Readings accompany art reception

Local authors will read from the latest edition of the Farallon Review literary journal Friday as part of the Davis Art Center’s Second Friday ArtAbout reception. The reception, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 1919 F St., also features a display of paintings by Sondra Olson, now on view at the Art Center, which were […]

N.Y. Philharmonic’s visit to Mondavi Center is a hot ticket

The New York Philharmonic visits the Mondavi Center on Saturday, presenting one of the most eagerly awaited concerts of the season. On the program will be three landmarks from the 19th century by Czech, German and Russian composers: the “Carnival” Overture by Antonin Dvorák (1891), the Piano Concerto No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1800-01) and […]

Vocal Art Ensemble focuses on music inspired by verse

Details What: Vocal Art Ensemble concerts When and where: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Ave. in Sacramento; 7:30 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road; 4 p.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road Tickets: $6-$20 donation, collected at the door Info: www.vaetrug.com or […]

Winters melodrama features local history

Just the ticket What: Winters Theatre Company production of “Green Gold of the Valley” When: 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave., Winters Tickets: $35 general, $20 for children 12 and under; Pacific Ace Hardware or Winters Chamber of Commerce; (530) 795-4014 or winterstheatre@gmail.com By Germaine S. Hupe On Friday […]

Rockabilly tunes will fill the park

Jenny Lynn and Her Real Gone Daddies — Victor Skidanenko, vocals and lead guitar; Joey Ventittelli, snare drum; Jenny Lynn, vocals and acoustic guitar; and Matt Dudman, vocals and Doghouse bass — bring their Northern California-based rockabilly music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday. The music will run from 5 to 8 p.m. alongside […]

Dancers getting in step for flashmob

“Five. Six. Seven. Eight.” Shelly Gilbride counts down her dancers as they practice Sunday afternoon at the Davis Art Center. The approximately 90 arms and legs in the room don’t always go where Gilbride’s do, but all the faces are beaming as they prepare for Dance Dance Davis: a participatory flashmob, which will take place […]

Linocuts on exhibit at Craft Center Gallery

The Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis will present an exhibit, “An Collection of Birds in Linocut,” by Emily Sin, a Craft Center relief printing instructor. The show will be up through June 8 in the South Silo Building on the UCD campus. The Craft Center Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. […]

Entries sought in clean air calendar art contest

The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District invites local students to submit artwork to the 2013 clean air calendar contest. Twelve submissions will be selected for inclusion in district’s 2013 clean air calendar, which is distributed to schools and will be available at no charge at the Yolo County Fair. The students whose work is selected will receive […]

UCD Asian American Film Festival starts with free screening

A free screening of “Yes, We’re Open” will kick off an Asian American Film Festival at UC Davis next week. This year’s film festival theme is “Identity: Look Beyond the Surface.” The “Yes, We’re Open” screening will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Social Sciences 1100. This is the fourth feature film collaboration between director […]

‘The Avengers': Well-assembled

“The Avengers” Four stars Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, Gwyneth Paltrow Rating: PG-13, for intense sci-fi action and violence No doubt about it: This is Whedon season. A few weeks ago, Josh Whedon helped redefine the entire horror movie […]

Sidewalk sounds

Cellist Stephen Brown of Sebastopol, visiting friends in Davis, plays on Second Street near The Avid Reader and Outdoor Davis last Thursday evening. Downtown is the place to be for all things cultural: a flashmob dance performance is planned at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in Central Park and the Second Friday ArtAbout — featuring gallery receptions, […]

Emerson, Da Vinci students on stage

Emerson Junior High School’s drama department presents the Davis premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone.” This new musical is a parody of American musicals of the 1920s, and features a cast of performers from both Emerson and Da Vinci junior high schools. The show is directed by Gina Smith and Rachel Malin, […]

Deadline nears for art exhibit entries

“Slice: A Juried Cross-section of Regional Art” is looking to showcase the best in art in all media by artists in California. The juried art exhibit will be on display at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St., from June 8 to July 8. There are no size restrictions, and the entry fee is $35 ($30 for […]

American Bach Soloists close out season with three classic cantatas

Check it out Who: American Bach Soloists When: 8 p.m. Monday Where: Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Tickets: $20-$53 general, $18-$48 students and seniors; www.americanbach.org, (415) 621-7900 The American Bach Soloists will wrap up their spring season in Davis on Monday at 8 p.m., at Davis Community Church,  412 C St. The festive program […]