Dugout darling opens next weekend at DMTC

That’s the ticket What: DMTC’s “Damn Yankees” When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 24-March 18 Where: DMTC’s Hoblit Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis Tickets: $18 general, $16 students/seniors, $14 for groups of 10 or more; www.dmtc.org or (530) 756-3868 It’s not quite baseball season yet, but a team of […]

Gershwin concerts raise funds for Citizens Who Care

Citizens Who Care presents its 20th annual benefit concert, “ ‘s Wonderful: The Great Lyrics of Ira Gershwin,” at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Ira Gershwin is best known for his work with his brother George — one of the most successful […]

Hot jazz, cool evening for DHS Bands

Tickets are still available for “An Evening at the Coconut Grove,” a fundraiser to support the Davis High School Bands. For one magical evening in March, the DHS Band Boosters will recreate the ambiance of the legendary Coconut Grove jazz club, where patrons can relax and enjoy dinner and a full evening of jazz entertainment. […]

Davis choir to be featured on KVIE

The Davis Threshold Choir will be featured on the KVIE ViewFinder series “Living with Pain,” airing at 7 p.m. Wednesday. One of the people featured in the program is local songwriter and choir member Tina Greene, who is currently unable to sing because of an injury. The Threshold Choir is a volunteer service group that […]

Not your Grammies Grammys

The 2012 Grammy Awards broadcast was the second highest-viewed Grammy show in its history. No doubt Whitney Houston’s recent death had an impact. It was a recurring theme throughout the night. The tributes were tastefully done. LL Cool J opened with a prayer. It was an odd sight though, seeing Lady Gaga somberly bowing her […]

Dance therapy helps cancer patients, survivors

Cancer patients and survivors are invited to join free dance movement therapy classes at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. The classes run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 23-May 17, with no session April 5. Nandi Szabo, a registered dance movement therapist, will be the instructor. To register, call (916) 529-1079 […]

Craft Center instructor’s work on exhibit

The Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis presents “Hollow,” flame-worked sculpture and vessels by Craft Center flame-working instructor Andrew Phillips, in an exhibit opening Friday and continuing through March 16. Located in the South Silo Building on the UCD campus, the gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. […]

Tree-O featured at Rominger West’s Happy Thursday

Lively tunes by Tree-O, catering by Stone Soup and discounted wine by the glass will be featured at Rominger West Winery’s weekly happy hour, Happy Thursday. The fun runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the winery, 4602 Second St. in Davis. George Haver, Rick Palkovic and Jamie Knapp come together to make the ultimate […]

Guided tour highlights Nature’s Gallery Court

Nature’s Gallery Court, a new feature in the UC Davis Arboretum, will be highlighted during a free public tour of the Arboretum beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday. “Nature’s Gallery” is a ceramic mosaic mural composed of more than 140 tiles hand-crafted by UCD students and community members. The tiles showcase drought-tolerant plants from the Arboretum […]

Folk music jam session set Friday

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 […]

Davis High School choir auditions set for mid-March

Audition applications for the Davis High School Advanced Treble Choir, Jazz Choir and the Madrigal Singers are now available at all attendance offices at the junior and senior high schools. The forms are also available on the following choir websites: * Advanced Treble Choir: www.dhstreblechoir.org; * Jazz Choir: www.dhsjazzchoir.org; and * Madrigal Singers: www.davismadrigals.com. All choir audition applications must be postmarked […]

Kurosawa’s last film to be screened Friday

“Madadayo,” a 1993 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film series, now in its 15th year. Guests will hear introductory comments by retired UC Davis professor Isao Fujimoto before the screening. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at […]

‘Titanic’ auditions set at DMTC

Auditions for “Titanic: The Musical” are planned this month at the Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Peña Drive in Mace Ranch. DMTC will present the musical in April, 100 years after the sinking of the Titanic. The theater company will recreate the last meal served aboard the ill-fated luxury cruise liner as a fundraiser. Auditions […]

Country singer kicks off big-name series at The Davis Graduate

Check it out Who: Country singer David Nail When: 8:30 p.m. Friday Where: The Davis Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd. Tickets: $22 presale, visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com; $27 at the door; patrons must be 18 or older Put on your cowboy boots and hats, country music fans, and head to The Davis Graduate, the premier country spot in town. […]