Early Music Ensemble performs Monteverdi

The Early Music Ensemble at UC Davis will present a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. On the program are works by Italian Baroque composers Claudio Monteverdi and Giovanni Sances. Professor David Nutter directs the ensemble of approximately 30 singers, with guest musicians David Morris (cello), Cheryl Fulton (harp) and […]

DPNS Rocks! fundraiser is Friday

Davis Parent Nursery School will host its end-of-the-year fundraising concert, DPNS Rocks!, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Eighth Street campus, 426 W. Eighth St. The crowd will be entertained by live music from The Remedies and Music Matt. Pizza donated by Steve’s Place and ice cream donated by Baskin-Robbins will be available. […]

‘Lost in Africa’ premieres at Mondavi Center

The film “Lost in Africa” will get its U.S. premiere at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at UC Davis’ Mondavi Center. Free tickets are available by calling (530) 754-2787 or online at http://mondaviarts.org with the promotion code KIBERA. The film stars Connie Nielsen, who co-starred in the Academy Award-winning film […]

Bridesmaids: Gals behaving badly

‘Bridesmaids’ 3.5 stars Starring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd, Melissa McCarthy, Jill Clayburgh, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper Rating: R, for profanity, sexuality and relentless vulgarity If “Bridesmaids” is intended to demonstrate that gal-pal comedies can be just as disgusting, loathsome and bereft of morals as their male counterparts, I’m afraid it fails. […]

Teachers invited to Mondavi school matinee preview party

The Arts Education Program at UC Davis’ Mondavi Center will host a preview party for educators Monday afternoon to introduce the upcoming season of school matinees, which offer a broad range of performances and enrichment activities for students in grades kindergarten through 12 from across the region. The party will run from 4 to 6 […]

Reading series features local poets

The Other Voice, a poetry reading series, will present local poets Jill Stengel and Trudi Lee Richards at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. Stengel’s press (http://www.durationpress.com/abend) and her own poetry highlight the chapbook form, working mostly with serial poems. Four of her chapbooks can be viewed […]

Sacramento Ballet presents ‘Modern Masters’ at Mondavi

Details What: Sacramento Ballet presenting “Modern Masters” When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19 Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $40; http://www.mondaiarts.org or (530) 754-2787 The Sacramento Ballet visits the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre on Thursday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. with “Modern Masters,” the company’s annual showcase […]

‘Frostiana’ presented by the Davis Chorale

The Davis Chorale will present  its spring concert, “Frostiana,” at 8 p.m. Friday, May 20, at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. in Davis. A second concert will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. The chorale will perform the Mozart Vespers, Bach Cantata 150, “Five Hebrew […]

Point of Brew: Lancias, Lagonas, Lamborghinis and lagers

I want an Aston Martin. Convertible. Though I have the same penchant for exotic motor cars that afflicts most men — and occasionally waste my money on shiny auto magazines where I read avidly about cars that are so far out of my price range as to make me giddy — this new-found desire specifically […]

Celebrate spring with World Music Ensemble

The Sacramento City College World Music Ensemble, in its first collaboration with the UC Davis Arboretum, will celebrate spring with a casual music gathering from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the Arboretum Gazebo on Garrod Drive. Sacramento City College instructor Bob Wren will direct. Community members are invited to listen or to bring an […]

Student Film Festival at Davis High on Thursday

The fifth annual Davis Student Film Festival will run from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Instructional Performing Arts Building at Davis High School. Featuring the best works of young Davis filmmakers, it covers all the genres from satire to documentary to romantic drama. The festival also will feature a variety of awards, from […]

All’s well with Shakespeare at UCD Arboretum

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble will perform “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, May 12-15 and 19-22, with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Performances will take place at the UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo on Garrod Drive. Presented by Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble, the show […]

Folk musicians jam at noon Friday

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck on Old Davis Road, next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes and squeezeboxes (you name it), and join your […]

Short films to be shown Thursday

Three short films will be screened Thursday evening in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but donations to the sponsoring group, Big Screen Cinema, are appreciated. The films are: * “Chernobyl Legacy,” a 2005 film directed by Paul Fusco, which revisits the […]