Covell Gardens hosts three local authors presenting their new books

Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in Davis, will host three local authors Sunday whose books were recently published by Phyllis Scott Publishing. Anastasia Levine, David Lloyd Sutton and Scott Evans will speak at 3 p.m.; the public is invited to the reading and reception following. Levine’s romantic suspense novel, “California Gothic,” like an updated […]

November 25, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Talent showcase planned Saturday

Twelve finalists in the Davis’ Got Talent competition will perform at the finals at 6 p.m. Saturday for a grand prize of $200 and the opportunity to perform at the city’s Fourth of July celebration. The talent showcase will take place at the Veterans’ Memorial Theatre, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Advance tickets are […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Scandalous’ world of olive oil explored in new book

Tom Mueller will celebrate the world release of his new book, “Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil,” on Tuesday at UC Davis. A reception and book-signing will follow his presentation at 5:30 p.m. at the UCD Conference Center. Mueller received wide acclaim for his 2007 New Yorker article “Slippery Business: The […]

November 25, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Celebrate the season with DCC Christmas Concert

Davis Community Church will present an Advent and Christmas Concert that is open to the community at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the church, 412 C St. The concert will feature all of the church’s choirs, including the Chancel and Chamber Choirs, the Bell Choir and the Worship Band. The stories are familiar but […]

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Holiday festival supports Winters library

The Winters Friends of the Library will present the annual Family Holiday Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. Activities will include crafts for children, live music performances, holiday wreaths for sale, the Scholastic Book Fair and food from Mrs. Claus’ Café. Santa will […]

November 25, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Children’s Secret Store is going green

Get in the spirit What: Davis Art Center 21st annual Holiday Sale When: Noon-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4 Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Admission: Free This year, the Davis Art Center is taking its annual Holiday Sale in a new direction, […]

November 23, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Webcomic author/artist speaks at UC Davis

Author and illustrator Zach Weiner will bring his particular brand of humor to the UC Davis campus on Monday, giving a talk in 2 Wellman Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. Weiner holds a degree in literature from UCD, and is best known for the webcomic “Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal” and its spawn, “SMBC Theatre” […]

November 23, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Rent a student ensemble to provide music at your gathering

Several student musical ensembles from Davis High School are providing “rent-a-band” or “rent-a-choir” groups for entertaining during the holidays, and other times of the year as well. Davis High School Bands: Parent Maquette Kuper reminds party and event organizers that “Davis High School band students are ready to perform at your house or business. The Rent-a-Band […]

November 23, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Winters’ ‘Fruitcakes’ is just nutty fun

Check it out What: “Fruitcakes,” presented by the Winters Theatre Company When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 25-26 and Dec. 2-3, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4 Where: Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave., Winters Tickets: $10 general, $6 seniors/students; [email protected] or (530) 795-4014 In the 1980s, I saw a musical […]

November 23, 2011 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Arts/environment fusion gives life to three December concerts

Details What: “Solstice: Dance of Light,” a performance by the Vocal Art Ensemble and a troupe of five local dancers When and where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Ave., Sacramento; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road; and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. […]

November 23, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Mumbo Gumbo returns to The Palms

NorCal favorite Mumbo Gumbo will bring its big, joyful sound to The Palms, 13 Main St. in Winters, for the annual post-Thanksgiving dance party at 8 p.m. Saturday. While much of Mumbo Gumbo’s music is based in the Louisiana sound that was so prominent in the band’s earliest years, its music has broadened to include […]

November 22, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Guitarist headlines at Village Homes Performers Circle

J. Cedar Seeger, a veteran guitarist and songwriter with a lifetime of musical experience, is the featured performer at the final 2011 meeting of the Village Homes Performers Circle, Monday, Nov. 28, from 6:45 to 9 p.m. in Davis. Seeger’s musical history includes early pop success and playing in bluegrass, barroom rock and roll, country […]

November 22, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

UC Davis makes amends with fine production of Stoppard classic

Check it out What: UC Davis theater and dance department’s production of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” When: 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, and 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 1-3 Where: Main Theatre, Wright Hall, UCD Tickets: $17/$19 general; $12/$14, students, children and senior citizens; (530) 754-2787; mondaviarts.org Info: theatredance.ucdavis.edu The UC Davis department of theater and dance, and Michael […]

November 22, 2011 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Woodland Chamber Singers celebrate ‘Spirit of the Season’

This December, the Woodland Chamber Singers presents “Spirit of the Season,” its 35th annual holiday concert, under the artistic direction of Lenore Turner-Heinson. There will be two performances, both at Pioneer High School in Woodland, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18. Because of additional costs for this new venue, […]

November 23, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,