Salsa Night benefits Bridge Foundation

Save the date! The Davis Bridge Educational Foundation’s annual Salsa Dinner and Dance will take place Friday, April 27, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Dinner will be provided by Guadalajara Taqueria, live music by Zapato Viejo and dance instruction by Fiesta Dance N’ Fitness. Tickets are $50 each or […]

Young @ Art supports school programs

The Davis School Arts Foundation’s annual Young @ Art Celebration promises a day of fun for the whole family, with proceeds benefiting arts education in local classrooms. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. It will offer a diverse array of arts […]

Enjoy international folk dancing at Art Center

The Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., offers an ongoing class in traditional ethnic dance from around the world on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. The basic format of the class is simple, warm-up dances followed by instruction and practice of newer, more challenging dances. The class is suitable for beginning through advanced students. After […]

Learn art, computers, languages at Davis Adult School

Spring quarter classes at the Davis Adult School start Monday, and many of the most popular classes still have a few seats available. Art teacher Gay Huntley will offer three classes, in Creative Mosaic, Drawing and Printing with Acrylics. These classes give adults a hands-on opportunity to create works of art under the guidance of […]

Investment expert will be at bookstore

Author Easan Katir will read from his book, “There is a Tide,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. The book explains a tested method of investment analysis that saved Katir’s portfolio from the stock market crash of 2008. The public is welcome; refreshments will be provided. Katir […]

Logos Books hosts conversation groups, art exhibit

Logos Books has several events coming up in April. La Table Française, a French conversation group, meets the second Wednesday of every month from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Logos Books, 513 Second St. The next meeting is Wednesday, April 11. Check logosbooks.wordpress.com for topic information. Also, the works of artist Linda Galusha will be on exhibit […]

Point of Brew: Extreme beers, extreme people

I have met some extreme beers and some extreme people recently. Beers first. Last week saw the end of Sacramento Beer Week. All over town, beer enthusiasts celebrated our burgeoning local beer market by attending special events; I attended two of them. The first was an Art of Beer beer tasting and art exhibit put […]

Red Meat, Keri Carr Band turn The Palms into a honky-tonk

The Bay Area-based band Red Meat mixes rockabilly, country, Western swing, gospel-style harmonies and warmly irreverent fun into their own infectious blend of honky-tonk twang. Red Meat returns to The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters, on Friday, with the Sacramento-based Keri Carr Band opening the show. The show starts at 8:30 p.m.; tickets […]

Smoking-hot evening of intense drama

Check it out What: ”The House of Bernarda Alba,” based on translation by Chay Yew, written by Federico García Lorca and directed by UC Davis Granada Artist-in-Residence Juliette Carrillo When: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Main Theatre, Wright Hall, UCD Tickets: $17/$19 general, $12/$14 students, children and seniors; www.mondaviarts.org; (530) 754-2787 Federico García Lorca, called by some […]

SFJAZZ Collective performs music of Steve Wonder

The SFJAZZ Collective, which performed at New York’s Lincoln Center earlier this month, returns to the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 29, with a program exploring the compositions of multi-Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder. The SFJAZZ Collective is an all-star eight-piece ensemble that highlights the original compositions of its annually rotating members and also […]

Hear Kemmerling at Monticello

Ken Kemmerling will play the piano from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. in downtown Davis.  Musical selections will include classic jazz standards, Beatles, Irish tributes and requests. For more information, call (530) 792-8066 or visit http://monticellocuisine.com.

See DHS production of ‘Tartuffe’

The Davis High School drama department continues its performances of “Tartuffe,” Molière’s classic French farce with a 1960s twist, at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall, 315 W. 14th St. Local audiences will get a preview of the show the students will present when they perform this summer at the world-renowned […]

Calling all Shakespearean actors!

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble is holding a casting call for its third annual summer production, “Henry V.” An open call is planned in Davis from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and in Sacramento from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. Callbacks are from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. The production will take […]

Friday Night Live jazz at Rominger West

Jazz duo Tom Peron and Steve Homan return to the Rominger West tasting room Friday for a performance from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The winery is at 4602 Second St. in Davis. Peron, a trumpet player, and Homan, a guitarist, have been performing together for the past 30 years. Guests will enjoy their jazz while […]