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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, violinist Augustin Hadelich to visit Mondavi

The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra — a New York-based group that has been performing and recording since 1972 — makes its first visit to the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2. The concert will feature a return visit by violin soloist Augustin Hadelich, who delighted the local audience when he appeared in 2013 with the San […]

Tom Elias: Email hints at possible Brown corruption role

There is no doubt Gov. Jerry Brown has tolerated corruption in his administration. But now there are hints that he might be personally involved in some of it. For corruption Brown has known about, but not curbed, start with the Public Utilities Commission, proven to have decided multibillion-dollar rate cases after lengthy private contacts and […]

Connections Café offers tech assistance

Do you need some assistance in using your digital devices? One-on-one tutoring for the iPad, PC, Apple computer, Kindle, iPhone or other device is available free of charge on Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. Drop by the Connections Cafe, in the Valente Room at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. and enjoy conversation […]

Acme alum stars in Sacramento City College production of ‘Peter Pan’

Acme Theatre Company alum Sean Thomas Olivares will be playing Captain Hook in a production of “Peter Pan: A British Panto” loosely adapted by Christine Nicholson from the novel by J.M. Barrie. The show is presented by City Theater at Sacramento City College, opening Friday, Nov. 20, and playing through Sunday, Dec. 13. Olivares joined […]

Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O brings jazz versions of holiday tunes to town

Jazz drummer Matt Wilson brings his whimsically titled “Christmas Tree-O” ensemble (a trio, also featuring reedman Jeff Lederer and bassist Paul Sikivie) to the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre for a four-night run, Wednesday through Saturday, Dec. 2-5, at 8 p.m. Featured will be jazzy renditions of carols like “Silent Night,” perhaps a fresh arrangement of […]

UCD Symphony to perform three works by three different composers

The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra performs the first orchestral piece by French composer Olivier Messiaen, and the first orchestral piece by UC Davis faculty composer Sam Nichols, as well as the Third Symphony by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, during a performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall. All three […]

Non Grata performance art group brings beautiful chaos to Davis

An inspiring group of artists are coming through Davis on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21, to put on a series of performance art shows, printmaking exhibitions and workshops. Hailing from Estonia, Non Grata is an internationally renowned performance art group that tours the globe almost non-stop and runs an experimental traveling art school […]

Closing reception set for ‘Material Worlds’

This Friday the 13th is hardly unlucky. Anyone who would like one final look at the Davis Arts Center’s current exhibition, “Material Worlds,” should attend the closing reception, on Friday, Dec. 13. Exhibition artist-curator Sara Post has invited 18 artists working in a variety of materials to show their work and to describe their process […]

Roll the Fuzzy Dice at winery on Saturday

November’s First Saturday event at Sundstrom Hill Winery will feature the musical talents of Heidi Bekebrede and Dianna Craig, also known as Fuzzy Dice. Both are well-known musicians in Davis and members of multiple bands, including Frankie and the Fabletones. They will be joined on Saturday by another Fabletones singer, Chris Sanborn. The trio will play […]

Davis Sinfonietta to give debut performance

The Davis Sinfonietta, a new ensemble under the direction of Jonathan Spatola-Knoll, will give its debut performance at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. Spatola-Knoll has studied conducting at UC Davis, and has been a member of the UCD Symphony and performed with various […]

Abramsky’s new book brings a lost world to life

The Adult Education Committee of Congregation Bet Haverim invites the community to hear the personal story of Sasha Abramsky’s grandfather, as told in the new book “The House of Twenty Thousand Books,” at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Bet Haverim is at 1715 Anderson Road. Abramsky, a journalist and lecturer in the University Writing Program […]

Enjoy jazz music during Square Tomatoes

New Harmony Jazz Band will play in Davis’ Central Park during the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 15 and 29, and Dec. 13. A community jazz jam runs from 2 to 4 p.m. The music is free and suitable for dancing.

Hear ‘Electric Compost Heap’ on KDRT

DJ Dug Deep does some serious digging through blues, soul, country, rock, reggae, jazz, punk and psych to come up with “Electric Compost Heap,” an hourlong show of varied and fun listening on KDRT, 95.7 FM in Davis. “Electric Compost Heap” is live on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. See kdrt.org for repeat shows.

Tuleyome Tales: Enjoy the outdoors at your own pace

Like a lot of folks, I want to get outdoors and feel more connected to our local wild areas … but in my older years I just don’t have the stamina or desire to do a hike that is too strenuous for me. I just want to find someplace that’s interesting to look at and […]

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