Free bags, free books at Food Co-op on Earth Day

The Davis Food Co-op will celebrate Earth Day 2012 on Sunday, April 22, by giving free reusable bags to the first 2,500 shoppers. The Co-op also will host its first Earth Day book exchange from 2 to 6 p.m. that day in the conference room at the store, 620 G St. in downtown Davis. Bring […]

Davis artist wins People’s Choice Award

Davis artist Susan von Borstel won the People’s Choice Award at the 22nd annual Cattlemen’s Western Art Show in Paso Robles earlier this month. Her booth displayed her oil paintings on natural stone. Von Borstel has been painting on stone for 10 years after being inspired by old stone buildings during a horseback tour of […]

Artist leads ‘Drawing Closer to Nature’ workshop Sunday

The UC Davis Arboretum invites artists of all skill levels to participate in a drawing and painting workshop with Peter London from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Employing simple, expressive art media in a safe and supportive setting with a few like-minded folks, participants will learn to create images that explore the connections between […]

New downtown spaces debut at Second Friday ArtAbout

This month’s Second Friday ArtAbout features the debut of Open Door Art Studios in Court ‘N’ Cedar, 231 G St., a grassroots project that gives local artists a place to create and share their work, and The Work Shop, 213 E St., Suite F, a drop-in work space for anyone who needs to work on various […]

Art, music and theater due at winery

Rominger West Winery will be all about the arts Friday — artwork by Barry Focha, live jazz and pop music by the Greg Willett Trio and a theater performance by the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble. The winery, at 4602 Second St., Suite 4, will be open from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Focha is the featured artist […]

Country-rock trio plays acoustic show Saturday at The Palms

Their name may conjure up Southern California beaches, but I See Hawks in LA has a distinctly local appeal, thanks to its song, “Yolo County Airport.” Hear the band release its sixth CD, “New Kind of Lonely,” Saturday evening at The Palms Playhouse in Winters. Old Californio will open the show. I See Hawks In […]

Calvin Handy & The Jazz Patrol play at I-House

Calvin Handy & The Jazz Patrol are the featured performers at Sunday’s Mid-Winter @ I-House music series. Open-mic sessions also are planned during the event, which runs from 7 to 10 p.m. at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. All ages are welcome. The Handy quintet has an eclectic approach to jazz standards, is known […]

Experimental rock shakes the Mondavi Center

Check it out Who: Explosions in the Sky and Zammuto When: 8 p.m. Sunday Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $29.50; www.mondaviarts.org; (530) 754-2787 Prepare to have your mind blown and ears ringing as instrumental post-rockers Explosions in the Sky and experimental rock band Zammuto hit the town for an 8 p.m. […]

Live music continues at RootStock

Local musicians from the group Finding Fable have begun hosting an open-microphone night at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. The Thursday event, from 7 to 9 p.m., is an opportunity for budding musicians to showcase their talents. To sign up, contact Lori Hawk at findingfable@gmail.com. The next open mic is scheduled for Thursday, April […]

A cappella concerts inspired by poetry masters

“Inkspell — Choral Music Inspired by Masters of Poetry” is the theme of the Vocal Art Ensemble’s spring concert series. The ensemble, under the artistic direction of Tracia Barbieri, conjures an alchemy of song and stage: Poems penned by Shakespeare, Frost and Rumi magically weave into luminous vocal textures and choral masterpieces bubbling with beauty and humor. Two […]

Mike Justis Band makes it a Happy Thursday

The Mike Justis Band are the featured performers at Rominger West Winery’s Happy Thursday gathering this week. All are invited to join the fun from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Guests will enjoy local wine, discounted by the glass, the music and appetizers provided by Stone Soup Catering in downtown […]

Director of National Science Foundation speaks at UCD

Subra Suresh, a distinguished engineer and professor, will speak at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at UC Davis’ Mondavi Center. Suresh is the director of the National Science Foundation and leads the only federal agency charged with advancing all fields of fundamental science and engineering research and education. He oversees […]

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 […]