Thursday, July 31, 2014

Seniors share homes for savings, companionship

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not exactly “The Golden Girls,” but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it’ll do. Rosenfeld is among thousands of aging Americans taking part in home-sharing programs around the country that allow seniors to stay in their homes and save money while getting some much-needed companionship. “It’s a wonderful arrangement,” said the white-haired Rosenfeld, […]

Molten art on display at Davis Arts Center

Members of the Sierra Wax Artists — the Sacramento chapter of International Encaustic Artists — will display their “Wax On” group exhibit from Aug. 6 to Sept. 5 at the Davis Arts Center, 1919 F St. There is a free public open house from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. The exhibit features the […]

Brady earns top honors at State Fair

Susan Whitley Brady, the former owner of The Farmer’s Wife Bakery in Davis and a 1963 master of fine arts graduate from UC Davis, won an Award of Excellence for her mixed-media painting at the California State Fair’s Fine Art Show. Brady earned her bachelor’s degree in 1962 from UCD and her master’s degree in art […]

Smither releases new CD Saturday at The Palms

Blues/folk singer, songwriter and guitarist Chris Smither made a splash in the 1960s and early ’70s — and then walked away from music for most of a decade. After fighting some personal demons, he re-entered the musical fray in the ’80s and has remained a songwriting and performing force whose fans include such luminaries as […]

RootStock kicks off ‘Día de Albariño’

To honor the Spanish grape varietal albariño, area tasting rooms will celebrate “Día de Albariño” with Spanish-themed music. From 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at RootStock, Route 3 will be offering a complimentary tasting of its recently bottled albariño. Later in the evening, Berryessa Gap and Turkovich Wines will be releasing their albariños. […]

Folk musicians will jam in the Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, on the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. The Wyatt Deck is on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road) next to the redwood grove. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, […]

YoloArts to host a state of change exhibit

Explosions of color, movement and energy describe the mixed-media works to be featured in the upcoming exhibition at Gallery 625, 625 Court St. in Woodland. The two-person exhibition featuring the artwork of Sacramento artists Kari Breese and Stacey Wong Hilton is a vivid exploration of color through the use of acrylic, oil pastel, charcoal, polymer […]

Davis Chamber Choir sings short summer program

Five members of the Davis Chamber Choir will sing a short 30-minute program of sacred works, featuring the “Mass for Four Voices” by English composer William Byrd (1540-1623) and two settings of the Kyrie by German composer Hugo Distlet (1908-1942), at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Davis United Methodist Church, 162o Anderson Road. The singers are Lisa […]

Vanguard hosts economic development director

Elizabeth Cantwell, director for economic development at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will speak and answer questions from attendees at the Davis Vanguard’s eighth birthday celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The event will take place in the conference room at the University Park Inn and Suites, 1111 Richards Blvd. in Davis. Other speakers will […]

Get a sneak peek at documentary trailer

The Davis Food Co-op will welcome filmmaker Daniel Bruun for a screening of the trailer for his documentary, “Davisville 2013.” The evening will feature a short talk by Bruun and Co-op employee Lawrence “Mikey” Partida, the victim of the hate crime that sparked the documentary. The event will run from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. […]

‘A Most Wanted Man’: Superb espionage drama

“A Most Wanted Man” 4.5 stars Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright, Nina Hoss, Daniel Brühl, Vicky Krieps Rating: R, for profanity Newest John Le Carré adaptation evokes the best 1960s Cold War thrillers By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic John Le Carré continues to write gripping espionage thrillers, […]

Clyde Elmore: Art in the Wild

His day begins shortly after sunrise, or sooner, if he has a particular place in mind. Clyde Elmore is out on safari in Africa, looking for his favorite animal to photograph: the cheetah. “Cheetahs hunt by eye in pastures or open land where the grasses aren’t too high,” says the Davis photographer. “Sometimes, they’ll even […]

UCD professor Andy Jones named Davis’ new poet laureate

It’s hard not to run into UC Davis professor Andy Jones. On Monday nights, the English prof becomes the quiz master at de Vere’s Irish Pub, where he circles the crowded bar, microphone in hand, issuing questions to trivia fans. On Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m., Jones broadcasts his long-standing radio show, “Dr. Andy’s […]