In working with our current artist, Mel Smothers, I had to chuckle over his response to my request for an artist statement. He wrote, “The more I’ve painted, the more I’ve found to say. These works tell a portion of the stories — a portion because curator Natalie Nelson selected them. She may have known […]
Check it out Who: Author Elizabeth Boardman presenting her new book on San Francisco, “I’m not a Tourist, I Live Here!” When: 1 p.m. Sunday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. Elizabeth Boardman, author and executive director of a nonprofit organization, has recently returned to her home in East Davis after a long hiatus. […]
“How’s the local music scene?” you wonder? “Anything goin’ on in our sleepy little town?” “Goin’ great,” I say “Plenty is happening.” I saw Shayna and the Bulldog and The Dirt Feelin at the new G Street Wunderbar. Both played fantastic sets. Shayna recently lost its original drummer but gained a new one, who more […]
The Pence Gallery is the venue for an array of illustrations of Davis by urban sketcher Pete Scully. Originally from London, Scully has focused his artistic talents on Davis for the past few years. “Pete Scully: Sketch Artist,” on view through Dec. 30 at the Pence, is the result of his wanderings around the town, […]
Yolo Mambo will celebrate the release of its new CD at a dance concert from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the N Street Cohousing common house, 716 N St. in Davis. A suggested donation of $10 will be taken at the door. For more information, visit www.nstreetcohousing.org/n-street-music or www.facebook.com/NStreetMusic.
The Friends of the Davis Public Library will host its bi-monthly book sale starting Thursday. Admission from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday is for members only, but as always, shoppers may join the organization at the door. The sale will be open to members and nonmembers alike Friday through Sunday at the Stephens Branch Library, […]
Tickets are on sale now for the eighth annual “Home for the Holidays” community concert, to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Proceeds from the holiday favorite benefit music and arts programs in the Davis public schools. This year’s lineup includes Chris Webster and […]
“Solstice — Dance of Light” is the theme of the Vocal Art Ensemble’s performances this week, two of which are in Davis. Representing winter’s turning point, this program embraces both dark and light with rich choral music intertwined with movement by the Ecokinesis dance troupe. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church, […]
The Davis Community Chorale, directed by Alison Skinner, and the Davis Children’s Chorale, directed by Rachel Kessler, have several performances of holiday music planned over the next few weeks. * On Saturday at 7 p.m. at Davis Community Church, 412 C St., the Davis Children’s Chorale will present “A Christmas Concert.” Donations will be accepted […]
Check it out What: “A Christmas Carol,” presented by the Sacramento Theatre Company When: Through Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; 12:30 p.m. Thursdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $40 general, $20 children; www.sactheatre.org, (916) 443-6722 On reviewing Sacramento Theatre Company’s “A Christmas Carol” last […]
Davis’ own poetry anthology will be released to the public at a reading at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. so poets may pick up their books and others may purchase them. The Davis Poetry Book Project was organized by Davis Poet Laureate Allegra […]
Details What: Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $35-$55 general, $17.50-$55 students; www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787 The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra return to the Mondavi Center for a pair of concerts with a “Home […]
The Davis Waldorf School Strings Ensemble will give a free holiday performance at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Atria Covell Gardens. The retirement community is at 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. The public is welcome. For more information, call Kathy Green at (530) 756-0700.
‘The Descendants’ 4.5 stars Starring: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause, Robert Forster, Beau Bridges, Judy Greer Rating: R, for profanity and coarse sexual references Some relationships explode in passion and fury; many simply fade away. Small, thoughtful gestures — spontaneous acts, so lovingly granted in the early days — fall victim to […]