Guitars aplenty featured in three-day festival at Mondavi

A three-day guitar festival at the Mondavi Center — sponsored by the UC Davis music department — will offer several free events as well as two formal evening concerts, featuring musical styles and influences ranging from classical to flamenco to jazz, as well as cutting-edge modern composition and music drawing on Asian tradition. Many different […]

Monthly ArtAbout offers a feast for the senses

Art lovers and music lovers will gather Friday for the Second Friday ArtAbout in downtown Davis and beyond. The monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses is free and open to the public. Many events include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to talk with featured artists. For more information, visit www.davisdowntown.com or […]

Learn to paint poppies at watercolor workshop

Lake Tahoe watercolor instructor Jan Foss will be in Davis to teach a three-day workshop Jan. 27-29 at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Foss has a gallery/studio in Incline Village and has taught students from all over the world to paint with watercolors. She has been painting and teaching for 26 years. In […]

Author challenges obesity’s causes, remedy

Author Julie Guthman will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., in downtown Davis at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, to discuss her new book, “Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism.” “Weighing In” takes on the “obesity epidemic,” challenging many widely held assumptions about its causes and consequences. Guthman examines […]

DMTC jazzes it up with a stellar ‘Chicago’

Check it out What: DMTC production of “Chicago” When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 29 Where: DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis Tickets: $18 general, $16 students/seniors; www.dmtc.org; (530) 756-3684 Stop what you’re doing right now and call for tickets to the Davis Musical Theatre Company’s amazing new production of Kander & Ebb’s […]

Tickets on sale now for Davis High Idol

Tickets are on sale now for the annual Davis High Idol competition, which takes place Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20-21, and Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The event is hosted by the DHS Advanced Treble Choir and features competitors who are students in grades 10-12. The […]

Noche Flamenca will light up Mondavi stage

The vivid, emotional Spanish art form known as flamenco — which includes interrelated elements of dance, song and instrumental music — is the focus of the performances of Noche Flamenca, a touring company that visits the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. Formed in 1993 by artistic director Martin Santangelo and […]

Shakespeare workshop coming this weekend to Mondavi

There are still a handful of openings for the upcoming ” Shakespeare Works When Shakespeare Plays” conference that will take place Friday through Sunday at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis. “Shakespeare Works When Shakespeare Plays” includes workshops for middle and high school teachers of theater and English. Actors, directors and producers from some of […]

‘Sherlock Holmes’ comes to Woodland

The Woodland Opera House presents “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure,” opening Friday, Jan. 20, and continuing through Feb. 12 at the Opera House, 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, with an additional matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. The cast includes Simon […]

Baroque ensemble performs Sunday at church

One of the finest small Baroque ensembles in the Bay Area will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. in downtown Davis. The four musicians of Musica Pacifica will present “La Bizzaria,” featuring music of lesser-known 17th century Italian composers Turini, Frescobaldi, Falconieri, Castello, Vitali and others. Musica Pacifica combines […]

Sourdough Slim, Armstrong join up for American-roots music concert

A marvel of musical ingenuity, showman Sourdough Slim and string instrument wizard Robert Armstrong joyously rekindle the country blues, western classics, vintage jazz and string band repertoire of pre-World War II America. They’ll perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. Longtime fans will remember […]

With ‘Cyrano,’ it’s all in the words

Details What: Acme Theatre Company’s production of ‘Cyrano’ When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $12 general, $10 for seniors and $8 for students Info: Visit www.acmetheatre.net In her notes to the new Acme production of “Cyrano de Bergerac” by Edmond Rostand, director Emily Henderson writes, “This play […]

Hear banjo music at free concert

The Sacramento Banjo Band will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in Davis. Band members play four-string banjos with clear melodies supported by strummed chords, like you would expect to hear on a riverboat or in Dixieland jazz bands, an Atria spokeswoman said. Musicians play […]

Tickets available for Jazz Choir’s annual Cabaret show

The Davis High School Jazz Choir, under the musical direction of William Zinn with choreography by Cara Rains, will present its 24th annual Jazz Choir Cabaret, “I Got Rhythm,” on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 11-12, at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave. Proceeds from the event will support the choir’s trip to New Orleans […]