San Francisco Symphony visits Mondavi Center on Thursday

Check it out What: San Francisco Symphony, performing Tchaikovsky, Lizst and Ligeti When: 8 p.m. Thursday; a pre-concert talk is at 7 p.m. Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $50-$89 general, $25-$44.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org, (530) 754-2787 Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony return to Jackson Hall […]

Celebrate with Lescroart on Tuesday

Davis author John Lescroart invites the community to a celebration of his new book, “The Hunter,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The book launch party will feature food by Stones Catering and music by the Caribbean Jazz Quintet with special guest Eric Boone on acoustic […]

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra raising funds for spring tour in Spain

The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra is seeking financial support for the orchestra’s planned concert tour of Spain this spring. The musicians will tour four cities, playing in some of the important concert halls in Spain, from March 24 to April 4. Among the performance venues, said conductor Christian Baldini, will be the Palau de la […]

Storytelling at its finest: Seasoned performers visit I-House

“The Submarine Show” with Slater Penney and Jaron Hollander — featuring no props and no words, but 40 minutes of adventure — is coming to International House, Davis, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. Penney recently moved to Davis from the Bay Area with his wife, Christine Germain, who is studying at UC Davis. Penney […]

Five appointed to the Yolo County Fair board

Five Yolo County residents were appointed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown to the 40th District Agricultural Association, Yolo County Fair board of directors. They are: * Angel Barajas, 29, of Woodland, who has served as a labor representative at the Service Employees International Union Local 1000 since 2007. He was an assistant deputy supervisor for […]

Luna’s monotypes are highlight of Artery show

The Artery, 207 G St. in downtown Davis, will showcase Emma Luna’s monotypes, mixed-media work and ceramics during January. Monotypes are unique images that appear when oil inks are painted on a plate, which is then passed through a press. To these, Luna adds photo images as well as texturing materials such as cheesecloth impressions, […]

‘You say goodbye and I say hello …’

Only a few performances remain for “Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles” at the Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St. in Sacramento. Showtimes are at 3 and 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. It’s an elaborate show, with four musicians taking the roles of John, Paul, George and Ringo […]

‘Ruthless! — The Musical’ opens Jan. 14 in Sacramento

Sacramento Theatre Company continues its season of mystery, music and mayhem with “Ruthless! — The Musical,” opening Saturday, Jan. 14, and continuing through Feb. 19. Previews begin Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St. in Sacramento. In the spirit of last season’s “The Musical of Musicals — The Musical,” STC presents […]

Poet will read at Jan. 26 Logos meeting

Logos Books’ poetry series continues with local poet Patricia Killelea on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Following the poetry reading, there will be light refreshments and an opportunity to purchase chap books and have them signed by Killelea. All are welcome. Logos Books is at 513 Second St. in downtown Davis.

‘War Horse’: A truly incredible journey

‘War Horse’ Five stars Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, Tom Hiddleston, Celine Buckens, Toby Kebbell Rating: PG-13, for intense war violence The first act is breathtaking. The second act is grim, horrifying and heartbreaking. The third act is transcendent. Once again demonstrating a facility for extracting compelling, first-person narratives from the […]

The Wardrobe is abuzz with honey tasting, talk and film

“Honey: The Art of Sweetness,” a special culinary and film event featuring a Davis honey producer and a talk about honey bee science, is planned on Friday, Jan. 13, at The Wardrobe, 206 E St. The event coincides with Davis’ Second Friday ArtAbout. Admission is free. Guests will meet Robin Harlan, the owner of Henry’s […]

Learn more about our ‘mad side’ at Walters’ solo show

Details What: “Madhouse Rhythm” with Joshua Walters When: Wednesday, Jan. 4; doors open at 7 p.m., performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Where: Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., Davis Admission: Free, but a $5 donation is suggested By Roger M. Pehlke He knew he had a mad side. Diagnosis in February 2001 confirmed it: bipolar […]

Gorman Museum features Blalock Jones retrospective

“Ruthe Blalock Jones: A Retrospective” will be on exhibit from Jan. 10 through March 16 at the C.N. Gorman Museum at UC Davis. Featuring the works of internationally acclaimed artist Ruthe Blalock Jones (Chu-Lun-Dit), who traces her heritage to the Delaware, Shawnee and Peoria tribes, the retrospective exhibition presents artworks from throughout her career. An […]

Hear Cold Shot on Fridays at The Grad

Cold Shot, a Davis duo featuring Rene Martucci and Richard Urbino, will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. every Friday in January at The Davis Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd. There is no cover charge, and all ages are welcome. For more information, call (530) 758-GRAD (4723).