Jaoudi showcases her art in film

Davis resident Maria Jaoudi, a professor of humanities and religious studies at Sacramento State, will present a film about her paintings at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St. in Sacramento. A question-and-answer session will follow. Admission to the screening is free, but guests will need to pay regular […]

April 08, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ — another Marvel-ous hit!

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Four stars Starring: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Cobie Smulders, Maximiliano Hernández, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Jenny Agutter Rating: PG-13, for intense action violence Taut action thriller surmounts its comic book roots By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic This one’s […]

April 04, 2014 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Hear a staged reading of ‘Macbeth’

A staged reading of “Macbeth” kicks off Common House Productions’ “Fireside Trilogy” with performances at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, April 11-23, at 2737 Loyola Drive in East Davis. Closing out the trilogy are “Medea,” May 9-11, and “Doctor Faustus,” June 6-8. “Shakespeare’s tale of otherworldly manipulation invites the audience to witness one man’s descent […]

April 04, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Congressional art competition open to high school students

Calling all artists! Rep. John Garamendi’s office announces the annual Congressional Art Competition; he’s accepting entries from high school students who live in the 3rd Congressional District, which includes Davis. Last year’s winner was Henry Anker from Davis High School. The congressman will assemble a panel of local artists to review all artwork submitted, and […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Violinist helps raise funds for DHS Baroque Ensemble

Star violinist Rachel Barton Pine will appear at a fundraiser benefiting the Davis High School Baroque Ensemble at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Proceeds will help defray costs of the ensemble’s summer trip to Italy, which will include performances in several cities. On the violin, Pine […]

April 04, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Live figure-drawing sessions at Art-is-Davis

Art-is-Davis Co-op, 222 D St. in downtown Davis, hosts live figure-drawing sessions every week. Mondays (6 to 9 p.m.) are dedicated to short poses for gesture and fast studies, and Tuesdays (6 to 9 p.m.) are three-hour poses for portrait and full figure work. The first and third weeks of each month are clothed sessions […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sing Out! a tribute to Pete Seeger

The music of folk artist Pete Seeger will be highlighted at this week’s edition of Thursday Live!, a continuing series of free concerts held the first Thursday of each month at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and is open for all ages to enjoy. Donations are […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Drinking on the road not taken

When we decided to come back to California after nearly 20 years on the East Coast, my partner and I made a list of possible cities — based on things like walkability and access to art/music/books. Sebastopol was high on our list and we nearly moved there, but Davis won out. And we’ve never regretted […]

April 03, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Big ado coming to Davis this summer

The 2014 Davis Shakespeare Festival will feature Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” and “She Loves Me,” with the book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. The festival runs from June 26 to Aug. 3 at the Veterans’ Memorial Theatre, 203 E. 14th St. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays through […]

June 19, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Stellar bluegrass ensemble to play at The Palms

John Reischman & The Jaybirds — an award-winning five-piece American and Canadian bluegrass ensemble that combines breathtaking instrumental mastery, spot-on multi-part vocal harmonies and dynamic performances — will appear at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. The Jaybirds — John Reischman (mandolin, vocals), Jim Nunally (guitar, vocals), Trisha Gagnon […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear Hafter perform Friday

David Hafter from the band Wealth of Nations will play a solo show at Little Prague Restaurant and Bar, 330 G St. in downtown Davis, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Prelude’ opens Friday in downtown Woodland

A special monthlong art installation titled “Prelude” opens Friday at 610 Main St. in downtown Woodland. Chris Daubert, an artist and Sacramento City College professor of art, will be installing an experiential art piece consisting of 2,000 feet of hanging paper panels with rhythmic colored patterns cut into them. The patterns, which create a visual […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Morlix set to light up The Palms

Texas troubadour Gurf Morlix will play his acoustic country blues at 8 p.m. Friday, April 4, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Tickets are $20 and are available at Armadillo Music in Davis, Watermelon Music in Woodland, Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters and at the door if not sold out. For more information, visit […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear Neon Lite on Saturday at winery

Sundstrom Hill Winery will welcome Neon Lite back to the barrel room on Saturday, April 5, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The Davis band’s repertoire includes iconic songs by The Eagles; Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; The Beatles; and many others, all featuring the familiar harmonies from the 1960s and ’70s. Band members are Chris Stabenfeldt, saxophone […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,