Village Homes artisans sell their wares

Ceramics, jewelry, cards, books, paintings, woodblock prints, wildlife photography, local honey, baked goods and more will be featured at the third annual Village Homes Arts & Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Guests can enjoy live music and free […]

‘J. Edgar’: Too contrived an agenda

‘J. Edgar’ 2.5 stars Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Donovan, Josh Lucas Rating: R, and rather stupidly, for fleeting profanity A fascinating film could be made about the life of notorious FBI autocrat J. Edgar Hoover. “J. Edgar,” sadly, is not that film. Scripter Dustin Lance Black’s approach to this […]

Gym offers contra dance lesson

A free contra dancing lesson will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave., Davis. Dancing follows from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Mavis McGaugh will be the caller and the band Star Thistle — Cheryl McKinney, David Wright, Lonna Whipple and Dave Kistler — will perform. Beginners attending the free lesson will […]

Holmes bands present formal winter concert

The Holmes Junior High School Band Program’s first formal concert of the year is planned at 7 p.m. Thursday at Davis High School’s Brunelle Performance Hall, 315 W. 14th St. Admission is free. Under the direction of Clyde Quick, the Holmes Jazz Band and the seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade Concert bands will play selections of […]

Pence Gallery presents ‘Waste Land’ film

The Pence Gallery will show the 2010 documentary “Waste Land” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. The film explores the collaboration of renowned artist Vik Muniz, as he works together with the Brazilian garbage pickers, to create work. Admission is $5 for the public or $2 for members. Free popcorn will be available. The gallery is […]

Hear organ music at St. Martin’s

David Link, canon for music at Trinity Cathedral Sacramento, will play a concert on the Bond Pipe Organ at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. A free-will offering will be taken, and a reception will follow the concert.

Learn all about eBooks at Avid Reader workshop

Need some advice about electronic books and the devices on which they can be read? The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., in downtown Davis, will conduct an eBooks workshop at 7:30 p.m. Friday that will cover the basics of eReaders and Google eBooks. Various eReaders will be demonstrated, and attendees will be walked through the […]

‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’: Funny spin on the Bard

Tom Stoppard’s absurdist comedy “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” will be presented by the UC Davis department of theater and dance this fall in the Main Theatre.

The production is the second and final work to be directed by fall Granada Artist-in-Residence Michael Barakiva at UCD.

The courtiers Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, minor characters in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” star in Stoppard’s reimagining of the famous play. Moving throughout a surreal alternate reality, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” attempts to answer the fundamental question “How do we know what we know?”

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ opens Saturday

Come join Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy, Linus, Schroeder and all of the lovable “Peanuts” gang for some holiday fun presented by the Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theater. “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” opens Saturday and continues through Nov. 26 at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. Performances are planned […]

DHS Symphonic Band presents a tribute to veterans

The Davis High School Symphonic Band is preparing a special concert, “Lest We Forget,” as a tribute to men and women serving in the U.S. armed forces. The 76-member band will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The concert will feature selections that […]

UCD Jazz Bands perform Wednesday

The UC Davis Jazz Bands will present a program titled “Encore Performances” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre. Delbert Bump, director, will lead big band selections composed by Oliver Nelson, Sam Jones, Dizzy Gillespie (“A Night in Tunisia”) and Sigmund Romberg (“Softly As a Morning Sunrise”). The performance will feature two groups […]

Community Chorale sings this weekend

The community is invited to enjoy “Remembrances: Songs of Love and Faith,” performed by the Davis Community Chorale at 8 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Conducted by artistic director Alison Skinner, the 60-member chorale will sing the “Liebeslieder Waltzes” by Brahms and American folk songs and hymns […]

Gallery 1855 exhibits Radin, Finkleman

An exhibition of architectural abstracts by Michael Radin and Joseph Finkleman will be on display this month at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. A free open house and reception for the artists is planned from 1 to […]

Hear Indian classical music at concert Sunday

The Nada Brahma Music Ensemble — featuring guitarist, composer and director Matthew Grasso and tabla musicians Alex Jenkins and Parteek Bansal — will perform a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday. The venue is Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. Founded in 1997, the ensemble performs Indian classical music — original and traditional […]