Friday, February 27, 2015

The Woodland Opera House announces 2015-16 season

The Woodland Opera House announced its 2015-2016 season of plays and musicals at the Big Reveal Event on Sunday, Feb. 22. The shows were revealed by the Broadway Bound performers as they sang and performed scenes from the upcoming season. The Main Stage Season will open on Aug. 7 with the family favorite, “Mary Poppins.” […]

Poetry Night Reading Series to feature Peterson, Youngdahl

A Poetry Night Reading Series performance by Katie Peterson and Meagen Youngdahl is planned for 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St., Davis. Peterson’s lyric poems explore interior and exterior landscapes, exposure and shelter. Her debut poetry collection, “This One Tree” (2006), was awarded the New Issues Poetry Prize […]

Band brings Celtic and Americana music to two shows

One Eyed Reilly, a Sacramento-based Celtic and Americana band, will release its second CD at a party Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, as part of the Port Wine & Chocolate Lovers Weekend. “Barstools & Gravestones” is a follow-up to the band’s acclaimed debut CD, “Hoist Your Glass,” and […]

Billy Childs visits Pioneer High School

Band students at Pioneer High School in Woodland enjoyed a two-hour workshop with musician Billy Childs on Feb. 5, thanks to the Mondavi Center’s Artist Engagement Program, funded by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation through the Western Jazz Presenters Network. The night before many of […]

Jazz pianist to perform Wednesday

Jazz pianist Dick Livingston will perform at the Stonegate Cafe & Bakery, 1260 Lake Blvd., No. 12, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18. In addition to his own compositions, Livingston will feature selections from Fats Waller, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, Errol Garner, Jerome Kern and Duke Ellington. Admission is free.

Americana duo to perform at house concert

Bill Wagman House Concerts presents American duo Houston and Jones at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15. Well-known to Bay Area music fans, Houston and Jones blend folk, rock, country and blues. There is a $20 donation, with all proceeds going to the musicians. For details, directions and reservations, email [email protected] or call 530-753-3472.

Youth symphony plans open house

The Sacramento Youth Symphony, which will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2016, is holding open house events at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, and 5:30 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Rosemont High School, 9594 Kiefer Blvd. in Sacramento. The public can enjoy refreshments while watching the symphony rehearse. They also can talk with […]

Learn to make an elderberry flute

Visitors of all ages will learn how to make and play a Native Californian elderberry flute at a free workshop Sunday, Feb. 22, at UC Davis. The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. in 146 Environmental Horticulture. East Bay Regional Parks docent Antonio Flores will talk about the culture of flute making […]

Garden doctor: Do your homework before replacing lawn

Learn more * 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Feb. 19, “Composing and Vermiculture” at West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 W. Capitol Ave., West Sacramento; * 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, “Principles of Irrigation,” Grace Garden, United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road, Davis; and * 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, “Irrigation for All Seasons” at Woodland […]

Arts Center invites teen girls to write

The Davis Arts Center is offering a six-week creative writing workshop for girls ages 13-18, from 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 23 through April 6 (no class March 23). The class will offer a positive, supportive space for girls who love reading and writing and are interested in discovering and developing their individual voices. […]

Auditions set for 2015-16 Davis Madrigal Singers

All students entering 10th through 12th grades in the 2015-16 school year are invited to audition for the Davis High School Madrigal Singers. The Madrigals are an auditioned group who perform a wide variety of choral repertoire, dating from the 15th century to the present. During each school year, the Mads perform at school concerts, community events, private […]

They’re experienced and honest

Years ago, I used to do all my own automotive repair work. That was back in the day when looking under the hood was not as mysterious as it is now. Today, if you are anything like me, auto repair has become nearly impossible for the backyard mechanic. Fortunately, in Davis we have Center City […]

Toy drive was a big success

We would like to send a big thank you to all those amazing families who donated to the fourth annual UC Davis Children’s Hospital Toy Drive during the holidays. With your generous support ,we were able to donate more than 130 new toys to the UCD Children’s Hospital Child Life Program for distribution to kids who […]