See ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ at DMTC

The Davis Musical Theatre Company and Storybook Theater present the seasonal favorite “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” based on the prime-time animated TV special by Charles M. Schulz. The show is directed by Jeni Price and features the following local performers: Hugo Figueroa-Rojo (Charlie Brown), William Chan (Linus), Tomas Eredia (Pig Pen), James Cubbage (Schroeder), Jonathan […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sacramento Choral Society to sing ‘Home for the Holidays’ program

The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra — joined by the Sacramento Children’s Chorus — will present their now-traditional “Home for the Holidays” concert at Sacramento’s historic Memorial Auditorium, 15th and J streets. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. The program includes barbershop-style vocal entertainment in the lobby, a candlelight procession as […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Children’s Chorale to give free concert on Sunday

The Davis Children’s Chorale, led by Tania Mannion, will present a free concert titled “On With The Snow” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. in Davis. “Our young singers will be performing holiday favorites, in addition to songs related to wintertime and snow,” said Mannion. Included will be […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The California Honeydrops to play at The Palms

The California Honeydrops will show off their eclectic style at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Digging deep into the roots of American music, The California Honeydrops embrace the traditions of blues, gospel, second line-style New Orleans jazz and early R&B. Since their formation four years ago […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

RootStock to host holiday weekend

This weekend will be jam-packed with events celebrating the holiday season at RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters. On Friday evening from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Deux “K” 30 will be performing during the Sweet Treats Holiday Blues Stroll. Berryessa Gap also will participate, featuring the Charlie Wade Blues Band. On Saturday, there is a […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

See local artist’s work in multiple galleries

Local ceramic sculptor Linda S. Fitz Gibbon’s has a pop-up solo exhibit of ceramic “Inflatables” at the former Cup & Saucer at 610 Main St. in Woodland. An artist’s reception will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, as part of the First Friday downtown Woodland Art Walk. The work will be shown by […]

December 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘An Education’ to be screened Friday

“An Education,” a 2009, British/U.S. film directed by Lone Scherfig, will be screened Friday, Dec. 6, as part of the International Film Series. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 p.m. […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear Me & Him on Saturday

First Saturday at Sundstrom Hill Winery on Saturday will feature Me & Him, the guitar duo of Kurt Roggli and Martin Lewis who are well-known in the Davis music scene. The rich blend of their Martin guitars is a pure delight. Taking cues from Lewis’ Welsh roots, their music encompasses traditional Celtic tunes as well […]

December 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Actors shine in B Street’s ‘Not in the Stars’

What: “Not in the Stars” Where: B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., Sacramento When: Through Jan. 5 — Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 2 and 6:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 5 and 9 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $23-$35, $5 student rush Info: 916-443-5300, People have been asking […]

December 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Holiday music rings throughout Covell Gardens

There are five free musical events slated for December at Atria Covell Gardens, a retirement community at 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. All the events are free and open to the public. The Davis Youth Flute Choir will perform at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and they’ll be followed by the barbershop harmonies of […]

December 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Philomena': Grace and forgiveness

“Philomena” Four stars Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham, Anna Maxwell Martin, Barbara Jefford, Sean Mahon Rating: PG-13, and quite needlessly, for fleeting profanity Fact-based drama tugs at the heart By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Some of them sneak up on us. At first blush, “Philomena” seems the sort of […]

November 29, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Operatic soprano Leah Crocetto returns for Jackson Hall recital

Soprano Leah Crocetto — one of the vocalists in 2011’s “Rising Stars of Opera” concert at the Mondavi Center — returns to Jackson Hall at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in a recital with pianist Mark Markham. Crocetto and Markham will perform a diverse program with material incorporating texts in several languages. They will open […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Magic Fish’ brings fairy tale to life

Check it out What: “The Magic Fish,” When: 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $30 general, $15 children;, 530-754-2787 Pianist Lara Downes — whose family concerts have been featured at the Mondavi Center for years — will team up with several other artists […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Chorale to present ‘Christmas in the Americas’

The Davis Chorale, under the direction of Alison Skinner, will present a concert titled “Christmas in the Americas” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. The audience will be treated to celebratory selection of Spanish and English Christmas songs from North and South […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,