Mendez brings flamenco tradition back to Davis

UPDATE ON JAN. 4: THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELED. Kina Mendez, a flamenco singer and dancer from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, will give a repeat performance in Davis this month. Her performance will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Tickets are $13 […]

Acme presents ‘Cyrano’ starting Friday

Details What: Acme Theatre Company’s production of ‘Cyrano’ When: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 6-7 and 13-14, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 8 and 15 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $12 general, $10 for seniors and $8 for students; the Jan. 8 matinee will be a pay-what-you-can performance Info: Visit […]

Guitar Shorty brings ‘blistering rock’ to The Palms

Alligator recording artist and master bluesman Guitar Shorty will perform songs from his latest release, “Bare Knuckle,” on Friday, Jan. 13, at The Palms Playhouse in Winters. Credited with influencing Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy, Shorty has been electrifying audiences for five decades with his supercharged live shows and his incendiary recordings, beginning in 1957 […]

Country-western kick-starts the new year

RootStock will kick off the new year Friday with music by country-western singer Denny Colleret, beginning at 6 p.m., along with tastings from three local wineries. RootStock is at 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Colleret, a Vacaville singer and guitarist, has been recording and performing in Northern California since 1978. He has opened shows for […]

Fun for all ages as DMTC, Davis Diamonds team up

Davis Musical Theatre Company and Davis Diamonds Gymnastics are joining forces to offer parents an opportunity to see the musical “Chicago” on Saturday evening while their kids are enjoying energetic but safe entertainment. Kids will be treated to free gymnastics play, games, pizza, dessert and a Disney movie — all under the watchful eyes of Davis […]

French/German film to be screened Friday

“I’ve Loved You So Long,” a 2007 French/German film directed by Philippe Claudel, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film series, now in its 15th year. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film […]

Learn folk dances this winter at DAC

The Davis Art Center is offering a six-week Beginning Folk Dance class from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, starting this week and continuing through Feb. 14. Students will learn easy traditional and contemporary folk dance from many countries in a fun social environment. The class, taught by Barbara Linderholm, is a good transition into Davis Art Center’s ongoing […]

DMTC, Davis Diamonds team up for Parents’ Night Out

Davis Musical Theatre Company and Davis Diamonds Gymnastics are joining forces to offer parents an opportunity to see the musical “Chicago” on Saturday evening while their kids are enjoying energetic but safe entertainment. Kids will be treated to free gymnastics play, games, pizza, dessert and a Disney movie — all under the watchful eyes of Davis […]

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, […]