Young actors will hone their skills

Calling all actors, ages 8-15! Registration is being taken now for a summer mini-camp at the Davis Art Center. Students will produce an adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast.” All participants are guaranteed a significant speaking part in this class designed to empower creative expression, develop poise, facilitate communication skill and hone acting skills, says […]

Photos on exhibit at Davis Cemetery

An exhibition of framed photographic works of Karen Connell will be on display this month at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Community members are invited to a free open house and reception for the artist from 1 to […]

UCD grad part of comedy show

John Crosthwaite, a 1997 UC Davis graduate, is among the players in Cook County Regulars, which will perform at ComedySportz in Sacramento next week. Crosthwaite is joined by Joe Flynn and Mike McKeogh in the Regulars, formed while all three were at the Theatre School at DePaul University. The trio will be “heartfelt, hilarious and […]

Rhythm & Ribs boosts St. John’s

Save the date for the fifth annual Rhythm & Ribs, Saturday, July 23, featuring The Dave Russell Band. The event — which features a barbecue dinner and music — will run from 6 to 10 p.m. in Woodland, on North Cleveland Street near Kentucky Avenue. Ticket are $30 each, purchased in advance, or $35 at […]

Travel the world through photographs

Davis photographer Laurie Friedman will display her favorite photographs from her travels to more than 70 countries at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. This is her first solo photography show. Friedman will be honored at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 10, at I-House as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout. […]

Wineaux: Don’t miss the Winkler Dinner — great food, great wine

Every year, the student group DEVO (Davis Enology and Viticulture Organization) puts on a fundraising gala, the Winkler Dinner. It used to take place under the famous Winkler vine that at one time covered 3,600 square feet and produced 150 pounds of fruit a year. Named for the late Professor of Viticulture Albert J. Winkler, […]

Campus auditions are open to the public

The UC Davis department of theater and dance announces open auditions for “Zona Rosa,” written by Carlos Morton, to be directed by Michael Barakiva, Granada Artist-in-Residence. Auditions are open to the public and will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Wyatt Pavilion Theatre at UCD. Actors may sign up for auditions […]

School library offers worn-out books for free

The Birch Lane Elementary Library will offer obsolete and well-loved/worn-out books to the school and local community. Books will be available outside the library beginning Wednesday and will be available until they are gone. The school is at 1600 Birch Lane. For more information, call the library at (530) 757-5395, ext. 104.

Meeting set on State Theater project

The Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., will host a town hall meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday to discuss the proposed State Theater redevelopment project. The meeting is open to all interested parties. The historic 1937 theater in downtown Woodland is unoccupied. A proposal for funding to convert the facility to a performing arts center […]

Enjoy a Slice of musical menu

The Davis-based band Slice will deliver a lively blend of R&B, Latin pop and reggae in English, Spanish and Portuguese when it plays for Thursday Live! on Thursday at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. An average set will channel the work of artists such […]

Local musicians share recital at Sacramento church

Local cellist Priscilla Hawkins will present a free recital at noon Wednesday, June 8, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N St., on the Capitol Mall. The first half of the program will feature Hawkins with pianist Olga Simons, performing music composed by Remo Giazotto (based on a theme by Albinoni), the “Vocalise” by Sergei Rachmaninoff (transcribed for cello and piano), […]

Sacramento Choral Society releases Verdi Requiem CD

The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra has released a live recording of the Verdi Requiem, recorded in concert at the Mondavi Center on March 19 before an audience of some 1,400 people. The performance, under the baton of conductor Donald Kendrick, featured the nearly 20o voices of the Sacramento Choral Society and a full orchestra, joined by […]

Breathe Owl Breathe plays Sophia’s on Friday

Hear more What: Breathe Owl Breathe When: 11 p.m. Friday Where: Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 219 E St., Davis Admission: $7, at the door Info: (530) 758-4333 or The old-time charm and backwoods aesthetic of Michigan’s Breathe Owl Breathe is the perfect antidote to busy, noisy urban life. And Davis residents can enjoy some of […]

Montgomery School hosts book sale

Local families can get ready for summer reading at a community book sale from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Montgomery Elementary School, 1441 Danbury Court in South Davis. Books for all ages will be for sale, as well as coffee and breakfast pastries. Local residents may donate books for the sale by dropping donations […]