New community chorus forms in Davis

A new community chorus open to singers of all levels without audition is starting in Davis, under the leadership of Laura Sandage and Katie Henry. This local group, dubbed the Free Range Singers, will be part of the Ubuntu Choir Network, an organization of choirs from all over the United States and Canada that are […]

Kinder musicals return to Davis Art Center

“Mini-Musicals” director Mindy Manville will again be offering her “Kinder” version of these popular classes when she presents “It’s a Bug’s Life,” beginning in late February at the Davis Art Center. This charming, age-appropriate musical was written by the director and includes fun songs about bugs and the gardens they live in. “Mini-Musicals” allow for […]

Revue skewers Broadway’s best

Check it out What: “Forbidden Broadway” When: Through March 18, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays Where: Cosmopolitan Cabaret, 1000 K St., Sacramento Tickets: Starting at $33, available at the Wells Fargo Pavilion box office, 1419 H St., Sacramento; by phone at (916) 557-1999; […]

Holy Rosary welcomes visitors during Catholic Schools Week

An open house and math night with an art and poetry show will highlight this year’s observance of National Catholic Schools Week at Holy Rosary School in Woodland. The events are part of the nationwide celebration of Catholic education during the week of  Jan. 29-Feb. 3. This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Academics. Service,” […]

Wrens play Mozart sonatas at Covell Gardens

Residents of Atria Covell Gardens, a Davis retirement community, will enjoy a concert by local musicians Bob and Donna Wren at 7 p.m. Saturday. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature Mozart’s violin and piano sonatas. Atria Covell Gardens is at 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. For more information, […]

UC Davis author discusses her new book at campus reading

Allison P. Coudert, a professor of religious studies at UC Davis, will talk about her new book, “Religion, Magic, and Science in Early Modern Europe and America,” on Wednesday. She’ll be in the Special Events Room at the UC Davis Bookstore in the Memorial Union on campus from 1 to 2 p.m. Her talk is […]

Sign up now for singing valentines

Picture this: Four gentlemen in matching outfits walk into your home, office or place of business and announce that they are delivering a singing valentine. They hand the recipient a nicely wrapped flower and a personalized valentine card. Then, they sing two love songs in four-part barbershop harmony (such as “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”) to that […]

Models, artists needed for new sculpting class

The Davis Art Center is introducing a new live-model sculpting class, “Rendering the Human Form,” with instructor George Grant. Class sessions are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 7-28, March 6-28, April 3-24 and May 1-22. The fee is $140 ($130 for nonmembers) per session and materials are provided. All skill levels are welcome, […]

Book sale set this weekend at library

The Friends of the Davis Public Library will have its bimonthly book sale starting Friday. Look for special donations from Sweet Briar Books, which recently closed its doors at 654 G St. Members only will be admitted between noon and 2 p.m. Friday; as always, shoppers may join at the door. The sale will be […]

Davis hosts world’s first transmedia sculpture walk

Sorry, Mayor Bloomberg, but New York City won’t be the first city in the world to feature a transmedia walking tour through its busy streets. In a few short weeks, that honor will belong to Davis.

On Friday, Feb. 17, John Natsoulas, in collaboration with Monto H. Kumagai, a software developer, and Finley Fryer, a UC Davis graduate and local artist, will unveil the beginnings of a transmedia sculpture walk highlighting various pieces of artwork in key locations throughout downtown Davis.

The inaugural walk will take place …

Gritty gangs, soaring love in ‘West Side Story’

Details What: “West Side Story” presented by California Musical Theatre When: Through Sunday, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento Tickets: Sold out, but inquire for turned-back tickets at the box office, (916) 557-1999 SACRAMENTO — From the […]

‘The Iron Lady’: Sabotaged by a tin script

‘The Iron Lady’ 3 stars Starring: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Alexandra Roach, Olivia Colman, Nicholas Farrell, Richard E. Grant, Anthony Head Rating: PG-13, for some violent images and fleeting nudity Here’s the thing: This film’s title notwithstanding, Meryl Streep’s phenomenal performance notwithstanding, the politically tinged reviews and commentary notwithstanding, “The Iron Lady” is not about Margaret […]

Dance and sports’ common ground

Eight aspects of athleticism that are shared by both dancers and athletes will be showcased in the 2012 Davis Dance Project, “Athleticism & Dance,” to be presented next weekend at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop.

Performers will be members of the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre, The Third Stage Dance Company and several guest dancers. The performances will explore the shared worlds of the arena and the theater — sports and dance.

In 1998, the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre first presented “Athleticism & Dance,” a combination lecture, demonstration and performance that explored eight aspects of what it means to be an athlete in dance and how dancers share a lot in common with football, basketball and baseball players, as well as wrestlers, gymnasts and long-distance runners.

“This year, we decided that it’s time to bring it back!” Trokanski said in a news release.

Thursday Live! returns with Latin jazz

Davis Odd Fellows Thursday Live! returns next week from its holiday hiatus and will feature two local Latin groups — Yolo Mambo and Som Nosso. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Admission is free and beer, wine and sodas will be […]