MFA students show their work at UC Davis

Forty-five years ago, UC Davis professor Roy De Forest wrote in the MFA catalogue, “In a time of social disruption, scientific rationalization, and political instability, the creation of art is an act of dangerous faith.” He was talking about the Vietnam War and hippie culture; today we have war in Afghanistan, and the vast changes […]

Folk jam session is Friday

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck, on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow […]

Peter Franklin Band plays Picnic in Park

The Peter Franklin Band — featuring Bud Dangl, vocals; Kevin Twitchell, guitar, harmonica and goals; Wayne Agin, percussion, jugs, washboard, congas, mandolin and vocals; Chris Fletcher, keyboard, saxophone, and harmonica; Peter Franklin, guitar, drums and vocals; Daniel Crain, guitar and goals; Patrick Crain, bass guitar; and Bob Byrd, ukelele and harmonica — bring their unique […]

All-ages concert Saturday benefits One Farm at a Time

The 6th Street Shindig, an all-ages concert to benefit One Farm at a Time, will run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. The West Nile Ramblers, The Notorious Shank Brothers, The Cole Norton Quartet and The Telling will be featured. Berryessa Brewing Co. […]

Bluegrass and beyond with Western Lights

The Woodland Opera House will present bluegrass band Western Lights in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the historic theater, 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. Western Lights’ music has strong roots in traditional bluegrass with three- and four-part harmony vocals and solid banjo, fiddle and mandolin as primary lead instrumentation. Beyond bluegrass, however, the […]

Hear Free Range Singers, Tres Rios at The Singing Bee

Lots of local harmonies and even a sing-along will be featured at The Singing Bee, a performance Friday to benefit the Davis Farm to School Connection. The event features performances by the Free Range Singers and Sacramento trio Tres Rios, followed by light refreshments and a community singing experience led by Laura Sandage and Katie […]

Wheeler introduces his climate change book

UC Davis professor Stephen M. Wheeler, who teaches urban design and sustainability, will read from his provocative new book, “Climate Change and Social Ecology,” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the De Carli Room in the UCD Memorial Union. The reading is spnosored by the Center for Regional Change. “This is a fresh and […]

Dances portray beauty of life after death

Details What: “and the snow fell softly on all the living and the dead,” a dance performance in memory of Della Davidson When: 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Main Theatre, UC Davis Tickets: $17-$19 general, $12-$14 students, children and seniors; “and the snow fell softly on all the living and […]

‘Snow White’ a gorgeous take on grim fairy tale

“Snow White & the Huntsman” 3 stars Starring: Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Ian McShane, Toby Jones, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan Rating: PG-13, for intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sensuality By Christy Lemire Astonishingly beautiful and breathtaking in its brutal imagery, “Snow White & the Huntsman” is […]

Young DMTC alums gather for reunion

Alumni from Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre will be back for a performance Saturday to celebrate YPT’s 25th anniversary. The show, titled “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” will highlight returning alumni performing musical numbers from their YPT shows, as well as other Broadway favorites. Tickets are $10 general and $5 for children ages […]

Chinese culture showcased at Team Davis fundraiser

Tickets are on sale now for the Davis NewStar Chinese School’s Chinese Cultural Showcase. The production runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. It is a fundraiser for Team Davis, a local, all-volunteer nonprofit organization established to help enrich the lives […]

Summer theater class will produce ‘Peter Pan’

Davis drama instructor Dottie Bonneau will lead a three-week youth theater camp this summer culminating in an original adaptation of “Peter Pan.” All participants are guaranteed a significant speaking part in this class, which is designed to empower creative expression, develop poise, facilitate communication skill and develop acting skills. Experiential exercises will include improvisation, characterization, acting technique, voice, story analysis, […]

‘How I Learned to Drive': brilliant play, outstanding cast

That’s the ticket What: “How I Learned to Drive,” a Capital Stage production When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through June 17 Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento Tickets: $18-$32;; (916) 995-5464 SACRAMENTO — One of the first things that hits you in the first monologue of […]

Webster/Walton/Edwards debut their new CD at The Palms

Chris Webster and Tracy Walton, frontwomen for the popular band Mumbo Gumbo, have joined forces with multi-instrumentalist Bill Edwards to form Webster/Walton/Edwards and record a new album called “The Trees.” The trio will showcase their efforts at a CD release concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in downtown Winters. […]