Get your ticket to Davis Music Festival

Tickets are still available for the second annual Davis Music Festival, a daylong extravaganza featuring 46 bands playing at seven venues in downtown Davis. The music runs from 1 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday. The event, organized by the nonprofit organization Music Only Makes Sense, will raise funds to benefit local elementary, middle and […]

Hear Zorelli at N Street house concert

Zorelli, a multi-instrumentalist Caribbean, Latin jazz and reggae band, will play an intimate house concert Saturday, July 7, at N Street Cohousing in Davis. The group recently released its newest self-titled CD. The show will features Wendell Fishman on keyboards, Rick Montgomery on steel drum and kalimba, Keith Cline on saxophones and electronic wind instrument, […]

Who needs a cast of thousands for ‘Henry V’?

That’s the ticket What: Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s production of “Henry V” When: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. Sundays through July 1 Where: Arboretum Gazebo, on Garrod Drive at UC Davis Tickets: $15 general, $12 students/seniors, $10 children 12 and under; www.brownpapertickets.com/event/245131; (530) 802-0998 Before I went to review the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s production of “Henry V,” […]

Art and commerce on ‘Davisville’

The second floor of Court ’N Cedar on G Street near Third Street has been one of downtown’s sleepiest corners, but that’s changing. On “Davisville” this week, Michael Bisch, co-president of the Davis Downtown Business Association, and artist Marieke de Waard discuss the Open Door Art Studios now taking shape at that location. Based on […]

From rock to roots to reggae, Davis Music Festival has it all

That’s the ticket What: Second annual Davis Music Festival, a benefit for arts education in the Davis schools When: 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday Where: Seven venues throughout downtown Davis Tickets: $20 in advance at Armadillo Music, 205 F St., and online at www.davismusicfest.com; $25 at the gate A full day of music and […]

Hear tunes Saturday at Covell Gardens

Donna Wren and Ken Kemmerling will perform a concert of jazz standards and eclectic tunes from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. The event is free and open to the public. Wren and Kemmerling will sing and play piano, fiddle, guitar, banjo, folk harp and marimba. […]

Troubadour performs at Village Homes

Singer-songwriter Andrew Corbett is the featured act at this month’s Village Homes Performers Circle from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Monday. “Andrew’s manipulation of the guitar is near flawless,” says the editor of Acoustic Roundtable. “His lyrics are subtle yet imaginative. … His vocals are somewhat reminiscent of songwriting troubadours from days gone by … think […]

Nelson Gallery looks at Flatlanders on the slant

In July 2006, Renny Pritikin curated the work of some three dozen artists from the Sacramento and Davis areas into the first “Flatlanders” exhibition. Every other summer since, he has organized new versions of the show, all with different artists. For the fourth iteration, from July 12 through Aug. 17, the theme will be a […]

Whimsical artwork goes on exhibit

Mixed-media artist Marguerite Schaffron will show her whimsical work in July at Gallery 1855 in the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Schaffron will be honored at a free open house and reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 8. For […]

Young pianist shines in competition

Jessica Yeung, a 12-year-old pianist from Davis, was awarded first place in the second annual Classical Masters Music Festival Piano Competition earlier this month. Classical Masters seeks to foster growth and development of young classical musicians by providing the opportunity to compete, learn from renowned masters, develop passion for music and share their talents with […]

Hucklebucks sing the blues at Picnic in Park

The Hucklebucks, two-time Sammie winners as Best Blues Band, will perform blues, rock ‘n’ roll and soul music Wednesday at Picnic in the Park in Central Park. Their set runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the celebration alongside the Davis Farmers Market, Third and C streets in downtown Davis. Their New Orleans-flavored roots music with […]

Italian-born acoustic guitarist plays Friday at The Palms

Peppino D’Agostino doesn’t just play the guitar. He composes, arranges, collaborates, improvises and has even been known to sing a song here and there in both English and Italian. But what he does create on the guitar makes the difference between simply playing and truly making music apparent in the most wonderful ways. D’Agostino will […]

Folk musicians jam at Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck, on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow […]

Capay Tomato festival offers fun for the whole family

Farm Fresh To You and Capay Organic invite the public to Capay Tomato, the farm’s fifth annual festival, which celebrates the taste of organic heirloom and cherry tomatoes. The event will take place Saturday, July 14, from 3 to 11 p.m. and features a full slate of activities for all ages, including tomato tastings, farm […]