Friday, March 27, 2015

Millennials are changing our community

There has been a lot of discussion over the past few years about the Millennial generation (sometimes also referred to as Generation Y). The age range of Millennials varies depending on the source, but appears to be most easily recognized as those born between 1980 and 1999. What has struck me in learning about this […]

With new owner, DAC will Get Fit

Davis Athletic Club will change owners on Wednesday. Nick Walejeski of Get Fit Davis purchased the 24,000-square-foot facility at 1809 Picasso Ave. The new owner plans to continue leasing the Get Fit Davis space at 2795 Second St. The DAC facility will adopt the new company’s name. Current memberships will be grandfathered in, with an […]

Grant writing for non-profits workshop set

Anyone who struggles to find the right words or lacks the knowledge of how to successfully prepare and submit a grant proposal for a non-profit is invited to Yolo Federal Credit Union’s free Grant Writing For Non-Profits Workshop on Thursday, May 7, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at 501 G St. in Davis. The guest speaker is […]

Preview Art Studio Tour participants’ work at The Artery

From April 2 to 15, The Artery, as one sponsor of the Davis Art Studio Tour, will showcase many of the artists on the tour, scheduled for April 11 and 12. The public can come to The Artery, meet tour artists, preview artwork and enjoy light refreshments at the free reception, 7 to 9 p.m. […]

Smokey Brights to perform at Sophia’s

Smokey Brights with Aan will play at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St., Davis. Tickets are $5 at the door. Smokey Brights is known for 1970s-influenced rock and pop with well-crafted songs.

‘Deserted Destinations’ is April exhibit at Gallery 625

The landscape paintings of Andre Janitzky translates the solitary splendor of the open lands east of Davis, and the expanses of the Mojave Desert in “Deserted Destinations,” an exhibition opening Friday, April 3, at YoloArts’ Gallery 625 in Woodland. A contemporary oil painter from Davis, Janitzky has been exhibiting his work in the region for […]

Monticello announces April live-music shows

Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St., Davis, announces its April music lineup. Ricardo Rosales plays classical bassoon 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Also, a weekly wine tasting is hosted by “Wineaux” columnist Susan Leonardi. Wednesdays: George Sheldon & Sandra Carter play guitar and bass from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Bob Wren plays violin and octave […]

Point of Brew: About the beer and bicycling universe

Today, while driving east on Russell Boulevard I was scared to death by a bicyclist; he appeared to be texting while he wobbled out onto the cross-walk upon which, apparently, he had right of way allied to right of survival. He seemed to have no understanding of the universe in which he rode and specifically […]

DMTC hosting its sixth annual poker tournament

Davis Musical Theatre Company plans its sixth annual Texas Hold ’em Poker Tournament on Saturday, April 11. Buy-in includes dinner catered by Ludy’s (chicken, meatballs, wings, veggies and brownies), two non-alcoholic drinks, and two raffle tickets. A no-host bar will also be available with waitress table service. Registration and dinner begin at 6 p.m. and […]

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ makes for madcap evening

Classic comedy What: ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave., Winters Tickets: $12 general; $6 for seniors and kids under 12. Visit www.winters or call 795-4014 Two sweeter murderesses never existed. Aunties Abby and Martha Brewster just want to peacefully […]

Ray ‘Catfish’ Copeland Band plays Picnic in the Park

Ray “Catfish” Copeland Band brings its American roots music to Picnic in the Park from 5 p.m. to dark Wednesday, March 25. Davis Food Co-op sponsors the live music from local bands every Wednesday at Picnic in the Park, which runs through Oct. 28 at the Davis Farmers Market, Third and C streets, Davis. The […]

Downes new album celebrates 100th anniversary of jazz great Billie Holiday

Lara Downes’ new album, “A Billie Holiday Songbook,” was released on March 11, just in time for the 100th anniversary of Billie Holiday’s birth. Born on April 7, 1915, in Philadelphia, Holiday (often known as “Lady Day”) was a remarkable vocalist whose singular style with phrasing and tempo made her instantly identifiable. She also was […]

Piano devotee donates Steinway to Davis High, Lara Downes celebrates gift with benefit concert featuring music from new album

A venerable concert piano made a century ago by Steinway and Sons has been donated to Davis High School, and pianist Lara Downes will show off the instrument in a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in Davis High’s Brunelle Theatre, which will feature music from her newly-released album “A Billie Holiday Songbook.” […]

50 years after that long bus ride to Alabama …

On March 7, 1965, a group of marchers in Selma, Ala. — seeking to draw attention to the cause of voting rights for black Americans — tried to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

The unarmed marchers were beaten back by Alabama state troopers and county law-enforcement officers, using billy clubs and tear gas. Reports of the brutal confrontation were carried prominently in newspapers and on television, and the event got the nickname “Bloody Sunday.”

In the aftermath of that terrible day, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. called on pastors from communities around the nation, as well as others who …