Free concert slated Saturday on E Street Plaza

South City Lights — from left, Chris Lee (vocals/guitar), Helen Spangler (vocals/bass), Jenny Amaral (vocals/guitar) and Tim Spangler (vocals/guitar), along with drummer Chris Reilly (not pictured) — will team up with Under the Indecisive, a Davis-based alternative rock band, for a free outdoor concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the E Street Plaza […]

Trio 7 concludes guitar series

Trio 7, a guitar trio who play extended seven-string guitars, concludes the Davis Art Center’s Classical Guitar Series. Trio 7′s focus is on the creation of unusual transcriptions of classical orchestral works to expand the guitar trio repertoire. The program at 8 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Art Center, 1919 F St., will include […]

Flutists present a ‘fiesta’ Saturday, May 7

Listen up What: “Flutist’s Fiesta” featuring the Davis Youth Flute Choir and Sacramento’s Camellia City Flute Choir When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Tickets: $8 general and $5 for students in advance at the Art Center; $10 general and $8 for students at the door Info: Davis Art Center, (530) […]

Concert to feature Bach Magnificat and ‘lost’ Lotti Mass

Details What: American Bach Soloists, performing J.S. Bach’s Magnificat in D Major and Antonio Lotti’s Mass for Three Choirs When: 8 p.m. Monday, May 9 Where: Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Tickets: $20-$50 general, $18-$45 students, available at or (415) 621-7900 First, a well-known standard: J.S. Bach’s Magnificat in D Major, which has become […]

Sweet harmonies at Picnic in the Park

Acoustic S & M bring its own special blend of folk, rock, pop and country to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. With multiple instruments and sweet vocal harmonies, they cover music from more than six decades, from the 1950s through today. Picnic in the Park, a family-friendly celebration, takes […]

Reminisce with music

Neon Lite, a Davis band that specializes in the familiar harmonies of the 1960s and ’70s, will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Little Prague, 330 G St. From left are Chris Stabenfeldt, sax and vocals; Mary Lynn Tobin, guitar and vocals; Dave Walters, bass and vocals; and Sharon Orris, guitar […]

Golf, concert benefit Blue & White Foundation

Celebrate the coming of summer and the end of the school year on Saturday, May 21, at Wildhorse Golf Course, 2323 Rockwell Drive. Enjoy a day of golf or an evening of music and help support Davis High’s nonprofit alumni association, the DHS Blue & White Foundation. Tee-off for the seventh annual BWF Golf Tournament […]

JAMMIES concert to feature Davis student soloists

Details What: Classical JAMMIES concert When: 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $20 general, $15 for students, $10 for children, available at or (530) 754-2787 Music students from the Davis schools will be well-represented at the annual JAMMIES concert showcasing young talent from around the […]

Davis High musicians plan Japan relief benefit concert

In addition to his appearance at the Jammies on Saturday, May 7, cellist Eunghee Cho of Davis High School will perform in a benefit concert in support of earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan. “I’m co-president of a club at Davis High School called Young Musicians Outreach,” Cho said, “and we have a benefit […]

Artist hopes to turn heads in return to hometown

Check it out What: California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, featuring student and established artists at 50 locations around Davis When: Today through Sunday Info:; maps are available at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. Charlie Schneider hopes to give his hometown a gentle tap on the shoulder. But first, he’ll […]

Fast Five: Over-revved

Details 3 stars Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Elsa Pataky Rating: PG-13, and much too generously, for profanity, sexual content and unrelenting violence If the destruction of personal property were the benchmark of quality in a film, then this one would be a masterpiece. […]

Author will discuss idleness, Irish modernism

Gregory Dobbins, associate professor of English at UC Davis, will discuss his new book from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bookstore Lounge in the Memorial Union on the UCD campus. In “Lazy Idle Schemers: Irish Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Idleness,” Dobbins contends that the representation of what exactly the intellectual does, or rather, […]

Author presents marriage memoir

“Box of Darkness: Story of a Marriage” will be presented by author Sally Ryder Brady at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Brady is making Davis one of only a couple of stops on her California trip. Brady’s book, described as “a poignant memoir about a marriage […]

Guitar Ensemble Series concludes

Davis Art Center’s Guitar Ensemble Series concludes with a concert Friday, May 6, by Trio 7 — musicians who perform on three extended seven-string guitars. They will present works by composers not associated with the guitar, including Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Faure, Moussorgsky, Bizet and many others. In addition, Trio 7 will enchant the audience with popular movie themes […]