Yolo County art students can apply to be a California Arts Scholar

In its 29th year, the California State Summer School for the Arts has sought the most talented high school-aged visual, literary, media and performing artists in California. The teenagers who are selected are designated California Arts Scholars and attend one of the country’s premier summer arts institutes on the campus of the California Institute of […]

Granger Smith to play at The Davis Graduate

Multi-faceted entertainer and country artist Granger Smith will perform Thursday, Feb. 12, at The Davis Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd. It’s a stop on the second leg of his sold-out tour “Yee Yee Nation: Part II.” The 11 p.m. show is for patrons age 18 and older. Doors will open at 9 p.m. Smith is poised to […]

Mezzo-soprano returns to Mondavi for intimate recital with audience onstage

Prominent mezzo-soprano Susan Graham — who sang the role of Dido in a concert performance of Henry Purcell’s Baroque-era English opera “Dido and Aeneas” at the Mondavi Center in 2009 — returns for an intimate recital at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26. The recital, which will pair Graham with pianist Malcolm Martineau, will be presented […]

Gallery 1855 presents Ellie Ivanova’s ‘Archive of Abandoned Dreams’

During February, Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road, will feature “Archive of Abandoned Dreams” from Bulgarian-born artist Ellie Ivanova. A free opening reception will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8. Ivanova is best known for her luminous dreamlike studies characterized by their exquisite use of light and […]

‘Decades of Love’ concert benefits Citizens Who Care

Citizens Who Care presents its 23rd annual benefit concert, “Decades of Love,” on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 14-15, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Showtimes are at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Though the songs that celebrate it may change, the story of love remains timeless. The audience […]

‘Decades of Love’ concert benefits Citizens Who Care

Citizens Who Care presents its 23rd annual benefit concert, “Decades of Love,” at the Veterans Memorial Center Theatre, 203 E. 14th St., Davis, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15. Though the songs that celebrate it may change, the story of love remains timeless. Take a journey through eight […]

Art science speaker series event set for Feb. 5

UC Davis’ Art Science and Technology Speaker Series continues with the next LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) set for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in Room 3001 of the Plant and Environmental Sciences building on the UC Davis campus. Socializing and networking will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m., followed by the […]

Wineaux: A rosy resolution for angels and other

On the last day of 2014, New York Times food critic Florence Fabricant wrote about her 2015 food and wine resolutions, most of them not in my budget (like a trip to a luxury resort in Mexico where Dianna Kennedy will be giving cooking classes). But I thought — since Chinese New Year is coming […]

Mark calendars for California Clay Competition exhibit

Art lovers should mark their calendars now for the 26th annual California Clay Competition exhibit, set for May 1-29, at The Artery, 207 G St. in downtown Davis. Sponsored by The Artery and held in conjunction with the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art (sponsored by the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis), the […]

Young musicians to perform Winter Concerto Concert

Sacramento’s Premier Youth Symphony, with 80 young musicians, will present the Winter Concerto Concert on Saturday, Feb. 7, at Rosemont High School, 9594 Kiefer Blvd., Sacramento. Under the direction of Michael Neumann, artistic director and Premier Orchestra conductor, works presented will include “Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole,” with violin soloist Sophie Zhang; “Reinecke Flute Concerto,” with flute […]

Jack Gallagher digs deep for riffs on ‘5 Songs’

That’s the ticket What: “5 Songs,” with Jack Gallagher When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 5 and 9 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 1 Where: B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., Sacramento Tickets: $25-$35; www.bstreettheatre.org, 916-443-5300 Jack Gallagher is the busiest Renaissance man whom […]

Guitar-vocal duo will perform at DCC

The guitar and vocal duo, Ryan Hernandez & Kaz, will perform in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, as part of the Davis Community Church Concert Series. Well-known throughout the Sacramento area for their music, the duo will perform an eclectic mix of soulful rhythm and blues, popular tunes, jazz and Latin music. It […]

Hear Flatland String Band at winery

The Flatland String Band will make its first appearance at Sundstrom Hill Winery when it plays in the barrel room for Wine’d Down Thursday this week. The band gives a string band interpretation to popular hits and traditional melodies from the past two centuries, including old-time and bluegrass fiddle tunes as well as swing and […]

All invited to audition for Woodland Chamber Singers

The Woodland Chamber Singers’ spring season is open for auditions. Singing experience is preferred for this ensemble of 24 to 32 people. A second group of non-auditioned ensemble singers are also welcome. To reserve an audition time between 7 and 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 20 and 27, contact Lenore Heinson at 530-662-8937 or [email protected] The […]