YoloArts presents ‘Think Big’ for large-scale public art

Public art commissions can involve a variety of forms: from wall hangings to massive steel and stone sculptures and almost always involve a competitive process unfamiliar to many artists, some of whom would like to get in on the public art action. YoloArts will host a one-day workshop all about the public art process to […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Celebrate St. Pat’s with Irish dance

Local residents are invited to wear a bit o’ green and join a Ceilidh, an Irish dance and music festival, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday on the E Street Plaza, in the 200 block of E Street in downtown Davis. This St. Patrick’s Day event is free and open to all. It will feature […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Does your ‘Mamma’ know how much fun this musical is?

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What: National touring company production of “Mamma Mia” When: 8 p.m.Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Where: Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento Tickets: $19-$86; tickets.com or (916) 557-1999 “Mamma Mia” may be the longest, fanciest paternity test on record. This musical, celebrating the music of the […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Baldini a finalist for international conducting prize

Conductor Christian Baldini of the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra will fly to Austria next month to conduct the Munich Radio Symphony in a concert in Salzburg on April 29. Baldini, 33, was one of three conductors picked as a finalist for the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2012. (The other two finalists are the […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Indian dance groups take the stage

Two contemporary dance companies steeped in the tradition of India — but also participating in a wider outlook on the modern world — will visit the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef  Studio Theatre at 8 p.m. Wednesday. On one half of the program, dancer Rachana Yadav, a master of the Kathak style, will present a new solo […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

All welcome to hear DHS bands perform for adjudicator

The Davis High School Concert Band, under the direction of Clyde Quick, and the DHS Symphonic Band, under the direction of Fredrick Lange, will present their annual adjudication concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High, 315 W. 14th St. The unusual format of this special concert gives […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

‘Exodus’ screening planned at library

As part of a two-month celebration of the founding of Israel, the Davis Interfaith Coalition For Peace and Justice in the Middle East will host a showing of part one of the classic and epic movie, “Exodus.” The movie will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Salsa Night benefits Bridge Foundation

Save the date! The Davis Bridge Educational Foundation’s annual Salsa Dinner and Dance will take place Friday, April 27, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Dinner will be provided by Guadalajara Taqueria, live music by Zapato Viejo and dance instruction by Fiesta Dance N’ Fitness. Tickets are $50 each or […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Young @ Art supports school programs

The Davis School Arts Foundation’s annual Young @ Art Celebration promises a day of fun for the whole family, with proceeds benefiting arts education in local classrooms. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. It will offer a diverse array of arts […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

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 ,