Craven releases new CD at Palms concert Friday

Joe Craven and the Joe Craven Trio will celebrate the official launch of their new CD “One Four All” on Friday at The Palms Playhouse in Winters. Craven has long been one of the region’s most gifted and innovative players. Whether playing fiddle and mandolin in a bluegrass, folk, Latin or jazz setting, or amazing […]

November 16, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

‘White Christmas’

The Woodland Opera House will present Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” opening Friday, Nov. 25, and running through Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, as well as at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. The 
production stars, from left, Scott Woodard, Catherine Nickerson, Matt Kohrt and Kirsten Myers. For tickets ($15 […]

November 22, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Logos offers philosophers and French groups, storytime

A Philosophers’ Circle meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis. The next meeting is Dec. 6. All are welcome to attend. The shop also offers a French conversation group, La Table Française, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the second […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Artists share insights into water work

Artists Hennessey Christophel, in red shirt at left, and Sofia Lacin, in tan shirt second from left, talk with friends and supporters at the unveiling Saturday of their mural on the East Area water tank east of Mace Boulevard and north of Interstate 80. The artists will talk about their recently completed public art project, […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

City Council to consider proposal that could help Acme Theatre cover rent

Hope is on the horizon for the Acme Theatre Company. The Davis City Council will consider a resolution Tuesday evening that would establish a teen services grant fund, which could alleviate a financial dilemma that has threatened the continuation of Acme’s youth programs. Acme is a youth-run theater organization that traces its roots to the […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Davis resident to compete on ‘The Price is Right’

Davis resident Michelle McKim is scheduled to appear on television’s longest-running game show, “The Price is Right,” on Wednesday morning. The episode airs at 10 a.m. on Channel 13. Currently hosted by Drew Carey, “The Price is Right” has been on air in one form or another since 1956, with contestants guessing the price of merchandise. […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sex Panther invades Davis on Friday

The Los Angeles-based duo Sex Panther — Aaron Cool and Ryan Fontana — will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at KetMoRee, 238 G St. in downtown Davis. They have headlining at some of the hottest clubs and private parties in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, according to their promoters, Luz Promotions. […]

November 16, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

See ‘A Song for Martin’ on Friday

“A Song for Martin,” a 2001 Swedish film directed by Bille August, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film series, now in its 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 […]

November 16, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Exhibit showcases legacy of Robert Arneson

“The Arneson Legacy: A Selection of Artists from TB-9,” will be on exhibit through Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Blue Line Gallery, 405 Vernon St. in Roseville. A reception in the artists’ honor will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The show celebrates 20 students of the late Robert Arneson, the famed artist who taught […]

November 16, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Acoustic concert planned Saturday at Odd Fellows Hall

Andrew Corbett, a fixture in the Davis folk music scene for more than 25 years, will perform Saturday at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Joining him is multi-instrumentalist Jan Peters on mandolin, guitar and harmonica. Doors open at 7 p.m. Corbett recently began promoting his music to a broader, worldwide […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Swift Country performs Friday at Woodland Opera House

The Woodland Opera House will present Kaylee Starr and her band, Swift Country, in “A Tribute to Taylor Swift” at 7:30 p.m. Friday. With striking similarities to Swift both physically and vocally, Starr is at home performing this tribute concert to the Grammy Award-winning country/pop superstar. Starr will cover many of Swift’s hits, including “Love […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

‘Davis Children’s Nutcracker’ cast announced

The city of Davis Community Services Department has announced the cast for the 2011 “Davis Children’s Nutcracker,” a holiday tradition. The cast includes Lilja Jelks as Clara, Cooper Hosley as the Nutcracker Prince, Leila Roberts as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Abby Sutcliffe as the Forest Fairy, Cedric Hughes as Fritz, James Hayakawa as the Mouse King, […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Aldo Leopold documentary to be screened at UCD

“Green Fire,” a documentary film about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy, will be screened from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the ballroom at the UC Davis Conference Center. The screening is co-sponsored by the John Muir Institute of the Environment and USDA Forest Service Experimental Forest and Range Network. “Green Fire” […]

November 16, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

UCD prof speaks about art in San Francisco

UC Davis design professor James Housefield will speak at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco about the art on exhibit in “Pissaro’s People.” His talk is titled “Figures in a Landscape: The Beauty of Pissarro’s People,” and gives special attention to the geographical concepts behind artist Camille […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,