Davis Film Festival will provoke thought

Check it out What: Eighth annual Davis Film Festival When: Friday and Saturday, April 8-9 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $10 general per session, $7.50 students or $25 for a festival pass good for all three showings; available at Armadillo Music, 205 F St., or http://www.davisfilmfest.org. Tickets also will be available […]

See Kennedy’s photos at cemetery

An exhibition of framed photographic works of Gene Kennedy will be on display this month at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Next month’s artist is Joseph Finkleman. For more information, call (530) 756-7807 or visit http://www.daviscemetery.org.    

Gallery 625 exhibition features top pros

Usually found hanging and installing other artists’ work, many Yolo County art gallery owners and directors are artists in their own right. The April exhibition at Gallery 625 at the County Administration Building in Woodland will feature the work of two gallery owners, a gallery intern, a gallery board member and a teaching artist representing […]

Hear the Beer Brothers Friday

The Beer Brothers, an acoustic duo that has played together for many years — often with groups such as 48 Straight, the RB&C Band and Casualties of Friendship — will be featured Friday at Root Stock. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. The Beer Brothers are […]

This ‘Sound of Music’ is one of our favorite things

Details What: “The Sound of Music” When: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., additional matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2 Where: Woodland Opera House, Second and Main streets, Woodland Tickets: $20 general, $18 seniors, $10 children; call (530) 666-9617 or email operahouse@afes.com “The Sound of Music,” currently at the Woodland […]

Certificates presented to young Davis musicians

Following statewide tests that concluded earlier this month, the Music Teachers’ Association of California awarded Certificates of Merit to 260 piano, violin and cello students from 21 music studios through live auditions and ear-training and music theory tests in Davis. The goals of the Certificate of Merit are: * To provide a systematic and comprehensive […]

Performers Circle meets Monday

Yolo Mambo, a local band that adapts popular songs to a Latin and Caribbean grove, mixed in with straight-ahead salsa-folk, is the featured performer at Monday’s session of the Village Homes Performers Circle. The gathering runs from 7:15 to 9 p.m. at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. The free event […]

Thursday Live! concert set at Odd Fellows Hall

Waiting for Bruce and Newz Makers will rock the house on April 7 at the Thursday Live! concert at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Admission is free, and beer, wine and sodas will be for sale. All ages are welcome. […]

Briefly: Sonnets are basis of a love story

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble presents “The Sonnet Project,” an original love story featuring the poetry of William Shakespeare’s sonnets. Told through music, the narrative follows a writer and his beloved as they struggle against the allure of time and the ever-seductive muse. The play is directed by Gia Battista and Steph Hankinson, with music composed by Richard Chowenhill. […]

‘Great Divide’ author feted at opening

Roberta Price will discuss and signs copies of “Across the Great Divide: A Photo Chronicle of the Counterculture” (University of New Mexico Press) at an exhibit opening Thursday, March 31, at the Richard L. Nelson Gallery at UC Davis. The opening reception will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and the exhibit will continue through […]

Advanced Treble Choir performs Saturday

Get ready to put yourself in a New York state of mind: The Advanced Treble Choir from Davis High School will give Davis audiences a chance to hear the wide range of music the choir will sing on its upcoming trip to New York City. The concert takes place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Natsoulas Gallery, […]

Russian orchestra, Russian music at Mondavi

Details What: The St. Peterburg Philharmonic, conducted by Yuri Temirkanov and featuring cello soloist Alisa Weilerstein When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $45-$89 general and $22.50-$44.50 students, http://www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787 The Mondavi Center will feature a Russian orchestra with a distinguished history performing Russian music on Saturday, […]

By the time we get to Phenix

The Lisa Phenix Band — featuring Lisa Phenix on guitar and lead vocals and Steve Wall on acoustic guitar, mandolin and back-up vocals — brings its unique mix of folk and American music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday. The family-friendly event runs from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Davis Farmers Market in […]

Cedar Rapids: Droll undercurrents

Mark Twain’s innocents abroad never had it THIS rough. Tim Lippe is a small-town guy through and through: an unsullied soul who seems quite content to remain within the sheltering boundaries of tiny Brown Valley, Wis. He sells peace of mind as an agent for locally based BrownStar Insurance, and he’s good at it; people […]