Student rights are focus of art exhibition at UC Davis

The rising tensions between students and police are moving from the campus Quad to the walls of an art gallery with “FORCE: The UC Policy.” The art exhibition at the Memorial Union Art Lounge addresses the question of whether University of California police and administrators are upholding their stated missions to “prevent violence and protect […]

New categories featured at May Fair floriculture building

The Dixon May Fair’s floriculture building is filled with homemade gardens, plants, cut flowers, other colorful arrangements and wine. Two new competitions are planned this year — a wheelbarrow garden and outdoor garden creations. The wheelbarrow garden is open to youths, youth organizations, seniors and senior organizations. Young adults and adults typically enter the garden […]

Home winemakers can enter Dixon May Fair

Home winemakers are invited to enter their handcrafted vintages in the 2012 Dixon May Fair competition. Entries will be accepted until April 6; to enter, visit www.dixonmayfair.com or stop by the May Fair office at 655 S. First St. in Dixon. The competition is coordinated by Kathy Hicks and her daughter, Amanda Hicks, who are both home […]

RootStock welcomes back local musician Bob Adams

Multi-talented musician Bob Adams — who has worked as a jazz pianist, acoustic bassist and organist, electric bassist and guitarist and a singer/songwriter — will perform Friday evening at RootStock in downtown Winters. The mini-concert will run from 6 to 8 p.m. RootStock is at 22 Main St. in Winters. Adams has performed and recorded […]

Greg Willett Trio plays at Happy Thursday

Live music by the Greg Willett Trio, discounted wine by the glass and tasty fare from Stone Soup Catering will be featured at Rominger West Winery’s Happy Thursday celebration Thursday. The fun runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4. The trio specializes in tunes from jazz and pop […]

Don’t miss your journey to the South Pacific

That’s the ticket What: ”South Pacific” When: Through April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, plus a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, March 24 Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: $25 general, $23 for seniors and students and $12 for youths 17 and under; balcony tickets are $15 general and $7 for children; […]

Take an ‘environmental road trip’ in eco-comedy film

Details What: “Your Environmental Road Trip” When: Reception with producer Mark Dixon at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, followed by the film at 7 p.m. Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Info: Bring your own water bottle; refreshments will be provided Tickets: A donation of $5-$20 suggested at the door; RSVP to guarantee […]

Local author Pam Houston speaks at The Avid Reader

Local author Pam Houston will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., in downtown Davis at 7:30 p.m. Saturday to discuss her new book, “Contents May Have Shifted.” The novel takes readers from one breathtaking precipice to the next, as they unravel the story of Pam (a character not unlike the author), a fearless […]

Black-and-white photography in the spotlight at Camera Forum meeting

The Woodland Camera Forum will present a free photography program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St., Woodland. The guest artist, Henry Paine, has been pursuing his passion for black-and-white photography for more than 40 years, working mostly with medium- and large-format view cameras and making his own prints in […]

Mondavi Center pulls out all the stops for gala

It has been several years since the Mondavi Center organized a formal black-tie gala. And Saturday’s event — featuring the French company Ballet Preljocaj, performing the American premiere of its dark, sexy, fairytale-inspired “Blanche Neige” — comes as the Mondavi Center ramps up to its 10th anniversary in the fall.

It was in September 2001 that Robert and Margrit Mondavi donated $35 million to UC Davis — $10 million for the naming rights at what immediately became known as the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, which already was under construction, and $25 million for the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science.

The Mondavi Center opened in October 2002, with a gala featuring the San Francisco Symphony.

Music festival Wednesday benefits Esparto school programs

The UC Davis Concert Band, conducted by Pete Nowlen, and the UC Davis Campus Band, conducted by Tom Slabaugh, will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium at Esparto High School, 26675 Plainfield St. A donation of $5 will be collected at the door, with all proceeds going to the Esparto school music programs. […]

Donors can help kids become star readers

Local residents can help kids reach for the stars by participating in United Way California Capital Region’s STAR Readers Book Drive through March 23. The drive benefits the group’s STAR Readers project that is helping children read at grade level by fourth grade, a key indicator of high school graduation rates. “Through third grade, children […]

Online survey helps plan library’s future

Yolo County residents are invited to contribute to the process of shaping the future direction of Yolo County public libraries by participating in a survey. It will be available online at www.yolocountylibrary.org until March 31. “The public library is already an integral part of the quality of life in Yolo County. It serves the information […]

Enjoy international folk dancing at Davis 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 […]