Natsoulas hosts holiday celebration, auction

The John Natsoulas Gallery will host its first Holiday Celebration and Silent Auction from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Dec. 10. The gallery is at 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Guests will enjoy musical performances, poetry readings, dance and performance painting while viewing and bidding on art created by more than 60 local artists. Performers […]

Nelson Collection showcased at tour

Renny Pritikin, director of the Nelson Gallery at UC Davis, will take visitors on an informal talking tour of selections from The Nelson Permanent Collection on view in the Nelson Gallery. The tour is planned at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6; the gallery is in Nelson Hall, formerly the University Club. On view are works by Paul […]

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 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 in South […]

Muzzy gets jazzy at RootStock

Local art teacher Bob Muzzy is jazzing things up Friday evening at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. He’ll play classic jazz on solo guitar from 6 to 8 p.m. Muzzy has been a musician for more than 30 years, but only recently has found the time and opportunity to begin sharing his talent […]

Yolo Mambo plays Thursday at winery

Yolo Mambo will uncork some new Christmas songs from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Berryessa Gap winery, 27260 Highway 128, just west of Winters. For more information, call (530) 795-3201 or visit or

UCD theater crew on the radio

Judith Plank, host of “Two Broadscasting,” which airs every Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on KDRT, 95.7FM, will interview five members of the upcoming UC Davis production of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” this week. Joining her in the studio will be Michael Barakiva, director; Kourtney Lampedecchio, scenic designer; Maggie Chan, costume designer; Jeremy Oase, who plays Claudius; and […]

Craven releases new CD at Palms concert Friday

Joe Craven and the Joe Craven Trio will celebrate the official launch of their new CD “One Four All” on Friday at The Palms Playhouse in Winters. Craven has long been one of the region’s most gifted and innovative players. Whether playing fiddle and mandolin in a bluegrass, folk, Latin or jazz setting, or amazing […]

‘White Christmas’

The Woodland Opera House will present Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” opening Friday, Nov. 25, and running through Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, as well as at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. The 
production stars, from left, Scott Woodard, Catherine Nickerson, Matt Kohrt and Kirsten Myers. For tickets ($15 […]

Logos offers philosophers and French groups, storytime

A Philosophers’ Circle meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis. The next meeting is Dec. 6. All are welcome to attend. The shop also offers a French conversation group, La Table Française, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the second […]

Artists share insights into water work

Artists Hennessey Christophel, in red shirt at left, and Sofia Lacin, in tan shirt second from left, talk with friends and supporters at the unveiling Saturday of their mural on the East Area water tank east of Mace Boulevard and north of Interstate 80. The artists will talk about their recently completed public art project, […]

City Council to consider proposal that could help Acme Theatre cover rent

Hope is on the horizon for the Acme Theatre Company. The Davis City Council will consider a resolution Tuesday evening that would establish a teen services grant fund, which could alleviate a financial dilemma that has threatened the continuation of Acme’s youth programs. Acme is a youth-run theater organization that traces its roots to the […]

Davis resident to compete on ‘The Price is Right’

Davis resident Michelle McKim is scheduled to appear on television’s longest-running game show, “The Price is Right,” on Wednesday morning. The episode airs at 10 a.m. on Channel 13. Currently hosted by Drew Carey, “The Price is Right” has been on air in one form or another since 1956, with contestants guessing the price of merchandise. […]

Sex Panther invades Davis on Friday

The Los Angeles-based duo Sex Panther — Aaron Cool and Ryan Fontana — will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at KetMoRee, 238 G St. in downtown Davis. They have headlining at some of the hottest clubs and private parties in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, according to their promoters, Luz Promotions. […]

See ‘A Song for Martin’ on Friday

“A Song for Martin,” a 2001 Swedish film directed by Bille August, 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 p.m. and the film […]