Sunday, December 28, 2014

Tickets for New Year’s Eve party going fast

Fewer than 50 tickets remain available for Davis’ first New Year’s Eve party with Mumbo Gumbo, on Wednesday, Dec. 31, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The party is being organized by the Music Committee of the Odd Fellows Lodge. Doors open on New Year’s Eve at 8 p.m. and the music […]

Travel the world, enjoy readings at Logos Books

Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis, offers several foreign language conversation groups each month. Check for topic information: * Una Chiacchierata meets the first Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; the next meeting is Jan. 8 (a week late due to Jan. 1 holiday); * La Table Française meets the second Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; the […]

Musicians give back to Davis schools

Check it out What: 11th annual Home for the Holidays benefit concert, featuring Davis musicians giving back to the schools where they got their start When: 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St., Davis Tickets: $20 general, $10 children under 18, on sale at Watermelon Music, 207 E St.; Armadillo Music, 205 F […]

Tim O’Halloran: Stay wet out there

For the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, this week’s storm means its employees can finally start doing what they do best again: manage water. As the drought raged on earlier this summer, district director Tim O’Halloran had no water to sell to farmers, from either Clear Lake or Indian Valley reservoirs. But with this storm, […]

Swing ye Noel!: Jazz fans have much to enjoy this holiday season

By Derrick Bang Special to The Enterprise When it comes to holiday music, the generational tidal shift is massive. At one end of the beach, we have those who listen to Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Bing Crosby. At the other end, Celine Dion, Josh Groban and Sheryl Crow. The middle ground is occupied by […]

Fowler’s work featured at Stories on Stage

Stories on Stage Davis rounds out the calendar year on Saturday, Dec. 13, with a presentation of recent fiction by bestselling novelist and former Davisite Karen Joy Fowler at the Pence Gallery. The event will feature an excerpt from Fowler’s most recent novel, “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.” The novel won both the 2014 […]

Davis artist to exhibit at Natsoulas gallery

Davis artist Kerry Rowland-Avrech’s “California Life and Figurative Paintings” will be exhibited at the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts from Dec. 10 through Jan. 3, with an opening reception Dec. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. Rowland-Avrech’s newest work is bright, emotionally charged and enriching. This body of work strives to be straightforward, humble […]

Make clay holiday gifts at workshop

Anyone ages 4 and up is invited to join artist Heidi Bekebrede at the Davis Arts Center for several holiday gift workshops called “Make it, Glaze it, Give it!” on weekday afternoons and “Friends and Family Clay Days” on weekend mornings. Classes run from Monday, Dec. 8, through Dec. 21. There are 14 different time […]

Photographer’s ‘City Reflections’ on display at Gallery 1855

Throughout December, Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road, presents the City Reflections Project by photographer Andrea Stone, who has blended photography with impressionist art creating an unusual collection of cityscapes. The exhibit will be on view through Jan. 2, with a reception set for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, […]

Off the beaten path

A vehicle was damaged but injuries were avoided Wednesday morning during a single-vehicle crash at the UC Davis Arboretum. University officials said the driver of a Mercedes E320 was parking in Lot 5 at about 10 a.m. when the car unexpectedly accelerated, jumped a curb and traveled down an embankment, clipping a redwood tree in the […]

Record a ‘holiday postcard’ at Davis Media Access’ open house

Davis Media Access will host a holiday open house at its studios, 1623 Fifth St., from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday. The event is free and local residents are invited to drop in for any portion of the evening. The annual event highlights DMA’s services and programs, recognizes volunteers and provides a glimpse into the life […]

Name Droppers: UCD Med School gets new public-health chief

Brad Pollock, a leading researcher on the incidence and control of childhood and adolescent cancer, has become chair of the department of public health sciences at the UC Davis School of Medicine. Pollock directs a team of 35 investigators who conduct population-based studies aimed at preventing disease and shaping health policy. Faculty members have advanced […]

From the ground up: More to cranberries than sauce and bread

By Georgeanne Brennan Cranberry sauce, made from fresh cranberries, is a staple of my holiday table. The recipe is right on the package: 1 pound fresh cranberries, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water — and then I add a little lemon juice and a lemon zest. Twenty minutes later, the sauce is ready to be spooned […]

Vocal Art Ensemble gets dramatic with Nativity story

Details What: Vocal Art Ensemble’s “Nativus — A Dramatic Choral Interpretation” When and where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Ave. in Sacramento; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Road in Davis; and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Davis United Methodist Church, […]