Anderson-Gram Duo plays at Happy Thursday

Guests at the Rominger West Winery Happy Thursday event this week will enjoy discounted wine by the glass while listening to music by the Anderson-Gram Duo. Stone Soup Catering will provide tasty appetizers. The winery is at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. The duo from Roseville create “spirited live performances featuring rich vocal harmonies and […]

Feminist Film Festival features submissions from Davis and around the world

The 2012 Davis Feminist Film Festival, a grassroots event that uses alternative media as a springboard for linking art to social issues, takes place April 12-13 at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The goal of the festival is to showcase independent films spanning documentary, narrative and experimental genres to explore […]

Artist speaks about her work Tuesday at UC Davis

In conjunction with her solo exhibition at the C.N. Gorman Museum, award-winning artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs (Inupiaq/Athabascan) will give a public lecture about her work from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in 3201 Hart Hall at UC Davis. Kelliher-Combs’ artwork chronicles the ongoing struggle for self-definition and identity in the Alaskan context. Her show, “Where They […]

Connor’s photographs on exhibit at Gallery 1855

An exhibition of framed photographic works by Linda Connor, titled “Images of the Sacred,” will be on display throughout April at Gallery 1855. The gallery is in the Davis Cemetery District Office, 820 Pole Line Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. A free open house and reception for the artist […]

Shakespeare Ensemble presents ‘Relapse’

“Relapse,” a retelling of the Orpheus myth with Shakespeare’s sonnets, a devised work by Gia Battista, will be presented six times this month at two Davis venues by the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble. Showtimes at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St., are 8 p.m. Saturdays, April 7 and 14, and Thursday, April 12; and 7 p.m. Sundays, […]

Woodland art exhibit is a tribute to Buffalo Nation

The vivid works of artist Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie are presented in “Double Vision,” the Gallery 625 exhibition that opens Friday and runs through May 2. In collaboration with the Great Plains Art Museum at University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Tsinhnahjinnie offers new works derived from the permanent photographic collections. Presented alongside the historic images of photographers […]

Thursday Live! features female folk rockers

Rita Hosking will headline this month’s edition of Thursday Live!, a free music showcase at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Opening the show at 7:30 p.m. will be Sandy Coldiron. Donations are welcome and will go to the musicians. Hosking is a descendant of Cornish miners who sang in […]

Kids can create clay maracas at Pence workshop

On Saturday, April 7, from 2 to 4 p.m., artist and songwriter Heidi Bekebrede will show children how to make musical maraca in clay at a workshop at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Using hand-building techniques and underglazes, kids will create an instrument that will be fired. Bekebrede will demonstrate other instruments […]

‘My Abandonment’ chosen for Woodland Reads

Peter Rock’s “My Abandonment” has been chosen by Woodland Reads as this year’s community book selection. The citywide project will feature several author visits and include the local high schools, book clubs, libraries and a community luncheon. Rock’s award-winning story revolves around a 13-year-old girl who lives with her father in a vast nature preserve […]

International film traces remarkable life of Somali model

“Desert Flower,” a 2009 U.K., German and Austrian film directed by Sherry Hormann, will be screened Friday, April 6, to launch the International Film Series’ 16th year. 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 […]

‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’: Quite a catch

‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ Four stars Starring: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Amr Waked, Kristin Scott Thomas, Rachael Stirling, Tom Mison, Conleth Hill Rating: PG-13, for mild sexual content, brief violence and fleeting profanity The British film industry’s gift for gentle whimsy is as inherently cultural as French cinema’s way with erotic comedies: in both cases […]

Mondavi Center interior stays dry through recent rains

Now that rain has been falling for several weeks, and inspectors have worked their way through the entire Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis officials have concluded that the recent repairs to the landmark building’s exterior were a success. “The interior stayed dry through the heavy rains of March, which served as final […]

Artists talk about their work at Pence on Sunday

On Sunday, the Pence Gallery will host a series of free talks by five of the participating exhibiting artists in the “Seeing Sound: Music & Visual Art” exhibit. Dean Moniz, a Sacramento-based painter and sculptor, pulls directly from his musical inspirations, in a series of gridded paintings and “baskets” constructed out of found objects. He […]

Shakespeare Reading Group tackles ‘Richard III’

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble welcomes all comers to a reading of “Richard III” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, upstairs at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. No prior knowledge of Shakespeare is necessary, just a willingness to read, learn and play. Admission is $10 general and $8 for students. RSVPs are […]