CalPIRG to host campus screening of ‘Food Inc.’

CalPIRG will host a screening of the Academy Award-winning documentary “Food Inc.” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday in 146 Olson Hall at UC Davis. The film is an examination of corporate farming in America, exposing its negative environmental effects, inhumane treatment of animals, and how agribusiness promotes unhealthy eating habits through manipulation of the […]

November 02, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Mezzo to visit Mondavi, then return to The Met for Ring Cycle role

Details Who: Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano When: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theater, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickes: $35 general, $17.50 students;, (530) 754-2787 When mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano appeared during the 2009-10 season in the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Richard Wagner’s “Das Rhinegold” — the first opera […]

November 02, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Early Music Ensemble performs works for voice, organ on Saturday

The Early Music Ensemble from UC Davis, 16 singers strong, will perform a program of vocal works by Byrd and Gibbons, and organ works by Gabrieli, Frescobaldi and others (performed by William Cooper, organist) on Saturday evening. On the program will be several vocal works by English composer William Byrd (1540–1623), including the Mass for Four […]

November 02, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Play about Rwandan genocide rings true for grad student

For Ephrem Rukundo — a survivor of the Rwandan genocide in 1994, and now a graduate student at UC Davis — the arrival of the one-woman play “Miracle in Rwanda” for two special performances this week at the Mondavi Center is particularly meaningful. “Miracle in Rwanda” features writer/actress Leslie Lewis Sword, who takes on multiple […]

November 01, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Concert with diverse flutes, bands and Noh to celebrate sister cities anniversary

Hear more What: Concert celebrating 10th anniversary of sister-city ties between Davis and Inuyama, Japan When: 3 p.m. Sunday Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $8 general, $5 students at Watermelon Music, 207 E St.; tickets at the door will be $10 Info: (530) 756-7380 A concert featuring visiting artists performing ancient music […]

November 01, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

With DHS actors, ‘Anything Goes’

Check it out What: Davis High School presents “Anything Goes” When: 7 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 10-12, 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $16 general, $12 seniors, $10 students, available at the door or online at The Davis High School drama department kicks off its season Friday […]

November 01, 2011 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Fiber art showcased at The Artery’s November show

Just in time for cool, autumn weather and anticipating the holidays, 11 fiber artists bring their most beautiful creations to The Artery gallery for a show titled “Comfort and Joy: A Celebration of Fiber Art.” The show will open Friday and be up through Nov. 29 at The Artery, 207 G St. Featured artists are […]

November 02, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Black Irish Band recalls days of yore at Opera House concert

The Woodland Opera House presents the Black Irish Band in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Opera House, 340 Second St. in Woodland. Reserved seats are $20 for adults and $10 for children 17 and under and are available online at, at the box office or by calling (530) 666-9617. Tickets are $20 […]

November 02, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Bekebrede’s art will go to a lucky raffle winner

Heidi Bekebrede’s ceramic plate encouraging music students to practice will be raffled off at the American String Teachers’ Association’s Fall Recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Drive in Sacramento. Tickets are $3 each or two for $5 and may be purchased at the recital or in advance at […]

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

Hand-crafted wares go up for bids at UCD center

Get some early holiday shopping done at the UC Davis Craft Center’s 10th annual Gallery Staff Show and Silent Auction, which begins Friday and continues through 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. The gallery will be full of jewelry, glass work, textiles, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, photography, painting, drawing, screen printing and mixed media made by the […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Rowland will sing the blues at fundraiser Friday

Blues sensation Kyle Rowland and his band will headline the 10th annual Blues Harvest fundraiser Friday for the Yolo Adult Day Health Center. The event runs from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Heidrick Ag History Center, 1962 Hays Lane in Woodland. Tickets are $40 in advance and are available at The Avid Reader, 617 […]

November 01, 2011 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Madrigal Dinner reservations available now

Local residents are invited to celebrate a traditional Olde English Christmas and experience the joys of the season as the Davis High School Madrigals transport guests back in time at the annual Madrigal Dinner. Reservation forms are available for the 43rd annual dinners on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, at the University Covenant Church, 315 […]

November 01, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pianists play a benefit recital at St. Martin’s

Two young pianists will perform a benefit recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. Han-ah Lee Sumner, 15, and Jessica Yeung, 12, will play works by Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin, Schumann, Ravel and the “Dolly Suite” by Gabriel Faure. A suggested donation of $15 will […]

November 01, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

See ‘Hidalgo’ Friday at International House

“Hidalgo,” a 2004 U.S. film directed by Joe Johnston, 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 begins promptly at 8 […]

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