Opera gets hi-def screening

The Mondavi Center’s series of high-definition opera screenings continues with the San Francisco Opera’s 2008 production of Gaetano Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor,” at 7 p.m. Monday in the Vanderhoef Studio Theater at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. The emotionally fragile Lucia is driven to madness when manipulated to marry a man she does […]

NPR’s ‘From The Top’ to audition young musicians

“From the Top,” the popular nationally syndicated  NPR radio program showcasing America’s best young classical musicians, will be at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. The show is seeking talent for the live concert recording at the Mondavi Center. Application and scholarship information is […]

Hear fados Sunday at I-House

Goran Muhlert, Scarlet Huber, Jan Peters and other friendswill play a mix of traditional and contemporary fados — a genre of urban Portuguese music — on Sunday evening at International House, 10 College Park. Fados are known for emotionally charged lyrics, soulful melodies and themes of longing, passion, melancholy, geography and even poetry itself. The Sundays […]

Bang explores life of ‘Charlie Brown’ composer Guaraldi in new book

Check it out What: Author Derrick Bang will sign copies of his new book, “Vince Guaraldi at the Piano” When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis Author Derrick Bang — known to Davis Enterprise readers for his many movie reviews — first noticed the music of jazz pianist/composer Vince […]

Student films screen at Davis High

Fourteen short films created by students at Davis High will be screened between 4 and 6 p.m. Tuesday as part of the seventh annual Davis Student Film Festival. The event takes place in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Community members are welcome. Admission is free.

Readings accompany art reception

Local authors will read from the latest edition of the Farallon Review literary journal Friday as part of the Davis Art Center’s Second Friday ArtAbout reception. The reception, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 1919 F St., also features a display of paintings by Sondra Olson, now on view at the Art Center, which were […]

N.Y. Philharmonic’s visit to Mondavi Center is a hot ticket

The New York Philharmonic visits the Mondavi Center on Saturday, presenting one of the most eagerly awaited concerts of the season. On the program will be three landmarks from the 19th century by Czech, German and Russian composers: the “Carnival” Overture by Antonin Dvorák (1891), the Piano Concerto No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1800-01) and […]

Vocal Art Ensemble focuses on music inspired by verse

Details What: Vocal Art Ensemble concerts When and where: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Ave. in Sacramento; 7:30 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road; 4 p.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road Tickets: $6-$20 donation, collected at the door Info: www.vaetrug.com or […]

Winters melodrama features local history

Just the ticket What: Winters Theatre Company production of “Green Gold of the Valley” When: 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave., Winters Tickets: $35 general, $20 for children 12 and under; Pacific Ace Hardware or Winters Chamber of Commerce; (530) 795-4014 or winterstheatre@gmail.com By Germaine S. Hupe On Friday […]

Rockabilly tunes will fill the park

Jenny Lynn and Her Real Gone Daddies — Victor Skidanenko, vocals and lead guitar; Joey Ventittelli, snare drum; Jenny Lynn, vocals and acoustic guitar; and Matt Dudman, vocals and Doghouse bass — bring their Northern California-based rockabilly music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday. The music will run from 5 to 8 p.m. alongside […]

Dancers getting in step for flashmob

“Five. Six. Seven. Eight.” Shelly Gilbride counts down her dancers as they practice Sunday afternoon at the Davis Art Center. The approximately 90 arms and legs in the room don’t always go where Gilbride’s do, but all the faces are beaming as they prepare for Dance Dance Davis: a participatory flashmob, which will take place […]

Linocuts on exhibit at Craft Center Gallery

The Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis will present an exhibit, “An Collection of Birds in Linocut,” by Emily Sin, a Craft Center relief printing instructor. The show will be up through June 8 in the South Silo Building on the UCD campus. The Craft Center Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. […]

Entries sought in clean air calendar art contest

The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District invites local students to submit artwork to the 2013 clean air calendar contest. Twelve submissions will be selected for inclusion in district’s 2013 clean air calendar, which is distributed to schools and will be available at no charge at the Yolo County Fair. The students whose work is selected will receive […]

UCD Asian American Film Festival starts with free screening

A free screening of “Yes, We’re Open” will kick off an Asian American Film Festival at UC Davis next week. This year’s film festival theme is “Identity: Look Beyond the Surface.” The “Yes, We’re Open” screening will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Social Sciences 1100. This is the fourth feature film collaboration between director […]