Violinist Bloch featured with Capitol Chamber Players

The Capitol Chamber Players will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at Congregation B’nai Israel, 3600 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento. The concert will feature violinist Robert Samson Bloch, performing the J.S. Bach Sonata in C Major for solo violin. Randy Fischer, violin; Julian Woodruff, viola; and Rejean Anderson will join Bloch for the […]

Production honors life of Tony Fields

Details What: “A Tribute to Tony Fields: What I Did for Love” When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $8 students, $10 adults The 325 seats of the Veterans’ Memorial Theater were overflowing with friends, students and relatives of Tony Fields during the […]

Drummer Colin McDaniel back in town with jazz quintet

Last April, drummer Colin McDaniel – then a senior at Davis High School – auditioned for a spot in the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet, an ensemble that is based at the Brubeck Institute at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, and tours nationally. McDaniel won a spot in the group. And he graduated from […]

Flutist featured in annual Wennberg concert

The annual Bodil Wennberg Music Festival returns to the Mondavi Center at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, showcasing orchestra musicians from the Davis public schools. Selections on the program include arrangements of the “Russian Sailors Dance” by Reinhold Gliêre, a movement from the Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) by Ludwig van Beethoven, and the Concerto Grosso […]

Arthur: Poor little rich remake

‘Arthur’ Three stars Starring: Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig, Nick Nolte, Geraldine James, Luiz Guzmán Rating: PG-13, for sensuality, profanity, drug references and relentless alcohol abuse Director Jason Winer’s most impressive accomplishment, in his remake of 1981′s “Arthur,” is keeping a lid on his star’s aggressively flamboyant tendencies. A little bit of […]

Poems solicited for anthology; deadline is Monday

Monday is the deadline for submissions to an anthology of poetry about the city of Davis. Organized by Davis Poet Laureate Allegra Silberstein, the project is based entirely in Davis: The 60-page anthology will be printed at a local printer, sold at local businesses and performed at local poetry venues. The project is supported by […]

Author to discuss transracial adoption

UC Davis English professor Mark Jerng will discuss his new book, “Claiming Others: Transracial Adoption and National Belonging,” at noon Wednesday, May 25, in the UCD Bookstore’s Lounge in the Memorial Union. In his book, Jerng argues that understanding adoption is crucial to understanding not just the history of race relations in this country but […]

Combo offers unique sound

Details What: Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer and Béla Fleck When: 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14 Where: Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $58-$35 general, $29-$17.50 students, available at or (530) 754-2787 Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer form a trio like no other. Fleck plays the […]

Davis herbalist shares recipes for good health

Meet the author Who: Kami McBride, author of “The Herbal Kitchen,” presenting her book and serving teas and hors d’oeuvres made with her recipes When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis Info: (530) 758-4040 Kami McBride wants people to peek inside their spice cabinets and imagine […]

Briefly: Painting, drawing classes begin soon

The Davis Art Center is offering two five-week introductory art courses on Wednesday evenings starting April 13. “Introduction to Drawing” will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with “Introduction to Painting” meeting directly afterwards from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Both courses are tailored to beginners ages 13 through adult. “Intro to Drawing” students will explore the […]

DHS bands present free concerts

The Davis High Band program will offer a pair of free concerts to thank community members for their support of music education and encourage the passage of Measure A. The performance at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17, will feature the Davis High Jazz Band, recently back from the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival, as well […]

A yummy, if stormy, tour aboard the Napa Wine Train

Made even gloomier by cold, driving rain, the empty store fronts and half-abandoned streets in downtown Napa did nothing to reassure me of imminent economic recovery. On the other hand (Davis City Council, take note), at least a dozen artists have installed their intriguing work in the otherwise empty display windows. And the city’s abuzz […]

Max Raabe brings retro German cabaret band to town

Details What: Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester When: 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 Where: Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $25-$49 general, $12.50-$24.50 students, available at or (530) 754-2787 Mondavi Center audiences will get a taste of a sophisticated musical style that hasn’t been heard here […]

‘Iolanthe’ staged at Vets’ Theater on Wednesday

A special performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta “Iolanthe” will be presented at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The show is produced by the Light Opera Theatre of Sacramento. According to conductor Philip Daley, a relatively recent UC Davis grad who lives and works in Davis, […]