Memorable songs, dramatic heft in ‘South Pacific’

That’s the ticket What: “South Pacific” When: Through April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, plus a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, March 24 Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: $25 general, $23 for seniors and students and $12 for youths 17 and under; balcony tickets are $15 general […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Mike Justis Band featured at Happy Thursday

Come celebrate Happy Thursday, the weekly happy hour event at Rominger West Winery, featuring discounted wine by the glass, catering by Stone Soup and lively tunes by the Mike Justis Band. The winery is at 4602 Second St., Suite 4, in Davis. Happy Thursday runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. each week. The second Thursday of […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Deffner plays organ recital at Davis Community Church

Mozart called the pipe organ the “king of instruments,” if not for its impressive power, perhaps for the wide range of its sounds and the resulting capability to convey a wide breadth of emotion and mood. Calling his program “High Drama on the Keyboard,” David Deffner will perform evocative music in his organ recital at […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Connors’ watercolors on exhibit at I-House

In 2006, Davis artist Matt Connors, decided to sketch and paint his favorite places in and around Davis. “Things seem to change so rapidly, that I wanted to capture scenes and give them a permanency,” said the 74-year-old artist. Six years later, Connors completed hundreds of sketches and paintings and selected a sampling for his […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Guitar series starts with Trio7 on Friday

Local seven-string guitar act, Trio7, continues the Davis Art Center’s third annual Classical Guitar Ensemble Series with a performance Friday. Trio7 is known for presenting works by composers who are not associated with the guitar, and playing the pieces on extended seven-string guitars. The band also likes to entertain audiences with renditions of popular movie […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Squeals of delight at market’s Pig Day celebration

Piglets for petting, piggy banks for painting, pig noses for wearing — it’s all about our porker friends at Pig Day at the Davis Farmers Market. Here, Charlotte Sikes, 3, marvels at her pig pop Saturday with mom Belinda and twin sister Margaret. Thousands of people flocked to Central Park to enjoy the children’s arts […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

All are welcome at Soup ‘n’ Song

Senior citizens will gather at noon Tuesday to sing “the oldies” at the monthly Soup ‘n’ Song event at Davis Community Church’s Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. in downtown Davis. The event begins with a light lunch followed by singing around the piano with David Deffner and Judy Gabor.

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Curtis On Tour returns to Mondavi

Curtis On Tour — a chamber group featuring faculty artists and advanced students from the famed Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia — will perform three times in the Vanderhoef Studtio Theatre at the Mondavi Center during the coming week. At 11 a.m. Thursday, there will be an hourlong student matinee performance ($12 teachers, $8 […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Free noontime gamelan performance at UC Davis

The UC Davis Gamelan Ensemble will give a free lunchtime concert at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday in Music 115 on the UC Davis campus. Gamelan refers to a traditional style of music from Indonesia, as well as describing the set of instruments themselves.  The instruments used by the ensemble for this performance come from the western […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Festival celebrates Capay’s almond blossoms

For nearly 100 years, the annual Capay Valley Almond Festival has showcased the bucolic valley in full bloom for spring.

Collectively hosted by the communities of Rumsey, Guinda, Brooks, Capay and Esparto along Highway 16, this one-of-a-kind regional festival traverses a 21-mile route, with each location offering different activities and unique atmosphere.

This year’s Almond Festival is scheduled for Sunday, March 11.

The almond trees begin to flower in February and continue through March, creating a stunning backdrop for the event’s numerous activities.

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Dinner to benefit YIIN’s work with migrant children

Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network will host a fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 24, in the Parish Hall at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis. Mary Philip will prepare an Indian dinner. Entertainment will be provided by the Folklorico Latino de Woodland and the Zapato Viejo Band. There will also be a raffle. […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Events Listing | Tagged ,

‘Nexus Stage’ presents first live band in digital studio

“Nexus Stage,” a local live music show on Davis Community Television, will present its first live band with the studio’s new state-of-the-art digital sound and video equipment on Saturday night. The new band Box of Screws — a three-piece band that combines original material with an eclectic selection of cover tunes, with elements of reggae/ska, new wave, classic rock and […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UC Davis Jazz Bands perform Wednesday

The UC Davis Jazz Bands, directed by Delbert Bump, will give their winter quarter concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center. Tickets are $12 general, $8 for students, available at or (530) 754-2787.

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Early music to be featured at St. Martin’s

Two ensembles from UC Davis — the Early Music Ensemble directed by David Nutter and the Baroque Ensemble directed by Phebe Craig and Michael Sand — will partner for a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday for a concert that primarily will focus on music from several centuries ago. The concert will be at St. Martin’s […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,