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Arts calendar

Galleries The works of Teresa Steinbach-Garcia shows at Gallery 1855, 820 Pole Line Road in Davis, through Jan. 29. Visit https://davisgallery1855.wordpress.com. “A Difficult Muse — Ann Wright,“ an exhibit featuring the work of Ann Wright, shows in the Tsao Gallery at the Davis Arts Center, 1919 F St., through Jan. 30. “A Family Affair” group show runs through Feb. 1 […]

Baldini to conduct Camellia Symphony in concert featuring bold new vocal concerto

Check it out What: Sacramento’s Camellia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christian Baldini When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 (with a pre-concert talk by Baldini at 6:45 p.m.) Where: Sacramento City College Performing Arts Center, 3835 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento Tickets: $30 general, $28 seniors, $15 students, $8 children under 12; www.camelliasymphony.org or 800-838-3006   Maestro Christian Baldini will conduct […]

Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre will premiere Davis Dance Project 2016

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre will premiere “Davis Dance Project 2016: Tools Dancers Use; Choreography & Improvisation” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, followed by two additional performances at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. All will take place at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop Studio Theater, 2720 Del Rio Place in Davis. This […]

Visual arts examined from a global perspective

The annual Templeton Colloquium, this year themed “Convergent Cultures/Convergent Image,” looks at communication through the visual arts from a global perspective. The public is invited to this free event, set for 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at the UC Davis Conference Center, Ballroom B, 550 Alumni Lane. Bridging the arts of Europe, Latin America and […]

Davis teens to show off their vocal chops in Davis Idol

The 2016 Davis Idol singing competition, hosted by the Davis High School Advanced Treble Choir, will take place at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22-23 (preliminary rounds) and Saturday, Jan. 30 (finals) in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. At the preliminaries, singers will attempt to impress the judges and audience — which […]

Thursday Live! presents Meredith Axelrod, Armstrong and Cary

Davis Odd Fellows’ Thursday Live! show welcomes back Meredith Axelrod on Feb. 4. Also playing that evening will be Bob Armstrong and Keith Cary. The show is from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Axelrod, who will open the show, is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist with a […]

California Clay Competition coming up soon

The Artery, home of the Artists’ Cooperative of Davis, has sponsored the California Clay Competition since 1990 to give California ceramic artists an opportunity to display their work during the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. Exhibition dates are April 29 to May 27 at The Artery, 207 G St. in downtown Davis. The […]

Coco Montoya brings sizzling blues-rock to The Palms

Guitar One Magazine calls guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya “the hottest southpaw in the blues” and raves about his “master touch and killer tone.” The Boston Globe states succinctly that Montoya’s music is “hot, blistering soul.” Local residents can hear what they’re writing about when Montoya performs at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters, […]

Holocaust survivor speaks to St. James students

Bernard Marks doesn’t pull many punches when he shares with schoolchildren what it was like to endure and survive the Holocaust. His memories — of a beloved teacher who was hanged before his eyes in the Lodz ghetto of Poland; of facing Josef Mengele on the selection ramp at Auschwitz — not to mention his photos and videos, […]

What’s happening

Ongoing * The city of Davis holds “Teen Open Gym” every Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. All teens in grades 9-12 are invited to drop in for a game of badminton or basketball. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment but some equipment is provided. Hours […]

New TALK session starts next month

TALK (Teach Another Language to Kids) welcomes elementary students back to a new session of learning American Sign Language, French or Spanish, and is excited to announce the expansion of its popular foreign-language program to Korematsu Elementary School when TALK’s winter/spring session begins on Feb. 1. TALK is a parent-led nonprofit that has offered foreign-language […]

January 15, 2016 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Ongoing * The city of Davis holds “Teen Open Gym” every Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. All teens in grades 9-12 are invited to drop in for a game of badminton or basketball. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment but some equipment is provided. Hours […]

January 08, 2016 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

City and school district issue call for mentors

In his 2015 book, “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis,” Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam offers compelling evidence about an opportunity gap that exists among America’s children. On one side are children from primarily two-parent households with incomes capable of covering the cost of things like after-school music and art lessons or private sports […]

January 08, 2016 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Citrus Circuits robotics team kicks off title defense

The world-champion Citrus Circuits robotics team officially begins its title defense this weekend. Team members — all of whom hail from Davis junior highs and high schools — will attend a kickoff event in Sacramento on Saturday where the 2016 FIRST Robotics Challenge, dubbed “FIRST STRONGHOLD,” will be unveiled. Students will be shown the game field and […]

January 08, 2016 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,
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