Gourd Art Festival planned May 19-20

The 10th annual Gourd Art Festival is planned from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, at Greg Leiser Farms, 21886 Knights Road in Knights Landing. Artists from across California will showcase and sell their gourd art. The event also will feature vendors selling art supplies and tools, free live […]

NAMI-Yolo seeks entries for sunflower art contest

Ten years ago, NAMI-Yolo developed the Seeds of Hope program to help educate local communities about mental health issues and to raise funds for programs for mental health clients and their families. Using the sunflower as a symbol of light and hope, one of NAMI-Yolo’s goals is to provide an opportunity for the wider community […]

Korean drama to be screened Friday

“A Brand New Life,” a 2009 South Korean drama directed by Ounie Lecomte, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film Series. 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 promptly at 8 p.m. […]

San Francisco Guitar Quartet returns to Davis Art Center

The San Francisco Guitar Quartet returns to the Davis Art Center at 8 p.m. Friday for the concluding concert in the Art Center’s spring Classical Guitar Ensemble series. The Art Center is at 1919 F St. Committed proponents of new music as well as the classics, the quartet draws from a rich background of music […]

What’s ‘The Meaning of It All’?

Details What: “The Meaning of It All,” written by Davis resident Robert Lautz When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 27 Where: California Stage’s Wilkerson Theatre, 1725 25th St. (at R Street), Sacramento Tickets: $20 general, $15 seniors/students, $12 for groups of six or more; www.CalStage.org; (916) 451-5822 “The Meaning of […]

Drama students host art auction

The Davis High School drama department will host an art auction from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at International House, 10 College Park. Proceeds will support the young thespians’ summer trip to the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Art by DHS students and community members will be displayed and put up for bids in a […]

Author to discuss racism in juvenile justice system

Miroslava Chavez-Garcia will discuss her new book, “States of Delinquency: Race and Science in the Making of California’s Juvenile Justice System,” on Tuesday, May 15, in a talk hosted by the UC Davis Bookstore. The free public talk will run from 1 to 2 p.m. in the store’s special events room, next to the post […]

New Yorker writer Gopnik to speak at UCD

Author and New Yorker magazine writer Adam Gopnik will speak this week at UC Davis about drawing and food. Both talks are free and open to the public: * Wednesday: “Drawing Conclusions: Life Lessons Learned from Drawing,” 4:30 p.m., Nelson Gallery, Nelson Hall (formerly the University Club) on Old Davis Road. * Thursday: “The Table […]

Origami folders to meet May 12

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.

Davis High flutist featured on NPR’s ‘From The Top’

Flutist Margaux Filet — a senior at Davis High School — will be heard on NPR’s nationally broadcast showcase of rising young musical talent, “From the Top,” in early June. For the past five years or so, Filet has been listening to “From the Top” on Capital Public Radio, this region’s National Public Radio affiliate, […]

Piano, flute featured in Chamber Music Society concert

Pianist Yoshikazu Nagai and flutist Mathew Krejci will be featured in a concert with the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. Nagai is a member of the piano faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Born in Germany, he grew up in […]

May show at Gallery 625 to feature abstract art

Image creation using oils, wax, digital painting and calligraphy form the artistic foundation for the group show at Gallery 625 this month. The gallery is in the County Administration Building, 625 Court St. in Woodland. The exhibition is titled “Abstractions: Outside the Lines” and offers an exploration of creative imagery inspired by nature, landscapes and […]

UC Davis stages Havel’s ‘The Memorandum’

Vaclav Havel’s 1965 satirical farce “The Memorandum” will get a 21st-century upgrade for its admission-free UC Davis premiere this week in Wright Hall’s Lab A. The show continues through Saturday, May 19. “The Memorandum,” directed by 2011 dramatic art and film studies graduate Alejandro Torres, meditates on the blunders and headaches of bureaucracy and office culture. […]

Montoya featured artist at YoloArts fundraiser

Malaquias Montoya, a UC Davis professor emeritus in the Chicano Studies department, is the featured artist at Artistic Sensations, a fundraiser for YoloArts. “We are thrilled that Montoya will be attending Artistic Sensations, and showcasing his work,” said Mary Flohr Kaltenbach, event chairwoman. “His distinguished career and art, along with his dedication to education and […]