Baldini a finalist for international conducting prize

Conductor Christian Baldini of the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra will fly to Austria next month to conduct the Munich Radio Symphony in a concert in Salzburg on April 29. Baldini, 33, was one of three conductors picked as a finalist for the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2012. (The other two finalists are the […]

Indian dance groups take the stage

Two contemporary dance companies steeped in the tradition of India — but also participating in a wider outlook on the modern world — will visit the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef  Studio Theatre at 8 p.m. Wednesday. On one half of the program, dancer Rachana Yadav, a master of the Kathak style, will present a new solo […]

All welcome to hear DHS bands perform for adjudicator

The Davis High School Concert Band, under the direction of Clyde Quick, and the DHS Symphonic Band, under the direction of Fredrick Lange, will present their annual adjudication concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High, 315 W. 14th St. The unusual format of this special concert gives […]

‘Exodus’ screening planned at library

As part of a two-month celebration of the founding of Israel, the Davis Interfaith Coalition For Peace and Justice in the Middle East will host a showing of part one of the classic and epic movie, “Exodus.” The movie will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, […]

Salsa Night benefits Bridge Foundation

Save the date! The Davis Bridge Educational Foundation’s annual Salsa Dinner and Dance will take place Friday, April 27, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Dinner will be provided by Guadalajara Taqueria, live music by Zapato Viejo and dance instruction by Fiesta Dance N’ Fitness. Tickets are $50 each or […]

Young @ Art supports school programs

The Davis School Arts Foundation’s annual Young @ Art Celebration promises a day of fun for the whole family, with proceeds benefiting arts education in local classrooms. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. It will offer a diverse array of arts […]

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 […]

Learn art, computers, languages at Davis Adult School

Spring quarter classes at the Davis Adult School start Monday, and many of the most popular classes still have a few seats available. Art teacher Gay Huntley will offer three classes, in Creative Mosaic, Drawing and Printing with Acrylics. These classes give adults a hands-on opportunity to create works of art under the guidance of […]

Investment expert will be at bookstore

Author Easan Katir will read from his book, “There is a Tide,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. The book explains a tested method of investment analysis that saved Katir’s portfolio from the stock market crash of 2008. The public is welcome; refreshments will be provided. Katir […]

Logos Books hosts conversation groups, art exhibit

Logos Books has several events coming up in April. La Table Française, a French conversation group, meets the second Wednesday of every month from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Logos Books, 513 Second St. The next meeting is Wednesday, April 11. Check logosbooks.wordpress.com for topic information. Also, the works of artist Linda Galusha will be on exhibit […]

Point of Brew: Extreme beers, extreme people

I have met some extreme beers and some extreme people recently. Beers first. Last week saw the end of Sacramento Beer Week. All over town, beer enthusiasts celebrated our burgeoning local beer market by attending special events; I attended two of them. The first was an Art of Beer beer tasting and art exhibit put […]

Red Meat, Keri Carr Band turn The Palms into a honky-tonk

The Bay Area-based band Red Meat mixes rockabilly, country, Western swing, gospel-style harmonies and warmly irreverent fun into their own infectious blend of honky-tonk twang. Red Meat returns to The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters, on Friday, with the Sacramento-based Keri Carr Band opening the show. The show starts at 8:30 p.m.; tickets […]

Smoking-hot evening of intense drama

Check it out What: “The House of Bernarda Alba,” based on translation by Chay Yew, written by Federico García Lorca and directed by UC Davis Granada Artist-in-Residence Juliette Carrillo When: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Main Theatre, Wright Hall, UCD Tickets: $17/$19 general, $12/$14 students, children and seniors; www.mondaviarts.org; (530) 754-2787 Federico García Lorca, called by some […]

SFJAZZ Collective performs music of Steve Wonder

The SFJAZZ Collective, which performed at New York’s Lincoln Center earlier this month, returns to the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 29, with a program exploring the compositions of multi-Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder. The SFJAZZ Collective is an all-star eight-piece ensemble that highlights the original compositions of its annually rotating members and also […]