Concert, reception will honor Lange’s retirement

The annual Davis High School Bands’ Senior Concert, which traditionally honors the accomplishments of graduating seniors, will have special meaning this year as it also will include a celebration of the distinguished career of director Fredrick Lange, and will be his last concert as conductor of the Symphonic Band. The concert will begin at 7:30 […]

Sac Choral Society presents Walton oratorio

The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra will present a spring program titled “English Grandeur” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Sacramento Community Center, 1301 L St. in Sacramento. Conductor Donald Kendrick will give a pre-concert talk, at 7 p.m. The program features dramatic, ceremonial music from the 20th century, performed by a large chorus and […]

Concerts feature Vietnam War verses engraved on Zippo lighters

Details What: “Zippo Songs” by composer Phil Kline When: 8 p.m. Saturday (plus a post-performan Q&A with the musicians) and 2 p.m. Sunday (preceded by a 1 p.m. discussion with Kline) Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $37 general, $18.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org, (530) 754-2787 During the Vietnam War, countless American […]

Anderson-Gram Duo plays at Wednesday’s market celebration

The Anderson-Gram Duo — featuring Gayle Anderson-Gram on vocals, guitar and percussion, and Bob Gram on vocals and guitar — will play folk and Americana music at Wednesday’s Picnic in the Park, alongside the Davis Farmers Market. The free music, sponsored by the Davis Food Co-op, will run from 5 to 7:45 p.m. in Central […]

Students’ work showcased at The Edge Performance Festival

After an exciting inauguration last year, The Edge Performance Festival is back at UC Davis. Two new events have been added to the program: a staged reading of Caridad Svich’s “The Way of Water” and Hour of 5’s Performance Work, which will feature five-minute acts such as scenes, monologues, dances and songs. This year’s festival […]

Take a voyage on the Titanic with DMTC

The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic is memorialized in “Titanic: The Musical” when it sets sails onto the Davis Musical Theatre Company stage starting Friday. A 55-member cast, 20-piece orchestra and a tilting Titanic set highlight the five-time Tony Award-winning musical (including Best Musical of 1997). Directed by Steve Isaacson, with choreography […]

‘Negotiating Meaning’ comes to life via dance

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre and The Third Stage Dance Company will present the world premiere of “Negotiating Meaning” in three performances for local audiences. Curtain times are 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, at the in-house theater at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place in […]

What do Jeremy Irons and Davis have in common?

Academy Award-winning actor and United Nations goodwill ambassador Jeremy Irons recently agreed to provide narration for an upcoming promotional video of the Davis-based nonprofit organization Sahaya International. Sahaya International, which is run exclusively by volunteers, was founded in 1999 by Davis resident Koen Van Rompay and his friends to provide assistance to organizations in developing […]

Film examines bullying in schools

The film “Bullied: A Student, A School and a Case That Made History” will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the sanctuary at the United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road. It is presented by the church’s Reconciling Congregation Committee and PFLAG, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. The film, produced by […]

Spring book sale planned at Davis library

The Friends of the Davis Public Library will have its next bi-monthly book sale starting Friday, with a members-only sale from noon to 2 p.m. As always, shoppers may join the Friends group at the door. The sale will be open to all from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and […]

‘American Reunion’: Diminishing returns

“American Reunion” Three stars Starring: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Seann William Scott, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Eugene Levy, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari, Dania Ramirez Rating: R, for relentless crude and sexual content, profanity, nudity, brief drug use and teen drinking High school reunions, in great part trading on nostalgia, promise much […]

Salsa dance will benefit foundation

The Davis Bridge Educational Foundation’s annual Salsa Dinner and Dance will take place Friday, April 27, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Dinner will be provided by Guadalajara Taqueria, live music by Zapato Viejo and dance instruction by Fiesta Dance N’ Fitness. Tickets are $50 each or $90 for a […]

Award-winning film ‘Bicycle Dreams’ screens Monday at Varsity

“Bicycle Dreams,” the award-winning feature-length documentary about the Race Across America, will premiere at the Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St. in Davis, at 7 p.m. Monday as part of the film’s ongoing nationwide winter tour. The film “is an up-close look at what RAAM riders go through,” said Stephen Auerbach, the director and producer of […]

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 […]