Learn to paint with acrylics at new Davis Art Center class

An acrylic painting workshop that promises plenty of experimentation in techniques is scheduled for two Friday mornings in May. The instructor is Davis artist Lynne Cunningham. The techniques to be explored through painting include transparent washes, texture, mark-making, glazes, an array of paint applications and opaque painting similar to oil paints. Acrylic is forgiving and […]

Seniors host musical revue

The Fun Time Follies, a musical revue geared for senior citizens, will be presented from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Eleanor Roosevelt Circle, 675 Cantrill Drive in Davis. The free event will feature musical talent of all ages. Appetizers will be served and the public is welcome. For more information, call Ellen […]

Carnival organizers urge early ticket purchases

The carnival arrives in town this week and organizers are urging everyone to buy their daily passes in advance. Not only do prices go up 20 percent at the door, but a lower percentage of profits will go toward Emerson and Da Vinci junior high schools for their library technology upgrade. The carnival runs from […]

Davisite’s play hits the stage in Sacramento

Details What: “The Meaning of It All,” written by Davis resident Robert Lautz When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 27-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 It will be […]

Outstanding performances highlight DMTC’s ‘Titanic’

Check it out What: “Titanic: The Musical,” presented by the Davis Musical Theatre Company When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays, through May 6 Where: DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis Tickets: $18 general, $16 students/seniors, $14 for groups of 10 or more; www.dmtc.org, (530) 756-3682 It was six years ago, […]

Contra dance planned Friday at athletic club

Kick up your heels Friday starting at 8 p.m. at a contra dance at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. in Davis. 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 experience, and there’s always live […]

Memoir chronicles family’s cycling journey across America

Learn more What: Matt Biers-Ariel presents his new book, “The Bar Mitzvah and the Beast” When: 4 p.m. Sunday Where: U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, Third and B streets, Davis Admission: Free; books ($16.95 plus tax) will be available for purchase and signing Glancing at the title, it may appear that “The Bar Mitzvah and […]

23rd annual conference celebrates ceramic art

Fans of ceramic art are in for a treat on April 27-29 when the 23rd annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art returns to Davis. More than 50 exhibitions will fill the downtown, between First and Fifth, B and G streets. Works by professional artists will be joined by art created by students […]

Violinist’s concert raises funds for his tuition

An evening of classical and contemporary music performed by violinist Alexei Kodash, accompanied by Robert Bloch, is planned for 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, at First Street Real Estate, 423 First St. in downtown Davis. The event is a fundraiser for Kodash’s tuition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he will start an […]

Woodland Chamber Singers honor mothers, veterans

Tickets are on sale now for the Woodland Chamber Singers’ spring concert, “A Dedication,” celebrating Mothers Day and Memorial Day. The concert will be presented twice — at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 12, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at the Pioneer High School Performing Arts Theater, 1400 Pioneer Ave. in Woodland. Tickets are $5 […]

Greg Willett Trio makes it a Happy Thursday

Rominger West Winery invites local residents to celebrate Happy Thursday, the weekly happy hour event, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Guests may treat themselves to discounted wine by the glass, appetizers from Stone Soup Catering and jazz and pop tunes by the trio. For more information, visit www.romingerwest.com.

Indie folk/roots/Americana duo come to Davis

Portland, Ore.-based duo Jenn Rawling & Basho Parks are celebrating the release of their debut full-length album, “Take The Air” (Waterbug Records), with a national tour that comes to Davis on Tuesday, April 24. They’ll perform at Armadillo Music, 205 F St. Rawling, a vintage American folk and old-time country singer, joins Parks, a string player […]

Soul/blues artist performs Friday at The Palms

Award-winning vocalist/songwriter/harmonica icon Curtis Salgado will celebrate the release of his blistering Alligator Records debut CD, “Soul Shot,” with a performance Friday at The Palms Playhouse in Winters. Winner of the 2010 Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Artist Of The Year, Salgado mixes R&B, funk and blues with a delivery that is raw and […]

Melodrama set for Winters dinner theater

Mark your calendars: On Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, the Winters Theatre Company will perform an original melodrama, “Green Gold of the Valley,” written by Germaine Hupe. This is a classic melodrama with evil villains, sweet heroines and handsome heroes. The audience will be encouraged to “boo” and “hiss” to their hearts’ content. Dinner will […]