Get a Free CD with the purchase of your ticket! Didar has played guitar since he was knee high to a gopher (about 52 years). He has written 90 songs or so in the last six years as he retires from 38 years of running Guru Ram Das Orchards. His works have been featured at the Davis Co-Op over many of those years. About six years ago he started to frantically write songs, inspired by attending Richard Thompson’s guitar/songwriting camp in upstate New York. The songs attempt to make sense of life’s foibles and often drift into interesting spiritual metaphors. Read more at the link below.
Each month, the Davis Downtown Business Associationhosts a brown-bag lunch discussion with special guest from our community. This lunchtime forum gives downtown business owners and community members to meet people connected to our community and discuss issues that affect the success of Downtown Davis and Davis in general. The DDBA brown-bag event is held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 12:00pm (noon) to 1:00pm at the River City Bank conference room, 239 E Street, Downtown Davis.
We invite business owners and community members to join us for this special event honoring our newly formed city council on June 28, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm, at the Pence Gallery, 212 D Street in downtown Davis. Free appetizers, drinks and live music will be provided. Let’s give our City Council a warm welcome as this is the first opportunity for all 5 members come together to share their goals for the coming months. The current members include Mayor Brett Lee, newly elected Mayor Pro Tempore Gloria Partida, re-elected council members Will Arnold, Lucas Frerichs, and newly elected council member Dan Carson. We also wish to honor the efforts of the current City Council as we say goodbye to Mayor Robb Davis and Council Member Rochelle Swanson. Their hard work and thoughtfulness during their term is testimony to their commitment and dedication to our community. We are very excited to hear about the goals and aspirations our new council has to strengthen relationships within the community while establishing and maintaining Downtown as the primary business, entertainment, cultural and social hub of Davis. Let us know you’re attending by visiting our Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/211597606326553/
Manetti Shrem Museum’s Summer Season Features Northern California Debut Artists Susan Swartz & Andrea Chung Exhibitions on view June 30th through September 2nd, 2018 Public Opening Celebration featuring a conversation with exhibiting artists Susan Swartz and Andrea Chung, Sunday, July 15, 2-4 p.m. Manetti Shrem Museum. The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California, Davis, launches its summer season on June 30th with two exhibitions highlighting the university’s distinctive legacy of nurturing and exhibiting innovative contemporary art. Breaking Away: 2006-2018, Susan Swartz’s museum debut on the west coast, features new work straight from the artist’s studio. You broke the ocean in half to be here, San Diego artist Andrea Chung’s first traveling museum exhibition, highlights her inventive use of collage, printmaking, and photography to explore legacies of colonialism and migration. Breaking Away: 2006-2018, curated by Museum Founding Director Rachel Teagle, showcases Swartz’s development of a painterly style that results in lush surfaces sculpted from the subtle accretion of color. The exhibition is comprised of a survey of recent work that demonstrates a breakthrough for the artist—centered around a newfound synthesis and complexity in her approach to abstracting the natural landscape. “Swartz’s painting is as personal as her journey. A lifelong painter, she began focused work in the studio only after raising her family” notes Teagle. “Her work has progressed rapidly and this exhibition follows a series of solo exhibitions in major US and European art museums.” Andrea Chung’s practice finds unexpected intersections between materials, processes, and places that often investigate the histories of Caribbean island nations. You broke the ocean in half to be here, organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, includes collages, prints, videos,[...]