Photographic art on exhibit at Nelson

Can we still trust photography to tell the truth? Vanessa Marsh and Sean McFarland address this issue with separate suites of non-traditional photographic artworks in an exhibition, “Dreams of the Darkest Night,” opening next week at the Nelson Gallery at UC Davis. A panel discussion is planned at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the […]

Hear Mike Justis perform solo at winery

Mike Justis, a longtime Davis resident and musician who usually performs with the Mike Justis Band, will take the stage solo Friday evening at Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Guests will enjoy everything from folk to blues with their wine at the Friday Night Live concert from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Take […]

Hear music in English and Haitian Creole at I-House

Roots rock and reggae songs in English and Haitian Creole will be performed Sunday evening at International House by T-Rosemond & Ital Souls. Featured performers are Daniel Korenblum, Bart van der Zeeuw, Warren Jones, Toby Seeger and April Seeger. Their concert, at 8 p.m., is part of the ongoing weekly Mid-Winter @ I-House series that continues […]

Wineaux: Stalking the perfect white

Asparagus has arrived. Not just the beautiful bunches from the delta, which began the Farmers Market asparagus season several weeks ago, but, as of last week, the organic stalks grown in nearby Capay Valley. I bring them home on Saturday, toss with olive oil and salt and roast with some garlic cloves for just a […]

British a cappella group sings Saturday at Farmers Market

Out of the Blue, Oxford University’s premier all-male a cappella vocal group, will give a free concert from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday on the oak tree deck at the Davis Farmers Market. The market takes place in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The award-winning group was a finalist on the “Britain’s Got Talent” […]

New book details life of pioneering American aviator in China during WWII

California author Greg Crouch will sign copies of his new book “China’s Wings” — which just entered the Los Angeles Times’ list of bestsellers in the hardcover nonfiction category — at 5 p.m. Sunday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. “China’s Wings” — which was just reviewed in the Wall Street […]

High school bands support Da Vinci senior trip

A concert featuring local high school bands — including Spectrum, 0% Juice, Simply City, Eluminati and Nat Lefkoff — is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 30, at Da Vinci High School, 1400 E. Eighth St. Tickets are $5 each. Proceeds raised at the event will support the Da Vinci senior class trip.

Miracles come true for soaring, searing Milagres

By David Mays Milagres is Portuguese for “miracle” — and it’s nearly a miracle the Brooklyn-based quintet by that name found itself touring the country right now — including a stop Friday night at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St., Suite E, in downtown Davis. That’s because the group’s lead singer and songwriter, Kyle Wilson, […]

Circus Oz brings comedy, acrobats, and a rock band to Mondavi

The Australian rock-and-roll circus, Circus Oz, comes to the Mondavi Center this weekend with a program called “Steampunk.” Don’t expect lions or tigers — this show features two hours of death-defying stunts and acrobatics featuring athletic human performers, woven together with irreverent comedy and a live electric band. The show is set in a romanticized […]

All ages invited to hear Octopretzel

Octopretzel, a children’s band, will perform a family-friendly concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 2-12; kids under 2 are free. The event is hosted by Gan Haverim Preschool, Congregation Bet Haverim and the PJ Library, […]

Evening of eco-films planned March 26 at library

Big Screen Cinema will present an evening of films on Monday, March 26, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis. Screenings will include the feature film “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time” along with three shorts — “Portrait of a Winemaker,” “Sekem Vision” and […]

Emeritus history professor presents new book on Germany

William W. Hagen, a professor emeritus in the UC Davis history department, will speak about his new book, “German History in Modern Times: Four Lives of the Nation,” on Saturday, March 31, at The Avid Reader. His talk runs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the bookstore, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Hagen’s book […]

Grimm or not, Ballet Preljocaj knows how to tell a story

I grew up reading fairy tales — the real ones — before political correctness and cultural “sanitization” took place. They were stories of love and terror, of cruelty and revenge, of retribution and atonement. Good ultimately conquered evil, although there was often a price to pay, by both victim and perpetrator. Choreographer Angelin Preljocaj understands […]

Enjoy Plainfield Pickers at Happy Thursday

Live music by the Plainfield Pickers, discounted wine by the glass and tasty fare from Stone Soup Catering will be featured at Rominger West Winery’s Happy Thursday celebration Thursday. The fun runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4. The quartet, a local Western swing and bluegrass band that […]