‘Woodland’ authors speak at Avid Reader

Local authors Robin Datel, Dennis Dingemans and Thomas Krabacher will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, to discuss their new book on Woodland. Woodland is the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular “Images of America” series, and boasts more than 200 vintage images and […]

‘Listen’ to stories of the homeless

Will Lacey had a difficult childhood; he grew up in Seattle with strict parents and became a “rebellious teenager.” Drug addiction led to prison and, later, homelessness. Lacey, who has stayed at the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter in Davis, describes his situation as temporary and one that he takes into his own hands. “I’ve made […]

Bryan stages one-man show to benefit African projects

“Manchild in the Wasteland,” a one-man show by Davis’ own Barton Bryan, will be presented later this month at International House, Davis, to raise funds for projects at two orphanages in Tanzania. The show will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at I-House, 10 College Park. Tickets […]

Contra dance set Saturday at Guinda Grange Hall

All are welcome at a contra dance on Saturday evening in Guinda, sponsored by the Western Yolo Grange. Contra dancing is a form of American folk dance in which the dancers form two facing lines that run the length of the dance hall. Each dance is taught by a caller. There will be live music by Driving With Fergus […]

Who will win the title of Davis High Idol?

Details What: Davis High Idol When: Preliminaries at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, finals Saturday, Jan. 28 Where: Brunelle Performance Hall, Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $6 for the semifinals, $10 for the finals or $20 for all three nights, in advance from Advanced Treble Choir members or at Watermelon Music, 207 […]

Author tells stories about Winters families

The public is invited to meet Winters author Gloria Lopez at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at the Winters Library Community Room, 708 Railroad Ave. in Winters. Lopez will share her experiences of writing the book and producing the video, “An American Paella: Becoming American While Staying Spanish: A Century of Memories in Winters, California.” […]

‘Children’s Nutcracker’ will air on DCTV

Did you miss the 2011 performances of  the “Davis Children’s Nutcracker” or do you want the opportunity to see it again? Whether you’re watching it for the first time or the seventh time, experience the magic again as the annual holiday production airs on Davis Community Television. DCTV, Channel 15 on the Comcast cable system, […]

Sacramento Philharmonic features violinist David Kim in two concerts

In a concert billed as “The Romantics,” Sacramento Philharmonic Music Director Michael Morgan has engaged David Kim, concertmaster of the acclaimed Philadelphia Orchestra, to play Camille Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3, written at the height of a Golden Age of violinists. “This work is played more frequently than almost all of the late 19th century […]

‘Sherlock Holmes’ adventure staged at Woodland Opera House

The Woodland Opera House presents “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure,” opening Friday and continuing through Feb. 12 at the Opera House, 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, with an additional matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. The world’s greatest detective has seemingly reached […]

Botanical garden photos exhibited at Gallery 1855

An exhibition of framed photographic works of Henry Paine, titled “Succulents of the Huntington Botanical Garden,” will be on display at Gallery 1855 during February. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Community members are invited to attend a free open house […]

See ‘Milk’ on Friday at International House

“Milk,” a 2008 biography of slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk, directed by Gus Van Sant, 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 […]

Madrigals lead choral workshop for children

The award-winning Davis High School Madrigal Singers will host a choral workshop for children in grades kindergarten through six from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. The workshop will take place in the Instructional Performing Arts Building at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St., with a joint grade-level concert with the Madrigals following […]

See Hitchcock on Super 8mm film

Fans of old movies will be in for a treat at 8 p.m. Saturday, when projectionist Akshay Nanjangud shows Alfred Hitchcock’s film “Foreign Correspondent,” mounted on seven 400-foot Super 8mm film reels. It will be shown on a Bolex SP-80 projector. “Foreign Correspondent” is set at the dawn of World War II. It was an Oscar nominee […]

Composer to be celebrated at Empyrean Ensemble concert

Check it out What: Empyrean Ensemble concert honoring composer Ross Bauer When: 7 p.m. Sunday, with a pre-concert talk at 6:15 p.m. Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $20 general, $8 students; www.mondaviarts.org, (530) 754-2787 The music of composer and longtime UC Davis faculty member Ross Bauer — who marked his […]