Point of Brew: Pairing beers with food

Many years ago, my dear traveling companion and I went to the Benbow Inn in Garberville for Thanksgiving. It was just one of those get-out-of-town opportunities when all members of our family had other fish to fry and other places to be at Thanksgiving and we were not particularly wanted at home or any other […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Village Homes artisans sell their wares

Ceramics, jewelry, cards, books, paintings, woodblock prints, wildlife photography, local honey, baked goods and more will be featured at the third annual Village Homes Arts & Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Displaying some of their wares are, from […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Audience to join Wet Ink Ensemble on Jackson Hall stage

Details Who: Wet Ink Ensemble When: 7 p.m. Monday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $20 general, $8 students/children; www.mondaviarts.org; (530) 754-2787 Have you ever wanted to get on stage at the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall, so you could sit “that close” to the musicians as they perform? Audiences will have […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Morris returns to Opera House in a tribute to Patsy Cline

Details What: Joni Morris in a “Tribute to Patsy Cline” When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: $20 each; (530) 666-9617; www.woodlandoperahouse.org Back by popular demand, Joni Morris will be in concert in her “Tribute to Patsy Cline” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Woodland Opera House, 340 Second […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Fettig performs as guest artist with DHS Jazz Band

A musical treat is in store for area jazz lovers as guest artist Mary Fettig takes the stage with the award-winning Davis High School Jazz Band at the 26th annual Jazz Extravaganza concert. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Fettig […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Second Friday ArtAbout: It’s a progressive party

Art, music, food and friends will be featured at the Second Friday ArtAbout, a series of receptions and viewings Friday at galleries and businesses in downtown Davis and beyond. All events are free and open to the public. Many include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to chat with featured artists. In addition, Bob Gonzalez’s jazz ensemble, No […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

All wrapped up

It’s not yet the Christmas season but the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts is wrapped up like a big white package — part of an ongoing project to solve a problem with water leaks during storms that bring heavy rain and wind. Workers are removing an estimated 50,000 exterior sandstone tiles, applying waterproofing and […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Mariachi music planned at Davis Community Church

Davis Community Church kicks off its ninth community concert series with mariachi music at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, in the church sanctuary, 412 C St. “There’s something about the music of mariachi that says celebration!” a church news release says. “Emerging centuries ago from the Mexican state of Jalisco, mariachi music typically includes three […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Anything Goes’ continues through Saturday

The Davis High School drama department’s production of the classic musical “Anything Goes” continues this weekend. Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets are $16 general, $12 for senior citizens and $10 for students, available online at www.dhsdrama.net or at the […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Three films, photo exhibit part of Focus on India series

The Mondavi Center will host screenings of three films from India on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 14-15, as part of a yearlong Focus on India series. There also will be an exhibit of photographs from India, to be displayed in the Mondavi Center lobby. Titled “Growing Up in India,” the series will begin with “Salaam […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Moreno to be honored at Harmony in Our Lives concerts Sunday

Hear more What: Harmony in Our Lives Concerts When: 1:30 and 4 p.m. Sunday Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students, available at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., or at the door Conductor and music teacher Angelo Moreno will be honored with this year’s Harmony in Our Lives […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Watermelon Music hosts annual food-for-strings event

Watermelon Music and D’Addario are offering free strings for guitars, basses, mandolins or ukuleles during a special promotion from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Anyone who brings their instrument to the store, 207 E St. in downtown Davis, along with at least one nonperishable food item, will receive a brand-new set of D’Addario strings, […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Farmers Market showcased in new cookbook

Details What: “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” by Georgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans When: Will be published in March; gift cards redeemable for signed copies may be purchased at the Davis Farmers Market beginning Saturday, Nov. 26 Where: Market booth in Central Park, Fourth and C streets Sneak peek: www.davisfarmersmarketcookbook.com When The Davis Farmers […]

November 08, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Bloomberg’s work featured in museum, at art auction

Davis resident Marlene Bloomberg’s artwork is included in the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles’ “Collecting California” exhibit, which highlights pieces from the museum’s collection. “Collecting California” will be on exhibit from Nov. 15 through Feb. 5 and features quilts and textiles drawn from the museum’s permanent collection by contemporary California artists. The exhibit “showcases […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,