Empyrean Ensemble to feature music by Lei Liang

Details What: Empyrean Ensemble When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center Tickets: $20 general, $8 students/children; www.mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2787 The Empyrean Ensemble — the resident professional new music group at UC Davis — will perform four recent works by contemporary composers in a Friday night concert that is part of […]

International Film Series to screen ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” a 2011 multinational film directed by John Madden, will be screened Friday as part of the International House Film Series. 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 […]

RootStock welcomes folk American cellist

Cellist Jack Carroll will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Rootstock, 22 Main St., Winters. Carroll is a classically trained singer who has performed on Broadway and also has enjoyed success as a juggler, performer and actor in Shakespeare festivals throughout the Midwest. He was a member of The Blue Moon Quartet, an […]

YoloArts’ Gallery 625 presents ‘Harvest Gypsies’

The Dust Bowl-era writings of John Steinbeck, the Dada anti-art movement, squatter settlements and the songs of labor and jazz are alluded to in the paintings, assemblage and combines of artist James Vetter that will be on exhibit at Gallery 625 during February. Vetter’s “shanty” approach to his art offers reference to these historic events and […]

Create art and family memories at I-House class

An art program for families will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at International House Davis, 10 College Park. The program is co-hosted by Senses Cultural of Sacramento and the I-House. Senses Cultural, a nonprofit organization, is presenting the “Art Healing Family Program” because the healing process that takes place through being creative is […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by dancing in the streets

Looking for a new way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Think about joining the dance/flash mob in downtown Davis as it performs to the classic “L-O-V-E,” on Second Friday’s heArt About. Choreographer Pamela Trokanski will teach two free classes to everyone who would like to learn the dance and perform it downtown. Classes are from 6:45 […]

Dance project keeps people on the move

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre presents the “Davis Dance Project: Making Dance” an exploration of how form follows function in the world of the choreographer. This lecture, demonstration and performance includes performances by the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre, the PTDT Apprentice Company and The Third Stage, in addition to performances by guest dancers Flow Crew, Level […]

Woodland Opera House Theatre for Families presents ‘Stuart Little’

The Woodland Opera House Theatre for Families will present “Stuart Little” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Feb. 17. The show is underwritten by Jennifer Goldman, D.D.S., and Amy Tran, D.D.S. Based on the children’s literature classic by […]

Posts’ art work exhibited at The Artery

Thomas Post will exhibit altered photographs and Sara Post will show cold wax paintings and watercolor drawings at The Artery gallery Friday, Feb. 8, through Tuesday, March 5. The artists will be honored at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout. Thomas’ work tells a […]

An Evening at the Coconut Grove benefits DHS band

Jazz and music lovers may reserve a ticket for “An Evening at the Coconut Grove,” featuring some of the coolest young musicians playing the hottest music in Davis. The annual fundraiser is from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave. The concert features the Davis High School […]

‘Nunsense’ opens at Winters Theatre Company

Winters Theatre Company will present Dan Goggin’s “Nunsense” in Winters this March. Tickets for the gala opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, are $15. Remaining performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, March 9-16, and 2 p.m. Sundays, March 10 and 17. Tickets are $10 general and $6 for seniors and children 12 and […]

Davis Idol finale on Saturday

The red-carpet finale for Davis Idol begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. The original 24 contestants were narrowed down to 12 finalists who will vie for the coveted title of Davis Idol. Finalists are Rebecca Buer, Mandy Chen, Ilana Creinin, Scott Yamamoto, Lucy […]

Two Barrels Shy perform Saturday at winery

The duo of Kally Pile on vocals and Phillip Lovejoy on guitar will play for First Saturday at Sundstrom Hill Winery on Saturday. Known as Two Barrels Shy, Pile and Lovejoy play a variety of acoustic music — rock, blues, folk, country and jazz from Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Norah Jones and […]

UCD Symphony to present new double marimba concerto

Details What: UC Davis Symphony Orchestra When: 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $12-$17 general, $8 students/children; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra will play a perennial audience favorite — one of the suites from Sergei Prokofiev’s ballet “Romeo and Juliet” — as well as three unusual and less […]