Sacramento Choral Society releases Verdi Requiem CD

The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra has released a live recording of the Verdi Requiem, recorded in concert at the Mondavi Center on March 19 before an audience of some 1,400 people. The performance, under the baton of conductor Donald Kendrick, featured the nearly 20o voices of the Sacramento Choral Society and a full orchestra, joined by […]

Breathe Owl Breathe plays Sophia’s on Friday

Hear more What: Breathe Owl Breathe When: 11 p.m. Friday Where: Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 219 E St., Davis Admission: $7, at the door Info: (530) 758-4333 or The old-time charm and backwoods aesthetic of Michigan’s Breathe Owl Breathe is the perfect antidote to busy, noisy urban life. And Davis residents can enjoy some of […]

Montgomery School hosts book sale

Local families can get ready for summer reading at a community book sale from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Montgomery Elementary School, 1441 Danbury Court in South Davis. Books for all ages will be for sale, as well as coffee and breakfast pastries. Local residents may donate books for the sale by dropping donations […]

Author shares ‘Hidden Blessings’

Davis author Janice Martinez will present her book, “Hidden Blessings,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Autobiographical and spiritual in tone, the book uses anecdotes and “Godisms,” or small miracles and answered prayers from her past, to bring to life Martinez’s belief that God can have personal […]

Gallery 625′s June exhibition hits the road

The highways, trucks, deserts and mountains of California’s Central Valley provide the inspiration for the paintings of Rachel Kline, the artist featured in the upcoming “Roadworks” exhibition at Gallery 625. Kline grew up in Arizona, where she was influenced by the light, and on coming to the Central Valley found herself moved by both the […]

The 8-Tracks will rock the house

The 8-Tracks bring their unique classic rock performance to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The 8-Tracks play classic rock of the early ’60s through the ’80s with a smattering of tunes from ’90s and beyond, and engage the audience using costumes, sound […]

‘Notting Hill’ is part of film series

“Notting Hill,” a 1999 British romantic comedy starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts, will be screened Friday evening as part of the International Film Series. Refreshments are served at 7:30 p.m., with the program beginning promptly at 8 p.m. at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. The screening is co-sponsored by the United Nations […]

UCD warns of fundraising scam

UC Davis and Sacramento State University are warning the public about a scam in which people are going door-to-door asking for money to support music programs. UCD said neither the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh, the department of music nor the department of theater and dance raise money door-to-door. The scam artists have told residents they’re […]

Poetry reading planned June 1

The Poetry Night Reading Series welcomes poet Dennis Schmitz to the Bistro 33 stage at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Schmitz is the author of several books of poetry, including “We Weep for Our Strangeness” (1969), “Double Exposures” (1971), “Goodwill, Inc.” (1976), “String” (1980), “Singing” (1985), “Eden” (1989), “About the Night: Selected and New Poems” (1993) and more recently, “The Truth Squad” […]

Acme stages raucous Italian farce from the 1700s

Details What: Acme Theatre Company’s “The Servant of Two Masters” When: 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday (gates open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking); bring blankets, lawn chairs and jackets Where: Davis Art Center outdoor stage, 1919 F St. Admission: Free, but donations are accepted with gratitude as cast members pass the hat at intermission Info: […]

DHS Jazz-N-Pops Concert is June 4

Don’t miss Jazz-N-Pops, the final Davis High School concert of the school year, featuring the talents of the Jazz Choir, Concert Choir and Jazz Combo. Audience members will hear music from the Broadway musical “Chicago,” “Avenue Q,” “Spamalot,” “Hair Spray” and more. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at […]

The Hangover II: A case of the staggers

‘The Hangover Part II’ 3 stars Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Paul Giamatti, Mason Lee Rating: R, for profanity, drug use, sexual content, graphic nudity and flashes of violence While “The Hangover Part II” probably will satisfy most of the folks who turned its 2009 predecessor into such a […]

Illustration classes aimed at youths

Two classes will be offered at the Pence Gallery this summer for children ages 9-14, taught by illustrator Jed Alexander. “How to Draw Words and Write Pictures,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, June 21-July 26, will teach students about character design, telling a story in the comics form, and how to create their own […]

Electro dance scene is all a-Glow

The downtown Davis dance scene lacks diversity. At most bars. you’ll hear the same rap and pop hits. But inside Woodstock’s Pizza, 219 G St., you’ll find electronic dance music, including dubstep, glitch-hop, drum-n-bass and breaks, at Glow, a black-light dance party every Saturday featuring DJ Rogue. Hours are 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. “Woodstock’s […]