Madrigals to sing at charity concert Thursday

The Davis High School Madrigal Singers will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the stained-glass setting of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1017 11th St. in Sacramento. This will be the third year that the Mads have been invited to give a spring concert at the cathedral. A free-will offering is […]

Local Tree-O performs at I-House

The Davis-based Tree-O of Rick Palkovic (mandolin/Dobro), Jamie Knapp (bass) and George Haver (guitar) are the featured artists as the International House-Davis, 10 College Park, hosts open-mic night on Sunday, starting at 8 p.m. Tree-O is a contemporary and pop-flavored folk-Americana trio. The group will present a set of original tunes from its first CD, […]

’13′ is a 10 with the right audiences

It’s fairly safe to say that the musical “13″ with book and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown is never going to become a beloved classic that is brought back time and time again. An older couple talked to me before the show about how much they had loved the previous production of “South Pacific” and […]

Misner & Smith, Souterrain highlight Thursday Live!

Classic and original Americana folk music from Misner & Smith plus an eclectic mix of folk and jazz from the Souterrain will be featured at Thursday Live! at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Misner & Smith — Megan Smith on the upright bass and mandolin; Sam Misner on guitar […]

Farm Fresh to You hosts Cinco de Mayo celebration

Farm Fresh To You, the organic produce home delivery service, invites the public to its farm in Capay for a Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday, May 5, from 5 to 11 p.m. The farm is at 23800 Highway 16. “This is a Cinco de Mayo celebration for the whole family, and we are excited to […]

Wine-tasting benefits The Belfry

The Belfry — the Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministry to UC Davis — will host a wine-tasting event on Sunday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Monticello, 630 G St. Five wines from local wineries — Capay Valley Winery, Putah Creek Winery, Marr Cellars, Simas Family Winery and Rominger West Winery — will be compared with […]

LA’s Lyris String Quartet visits Mondavi on Saturday

The Los Angeles-based Lyris String Quartet performs Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre — part of the group’s current visit to UC Davis as artists-in-residence in the music department. The Lyris String Quartet was founded in 2008. The group members are violinist Alyssa Park (who shot to fame in 1990 […]

Auburn Symphony to play Russian favorites at Mondavi

The Auburn Symphony — which travels “down the mountain” annually to perform in the resonant acoustic setting of  the Mondavi Center — will present an all-Russian program on Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m. in Jackson Hall. On the program will be: The “Festive Overture,” written in 1954 by Soviet-era composer Dmitri Shostakovich. This brassy, […]

‘Toy Story’ series featured in summer mini-musical camps at DAC

An animated classic is at the heart of the Davis Art Center Manville Mini-Musicals summer mini-camps, directed by Mindy Manville and choreographed by Breanne Frady. Mini-Musicals teach youngsters how to stage the song and dance portions of familiar shows and movies. This summer’s mini-camps kick off with a high-energy version of songs from all three […]

98th annual Picnic Day was fun in the sun

Thousands of visitors turned out for the university’s annual open house featuring animal events, live music performances, children’s activities, department exhibits and more.

After a wild and wet spring, the sun is expected to shine Saturday, hitting 87 degrees and bringing smiles to the faces of UC Davis students who have spent much of the past year organizing Picnic Day, the campus’ 98th open house. The event got its start in 1909, when the then-University Farm invited folks from the community to check out its dairy barn.

DMTC hosts talk by daughter of Titanic survivors, wine tasting

Joan Randall, the daughter and granddaughter of Titanic survivors,  lecture titled “In Search scheduled for tonight at the Davis Musical Theater Company Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive, was cancelled due to low ticket sales. Randall, whose mother was 4 when the ship sank, has spent years piecing together her family history. She took a […]

DMA screens ‘YERT’ on Tuesday

The award-winning movie “YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip): 50 States. 1 Year. Zero Garbage?” is a docu-comedy that screened to much acclaim in Davis on March 24 at a Cool Davis event. For those who missed it, Davis Media Access will show “YERT” at 7 p.m. Tuesday. DMA, at 1623 Fifth St., is the nonprofit […]