Free concert set Saturday at E Street Plaza

David Hafter and Friends — Chris Stabenfeldt and Eric Stitt — will perform a free concert from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, on the E Street Plaza in the 200 block of E Street in downtown Davis. The band performs folk rock and original sounds.

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local artist’s work on exhibit at Sculpture SLAM

Davis artist and teacher Linda S. Fitz Gibbon has a ceramic work included in The California Sculpture SLAM at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. This second biennial exhibition features 38 pieces selected by juror Coleen Sterritt from 303 works, by artists from Mount Shasta to Long Beach. Sculptures in the exhibition have been […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Rockabilly comes to Picnic in the Park

Jenny Lynn and Her Real Gone Daddies — Matt Dudman, guitar and vocals; Bart Van Der Zeeuw, snare drum; Jenny Lynn Williams, guitar and lead vocals; and Mark Eagleton, doghouse bass — will play their rockabilly music at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Picnic in the Park. This four-piece, Northern California band breathes life into classic […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Blue Jasmine': Superb study in self-delusion

“Blue Jasmine” 4.5 stars Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Peter Sarsgaard, Louis C.K., Michael Stuhlbarg Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity, mature thematic material and brief profanity Cate Blanchett owns this searing indictment of heartless American aristocrats By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic From the first scene, we can’t […]

August 09, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Mondavi announces ‘Just Added’ concerts

The Mondavi Center has announced five “Just Added” concerts, which are additions to the 2013-14 season. The new events — which will take place in December, February and April — will feature artists who have drawn big crowds at Mondavi in the past: Pink Martini, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the San Francisco Symphony, the Chieftains and Diana Krall.

Hailing from Portland, and featuring about a dozen musicians, Pink Martini is a multicultural musical adventure. The “little orchestra” was formed in 1994 by bandleader Thomas Lauderdale and soon developed an international following.

With its multilingual repertoire and flair with retro material …

‘The King and I’ hits all the right notes

Check it out What: “The King and I” Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento When: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $30-$74 Info: Call 916-557-1999, visit There is a sumptuous feast for all the senses currently gracing the Music Circus stage. One of Rodgers […]

August 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Acme’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is double the entertainment

In the know What: “Romeo and Juliet” Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. When: All-female cast: 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; traditional cast: 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $12 in advance or $14 at the door for adults, $10 in advance or $12 at […]

August 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Letting nature take its course

Dining at Greens in San Francisco several years ago, I was bewildered by the wine list, which consisted mostly of bottles from a lot of small wineries I’d never heard of. How to choose? I knew I wanted a red to warm up the cool Bay Area night, so I eliminated the rest. And then, […]

August 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Honeycutters bring alt-country to The Palms Friday

The Honeycutters, a fast-rising Americana band based in North Carolina, will appear at 8:30 p.m. Friday at The Palms Playhouse in downtown Winters. Tickets are $15. The group is the musical collaboration of singer/songwriter Amanda Anne Platt and guitarist Peter James. Their sound has drawn comparisons to such artists as Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris […]

August 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Center for Spiritual Living hosts musical performance

The Center for Spiritual Living, which meets at 1715 Anderson Road in Davis, presents a special musical service featuring vocalist Carol Manson and pianist Reggie Graham at noon Sunday. Manson and Graham will present “Divine Intuition,” featuring song, poetry, spoken word, dance and other spiritual offerings. This musical service is free to the public, although […]

August 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis native Andrei Baumann gives piano recital at Crocker Museum on Sunday

Pianist Andrei Baumann will give a recital at the Crocker Art Museum at 3 p.m. Sunday, featuring works by drawn from music written in France, Germany and American during the 1700s, the 1800s and the early 1900s. Baumann’s program will include the Sonata in E Minor, L. 61, by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757), the Sonata in […]

August 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Teen dessert cabaret benefits scholarships

Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre actors will perform their favorite musical numbers at the 17th annual Teen Cabaret at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. All tickets are $10, plus a $2 facility fee. The proceeds from this one-time performance will fund […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear live music at crafts fair

There will be live music at the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, in Central Park. From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the sounds of 1930s jazz will be heard from Ephraim George (clarinet), Ken Kemmerling (piano and vocals), Jason Votaw (drums) and David Carey (percussion). From 1:30 […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Paintings on display at Davis Senior Center

Throughout August, the Davis Senior Center hallway will feature a display of paintings, in all media. Artists highlighted this month are Donald Harting, Ann Privateer, Mary Ann Montague, Sandi Matthys, Sally Besser, Ruth Eisele, Rita Hoots, Ken Hoots and Mary Ann Davivier. Watercolor painters meet from 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays except in July […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,