UC Davis last week released the terms of a $7.1 million mediated settlement that will pay to fix its leaky landmark, the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. UCD reached a deal with the general contractor, McCarthy Building Companies, Boora Architects of Portland, Ore., 10 subcontractors, three insurance companies and the company that produced the original […]
“Why We Come,” a film about migrants living in a community like this one, will be screened at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. A discussion about immigrants in Yolo County will follow the screening. The event is sponsored by the Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network. A special guest […]
Davis High School student Noah Wolfe has been chosen as one of the members of a new music ensemble, the Mondavi Center SFJAZZ High School All-Stars. Wolfe, who plays the guitar, was selected by a panel of judges during a closed audition in September. “We at Davis High — and in particular, the DHS Jazz […]
CultureShock, an evening of multicultural music, dance and magic, is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the ARC Ballroom at UC Davis. Featured performers include 3D, Fiesta Dance N’ Fitness, The Spokes, Afterglow, Lashkara, Popping Club and Unbound Progression. The event is a fundraiser for Visions, which works with underprivileged youths […]
Northern California’s popular folk dance troupe, the Folklorico Latino de Woodland, will bring the 2011 season to a close with a rousing cultural dance program, “Celebrando El Anivesario de Plata,” at the Woodland Opera House on Saturday, Nov. 19. This will be a showcase celebrating the troupe’s 25 years of folk dance. Doors open at […]
The UC Davis department of evolution and ecology and the Center for Population Biology, in partnership with the Yolo County Library, will sponsor the first “Big Read: Open Access Science” for Yolo County residents this winter. The Big Read will feature the book “Here is a Human Being,” by Misha Angrist, an assistant professor at […]
The Village Homes Arts & Crafts Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. An incorrect time was included in Thursday’s caption. ———— Aella Boutique’s name was misspelled in Sunday’s “Comings & Goings” column.
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’ 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]