Chill out with jazz at Thursday Live! next week

The Blue Tones and Calvin Handy and The Jazz Patrol will be swaying the house with smooth jazz tunes at Thursday Live! on Thursday, Oct. 6. The series of concerts continues at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. All shows are […]

GMO foods documentary will be screened Monday in Davis

Big Screen Cinema and LabelGMOs will screen the film “The Future of Foods,” a documentary by Deborah Koons Garcia, at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. “The Future of Foods” examines the creeping existence and consequences of genetically engineered foods in our diet. […]

Slam poetry artists will perform at International Festival

Four award-winning young poets from the UC Davis Sacramento Area Youth Speaks program will perform their fast-moving spoken words at the International Festival on Saturday at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Spoken-word artists who will perform beginning at 4 p.m. include Mannie Rizvi, a UC Davis student and president of the […]

Got talent? Auditions are Nov. 10

The city of Davis Community Services Department is seeking performers for its second annual Davis’ Got Talent Show. Auditions will take place Thursday, Nov. 10, and 12 finalists will be selected to compete at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The winner will be awarded […]

Exhibit highlights fiber artists’ individuality

Check it out What: “8 Visions: Art Quilts,” group quilt exhibit with Gayle Bondurant, Cynthia Caroff, Diana Connolly, Hannah Hunter, Nancy Elliott Macdonald, Dianne Madison, Ann Von Kugelgen and Terri Wolf When: Oct. 5-Nov. 18; Second Friday ArtAbout reception on Oct. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. Where: Tsao Gallery, Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. […]

Hear poetry in the garden at UC Davis

The UC Davis Arboretum invites fans of good writing and beautiful gardens to enjoy a reading by two local poets at noon Wednesday, Oct. 5. Vanessa Niño-Tapia is a third-year master’s student in civil engineering-water resources at UC Davis. She is Yoeme (Yaqui Indian), self-identifies as Chicana, and is the first in her family to […]

Enjoy a slice of Cake next week at Freeborn Hall

Dig in What: Cake When: 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 6-7 Where: Freeborn Hall, UC Davis Tickets: $32 in advance, $42 at the door; (530) 752-1915 and tickets.com Music fans are in for a treat: You can have your Cake and see them two times, as they play back-to-back shows next week at UC […]

And they all lived happily ever after …

Davis High School drama students present “A Fairytale Frenzy: A Children’s Carnival” on Sunday in Central Park. The fundraiser is the students’ first for their big trip next summer to Scotland, to participate in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

After an anonymous nomination by a Davis community member and a lengthy application process, the DHS drama department was accepted for the Scottish arts festival last May.

Sunday’s activities included performances by the theater troupe Fairie Tales on Request, hair braiding, face painting, races, arts and crafts and a scavenger hunt.

Elly Awards go to Woodland, Davis theater companies

Actors, producers, directors, designers, dancers, choreographers and playwrights for Sacramento regional community theater were honored Sunday night at the 29th annual Elly Awards at the Crest Theater. Named for Eleanor McClatchy, a devoted patron of the arts and former publisher of the Sacramento Bee, the Elly Awards celebrate excellence in Sacramento regional community theater. The Woodland […]

Art Center offers folk dance class

The Davis Art Center offers a six-week beginning folk dance class from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 4 and continuing through Nov. 8. 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 […]

Novelist Franzen to open speaker series

Award-winning novelist Jonathan Franzen will open the Mondavi Center’s distinguished speaker series at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Franzen’s 2001 novel, “The Corrections,” won the National Book Award for fiction and was nominated or was a finalist for, among others, the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction and PEN/Faulkner Award. In 2005, […]

Wayne Shorter graces Mondavi stage Saturday

A longtime mover-and-shaker in modern jazz, saxophonist Wayne Shorter brings his quartet to the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Saturday. From his early work with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, through his performances as a member of Miles Davis’ 1960s quintet to co-founding the fusion-era super-group Weather Report in 1970, Shorter has been a leading figure […]

Craft Center looks at corsets as art

The Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis presents “Of Corset” — an exhibit of corsets as undergarment, outerwear, costume and art object — by Craft Center staff members Kaleigh Brady, Clinton Gibson, Sarah Beth Rawls, Laura Reyes,Jennifer Rutherford and Carrie Tamber. The exhibit opened Monday and will continue through Friday, Oct. 28. The artists will […]

Environmental Film Festival returns to Davis on Oct. 13

Details What: Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival on Tour When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $10 each, available online and at the door Inspirational films that share stories about the environment and community participation will be […]