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‘The Counterfeiters’ is next up in International Film Series

The International Film Series continues at International House, 10 College Park, Davis, on the first and third Fridays of the month. The films are sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and I-House, and there is no charge, but donations are appreciated to help cover the cost of the DVD rental or purchase, facilities […]

Roots music stalwart Peter Case to perform at The Palms

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Peter Case is a one-man embodiment of the musical range under the Americana umbrella. Case will bring his solo show to The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters, at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20. Case is one of the great modern-day troubadours. A complex, original lyricist who fuses many of the […]

Help create a new myth at roundtable

Bay area mythologist and publisher Willi Paul will present the Davis Mythic Roundtable: “Tools and Inspiration for Creating New Myths” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Davis Arts Center, 1919 F St. Paul will read one of his recently published new myths and lead an exercise with attendees: They will collaborate […]

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine releases new album

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine — who impressed Mondavi Center audiences in February 2012 by performing all five of the Mozart violin concertos in a single evening, accompanied by a small orchestra of musicians from New York — has recently released an album containing the same Mozart violin concertos. The album also includes the composer’s Sinfonia […]

Artists, musicians sought for event

The Davis Cemetery and Arboretum will host an open call for artists and musicians for the upcoming Celebration of Life Art Festival and Concert on Sunday, May 17. This year’s fun, family-friendly event will be the official launch of the Davis Cemetery Arboretum and expansion of the cemetery grounds. The art exhibition runs May 1-31 […]

Remember Seeger through his songs Feb. 22

A Pete Seeger Songfest is planned at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. All are welcome. “We’ll honor Pete Seeger, singing many of his well-loved songs such as ‘If I Had a Hammer,’ ‘Turn, Turn, Turn,’ ‘Where Have All the Flowers Gone’ and many others,” a […]

‘Fifty Shades of Grey': Colorless

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ One star Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eloise Mumford, Jennifer Ehle, Marcia Gay Harden and Max Martini Rating: R, for strong sexual content, profanity and considerable nudity Misbegotten best-seller also doesn’t play well on the big screen By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic While it’s certainly true that this film is […]

Mondavi offers second price point for recital by mezzo Susan Graham

The Mondavi Center has added a second price category for tickets to the Thursday, Feb. 26, recital by prominent mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and pianist Malcolm Martineau. Tickets are now available at the new price point of $125 in addition to the previously announced $250 price point, and tickets will be sold exclusively by phone at […]

Poetry Night Reading Series to feature Peterson, Youngdahl

A Poetry Night Reading Series performance by Katie Peterson and Meagen Youngdahl is planned for 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St., Davis. Peterson’s lyric poems explore interior and exterior landscapes, exposure and shelter. Her debut poetry collection, “This One Tree” (2006), was awarded the New Issues Poetry Prize […]

Band brings Celtic and Americana music to two shows

One Eyed Reilly, a Sacramento-based Celtic and Americana band, will release its second CD at a party Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, as part of the Port Wine & Chocolate Lovers Weekend. “Barstools & Gravestones” is a follow-up to the band’s acclaimed debut CD, “Hoist Your Glass,” and […]

Billy Childs visits Pioneer High School

Band students at Pioneer High School in Woodland enjoyed a two-hour workshop with musician Billy Childs on Feb. 5, thanks to the Mondavi Center’s Artist Engagement Program, funded by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation through the Western Jazz Presenters Network. The night before many of […]

Duck Days features students’ wildlife art

The California Duck Days’ Wildlife Art Show is on display at the Davis Arts Center, 1919 F St. Running through Feb. 25, the exhibit features 278 wildlife-themed pieces of art from students at Davis, Esparto, Pioneer, River City, Winters and Woodland high schools. The show also includes a traveling display of the best of the […]

Jazz pianist to perform Wednesday

Jazz pianist Dick Livingston will perform at the Stonegate Cafe & Bakery, 1260 Lake Blvd., No. 12, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18. In addition to his own compositions, Livingston will feature selections from Fats Waller, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, Errol Garner, Jerome Kern and Duke Ellington. Admission is free.

Americana duo to perform at house concert

Bill Wagman House Concerts presents American duo Houston and Jones at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15. Well-known to Bay Area music fans, Houston and Jones blend folk, rock, country and blues. There is a $20 donation, with all proceeds going to the musicians. For details, directions and reservations, email [email protected] or call 530-753-3472.

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