Sacramento Baroque Soloists open season with ‘Songs and Sonatas’

The Sacramento Baroque Soloists open their 10th season on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9, with a festive selection of songs and sonatas from Vivaldi, Telemann, Corelli, Purcell, Gabrielli and Sammartini. The Saturday evening concert at St. Paul’s Church, 1430 J St. in Sacramento, will be followed by a celebratory reception, as will the Sunday afternoon performance […]

October 04, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Quijeremá performs Saturday in concert

Quijeremá will perform music of the African diaspora in Latin America when it plays a concert Saturday evening, Oct. 8, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East in Davis. Tunes from Bolivia, Peru, Colombia and Uruguay are featured by this San Francisco Bay Area-based ensemble, which has performed throughout the United States, […]

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Moaning blues, howling rock by Blue Blazes

The songs of Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins and Eddie Cochran along with the soulful blues of Howlin’ Wolf and George Thorogood will fill Davis’ Central Park on Wednesday during Blue Blazes’ free concert at Picnic in the Park. Blue Blazes appears regularly at downtown Davis events, Swabbies on the River and the Citrus Heights Summer […]

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YoloArts celebrates California Arts Day, twice

The richness and diversity of California’s culture will be put to music in honor and celebration of California Arts Day, hosted Friday by YoloArts in Woodland. Keys and Breeze, an area piano and flute duo, will perform two concerts, at noon and 7 p.m. The free concerts, “EUREKA! Golden Works by California Composers,” will feature […]

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Author recounts hellish Race Across America at Bicycling Hall of Fame

Three-time Ironman finisher Amy Snyder takes the wraps off the best-kept secret in the sports world, the Race Across America, in her nonfiction narrative, “Hell on Two Wheels: An Astonishing Story of Suffering, Triumph, and the Most Extreme Endurance Race in the World.” She’ll present her book and discuss the race when she visits the […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

International experience

The Flow Crew Chinese dancers perform Saturday at the International Festival, sponsored by International House, Davis. The free event, which ran from noon to 6 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center had “Unity in Diversity” as its theme and  20 country tables, each offering cultural artifacts and insights and a children’s game or toy packed the […]

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Cathy Speck: ‘I’m being honored for giving back’

Pay tribute What: Davis High School Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner When: Saturday; 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner and awards Where: Freeborn Hall, UC Davis Tickets: $55 each; call (530) 756-3679 or go online When Cathy Speck learned she was to be inducted into the Davis High School Hall of Fame, she was […]

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Tour three galleries to benefit Nelson ARTfriends

The Nelson ARTfriends invite local residents to three half-hour behind-the-scenes tours of the Nelson, Pence and Natsoulas galleries on Saturday, Oct. 15. The tours start at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. The group will start at the Nelson Gallery in the former University Club on the UC Davis campus. Gallery director Renny Pritikin will lead a […]

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Tunes for Trees raises funds for Woodland foundation

The Woodland Tree Foundation and the Gibson House Museum will team up to host an evening of music, food, refreshments and a silent auction at the fourth annual Tunes for Trees fundraiser. The event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, under the tree canopy of the Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson […]

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Deadline nears for Kindermusik enrollment

The next Kindermusik class, “Family Time,” will be a five-week session that meets at 4:30 p.m. Sundays, starting Oct. 23, at a private home in South Davis. Two five-week sessions are planned. For more information, visit The tuition will be $75 per session. A portion of the fee is used to fund music programs […]

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’50/50′: Beats the odds

’50/50′ Four stars Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston, Matt Frewer, Philip Baker Hall Rating: R, for profanity, drug use, sexual candor and brief nudity Flip a coin. Heads, you live; tails, you die. We all exist under the shadow of survival odds; it’s how insurance companies stay in […]

Stan’s the man

Pedestrians and vehicles pass “Stan the Submerging Man,” a sculpture by Finley Fryer, recently installed in front of the John Natsoulas Gallery on the corner of First and E streets. Stan was built in Dunsmuir by Fryer, who earned his bachelor of fine arts degree at UC Davis, in collaboration with Kirk LeClaire and Jayne […]

Help heal the Earth with Cool Davis service projects

Several different groups have joined with the Cool Davis Initiative to create a dozen different projects to “Heal Our Planet and Our Community.”

Some volunteers will get their hands into the soil while others do some sewing among friends for a few hours as part of the Cool Davis Festival.

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‘Shrek’ takes audience far, far away

Check it out What: “Shrek, The Musical” When: 8 p.m. daily through Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday Where: Sacramento Community Center, 1301 L St., Sacramento Tickets: Starting at $24 Info:; (916) 557-1999 or (916) 808-5181 SACRAMENTO — The crowd at Tuesday night’s opening of “Shrek, The Musical” (book and lyrics by David […]