Friday, February 27, 2015

What does Community Choice Energy mean for Davis?

A burgeoning movement toward what’s called Community Choice Energy or Community Choice Aggregation is slowly becoming a more green, preferred option for communities across the Bay Area, from Marin to Sonoma, Napa County, the city of Richmond and — perhaps soon — the cities of San Francisco and Davis. And there’s little Pacific Gas & Electric Co. can […]

LaBute discusses his adaptation of Buchner’s ‘Woyzeck’

The UC Davis theater and dance department and Bob McGrath of Ridge Theater welcome Neil LaBute for a discussion of his free adaptation of George Buchner’s “Woyzeck” at the Wright Theater in Davis. The conversation is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. There is a short break for audiences to grab a meal, and […]

Free Range singers open season

The Free Range Singers, led by Laura Sandage, begin a new season on Tuesday, March 3. Rehearsals are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. The local singing group will gather to sing fun songs in the community, share tea and cookies and generate positive vocal vibrations. […]

Gallery hosts fundraiser Saturday

An evening of music, dance and interactive storytelling is planned Saturday, Feb. 28, at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Participants will learn about transmedia photography, music and art; write a memory in stone for others to find; leave a digital footprint and message on an interactive wall; and help connect […]

The Blue Mango show reception set for Saturday

A closing reception to celebrate the work of several artists showing at at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St., Davis, is planned for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. It was reported in our print edition as happening last Saturday. The show, titled “The Blue Mango: The Founding Years 1979-1985″ features art, photographs and […]

Ground-breaking work, ‘Woyzeck,’ features madness, murder

One wonders what dramatist, poet, and revolutionary Georg Büchner might have accomplished had he not died of typhoid at the age of 23. This man of many talents received his doctorate degree in 1836 and was a lecturer on anatomy at the University of Zurich, while at the same time translating works of Victor Hugo, […]

Want a solution? Consult fifth-graders

By Nikole Reina-Guerra I am not an expert on fracking, but I know enough that it scares me. I know that there are unanswered questions and safety precautions being overlooked. I feel alarmed. At the risk of sounding ignorant, drilling sideways 4,000 feet below the Earth’s surface, in our beautiful fault-line state, concerns me. Forget […]

Mayor’s Corner: Housing, arts issues are percolating

* Davis Mayor Dan Wolk writes: For this week’s column, I’ve asked my friend and colleague, Councilmember Lucas Frerichs, to stand in. Enjoy! (And thanks, Lucas!) By Lucas Frerichs Well, 2015 is already off to a fast start, and spring is definitely on its way, especially with all the daffodils and fruit trees blooming around town. […]

‘Sweeney Todd’ musical to run at DMTC

Davis Musical Theatre Company announces the opening of Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece, “Sweeney Todd.” This rich score and story of revenge and deceit runs Friday, Feb. 27, through Sunday, March 22. Performances are 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Mace Ranch. […]

Sundays at I-House season kicks off with two popular bands

The fourth season of Sundays at I-House begins on March 1 as local performer and producer James Williams hosts the return of the popular musical series with an all-star evening. Two popular local bands — Bonanza King and MmMm Good — will be featured. The show runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at International House, 10 […]

American Bach Soloists revisit monumental St. Matthew Passion

In one of the year’s most anticipated early music concerts, the American Bach Soloists will present Johann Sebastian Bach’s monumental “St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244)” on Monday, March 2, at 7 p.m. at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Noted for its majestic scope and dramatic intensity, the work remains one of Bach’s most vivid […]

Chamber Music Society to feature landmark piano trios by Beethoven, Dvorák

In a programming switch, the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento will present a concert featuring piano trips by Beethoven and Dvorák — with Dmitriy Cogan at the keyboard — on Saturday, Feb. 28, in Davis. The originally announced program, “Let’s Dance,” featuring dance tunes from the Baroque era through the present day, will now be performed […]

‘The Counterfeiters’ is next up in International Film Series

The International Film Series continues at International House, 10 College Park, Davis, on the first and third Fridays of the month. The films are sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and I-House, and there is no charge, but donations are appreciated to help cover the cost of the DVD rental or purchase, facilities […]

Roots music stalwart Peter Case to perform at The Palms

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Peter Case is a one-man embodiment of the musical range under the Americana umbrella. Case will bring his solo show to The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters, at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20. Case is one of the great modern-day troubadours. A complex, original lyricist who fuses many of the […]