UCD prof speaks about art in San Francisco

UC Davis design professor James Housefield will speak at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco about the art on exhibit in “Pissaro’s People.” His talk is titled “Figures in a Landscape: The Beauty of Pissarro’s People,” and gives special attention to the geographical concepts behind artist Camille […]

A November to Remember

This November is a month I’ll remember for live hip-hop. First up was Curren$y and Method Man at Ace of Spades in Sacramento. As a massive Curren$y fan, I had high expectations and he did not disappoint. With a cast on his leg, Curren$y sat on a sofa the entire show. It actually made sense […]

UCD fleshes out cost of Mondavi Center’s new skin

UC Davis last week released the terms of a $7.1 million mediated settlement that will pay to fix its leaky landmark, the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. UCD reached a deal with the general contractor, McCarthy Building Companies, Boora Architects of Portland, Ore., 10 subcontractors, three insurance companies and the company that produced the original […]

Immigration film, discussion planned at I-House

“Why We Come,” a film about migrants living in a community like this one, will be screened at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. A discussion about immigrants in Yolo County will follow the screening. The event is sponsored by the Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network. A special guest […]

Davis student selected for Mondavi Center SFJAZZ High School All-Stars

Davis High School student Noah Wolfe has been chosen as one of the members of a new music ensemble, the Mondavi Center SFJAZZ High School All-Stars. Wolfe, who plays the guitar, was selected by a panel of judges during a closed audition in September. “We at Davis High — and in particular, the DHS Jazz […]

Multicultural program benefits kids in South Asia

CultureShock, an evening of multicultural music, dance and magic, is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the ARC Ballroom at UC Davis. Featured performers include 3D, Fiesta Dance N’ Fitness, The Spokes, Afterglow, Lashkara, Popping Club and Unbound Progression. The event is a fundraiser for Visions, which works with underprivileged youths […]

Folklorico Latino dance troupe celebrates 25 years

Northern California’s popular folk dance troupe, the Folklorico Latino de Woodland, will bring the 2011 season to a close with a rousing cultural dance program, “Celebrando El Anivesario de Plata,” at the Woodland Opera House on Saturday, Nov. 19. This will be a showcase celebrating the troupe’s 25 years of folk dance. Doors open at […]

Yolo County Library, UC Davis present ‘Big Read’

The UC Davis department of evolution and ecology and the Center for Population Biology, in partnership with the Yolo County Library, will sponsor the first “Big Read: Open Access Science” for Yolo County residents this winter. The Big Read will feature the book “Here is a Human Being,” by Misha Angrist, an assistant professor at […]

For the record

The Village Homes Arts & Crafts Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. An incorrect time was included in Thursday’s caption. ———— Aella Boutique’s name was misspelled in Sunday’s “Comings & Goings” column.

Village Homes artisans sell their wares

Ceramics, jewelry, cards, books, paintings, woodblock prints, wildlife photography, local honey, baked goods and more will be featured at the third annual Village Homes Arts & Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Guests can enjoy live music and free […]

‘J. Edgar’: Too contrived an agenda

‘J. Edgar’ 2.5 stars Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Donovan, Josh Lucas Rating: R, and rather stupidly, for fleeting profanity A fascinating film could be made about the life of notorious FBI autocrat J. Edgar Hoover. “J. Edgar,” sadly, is not that film. Scripter Dustin Lance Black’s approach to this […]

Gym offers contra dance lesson

A free contra dancing lesson will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave., Davis. Dancing follows from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Mavis McGaugh will be the caller and the band Star Thistle — Cheryl McKinney, David Wright, Lonna Whipple and Dave Kistler — will perform. Beginners attending the free lesson will […]

Holmes bands present formal winter concert

The Holmes Junior High School Band Program’s first formal concert of the year is planned at 7 p.m. Thursday at Davis High School’s Brunelle Performance Hall, 315 W. 14th St. Admission is free. Under the direction of Clyde Quick, the Holmes Jazz Band and the seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade Concert bands will play selections of […]

Pence Gallery presents ‘Waste Land’ film

The Pence Gallery will show the 2010 documentary “Waste Land” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. The film explores the collaboration of renowned artist Vik Muniz, as he works together with the Brazilian garbage pickers, to create work. Admission is $5 for the public or $2 for members. Free popcorn will be available. The gallery is […]