The Davis school district’s large and highly regarded string-music program begins at the elementary schools.
At each elementary campus, every fall, the bright-eyed fourth-graders pack their school’s multipurpose room for a string assembly where they are introduced to the violin, viola, cello and bass — the quiet beginnings of a string program that many students will stay with through high school graduation.
At Birch Lane Elementary on Tuesday afternoon, music teachers Sherie Wall and Kim Cole demonstrated each instrument.
Shopping tips * Walk through the market to get a sense of what’s available. * Start small and engage your senses — look, smell, taste. * Buy what you can’t resist. * Recognize that you’re doing this because it’s fun. * Editor’s note: This three-part series profiles locals who are dedicated Davis Farmers Market shoppers […]
I have high hopes for Aggie Lager. The name of this beer is the result of a licensing agreement between the brewers at the Sudwerk Privatbrauerei Hubsch, Davis’ only micro-brewery, and UC Davis. The recently announced cooperation will allow Sudwerk to use the logo of the university in its promotion of the beer, presumably on […]
RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters, has a busy Labor Day weekend planned. It will join local wineries, tasting rooms, wine shops and restaurants in celebrating International Tempranillo Day on Thursday. The business will host Chris Rose and Jeff and Penny Uppington, Winters residents and home winemakers, who make Tempranillo from locally grown grapes. In addition, Route […]
Crazy Eights, an award-winning group of young local musicians who bring new energy and creativity to traditional jazz, will kick off the 2011 Evening at the Vets fall concert series on Saturday, Oct. 15. The series is presented by the city of Davis Community Services Department. The band released its self-titled debut CD in May. […]
“Artifacts: Historically Informed Fiber Art” is the title of Julia Kehew’s exhibit from Sept. 9 through Oct. 4 at The Artery, 207 G St. in downtown Davis. She will be honored at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout event. With an academic background in […]
The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble will kick off its second season with Shakespeare’s most magical comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The human and fairy worlds collide in this hilarious and enchanted adventure through the forest inspired by what makes Davis one-of-a-kind — bicycles. Showtime is 8 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, Sept. 15-Oct. 2, plus a 2 […]
The Davis Art Center offers an ongoing class in traditional ethnic dance from around the world on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. The basic format of the class is simple — warm-up dances followed by instruction and practice of newer, more challenging dances. This Sunday will be an all-requests night. The class is suitable for beginning […]
Shekhar Sen — a renowned multitalented singer, actor, writer and director — is traveling from India to present an inspirational one-man musical play in Hindi on the life of Kabeer. He will take the stage at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St., on Wednesday. The philosopher and poet Kabeer […]
The Davis Art Center will offer a six-week portrait drawing class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 6 to Oct. 11. Students will learn to develop a likeness through an understanding of the facial proportion of the human head. Drawings will be done in charcoal or pencil. Class participants will serve as models and […]
Obsolete textbooks and items weeded from the library collection will be available for free on the quad at Willett Elementary School, 1207 Sycamore Lane, on Wednesday after school from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and again from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Willett’s Back-to-School Night. For more information, call Chris Weber-Johnson at (530) 757-5460.
Clips of Faith, New Belgium Brewing’s traveling beer and film festival, raised more than $5,400 — about $1,000 more than last year — for Davis Bicycles! and the Davis Bicycle Collective on July 22 in Central Park. The national tour, which will travel to 18 cities this year, showcases films created by New Belgium’s filmmaking fans, […]
The 2011 Best of Broadway musical revue, “Musical World,” is preparing for its 38th season of dazzling song-and-dance productions at its new home with the Fair Oaks Theatre Festival as co-producers. The shows will be at 7:30 p.m., on Sept. 16-18 and 23-35 and Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Fair Oaks Theatre Festival, 7991 California […]
Main Street Café in Woodland will host a First Friday Art Walk event from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Community members are invited to meet local artist Lee Ann Rust and enjoy some wine and cheese. The cafe is at 537B Main St. Rust has worked in a variety of media, including hand-made paper art, […]