Campus auditions are open to the public

The UC Davis department of theater and dance announces open auditions for “Zona Rosa,” written by Carlos Morton, to be directed by Michael Barakiva, Granada Artist-in-Residence. Auditions are open to the public and will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Wyatt Pavilion Theatre at UCD. Actors may sign up for auditions […]

School library offers worn-out books for free

The Birch Lane Elementary Library will offer obsolete and well-loved/worn-out books to the school and local community. Books will be available outside the library beginning Wednesday and will be available until they are gone. The school is at 1600 Birch Lane. For more information, call the library at (530) 757-5395, ext. 104.

Meeting set on State Theater project

The Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., will host a town hall meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday to discuss the proposed State Theater redevelopment project. The meeting is open to all interested parties. The historic 1937 theater in downtown Woodland is unoccupied. A proposal for funding to convert the facility to a performing arts center […]

Enjoy a Slice of musical menu

The Davis-based band Slice will deliver a lively blend of R&B, Latin pop and reggae in English, Spanish and Portuguese when it plays for Thursday Live! on Thursday at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. An average set will channel the work of artists such […]

Local musicians share recital at Sacramento church

Local cellist Priscilla Hawkins will present a free recital at noon Wednesday, June 8, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N St., on the Capitol Mall. The first half of the program will feature Hawkins with pianist Olga Simons, performing music composed by Remo Giazotto (based on a theme by Albinoni), the “Vocalise” by Sergei Rachmaninoff (transcribed for cello and piano), […]

Sacramento Choral Society releases Verdi Requiem CD

The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra has released a live recording of the Verdi Requiem, recorded in concert at the Mondavi Center on March 19 before an audience of some 1,400 people. The performance, under the baton of conductor Donald Kendrick, featured the nearly 20o voices of the Sacramento Choral Society and a full orchestra, joined by […]

Breathe Owl Breathe plays Sophia’s on Friday

Hear more What: Breathe Owl Breathe When: 11 p.m. Friday Where: Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 219 E St., Davis Admission: $7, at the door Info: (530) 758-4333 or The old-time charm and backwoods aesthetic of Michigan’s Breathe Owl Breathe is the perfect antidote to busy, noisy urban life. And Davis residents can enjoy some of […]

Montgomery School hosts book sale

Local families can get ready for summer reading at a community book sale from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Montgomery Elementary School, 1441 Danbury Court in South Davis. Books for all ages will be for sale, as well as coffee and breakfast pastries. Local residents may donate books for the sale by dropping donations […]

Author shares ‘Hidden Blessings’

Davis author Janice Martinez will present her book, “Hidden Blessings,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Autobiographical and spiritual in tone, the book uses anecdotes and “Godisms,” or small miracles and answered prayers from her past, to bring to life Martinez’s belief that God can have personal […]

Gallery 625′s June exhibition hits the road

The highways, trucks, deserts and mountains of California’s Central Valley provide the inspiration for the paintings of Rachel Kline, the artist featured in the upcoming “Roadworks” exhibition at Gallery 625. Kline grew up in Arizona, where she was influenced by the light, and on coming to the Central Valley found herself moved by both the […]

The 8-Tracks will rock the house

The 8-Tracks bring their unique classic rock performance to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The 8-Tracks play classic rock of the early ’60s through the ’80s with a smattering of tunes from ’90s and beyond, and engage the audience using costumes, sound […]

‘Notting Hill’ is part of film series

“Notting Hill,” a 1999 British romantic comedy starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts, will be screened Friday evening as part of the International Film Series. Refreshments are served at 7:30 p.m., with the program beginning promptly at 8 p.m. at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. The screening is co-sponsored by the United Nations […]

UCD warns of fundraising scam

UC Davis and Sacramento State University are warning the public about a scam in which people are going door-to-door asking for money to support music programs. UCD said neither the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh, the department of music nor the department of theater and dance raise money door-to-door. The scam artists have told residents they’re […]

Poetry reading planned June 1

The Poetry Night Reading Series welcomes poet Dennis Schmitz to the Bistro 33 stage at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Schmitz is the author of several books of poetry, including “We Weep for Our Strangeness” (1969), “Double Exposures” (1971), “Goodwill, Inc.” (1976), “String” (1980), “Singing” (1985), “Eden” (1989), “About the Night: Selected and New Poems” (1993) and more recently, “The Truth Squad” […]