Woodland nurses come to cheer, get to perform

Five nurses from Woodland Healthcare dressed up in custom-made party costumes and hired a black limo take them to hear their favorite band — Pink Martini — at the Mondavi Center on Tuesday night. And much to their delight, the five female fans were invited up on stage to sing backup vocals with the band. Penny LeRoy, Carmen Peña, Julie Sheffield, Susie Giger […]

Artist to tell kids about link between math, origami

Origami artist Robert J. Lang will present “From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Modern Science of Origami,” a free talk for students of high school age and younger, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, in the ARC ballroom at UC Davis. The talk, sponsored by the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science […]

Local shuttle fan will have front-row seat for final launch

Anthony Wright of Davis was 10 years old watching on television when NASA first sent a space shuttle flight hurtling into the blue. On Friday, if all goes as planned, the space shuttle Atlantis will rocket into space on the program’s 135th and final mission. And Wright, now 40 with a 4-year-old son, will be […]

This month at Davis libraries: Chocolate, magic and mummies

Visit Davis library branches this month for some exciting programming from around the world, including chocolate tasting, puppet shows, mummies and a magic show by Caddwyn the Magician. Young children and their families can learn about chocolate at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., and at 11 […]

Point of Brew: Have a brewski! Help your health

It is not often that we brewers get a pat on the back. More often, we get the proverbial shaft and must carry the blame for all the misuses and abuses of alcohol that the careless, the foolish, the inebriated and the addicted can invent. But a pat on the back we brewers have indeed […]

Meet the talent at Second Friday ArtAbout

Tunes, too From 6 to 8 p.m. Friday on the E Street Plaza, the Crazy Eights will perform their own arrangements of swing, blues, mambo and traditional jazz songs. Live music also is planned at Armadillo Music, 205 F St.; The Artery, 207 G St.; French Cuff Consignment, 130 G St.; Logos Books, 513 Second St.; […]

DeForest’s quirky personality inspires exhibit

One of the wonderful things about living and working in a university town is that students past and present often share with me stories about their favorite teacher. The anecdotes are memorable, quirky and sometimes really touching. Roy de Forest was a person who, both as a teacher and as an artist, was a mentor […]

Portrait drawing class on Mondays

Marlene Lee will teach a portrait drawing class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, beginning next week, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The class is for those 13 years and older and will provide the foundation for portrait drawing. Drawings will be done in charcoal or pencil. Students should bring an 11-by-14-inch […]

Davis Chorale looking for new singers

Community members interested in singing with the Davis Chorale are invited to a “Meet the Chorale” brunch on Saturday, July 16, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Deem home, 108 Evening Bay Place, Davis. Prospective singers have a chance to meet Artistic Director Alison Skinner and other chorale members, and learn more about […]

Pence Gallery hosts ArtFlix series

Thursday night is movie night this summer at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. “Engaging movies on art and creativity” are planned each month. The films will show at 7:30 p.m. in the gallery, and feature free popcorn and “comfy” chairs. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Guests are invited to stay […]

Music highlights tomato festival

Live music is among the attractions at Capay Tomato, the fourth annual festival celebrating organic heirloom and cherry tomatoes, from 3:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday. The event is sponsored by Farm Fresh to You and Capay Organic, and takes place at the farm at 23800 Highway 16 in Capay. The music lineup features: * Oak Grove […]

National Piano Guild awards certificates to Davis pianists

The National Guild of Piano Teachers awarded certificates to 155 piano students — ranging in age from 5 to 60-plus — from 14 piano studios in Davis, during live auditions recently on the UC Davis campus and at Music Stream Center. The Piano Guild, a nonprofit organization founded in 1929 by Irl Allison, is a […]

Annual Flute Camp culminates in Davis performance

Makin’ music What: Davis Youth Flute Choir performance, a culmination of the 28th annual Flute Camp instructed by director Maquette Kuper When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21 Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Admission: Free The Davis Youth Flute Choir, under the direction of Maquette Kuper, will hold its […]

Travel back in time in Old Sacramento

The past will mingle with the present once again when the popular “Time Travel Weekends” program resumes in Old Sacramento this summer. The free street theater program debuted in 2010 and was an immediate crowd-pleaser. Designed to delight, entertain and engage Old Sacramento visitors with good, old-fashioned fun reminiscent of the Gold Rush era, “Time Travel […]