Christmas with a Latino flair

December at the Mondavi Center is not complete without a spirited concert by a visiting mariachi band, celebrating California’s deep roots in Latino culture. This year’s artists are Mariachi Sol de México de Jóse Hernàndez, performing at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in Jackson Hall. Formed by Jóse Hernàndez in 1981, the group features musicians […]

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Tia Fuller Quartet presents studio jazz concerts at Mondavi

The Tia Fuller Quartet will perform for four nights — Wednesday through Saturday, Dec. 7-10, nightly at 8 p.m. — in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis. The theater will be arranged cabaret-style, with small tables and chairs. Fuller is familiar to pop music fans as […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Art by leaders showcased at Gallery 625

Thirty years of Yolo County arts leadership will be recognized with a group exhibition opening Friday at Gallery 625 in the County Administration Building, 625 Court St. in Woodland. The show features paintings by Marianne Ryan, the Yolo County Arts Council’s first board president; photographs by Susan Lord Bovey, the current YoloArts’ board secretary; barn paintings […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Check out ‘Cabinets of Curiosity’ on Saturday

The UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program will sponsor a “Cabinets of Curiosity” scientific art show Saturday in Davis. Billed as “found object and sculpture featuring 17 student artists,” the event will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. at 721 Seventh St. in Davis (the corner of Seventh and G streets. A performance art by […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Book group discusses ‘spiritual eldering’

The Stephens Branch Library invites readers to join the Active Older Adult Book Group from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the reading garden at the library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The group, which is free, reads and discusses books on aging. The featured title for this month will be Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Nachmanoff concert Sunday benefits Kiwanis Family House

Thanksgiving just passed, but we can still give thanks to those in need. Local singer-songwriter Dave Nachmanoff is hosting an afternoon concert Sunday, with proceeds benefiting the Kiwanis Family House at the UC Davis Medical Center. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Tickets are $20 […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Baroque Ensemble performs free noon concert on Thursday

The UC Davis Baroque Ensemble will give a free concert at noon Thursday in Room 115 of the Music Building at UCD. Featured will be the “Capriccio Stravagante” by Carlo Farina (1600-1640), a sonata by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), and two Sinfonias (Op. 2, Nos. 3 and 4) by Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713). Violinist Michael Sand […]

November 29, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Local production does the iconic ‘White Christmas’ proud

Details What: “White Christmas” When: Through Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays (additional matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10) Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: $25 general, $23 seniors/students, $12 youths 17 and under; balcony tickets are $15 general, $7 youths 17 and under; call (530) […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Rock-and-roll Christmas concerts planned

Holiday music similar to that popularized by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will raise the roof at four performances this month as the Davis Musical Theatre Company collaborates with local rock and opera musicians on a rock-and-roll holiday show. TSO’s musical style is a harmonious amalgam of classical, orchestral, symphonic and progressive elements blended with hard rock […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Junior high musicians present Winter Concert

The Emerson-Harper Junior High Orchestras, directed by Greg Brucker, will present their Winter Concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Rehearsing with Brucker, right, in the foyer of Harper Junior High are, from left, J.R. Real, Andrea Salas-de la O, Helena Li, […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Nathan’s photos exhibited at Gallery 1855

Terry Nathan will be the special guest at a reception honoring his exhibit in December at the Davis Cemetery District Office, 820 Pole Line Road. The open house runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. Nathan’s photographs, “The Yolo Causeway: Mediator of Space and Time,” will be on display at Gallery 1855 throughout […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Holiday tunes run the gamut at Thursday Live!

Kick off the holiday season with your favorite seasonal tunes at Thursday Live!, one in a continuing series of free concerts on the first Thursday of each month at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. All shows are free and open to all ages. Thursday’s show starts at 7:30 p.m. and features eight […]

November 29, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

University Chorus to sing Vivaldi, Bach and Handel

Details What: UC Davis University Chorus sings Vivaldi, Bach and Handel When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $12-$17 general, $8 students; (530) 754-2787; www.mondaviarts.org The UC Davis University Chorus — joined by a small orchestra of strings, winds, harpsichord and organ — will present famous choral works […]

November 29, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Storybook Theater production of ‘Madeline’s Christmas’ opens Dec. 9

Join Miss Clavel, the ever-resilient Madeline and 11 adorable little girls as they experience a series of adventures that reaffirm that Christmas is the time for miracles in “Madeline’s Christmas,” a Davis Musical Theatre Company Storybook Theater holiday production. The show is directed by Jeni Price, with musical direction by Jenny Reuter and choreography by […]

November 29, 2011 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,