Live figure-drawing sessions resume at Art-is-Davis

Art-is-Davis Co-op, 222 D St. in downtown Davis, hosts live figure-drawing sessions every week. Mondays (6 to 9 p.m.) are dedicated to short poses for gesture and fast studies, and Tuesdays (6 to 9 p.m.) are three-hour poses for portrait and full figure work. The first and third weeks of each month are clothed sessions […]

Sing Out! a tribute to Pete Seeger

The music of folk artist Pete Seeger will be highlighted at this week’s edition of Thursday Live!, a continuing series of free concerts held the first Thursday of each month at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and is open for all ages to enjoy. Donations are […]

Wineaux: Drinking on the road not taken

When we decided to come back to California after nearly 20 years on the East Coast, my partner and I made a list of possible cities — based on things like walkability and access to art/music/books. Sebastopol was high on our list and we nearly moved there, but Davis won out. And we’ve never regretted […]

Big ado coming to Davis this summer

The 2014 Davis Shakespeare Festival will feature Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” and “She Loves Me,” with the book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. The festival runs from June 26 to Aug. 3 at the Veterans’ Memorial Theatre, 203 E. 14th St. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays through […]

Stellar bluegrass ensemble to play at The Palms

John Reischman & The Jaybirds — an award-winning five-piece American and Canadian bluegrass ensemble that combines breathtaking instrumental mastery, spot-on multi-part vocal harmonies and dynamic performances — will appear at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. The Jaybirds — John Reischman (mandolin, vocals), Jim Nunally (guitar, vocals), Trisha Gagnon […]

Hear Hafter perform Friday

David Hafter from the band Wealth of Nations will play a solo show at Little Prague Restaurant and Bar, 330 G St. in downtown Davis, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

‘Prelude’ opens Friday in downtown Woodland

A special monthlong art installation titled “Prelude” opens Friday at 610 Main St. in downtown Woodland. Chris Daubert, an artist and Sacramento City College professor of art, will be installing an experiential art piece consisting of 2,000 feet of hanging paper panels with rhythmic colored patterns cut into them. The patterns, which create a visual […]

Morlix set to light up The Palms

Texas troubadour Gurf Morlix will play his acoustic country blues at 8 p.m. Friday, April 4, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Tickets are $20 and are available at Armadillo Music in Davis, Watermelon Music in Woodland, Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters and at the door if not sold out. For more information, visit […]

Hear Neon Lite on Saturday at winery

Sundstrom Hill Winery will welcome Neon Lite back to the barrel room on Saturday, April 5, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The Davis band’s repertoire includes iconic songs by The Eagles; Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; The Beatles; and many others, all featuring the familiar harmonies from the 1960s and ’70s. Band members are Chris Stabenfeldt, saxophone […]

‘Sabotage’: Vicious, vulgar trash

“Sabotage” No stars (turkey) Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Olivia Williams, Joe Manganiello, Josh Holloway, Mireille Enos, Harold Perrineau, Max Martini, Kevin Vance Rating: R, for strong bloody violence and gore, relentless profanity, nudity, drug use and sexuality Bargain-basement action flicks don’t come much worse that this one By Derrick Bang Enterprise film […]

Film series to screen ‘Waste Land’

“Waste Land,” a 2011 Brazilian/British film directed by Lucy Walker, Joao Jardim and Karen Harley, will be screened Friday, April 4, as part of the International Film Series. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins […]

See ‘Gruesome Playground Injuries’ at UCD

The Man and Woman Theatre and the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance present “Gruesome Playground Injuries” — a play by Rajiv Joseph — at 8 p.m. May 2-3 and 2 p.m. May 4 at the Arena Theatre in Wright Hall. This is the story of two “scar-crossed lovers.” The plot follows the lives […]

See Flower Power exhibit at Gallery 625

Gallery 625 welcomes spring with Flower Power, the first of several themed shows YoloArts will be hosting this year. This body of work includes paintings, photographs, ceramic and fiber art. The show will feature all things floral in this group exhibition opening Friday, April 4, and running through April 29. Photographers Rob Cain, Lavona Gelardi, […]

Sundays at I-House celebrates spring

The first of three evenings of the Sundays at I-House Celebration of Spring commences from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 30, with Tree-O at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. Local performer and producer James Williams hosts the return of the very popular cross-cultural open-mic hour; along with the evening’s featured group, Tree-O. The […]