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 […]

Autumn Sky, jazz duo featured at winery

Pop, folk and indie artist Autumn Sky will perform at Rominger West Winery’s Friday Night Live event this week. Guests are invited to enjoy wine by the glass and music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4, in Davis. Sky, 22, plays many instruments and has won awards for […]

Mendez brings flamenco tradition back to Davis

Kina Mendez, a flamenco singer and dancer from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, will return to Davis for a performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Tickets are $13 in advance, available by calling (530) 867-1032, or $15 at the door. For more information, email info@timnatalmusic.com. […]

Sinatra songs showcased at choral concert

“My Way: Songs of Frank Sinatra” is the theme of a fundraising concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7, by the West Valley Chorus and the Pioneer High School Choir. In addition to the high school singers, the show features the 35-man chorus, the Davis/Vacaville/Woodland chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, directed by Ollie Brilhante. The chorus […]