NAMI-Yolo hosts ‘Madhouse Rhythm’

NAMI-Yolo will present a special event, “Madhouse Rhythm” with Joshua Walters, to welcome the new year on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in Davis. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the performance starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but a donation of $5 is suggested. Light refreshments will be provided. Walters […]

December 22, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

How do poets see Davis? Buy the book and count the ways

Check it out Who: Allegra Silberstein and contributing poets What: Reading their work published in “Entering,” the Davis Poetry Book Project When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. How much: Admission is free, books cost $15 What started as a dream is becoming a reality for Davis Poet Laureate Allegra Silberstein. […]

December 08, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Learn more about artist at Pence film screening

All are welcome to attend a screening of “Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?,” a 2006 film, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. The film’s running time is 74 minutes; guests are welcome to enjoy all-you-can-eat popcorn. The film chronicles Teri Horton’s 15-year journey clasing with the […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Spend a winter evening with Shakespeare

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble will present a staged reading of The Bard’s “Much Ado About Nothing” at 8 p.m. Saturday at Putah Creek Lodge in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Come ready to indulge in wine and scrumptious holiday treats,” a news release said. Tickets are $10 each; call (530) 802-0998 or email [email protected]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

DHS Concert, Symphonic bands present ‘Winter Rhapsody’ concert

Clarinetist Evan Hamaguchi will be the featured student soloist at the Davis High School “Winter Rhapsody” concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. This annual concert will put guests in the holiday spirit with a performance by the Concert Band, under the direction of […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Teenage photographers to be honored

Local youths who participated in the city of Davis’ sixth annual Teen Photo Contest will be honored at a reception at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. All entries will be on display. The winning photographs in each category will be showcased throughout January at City Hall, 23 Russell […]

December 08, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Holiday music and shopping aplenty at Farmers Market

Holiday music will add a festive air to the Davis Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 10, 17 and 24, under the pavilion in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. This weekend’s musicians include Grace Valley Carolers, Davis High School’s Advanced Treble Choir, Susanna Holland, Peter Franklin Band and Davis Carolers. Shoppers […]

December 08, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: The winter of my content

I’m writing this overlooking the rolling countryside of the Heart of England, Warwickshire. I think the English landscape is particularly beautiful in winter; the leaves have gone and one can see the bare bones of the fields and trees and the skeleton upon which the scene is built. This morning is unusually lovely; there has […]

December 08, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Blind Boys of Alabama, fiddler Sara Watkins to play holiday tunes at Mondavi

Details Who: The Blind Boys of Alabama, with Sara and Sean Watkins When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $25-$49 general, $12.50-$24.50 for students; www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787 The Blind Boys of Alabama will return to the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, with their […]

December 08, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

For the record

Show times and ticket prices for the Sacramento Theatre Company’s production of “A Christmas Carol,” published Tuesday with Bev Sykes’ review, were incorrect. The show plays through Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St. in Sacramento. Tickets are […]

December 07, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Art from the heart

This untitled fusion of photography, lithography, relief print and monotype by Cherie Blackwell will be on display through Jan. 2 at Risto Hair International, 325 G St. in downtown Davis. A reception is planned Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. as part of the monthly Second Friday ArtAbout evening of art viewings and entertainment.

December 07, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Art lovers will flock downtown for Second Friday viewings, receptions

Holiday music will lend a particularly festive air to the monthly Second Friday ArtAbout on Friday, an evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in downtown Davis and beyond. All events are free and open to the public. Many include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to chat with featured artists. For more information, visit […]

December 07, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Classic country with a twist as Zoe Muth visits The Palms

Zoe Muth and The Lost High Rollers bring their classic country sounds to The Palms Playhouse in Winters on Friday. Muth has been making waves with her fresh and beguiling take on classic country and rootsy honky-tonk music in the past couple of years, and this will be her Palms debut. Muth’s self-titled, self-released debut CD […]

December 07, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Warm up with blues at RootStock

RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters, invites local residents to stop in Friday between 6 and 8 p.m. for some down-home delta-style blues featuring the acoustic duo Chicken & Dumpling. Guests may enjoy a glass of wine from three local wineries while they listen to Charles “Chicken” Oriel on guitar and Julia “Dumpling” Simon […]

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