Holiday sales feature artisans’ wares

Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for someone on your holiday list? You’ll find plenty of possibilities at four arts and crafts sales in Davis next weekend. * The granddaddy is the Davis Art Center’s Holiday Sale, which runs from Friday through Sunday, Dec. 2-4, at 1919 F St. The 21st annual fundraiser will feature 70 […]

November 27, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Madrigals to perform at Atria Covell Gardens

The Davis High School Madrigal Singers will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. The public is welcome to enjoy this free concert. After their performance, local musician Ken Kemmerling will lead a family-style Christmas carol sing-along.

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Logos hosts philosophers, French groups

A Philosopher’s Circle meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Logos Books, 513 Second St. The next meeting is Dec. 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. All are welcome. Also at Logos Books, La Table Française gathers for its French conversation circle on the second Wednesday of each month. This group next meets […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Banjoist to perform at Atria Covell Gardens

Jack Convery, a banjo player who has performed with music legends Bing Crosby and Perry Como, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in Davis. The concert is free and open to the public. Convery, who won the 1973 United Artists best banjoist of Northern California contest, […]

November 29, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Hugo': a true sense of wonder

‘Hugo’ 4.5 stars Starring: Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Jude Law Rating: PG, and too harshly, for mild peril and dramatic intensity “Hugo” isn’t merely a great film; it’s a spellbinding experience: one of the most loving, heartfelt valentines to the art of movie-making […]

November 25, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Saturday Morning Folk show marks 35 years on local airwaves

Thirty-five years is a long time, particularly in a medium like radio. Particularly at a freeform campus/community station like KDVS, which is staffed by volunteer DJs, and reorganizes its broadcast schedule quarterly. So this weekend’s 35th anniversary of the Saturday Morning Folk show on KDVS — to be heard from 9 a.m. to noon on […]

November 25, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Barbershoppers sing holiday tunes

The West Valley Chorus will sing holiday songs in barbershop quartet harmony at a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Atria Covell Gardens. The public is invited to this free event at the retirement community at 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. For more information, call Kathy Green at (530) 756-0700.

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Two chorales join for holiday concert

The Davis Community Chorale and Davis Children’s Chorale will combine for “Oh Come, All Ye Faithful,” a Christmas sing-along, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. The public is invited to this free concert; donations are welcome. For more information, call (530) 574-8419.

November 25, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Point of brew: Enjoy a beer with Thanksgiving leftovers

When it comes to Thanksgiving I always try to identify for what I am most thankful. This year I am thankful for our Constitution. Frankly, I am not usually a fan of that document, having grown up in a nation without a written constitution, because I think it can be manipulated and whipsawed and twisted […]

November 25, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Covell Gardens hosts three local authors presenting their new books

Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in Davis, will host three local authors Sunday whose books were recently published by Phyllis Scott Publishing. Anastasia Levine, David Lloyd Sutton and Scott Evans will speak at 3 p.m.; the public is invited to the reading and reception following. Levine’s romantic suspense novel, “California Gothic,” like an updated […]

November 25, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Talent showcase planned Saturday

Twelve finalists in the Davis’ Got Talent competition will perform at the finals at 6 p.m. Saturday for a grand prize of $200 and the opportunity to perform at the city’s Fourth of July celebration. The talent showcase will take place at the Veterans’ Memorial Theatre, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Advance tickets are […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Scandalous’ world of olive oil explored in new book

Tom Mueller will celebrate the world release of his new book, “Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil,” on Tuesday at UC Davis. A reception and book-signing will follow his presentation at 5:30 p.m. at the UCD Conference Center. Mueller received wide acclaim for his 2007 New Yorker article “Slippery Business: The […]

November 25, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Celebrate the season with DCC Christmas Concert

Davis Community Church will present an Advent and Christmas Concert that is open to the community at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the church, 412 C St. The concert will feature all of the church’s choirs, including the Chancel and Chamber Choirs, the Bell Choir and the Worship Band. The stories are familiar but […]

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Holiday festival supports Winters library

The Winters Friends of the Library will present the annual Family Holiday Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. Activities will include crafts for children, live music performances, holiday wreaths for sale, the Scholastic Book Fair and food from Mrs. Claus’ Café. Santa will […]

November 25, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,