Actor’s training workshop to be held at Woodland Opera House

The Woodland Opera House is now registering students for an actor’s training workshop, Oral Interpretation for the Actor, which will run from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 11 through Feb. 8. Rodger McDonald will instruct the classes — open to teens and adults — at the theater, 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. For those […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Funk, dancehall party set at N Street Cohousing

Local funk sensation Big Sticky Mess and Ital Souls — featuring Sky-I — are set to play a house show at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at N Street Music Cohousing Common House, 716 N St. There is a $10 suggested donation. Refreshment sales will benefit the Uganda Children’s Scholarship Fund. This pairing was first […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Travis Brass band to play at WOH

Travis Brass — the multi-talented brass group of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West — will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St. in Woodland. From a standard march or traditional brass composition to jazz, ragtime and the popular music of […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

San Francisco Symphony returns to play Berlioz, Schumann and Dvořák

That’s the ticket Who: Van Pascal Tortelier conducts the San Francisco Symphony, featuring pianist Martin Helmchen When: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 (an “Inside Music” talk by Alexandra Amati-Camperi begins at 7 p.m.) Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $50-$98 general, $25-$45.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2787 On Friday, Oct. […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Davis artists part of ceramic art exhibition in San Francisco

Davis artists Rene Martucci and Donna Billick have been selected to show their work and complete artist hands-on demonstrations at the fourth Ceramics Annual of America from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20, at the San Francisco Civic Center Plaza. Billick’s Interactive Bee Workshop haven is a response to the colony […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Twain story featured on cable show

Ruth Chambers of The Chambers Street Theatre will take part in a televised reading of The Tarantula Story from “Roughing It” by Mark Twain, on Thursday, Oct. 17. The animation and artwork are done by Alex Silva Sadder. The live show is at 3 p.m. on Comcast Channel 15 and also will be streamed on […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Beer sales rebounding in tough economy

Let’s not kid ourselves: Beer sales have not exactly sparkled in the past few years. There have been several reasons for this, including the general economic conditions of the country. Oddly enough, brewers have long considered beer sales to be recession-proof; the idea is that although some drinkers drop out of the beverage market in […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Students’ pinhole camera works on exhibit

High school students from Davis High School and Da Vinci Charter Academy will present a pinhole camera exploration from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Art-is-Davis, 222 D St. in downtown Davis. These beginning photography students have been building pinhole cameras, writing manuals and taking a variety of interesting images with them. The show is […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Music fundraiser Festival on the Green features top-name performers

There’s a party in Central Park this weekend that’s been four years in the making. Music Only Makes Sense and the Davis High School Blue & White Foundation are hosting the first Festival on the Green from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Nine bands will perform on two stages in  Central Park in Davis. Scheduled to […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Foghorn Stringband, Bonanza King bring old-time country and Western swing to The Palms

Foghorn Stringband — deemed the “finest practitioners of American old-time music on the globe” by The Portland Mercury — will play their high-energy take on country and stringband music at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Bonanza King, a popular Winters-based Western swing and country band, will open […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Pride and Prejudice’ comes to life on STC mainstage

Check it out What: “Pride and Prejudice” Where: Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 23 Tickets: $31-$35 general, $26-$30 seniors, $12 students Info: www.tickets.com Published in 1813, Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” remains […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hey-Nows! perform at last Wine’d Down Thursday of the season

The last outdoor Wine’d Down Thursday for the season will feature a band new to the Sundstrom Hill Winery. The Hey-Nows! are an acoustic-electric band that merge a power pop attitude with an Americana sensibility to create engaging music for listeners of all ages. The band’s goal is to make the world a better place, […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Folk musicians jam on Fridays at Wyatt Deck

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 11 and 25, at the Wyatt Deck, on Arboretum Drive next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeeze boxes (you name it) […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sign up now for spring’s ‘Cinderella Enchanted’

Director Mindy Manville is accepting enrollment for the 2014 Mini-Musical, “Cinderella Enchanted,” which will begin once-weekly rehearsals from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center. Rehearsals will run once weekly and will culminate in a performance on Friday, April 18, on the Veterans’ Memorial Theater stage. This musical will be […]

November 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,