Fiber art showcased at The Artery’s November show

Just in time for cool, autumn weather and anticipating the holidays, 11 fiber artists bring their most beautiful creations to The Artery gallery for a show titled “Comfort and Joy: A Celebration of Fiber Art.” The show will open Friday and be up through Nov. 29 at The Artery, 207 G St. Featured artists are […]

November 02, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Black Irish Band recalls days of yore at Opera House concert

The Woodland Opera House presents the Black Irish Band in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Opera House, 340 Second St. in Woodland. Reserved seats are $20 for adults and $10 for children 17 and under and are available online at, at the box office or by calling (530) 666-9617. Tickets are $20 […]

November 02, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Bekebrede’s art will go to a lucky raffle winner

Heidi Bekebrede’s ceramic plate encouraging music students to practice will be raffled off at the American String Teachers’ Association’s Fall Recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Drive in Sacramento. Tickets are $3 each or two for $5 and may be purchased at the recital or in advance at […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hand-crafted wares go up for bids at UCD center

Get some early holiday shopping done at the UC Davis Craft Center’s 10th annual Gallery Staff Show and Silent Auction, which begins Friday and continues through 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. The gallery will be full of jewelry, glass work, textiles, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, photography, painting, drawing, screen printing and mixed media made by the […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Rowland will sing the blues at fundraiser Friday

Blues sensation Kyle Rowland and his band will headline the 10th annual Blues Harvest fundraiser Friday for the Yolo Adult Day Health Center. The event runs from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Heidrick Ag History Center, 1962 Hays Lane in Woodland. Tickets are $40 in advance and are available at The Avid Reader, 617 […]

November 01, 2011 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Madrigal Dinner reservations available now

Local residents are invited to celebrate a traditional Olde English Christmas and experience the joys of the season as the Davis High School Madrigals transport guests back in time at the annual Madrigal Dinner. Reservation forms are available for the 43rd annual dinners on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, at the University Covenant Church, 315 […]

November 01, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pianists play a benefit recital at St. Martin’s

Two young pianists will perform a benefit recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. Han-ah Lee Sumner, 15, and Jessica Yeung, 12, will play works by Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin, Schumann, Ravel and the “Dolly Suite” by Gabriel Faure. A suggested donation of $15 will […]

November 01, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

See ‘Hidalgo’ Friday at International House

“Hidalgo,” a 2004 U.S. film directed by Joe Johnston, 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 promptly at 8 […]

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Sandhill cranes lead author to an epiphany

Alaskan author Hank Lentfer will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., in downtown Davis, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday to discuss his new book, “Faith of Cranes: Finding Hope and Family in Alaska.” “Faith of Cranes” weaves together three parallel narratives: the plight and beauty of sandhill cranes, one man’s effort to recover hope amid destructive climate change […]

November 02, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Hear Cold Shot twice this week

Local fans of Cold Shot, a duo featuring Rene Martucci and Richard Urbino, have two opportunities to hear them this week: Thursday at Our House Restaurant and Lounge and Friday at The Davis Graduate. Cold Shot will play from 9:30 p.m. to midnight at Our House, 808 Second St. in downtown Davis. Only those over […]

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Kids tour Pence Gallery’s Day of the Dead exhibit

Sixth-graders from Birch Lane Elementary School get a closer look Friday at the Pence Gallery at a Day of the Dead altar in honor of Joe Pence, a Davis dentist who donated the land and original building for the gallery that bears his name. Nancy Roe, a longtime Davis resident and former patient of Pence’s […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

City announces two calls for public art projects

Plans are in the works to add public art to two prominent areas of downtown Davis — the Third Street corridor between A and B streets and the gateway between downtown and the UC Davis Arboretum. The city has issued two requests for qualifications. The Davis City Arts Commission will review the resulting artists’ proposals […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Harvest jackpot

The Davis Farmers Market celebrated the harvest season Saturday in Central Park. The Halloween-themed festival features activities and harvest specialties for the whole family. Members of Soroptimist International of Davis returned to host the pumpkin patch — with games and activities for kids, along with free pumpkins — and the Peter Franklin Band will perform crowd-pleasing […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

City offers dance classes for adults

The city of Davis offers a pair of dance classes for adults age 18 or older, to help participants keep fit and have fun. Learn some fun, basic dance steps and move to vigorous classic and modern hip-hop music in Beginning Hip-Hop Dance for Adults. This four-part program includes warm-up, stretching, instruction of dance steps, […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,