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 ,

Monsanto documentary screens Thursday

Big Screen Cinema and LabelGMOs will screen the documentary film “The World According to Monsanto” this week in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The film will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. “From Iowa to Paraguay, from England to India, Monsanto is uprooting our food supply and […]

November 29, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

YoloArts celebrates 30 years at reception Friday

YoloArts turns 30 years old in December and will recognize its colorful countywide history with a community birthday party Friday evening. The party at Gallery 625 coincides with the December exhibition opening featuring the artwork of seven YoloArts board of directors, past and present. “It is exciting to be carrying forward this work that was […]

November 29, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

See ‘The Man Who Cried’ at I-House on Friday

“The Man Who Cried,” a 2000 British/French film directed by Sally Potter, 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 […]

November 29, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Holiday sales feature artisans’ wares

Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for someone on your holiday list? You’ll find plenty of possibilities at four arts and crafts sales in Davis next weekend. * The granddaddy is the Davis Art Center’s Holiday Sale, which runs from Friday through Sunday, Dec. 2-4, at 1919 F St. The 21st annual fundraiser will feature 70 […]

November 27, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Madrigals to perform at Atria Covell Gardens

The Davis High School Madrigal Singers will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. The public is welcome to enjoy this free concert. After their performance, local musician Ken Kemmerling will lead a family-style Christmas carol sing-along.

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Logos hosts philosophers, French groups

A Philosopher’s Circle meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Logos Books, 513 Second St. The next meeting is Dec. 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. All are welcome. Also at Logos Books, La Table Française gathers for its French conversation circle on the second Wednesday of each month. This group next meets […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Banjoist to perform at Atria Covell Gardens

Jack Convery, a banjo player who has performed with music legends Bing Crosby and Perry Como, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in Davis. The concert is free and open to the public. Convery, who won the 1973 United Artists best banjoist of Northern California contest, […]

November 29, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Hugo': a true sense of wonder

‘Hugo’ 4.5 stars Starring: Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Jude Law Rating: PG, and too harshly, for mild peril and dramatic intensity “Hugo” isn’t merely a great film; it’s a spellbinding experience: one of the most loving, heartfelt valentines to the art of movie-making […]

November 25, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Saturday Morning Folk show marks 35 years on local airwaves

Thirty-five years is a long time, particularly in a medium like radio. Particularly at a freeform campus/community station like KDVS, which is staffed by volunteer DJs, and reorganizes its broadcast schedule quarterly. So this weekend’s 35th anniversary of the Saturday Morning Folk show on KDVS — to be heard from 9 a.m. to noon on […]

November 25, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,