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HellaCappella showcases a cappella singing

A cappella singing will be in the spotlight at HellaCappella, which will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis. Presented by The Spokes, UCD’s all-female a cappella group, HellaCappella is a collaboration among a cappella groups of all shapes and sizes. In honor of The Spokes alumnae […]

Justis plays at Wine’d Down Thursday

Singer/songwriter Mike Justis has been playing a unique brand of folk, blues, and Americana music for 30-plus years. He and his band, the Mike Justis Band, are well-known throughout Northern California. This week, he will be playing for Wine’d Down Thursday at Sundstrom Hill Winery, and will be joined by bassist Steve O’Neill and guitarist […]

Band concert to feature premiere of new piece by local composer

The Davis High School Symphonic Band will premiere a new piece by Davis composer Garrett Shatzer during a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Shatzer’s piece is titled “Afraid of Love,” which he said “comes from the final words of the poem ‘Crater […]

Photos chronicle vet prof’s Egyptian experience

A free, public photo exhibit by UC Davis veterinary professor Mary Christopher, who arrived in Egypt as a Fulbright Scholar just before the revolution began in 2010, will open with a reception Wednesday, April 9. The exhibit, including images of the people and animals of Egypt, will be held in UC Davis’ Valley Hall from […]

Jaoudi showcases her art in film

Davis resident Maria Jaoudi, a professor of humanities and religious studies at Sacramento State, will present a film about her paintings at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St. in Sacramento. A question-and-answer session will follow. Admission to the screening is free, but guests will need to pay regular […]

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ — another Marvel-ous hit!

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Four stars Starring: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Cobie Smulders, Maximiliano Hernández, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Jenny Agutter Rating: PG-13, for intense action violence Taut action thriller surmounts its comic book roots By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic This one’s […]

Hear a staged reading of ‘Macbeth’

A staged reading of “Macbeth” kicks off Common House Productions’ “Fireside Trilogy” with performances at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, April 11-23, at 2737 Loyola Drive in East Davis. Closing out the trilogy are “Medea,” May 9-11, and “Doctor Faustus,” June 6-8. “Shakespeare’s tale of otherworldly manipulation invites the audience to witness one man’s descent […]

Congressional art competition open to high school students

Calling all artists! Rep. John Garamendi’s office announces the annual Congressional Art Competition; he’s accepting entries from high school students who live in the 3rd Congressional District, which includes Davis. Last year’s winner was Henry Anker from Davis High School. The congressman will assemble a panel of local artists to review all artwork submitted, and […]

Violinist helps raise funds for DHS Baroque Ensemble

Star violinist Rachel Barton Pine will appear at a fundraiser benefiting the Davis High School Baroque Ensemble at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Proceeds will help defray costs of the ensemble’s summer trip to Italy, which will include performances in several cities. On the violin, Pine […]

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 […]

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