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DHS Madrigals host singing workshop

A workshop for kindergarten through-sixth-grade students will give children an unusual opportunity to learn songs of the holiday season and to perform with the Davis High School Madrigal Singers at the University Retirement Community in December. The workshop takes places from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High […]

DHS Madrigals plan traditional English winter celebration

Christmas is still months away, but reservations are already being taken for the Davis High School Madrigal Singers’ traditional olde English winter celebration — the 46th annual Madrigal Dinner. The Madrigals, resplendent in Renaissance costumes, will entertain and delight guests at two dinners, on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5-6, at the University Covenant Church, 315 Mace […]

Painting workshop set Oct. 19 at Pence Gallery

“Nature in the Abstract,” a workshop for artists of all levels, will take place at the Pence Gallery on Sunday, Oct. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. This is an exploratory workshop on finding inspiration for abstracts based on the shapes and patterns of nature. Instructor Lynne Cunningham will begin with a demonstration of experimental acrylic […]

Folk jam planned Oct. 10 at Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, on the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. The venue is on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road) next to the redwood grove. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes […]

‘Gone Girl': A thriller for the ages

“Gone Girl” Five stars Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Carrie Coon, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Missi Pyle, David Clennon, Lisa Banes Rating: R, for strong violence, profanity, sexual content and nudity Page-turning novel makes a sensational leap to the big screen By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Director David Fincher’s masterful […]

Robbie Fulks, Red Meat bring honky-tonk and humor to The Palms

Country songwriter and performer Robbie Fulks has built a reputation on music that runs the country gamut from old-time to classic to rock-infused, as well as his rapid-fire wit and guitar-picking. Fulks, who will be performing as a duo with guitarist Robbie Gjersoe, will team up with honky-tonkers Red Meat for a one-two hit of […]

‘Feeling Spirit’ exhibit shown at Craft Center

The UC Davis Craft Center Gallery presents “Feeling Spirit,” the solo exhibition of ceramics instructor Meg Brown, shown from Monday, Oct. 6, to Nov. 5. The opening reception will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the gallery at the Craft Center. Brown will be at the reception to answer questions. The exhibition […]

Wineaux: Picking the last rosé of summer

Summer’s over. We Davisites might not yet experience this in our bones, which are still very much warmed by the sun, but facts are facts. And now that fall is upon us, most wine writers probably will stop writing about rosés. But I like rosés any time of the year, so I’ll continue, especially as […]

TV star to amuse Mondavi audiences with ‘Full Bush’

That’s the ticket Who: Actor/comedian Nick Offerman When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $47 general, $23.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2787 Bonus: A free 7 p.m. performance featuring John Ross hosting “Comedy Take Over” on the Corin Courtyard; food trucks will be on hand Actor, comedian, theater technician […]

Woodland Opera House rounds up cowboy poetry, music

On Saturday Oct. 11, the historic Woodland Opera House will host Sourdough Slim, The Old West Trio and Western poet Jim King. All are from the greater Sacramento area. King has been a rancher all his adult life. He started his first cattle herd in 1966, wanting to “rope cows, not milk ‘em!” His interest in […]

Art classes teach values in portraiture

A local art class will teach students about values in portrait drawing, with two separate sessions running across multiple weeks. The class will touch on the planar aspect of the portrait to establish values and will be taught by Marlene Lee at the Davis Arts Center, 1919 F St. Both sessions are for participants older […]

Robbie Fulks will visit ‘Live in the Loam’ on KDRT

KDRT radio listeners can hear a live concert by singer/songwriter Robbie Fulks from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, on Davis’ community radio station, KDRT, 95.7 FM. The show, “Live in the Loam,” is a showcase featuring musicians and bands traveling through the area. Entirely organized by KDRT’s volunteer programmers, the show is dubbed […]

UCD’s ‘Harvest’ provides a taste of food, art

UC Davis will kick off autumn with “Harvest: A Gathering of Food, Wine, Beer and the Arts” Sunday, Oct. 12. The UCD Gateway District will provide an overflowing cornucopia of family-oriented activities, art exhibitions, music, a food, beer and wine tasting, a close-up look at native plants and a deeper understanding of the university’s role […]

Old Macs get new life at art exhibit

A digital prayer to restore the Garden of Eden is the theme of an art exhibit featuring more than 70 old Macintosh computers, collected and networked together. The installation, which is free and open to the public, is in the warehouse space of Omsoft Technologies, 1930 Fifth St., Suite C, in Davis. It is available […]

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