Down-home sounds at Picnic in the Park

The sounds of bluegrass will fill Davis’ Central Park on Wednesday evening as The Notorious Shank Brothers play Picnic in the Park, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The band is well-known in Yolo and Sacramento counties, and regulars at the weekly celebration alongside the Davis Farmers Market. The two Shank brothers relied on a traditional […]

Free computer classes offered by DCN

Davis Community Network launches its spring session of free public classes and workshops on Thursday. All classes take place in the technology lab building at the Davis Joint Unified School District office, 526 B St. Pre-registration is required, at www.dcn.org; click on “upcoming classes.” For more information, email admin@dcn.org or call (530) 750-1170. * Website […]

Space available in class for beginning weavers

Would your child like to weave material for a pillow or bag, or perhaps make a scarf or small blanket? Opportunities for these and other projects are available in the “Weaving on Small Two-Harness Looms” class at the Davis Art Center. No prior weaving experience is required. The six-week class for students ages 6 to […]

Guitar trio to perform piece by UCD composer

Just the ticket Who: The Mobius Trio When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Tickets: $15 general, $10 students/seniors, $5 for youths 12 and under Info: (530) 756-4100; www.davisartcenter.org The Mobius Trio — formed in 2010 by three guitarists who were studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music — will […]

Hear Kemmerling on piano at eatery

Ken Kemmerling will play the piano from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28, at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. in downtown Davis. Musical selections will include classic jazz standards, popular tunes and requests. For more information, call (530) 792-8066 or visit monticellocuisine.com.

Campus cuisine

A UC Davis student checks out fresh tomatoes last spring at the UCD Farmers Market, which returns for the season on Wednesday. The market, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each Wednesday for 10 weeks, will be at a new venue this year — in front of the Silo Union on campus. Special […]

Dingle School students paint the Masters for art auction

Yolanda Hudson’s sixth-graders at Dingle Elementary School in Woodland have done many art projects this year, but Tuesday’s lesson was special. A working artist, Cath Posehn, gave a lesson that will be translated into six 20-by-24-inch paintings that are copies of some of the world’s most famous paintings, including Leonardi da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” Frida […]

Anderson-Gram Duo plays at Happy Thursday

Guests at the Rominger West Winery Happy Thursday event this week will enjoy discounted wine by the glass while listening to music by the Anderson-Gram Duo. Stone Soup Catering will provide tasty appetizers. The winery is at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. The duo from Roseville create “spirited live performances featuring rich vocal harmonies and […]

Feminist Film Festival features submissions from Davis and around the world

The 2012 Davis Feminist Film Festival, a grassroots event that uses alternative media as a springboard for linking art to social issues, takes place April 12-13 at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The goal of the festival is to showcase independent films spanning documentary, narrative and experimental genres to explore […]

Artist speaks about her work Tuesday at UC Davis

In conjunction with her solo exhibition at the C.N. Gorman Museum, award-winning artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs (Inupiaq/Athabascan) will give a public lecture about her work from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in 3201 Hart Hall at UC Davis. Kelliher-Combs’ artwork chronicles the ongoing struggle for self-definition and identity in the Alaskan context. Her show, “Where They […]

Connor’s photographs on exhibit at Gallery 1855

An exhibition of framed photographic works by Linda Connor, titled “Images of the Sacred,” will be on display throughout April at Gallery 1855. The gallery is in the Davis Cemetery District Office, 820 Pole Line Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. A free open house and reception for the artist […]

Shakespeare Ensemble presents ‘Relapse’

“Relapse,” a retelling of the Orpheus myth with Shakespeare’s sonnets, a devised work by Gia Battista, will be presented six times this month at two Davis venues by the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble. Showtimes at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St., are 8 p.m. Saturdays, April 7 and 14, and Thursday, April 12; and 7 p.m. Sundays, […]

Woodland art exhibit is a tribute to Buffalo Nation

The vivid works of artist Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie are presented in “Double Vision,” the Gallery 625 exhibition that opens Friday and runs through May 2. In collaboration with the Great Plains Art Museum at University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Tsinhnahjinnie offers new works derived from the permanent photographic collections. Presented alongside the historic images of photographers […]

Thursday Live! features female folk rockers

Rita Hosking will headline this month’s edition of Thursday Live!, a free music showcase at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Opening the show at 7:30 p.m. will be Sandy Coldiron. Donations are welcome and will go to the musicians. Hosking is a descendant of Cornish miners who sang in […]