Sunday, May 3, 2015

Pedal power

From left, Jim Wellington, Barry Bolden and Davis Mayor Pro Tem Robb Davis get a look at a new sign commemorating Davis’ first-in-the-nation bicycle lanes in front of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of fame at Third and B streets. The reception featured former Mayor Maynard Skinner, who was key in developing the bike lines, and […]

Fly Fishers to hear about advanced streamer tactics on Tuesday

This month, the Fly Fishers of Davis will hear from Dan LeCount, who will discuss how to fly-fish for trout in a river with streamers, covering tactics from shore with one handler, two handlers or in a boat. He will cover fly selection, lines, how to find predatory fish and when to fish for them. […]

Bicycle activist will speak Monday at Hall of Fame

Davis Bicycles! will host a talk by Charlie Gandy of the California Bicycle Coalition from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 27, at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St. in downtown Davis. Gandy was a leader of in the bicycle-friendly makeover of Long Beach, including the famous “green lane” in the Belmont […]

UCD hosts bike auction Saturday, May 2

More than 400 bicycles will be up for bids at the UC Davis auction on Saturday, May 2. Bikes may be viewed from 7:30 to 9 a.m., with bidding getting underway at 9 a.m. and lasting until all items are sold. UCD holds bike auctions twice a year — in the spring and fall — inside […]

Stories told at Third Space

The monthly ShortsNLongs event is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Third Space Art Collective, 946 Olive Drive in Davis. Admission is by donation. The event features people telling real stories. Anyone interested in telling a story should email [email protected]

UCD assistant professor to give lecture at de Young Museum

James Housefield, assistant professor of design at UC Davis, will give a free public lecture, “Luxury for All the Senses: Gauguin’s Golden Paradise in ‘Three Tahitians’ (1899),” at the de Young Museum of Art in San Francisco at 7:15 p.m. Friday, April 24. This is part of the museum’s regularly scheduled “Friday Nights at the […]

Ceramicist works will be featured at The Artery

The Artery presents the 26th annual California Clay Competition exhibit May 1-29, featuring works by California’s best clay artists. The reception is planned for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 1. The Artery, 207 G St., has sponsored this popular competition since 1990, timing it with the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. […]

Rockabilly music will fill the park Wednesday

Sticky Vikki and the Pinecones bring their crowd-pleasing rockabilly music to Picnic in the Park on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets. The market is open from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the free concert runs from 5 p.m. to dusk. The band brings […]

One-man show ‘Buyer and Cellar’ brings non-stop laughter

Hilarity What: ‘Buyer and Cellar’ Where: B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., Sacramento When: Through May 9: 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 2 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays Tickets: $23-$35; call 916-443-5300 or visit Playwright Jonathan Tolins wants everyone to know that his hilarious one-man play, “Buyer and Cellar,” now at […]

Hear Wealth of Nations at winery

Members of Wealth of Nations, a Davis-based band, will play at Sundstrom Hill Winery for Wine’d Down Thursday on April 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. The group plays original tunes, folk rock and covers of songs by The Beatles, Grateful Dead, Elvis Costello, The Band, CSNY, James Taylor, Pink Floyd and a variety of […]

UCD looks at building a better brain as we age

David A. Bennett, director of the Rush University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, will discuss “Reducing Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease: Building a Better Brain as We Age,” during the May UC Davis Alzheimer’s Community Engagement Lecture Series presentation. His talk will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in the auditorium of the UCD MIND […]

27th Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art coming soon

The California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, celebrating its 27th year, will be presented May 1-3 by the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. The annual ceramics festival brings the leading national and international ceramic artists to the Sacramento Valley for a weekend of creative instruction and […]

‘Once’ an unforgetable celebration of music, relationships

Musical masterpiece What: ‘Once’ Where: Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento When: 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $22-$99. Call 916-557-1999 or 916-808-5181, or visit “Once,” with the book by Enda Walsh and music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, is not your typical […]

‘Frozen’ Mini-Musicals to be presented

The Mini-Musicals program for students in first through sixth grades will present an adapted version of Disney’s “Frozen” at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater on Friday and Saturday, April 24-25. These programs are non-auditioned, and students are onstage and performing songs and dances for the bulk of this introduction to basic staging and musical performing. Mini-Musicals, […]