Comcast upgrades basic TV channels to digital, customers can get free box as part of transition

Cable provider Comcast is preparing to transform the Davis cable system’s “Limited Basic” television channels — very roughly Channels 2 to 34 — from an old-style analog format to a new digital format, starting Oct. 18. Some Comcast customers — specifically those who have Limited Basic cable service in their homes, and have the cable coming straight […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Zipoli’s works featured in Capitol Chamber Players’ concert

The Capitol Chamber Players will open their season with a baroque concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at Congregation B’nai Israel, 3600 Riverside Blvd. in Sacramento. The concert, titled “Happy Birthday Zipoli,” will feature rarely heard music of Domenico Zipoli, an Italian baroque composer whose birthday falls on Oct. 17. Susan Erickson, a Davis […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Bobbing for bottles, berries and brambles

I have four Bobs in my Davis wine life. Sometimes I toss out their names in this column, so I thought I should introduce them — and their wines — a bit more officially and systematically. Four Bobs can be confusing, even to me. Bob Simas arrived on my scene a little over a year […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Holy Land documentaries continue

“Tragedy in the Holy Land — Other Ways to Peace with Justice?” is the theme of a series of documentaries to be shown in Davis during October. Each show starts at 8:30 p.m. at the Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St. in downtown Davis. Tickets are $10.50 general, $8 for senior citizens and students. The remaining […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

City seeks vendors for bridal fair

The city of Davis Community Services Department is seeking vendors for its 2012 Bridal Show. The cost of renting a vendor booth is $60 for a 6-by-6-foot booth, or $120 for a 6-by-12-foot booth. Vendors are required to bring their own decorations, signs and any additional equipment they will need for their booth. The Bridal […]

December 20, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Shimmering silk, chattering skeletons on exhibit at the Pence

This October, the Pence Gallery reopens after our very successful Art Auction with three new exhibits for the fall. Join us for our Second Friday ArtAbout reception on Oct. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m., when the exhibiting artists will be in attendance, to see the new offerings and enjoy some refreshments. The gallery is […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Exhibit showcases artwork inspired by Yolo farms

The agriculture-inspired art of more than 50 Yolo County artists will be on display this month at Gallery 625 in the County Administration Building, 625 Court St. in Woodland. The artwork in this annual exhibition was created during and after farm visits coordinated by YoloArts as a part of its Art & Ag Program. A […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Help create a tiled bench in Arboretum Oak Grove

The UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program, co-founded and co-directed by Diane Ullman and Donna Billick, will sponsor a seven-week community outreach project that will result in a 50-foot tiled concrete bench at the entrance to the Peter J. Shields Oak Grove in the UCD Arboretum. Ullman, associate dean for undergraduate academic programs in the College […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

San Francisco Symphony visits Mondavi with Russian program

Check it out What: San Francisco Symphony’s all-Russian concert; a pre-performance talk featuring conductor James Conlon will begin at 7 p.m. When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $50-$89 general, $25-$44.50 students; or (530) 754-2787 The San Francisco Symphony — which has been in continuous celebration mode […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Special Pink Floyd broadcast Sunday

In celebration of the remastering of all Pink Floyd studio albums, and the release of the “Dark Side of the Moon” “Immersion” box set, this week, KDRT DJ Dr. Strangely Strange will dedicate the entire “Magical Music Box” show to Pink Floyd. Featured will be the newly released recording of a legendary 1974 performance of […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Eco-heroes to be honored at Cool Davis Festival

Passion, conviction and humility sum up the four Davis residents who will be honored as Eco-heroes at the 2011 Cool Davis Festival. All four have made careful decisions about how they wish to live in order to reduce their personal carbon footprints and “do the right thing” for the Earth and themselves.

The awards will be presented by Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza during a special Cool Davis Festival program on Oct. 16, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center.

October 04, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Dance at a music jam session Friday

All are welcome to listen and dance to the band Music From the Backroom from 2:15 to 4:30 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of the month at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Admission is free. Those interested in playing in the band also are welcome. For more information, call the center […]

October 04, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Music planned all weekend at RootStock

Finding Fable — an acoustic trio featuring Lori Hawk, Sam Hawk and Michael Musial — will perform a mix of original songs and covers from Led Zeppelin, Oasis and Crosby, Stills and Nash from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. The weekend features an art, music, wine and […]

October 04, 2011 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

‘Mao’s Last Dancer’ will screen Friday

“Mao’s Last Dancer,” a 2009 Australian film directed by Bruce Beresford, 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 Intternational House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,