Sample new artists on KDVS label

Hear more What: KDVS Recordings’ dance party When: Friday evening, and the last Friday of each month Where: Delta of Venus, 122 B St., (530) 753-8639 Info: http://recordings.kdvs.org Freeform community radio station KDVS, 90.3 FM, has an unfortunate stigma attached to it: strange, experimental music for socially awkward, hipster art students. While that set does exist, […]

Point of Brew: Testing the limits of tipsy

The Wall Street Journal (which should know better) recently conducted an experiment with some partygoers to explore the world of drinking and drunkenness. The results of the experiment, plus some wise words about drinking and driving, were contained in a report that carried the same headline as this column. The WSJ report was made in […]

‘MST3K’ creators bring show to Mondavi

Five cast members from the beloved television show “Mystery Science Theater 3000” will bring their movie mocking to the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. Creator Joel Hodgson and cast members Trace Beaulieu, J. Elvis Weinsten, Frank Conniff and Mary Jo Pehl have reunited to riff on movies on DVD and in live […]

Author discusses her book on the civil rights movement

“Burnings, beatings and ballots are what I remember about the civil rights movement during the summer of 1965,” says author Sherie Labedis. “I was a blond, white, 18-year-old student at the University of California, Berkeley, who volunteered for a voter registration project in Pineville, S.C., because I believed in freedom and equality. “Most books about […]

Violinist Hilary Hahn to visit past, present and future in Mondavi recital

Hear her live Who: Violinist Hilary Hahn, accompanied by pianist Valentina Lisitsa When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $35-$72 general, $17.50-$36 students, www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787 Violinist Hilary Hahn will touch on past, present and future aspects of her career when she visits […]

Celebrate autumn at Farmers Market Fall Festival

The Davis Farmers Market will celebrate the harvest season and thank its vendors and shoppers at the Fall Festival from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets.

The Halloween-themed festival features activities and harvest specialties for the whole family.

“Fall Festival celebrates local food, local farms and the harvest season,” said market manager Randii MacNear. “It’s also our way of thanking customers for their patronage throughout the year. We invite everyone to come in costume for fun, fabulous local food, and the chance to celebrate the harvest with family and friends.”

Sac Ballet ‘Dracula’ returns, paired with a Balanchine classic

Details What: Sacramento Ballet presents ‘Dracula,’ Balanchine, Trey McIntyre When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday Where: Sacramento Community Center Theatre, 1301 L St., Sacramento Tickets: $14-$65; www.sacballet.org, (916) 808-5181 The Sacramento Ballet is offering a full-scale fall program at the Sacramento Community Center Theater this week — and isn’t it nice to have the company doing a […]

Happy Thursday set at Rominger West

The weekly happy hour event continues Thursday at Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4, with Marty Cohen and the Sidekicks. They’ll perform Americana and acoustic folk tunes from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. while guests snack on complimentary appetizers and sip discounted wine by the glass. Marty Cohen and the Sidekicks have been performing […]

Composers pair with high school ensembles

Three world-class professional composers will be paired this weekend in Davis with two Northern California high school music programs for the world premiere of newly commissioned compositions, written expressly for and performed by student musicians. The concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St., will feature musical ensembles from Berkeley High School […]

Sō Percussion’s concerts honor legacy of John Cage

Details What: Sō Percussion When: 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $37 general, $18.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org, (530) 754-2787. Also: Question the artists after Saturday’s performance and at 1 p.m. Sunday; pianist Lara Downs will host both talks Four New York-based musicians known as Sō Percussion will perform at the […]

High Strung wraps up Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park closes for the season Wednesday with  Americana music by High Strung, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. High Strung’s music ranges from traditional and folk tunes to the Kingston Trio and the Grateful Dead. The band performs often at the Saturday market, and recently played […]

Committee explores forming arts and entertainment district

Imagine a 300-seat Greek theater nestled into the core of downtown Davis, beyond it an art walk adorned with sculptures and other works by local artists and, at the center of it all, a performance hall that could attract marquee acts from around the country. Such is the dream of the newly formed Arts and Entertainment […]

Whiskey Dawn does Davis

After taking Nashville by storm, the country band Whiskey Dawn returns to its home state to perform in concert at 9 p.m. Wednesday at The Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd. in Davis. Admission is $10. Whiskey Dawn played two successful high-profile showcase dates at The National Underground and 12th & Porter in Nashville. A feature story […]

Art ‘harvesting’ planned at Nov. 4 gala

Yolo County’s agricultural and artistic diversity will be “harvested” at the fourth annual Art Farm Art Harvest on Friday, Nov. 4. Featuring the work of more than 50 Yolo County artists, this collection of watercolors, photographs, oil and acrylic paintings and fiber and rock art captures the essence of Yolo County’s rural county landscape. Doors […]