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 ,

Origami group meets at library

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in the Blanchard Room at the  Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. First-timers and more advanced folders are welcome.  The 2 to 3 p.m. hour will be geared for beginners. For information, email [email protected] or call (530) 753-6093.

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

I-House hosts weekly open-mic series

All ages are welcome at the premiere of an ongoing series of open-microphone informal cultural exchanges of music, spoken word and graphic art from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday at International House, Davis. The programs will be ongoing weekly through May at I-House, 10 College Park. The first night will showcase Viramundo, featuring Scarlet Huber, […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘The Woman in Black': Laughably gloomy

“The Woman in Black” Two stars Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer, Liz White Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity and numerous scenes of young children in peril This film opens with such promise. Sherlock Holmes’ England comes to vibrant life at the hands of production designer Kave Quinn, and star Daniel Radcliffe seems fully […]

February 03, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Library hosts ‘Snowy Day’ reading

The Yolo County Library invites parents, caregivers and children throughout the county to a special event from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Ezra Jack Keats’ ground-breaking book, “The Snowy Day.” Beth Wrenn-Estes will […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Help DMTC install new theater seats

Adults, teenagers and children are being recruited to help install new theater seats at the Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive. DMTC received a donation of theater seats, described as “cushy” and “comfortable,” from Stand Out Talent in Roseville. The seats will be installed over the next three weeks and the […]

February 03, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Dance the night away Saturday at The Palms

The California Honeydrops and Arann Harris & The Farm Band will bring their fun, vibrant and danceable music to The Palms Playhouse in Winters on Saturday. Digging deep into the roots of American music, The California Honeydrops embrace the traditions of blues, gospel, New Orleans jazz and early R&B. With stellar performances of traditional material […]

February 03, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Photos bring Berryessa Snow Mountain region alive

A one-night-only photo exhibit exploring the undiscovered landscape of the Berryessa Snow Mountain region will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Featured photographers are Jim Rose, Andrew Fulks and Eric Machleder. The Berryessa Snow Mountain region includes more than 500,000 acres […]

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Cellist Sarah Fiene gives recital on Sunday

Cellist Sarah Fiene — a former member of the UC Davis-based Empyrean Ensemble and the Sacramento Philharmonic — will give an hourlong recital featuring music by Janacek, Schumann, Stravinsky, Piazzolla, Messiaen and American Mark O’Connor at 7 p.m. Sunday. The concert will take place at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. Fiene lives […]

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