MFA candidates present choreographies

Two new back-to-back choreographies by graduating master of fine arts candidates Folawole and Kevin O’Connor will be showcased this month in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. O’Connor’s piece fuses live vocal, music, dance and aerial rope circus arts in an examination of what community means in contemporary society. […]

Poetry comes to life through dance

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre and The Third Stage Dance Company are pleased to present, in collaboration with Davis Poet Laureate Allegra Silberstein, “Entering,” a performance of poetry reading and dance. The collaborative venture will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop’s in-house theater, 2720 Del Rio Place in Davis. […]

Author will speak Sunday at Covell Gardens

Author Vicki Ward will speak about her book, “Life’s Spices from Seasoned Sistahs,” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in Davis. Her talk is free and open to the public. Black Issues Book Review describes “Seasoned Sistahs” as “a book that is peppered with candor, dabbed with sassiness and covered […]

Teen’s artwork exhibited at clinic’s gallery

Sixteen brush and ink drawings with accompanying bilingual text that documents how social reform is changing the lives of Latinos are on exhibit this month at the Davis Community Clinic. The show, “Como Si Fuera Una Culebra/As If It Were A Serpent,” features the work of Henry Anker, a junior at Davis High School and a […]

A cappella show planned Friday at UC Davis

The Afterglow of UC Davis have a special show for Valentine’s Day coming up in coordination with the UC Men’s Octet of UC Berkeley. This joint concert at 8 p.m. Friday also will feature the UC Davis Spokes and UC Santa Cruz Hightones. “An Intimate Evening with the Glowmen” will take place in Sciences Lecture […]

‘Spin Pop Boom’ will entertain families Sunday

The city of Davis Community Services Department presents “Spin Pop Boom,” an educational science presentation, at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The event features experiments in physics and chemistry, from volcanic reactions to spinning centrifugal-force demonstrations. Guests also will learn about the physical forces and molecular […]

If the shoe fits …

Choreographer Ron Cunningham’s “Cinderella” — which hasn’t been performed locally by the Sacramento Ballet since 1997 — returns to the stage this week with five performances at the Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St. in Sacramento. Cunningham’s “Cinderella” has been seen in multiple cities around the world, and was the first American ballet to […]

South Indian classical music showcased

A lecture-demonstration by Sikkil Gurucharan, considered one of the pre-eminent performing artists of South India, will kick off the UC Davis Religious Studies Program’s third annual India Studies Lecture Series. Gurucharan will demonstrate and talk about South Indian classical music at 6 p.m. Friday, March 9, and give a concert with a violinist and a […]

Avid Reader hosts ‘Edited for Death’ author

“Edited for Death,” a new mystery by Sacramento author Michele Drier, has been called “riveting and much recommended” by the Midwest Book Review in its January issue. The novel follows newspaper editor Amy Hobbes as she unravels a 60-year-old theft by a young GI in Heidelberg, Germany, in the waning days of World War II. […]

The Beer Brothers will play Friday

Visitors to RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters, can sip a glass of wine while they enjoy the music of The Beer Brothers, an acoustic duo featuring local musicians Bob Vollmer and Wayne Rigot. They’ll perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The pair have been playing music together for many years with groups such […]

A Night of Blues slated at Vets’ Theater

The city of Davis Community Services Department invites local residents to A Night of Blues beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The concert begins with the rocking sound of the Blue Blazes playing songs by Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins and Eddie Cochran, along with the […]

Kick up your heels at contra dance

Contra dancing continues in Davis on the third Friday of every month at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. A free lesson for beginners starts at 7:30 p.m. Newcomers also receive a half-off coupon toward their next dance. Contra dancing requires no partner and no experience, and there’s always live music. Robin Steen is […]

‘Flower Whisper’ blends ancient traditions, modern techniques

Davisites can learn more about Chinese culture at an exhibition of 25 mixed-media paintings on exhibit this month at International House, Davis. The artist, Grace Fang Chang, is an associate professor at the College of Art and Design at Wuhan Textile University, China. She is visiting the UC Davis design department until summer. Her artwork […]

ArtAbout is all about heart

Friday’s ArtAbout is a special art and dessert walk celebrating Valentine’s Day. Participants are invited to discover the sweet spots of downtown Davis and view the romantic, heart-themed work of local artists. Special valentine sweets, provided by downtown eateries at several venues, are first-come, first-served. And, many receptions include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to chat […]