‘Frostiana’ presented by the Davis Chorale

The Davis Chorale will present  its spring concert, “Frostiana,” at 8 p.m. Friday, May 20, at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. in Davis. A second concert will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. The chorale will perform the Mozart Vespers, Bach Cantata 150, “Five Hebrew […]

Point of Brew: Lancias, Lagonas, Lamborghinis and lagers

I want an Aston Martin. Convertible. Though I have the same penchant for exotic motor cars that afflicts most men — and occasionally waste my money on shiny auto magazines where I read avidly about cars that are so far out of my price range as to make me giddy — this new-found desire specifically […]

Celebrate spring with World Music Ensemble

The Sacramento City College World Music Ensemble, in its first collaboration with the UC Davis Arboretum, will celebrate spring with a casual music gathering from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the Arboretum Gazebo on Garrod Drive. Sacramento City College instructor Bob Wren will direct. Community members are invited to listen or to bring an […]

Student Film Festival at Davis High on Thursday

The fifth annual Davis Student Film Festival will run from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Instructional Performing Arts Building at Davis High School. Featuring the best works of young Davis filmmakers, it covers all the genres from satire to documentary to romantic drama. The festival also will feature a variety of awards, from […]

All’s well with Shakespeare at UCD Arboretum

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble will perform “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, May 12-15 and 19-22, with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Performances will take place at the UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo on Garrod Drive. Presented by Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble, the show […]

Folk musicians jam at noon Friday

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck on Old Davis Road, next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes and squeezeboxes (you name it), and join your […]

Short films to be shown Thursday

Three short films will be screened Thursday evening in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but donations to the sponsoring group, Big Screen Cinema, are appreciated. The films are: * “Chernobyl Legacy,” a 2005 film directed by Paul Fusco, which revisits the […]

Davis Children’s Chorale presents spring concert

The Davis Children’s Chorale will honor mothers and special teachers at its annual spring concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. in downtown Davis. The chorale will sing songs that were featured at a recent festival in Aptos, plus more of their favorites. Admission is free, but […]

A cappella groups in tune for Friday concert

The Spokes and UC Davis’ all-male a cappella group, The Afterglow, are hosting “Sing It On: Local Tones,” a concert Friday that will feature all of the a cappella groups on the UCD campus. This includes the two hosting groups, The Liquid Hotplates, The Lounge Lizards and UCD’s newest a cappella group, an east Asian […]

Two concerts upcoming at Davis Community Church

Two Sunday concerts are coming up at Davis Community Church. This Sunday at 4 p.m., the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus will perform a concert titled “One for the Road.” “We’re really excited to have the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus here. It’s been quite a while since they sang in Davis,” said David Deffner, music director […]

Local author discusses spirituality in Middle Ages

Maria Jaoudi of Davis will discuss her new book, “Medieval and Renaissance Spirituality: Discovering the Treasures of the Great Masters,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at The Avid Reader at the Tower, 1600 Broadway in Sacramento. Jaoudi is a professor of humanities and religious studies at Sacramento State, where she teaches courses on world religions […]

Play offers a powerful look at crime and punishment

Check it out What: “Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 22 Where: Delta King Theatre aboard the Delta King, 1000 Front St., Old Sacramento Tickets: $26-$33 (student rush, $12) Info: (916) 995-5464, http://www.capstage.org SACRAMENTO — “Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train,” […]

Discover Shayna and the Bulldog

Shayna and the Bulldog is the best local band you’ve never heard. Do yourself a favor and give them a listen, at their website. The band — Charles Castle (vocals, keys), Joel Daniel (vocals, bass), Cozy Gazelle (guitar, vocals) and Nina Doherty (drums, percussion) — performs at 11 p.m. Saturday at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 […]