‘The Last Crop’ film to be shown Thursday

“The Last Crop,” a documentary telling the story of Capay Valley farmers Jeff and Annie Main, will be screened from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in 1322 Storer Hall at UC Davis. The Mains, who run Good Humus Produce, both graduated from UCD and started organic farming in 1976. The duo was part of the […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Davisite creates bronze tribute to dam builders

“What is all the fuss about?” Those were not the words artist Sutton Betti had in mind when sculpting “Puddler’s Lunch Break,” a monument in Boulder City, Nev. However, the statue created a lot of controversy when it was installed a couple of years ago in this small town 20 miles southeast of Las Vegas […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

‘Que Sera, Sera': Doris Day tribute concert set in Woodland

Details Who: Laura Didier and the Jim Martinez Jazz Trio When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: $20 general, $10 children, www.woodlandoperahouse.org, (530) 666-9617 The Woodland Opera House will present Laura Didier and the Jim Martinez Jazz Trio in concert in a tribute to singer/actress Doris Day […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Chamber music concert features Davis standouts

Check it out Who: Chamber Music Society of Sacramento, featuring soprano Rebecca Plack and cellist Julie Hochman, both of Davis When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road, Davis Tickets: $28 general, $22 seniors, $12 students, available at the door Soprano Rebecca Plack and cellist Julie Hochman — performers who live and […]

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Apply now for Madrigals’ choral workshop

Applications are still available for the Davis High School Madrigals’ Feb. 18 choral workshop for children in grades kindergarten through six. The event will run from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Instructional Performing Arts Building on the DHS campus, 315 W. 14th St. A joint concert with the Madrigals will conclude the workshop, at […]

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Hear Mad Cow String Band at Luigi’s

The Mad Cow String Band will perform at Luigi’s new Davis location, 213 E St., at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15. Doors open at 8 p.m. This high-energy acoustic quartet, which was founded in Davis in 2003, is known for getting crowds pumped up with its infectious brand of bluegrass music. A $5 cover will […]

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Mike Justis Band plays at Happy Thursday

The Mike Justis Band will perform at Happy Thursday this week, the weekly happy hour event at Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., treat yourself to discounted wine by the glass and enjoy Justis’ lively tunes plus catering by Stone Soup. The Mike Justis Band can be found […]

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Celebrate World Happy Day at film screening

A free movie, “Happy,” will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. Organizers say thousands of people will join together in communities across the globe to experience the film and begin their journeys toward healthier and happier lives. “Happy” is the latest film from Academy Award-nominated director Roko Belic, who […]

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Film screenings planned for Black History Month

Big Screen Cinema will show two films in honor of Black History Month on Friday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis. The films are “Neshoba: The Price of Freedom” and “The Naked Option.” The first film in the double feature is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Chicken, barnyard and bicycle art sought for Tour de Cluck silent auction

Tour de Cluck organizers have issued a call to artists for chicken-, barnyard- and bicycle-themed art for its silent auction fundraiser. The popular bike tour of Davis chicken coops returns May 26. The auction will accompany the third annual paean to poultry, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Origami group meets at library

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in the Blanchard Room at the  Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. First-timers and more advanced folders are welcome.  The 2 to 3 p.m. hour will be geared for beginners. For information, email [email protected] or call (530) 753-6093.

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

I-House hosts weekly open-mic series

All ages are welcome at the premiere of an ongoing series of open-microphone informal cultural exchanges of music, spoken word and graphic art from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday at International House, Davis. The programs will be ongoing weekly through May at I-House, 10 College Park. The first night will showcase Viramundo, featuring Scarlet Huber, […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘The Woman in Black': Laughably gloomy

“The Woman in Black” Two stars Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer, Liz White Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity and numerous scenes of young children in peril This film opens with such promise. Sherlock Holmes’ England comes to vibrant life at the hands of production designer Kave Quinn, and star Daniel Radcliffe seems fully […]

February 03, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Library hosts ‘Snowy Day’ reading

The Yolo County Library invites parents, caregivers and children throughout the county to a special event from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Ezra Jack Keats’ ground-breaking book, “The Snowy Day.” Beth Wrenn-Estes will […]

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