Authors Scott, Tolley to give talk at Esparto Library

Authors James Scott and Tom Tolley will discuss their new book, “Mather Field” — an overview of the Sacramento Valley’s early history, with a specific focus on the Mather area — at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Esparto Library’s Wintun Room. The event is sponsored by Yolo County’s Esparto Regional Library and the Friends of the […]

Senior Center hosts ceramic butterfly workshop

Celebrate the first day of spring by having some creative fun with clay in a workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Local artist Heidi Bekebrede, creator of Cuteware, will lead participants through step-by-step instructions on making a clay butterfly to hang on an interior […]

UC Davis Symphony soon heads to Spain

Details What: UC Davis Symphony Orchestra When: 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $12-$17 general, $8 students; www.mondaviarts.org; (530) 754-2787 The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra gives a “bon voyage” concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Mondavi Center — and then they’re off on a tour of Spain. The […]

Wineaux: The politics of wine-tasting

I missed the annual St. James wine-tasting event. Again. The word “missed,” though, suggests that I had a family emergency or a previous engagement — or that I just forgot to go, as I forgot to go to the inaugural Davis Flea Market. But there was no emergency, and no previous engagement, though I could […]

I-House music series continues Sunday

Julia Van Horn, a Davis native, will sing songs ranging from American folk to Musica Popular Brasileira and international pop Sunday evening at International House, Davis. Several performers from Davis’ music scene will collaborate with her, as well as some musicians who are new to the community. The Mid-Winter @ I-House music series takes place […]

Custom Neon plays at Little Prague

Custom Neon, a local favorite, will play classic rock from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant, 330 G St. in downtown Davis. The band’s repertoire includes classic rock favorites from the 1960s and ’70s as well as more recent material. Band members are Chris Stabenfeldt on vocals and saxophone, Tom Burris on […]

Enviro docu-comedy will screen in Davis

“Your Environmental Road Trip,” an award-winning docu-comedy following three friends through 50 states in “one wild year,” will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. A reception with producer Mark Dixon precedes the screening, at 6:15 p.m. The program is presented by the […]

Origami folders will gather at library

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. 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.

Photography Club meets next week

Judith Monroe, a mixed-media artist with a background in traditional and alternative process photographic techniques, will be the speaker at this month’s meeting of the Davis Photography Club. The meeting begins at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Monroe has incorporated mixed media into her […]

New exhibit at Pence Gallery plays with ‘Seeing Sound’

Recently, I read an article about a famed violinist from Germany who saw bright colors when she played specific musical passages. Diagnosed with synesthesia, where one sense involuntarily triggers a response in another sense, she saw this condition as actually improving her musical performances. While synesthesia is a relatively rare phenomenon, the idea of representing […]

South Indian musicians perform Friday

South Indian classical music vocalist Sikkil Gurucharan will present a lecture-demonstration followed by a concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the TCS/Art Annex Building on the UC Davis campus. He will be accompanied by a traditional full live ensemble, featuring Lakshmi Balasubramnya on violin and Vignesh Venkataraman on percussion (mridangam). The event is sponsored […]

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson returns to Mondavi with all-Liszt program

Details Who: Pianist Garrick Ohlsson, performing Liszt When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $35-$72 general, $17.50-$36 students; www.mondaviarts.org, (530) 754-2787 Garrick Ohlsson — who performs at the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Friday — established his reputation as a fine pianist decades ago, for his interpretation of […]

All ages welcome at contra dance

The third Friday of the month is coming, and you know what that means: a contra dance at 8 p.m. at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. A free lesson for beginners starts at 7:30 p.m. Newcomers also will receive a half-off coupon toward their next dance. Contra dancing requires no partner and no […]

ArtAbout expands to 31 venues

Four new venues join the circuit for the Second Friday ArtAbout, a monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in downtown Davis and beyond. Live music or a disc jockey will be featured at Armadillo Music, Davis Laser Center, Delta of Venus, Lily’s Boutique, Monticello Cuisine, Natsoulas Gallery, Pence Gallery, Ray Johnston […]