Calendar 2014-12-08T10:35:46+00:00

Stories on Stage Davis: Kelly Luce and Shruti Swamy @ The Pence Gallery | Davis | California | United States
STORIES ON STAGE DAVIS returns with another reading on Saturday, April 8th the Pence Gallery, featuring authors Kelly Luce and Shruti Swamy and performers Matthew Abergel and Victoria Goldblatt who will breathe life into literature with their reading. A master storyteller, Kelly Luce is the author of Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail, which won the 2013 Foreword Review’s Editor’s Choice Prize for Fiction. Luce transports readers to a Japan laced with magical realism—in one story that Stories on Stage Davis will present, a toaster transforms into an oracle and spits out toast that fortells one’s death. “Luce’s memorable characters can’t escape being transformed themselves,” says series co-director Elise Winn Pollard. “Often by the power of love and grief.” Also presented is Shruti Swamy, who lives and writes in San Francisco. “I was spellbound by Shruti Swamy’s story,” says Elise about Night Garden. “In which the narrator must confront death in the form of a cobra that enters her garden and threatens her—and the reader’s—sense of safety.” Swamy’s work has appeared in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2016, Agni, the Kenyon Review Online, the Boston Review, and elsewhere. STORIES ON STAGE DAVIS performances are held at the Pence Gallery in downtown Davis, 212 D Street. $10 donation recommended; $5 minimum. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the reading starts at 7:30 p.m. The authors will be on hand to sign books following the event. Now in its fourth year, Stories on Stage Davis pairs short fiction selections with regional actors who read them aloud to a live audience. The series accepts submissions of short stories 1500 to 4000 words in length and written or video resumes from actors interested in reading. For more information, visit storiesonstagedavis.com.
Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2nd Friday ArtAbout @ Various Locations
A monthly evening of open galleries and artists’ receptions at businesses, galleries and other art-friendly locations in Downtown Davis and beyond. Events occur year-round, are free and open to the public. Many venues include receptions, refreshments and opportunities to meet artists. Each venue has their own specific times. See the monthly 2nd Friday ArtAbout Guide and Map for specifics (available at the Pence Gallery and online at davisdowntown.com/2nd-friday-artabout during the week of the ArtAbout).
May 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2nd Friday ArtAbout @ Various Locations
A monthly evening of open galleries and artists’ receptions at businesses, galleries and other art-friendly locations in Downtown Davis and beyond. Events occur year-round, are free and open to the public. Many venues include receptions, refreshments and opportunities to meet artists. Each venue has their own specific times. See the monthly 2nd Friday ArtAbout Guide and Map for specifics (available at the Pence Gallery and online at davisdowntown.com/2nd-friday-artabout during the week of the ArtAbout).
Re-Computing Social Sciences: What Have We Learned After a Decade? @ Student Community Center | Davis | California | United States
All interested faculty, students, and community members are invited to a one day workshop on computational social science, hosted by the Institute for Social Sciences, the Department of Communication, and the Computational Communication Research Lab.
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2nd Friday ArtAbout @ Various Locations
A monthly evening of open galleries and artists’ receptions at businesses, galleries and other art-friendly locations in Downtown Davis and beyond. Events occur year-round, are free and open to the public. Many venues include receptions, refreshments and opportunities to meet artists. Each venue has their own specific times. See the monthly 2nd Friday ArtAbout Guide and Map for specifics (available at the Pence Gallery and online at davisdowntown.com/2nd-friday-artabout during the week of the ArtAbout).
Jun 10 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Taste of Yolo Food & Wine Festival @ Central Park | Davis | California | United States
An epic tasting event celebrating Yolo County’s farms, wineries, breweries and restaurants. We’re bringing you the best food, wine and beer to one place so you can eat and drink your way through Yolo County! Taste fine wine and craft beer! Watch cooking demonstrations by master chefs, Tanya Holland, Patrick Mulvaney and Fred Reyes. Taste olive oil, honey, fruit, meats, cheeses, nuts and much more! Sample cuisine from local chefs! General admission ticket holders receive admission to the park and food tasting. Wine/Beer Tasting ticket holders will receive a glass and a wristband (must be 21 or over and be able to show valid I.D.) for wine and beer tasting, in addition to food tasting. Early bird tickets on sale through 4/30.
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2nd Friday ArtAbout @ Various Locations
A monthly evening of open galleries and artists’ receptions at businesses, galleries and other art-friendly locations in Downtown Davis and beyond. Events occur year-round, are free and open to the public. Many venues include receptions, refreshments and opportunities to meet artists. Each venue has their own specific times. See the monthly 2nd Friday ArtAbout Guide and Map for specifics (available at the Pence Gallery and online at davisdowntown.com/2nd-friday-artabout during the week of the ArtAbout).
Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2nd Friday ArtAbout @ Various Locations
A monthly evening of open galleries and artists’ receptions at businesses, galleries and other art-friendly locations in Downtown Davis and beyond. Events occur year-round, are free and open to the public. Many venues include receptions, refreshments and opportunities to meet artists. Each venue has their own specific times. See the monthly 2nd Friday ArtAbout Guide and Map for specifics (available at the Pence Gallery and online at davisdowntown.com/2nd-friday-artabout during the week of the ArtAbout).
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2nd Friday ArtAbout @ Various Locations
A monthly evening of open galleries and artists’ receptions at businesses, galleries and other art-friendly locations in Downtown Davis and beyond. Events occur year-round, are free and open to the public. Many venues include receptions, refreshments and opportunities to meet artists. Each venue has their own specific times. See the monthly 2nd Friday ArtAbout Guide and Map for specifics (available at the Pence Gallery and online at davisdowntown.com/2nd-friday-artabout during the week of the ArtAbout).
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2nd Friday ArtAbout @ Various Locations
A monthly evening of open galleries and artists’ receptions at businesses, galleries and other art-friendly locations in Downtown Davis and beyond. Events occur year-round, are free and open to the public. Many venues include receptions, refreshments and opportunities to meet artists. Each venue has their own specific times. See the monthly 2nd Friday ArtAbout Guide and Map for specifics (available at the Pence Gallery and online at davisdowntown.com/2nd-friday-artabout during the week of the ArtAbout).
Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2nd Friday ArtAbout @ Various Locations
A monthly evening of open galleries and artists’ receptions at businesses, galleries and other art-friendly locations in Downtown Davis and beyond. Events occur year-round, are free and open to the public. Many venues include receptions, refreshments and opportunities to meet artists. Each venue has their own specific times. See the monthly 2nd Friday ArtAbout Guide and Map for specifics (available at the Pence Gallery and online at davisdowntown.com/2nd-friday-artabout during the week of the ArtAbout).