‘Closet’ exhibit opens at Davis Community Gallery

An exhibit of paintings and photographs by Davis artist Alison Smith titled “Closet” kicks off with an artists’ reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Davis Community Gallery. The art works will be on exhibit through Feb. 1 at the gallery inside the Davis Community Clinic, 2051 John Jones Road in West Davis. […]

November 14, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Photographs on display at Gallery 1855

Acclaimed visual artist and musician Walter Kitundu’s framed photographic works will be on display at Gallery 1855 in the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays throughout December. Community members are invited to a free open house and reception for the artist from 1 to […]

November 27, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Partansky’s bells will ring at holiday concert

The Juuliebells will present “Holiday Bells from Around the World” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. The suggested donation of $5 to $20 will benefit the church’s handbell and handchime program. The concert will feature standards like the Ukrainian “Carol of the Bells” and the […]

November 20, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Skyfall': Shaken AND stirred!

“Skyfall” Four stars Rating: PG-13, for intense action scenes, sexuality and fleeting profanity Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Bérénice Marlohe Daniel Craig’s stint as James Bond has been about rebirth and re-invention, and “Skyfall” is no different, albeit with an intriguing twist: It feels more […]

Local artists watercolors on display in Woodland

Davis artist Lucy Cain Sargeant will display her watercolors from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, as part of Woodland’s Second Saturday Art at the Nest at Wild Wings Golf, 18540 Wild Wings Drive. Sargeant taught anatomy/life drawing and representational drawing at San Jose State University before moving to Davis to be near family. […]

November 09, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Colleret performs at Covell Gardens

Vacaville singer Denny Colleret will perform his Johnny Cash tribute at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in Davis. This free event is open to the public. Colleret is the lead guitarist for the band Cash Tribute. His first solo CD, “Trains Go By,” was released in 2010. For more […]

November 09, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Chorale plans Vesper, opera performances this holiday season

The Davis Chorale will be busy during December. The choir will present a Vesper at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, composed of Christmas choral music and carol singing by the audience at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Highlights of the hourlong program will be the Christmas Story, a short oratorio by Heinrich Schuetz, Jan […]

November 13, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Come and see if ‘Davis’ Got Talent’

The 12 finalists of the Davis’ Got Talent competition will be selected to compete and perform at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. The grand-prize winner will collect $200 and the opportunity to perform at the city’s 2013 Fourth of July celebration. For more information, call the […]

November 20, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC holds auditions for ‘Follies’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces the auditions for the Stephen Sondheim’s musical, “Follies,” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Nov. 18-19, with callbacks Tuesday, Nov. 20. The auditions will take place at DMTC’s Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive. With direction by Steve Isaacson and choreography by Jacob Montoya, “Follies” is a seven-time Tony […]

November 13, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hardwater: An Evening at the Vets

Hardwater brings An Evening at the Vets concert series to a close at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans’ Memorial Center. The featured performers will be supported by Rowan McGuire. McGuire, a senior at DaVinci High School, started playing the drums before he was 5 and then branched to guitar a few years later. Hardwater, […]

November 08, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

La Descarga in concert on Nov. 18

The explosive sound and energetic rhythm of La Descarga will resound at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. In the tradition of the classic Afro-Cuban sound of The Buena Vista Social Club, La Descarga brings together Harold Muñiz (timbales), Ruben Hurtado (piano), Beatriz Godinez-Muñiz (congas, vocals) and Dominic Garcia […]

November 08, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Burying my head in the Sandy

By the time you read this I shall have pulled my head out of the sand. That occasion was planned for Wednesday morning of this week when the campaign for president should be over and done with and the results of the election known (God willing!). Very little gets through to ears buried in sand […]

November 08, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Atria Covell Gardens hosts 49ers banjo player

Jack Convery, the San Francisco 49ers band director and “best banjoist in the NFL,” will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in Davis. This free event is open to the public. Convery, who is also a singer and guitarist, plays everything from jazz to country to pop. He […]

November 20, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

RootStock kicks off the holidays

Vacaville singer Denny Colleret will perform his Johnny Cash tribute from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters. Colleret is the lead guitarist for the band Cash Tribute. His first solo CD, “Trains Go By” was released in 2010. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., RootStock will host a […]

November 08, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,