Three bands heat up Sophia’s

Vikesh Kapoor, Widowspeak and Pure Bathing Culture will perform at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St. in downtown Davis. Kapoor, a stylized crooner, will be celebrating his newest album, “The Ballad of Willy Robbins,” which will be released Oct. 15. Tickets for this 21-years-old-and-over show are $7 in advance […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

A jazzman swinging to rhapsody and back

Hear him locally Who: Pianist Ahmad Jamal When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $25-$49 general, $12.50-$24.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2787 Special feature: The UC Davis Jazz Combo will give a free outdoor performance at 6:30 p.m. in the Corin Courtyard adjacent to the […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Five Three Oh! plays Thursday at winery

Davis-based acoustic trio Five Three Oh! will perform Thursday at Sundstrom Hill Winery for Wine’d Down Thursday. Relatively new to the Davis music scene, the group features Chris Pilon (guitar and vocals), Michael Ann Pedone Reilly (guitar and vocals) and Eileen Jaffe (vocals and kazoo). From folk to blues to original tunes, their wide-ranging mix […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DHS conductor Angelo Moreno nominated for a 2014 Grammy

As a father, a teacher and a musician, Angelo Moreno has a lot on his plate. However, the Davis music educator has found a way to make all of them work. He bridges his passion for music with a respect for the importance of family and relationships. “My job is my lifestyle,” Moreno said. “In […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Prisoners': We cannot escape our nature

“Prisoners” 4 stars Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Terrence Howard, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Melissa Leo, Dylan Minnette, Len Cariou Rating: R, for profanity, torture and disturbing violent content Riveting performances highlight cleverly crafted crime drama By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Revenge thrillers have become a violent — often tawdry — Hollywood […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West comes to Davis

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West will play at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. The band, stationed at Travis Air Force Base, has performed for thousands of listeners in live concerts and for millions worldwide via television and radio. The free concert […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Foraging for food, wine and a touch of fog

If you wake up on a brisk fall morning itching for adventure, you can hop on a train, ride by coach over the new Bay Bridge, and be sitting out on the San Francisco Bay at the Ferry Building in time for a late breakfast. Say a cup of Blue Bottle coffee and, from Acme […]

September 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Free concerts highlight Thursday Live!

Davis Odd Fellows’ Thursday Live! series of free concerts continues at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, with Calvin Handy and The Jazz Patrol featuring The Fabletone Vocalists and The Sacramento Blues Revue. The show is at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The shows are always open for all ages […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Common House to stage ‘Prelude to a Kiss’

“Prelude to a Kiss,” a play by Craig Lucas, will be performed over three weekends at the UC Davis Arboretum by Common House Productions. Show dates are Oct. 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27. All performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors. Parking is available for $8 in Visitor Lot 5, […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Youth Flute Choir taking new members

The Davis Youth Flute Choir begins the fall season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Davis Art Center. Signups for the choir are available through the Art Center at www.davisartcenter.org or by calling 530-756-4100. Advanced flute students in ninth through 12th grades are eligible to participate. The first rehearsal will be followed by […]

September 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Celebration of Life Arts Festival returns to Davis

On Sunday, Oct. 13, the Davis Cemetery and the UC Davis Arboretum will host the fifth annual Celebration of Life Arts Festival at Gallery 1855, 820 Pole Line Road. The open house runs from 1 to 4 p.m. with performances beginning at 2 p.m. The free festival features live music and poetry performances and includes a […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Rock musical, ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ highlight 2013-14 UCD theater slate

The UC Davis department of theater and dance’s 2013-14 season includes three productions directed by internationally renowned Granada Artists-in-Residence, three student showcases, one Shakespeare on a Shoestring class production as well as unticketed Institute for Theatre, Dance and Performance programs that open up the artistic process to the community. Opening Nov. 21 is “Spring Awakening,” […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Young Performers Theater to hold auditions for ‘Schoolhouse Rock, Live!’

Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers  Theater will hold auditions for “Schoolhouse Rock, Live!” at 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, with callbacks at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25. All are at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. The musical is directed and choreographed by Helen Spangler, with musical direction […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Free Zumba class set for children

A free Zumba Kids Jr. class will be offered from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place. Zumba Kids Jr. classes are a dance and play party for little feet. This program is for 4- to 6-year-olds to be themselves, learn to socialize, move to […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,