Get a signed copy of ‘Hollywood Comes to Woodland’

Historian and author David Wilkinson will sign copies of his new book, “Hollywood Comes to Woodland,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the historic Corner Drug Co., 602 Main St. in downtown Woodland. The event coincides with Woodland’s First Friday Art Walk. Also on hand will be Bill Hollingshead of Davis, whose father Paul’s […]

January 05, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

UC Davis art faculty are showcased through words and creative expression

The Pence Gallery’s first exhibit of 2012 promises to be both thought-provoking and meaty. During the fall, I got a glimpse into the studios of 12 members of the renowned UC Davis art department. The result is on view from Jan. 11 through Feb. 29 at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

‘Willy Wonka’ wants you!

Young actors ages 7 to 17 are invited to audition for the Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theater production of “Willy Wonka.” Try-outs are set at 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Mace Ranch. Callbacks will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11. The musical […]

January 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Auditions set for DMTC’s ‘Damn Yankees’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces auditions for its next production, “Damn Yankees,” opening Feb. 24 and playing through March 18 at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Mace Ranch. Auditions are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, with callbacks at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for the show directed by Rand Martin. Choreography […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Mendez brings flamenco tradition back to Davis

UPDATE ON JAN. 4: THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELED. Kina Mendez, a flamenco singer and dancer from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, will give a repeat performance in Davis this month. Her performance will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Tickets are $13 […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Acme presents ‘Cyrano’ starting Friday

Details What: Acme Theatre Company’s production of ‘Cyrano’ When: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 6-7 and 13-14, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 8 and 15 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $12 general, $10 for seniors and $8 for students; the Jan. 8 matinee will be a pay-what-you-can performance Info: Visit […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Guitar Shorty brings ‘blistering rock’ to The Palms

Alligator recording artist and master bluesman Guitar Shorty will perform songs from his latest release, “Bare Knuckle,” on Friday, Jan. 13, at The Palms Playhouse in Winters. Credited with influencing Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy, Shorty has been electrifying audiences for five decades with his supercharged live shows and his incendiary recordings, beginning in 1957 […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Country-western kick-starts the new year

RootStock will kick off the new year Friday with music by country-western singer Denny Colleret, beginning at 6 p.m., along with tastings from three local wineries. RootStock is at 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Colleret, a Vacaville singer and guitarist, has been recording and performing in Northern California since 1978. He has opened shows for […]

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Fun for all ages as DMTC, Davis Diamonds team up

Davis Musical Theatre Company and Davis Diamonds Gymnastics are joining forces to offer parents an opportunity to see the musical “Chicago” on Saturday evening while their kids are enjoying energetic but safe entertainment. Kids will be treated to free gymnastics play, games, pizza, dessert and a Disney movie — all under the watchful eyes of Davis […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

French/German film to be screened Friday

“I’ve Loved You So Long,” a 2007 French/German film directed by Philippe Claudel, 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 […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn folk dances this winter at DAC

The Davis Art Center is offering a six-week Beginning Folk Dance class from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, starting this week and continuing through Feb. 14. Students will learn easy traditional and contemporary folk dance from many countries in a fun social environment. The class, taught by Barbara Linderholm, is a good transition into Davis Art Center’s ongoing […]

January 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

DMTC, Davis Diamonds team up for Parents’ Night Out

Davis Musical Theatre Company and Davis Diamonds Gymnastics are joining forces to offer parents an opportunity to see the musical “Chicago” on Saturday evening while their kids are enjoying energetic but safe entertainment. Kids will be treated to free gymnastics play, games, pizza, dessert and a Disney movie — all under the watchful eyes of Davis […]

January 03, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

San Francisco Symphony visits Mondavi Center on Thursday

Check it out What: San Francisco Symphony, performing Tchaikovsky, Lizst and Ligeti When: 8 p.m. Thursday; a pre-concert talk is at 7 p.m. Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $50-$89 general, $25-$44.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org, (530) 754-2787 Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony return to Jackson Hall […]

January 03, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Celebrate with Lescroart on Tuesday

Davis author John Lescroart invites the community to a celebration of his new book, “The Hunter,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The book launch party will feature food by Stones Catering and music by the Caribbean Jazz Quintet with special guest Eric Boone on acoustic […]

January 01, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,