Portrait painting workshop offered at Pence Gallery

The Pence Gallery is hosting an Alla Prima portrait painting intensive mini-workshop this weekend at the gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Students will explore aspects of single-pose portrait study. The fee is $120 ($10 off for members) and covers […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Immigrants and beer-drinking survivors pass on their genes

* Editors note: This column originally ran in 2006 The popularity of beer and the consequent success of the brewing industry, world-wide, is a result of evolutionary biology and, in the case of our own country, to the mass movement of people to these shores in the nineteenth century. A bold claim. This is a […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Robinson talks about his latest book, ‘2312’

Local writer Kim Stanley Robinson will discuss his newest book, “2312,” at 7 p.m. Saturday at a Davis Astronomy Club meeting at Explorit Science Center, 3141 Fifth St. There are no dues required to be a member of the Davis Astronomy Club. Anyone interested in astronomy is welcome to attend the meeting. Robinson, whose “2312” […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DCC participates in Global Art Project for Peace

This week, 15,000 artists, including two groups from Davis, are joining in a worldwide, multicultural celebration of peace and diversity. Organized through the 10th Biennial Global Art Project for Peace, thousands of messages of global goodwill and friendship will simultaneously encircle the Earth as artists exchange their personal expressions of a World at Peace. In […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Tonight’s Titanic survivor family lecture cancelled

Due to low ticket sales, the Davis Musical Theater Company cancelled tonight’s talk by Joan Randall, the daughter and granddaughter of Titanic survivors. Randall, whose mother was 4 when the ship sank, spent years piecing together her family history. She took a cruise April 15 to the accident site on the 100th anniversary of the […]

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Aggie Arts interns get inside look at Mondavi operations

An internship program at the Mondavi Center is promoting a student membership with perks, as well as community awareness of the discounts for students — whether they attend UC Davis, Sacramento City College or even high school — and free tickets to certain Mondavi Center events for first-year UCD students. The Mondavi internship program — known […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Aye, it’s time for the136th Scottish Games

Once more the pipes will be calling local lads and lasses to the 136th Annual Sacramento Valley Scottish Games and Festival. Starting this Saturday, April 28, the Caledonian Club of Sacramento, a Scottish heritage association, will host the Scottish Games and Festival at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland. The games, modeled after the traditional […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Bang discusses his new book on Guaraldi

Derrick Bang, author of the new book “Vince Guaraldi at the Piano,” discusses the influential San Francisco jazz pianist on the latest edition of the KDRT radio program “Davisville.” Guaraldi is known best as the composer and performer of music for the first “Peanuts” television specials. He wrote and performed “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” a […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

KDVS fund drive continues through Sunday

Campus/community radio station KDVS — heard over the air at 90.3 FM, and available internationally at www.kdvs.org — is in the midst of its annual fundraising drive, with a goal of $64,000 in pledges by the end of the day Sunday. KDVS, which has studios in Lower Freeborn Hall on the UC Davis campus, broadcasts […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

The Artifact Gallery presents a multimedia showcase on Friday

The Artifact Gallery, a new addition to the Davis art landscape, is showcasing Dennis Brovald and Kris Rosa in collaboration with curator, Ally Hasche. Various artists are presenting work in the show, ranging from sculpture to photography. UC Davis graduate Thelonious Elliot is displaying a large installation consisting of plaster mold white frames, formed into […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Holoman to sign Munch biography on Friday

Author and scholar D. Kern Holoman will sign copies of his recently published biography of conductor Charles Munch on Friday, April 27,  at 7:30 p.m. at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in Davis. Munch (1891-1968) was a prominent conductor who led the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1949 to 1962, and founded the Orchestre de […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Summer solstice participants needed by May 11

The Summer Solstice SUNday Festival is looking for artists of all disciplines and solar energy enthusiasts to help in the art installation at the east area water tank off Mace Boulevard on June 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The application deadline is May 11. Those interested should email their request to [email protected] The water […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Two Man Gentlemen Band plays Sophia’s

Irreverent songwriters, expert instrumentalists, former street performers and consummate showmen, The Two Man Gentlemen Band — aka Fuller Condon and Andy Bean — bring their retro music to Sophia’s Thai Kitchen at 9 p.m. Thursday. Sophia’s is at 129 E St. in downtown Davis. Admission is $5. “The Gents have affection for pre-war American jazz and […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sheets to Rock Woodland Saturday April 28

The Sheets, a legendary San Francisco based band that gained quite a lot of notoriety in the Bay Area in the 1980’s, will take the stage at the Stag, 506 Main St., Woodland, as lead singer, Chris Domino’s, returns to his home town for his birthday. They released a self-produced EP “Undercover.” Approximately six months […]

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