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 http://www.mondaviarts.org 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 http://mondaviarts.org 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, […]

DMTC stages ‘How to Succeed in Business’

The winner of seven Tonys and the Pulitzer Prize in 1961, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” comes to the Davis Musical Theatre Company stage April 22 through May 15. Following the advice of a book titled, “How to Succeed in Business” (voiced by “Good Day Sacramento’s” Don Geronimo), a young window cleaner, […]

Taylor Swift tribute comes to Woodland

The Woodland Opera House will present Kaylee Starr in “Swift Country — a Tribute to Taylor Swift,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23. The Opera House is at 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. “With striking similarities to Swift both physically and vocally, Starr is at home performing this tribute concert to the Grammy Award-winning […]

Madrigals concert will aid earthquake victims

The Davis High Madrigal Singers will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1017 11th St., Sacramento. The chamber choir will be conducted by Karen Gardias, Madrigal director, and visiting guest conductor Fabio Avolio, with whom the Madrigals worked while on tour in Rome last […]

Artery exhibit opens Friday

A ceramic self-portrait by artist Tony Natsoulas is featured in The Artery exhibit, “8 x 8 = Small and Great,” an invitational exhibit of small works — “a limitation that certainly inspired whimsical and heartfelt approaches,” a news release says — opening Friday and continuing through April 19. A reception in honor of the artists […]

Briefly: Photos on exhibit at Gallery 1855

An exhibition of framed photographic works of Joseph Finkleman will be on display this month at Gallery 1855 in 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 Finkleman from 1 to 4 […]