Davis Community Folk Orchestra performs

The Davis Community Folk Orchestra, a class offered through the Davis Adult School, will present its final concert of the school year at 7 p.m. Thursday at King High School, Seventh and B streets. Admission is free. The repertoire includes traditional folk tunes from many different parts of the world. The community is welcome.

Davis Children’s Chorale to perform Saturday

The Davis Children’s Chorale will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday under the direction of Rachel Kessler, who is retiring as the group’s longtime leader. The concert will take place in the Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 
421 D St. Donations will be accepted with gratitude.

Choral leader is ready for a third retirement

Details What: Davis Children’s Chorale, directed by Rachel Kessler When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. Admission: Donations will be accepted with gratitude Saturday’s pre-Mother’s Day concert by the Davis Children’s Chorale is something of a swan song for longtime director Rachel Kessler. She’ll soon turn leadership of the […]

Cookbook authors will sign copies on Saturday

Just in time for Mother’s Day gift-giving, cookbook authors Georgeanne Brennan and Ann Evans will sign copies of “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” on Saturday at the market. They’ll be at the market booth from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” (Mirabelle Press, $24.95) celebrates […]

Author to discuss music of American West

Beth Levy will discuss her new book “Frontier Figures: American Music and the Mythology of the American West” at noon Friday, May 25, in the UC Davis Memorial Union’s Bookstore Lounge. In her book, Levy, an associate professor of music at UCD, explores “how the American West, both as physical space and inspiration, animated American […]

Meet blind photographer at open house Sunday

Pete Eckert, founder of the Blind Photographers Guild, will show his work in May at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Eckert is internationally known and has won many awards. He will be honored at a free reception and open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. The gallery […]

Dance, dance, Davis

Piper Byun, 2, the daughter of flashmob organizer Shelly Gilbride of the UC Davis Institute for Exploration in Theatre, Dance and Performance, watches dancers twirl around her Wednesday evening in Central Park. An estimated 200 people ranging in age from elementary schoolchildren to senior citizens danced to the beat of “Bang Bang,” played by Jenny […]

Origami artists gather Saturday at library

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in the Blanchard Room at Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis. First-time folders and more advanced folders are welcome. The first hour will be geared for beginners. For more information, email andrew.hudson13@gmail.com or call (530) 753-6093.

‘Alternative vision’: Whole Earth returns Friday

The 43rd annual Whole Earth Festival arrives Friday at noon with drumming and tie-dye, crafts and vegetarian-friendly goodness that locals and visitors have come to expect.

The event is set to include dozens of musical acts and speakers, about 160 crafts booths, 40 education booths and 17 vegetarian-friendly food booths.

For all the fun on the UC Davis Quad there also will be, as ever, a political undercurrent to the free, three-day event expected to attract about 30,000 people.

This year’s staff has selected the theme “The beginning is here” …

Feeling cooped up? Enjoy a clucking good time at ArtAbout

May’s Second Friday ArtAbout focuses on “Chickens, Barnyards & Bicycles!” in honor of the Tour de Cluck: A Bicycle Chicken Coop Crawl, which also will feature a silent art auction on Saturday, May 26, in Central Park. The ArtAbout is a monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in cowntown Davis and […]

Crow Canyon rocks Luigi’s

Crow Canyon, the highly talented, revved-up trio rock band of Davis ninth graders (Riley Donahue, Nathan Puckett and Drew Thomsen), will rock Luigi’s Slice downtown Davis from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday night, May 18. Also playing is the newly re-grouped band, Under the Indecisive. Admission, for all ages, is $5. Visit http://www.crowcanyonband.com/upcoming-gigs.html for information.

‘Mess With The Dress’ at Wild Wings

“Mess With The Dress,” an exhibit of photography and mixed media chronicling the tradition of trashing a wedding dress or prom gown after the big event, will be feted at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at The Nest Restaurant at Wild Wings Golf Course. Free appetizers will be served, and a no-host […]

Birds featured at Winters reception

Everyone is invited to enjoy birds and bagels at the opening reception Saturday of “B-B-B-Birds the Word,” a mixed-media group exhibition hosted by Lamoreux Gallery, 9 E. Main St. in Winters. The event runs from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, and the show will be up throughout the summer. The exhibition will feature color photographs […]

DHS drama students go ‘Out on a Limb’

The Davis High School drama department will present “Out on a Limb” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The program includes “fun, short scenes,” a DHS spokeswoman said, and edgy comedy. Tickets are $15 general and $10 for students. All proceeds will go toward […]