23rd annual conference celebrates ceramic art

Fans of ceramic art are in for a treat on April 27-29 when the 23rd annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art returns to Davis. More than 50 exhibitions will fill the downtown, between First and Fifth, B and G streets. Works by professional artists will be joined by art created by students […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Violinist’s concert raises funds for his tuition

An evening of classical and contemporary music performed by violinist Alexei Kodash, accompanied by Robert Bloch, is planned for 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, at First Street Real Estate, 423 First St. in downtown Davis. The event is a fundraiser for Kodash’s tuition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he will start an […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Woodland Chamber Singers honor mothers, veterans

Tickets are on sale now for the Woodland Chamber Singers’ spring concert, “A Dedication,” celebrating Mothers Day and Memorial Day. The concert will be presented twice — at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 12, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at the Pioneer High School Performing Arts Theater, 1400 Pioneer Ave. in Woodland. Tickets are $5 […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Greg Willett Trio makes it a Happy Thursday

Rominger West Winery invites local residents to celebrate Happy Thursday, the weekly happy hour event, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Guests may treat themselves to discounted wine by the glass, appetizers from Stone Soup Catering and jazz and pop tunes by the trio. For more information, visit www.romingerwest.com.

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Melodrama set for Winters dinner theater

Mark your calendars: On Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, the Winters Theatre Company will perform an original melodrama, “Green Gold of the Valley,” written by Germaine Hupe. This is a classic melodrama with evil villains, sweet heroines and handsome heroes. The audience will be encouraged to “boo” and “hiss” to their hearts’ content. Dinner will […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

An artistic glimpse behind the Cuban curtain

“Fashion is not something that exists in clothing only. Fashion has to do with ideas, with the way we live, with what is happening. Clothing tells the truth about an age.” — Bjork By E. Emmet Brady Heather Caswell has always envisioned The Wardro­be, her downtown Davis fashion boutique, as more than just a retail […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Film series shows ‘The Station Agent’

“The Station Agent,” a 2003 American film written and directed by Thomas McCarthy, will be screened Friday 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 promptly at 8 p.m. […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo Crisis Nursery plans open house

By Becky Heard and Heather Jeppeson The year was 2001. Then-Assemblywoman Helen Thomson and Yolo County Supervisor Lois Wolk (among other local leaders) understood they were about to unveil something groundbreaking. It would change lives. And keep children safe. More than a decade later, it’s more evident than ever that the two women were right. […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Holiday Sale application period opens June 1; workshops set to make Green Table items

Calling all vendors! The Davis Art Center’s 22nd annual Holiday Sale application period opens June 1. Special consideration will be given this year to non-jewelry vendors in response to feedback from the community requesting a more diverse selection of goods. An application form will be available online at www.davisartcenter.org/sale. The Holiday Sale is the Davis […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Peacock featured at Poetry Night on Wednesday

The Poetry Night Reading Series welcomes award-winning poet Molly Peacock on a special night, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Peacock is described as one of the foremost poets writing in English today. She was an honorary fellow at Johns Hopkins University, served as poet-in-residence at […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hear about programs targeting bullying in school

Yolo County PFLAG — Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays — will present a program on bullying in schools at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Fellowship Hall at the United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road. Pam Whiteley, Mid Pacific regional director of PFLAG, will outline  the group’s educational program, “Safe Schools […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Tour de Cluck tickets on sale soon

Tickets will go on sale this week for the Tour de Cluck 2012, a bicycle tour of backyard chicken coops planned for Saturday, May 26. They’ll be available in Davis at the Hallmark Inn, 110 F St.; The Avid Reader, 617 Second St.; the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St.; Hibbert Lumber, 500 G St.; […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Wild Family Day aims to educate and entertain

Learn about animals native to Davis and why they are important, have your face painted and photo taken as you pose as a threatened species, learn about sustainable living and learn how to become a conservation biologist at the first Wild Family Day at UC Davis on Sunday, May 20. The event, sponsored by student […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Gala honors Dos Coyotes restaurants for diabetes volunteer work

An evening honoring Dos Coyotes restaurants for their tireless efforts on behalf of children and others with type 1 diabetes is set for Saturday. The gala will benefit the Northern California Inland Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Bobby Coyote, Dos Coyotes owner, and Mark Casale, executive chef, and their employees past, present and future […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,