Author dissects ‘Survivor’ on Saturday at Avid Reader

Author Larry Richardson will present his book, “The Essential Armchair Guidebook to Winning ‘Survivor,’ ” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. “The Essential Armchair Guidebook to Winning ‘Survivor’ ” is a thorough analysis of the strategies and interpersonal skills needed to win the popular reality television game. […]

Willett offers outdated books for free

Old science and math textbooks will be available for free on the Willett Elementary School quad, 1207 Sycamore Lane, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friday. For more information, call Chris Weber-Johnson at (530) 757-5460.

Ricky Skaggs brings Kentucky bluegrass to Mondavi Center

Details Who: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder When: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 Where: Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center Tickets: $35-$58 general, $17.50-$29 students; www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787 Musician Ricky Skaggs — who visits the Mondavi Center on Friday, Sept. 30, with his band Kentucky Thunder — is steeped in the traditions of bluegrass […]

Wineaux: Wining down those philosophy blues

I spend a lot of time interrogating (as we used to say in the literary theory circles I frequented in a previous incarnation) my slacker life. For a couple of years, Rebecca and I played around with the idea of writing a book on Slackerhood as a Spiritual and Political Practice, but, well, real slackers […]

Harris, Silverado play Friday at RootStock

Vacaville native Rick Harris and his band Silverado will play their outlaw-style country music from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Harris has been a charming, graceful and well-loved country music gentleman in Northern California for nearly a decade, accompanying his full-throated vocals with his acoustic rhythm guitar. His longtime […]

Teen curates eco-art exhibit

An eco-art exhibit curated by Davis teen Elizabeth Kubey, has been added to the Tsao Gallery at the Davis Art Center.

The eco-art exhibit features almost 40 pieces of art by students from Davis and Da Vinci high schools. The public is invited to come view the art at a reception Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Art Center, 1919 F St. Entry is free and refreshments will be served.

For Kubey, a senior at Davis High, curating the exhibit meant merging her own two biggest passions — art and the environment — and earning her Girl Scout Gold Award in the process.

She had been leaning toward an environmental project for her Gold Award, she said, when her sister, who lives in New York, sent her an article about a teenager there who had curated a teen art exhibit.

Notre Fille featured at Village Homes Performers Circle

Notre Fille, a new acoustic trio performing contemporary American folk songs as well as swing and samba classics featuring ethereal three-part harmonies, will be the featured act at Monday’s meeting of the Village Homes Performers Circle. The trio’s signature sound is an organic vocal blend that reflects the deep friendship among its members. Notre Fille […]

Rita Hosking celebrates her new CD with a Palms concert

Rita Hosking, an award-winning singer/songwriter and former Davis teacher, is releasing her fourth full-length album, “Burn,” this month. She’ll celebrate with her friends and fans at a CD release concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Hosking’s last CD, “Come Sunrise,” was honored as Best Country Album in […]

Yolo gets grant support for Art & Agriculture Project

YoloArts is among two dozen communities across the nation that have been recognized as leaders in weaving the arts into economic development. This recognition is in the form of a $63,000 grant from ArtPlace, a new public-private collaboration formed to accelerate creative placemaking across the United States. YoloArts received the recognition for its Art & […]

Tickets on sale for Everybody Dance Now!

Everybody Dance Now!, the second annual Davis High School Jazz Choir dance competition, is planned for 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Modeled after television shows like “So You Think You Can Dance” and “American Idol,” this one-night dance competition is open to all Davis […]

Season to feature Stoppard classic, hip-hop dance, and more

The upcoming season from the UC Davis theater and dance department features playwright Tom Stoppard’s modern classic “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” — an extremely witty play containing some of the funniest and finest back-and-forth dialog in contemporary theater. Other shows include a classic early 20th Century Spanish drama by Lorca, a new piece examining […]

Get to know Davis, or know it better, through pop culture

Is it possible to get to know Davis not just on the back of a bicycle but through art and pop culture? We think so. The list of Davis references and the work of current or onetime Davis folks in all manner of books, movies, music, television and more turns out to be mighty long. […]

Concerts abound on UC Davis music department calendar

There are many concerts planned for the upcoming season by the UC Davis music department, many of which feature distinguished visiting artists. Here is a breakdown of performances by some of the larger ensembles: UC Davis symphony orchestra The season begins on October 21 with a free concert, “Rising Stars of Opera.” The first half […]

Misconceptions

“It’s all about the lyrics,” my brother’s roommate said in reference to Immortal Technique. This was five years ago. Roomie was a nice guy, but stereotypical rap fan — even had 2pac and Scarface posters on his wall. So, I assumed Immortal Technique was just another gangster rapper. Boy, was I wrong. A few weeks ago, […]