Donations welcomed for Pence Gallery sale

The Pence Gallery will accept donations of decorative/fine art objects and collectibles July 2-7 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for its annual Trash to Treasures sidewalk sale. Donations could include lamps, vintage linen, jewelry, artwork, frames, silverware, glassware, tea sets, dolls, vases, etc. Each donor will receive a tax receipt and the heartfelt thanks […]

Pickin’ at the picnic

The Plainfield Pickers — from left, Jim Jelks, drums and vocals; Harold Crawford, banjo and vocals; Scott Stone, guitar and lead vocals; and Jim Hilliard, bass and vocals — bring their own special blend of Western swing and bluegrass music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth […]

Second Friday ArtAbout tickles several senses

Davis’ monthly Second Friday ArtAbout, a real treat for the eyes, also will appeal to the ears this month, as live music will be featured on the E Street and G Street plazas downtown. The event is an evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in downtown Davis and beyond. All […]

Cellists perform at Sacramento church

Local cellist Priscilla Hawkins will present a free recital at noon Wednesday 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 […]

Hear Cold Shot at local eateries

Fans of Cold Shot, a Davis-based duo that covers iconic songs of the 1970s, ’80s, ’90s and today, will perform Friday at The Davis Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd. The after-work party is for all ages; there is no cover charge. For more information, call The Graduate at (530) 758-4723. Cold Shot also will play from […]

Woodland Camera Forum will hear from travel photographer

The Woodland Camera Forum will present Jan Lightfoot, who organizes a Solano County online photography group, at its monthly meeting at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 21. The program, which is free and open to the public, takes place at Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St., Woodland. Lightfoot will present images she has taken on her travels, […]

Crocker outdoor jazz series starts June 16

The Crocker Art Museum’s Thursday concert series heads outdoors to the shady comfort of the museum’s courtyard at 216 O St. in Sacramento for a full season of jazz this summer. From Cajun and Brazilian to smooth tunes, the concerts will offer up the best of the museum’s former Third Thursday Jazz series and new […]

Woodland Camera Forum gathers June 21

The Woodland Camera Forum will present Jan Lightfoot, who organizes a Solano County online photography group, at its monthly meeting at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 21. The program, which is free and open to the public, takes place at Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St., Woodland. Lightfoot will present images she has taken on her travels, […]

Chilean pianist will perform Saturday

“Connecting Heaven with Earth,” a piano concert by Chilean pianist Claudio Recabarren, is planned for 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Recabarren is touring the United States, performing original works in a neoclassical style. The concert is presented by the Chilean Cultural Association […]

Live music planned at Root Stock

Live music and wine tasting are planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Root Stock’s specialty gift shop and tasting room, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Vocalist and guitar player Cliff Rey will perform works by Rodgers and Hart, Gershwin, Berlin, Jobim and Ellington. His performance includes jazz standards, show tunes, contemporary songs […]

Western Lights plays Opera House on Saturday

The Woodland Opera House will present bluegrass band Western Lights in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the theater, 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. Western Lights’ music has strong roots in traditional bluegrass with three- and four-part harmony vocals and solid banjo, fiddle and mandolin as primary lead instrumentation. Beyond bluegrass, however, the band […]

‘Dreaming in English’ author recalls Korean childhood

Meet the author Who: Jeannie Johng-Nishikawa of Davis, presenting “Dreaming in English” When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., downtown Davis Info: (530) 758-4040 “Dreaming in English” is a memoir almost entirely written in the hours between midnight and 6 a.m., jotted down on a notepad at the kitchen table. A […]

Davis man’s book offers a unique look at baseball

Joe Taxiera of Davis will present his new book, “A Unique Look at Big League Baseball,” and sign copies on Saturday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. His appearance is from 2 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The full-color, 382-page guide to all things baseball is currently being used […]

‘The Tree of Life’: utterly lifeless

‘The Tree of Life’ No stars Starring: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken, Fiona Shaw Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity At one point during writer/director Terrence Malick’s unforgivably tedious slog of a movie, Brad Pitt’s Mr. O’Brien — while listening to a favorite piece of classical music, and no doubt wanting to comment […]