C’mon, Davisites, get up and dance!

Davis residents of all ages are invited to join Dance Dance Davis, a community dance project organized by Shelly Gilbride, Ph.D., a theater and dance alumna and local arts consultant and dancer. Gilbride seeks to recruit at least 100 Davisites to celebrate the joy of dancing and the adventurous spirit of Davis, which will culminate […]

Taste honey varieties on Picnic Day

Picnic Day visitors are invited to taste six varieties of honey from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Briggs Hall courtyard on the UC Davis campus. Honey from California buckwheat, avocado, eucalyptus, sage, orange, and cactus will be provided free by honey bee guru Eric Mussen, an extension apiculturist with the UCD department of […]

Drama students enter the home stretch for Scotland trip

The drama students at Davis High can see the light at the end of the tunnel in their drive to raise nearly $150,000 for their summer trip to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. They will present their updated production of the classic Molière comedy “Tartuffe,” seen locally in March. The group leaves Davis on […]

DHS students perform annual Tony Fields tribute this weekend

That’s the ticket What: “What I Did for Love — A Tony Fields Tribute” When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $15 general, $10 students Students from the performing arts program at Davis High School will honor the memory of a local kid […]

Join Wolk on Friday at DMTC performance

All are welcome to join Davis City Councilman Dan Wolk for cocktails Friday at the Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Peña Drive, before a performance of DMTC’s current production, “Titanic: The Musical.” Wolk will be there at 6:30 p.m. and the performance starts at 8:15 p.m. Wolk, a veteran of the DMTC stage, will discuss […]

Elementary string students invited to Saturday workshop

Second- and third-year elementary school string musicians are invited to participate in the school district’s annual Elementary School Strings Workshop from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Holmes Junior High, 1220 Drexel Drive in Davis. This free afternoon session is full of fun new music, as elementary students work with the eighth- and ninth-grade orchestra […]

Trokanski’s dancers are ‘Negotiating Meaning’

Check it out What: “Negotiating Meaning,” a spring performance by Pamela Trokanski’s three dance companies When: 3 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 27-28 Where: Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place, Davis Tickets: $12 each, available in advance at the dance studio or 30 minutes before each show Info: (530) 756-3949 Three […]

Iconoclastic singer/songwriter Michelle Shocked will play in Winters

Singer, songwriter and musician Michelle Shocked — described as one of the most unique, passionate, radical, sophisticated and creative artists of the past 20 years — will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at The Palms Playhouse in Winters. Shocked refers to herself as “a sophisticated hillbilly” but musically, it’s tough to pin her […]

UCD students present ‘The Midnight Club’

“The Midnight Club: what we are is where we’ve been” is a participatory late-night ritual investigating intimacy, presence, existence and desire. The performance, directed by Sean Feit, a musician and dancer in the Performance Studies Graduate Group at UC Davis, will be presented from 9 to 11 p.m. Wednesday in Nelson Hall on the UCD […]

Chicken & Dumpling on the menu at RootStock

RootStock in downtown Winters is cooking up some Friday night fun. On the menu is music by Chicken & Dumpling, wine-tasting and tasting of fresh local olive oil. Chicken & Dumpling, a down-home delta-style blues duo — featuring Charles “Chicken” Oriel on guitar and Julia “Dumpling” Simon on bass — will play from 6 to […]

Musicians have a pet project

Mm Mm Good — featuring Wendy Silk, Ron Goldberg, Meri Superak and Meg Alison — will be joined by a host of other musicians Sunday as they present some bits from “Puttin’ On the Dog,” a CD for family fun. Other performers will include Scarlet Huber, Goran Muhlert, Martha Teeter and Norm Milstein. They’ll be […]

Learn to paint with acrylics at new Davis Art Center class

An acrylic painting workshop that promises plenty of experimentation in techniques is scheduled for two Friday mornings in May. The instructor is Davis artist Lynne Cunningham. The techniques to be explored through painting include transparent washes, texture, mark-making, glazes, an array of paint applications and opaque painting similar to oil paints. Acrylic is forgiving and […]

Seniors host musical revue

The Fun Time Follies, a musical revue geared for senior citizens, will be presented from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Eleanor Roosevelt Circle, 675 Cantrill Drive in Davis. The free event will feature musical talent of all ages. Appetizers will be served and the public is welcome. For more information, call Ellen […]

Carnival organizers urge early ticket purchases

The carnival arrives in town this week and organizers are urging everyone to buy their daily passes in advance. Not only do prices go up 20 percent at the door, but a lower percentage of profits will go toward Emerson and Da Vinci junior high schools for their library technology upgrade. The carnival runs from […]