Folk musicians gather for a jam

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck, on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow […]

Cemetery welcomes all to celebration of life

Live violin and mandolin world fusion music by Bob Wren, spoken word poetry and a community art show are planned as part of the Davis Cemetery’s third annual celebration of life. The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at the cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. Admission to the performances and the […]

Fitz Gibbon is part of ceramics exhibition in San Francisco

Davis will be represented at The Ceramics Annual of America 2011 exhibition and art fair next month in San Francisco. The event spotlights the quality and diversity of contemporary ceramics from around the world, including works from China, Korea, Mexico, Australia and Italy. Work by Davis artist and teacher Linda S. Fitz Gibbon will be […]

Dancers get ready to take the stage Saturday

Tickets are still available for Everybody Dance Now!, the second annual Davis High School Jazz Choir dance competition, which begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Modeled after television shows like “So You Think You Can Dance” and “American Idol,” this one-night dance competition is open […]

Picnic swings with The Undulations

Post-modern swing music will fill Central Park on Wednesday as The Undulations perform from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Picnic in the Park. The Undulations, which have produced six albums since 1985, perform regularly throughout Northern California. The Davis Farmers Market will be open in the park, Third and C streets, from  4:30 to 8:30 […]

Apply soon for ‘Community Idol’

Saturday is the deadline to apply for the 2011 edition of “Community Idol,” a talent competition presented by Davis High School’s Advanced Treble Choir. “Do you sing? Are you 18 years of age or older? Are you dreaming about your 15 minutes of fame?” asks a flier promoting the competition. “Step into the spotlight at […]

Pence Gallery docent training sessions planned

The Pence Gallery is offering a training class to prepare adults who are interested in touring children through its art exhibits. Docents will lead 30-minute-long tours during some weekday mornings, engaging children through questions, games and commentary. Training sessions are designed to offer different techniques on touring various age groups. The four sessions are free, […]

‘Moneyball’: Thoughtful slugger

‘Moneyball’ Four stars Starring: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Pratt, Stephen Bishop, Kerris Dorsey, Robin Wright Rating: PG-13, for occasional profanity You just can’t beat the romantic, almost spiritual atmosphere of a good baseball movie. “Moneyball” is a rather unconventional baseball movie, to be sure, but one suffused with its own type of […]

Students, grab Mondavi tickets now

UC Davis students can purchase tickets to any sold-out show in the Mondavi Center’s 2011-12 season on Friday from noon to 6 p.m. at the Mondavi ticket office. Officials hold up to 10 percent of the house for each show to ensure that UCD students have the opportunity to see every artist who visits Davis. […]

Lineup of outdoor movies changes

The Davis Sunset Rotary Club has changed the lineup and schedule of movies that will be shown this year on the giant inflatable screen in Central Park. Saturday’s show is “Toy Story.” On Oct. 8, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” will be screened, and the series wraps up Oct. 15 with “Harry Potter and the […]

Davis Youth Flute Choir preps for busy year

The Davis Youth Flute Choir begins the fall season with a parent/student meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Signups for the choir are also available through the Art Center at www.davisartcenter.org or by calling (530) 756-4100. Advanced flute students in ninth through 12th grades are eligible […]

Author dissects ‘Survivor’ on Saturday at Avid Reader

Author Larry Richardson will present his book, “The Essential Armchair Guidebook to Winning ‘Survivor,’ ” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. “The Essential Armchair Guidebook to Winning ‘Survivor’ ” is a thorough analysis of the strategies and interpersonal skills needed to win the popular reality television game. […]

Willett offers outdated books for free

Old science and math textbooks will be available for free on the Willett Elementary School quad, 1207 Sycamore Lane, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friday. For more information, call Chris Weber-Johnson at (530) 757-5460.

Ricky Skaggs brings Kentucky bluegrass to Mondavi Center

Details Who: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder When: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 Where: Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center Tickets: $35-$58 general, $17.50-$29 students; www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787 Musician Ricky Skaggs — who visits the Mondavi Center on Friday, Sept. 30, with his band Kentucky Thunder — is steeped in the traditions of bluegrass […]