Holiday songs, with gusto

The Davis Art Center Mini-Musical Singers will perform at Thursday night’s Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. on the E Street Plaza, in the 200 block of E Street downtown. The chorus is composed of elementary school students from all over Davis, and is directed by Mindy Manville and conducted by Breanne Stambusky. The students […]

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Holiday music makes the market even more festive

The Davis Farmers Market will present holiday music from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 3, 10, 17 and 24, under the pavilion in Central Park at Fourth and C streets in downtown Davis. Saturday’s holiday music lineup includes the Davis High School Orchestra, Davis Chinese Christian Church, The Souterrain, Suzuki Music Studio, UC Davis […]

December 02, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Colombian Carnival comes to Davis stage

Local residents will enjoy a taste of Colombian Carnival at the 12th annual Colombian Serenade, “The Barranquilla Moon,” on Saturday, Dec. 10. The event will pay tribute to the late Joe Arroyo and Estercita Forero, two music icons of Carnival music who made their home in Barranquilla, Colombia. Performances slated to grace the Brunelle Performance […]

December 02, 2011 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Shop local for your wine gifts

Gift-giving season has arrived with its usual fanfare: fantastic sales, “White Christmas” muzak, craft fairs of all sorts and every imaginable incarnation of the North Pole crew. For my part, I’ve taken both the Buy Local pledge and the Simplify-the-Holidays pledge. The two occasionally conflict, of course (wouldn’t it be simplest to buy nothing?), but […]

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

DHS choral concert planned Dec. 13

The Davis High School Winter Choral Concert will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The Advanced Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Jazz Choir and Madrigal Singers will present an array of holiday selections for all to enjoy. The concert is free and open to the […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Christmas with a Latino flair

December at the Mondavi Center is not complete without a spirited concert by a visiting mariachi band, celebrating California’s deep roots in Latino culture. This year’s artists are Mariachi Sol de México de Jóse Hernàndez, performing at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in Jackson Hall. Formed by Jóse Hernàndez in 1981, the group features musicians […]

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Tia Fuller Quartet presents studio jazz concerts at Mondavi

The Tia Fuller Quartet will perform for four nights — Wednesday through Saturday, Dec. 7-10, nightly at 8 p.m. — in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis. The theater will be arranged cabaret-style, with small tables and chairs. Fuller is familiar to pop music fans as […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Art by leaders showcased at Gallery 625

Thirty years of Yolo County arts leadership will be recognized with a group exhibition opening Friday at Gallery 625 in the County Administration Building, 625 Court St. in Woodland. The show features paintings by Marianne Ryan, the Yolo County Arts Council’s first board president; photographs by Susan Lord Bovey, the current YoloArts’ board secretary; barn paintings […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Check out ‘Cabinets of Curiosity’ on Saturday

The UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program will sponsor a “Cabinets of Curiosity” scientific art show Saturday in Davis. Billed as “found object and sculpture featuring 17 student artists,” the event will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. at 721 Seventh St. in Davis (the corner of Seventh and G streets. A performance art by […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Book group discusses ‘spiritual eldering’

The Stephens Branch Library invites readers to join the Active Older Adult Book Group from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the reading garden at the library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The group, which is free, reads and discusses books on aging. The featured title for this month will be Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Nachmanoff concert Sunday benefits Kiwanis Family House

Thanksgiving just passed, but we can still give thanks to those in need. Local singer-songwriter Dave Nachmanoff is hosting an afternoon concert Sunday, with proceeds benefiting the Kiwanis Family House at the UC Davis Medical Center. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Tickets are $20 […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Baroque Ensemble performs free noon concert on Thursday

The UC Davis Baroque Ensemble will give a free concert at noon Thursday in Room 115 of the Music Building at UCD. Featured will be the “Capriccio Stravagante” by Carlo Farina (1600-1640), a sonata by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), and two Sinfonias (Op. 2, Nos. 3 and 4) by Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713). Violinist Michael Sand […]

November 29, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Local production does the iconic ‘White Christmas’ proud

Details What: “White Christmas” When: Through Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays (additional matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10) Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: $25 general, $23 seniors/students, $12 youths 17 and under; balcony tickets are $15 general, $7 youths 17 and under; call (530) […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Rock-and-roll Christmas concerts planned

Holiday music similar to that popularized by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will raise the roof at four performances this month as the Davis Musical Theatre Company collaborates with local rock and opera musicians on a rock-and-roll holiday show. TSO’s musical style is a harmonious amalgam of classical, orchestral, symphonic and progressive elements blended with hard rock […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,