Second Friday ArtAbout: It’s a progressive party

Art, music, food and friends will be featured at the Second Friday ArtAbout, a series of receptions and viewings Friday 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. In addition, Bob Gonzalez’s jazz ensemble, No […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

All wrapped up

It’s not yet the Christmas season but the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts is wrapped up like a big white package — part of an ongoing project to solve a problem with water leaks during storms that bring heavy rain and wind. Workers are removing an estimated 50,000 exterior sandstone tiles, applying waterproofing and […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Mariachi music planned at Davis Community Church

Davis Community Church kicks off its ninth community concert series with mariachi music at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, in the church sanctuary, 412 C St. “There’s something about the music of mariachi that says celebration!” a church news release says. “Emerging centuries ago from the Mexican state of Jalisco, mariachi music typically includes three […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Anything Goes’ continues through Saturday

The Davis High School drama department’s production of the classic musical “Anything Goes” continues this weekend. Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets are $16 general, $12 for senior citizens and $10 for students, available online at www.dhsdrama.net or at the […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Three films, photo exhibit part of Focus on India series

The Mondavi Center will host screenings of three films from India on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 14-15, as part of a yearlong Focus on India series. There also will be an exhibit of photographs from India, to be displayed in the Mondavi Center lobby. Titled “Growing Up in India,” the series will begin with “Salaam […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Moreno to be honored at Harmony in Our Lives concerts Sunday

Hear more What: Harmony in Our Lives Concerts When: 1:30 and 4 p.m. Sunday Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students, available at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., or at the door Conductor and music teacher Angelo Moreno will be honored with this year’s Harmony in Our Lives […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Watermelon Music hosts annual food-for-strings event

Watermelon Music and D’Addario are offering free strings for guitars, basses, mandolins or ukuleles during a special promotion from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Anyone who brings their instrument to the store, 207 E St. in downtown Davis, along with at least one nonperishable food item, will receive a brand-new set of D’Addario strings, […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Farmers Market showcased in new cookbook

Details What: “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” by Georgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans When: Will be published in March; gift cards redeemable for signed copies may be purchased at the Davis Farmers Market beginning Saturday, Nov. 26 Where: Market booth in Central Park, Fourth and C streets Sneak peek: www.davisfarmersmarketcookbook.com When The Davis Farmers […]

November 08, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Bloomberg’s work featured in museum, at art auction

Davis resident Marlene Bloomberg’s artwork is included in the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles’ “Collecting California” exhibit, which highlights pieces from the museum’s collection. “Collecting California” will be on exhibit from Nov. 15 through Feb. 5 and features quilts and textiles drawn from the museum’s permanent collection by contemporary California artists. The exhibit “showcases […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

RootStock welcomes back Chicken & Dumpling

Visitors to Winters are invited to enjoy a glass of wine as they listen to the down-home delta-style blues of Chicken & Dumpling from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. The duo features Charles “Chicken” Oriel on guitar and Julia “Dumpling” Simon on bass. Their music is inspired by Robert Johnson, […]

November 08, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Lara Downes comes home to perform music from her new album

Details Who: Pianist Lara Downes When: 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $37 general, $18.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org, (530) 754-2787 Lara Downes’ new album — “13 Ways of Looking at the Goldbergs: Bach Reimagined” — was released in September. Since that time, she’s given piano concerts […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC’s production of ‘Birdie’ is a lot of fun

Check it out What: DMTC production of “Bye Bye Birdie” When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 27 Where: DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive Tickets: $18 general, $16 for students and seniors, $14 per person for groups of 10 or more; www.dmtc.org or (530) 756-3682 The Davis Musical […]

November 08, 2011 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

California Youth Symphony to give free concert at Mondavi

Details What: California Youth Symphony, featuring cello soloist Eunice Kim When: 3 p.m. Sunday Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: Free, but tickets are needed; (530) 754-2787, www.mondaviarts.org The 124-member California Youth Symphony will present a free concert featuring all-American works at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Mondavi Center for the […]

November 08, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Decline in book sales spells the end for Sweet Briar

Davis is about to bid farewell to yet another bookstore. Sweet Briar Books, the 15-year-old used bookstore in the G Street Shopping Center, will shut its doors by the end of December, the result of a significant decline in business over the past year. Sweet Briar is the second Davis bookstore to close in recent months […]

November 06, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,