UCD Orchestra’s Family Concert to feature local pianist

Details What: UC Davis Symphony Orchestra’s Family Concert When: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center Tickets: $12 general, $8 students/children; http://www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787 The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra wraps up its season at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2, with the annual Family Concert — and the evening will feature an […]

‘Tommy’: still an amazing journey in musical theater form

Check it out What: “The Who’s Tommy” When: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Main Theatre, UC Davis Wright Hall Tickets: $18/$22 general, $15/$20 students, children, seniors; (530) 754-2787 or http://www.mondaviarts.org I’ve had the LP version of The Who’s seminal 1969 concept album “Tommy” floating around my house for a tad over 40 years. So […]

Cold Shot plays Friday at Little Prague

Party on the Little Prague patio on Friday with Cold Shot, a Davis dance band performing “iconic hits for maximum good times for all.” The band plays from 6 to 9 p.m. most Fridays at the downtown restaurant, 330 G St. All ages are welcome; there is no cover charge. For more information, visit http://www.coldshotnow.com.

Acme stages free outdoor production this weekend

Details What: Acme Theatre Company’s production of “The Servant of Two Masters” When: 7 p.m. Friday through Monday, May 30; stage opens at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking Where: Davis Art Center outdoor stage, 1919 F St. Tickets: Free Acme Theatre Company will present “The Servant of Two Masters” as its annual outdoor offering, Friday through […]

Music will enhance summer ArtAbouts

Second Friday ArtAbout events this summer will include a musical note, as the Davis Downtown Business Association adds sidewalk performances by bands and ensembles to the array of artistic expression. Music is planned at the popular monthly event in June, July, August and September. As shoppers and art lovers visit the dozens of venues and […]

Local author writes memoir of imprisonment in Iran

Jafar Yaghoobi, a local resident and former research scientist at UC Davis, will present his memoir, focusing on his time as a political prisoner in Iran, at a book-signing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 119 Wellman Hall at UCD. His free talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Yaghoobi also will meet local residents […]

Davis Music Festival planned June 25 in downtown Davis

Nineteen bands, five venues and tons of fun — that’s what is promised by the first Davis Music Festival on Saturday, June 25. Organizers hope to make this an annual event. Throughout the day, festivalgoers can choose between dancing, swaying, line-dancing or even head-banging. The line-up includes local bands like West Nile Ramblers, New Heirlooms […]

Learn to tap dance on Wednesday

Have you always wanted to learn to tap dance? A free introductory class will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, followed by an advanced beginner/intermediate class and dance party from 7 to 8 p.m., at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Wednesday is National Tap Day. No experience is required, and no tap […]

Sunflower artwork due this week

Artwork for NAMI-Yolo’s Sunflower Art Competition must be submitted between 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday or Friday at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Anyone can enter an original art work in any medium that incorporates a sunflower theme. Prizes are awarded in the following categories: children (under 8), youth (8-12), teens (13-17), amateur […]

MFA student artists show their work at Nelson Gallery

How are young artists responding to the changing environment for art in the world of Facebook and Twitter? Seven UC Davis student artists will share their thesis exhibitions offering a range of responses starting Friday, June 3, at the Nelson Gallery on campus. A reception is planned that day from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “This […]

UCD Jazz Bands welcome guest artists Wednesday

The UC Davis Jazz Bands will perform a program titled “Guest Artists” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center. Both bands, a larger “big band” and a smaller “combo” band, are directed by Delbert Bump. Composer, arranger and saxophonist Gregory Yasinitsky will perform with the ensemble in several pieces, […]

Tickets on sale now for DHS Pops Concert June 2

The Davis High School Madrigal Singers and Advanced Treble Choir will perform at the annual DHS Pops Concert, at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at the Brunelle Performance Hall, 315 W. 14th St. Both choirs will present an evening of the popular hits of yesterday and today. Tickets are $6 each, available through June 1 […]

Classical, jazz piano concert benefits church building fund

“Piano Evolutions: From Classical to American Jazz” is the theme of a concert planned for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18, in Davis. The performers are pianists Nancy Lower and Louise Bettner, and violinist Susanne Wilson-Wong. The concert will spotlight works by classical composers J.S. Bach, Siloti, Brahms and Rachmaninoff as well as American classical and […]

Composers to discuss music prior to concert

Monday’s concert by the Empyrean Ensemble will be preceded by a 6:15 p.m. discussion in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center, at which graduate student composers will discuss the original works they have written for the 7 p.m. concert program. The pre-concert talk is free for those who have tickets to the concert […]