Arts calendar

Galleries The works of Teresa Steinbach-Garcia shows at Gallery 1855, 820 Pole Line Road in Davis, through Jan. 29. Visit “A Difficult Muse — Ann Wright,“ an exhibit featuring the work of Ann Wright, shows in the Tsao Gallery at the Davis Arts Center, 1919 F St., through Jan. 30. “A Family Affair” group show runs through Feb. 1 […]

Stellamara brings music from the Balkans to town

Stellamara brings original music from the Balkans, the Near East and beyond to the Village Homes Community Center in Davis at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. The venue is at 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East in Davis. The band is made up of Sonja Drakulich, vocals, hammered dulcimer, frame drum; Gari Hegedus, oud, saz, tarhu, […]

Davis native curates Arts and Crafts exhibit for Pasadena museum

Celebrating the golden age of the Arts and Crafts movement, and one of its masters, Davis art curator Marie-Clare Treseder Gorham has produced the traveling exhibition “The Nature of William S. Rice: Arts and Crafts Painter and Printmaker.” The Pasadena Museum of California Art serves as the current stage for “The Nature of William S. […]

Don’t miss the Davis Idol finals Saturday

Ten high school singers advanced to the red-carpet finale of Davis Idol, set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Of the 21 contestants competing in two preliminary rounds last weekend, eight — Simone Gamble, Benjamin Cross, Abhi Vemulapati, Navya Chauhan, Elan Sonstein, Maya Krishnan, […]

Baldini to conduct Camellia Symphony in concert featuring bold new vocal concerto

Check it out What: Sacramento’s Camellia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christian Baldini When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 (with a pre-concert talk by Baldini at 6:45 p.m.) Where: Sacramento City College Performing Arts Center, 3835 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento Tickets: $30 general, $28 seniors, $15 students, $8 children under 12; or 800-838-3006   Maestro Christian Baldini will conduct […]

Bad boy of Baroque: Organ virtuoso returns to Mondavi Center

Check it out Who: Organist Cameron Carpenter When: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $27-$51 general, with discounts for students; or 530-754-2787 Organist and musical revolutionary Cameron Carpenter is coming back to the Mondavi Center on Wednesday, Feb. 10, and this time, he’s bringing his […]

Davis Media Access: Community media and the power of storytelling

Who hit fast-forward? January is all but done, and kicked off what promises to be an exceptionally busy year for Davis Media Access. I’ve spent substantial time this month talking with folks about the common threads between social justice work and community media. From our own origins as a single cable access channel in 1988, […]

Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre will premiere Davis Dance Project 2016

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre will premiere “Davis Dance Project 2016: Tools Dancers Use; Choreography & Improvisation” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, followed by two additional performances at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. All will take place at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop Studio Theater, 2720 Del Rio Place in Davis. This […]

I See Hawks in LA to visit KDRT ‘pop-up’ radio show

KDRT broadcasters The Folk Brothers will host Southern California band I See Hawks in LA on “Live in the Loam” from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5. The show will air live on Davis’ community radio station, KDRT 95.7 FM, and stream at “Live in the Loam” is a showcase featuring musicians and […]

Book project author will speak Feb. 3 at Mondavi Center

Journalist and author Matt Taibbi — whose book “The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap” is this year’s Campus Community Book Project at UC Davis — will speak at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the Mondavi Center. “The Divide,” published in 2014, a became a best-seller. The book examines the […]

A cappella music party helps out Winters school music programs

Community members can enjoy some a cappella music and fun from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. in Winters, and help support music in Winters public schools. Harmony from the Heart will feature a cappella performances from The Spokes, an all-female UC Davis group; The Threshold Choir, which […]

Disney’s classic musical, ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ onstage at Woodland Opera House

The Woodland Opera House Rising Stars performers will present the classic Disney story, “Sleeping Beauty KIDS,” at noon and 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. The Opera House is at 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. It’s Princess Aurora’s 16th birthday, and three fairies — Flora, Fauna and Merryweather — must use their magic to save her from […]