‘Dreaming in English’ author recalls Korean childhood

Meet the author Who: Jeannie Johng-Nishikawa of Davis, presenting “Dreaming in English” When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., downtown Davis Info: (530) 758-4040 “Dreaming in English” is a memoir almost entirely written in the hours between midnight and 6 a.m., jotted down on a notepad at the kitchen table. A […]

Davis man’s book offers a unique look at baseball

Joe Taxiera of Davis will present his new book, “A Unique Look at Big League Baseball,” and sign copies on Saturday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. His appearance is from 2 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The full-color, 382-page guide to all things baseball is currently being used […]

‘The Tree of Life’: utterly lifeless

‘The Tree of Life’ No stars Starring: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken, Fiona Shaw Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity At one point during writer/director Terrence Malick’s unforgivably tedious slog of a movie, Brad Pitt’s Mr. O’Brien — while listening to a favorite piece of classical music, and no doubt wanting to comment […]

Woodland Library calls ‘world travelers’ to summer programs

Pack your bags to travel the globe this summer as the Woodland Public Library presents “One World, Many Stories” during its Summer Reading Club for kids. Children will explore places from Albuquerque to Zaire through stories, crafts, music, dance and other activities. The 2011 Summer Reading Club is open to young people, preschoolers through teens, […]

Teens, adults can learn portrait photography

Interested in learning studio and natural lighting portraiture? Novice and experienced photographers ages 15 and older can learn portrait photography at the Davis Art Center this summer, June 28 through July 13. The class meets from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Topics include techniques of lighting and posing, working with groups and individuals, use […]

Dance concert puts our hands around the world

Details What: “Hands Around the World” dance concert by Mumbo Gumbo, to benefit global humanitarian projects When: 8 p.m. Saturday, June 11 (gates open at 7 p.m. for picnicking) Where: Davis Art Center outdoor stage, 1919 F St. Tickets: $15 in advance, Watermelon Music, 207 D St., Davis; The Beat, 1700 J St., Sacramento; and […]

Grasso’s evening is full of lucky 7′s

Matthew Grasso invites local residents to his fifth annual celebration of the seven-string guitar, “7-Strings and Beyond,” precisely at 7:07 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, at Watermelon Music, 207 E St. in downtown Davis. Performers will include: * Grasso, Matthew Foley and Eric Rasmussen, otherwise known as Trio 7, playing movie themes on extended seven-string […]

UCD geologist speaks at poetry conference

UC Davis geologist Eldridge Moores will lead a geology field trip and give the keynote talk at this year’s Poetic Spirit Conference, scheduled for June 17-19 in Cedarville in Modoc County. The Poetic Spirit Conference was created in response to poets’ and writers’ desire to inform their work through field study, workshops, readings and reflection. […]

Young actors will hone their skills

Calling all actors, ages 8-15! Registration is being taken now for a summer mini-camp at the Davis Art Center. Students will produce an adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast.” All participants are guaranteed a significant speaking part in this class designed to empower creative expression, develop poise, facilitate communication skill and hone acting skills, says […]

Photos on exhibit at Davis Cemetery

An exhibition of framed photographic works of Karen Connell will be on display this month at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Community members are invited to a free open house and reception for the artist from 1 to […]

UCD grad part of comedy show

John Crosthwaite, a 1997 UC Davis graduate, is among the players in Cook County Regulars, which will perform at ComedySportz in Sacramento next week. Crosthwaite is joined by Joe Flynn and Mike McKeogh in the Regulars, formed while all three were at the Theatre School at DePaul University. The trio will be “heartfelt, hilarious and […]

Rhythm & Ribs boosts St. John’s

Save the date for the fifth annual Rhythm & Ribs, Saturday, July 23, featuring The Dave Russell Band. The event — which features a barbecue dinner and music — will run from 6 to 10 p.m. in Woodland, on North Cleveland Street near Kentucky Avenue. Ticket are $30 each, purchased in advance, or $35 at […]

Travel the world through photographs

Davis photographer Laurie Friedman will display her favorite photographs from her travels to more than 70 countries at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. This is her first solo photography show. Friedman will be honored at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 10, at I-House as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout. […]

Wineaux: Don’t miss the Winkler Dinner — great food, great wine

Every year, the student group DEVO (Davis Enology and Viticulture Organization) puts on a fundraising gala, the Winkler Dinner. It used to take place under the famous Winkler vine that at one time covered 3,600 square feet and produced 150 pounds of fruit a year. Named for the late Professor of Viticulture Albert J. Winkler, […]