Chinese zither concert planned at Vets’ Theater

Chiffon Fu will play the Chinese zither (Guzheng) at a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. She’ll be joined by several local Chinese musicians. Fu graduated from the National Taiwan Academy of Art and was grand champion of the prestigious Taiwan National Guzheng Competition in […]

Choir members preparing for Community Idol

Details What: Davis Community Idol competition When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $6 in advance, available at Watermelon Music, 207 E St., or $8 at the door Members of the Davis High Advanced Treble Choir were pulling double duty this week, both preparing for […]

Halloween costume rentals benefit UCD theater, dance department

Need a Halloween costume? Look no further than the UC Davis department of theater and dance’s Enchanted Cellar. UCD students, faculty, staff and community members may choose from dozens of detailed and whimsical costumes inspired by history, popular culture, fantasy and more. New offerings this year include Superman, Catwoman, Spectra from Watchmen, Captain America, Raggedy […]

Melton, Madrigals, YCCC host fundraisers in refurbished hall

People who are interested in checking out the refurbished upper hall at the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge — and giving an assist to three local nonprofit organizations — may wish to attend one of the following upcoming events in the hall, at 415 Second St. * On Thursday, Oct. 20, Barry “The Fish” Melton and […]

Singer-songwriter performs in Davis

Lodi-based singer-songwriter Bart Vogel will be the featured act at Monday’s Village Homes Performers Circle. Vogel writes and plays indie-pop Americana, ranging from voice-driven blues to reflective guitar instrumentals. His songs thematically focus on the divine, family and what it takes to navigate relationships with both. The free gathering runs from 6:45 to 9 p.m. at […]

k.d. lang goes back to her roots

Details Who: k.d. lang When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $41-$76 general, $21-$39 students; (530) 754-2787 or www.mondaviarts.org What better place to see the “cow-punk” princess, k.d. lang, than the cow town of Davis? Lang and the Siss Boom Bang, along with Teddy Thompson, will […]

Point of Brew: Rugby football is a sport Americans deserve

Most Americans do not know that the Rugby World Cup contest, which takes place only once every four years, is currently under way in New Zealand. We in the United States are too much engaged in the opening of the football season and closing of the baseball season, with the endless playoffs between this and […]

African children’s choir gives free concert in Woodland

Uganda’s Watoto Children’s Choir will visit Woodland United Fellowship, 240 N. West St., at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, to share their music, culture and life stories with local schoolchildren and the community. All are welcome and admission is free. Accompanied by music and dance — an energetic fusion of contemporary gospel and traditional African […]

Concert features Sufi devotional songs, Turkish folk music

TimnaTal Music presents a night of Turkish Sufi mystic music, poetry and images at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Latif Bolat, a Turkish singer, composer and scholar, will present a repertoire ranging from Sufi devotional songs and Turkish folk music to classical pieces. His […]

Rock Band U’s concert benefits arts foundation

Mark your calendars: Rock Band University’s third annual Halloween Concert on Saturday, Oct. 22, will feature five rocking bands whose members are ages 10 to 16. Doors at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St., open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5, which […]

See opera’s rising stars on Mondavi stage

Check it out What: “Rising Stars of Opera” When: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: Free, but they must be picked up at the Mondavi Center box office or reserved at www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787 for a nominal processing charge The Mondavi Center will […]

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

I needed a change in venue. My friend suggested we check out the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco. It was free, we could crash at his cousin’s, why not? It was much more than just strictly bluegrass. We arrived late Saturday afternoon, in time to see Steve Earl. Cousin informed me that Steve […]

Singer-songwriter featured at Village Homes Performers Circle

The Village Homes Performers Circle gathers from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East in Davis. This free event features performers of all levels and creative expressions, and is held the fourth Monday of each month (except December). Sign-up begins at 6:45 p.m., with sign-up […]

Architectural abstracts on exhibit at Gallery 1855

Gallery 1855 presents an exhibition of architectural abstracts by Michael Radin and Joseph Finkleman in November. Hours are 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in the Davis Cemetery District Office, 820 Pole Line Road. A free open house and reception for the artists will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. […]