Breast cancer heroes to be honored at film screening

Local breast cancer heroes will be honored before a special screening of the move “FIVE” at the Varsity Theatre on Sunday, May 20. Sponsored by FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered), the event will feature a silent auction and breakfast, followed by a ceremony honoring five breast cancer heroes and concluding with the screening of […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Folk musicians gather for a jam

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck, on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Enjoy international folk dancing at Art Center

The Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., offers an ongoing class in traditional ethnic dance from around the world on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. The basic format of the class is simple, warm-up dances followed by instruction and practice of newer, more challenging dances. The class is suitable for beginning through advanced students. After […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Woodland Chamber Singers celebrate moms, veterans

The Woodland Chamber Singers, along with artistic director Lenore Turner-Heinson and accompanist Lori Jarvey, presents its spring concert, “A Dedication,” in two performances this weekend at Pioneer High School in Woodland. Showtimes are at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Pioneer, 1400 Pioneer Ave. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Velveteen Rabbit’ returns Sunday

In what is becoming a Mondavi Center tradition, the ODC/Dance company will once again present the ever-popular “Velveteen Rabbit” in Jackson Hall at 3 p.m. Sunday. Joining ODC/Dance, one of the Bay Area’s most acclaimed contemporary dance companies, are 10 young dancers from Pamela Trokanski’s Dance Workshop — Mia DiGenova, Kacey Hsu, Allison Luck, Kate […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Opera gets hi-def screening

The Mondavi Center’s series of high-definition opera screenings continues with the San Francisco Opera’s 2008 production of Gaetano Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor,” at 7 p.m. Monday in the Vanderhoef Studio Theater at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. The emotionally fragile Lucia is driven to madness when manipulated to marry a man she does […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

NPR’s ‘From The Top’ to audition young musicians

“From the Top,” the popular nationally syndicated  NPR radio program showcasing America’s best young classical musicians, will be at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. The show is seeking talent for the live concert recording at the Mondavi Center. Application and scholarship information is […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Hear fados Sunday at I-House

Goran Muhlert, Scarlet Huber, Jan Peters and other friendswill play a mix of traditional and contemporary fados — a genre of urban Portuguese music — on Sunday evening at International House, 10 College Park. Fados are known for emotionally charged lyrics, soulful melodies and themes of longing, passion, melancholy, geography and even poetry itself. The Sundays […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bang explores life of ‘Charlie Brown’ composer Guaraldi in new book

Check it out What: Author Derrick Bang will sign copies of his new book, “Vince Guaraldi at the Piano” When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis Author Derrick Bang — known to Davis Enterprise readers for his many movie reviews — first noticed the music of jazz pianist/composer Vince […]

May 08, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Student films screen at Davis High

Fourteen short films created by students at Davis High will be screened between 4 and 6 p.m. Tuesday as part of the seventh annual Davis Student Film Festival. The event takes place in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Community members are welcome. Admission is free.

May 08, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

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 […]

May 08, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

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 […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

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: or […]

May 08, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

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 [email protected] By Germaine S. Hupe On Friday […]

May 08, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,