Eco-friendly art carries out October’s green theme

“Low Carbon Pathways to an Artful Life” is the green theme for this month’s Second Friday ArtAbout, which features eco-friendly art and which coincides with a special downtown electric vehicle cruise Friday evening.

The e-vehicles will cruise through downtown Davis from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., ultimately landing at Central Park for a show-and-tell.

The Second Friday ArtAbout is a monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses. All events are free; many include refreshments and a chance to talk with the artists.

In keeping with the green theme, attendees are asked to walk, bike, ride their electric vehicle or take the train to downtown Davis.

Enjoy Heartroot at Happy Thursday

Heartroot will perform folk, Americana, blues, jazz and musical theater tunes at Rominger West Winery’s Happy Thursday event from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. The winery is at 4602 Second St., Suite 4, in Davis. Guests will snack on complimentary appetizers and sip discounted wine by the glass as they Heartroot’s music. Stone […]

‘Bye Bye Birdie’ opens at DMTC

Rock ’n’ roll’s first Broadway musical comes to Davis when the Davis Musical Theatre Company presents “Bye Bye Birdie,” Nov. 4-27. Directed and choreographed by Jan Isaacson, with musical direction by Chris Congdon, “Bye Bye Birdie” is a ripped-from-the-headlines satire from the 1950s. When an over-the-top rocker is drafted into the U.S. Army, his publicity […]

Scottish Ballet visits Mondavi on Oct. 19

The Scottish Ballet — a 36-dancer company touring the United States for the first time in a quarter-century — will perform at the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19. The program will be a double bill featuring choreographer Kenneth MacMillan’s classic “Song of the Earth,” set to Gustav Mahler’s “Das Lied […]

Music, dance liven up Cool Davis Festival

The Davis High School Baroque Ensemble, founded in 2009 as the newest instrumental ensemble in the Davis schools’ music program and the first group of its kind at the high school level in the country, will start Sunday’s Cool Davis Festival with “Heavenly Music, Earthly Pictures.” As the group plays Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by […]

Band breathes new life into retro songs

Jenny Lynn & Her Real Gone Daddies bring their rockabilly music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday from 5 to 7:15 p.m. at the Davis Farmers Market, Fourth and C streets in downtown Davis. The band is known for its classic covers and retro-style original songs (think Sun Records with a dash of honky-tonk). […]

Will Durst hits the political trail with a night of stand-up for DMTC

Details What: Political humorist Will Durst When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive Tickets: $15 in advance (www.dmtc.org or 756-3682) or $18 at the door Davis Musical Theatre Company welcomes political humorist Will Durst to its theater in Mace Ranch for a fundraising performance at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are […]

‘Frankenstein’ asks: Who was the real monster?

Check it out What: ‘Frankenstein’ Where: Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St. When: Oct. 5-30; 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays Tickets: $15-$38 (discounts for students, seniors, and groups). Call (916) 443-6722 or (888)4-STC-TIX Info: http://sactheatre.org/ Forget Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney […]

‘Sol omnibus lucet': Water tank mural ‘shines upon us all’

Muralists Sofia Lacin and Hennessy Christophel work on a massive municipal water tank and transform it into a vibrant, inviting piece of art.

The pair, business partners and friends since high school, won a $75,000 city grant last fall to make pretty a new 4 million-gallon water tank in East Davis. About 80 percent of their budget will cover the cost of materials, including three large metal sculptures.

Because the tank faces Interstate 80, city officials wanted it to be an eye-catching signature that would remind commuters of everything Davis is and has to offer.

“ ‘Discovery’ was our most key word,” Christophel said, and Lacin agreed. “We thought for months about ‘discovery.’ “

Author McConahay to appear at Avid Reader

Acclaimed author, journalist and filmmaker Mary Jo McConahay will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., in downtown Davis at 7:30 p.m. Friday to discuss her new book, “Maya Roads: One Woman’s Journey Among the People of the Rainforest.” In “Maya Roads,” McConahay draws upon her three decades of traveling and living in Central […]

Taste wine and benefit DHS Madrigals

The Davis High School Madrigals will sing, and adults can sample Yolo County wines, during a fundraiser titled “A Taste of Yolo County” from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Osteria Fasulo restaurant, 2657 Portage Bay Ave. East in Davis. Tickets are $20 in advance, available at Watermelon Music, 207 E St., or by emailing […]

Broadway comes to Davis for ‘One Night Only’

Some of the Sacramento area’s most sought-after award-winning talents take the stage Thursday to entertain audiences with “One Night Only,” a fundraiser benefiting the Davis Musical Theatre Company. Featuring some of Broadway’s rare gems, this one-night benefit will showcase many songs never before performed on the DMTC stage. “From the popular to the obscure, this […]

Environment showcased at film festival

The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival returns Thursday evening with inspirational films that share stories about the environment and community participation. This year’s event will include a silent auction and raffle. Doors to the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St., open at 6:30 p.m. with the films beginning at […]

Author wants to ‘unmake’ war

Author Kathleen Barry will present her recent book, “Unmaking War, Remaking Men: How Empathy Can Reshape Our Politics, Our Soldiers, and Ourselves,” on Saturday, Oct. 22. Her talk begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Amid all of the war news that saturates our lives, this book answers […]