixed-media paintings on exhibit this month at International House, Davis. The artist, Grace Fang Chang, is an associate professor at the College of Art and Design at Wuhan Textile University, China. She is visiting the UC Davis design department until summer. Her artwork […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

ArtAbout is all about heart

Friday’s ArtAbout is a special art and dessert walk celebrating Valentine’s Day. Participants are invited to discover the sweet spots of downtown Davis and view the romantic, heart-themed work of local artists. Special valentine sweets, provided by downtown eateries at several venues, are first-come, first-served. And, many receptions include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to chat […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

‘The Last Crop’ film to be shown Thursday

“The Last Crop,” a documentary telling the story of Capay Valley farmers Jeff and Annie Main, will be screened from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in 1322 Storer Hall at UC Davis. The Mains, who run Good Humus Produce, both graduated from UCD and started organic farming in 1976. The duo was part of the […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Davisite creates bronze tribute to dam builders

“What is all the fuss about?” Those were not the words artist Sutton Betti had in mind when sculpting “Puddler’s Lunch Break,” a monument in Boulder City, Nev. However, the statue created a lot of controversy when it was installed a couple of years ago in this small town 20 miles southeast of Las Vegas […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

‘Que Sera, Sera': Doris Day tribute concert set in Woodland

Details Who: Laura Didier and the Jim Martinez Jazz Trio When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: $20 general, $10 children, www.woodlandoperahouse.org, (530) 666-9617 The Woodland Opera House will present Laura Didier and the Jim Martinez Jazz Trio in concert in a tribute to singer/actress Doris Day […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Chamber music concert features Davis standouts

Check it out Who: Chamber Music Society of Sacramento, featuring soprano Rebecca Plack and cellist Julie Hochman, both of Davis When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road, Davis Tickets: $28 general, $22 seniors, $12 students, available at the door Soprano Rebecca Plack and cellist Julie Hochman — performers who live and […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Apply now for Madrigals’ choral workshop

Applications are still available for the Davis High School Madrigals’ Feb. 18 choral workshop for children in grades kindergarten through six. The event will run from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Instructional Performing Arts Building on the DHS campus, 315 W. 14th St. A joint concert with the Madrigals will conclude the workshop, at […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Hear Mad Cow String Band at Luigi’s

The Mad Cow String Band will perform at Luigi’s new Davis location, 213 E St., at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15. Doors open at 8 p.m. This high-energy acoustic quartet, which was founded in Davis in 2003, is known for getting crowds pumped up with its infectious brand of bluegrass music. A $5 cover will […]

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Mike Justis Band plays at Happy Thursday

The Mike Justis Band will perform at Happy Thursday this week, the weekly happy hour event at Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., treat yourself to discounted wine by the glass and enjoy Justis’ lively tunes plus catering by Stone Soup. The Mike Justis Band can be found […]

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Celebrate World Happy Day at film screening

A free movie, “Happy,” will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. Organizers say thousands of people will join together in communities across the globe to experience the film and begin their journeys toward healthier and happier lives. “Happy” is the latest film from Academy Award-nominated director Roko Belic, who […]

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Film screenings planned for Black History Month

Big Screen Cinema will show two films in honor of Black History Month on Friday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis. The films are “Neshoba: The Price of Freedom” and “The Naked Option.” The first film in the double feature is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Chicken, barnyard and bicycle art sought for Tour de Cluck silent auction

Tour de Cluck organizers have issued a call to artists for chicken-, barnyard- and bicycle-themed art for its silent auction fundraiser. The popular bike tour of Davis chicken coops returns May 26. The auction will accompany the third annual paean to poultry, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,