‘Mao’s Last Dancer’ will screen Friday

“Mao’s Last Dancer,” a 2009 Australian film directed by Bruce Beresford, 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 Intternational House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins […]

Fall book sale planned at the library

The Friends of the Davis Public Library will hold its bimonthly book sale this weekend. Members only are welcome from noon to 2 p.m. Friday; as always, shoppers may join the organization at the door. The sale will be open to members and nonmembers alike from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 […]

Come hear classical Indian music Oct. 15

The Nada Brahma Music Ensemble will present an evening of raga and tala music beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. Matthew Grasso plays the 25-stringed raga guitar and Alex Jenkins plays the tabla. Admission is free. “Hear the mystical sounds of this ancient music from India,” a […]

Zona Rosa Project kicks off theater season at UC Davis

Check it out What: The Zona Rosa Project When: 8 p.m. Oct. 13-15, 2 p.m. Oct. 16 Where: Wyatt Pavilion Theatre, UC Davis Tickets: Free, first-come, first-served Info: theatredance.ucdavis.edu By Janice Bisgaard The evolution of gay rights is the focus of The Zona Rosa Project, a production of the UC Davis department of theater and dance, […]

Sacramento Baroque Soloists open season with ‘Songs and Sonatas’

The Sacramento Baroque Soloists open their 10th season on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9, with a festive selection of songs and sonatas from Vivaldi, Telemann, Corelli, Purcell, Gabrielli and Sammartini. The Saturday evening concert at St. Paul’s Church, 1430 J St. in Sacramento, will be followed by a celebratory reception, as will the Sunday afternoon performance […]

Quijeremá performs Saturday in concert

Quijeremá will perform music of the African diaspora in Latin America when it plays a concert Saturday evening, Oct. 8, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East in Davis. Tunes from Bolivia, Peru, Colombia and Uruguay are featured by this San Francisco Bay Area-based ensemble, which has performed throughout the United States, […]

Moaning blues, howling rock by Blue Blazes

The songs of Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins and Eddie Cochran along with the soulful blues of Howlin’ Wolf and George Thorogood will fill Davis’ Central Park on Wednesday during Blue Blazes’ free concert at Picnic in the Park. Blue Blazes appears regularly at downtown Davis events, Swabbies on the River and the Citrus Heights Summer […]

YoloArts celebrates California Arts Day, twice

The richness and diversity of California’s culture will be put to music in honor and celebration of California Arts Day, hosted Friday by YoloArts in Woodland. Keys and Breeze, an area piano and flute duo, will perform two concerts, at noon and 7 p.m. The free concerts, “EUREKA! Golden Works by California Composers,” will feature […]

Author recounts hellish Race Across America at Bicycling Hall of Fame

Three-time Ironman finisher Amy Snyder takes the wraps off the best-kept secret in the sports world, the Race Across America, in her nonfiction narrative, “Hell on Two Wheels: An Astonishing Story of Suffering, Triumph, and the Most Extreme Endurance Race in the World.” She’ll present her book and discuss the race when she visits the […]

International experience

The Flow Crew Chinese dancers perform Saturday at the International Festival, sponsored by International House, Davis. The free event, which ran from noon to 6 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center had “Unity in Diversity” as its theme and  20 country tables, each offering cultural artifacts and insights and a children’s game or toy packed the […]

Cathy Speck: ‘I’m being honored for giving back’

Pay tribute What: Davis High School Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner When: Saturday; 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner and awards Where: Freeborn Hall, UC Davis Tickets: $55 each; call (530) 756-3679 or go online When Cathy Speck learned she was to be inducted into the Davis High School Hall of Fame, she was […]

Tour three galleries to benefit Nelson ARTfriends

The Nelson ARTfriends invite local residents to three half-hour behind-the-scenes tours of the Nelson, Pence and Natsoulas galleries on Saturday, Oct. 15. The tours start at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. The group will start at the Nelson Gallery in the former University Club on the UC Davis campus. Gallery director Renny Pritikin will lead a […]

Tunes for Trees raises funds for Woodland foundation

The Woodland Tree Foundation and the Gibson House Museum will team up to host an evening of music, food, refreshments and a silent auction at the fourth annual Tunes for Trees fundraiser. The event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, under the tree canopy of the Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson […]

Deadline nears for Kindermusik enrollment

The next Kindermusik class, “Family Time,” will be a five-week session that meets at 4:30 p.m. Sundays, starting Oct. 23, at a private home in South Davis. Two five-week sessions are planned. For more information, visit www.kindermusik.com/classes/family-time-details.aspx. The tuition will be $75 per session. A portion of the fee is used to fund music programs […]