Singer-songwriter performs in Davis

Lodi-based singer-songwriter Bart Vogel will be the featured act at Monday’s Village Homes Performers Circle. Vogel writes and plays indie-pop Americana, ranging from voice-driven blues to reflective guitar instrumentals. His songs thematically focus on the divine, family and what it takes to navigate relationships with both. The free gathering runs from 6:45 to 9 p.m. at […]

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

k.d. lang goes back to her roots

Details Who: k.d. lang When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $41-$76 general, $21-$39 students; (530) 754-2787 or What better place to see the “cow-punk” princess, k.d. lang, than the cow town of Davis? Lang and the Siss Boom Bang, along with Teddy Thompson, will […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Rugby football is a sport Americans deserve

Most Americans do not know that the Rugby World Cup contest, which takes place only once every four years, is currently under way in New Zealand. We in the United States are too much engaged in the opening of the football season and closing of the baseball season, with the endless playoffs between this and […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

African children’s choir gives free concert in Woodland

Uganda’s Watoto Children’s Choir will visit Woodland United Fellowship, 240 N. West St., at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, to share their music, culture and life stories with local schoolchildren and the community. All are welcome and admission is free. Accompanied by music and dance — an energetic fusion of contemporary gospel and traditional African […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Concert features Sufi devotional songs, Turkish folk music

TimnaTal Music presents a night of Turkish Sufi mystic music, poetry and images at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Latif Bolat, a Turkish singer, composer and scholar, will present a repertoire ranging from Sufi devotional songs and Turkish folk music to classical pieces. His […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rock Band U’s concert benefits arts foundation

Mark your calendars: Rock Band University’s third annual Halloween Concert on Saturday, Oct. 22, will feature five rocking bands whose members are ages 10 to 16. Doors at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St., open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5, which […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

See opera’s rising stars on Mondavi stage

Check it out What: “Rising Stars of Opera” When: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: Free, but they must be picked up at the Mondavi Center box office or reserved at or (530) 754-2787 for a nominal processing charge The Mondavi Center will […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

I needed a change in venue. My friend suggested we check out the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco. It was free, we could crash at his cousin’s, why not? It was much more than just strictly bluegrass. We arrived late Saturday afternoon, in time to see Steve Earl. Cousin informed me that Steve […]

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Singer-songwriter featured at Village Homes Performers Circle

The Village Homes Performers Circle gathers from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East in Davis. This free event features performers of all levels and creative expressions, and is held the fourth Monday of each month (except December). Sign-up begins at 6:45 p.m., with sign-up […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Architectural abstracts on exhibit at Gallery 1855

Gallery 1855 presents an exhibition of architectural abstracts by Michael Radin and Joseph Finkleman in November. Hours are 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in the Davis Cemetery District Office, 820 Pole Line Road. A free open house and reception for the artists will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. […]

October 26, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Davis Bicycles! hosts film festival

Davis Bicycles! will host its fourth annual film festival at 7 p.m. Friday in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. The festival selection features local filmmakers, local bicycle projects, as well as a wide variety of national and international films celebrating bicycling and bike culture. Attendees are encouraged to […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Eco-friendly art carries out October’s green theme

“Low Carbon Pathways to an Artful Life” is the green theme for this month’s Second Friday ArtAbout, which features eco-friendly art and which coincides with a special downtown electric vehicle cruise Friday evening.

The e-vehicles will cruise through downtown Davis from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., ultimately landing at Central Park for a show-and-tell.

The Second Friday ArtAbout is a monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses. All events are free; many include refreshments and a chance to talk with the artists.

In keeping with the green theme, attendees are asked to walk, bike, ride their electric vehicle or take the train to downtown Davis.

October 12, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Enjoy Heartroot at Happy Thursday

Heartroot will perform folk, Americana, blues, jazz and musical theater tunes at Rominger West Winery’s Happy Thursday event from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. The winery is at 4602 Second St., Suite 4, in Davis. Guests will snack on complimentary appetizers and sip discounted wine by the glass as they Heartroot’s music. Stone […]

October 12, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Bye Bye Birdie’ opens at DMTC

Rock ’n’ roll’s first Broadway musical comes to Davis when the Davis Musical Theatre Company presents “Bye Bye Birdie,” Nov. 4-27. Directed and choreographed by Jan Isaacson, with musical direction by Chris Congdon, “Bye Bye Birdie” is a ripped-from-the-headlines satire from the 1950s. When an over-the-top rocker is drafted into the U.S. Army, his publicity […]

October 12, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,