Summer choir camp begins next week

Janie Howard Knudsen, director of the Davis Children’s Chorale, invites youths ages 8-14 to apply for a summer choir camp that runs weekly from June 11 through July 20. In addition to lots of songs, the camp will feature games and crafts. Singers of all skill levels are welcome. The four hours of instruction per […]

Author to sign new mystery novel on Friday

Writer Catriona McPherson will sign copies of her latest novel “Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in Davis. The book is the sixth in a series featuring the aristocratic amateur sleuth Dandy Gilver, set in Scotland during the 1920s. In this […]

Pence Gallery: Enjoy a ‘Slice’ of regional art

This month, as we swing into gear following our successful Garden Tour last month, visitors may sense a burst of freshness at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Spurred on by a sudden opening in our exhibit calendar, as well as an overriding community interest in having a juried exhibit again, I […]

Art sought for 23rd annual Community Hang-Up

The Pence Gallery invites artists 18 years and older to participate in the 23rd annual Community Hang-Up. This annual exhibition, on view July 13-Aug. 19, features artwork in a variety of media, including sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking and textiles. “The Community Hang-Up exhibit brings people together to see the work of their friends, uncovers budding […]

Are you up for a dance challenge?

Still basking in the joy and excitement of the Dance Dance Davis flashmob earlier this month, Shelly Gilbride is throwing down a PDA: Public Dance Acts challenge. In collaboration with the Linda Bair Dance Company, this public dance act event has a higher degree of difficulty — not necessarily for the body, but for the […]

‘Henry V’ kicks off Davis Shakespeare Festival next week

The third annual Davis Shakespeare Festival will open this summer at the UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo, featuring Shakespeare’s play about the triumph of one of Britain’s most legendary kings: Henry V. Attendees “will see valiant heroism up close as the worldly King Henry rallies his outnumbered army to defeat France on its home turf,” a […]

Enjoy music with your wine in Winters

RootStock will jazz things up Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. with the help of Midnight Jazz Trio. The jazz trio draws on talent from Davis to provide an array of classic jazz music: Tim Pia on trumpet, Robert Blake on guitar and Travis Bradley on bass. The group has a particular penchant for bossa […]

Cultural performance benefits Team Davis

The NewStar Chinese School — which mounts an elaborate annual Chinese New Year show — will present a special showcase at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Proceeds will benefit Team Davis, the local nonprofit organization that helps enrich the lives of children and adults […]

Peregrine School offers filmmaking workshops

Peregrine School is offering two intensive filmmaking workshops this summer for children ages 9 to 14. The workshops will include lessons in visual literacy, screenwriting, cinematography and editing. Each student will write an original screenplay of their own, while collaborating to produce the screenplay of their choice into a five- to 10-minute film. Participants also have ample opportunity to […]

Sunflower artists to be honored at reception

NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the Alliance on Mental Illness, will hold a reception and awards ceremony for the 2012 Sunflower Art Competition from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Yolo County Supervisor Jim Provenza will be the master of ceremonies and will present prizes to the winners. […]

Jazz it up at Thursday Live! concert series

Davis Odd Fellows’ Thursday Live! concert series presents two jazz bands on Thursday — Zorelli and The Jazz Patrol featuring Calvin Handy. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Admission is free and beer, wine and sodas will be for sale. All ages are welcome. Zorelli […]

Watch artists paint a mural during Second Friday ArtAbout

Two new venues — Yolo Federal Credit Union and U.S. Bank — join the monthly Second Friday ArtAbout this month. The event features artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in downtown Davis and beyond. All events are free and open to the public; many include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to talk with featured artists. Live […]

Davis man offers a penetrating look at self-injury

A former Davis man will bring his raw, autobiographical story of self-injury to the stage this weekend when “This Vicious Minute” debuts at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Ben Moroski, a graduate of both Davis High School and UC Davis, offers this jarringly personal journey through the psyche of the unlikeliest of “cutters” — an all-American […]

Hear music at Cache Creek Lavender Fest

The Deering Coretet will provide music for the 2012 Cache Creek Lavender Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in Rumsey. The festival is an annual open house at the Cache Creek Lavender Farm, an organic farm in the Capay Valley, that features tours, craft making, lavender harvesting and local music and wine. The Deering […]