Picnic swings with The Undulations

Post-modern swing music will fill Central Park on Wednesday as The Undulations perform from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Picnic in the Park. The Undulations, which have produced six albums since 1985, perform regularly throughout Northern California. The Davis Farmers Market will be open in the park, Third and C streets, from  4:30 to 8:30 […]

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Apply soon for ‘Community Idol’

Saturday is the deadline to apply for the 2011 edition of “Community Idol,” a talent competition presented by Davis High School’s Advanced Treble Choir. “Do you sing? Are you 18 years of age or older? Are you dreaming about your 15 minutes of fame?” asks a flier promoting the competition. “Step into the spotlight at […]

Pence Gallery docent training sessions planned

The Pence Gallery is offering a training class to prepare adults who are interested in touring children through its art exhibits. Docents will lead 30-minute-long tours during some weekday mornings, engaging children through questions, games and commentary. Training sessions are designed to offer different techniques on touring various age groups. The four sessions are free, […]

‘Moneyball': Thoughtful slugger

‘Moneyball’ Four stars Starring: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Pratt, Stephen Bishop, Kerris Dorsey, Robin Wright Rating: PG-13, for occasional profanity You just can’t beat the romantic, almost spiritual atmosphere of a good baseball movie. “Moneyball” is a rather unconventional baseball movie, to be sure, but one suffused with its own type of […]

Students, grab Mondavi tickets now

UC Davis students can purchase tickets to any sold-out show in the Mondavi Center’s 2011-12 season on Friday from noon to 6 p.m. at the Mondavi ticket office. Officials hold up to 10 percent of the house for each show to ensure that UCD students have the opportunity to see every artist who visits Davis. […]

Lineup of outdoor movies changes

The Davis Sunset Rotary Club has changed the lineup and schedule of movies that will be shown this year on the giant inflatable screen in Central Park. Saturday’s show is “Toy Story.” On Oct. 8, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” will be screened, and the series wraps up Oct. 15 with “Harry Potter and the […]

Davis Youth Flute Choir preps for busy year

The Davis Youth Flute Choir begins the fall season with a parent/student meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Signups for the choir are also available through the Art Center at www.davisartcenter.org or by calling (530) 756-4100. Advanced flute students in ninth through 12th grades are eligible […]

Author dissects ‘Survivor’ on Saturday at Avid Reader

Author Larry Richardson will present his book, “The Essential Armchair Guidebook to Winning ‘Survivor,’ ” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. “The Essential Armchair Guidebook to Winning ‘Survivor’ ” is a thorough analysis of the strategies and interpersonal skills needed to win the popular reality television game. […]

Willett offers outdated books for free

Old science and math textbooks will be available for free on the Willett Elementary School quad, 1207 Sycamore Lane, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friday. For more information, call Chris Weber-Johnson at (530) 757-5460.

Ricky Skaggs brings Kentucky bluegrass to Mondavi Center

Details Who: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder When: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 Where: Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center Tickets: $35-$58 general, $17.50-$29 students; www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787 Musician Ricky Skaggs — who visits the Mondavi Center on Friday, Sept. 30, with his band Kentucky Thunder — is steeped in the traditions of bluegrass […]

Wineaux: Wining down those philosophy blues

I spend a lot of time interrogating (as we used to say in the literary theory circles I frequented in a previous incarnation) my slacker life. For a couple of years, Rebecca and I played around with the idea of writing a book on Slackerhood as a Spiritual and Political Practice, but, well, real slackers […]

Harris, Silverado play Friday at RootStock

Vacaville native Rick Harris and his band Silverado will play their outlaw-style country music from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Harris has been a charming, graceful and well-loved country music gentleman in Northern California for nearly a decade, accompanying his full-throated vocals with his acoustic rhythm guitar. His longtime […]

Teen curates eco-art exhibit

An eco-art exhibit curated by Davis teen Elizabeth Kubey, has been added to the Tsao Gallery at the Davis Art Center.

The eco-art exhibit features almost 40 pieces of art by students from Davis and Da Vinci high schools. The public is invited to come view the art at a reception Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Art Center, 1919 F St. Entry is free and refreshments will be served.

For Kubey, a senior at Davis High, curating the exhibit meant merging her own two biggest passions — art and the environment — and earning her Girl Scout Gold Award in the process.

She had been leaning toward an environmental project for her Gold Award, she said, when her sister, who lives in New York, sent her an article about a teenager there who had curated a teen art exhibit.

Notre Fille featured at Village Homes Performers Circle

Notre Fille, a new acoustic trio performing contemporary American folk songs as well as swing and samba classics featuring ethereal three-part harmonies, will be the featured act at Monday’s meeting of the Village Homes Performers Circle. The trio’s signature sound is an organic vocal blend that reflects the deep friendship among its members. Notre Fille […]