Francisco X. Alarcon/ Ann Tracy/ Backwoods Jazz

Francisco X. Alarcon A noted Chicano poet and author is the featured speaker at UC Davis' School of Education's fifth annual Words Take Wing children's literature lecture. Today on Insight, you'll meet Francisco X. Alarcon and hear about his work. You'll also learn about the annual Words Take Wing event.

Francisco X. Alarcon speaks at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28th at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis. Information: (866) 754-2787.

Ann Tracy Artist Ann Tracy recently participated in the Nada Motel exhibit, which was a hit in Reno. The exhibit is about to open in Las Vegas. We'll talk with Tracy and exhibit curator Chad Sorg.

"Greetings From Nada Motel" opens at the Barrick Museum of Natural History and Culture, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The artists' reception is from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23rd. Information: (702) 895-3381.

Backwoods Jazz Backwoods Jazz reunites for a concert this weekend. You'll hear them perform live in our studio.

Backwoods Jazz performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23rd and Saturday, Jan. 24th at Off Center Stage, 315 Richardson St., Grass Valley. Information: (530) 271-7000.

Thursday, January 22, 2009