Farmers Market wants holiday musicians

The Davis Farmers Market is looking for Davis community musical groups who would like to perform holiday music at the Saturday markets in December through Christmas Eve. Groups can perform for 30 minutes or one hour, and can sign up to play on one or more dates. Performance times are available  from 9 to 11 […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Get some harmony in your life

The West Valley Chorus will present the 23rd Harmony in Our Lives concert to benefit music programs in the Davis schools on Sunday, Nov. 13. Two shows are planned, at 1:30 and 4 p.m., at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Angelo Moreno, a Davis teacher and school orchestra […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fall wine-tasting benefits Advanced Treble Choir

A tasting of locally grown and produced artisan wines from Rominger West Winery will be paired with an assortment of fruit, cheeses and cookies at a fundraiser Sunday, Nov. 6, for the Davis High School Advanced Treble Choir. The choir will perform during the event. Guests ages 21 and older will gather from 4:30 to […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

CD, vinyl and music fair planned

Armadillo Music and KDVS, 90.3 FM, present a CD, Vinyl Record & Music Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 :30 p.m. Sunday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Admission is free. Vendors who want a table at the event will pay $30 each for a limit of two tables per […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sample new artists on KDVS label

Hear more What: KDVS Recordings’ dance party When: Friday evening, and the last Friday of each month Where: Delta of Venus, 122 B St., (530) 753-8639 Info: Freeform community radio station KDVS, 90.3 FM, has an unfortunate stigma attached to it: strange, experimental music for socially awkward, hipster art students. While that set does exist, […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Testing the limits of tipsy

The Wall Street Journal (which should know better) recently conducted an experiment with some partygoers to explore the world of drinking and drunkenness. The results of the experiment, plus some wise words about drinking and driving, were contained in a report that carried the same headline as this column. The WSJ report was made in […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

‘MST3K’ creators bring show to Mondavi

Five cast members from the beloved television show “Mystery Science Theater 3000” will bring their movie mocking to the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. Creator Joel Hodgson and cast members Trace Beaulieu, J. Elvis Weinsten, Frank Conniff and Mary Jo Pehl have reunited to riff on movies on DVD and in live […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Author discusses her book on the civil rights movement

“Burnings, beatings and ballots are what I remember about the civil rights movement during the summer of 1965,” says author Sherie Labedis. “I was a blond, white, 18-year-old student at the University of California, Berkeley, who volunteered for a voter registration project in Pineville, S.C., because I believed in freedom and equality. “Most books about […]

October 26, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Violinist Hilary Hahn to visit past, present and future in Mondavi recital

Hear her live Who: Violinist Hilary Hahn, accompanied by pianist Valentina Lisitsa When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $35-$72 general, $17.50-$36 students, or (530) 754-2787 Violinist Hilary Hahn will touch on past, present and future aspects of her career when she visits […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Celebrate autumn at Farmers Market Fall Festival

The Davis Farmers Market will celebrate the harvest season and thank its vendors and shoppers at the Fall Festival from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets.

The Halloween-themed festival features activities and harvest specialties for the whole family.

“Fall Festival celebrates local food, local farms and the harvest season,” said market manager Randii MacNear. “It’s also our way of thanking customers for their patronage throughout the year. We invite everyone to come in costume for fun, fabulous local food, and the chance to celebrate the harvest with family and friends.”

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Sac Ballet ‘Dracula’ returns, paired with a Balanchine classic

Details What: Sacramento Ballet presents ‘Dracula,’ Balanchine, Trey McIntyre When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday Where: Sacramento Community Center Theatre, 1301 L St., Sacramento Tickets: $14-$65;, (916) 808-5181 The Sacramento Ballet is offering a full-scale fall program at the Sacramento Community Center Theater this week — and isn’t it nice to have the company doing a […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Happy Thursday set at Rominger West

The weekly happy hour event continues Thursday at Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4, with Marty Cohen and the Sidekicks. They’ll perform Americana and acoustic folk tunes from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. while guests snack on complimentary appetizers and sip discounted wine by the glass. Marty Cohen and the Sidekicks have been performing […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Composers pair with high school ensembles

Three world-class professional composers will be paired this weekend in Davis with two Northern California high school music programs for the world premiere of newly commissioned compositions, written expressly for and performed by student musicians. The concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St., will feature musical ensembles from Berkeley High School […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Sō Percussion’s concerts honor legacy of John Cage

Details What: Sō Percussion When: 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $37 general, $18.50 students;, (530) 754-2787. Also: Question the artists after Saturday’s performance and at 1 p.m. Sunday; pianist Lara Downs will host both talks Four New York-based musicians known as Sō Percussion will perform at the […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,