‘The Santaland Diaries': It’s not easy wearing green

Check it out What: “The Santaland Diaries” Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento When: Through Dec. 29; 7 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 2 and 8 p.m. Sundays; 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23; 2 and  7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24 Tickets: $22-$38 Info: Call 916-995-5464, visit www.capstage.org Rating: For mature audiences What […]

December 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sundays at I-House pre-New Year’s celebration

Sundays at I-House will host a pre-New Year’s celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. The organization will kick off its third season of cross-cultural open-mic entertainment on March 2. The New Year’s party will feature multi-instrumental musician and singer Meri Superak, and JW & Friends […]

December 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Christmas concert at Covell Gardens

Bob and Donna Wren will give a Christmas Day performance of Mozart and Christmas songs on the piano, violin, mandolin and harp at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. This free performance is open to the public.

December 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

New Year’s Eve dance at Covell Gardens

A New Year’s Eve dance, featuring the Frank Oddo Band, starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. There will be refreshments and a balloon drop. This event is free and open to the public.

December 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear ‘One Hundred Apocalypses’ at Stories on Stage

“One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses,” a new collection of short stories by Lucy Corin, is a celebration of the extraordinary and the commonplace. There will be a reading from the collection at Stories on Stage Davis beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. Doors open at 7 […]

December 12, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Citizens Who Care concert tickets now on sale

Tickets are available now for the 22nd annual Citizens Who Care benefit concerts, “The Broadway Song Book of 1977,” which will be at 7 p.m Saturday, Feb. 22, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Capital Public Radio’s Stephen Peithman again narrates the show. The […]

January 17, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Christmas Jug Band to bring zany holiday fun to The Palms Playhouse

The Christmas Jug Band — “the kings of 100 percent acoustic folk-skiffle-swing holiday high jinks” — will bring their offbeat holiday cheer to The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18. The band — which features Northern California musicians Paul Rogers (of Those Darn Accordions), Austin de Lone (Elvis […]

December 12, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Creole-Cajun sounds come to The Palms

Two great Louisiana talents — Dirk Powell and Cedric Watson — join forces at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at The Palms Playhouse to explore the cross-currents of three Americana musical tributaries — Cajun, Creole and old-time Appalachian traditions. The Palms is at 13 Main St. in downtown Winters. Powell has expanded on the deeply […]

December 12, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

American Bach Soloists return with historic Handel oratorio ‘Messiah’

That’s the ticket Who: American Bach Soloists performing Handel’s “Messiah” When: 4 p.m. Sunday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $25-$54 general, $12.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 Since the Mondavi Center’s opening in October 2002, a December performance of the famous G.F. Handel oratorio “Messiah” has been something of a […]

December 12, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Holiday gift-giving made simple — and local

Organize a white elephant exchange? Limit gifts to home-made and/or consumable? Draw two names? Fill stockings? Every year at one of our November gatherings, we have a lively family discussion about holiday gift-giving. I’m especially pleased with this year’s decision: no gifts at all. Instead, we each concentrate on making a special dish for the Christmas […]

December 12, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DHS choral groups, ensemble team up to perform part of Handel’s ‘Messiah’

Check it out What: “Messiah” Part One by Davis High School choral groups and Baroque Ensemble When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20-21 Where: St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 for students, available at Watermelon Music, 207 E St. Three choral groups from Davis High — the Concert […]

December 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Joy to the jingle

Put some swing in your step with this year’s collection of holiday jazz By Derrick Bang Special to The Enterprise Bing Crosby, Mariah Carey and the Carpenters have their place during the holiday season, but if you really want to impress your mistletoe-smooching friends, dig into the Christmas jazz. Although jazz stars have recorded seasonal […]

December 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Cello rock band hoping to kickstart tour to help local muscians

Break of Reality, a cello rock band from New York, has created a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a music education tour around the country, which would include a stop in Davis. The band has partnered with 12 high schools to give free educational workshops and free public concerts in April and May in […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

RootStock offers music, food this weekend

Yolo Mambo — featuring the music stylings of Phil Summers, Catherine LeBlanc, Carla Campbell and Steve O’Neil — will be performing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters. From noon to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, RootStock will feature a taste of the […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,