Enjoy international folk dancing at Art Center

The Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., offers an ongoing class in traditional ethnic dance from around the world on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. The basic format of the class is simple, warm-up dances followed by instruction and practice of newer, more challenging dances. The class is suitable for beginning through advanced students. After […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn art, computers, languages at Davis Adult School

Spring quarter classes at the Davis Adult School start Monday, and many of the most popular classes still have a few seats available. Art teacher Gay Huntley will offer three classes, in Creative Mosaic, Drawing and Printing with Acrylics. These classes give adults a hands-on opportunity to create works of art under the guidance of […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Investment expert will be at bookstore

Author Easan Katir will read from his book, “There is a Tide,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. The book explains a tested method of investment analysis that saved Katir’s portfolio from the stock market crash of 2008. The public is welcome; refreshments will be provided. Katir […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Logos Books hosts conversation groups, art exhibit

Logos Books has several events coming up in April. La Table Française, a French conversation group, meets the second Wednesday of every month from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Logos Books, 513 Second St. The next meeting is Wednesday, April 11. Check logosbooks.wordpress.com for topic information. Also, the works of artist Linda Galusha will be on exhibit […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Extreme beers, extreme people

I have met some extreme beers and some extreme people recently. Beers first. Last week saw the end of Sacramento Beer Week. All over town, beer enthusiasts celebrated our burgeoning local beer market by attending special events; I attended two of them. The first was an Art of Beer beer tasting and art exhibit put […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Red Meat, Keri Carr Band turn The Palms into a honky-tonk

The Bay Area-based band Red Meat mixes rockabilly, country, Western swing, gospel-style harmonies and warmly irreverent fun into their own infectious blend of honky-tonk twang. Red Meat returns to The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters, on Friday, with the Sacramento-based Keri Carr Band opening the show. The show starts at 8:30 p.m.; tickets […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Smoking-hot evening of intense drama

Check it out What: “The House of Bernarda Alba,” based on translation by Chay Yew, written by Federico García Lorca and directed by UC Davis Granada Artist-in-Residence Juliette Carrillo When: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Main Theatre, Wright Hall, UCD Tickets: $17/$19 general, $12/$14 students, children and seniors; www.mondaviarts.org; (530) 754-2787 Federico García Lorca, called by some […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

SFJAZZ Collective performs music of Steve Wonder

The SFJAZZ Collective, which performed at New York’s Lincoln Center earlier this month, returns to the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 29, with a program exploring the compositions of multi-Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder. The SFJAZZ Collective is an all-star eight-piece ensemble that highlights the original compositions of its annually rotating members and also […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear Kemmerling at Monticello

Ken Kemmerling will play the piano from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. in downtown Davis.  Musical selections will include classic jazz standards, Beatles, Irish tributes and requests. For more information, call (530) 792-8066 or visit http://monticellocuisine.com.

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

See DHS production of ‘Tartuffe’

The Davis High School drama department continues its performances of “Tartuffe,” Molière’s classic French farce with a 1960s twist, at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall, 315 W. 14th St. Local audiences will get a preview of the show the students will present when they perform this summer at the world-renowned […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Calling all Shakespearean actors!

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble is holding a casting call for its third annual summer production, “Henry V.” An open call is planned in Davis from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and in Sacramento from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. Callbacks are from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. The production will take […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Friday Night Live jazz at Rominger West

Jazz duo Tom Peron and Steve Homan return to the Rominger West tasting room Friday for a performance from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The winery is at 4602 Second St. in Davis. Peron, a trumpet player, and Homan, a guitarist, have been performing together for the past 30 years. Guests will enjoy their jazz while […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Enjoy Celtic melodies, Irish tunes at I-House on Sunday

Skyler Blakeslee will lead his band, The Black Bird, in traditional Celtic melodies and contemporary Irish tunes Sunday at International House. The 8 p.m. concert is part of the weekly Mid-Winter @ I-House international music series. Blakeslee will play flutes, pipes and other acoustic instruments; his music is “guaranteed to touch the Irish soul,” a […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Film series closes with some Irish flavor

“The Quiet Man,” a 1952 U.S. film directed by John Ford, will be screened Friday to close out the International Film Series’ 15th year. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,