Sacramento Art Complex: a community within a community
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Sacramento Art Complex: a community within a community

Before longtime art gallery owner Barry Smith opened the new Sacramento Art Complex between K and 21st streets in Sacramento, he looked up the noun "complex" in a…

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Fourth Annual Afrofunk Festival returns to the Independent
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Fourth Annual Afrofunk Festival returns to the Independent

When Kenyan-born Victor Sila first came to America 15 years ago, he wanted to be a Michael Jackson or Babyface-style R&B singer. However, he was rejected by every…

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CD Review: Modern Guilt
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CD Review: Modern Guilt

The eighth studio release from the 38-year-old legend is as much a Beck album as any of its predecessors, meaning that you can't really expect anything in particular.…

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Movie Review: The Dark Knight
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Movie Review: The Dark Knight

Christopher Nolan gave new life to the Caped Crusader franchise with his 2005 adaptation Batman Begins. His second film about the comic book icon smashes all expectations of…

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ARTSWEEK
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ARTSWEEK

Editor's picks: The Dark Knight Opens Friday at Regal Davis Holiday 6 on F Street   The Zim-Zims, Joe Finkel, Mistlefinger Saturday, 8:30 p.m., $3 Delta of Venus

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French Film Festival hits Crest Theatre
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French Film Festival hits Crest Theatre

If the French language is the universal language of love, then movie lovers will fall in love all over again at this year's Sacramento French Film Festival. Created…

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The Zim-Zims perform Saturday in Davis
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The Zim-Zims perform Saturday in Davis

It's understandable, but it's stifling - Davis tends to house students throughout their college careers, but never for much longer. It's terrible for bands, in particular, which dissolve…

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DJ 101 at Groove University: scratching out a living and dancing to your own beat
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DJ 101 at Groove University: scratching out a living and dancing to your own beat

Ever wish to DJ at the famed Studio 54 in Vegas or dream about being an MC at the Hard Rock Café in Sacramento? Were you destined for…

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Mondavi Center to present, host summer music events
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Mondavi Center to present, host summer music events

Ever wish to DJ at the famed Studio 54 in Vegas or dream about being an MC at the Hard Rock Café in Sacramento? Were you destined for…

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ARTSWEEK
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ARTSWEEK

Editor's picks: Emily Jane White, Garrett Pierce Saturday, 10 p.m., $3-5, 21 Sophia's Thai Kitchen   Eat Skull, English Singles, Gonglians Tuesday, 7 p.m. Delta of Venus

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CD Review: Weezer, The Red Album
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CD Review: Weezer, The Red Album

It's been seven months since Weezer's lead vocalist River Cuomo's solo release, three years since Weezer released Make Believe and 16 years since Weezer's inception. After five albums,…

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Nelson Gallery to showcase regional art in newest exhibition
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Nelson Gallery to showcase regional art in newest exhibition

As a follow-up to 2006's Flatlanders exhibition, which presented the work of 46 artists residing in the Davis, Woodland and Sacramento areas, the Nelson Gallery is presenting its…

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Speaking through art
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Speaking through art

English is his second language and Russian is his first, but for the Moscow-born artist Ted Vasin, his native tongue is his art. Just don't ask Vasin to…

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Coldplay CD review
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Coldplay CD review

The past few years haven't been very kind to Coldplay. After selling nearly 50 million copies worldwide of their first two critically-acclaimed albums, the guys from London disappointed…

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Longtime owner of Armadillo Music passes away
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Longtime owner of Armadillo Music passes away

Music lovers in Davis know where in town to finger through a treasure trove of classic records. Offering a place to find music almost every day of the…

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