Cello duo to play tangos on Thursday

Tango Twosome, a duo featuring local cellists Patricia Valentine and Priscilla Hawkins, will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St., Davis. Listeners can order dinner or a drink as the two cellists perform an assortment of tangos, blues, jazz and folk.

‘Peter Pan’ auditions set May 16-17

Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers’ Theatre will conduct auditions for “Peter Pan, a New Musical Adventure” at 4:30 p.m. May 16 and 17, with callbacks on Wednesday, May 18. Performances will run July 15-24. This journey to Neverland will be under the direction of Emily Jo Seminoff and M.J. Seminoff, with musical direction by […]

Woodland Chamber Singers celebrate spring

Bring your mom and celebrate Mothers’ Day with the Woodland Chamber Singers at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. The local choral ensemble, under the artistic direction of Lenore Turner-Heinson, will present its spring concert, “The Garden of Music — Honoring Mothers’ Day.” The program will include […]

Setting the stage for Harper’s Walk of Fame

Harper Junior High School theater and music students are preparing for their spring show, “Harper’s Walk of Fame,” featuring different acts and songs highlighting the best of the school’s theatrical talent. The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday at the school, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. For more information, contact […]

Craft Center showcases paintings, jewelry

The Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis presents oil paintings and custom jewelry by Andrew Dorn, who teaches precious metalsmithing at the Craft Center, opening Friday and continuing through June 3. Located in the South Silo Building on the UC Davis campus, the gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. […]

Abstract photos on display at Bistro 33

The Photography Club of Davis, in association with Natsoulas Gallery, will present an abstract photography exhibition at Davis Historic City Hall at Bistro 33, 226 F St. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 9. The exhibiting members are Samer Alassaad, Lars Anderson, Ray Borton, Mark Castellucci, Danielle Collins, […]

Vocal Art Ensemble performs music inspired by nature

The Vocal Art Ensemble — a Davis-based choral group that just marked its third anniversary — will present an hourlong spring program titled “Cloudburst — Sounds of Nature” in Dixon, Sacramento and Davis on May 13, 14 and 15, respectively. Included will be contemporary American composer Eric Whitacre’s “Cloudburst,” an eight-minute piece that portrays the […]

Free flamenco/classical guitar performance planned

On Wednesday, May 11, Watermelon Music and Orpheus Valley Guitars will bring internationally acclaimed guitarist Roberto Corrias back to Davis for a free performance at 7 p.m. Corrias received his degree in music with an instrumental specialization in guitar from the Italian Conservatory of Music. He refined his academic studies, attending Castres University of Music […]

Author examines Native American land questions

Beth Rose Middleton, assistant professor of Native American studies at UC Davis, will discuss her new book from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the UC Davis Bookstore. In “Trust in the Land: New Directions in Tribal Conservation,” Middleton examines new and innovative ideas concerning Native land conservancies, providing advice on land trusts, […]

I-House will screen ‘The Queen’

“The Queen,” the 2006 film directed by Stephen Frears, will be screened Friday night at International House, Davis, as part of the International Film Series, sponsored by I-House and the United Nations Association of Davis. Starring Helen Mirren and Michael Sheen, the film examines the relationship between Queen Elizabeth and newly elected Prime Minister Tony […]

Entries open for juried art show

Entries for the Davis Civic Arts Commission’s annual juried art show will be accepted from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, and Wednesday, June 22, at the Regency Square office building lobby, Second and D streets in downtown Davis. Titled “Connections 2011,” the juried art show is an annual exhibit celebrating small works of art. […]

Student composer’s guitar music featured

The Mobius Trio — a group from San Francisco featuring three guitarists, one with seven strings, two with six strings — will perform a free noon concert Thursday, May 12, in Music 115 on the UC Davis campus. Among the works on the program will be “The Transition” by composer Garrett Shatzer, who is a Ph.D […]

‘Holmes’ offers an authentic experience

Details What: “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 22 Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $34-$38 general, $29-33 seniors, $15-$20 students; http://sactheatre.org or (530) 443-6722 Now we know what Sacramento […]

YoloArts fundraiser features artist Susan Shelton

Self-taught artist Susan Shelton will be the featured guest at the seventh annual “Artistic Sensations” fundraiser to be held at the Rominger West Winery in Davis from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 13. Shelton’s work includes functional pottery, sculpture, tile, carved ceramic murals, works cast in bronze, and a variety of landscape and public […]