From ’60s Motown to the British Invasion, Lavette gives it her all

Details Who: R&B/soul singer Bettye Lavette When: 8 p.m. Friday, April 13 Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $25-$49 general, $12.50-$24.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org, (530) 754-2787 R&B/soul singer Bettye Lavette — who scored her first hit single  in the early 1960s, and has more recently found renewed acclaim applying her gutsy, husky […]

Documentary highlights indigenous group’s triumph over big oil

Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Larry Lansburgh will screen his film “Dream People of the Amazon” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. A discussion will follow. The screening is sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Living in Davis and The Wisdom Bridge, A […]

Photographers will critique each others’ work

The next meeting of the Photography Club of Davis will be at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The club will critique member-submitted images with the goal of improving photographic techniques and skills. Images will be viewed and comments provided to assist the […]

Alexie concludes book project with Mondavi talk

Author, poet and screenwriter Sherman Alexie will speak at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center. His reverie on coming-of-age, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” is the 2011-12 Campus Community Book Project book. The book, written for a young adult audience, tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing […]

Davis Farmers Market cooks up special event for cookbook debut

When the Davis Farmers Market celebrates the debut of “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” (Mirabelle Press, 240 pages, $24.95) on Saturday, it will be the first of several Market Cookbook Day events to showcase the publication. The celebration includes a dedication program from 9:30 to 10 a.m., featuring comments by co-authors Georgeanne Brennan and Ann […]

Travel the world with I-House music series

From Rumi poetry to the reggae beat, guests at the International House’s Sunday night live music series are exposed to lots of different cultures and experiences.

That’s the idea, say producers James Williams and William Bruyette, and it’s been brought to life beautifully each week over the past couple of months by by talented singers, dancers and poets.

Designed as an informal cultural exchange of music, spoken word, art and food, the series is offered from 7 to 10 p.m. Sundays at I-House, 10 College Park in Davis.

Admission is free, but donations of any amount are appreciated. Refreshments are available for …

Hear FluteSong Friday at winery

Live music by FluteSong, a quartet, will be featured at Rominger West Winery’s Friday Night Live event this week. The fun runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4. “Treat yourself to wine by the glass, starting for as little as $5, while enjoying live music,” a news release […]

Folk musicians gather for a jam

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, on 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 […]

Davis films join dozens of others at local festival

A short feature by Davis filmmaker Samantha Howard, another short by festival organizer Judith Plank, two international short films and the award-winning “Who Bombed Judi Bari?” will be among the movies showcased at the ninth annual Davis Film Festival. The event takes place Friday and Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. […]

New Broadway musical examines growing up

The new Broadway musical “13” will grace the stage at the Woodland Opera House, opening Friday, April 20, and continuing Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through May 13. There will be an additional matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5. When his parents get divorced and he’s forced to move […]

Wineaux: Awash in a sea of wine bottles

In response to chef Tony’s having waxed nostalgic about the Chianti of his youth, wine-lover Sue brought a bottle of Chianti — complete with basket — to a Tuesday tasting at Monticello. I opened it on the spot and poured samples for the folks sitting at the bar. “Hey, I like this,” everyone said, including […]

‘Artistic Sensations’ raises funds for Yolo art education

Artist Tony Natsoulas, whose “The Joggers” statue is one of downtown Davis’ most recognizable landmarks, is the featured artist at the eighth annual  “Artistic Sensations” fundraiser. The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the Willow Oak Fire District Hall in Woodland. Proceeds will be used to support YoloArts’ art […]

Origami artists will gather at library

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. First-time folders and more advanced folders are welcome. The first hour will be geared for beginners. For more information, email andrew.hudson13@gmail.com or call (530) 753-6093.

Tour Central Davis gardens on May 6 to benefit Pence Gallery

Community members who attend our annual Pence Gallery Garden Tour always enjoy the variety of plants, designs and uses of the selected gardens. This year’s tour, which runs from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6, continues to sample an area of Davis, this time Central Davis. Eight gardens were selected around the streets of […]